Magic Online Announcements, May 11, 2021

Posted in Magic Online on May 11, 2021

By Wizards of the Coast

Magic Online Announcements, May 11, 2021

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Legacy Cube May 12–26

Proliferate Cube Ends Tomorrow

Strixhaven Season Alternative Play Calendar

Modern Qualifier Friday

Two Limited Qualifiers Saturday

Modern Super Qualifier Sunday

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtime June 2

May 12 Patch Notes


Legacy Cube May 12–26

For two weeks, we're reviving a cube that's been dormant for almost a full year. For those of you who love the power level of Vintage Cube without the huge spikes that come with actual power, Legacy Cube is the cube for you!

Check out the full card list and most up-to-date changes here.


Proliferate Cube Ends Tomorrow

Emma Handy's Proliferate Cube ends tomorrow, May 12! One of the most popular spotlight cubes from 2020 is back with an update you don't want to miss. You can counter on having a good time and read all about this latest iteration, including a full card list, in Emma's article here.


Strixhaven Season Alternative Play Calendar

Classes are now in session, with guest-lecture alternative play events available weekly. Each of these events begins on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Pacific time and continues for one week unless otherwise specified. Strixhaven season ends with the MTGO launch of Modern Horizons 2 in early June.

  • May 26: New to the Spotlight Cube Series – As usual for new spotlight cubes, we'll have more information as we get closer.

Modern Qualifier Friday

On Friday, May 14, there will be a Modern Qualifier with a start time of 2 p.m. PT. The event costs 40 QPs, and the winner will earn an invitation to the Strixhaven Set Championship event on MTG Arena.

Learn more about Qualifier events here.


Two Limited Qualifiers Saturday

On Saturday, May 15, there will be two Strixhaven Sealed Qualifiers with starts times of 3 a.m. (yes, early morning in the Americas) and 2 p.m. PT. Each event costs 40 QPs, and winners will earn an invitation to the Strixhaven Set Championship event on MTG Arena.

Learn more about Qualifier events here.


Modern Super Qualifier Sunday

On Sunday, May 16, there will be a Modern Super Qualifier with a start time of 7 a.m. PT. The entry fee is 40 MOCS Qualifier Points, 40 Event Tickets, or 400 Play Points. The top two finishers qualify for the Strixhaven Set Championship on MTG Arena.

NOTE: This weekend's events are the last chances you have to reach the Strixhaven Championship.

Learn more about Super 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 and provide excellent prizes for those looking to test their mettle in their favorite formats. To learn more about Premier Play qualification, click here.

Magic Online's Format Challenges run once on Saturdays and once on Sundays for each Constructed format! On weekends featuring Showcase Challenge events, the Format Challenge that starts at either 6 a.m., 8 a.m., or 10 a.m. Pacific time is pre-empted by the Showcase Challenge—Format Challenges scheduled at other times remain in place. NOTE: Pauper and Standard Challenges are never pre-empted.

Check out this page for further event details.


Next Downtime June 2

The next downtime will be on Wednesday, June 2, beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing until noon. This is for the release of Modern Horizons 2. All times listed are Pacific time (UTC-7).


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