Magic Online Announcements, May 18, 2021

Posted in Magic Online on May 18, 2021

By Wizards of the Coast

Magic Online Announcements, May 18, 2021

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Strixhaven: School of Mages Redemption

Legacy Cube May 12–26

Strixhaven Season Alternative Play Calendar

Showcase Challenge Weekends

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtime June 2


Strixhaven: School of Mages Redemption

Strixhaven redemption will begin on May 12 with an availability guarantee until August 4. After that, redemption will be available only as supplies last. Strixhaven redemption will end completely on September 8.

Click here to view the updated redemption page.


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.


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. The 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.

Showcase Challenge Weekends

Players looking to prove their mettle against the best players in Magic Online will want to use their QPs to enter Magic Online Champions Showcase (MOCS) events such as the returning Showcase Challenges this weekend. These MOCS events are a set of linked events designed to highlight the best players on Magic Online each season, culminating in the Champions Showcase and its prize pool of $70,000 and a Set Championship invitation.

First up on Saturday, May 22, we have the Modern Showcase Challenge at 8 a.m. PT, and on Sunday, May 23, we have the Pioneer Showcase Challenge at 6 a.m. PT. Then next week on Saturday, May 29, we have the Vintage Showcase Challenge at 10 a.m. PT, and on Sunday, May 30, we finish things off with the Legacy Showcase Challenge at 8 a.m. PT. Each of these events requires 40 QPs to enter. The Top 8 finishers from each event will earn a qualification token to enter the appropriate Showcase Qualifier in August.

Learn more about Showcase Challenge 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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