Magic Online Announcements, May 19, 2020

Posted in Magic Online on May 19, 2020

By Wizards of the Coast

Magic Online Announcements, May 19, 2020

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Magic Online Super Qualifiers

Cube Spotlight: Cultic Cube May 20–27

Ikoria Season's Cube Spotlights Announced!

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtime May 27


Magic Online Super Qualifiers

As part of our initiatives to give you more ways to play at home, we wanted to provide options for you to play at the highest levels for competitive stakes. Therefore, in light of the changes to the tabletop Players Tour Qualifiers announced earlier, we're adding a new series of qualifiers to Magic Online to provide additional ways for players to compete and qualify for upcoming Players Tour events: Magic Online Super Qualifiers. These online events will run alongside existing Magic Online Qualifiers and will continue to invite players to Players Tour Series 2 events.

Get event info here, read more about MTGO Super Qualifiers here, or check out the schedule below:

DATE

TIME (PDT)

FORMAT

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

11:00 a.m.

Limited

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

6:00 a.m.

Pioneer

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

1:00 p.m.

Limited

Thursday, May 21, 2020

7:00 a.m.

Legacy

Friday, May 22, 2020

7:00 a.m.

Limited

Friday, May 22, 2020

1:00 p.m.

Pioneer

Saturday, May 23, 2020

12:00 a.m.

Modern

Sunday, May 24, 2020

12:00 a.m.

Limited

Monday, May 25, 2020

7:00 a.m.

Modern

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

3:00 a.m.

Limited

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

11:00 a.m.

Limited

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

1:00 p.m.

Limited

Thursday, May 28, 2020

7:00 a.m.

Legacy

NOTE: All players are eligible to enter, including those already qualified for PT Series 2. If an already-qualified player finishes in the Top 2 of a Super Qualifier, that PT invite will not pass down.


Cube Spotlight: Cultic Cube May 20–27

The Cube Spotlight Series returns with two weeks of Cube Spotlights featuring offerings from CubeCon. Next up, from May 20–27, we're running Cultic Cube by John Terrill (CulticCubeon YouTube), creator of the Château Cube podcast. Cultic Cube is packed with exciting, thoughtful picks for engaging and dynamic gameplay, and you can read more about all the cube's deck archetypes and view the full card list here.


Ikoria Season's Cube Spotlights Announced!

Now that we're closer to the events, it's time to share what's going on with the upcoming Cube Spotlight-shaped holes in our Alternative Play calendar.

In partnership with the now-postponed CubeCon, we're going to be running two of their cubes in consecutive weeks coming up. Gwen Dekker's Dekkaru Cube is going to run from May 13 to May 20, and you can read all about that cube here, including a full cube list and a discussion of its major and minor archetypes. Immediately following that is John Terrill's Cultic Cube, running from May 20 to May 27. You can see John's article and cube list from Monday, May 18, and it's a must-read since it goes deep into the philosophy of cube design theory in general and the creation of Cultic Cube in particular.

Then we've got a week for the War of the Spark Encore drafts. (Remember, Encore drafts aren't phantom; you'll keep everything you draft!) They're sweet, but not news.

What is news is that, starting June 3, streamer and content creator Amaz will present his Peasant Cube! His article will be going up a few days before the event begins, and you can check it out then. In the meantime, you can watch Amaz stream Magic Online and other games on Twitch at twitch.tv/amaz.


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.

Magic Online's Format Challenges now 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: The Pauper Challenge is never pre-empted.

Pacific Time (-7 from UTC)

Check out this page for further event details.


Next Downtime May 27

The next downtime will be May 27, beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing until noon. All times listed are Pacific time (UTC-7).

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