Magic Online Announcements, May 21, 2019

Posted in Magic Online on May 21, 2019

By Wizards of the Coast

Magic Online Announcements, May 21, 2019

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Magic Online Championship Winner

Vintage Cube Until June 6

Standard MOCS Preliminary Saturday

Limited MCQ Finals Sunday

Modern MCQ Finals Monday

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtime June 5


Magic Online Championship Winner

Congratulations to our new Magic Online Champion, Mattia Oneto! He had the least experience in the field, but that did not stop him from running the tables in the Top 4, winning $40,000 along with an invite to next year's finals and Platinum status in the Pro Club for the rest of the year.

You can find more coverage here along with winning decklists from Modern and Standard.


Vintage Cube Until June 6

That's right! Vintage Cube is almost back, and it's nothing like any other cube out there. It's simply overflowing with iconic cards from Magic's entire 25-year history, and you can draft the super-deck of your dreams now until June 6.

To see the full card list and most recent changes, click here.


Standard MOCS Preliminary Saturday

On Saturday, May 25, there will be a Magic Online Championship Series Preliminary event for the 2019 MOCS! The format will be Standard, and things will kick off at 7 a.m. PT. MOCS Preliminaries are eight rounds of Swiss and require 35 Qualifier Points to enter. Winners will receive (among other prizes) an invitation to the MOCS Playoff event on July 13.

Learn more about MOCS events here.


Limited MCQ Finals Sunday

On Sunday, May 26, there will be a Limited MCQ Finals at 7 a.m. PT. The set will be War of the Spark, and the event will cost 1 Limited MCQ Finals Token. The winner will receive an invitation to Mythic Championship Barcelona.

NOTE: Blue (Jace) Limited Finals Tokens will expire following the MCQ Finals on June 1.

Learn more about Mythic Championship Qualifier events here.


Modern MCQ Finals Monday

On Monday, May 27, there will be a Modern MCQ Finals at 9 a.m. PT. The event will cost 30 Event Tickets or 300 Play Points, and the winner will receive an invitation to Mythic Championship Barcelona.

Learn more about Mythic Championship 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. To learn more about Format Focus events and premier play qualification, click here.

The Magic Online Format Challenges continue every weekend for Modern, Vintage, Legacy, and Pauper formats except when replaced by Format Playoffs during scheduled Format Playoff dates.

Pacific Daylight Time (-7 from UTC)

Start Time

Event Type

Saturday, 8 a.m.

Modern Challenge

Saturday, 10 a.m.

Vintage Challenge

Sunday, 8 a.m.

Legacy Challenge

Sunday, 10 a.m.

Pauper Challenge

Check out this page for further event details.


Downtime June 5

The next downtime will be June 5, 3 a.m.–noon PT/-7 from UTC. This is the Modern Horizons content update, and the following downtime on Tuesday, July 2, will be for the Core Set 2020 release.

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