Magic Online Announcements May 3, 2017

Posted in Magic Online on May 3, 2017

By Nicholas Wolfram

Nicholas Wolfram fell promptly in love with tabletop and video games when he was only two years old, and he has been writing about them since he figured out how words worked. Now he puts together words about Magic, which he started playing way back in 2000.

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Upcoming Standard MOCS Monthly on Saturday, May 6

A Magic Online Championship Series (MOCS) Standard Monthly Event is coming up on May 6! Players can spend 35 Qualifier Points (QPs) to enter the event. Players with 6 or more match wins in the 8 rounds advance to a MOCS Playoff event on August 5. MOCS Playoff events qualify top finishers for the Magic Online Championship, a Pro Tour, and the Pro Tour Challenge event at that Pro Tour.

Monthly and Playoff Events also award top players MOCS Leaderboard Points for the year as a whole. Top players on the Leaderboard at the end of the 2017 MOCS will qualify for the year-end Championship event.

We look forward to seeing you on May 6 for the latest Monthly Event! Learn more about the 2017 Magic Online Championship Series here.

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Upcoming Amonkhet Sealed MOCS Monthly on Sunday, May 7

A Magic Online Championship Series (MOCS) Amonkhet Sealed Monthly Event is coming up on May 7! Players can spend 35 Qualifier Points (QPs) to enter the event. Players with 6 or more match wins in the 8 rounds advance to a MOCS Playoff event on August 5. MOCS Playoff events qualify top finishers for the Magic Online Championship, a Pro Tour, and the Pro Tour Challenge event at that Pro Tour.

Monthly and Playoff Events also award top players MOCS Leaderboard Points for the year as a whole. Top players on the Leaderboard at the end of the 2017 MOCS will qualify for the year-end Championship event.

We look forward to seeing you on May 7 for the latest Monthly Event! Learn more about the 2017 Magic Online Championship Series here.

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1v1 Commander news is here

Bryan Hawley has delivered the news on how 1v1 Commander will be supported on Magic Online moving forward, including the banlist and other format details. Check it out!

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Draft Super League Preview Show coming next week

The May 16 debut of the Draft Super League is only two weeks away! If you need some help getting hyped (not sure why you would), check out the Preview Show next week. And if you want to help support the show, you can visit the Patreon here.

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The May MOPR Promo period is underway

The May MOPR period runs from April 26 to May 31. Here are the promo cards:

Event Promo

Archfiend of Ifnir

Store Promo

Unlicensed Disintegration

Play in one or more events during the May MOPR period and you'll get a non-premium Archfiend of Ifnir. Five or more and you'll get an additional premium Archfiend of Ifnir. Spend at least $20 total in the Magic Online Store during this MOPR period and you'll get a non-premium Unlicensed Disintegration. By spending $40 or more, you'll get an additional premium Unlicensed Disintegration.

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No downtime this week

The upcoming downtime schedule is as follows:

Date Downtime Status
May 3 No downtime
May 10 Downtime (8 a.m. PT/3:00 p.m. UTC)
May 17 No downtime
May 24 Extended downtime

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Ongoing and Upcoming Events

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

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