Magic Online Announcements May 16, 2017

Posted in Magic Online on May 16, 2017

By Wizards of the Coast

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Throwback to Combo Winter Gauntlet starts tomorrow, May 17

Randy Buehler's article last week introduced the details surrounding Throwback Standard Gauntlet 2: Combo Winter. With decks created as brutal weapons and promising no apologies, this event is sure to be an exciting venture for any Magic Online fan.

Find this event in the Limited Leagues area of the Magic Online play lobby and start playing May 17th at 10:00 a.m. (PT).


Team Draft Super League begins tonight!

Team Draft Super League is a live streamed event every Tuesday night, beginning tonight at 5:00 p.m. (PT). Randy Buehler and Matt Sperling explain the format, upcoming teams, and reveal round one's schedule in this convenient video.

You can watch Team Draft Super League every Tuesday night on our Twitch channel!


New Magic Online Format Challenges begin Saturday, May 20

Last week Lee Sharpe announced the Format Challenges taking place on Magic Online starting May 20th. With a new prize structure and a recurring weekend schedule, formats Modern, Vintage, 1v1 Commander, Legacy, and Pauper are even more enticing to play!

Events begin this Saturday, May 20th at 8:00 a.m. (PT).


Upcoming Standard MOCS Playoff on Saturday, May 20

The second quarter of competition in the Magic Online Championship Series (MOCS) culminates on May 20th for the second Playoff Event of the series! Big prizes, the chance to move up the MOCS Leaderboard, plus invitations to the Magic Online Championship and Pro Tour Hour of Devastation are all on the line in this event.

Learn more about the 2017 Magic Online Championship Series and how to qualify for future Playoff Events here.


Saturday Noon Sealed PTQ Preliminaries moved to 1 p.m. starting Saturday, May 20

Attention: the Sealed PTQ Preliminary held each Saturday, have been permanently rescheduled from noon to 1:00 p.m. (PT).

Learn more about Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers here.


Upcoming Sealed PTQ for Pro Tour Hour of Devastation on Sunday, May 21

Attention all Pro Tour hopefuls: a Pro Tour Qualifier (PTQ) is approaching! The weekly suite of Preliminaries on Thursday through Tuesday, May 18 through May 22, will take place at their normal times. We hope to see you in the PTQ Finals on Sunday, May 21!

Remember, you are no longer required to enter into the PTQ Finals immediately following the Preliminary that you qualified through, thanks to the redesigned PTQ system that Magic Online Events Manager Lee Sharpe announced here.

Learn more about Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers here.


Mirrodin Flashback Drafts coming next week

Keep an eye out for the Mirrodin Flashback Drafts happening next week, Wednesday May 24th at 10:00 a.m. (PT). 

Learn more about Flashback Favorites in Lee Sharpe's article here.


Khans of TarkirFate Reforged, Kaladesh, and Aether Revolt Redemption ending soon

Take advantage of Magic Online's Redemption feature and trade in your complete Khans of Takir/Fate Reforged card sets before 9:00 a.m. (PT) on May 31st and Aether Revolt/Kaladesh card sets before 9:00 a.m. (PT) on June 7th.

Redemptions purchased after downtime on May 24th will be processed on Wednesday, June 14th. 

Learn more about Magic Online Redemption here.


No Downtime tomorrow, May 17th

The upcoming downtime schedule is as follows:

Date Downtime Status
May 17 No downtime
May 24 Extended Downtime(3 a.m. PT/10:00 a.m. UTC)
May 31 No downtime
June 7 No downtime



Ongoing and Upcoming Events

Head on over to our shiny new event calendar at for an easy-to-digest breakdown of events happening all across Magic Online.


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