Magic Online Announcements, March 3, 2020

Posted in Magic Online on March 3, 2020

By Wizards of the Coast

Magic Online Announcements, March 3, 2020

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Banned & Restricted List Update Window

Hour of Devastation-Amonkhet Flashback Draft March 4–11

Limited PTQ Saturday

Modern PTQ Sunday

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtime March 25

Build Notes


Banned & Restricted List Update Window

On Monday, March 9, R&D will make an announcement regarding the banned and restricted list. Magic Online will implement the change on the following day at noon, March 10, at 12 p.m. PT.

When a card is banned or restricted, players using newly banned cards in leagues have until the Magic Online effective time to finish those league courses. At that time, any remaining players with newly illegal decks will be removed from the league with their entry option returned to their collection. If a card is unbanned or unrestricted, players can join existing leagues with decks containing those cards after the update.


Hour of Devastation-Amonkhet Flashback Draft March 4–11

Now this is a format with some eternal appeal. Hour of Devastation Flashback Draft starts tomorrow, March 4, and runs through March 11. In addition to the standard entry options of 10 Event Tickets or 100 Play Points, you can also enter this event with 2 Event Tickets plus 2 Hour of Devastation boosters, 2 Event Tickets plus 2 Amonkhet boosters, or 2 Event Tickets plus 1 Hour of Devastation booster and 1 Amonkhet booster. This event is Phantom—the cards you draft will not be added to your collection.

Note: In order to avoid a card-specific bug, we will be removing Heart-Piercer Manticore from the Amonkhet booster collation for this event.

Read more about this season's Alternative Play events here.


Limited PTQ Saturday

On Saturday, March 7, there will be a Limited PTQ at 7 a.m. PT! The set will be Theros Beyond Death, and the event will cost 1 Red Limited PTQ Token. You can also join with 40 MOCS Qualifier Points. The winner qualifies for their choice of events in Series 2 of the 2020 Players Tour in May.

Learn more about Players Tour Qualifier events here.


Modern PTQ Sunday

On Sunday, March 8, there will be a Modern PTQ at 9 a.m. PT! The entry fee is 1 Red PTQ Finals Token or 40 MOCS Qualifier Points. The winner qualifies for their choice of events in Series 2 of the 2020 Players Tour in May.

Note: North American clocks move forward on Sunday, March 8, so the event will begin at 16:00 UTC.

Learn more about Players Tour Qualifier events 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 Premier Play qualification, click here.

The Magic Online Format Challenges continue every weekend for Standard, Pioneer, Modern, Vintage, Legacy, and Pauper formats except when replaced by Showcase Challenges during scheduled Showcase Challenge dates. NOTE: The Vintage Challenge happens every weekend regardless of scheduled Showcase Challenges.

Pacific Time (-8 from UTC; -7 from UTC starting March 8)

Start Time Event Type

Saturday, 6 a.m.

Standard Challenge

Saturday, 8 a.m.

Modern Challenge

Saturday, 10 a.m.

Vintage Challenge

Sunday, 6 a.m.

Pioneer Challenge

Sunday, 8 a.m.

Legacy Challenge

Sunday, 10 a.m.

Pauper Challenge

Check out this page for further event details.


Downtime March 25

The next downtime will be on March 25, beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing until noon. All times listed are Pacific time (UTC-7).


Build Notes

Account | Users are again able to add other users to their Blocked List.

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