Magic Online Announcements, March 19, 2019

Posted in Magic Online on March 19, 2019

By Wizards of the Coast

Magic Online Announcements, March 19, 2019

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Legacy Cube Begins March 27

Vintage Super League Playoffs

MOCS Schedule Updated

Notes for June 15 MOCS Open

London Mulligan Testing

Standard MCQ Finals Friday

Limited MCQ Finals Saturday

Modern Playoff Event Saturday

Standard MOCS Preliminary Sunday

Legacy Playoff Event Sunday

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtime March 27

Build Notes


Legacy Cube Begins March 27

Do you like that one card, from that one set, and you just never see it anymore? Fear not, Legacy Cube starts March 27, and you may see it again! Legacy Cube is full of some of the best cards from across Magic's history, working together in ways you can only experience in a Cube. And the fun doesn't stop for nearly a full month, ending April 25.

For more information on this update of the Legacy Cube, check out today's article from the designer, Paul Cheon.


Vintage Super League Playoffs

It's time for VSL Playoffs—don't miss your chance to get a weekly dose of ridiculously powerful Magic every Tuesday evening. The deck-building rules and tournament structure make it even more interesting and unpredictable. You don't have to play (or even understand) Vintage to enjoy VSL—in fact, it's a great way to learn more about one of Magic's deepest formats!

Check it out this Tuesday at 5 p.m. on twitch.tv/magic. Learn more about it (and see who's playing) here.

Ready to start playing? Grab a deck and join the Vintage League for matches any time or play for greater rewards with the Vintage Challenge every Saturday at 10 a.m. PT.


MOCS Schedule Updated

Looking for more information on future Magic Online Championship Series events? Well, good news! The MOCS schedule has been updated to reflect the future, not the past. The past is over. And that is not what calendars are for.

Find the updated calendar here, and the MOCS schedule, along with more information about the series, here.


Notes for June 15 MOCS Open

The MOCS calendar has had an Open on the books since the schedule was first announced last year. And we can now tell you: it's going to be Modern Horizons Sealed! This is the only Modern Horizons MOCS Open, and that means this will be the only major MH1 event to be run non-phantom. This makes it a great opportunity to collect these cards while earning Leaderboard Points, qualifying for the Mythic Championship, or even winning a coveted seat at the Championships themselves.

Entry options for the MH1 MOCS Open are 500 Play Points or 50 Event Tickets.


London Mulligan Testing

From April 10 to May 1, the London Mulligan will be the mulligan used on Magic Online. This mulligan is part of an experiment run by Magic R&D in their never-ending efforts to improve the game we all know and love. This will apply to all formats, in all events and casual games.

As MTGO is the best and largest way to play classic formats like Legacy and Vintage, this test will provide a critical mass of data to help R&D make a final determination whether to adopt this mulligan for Magic as a whole. And importantly, it will allow Mythic Championship competitors to practice their Modern game under the same conditions that they'll face in London.


Standard MCQ Finals Friday

On Friday, March 22, there will be a Standard MCQ Finals at 9 a.m. PT. The event will cost 30 Event Tickets or 300 Play Points. The winner will receive invitations to Mythic Championship Barcelona.

Learn more about Mythic Championship Qualifier events here.


Limited MCQ Finals Saturday

On Saturday, March 23, there will be a Limited MCQ Finals at 7 a.m. PT. The set will be Ravnica Allegiance, and the event will cost 1 Limited MCQ Finals Token. The winner will receive an invitation to Mythic Championship Barcelona.

Learn more about Mythic Championship Qualifier events here.


Modern Playoff Event Saturday

This Saturday, March 23, there will be a Format Playoff on Magic Online. It will begin at 8 a.m. PT, and the format will be Modern. The event requires 35 Format Points in the event's format to enter. Top winners receive prizes along with an invitation to the associated format's Championship.

Learn more about Format Playoffs here.


Standard MOCS Preliminary Sunday

On Sunday, March 24, there will be a Magic Online Championship Series Preliminary event for the 2019 MOCS! The format will be Standard, and things will kick off at 7 a.m. PT. MOCS Preliminaries are eight rounds of Swiss and require 35 Qualifier Points to enter. Winners will receive (among other prizes) invitations to a MOCS Playoff event.

Learn more about MOCS events here.


Legacy Playoff Event Sunday

This Sunday, March 24, there will be a Format Playoff on Magic Online. It will begin at 8 a.m. PT, and the format will be Legacy. The event requires 35 Format Points in the event's format to enter. Top winners receive prizes along with an invitation to the associated format's Championship.

Learn more about Format Playoffs here.


Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Format challenges are the first step toward qualifying for premier play through your favorite Magic formats. To learn more about Format Focus events and premier play qualification, click here.

The Magic Online Format Challenges continue every weekend for Modern, Vintage, Legacy, and Pauper formats except when replaced by Format Playoffs during scheduled Format Playoff dates.

Pacific Daylight Time (-7 from UTC)

Start Time

Event Type

Saturday, 8 a.m.

Modern Challenge

Saturday, 10 a.m.

Vintage Challenge

Sunday, 8 a.m.

Legacy Challenge

Sunday, 10 a.m.

Pauper Challenge

Check out this page for further event details.


Downtime March 27

The next downtime will be March 27, 3 a.m.–noon PT/-8 from UTC.


Build Notes

Collection | Players can now create multiple copies of the same deck without an error message preventing them from doing so.

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