Magic Online Announcements May 23, 2017

Posted in Magic Online on May 23, 2017

By Wizards of the Coast

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Flashback Favorites 3x Mirrodin drafts starts tomorrow, May 24

Flashback Favorites are a selection of the most popular draft formats from Magic Online, with 3x Mirrodin being no exception. Drafts for this three-round league begin tomorrow, May 24 at 10 a.m. PT.

More information about Flashback Favorites can be found in Lee Sharpe's article here.

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Team Draft Super League is tonight at 6 p.m. PT!

Team Draft Super League is a live streamed event Tuesday nights on Twitch. Last week's premier was as insightful as it was entertaining! Tonight's stream will begin at 6 p.m. PT, make sure to join us.

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

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Throwback Standard Gauntlet 3: Early 2000s article goes live tomorrow, May 24​

Keep an eye out tomorrow for Randy Buehler's article regarding Throwback Standard Gauntlet: Early 2000s, starting May 31!

More information about Throwback Gauntlets can be found in Lee Sharpe's article here.


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1v1 Commander Banned and Restricted update tommorow, May 24

Tomorrow we will be announcing a Banned and Restricted update to 1v1 Commander on our Tumblr.

More information about 1v1 Commander can be found in Bryan Hawley's article here.

 

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Amonkhet Phantom Sealed MOCS Monthly on Saturday, May 27

Magic Online Championship Series (MOCS) Limited Monthly Event is coming up on May 27! Players can spend 35 Qualifier Points (QPs) to enter the event. The series will contain 24 Monthly Events, each of which qualify top players for one of the four Playoff Events. These Playoff Events qualify top players 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 27 for the latest Monthly Event! Learn more about the 2017 Magic Online Championship Series here.

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Amonkhet Sealed PTQ for Pro Tour Hour of Devastation on Sunday, May 28

Attention all Pro Tour hopefuls: a Pro Tour Qualifier (PTQ) is approaching! The weekly suite of Preliminaries on Thursday through Tuesday, May 23 through May 30, will take place at their normal times. We hope to see you in the PTQ Finals on Sunday, May 28!

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.

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Standard PTQ for Pro Tour Hour of Devastation on Monday, May 29

Attention all Pro Tour hopefuls: a Pro Tour Qualifier (PTQ) is approaching! The weekly suite of Preliminaries on Thursday through Tuesday, May 23 through May 30, will take place at their normal times. We hope to see you in the PTQ Finals on Monday, May 29!

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.

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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 31 and Aether Revolt/Kaladesh card sets before 9:00 a.m. PT on June 7th.

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

Learn more about Magic Online Redemption here.

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Magic Online Format Challenges back this weekend starting May 27

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 their second week Saturday, May 27 at 8:00 a.m. PT.


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Extended Downtime tomorrow, May 24

The upcoming downtime schedule is as follows:

Date Downtime Status
May 24 Extended Downtime (3 a.m. PT/10:00 a.m. UTC)
May 31 No Downtime
June 7 No downtime
June 14 Downtime (8 a.m. PT/3:00 p.m. UTC)

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Build Notes

General | Fixed a rare crash that occurred while navigating the client.

Collection | Increased width of “Add more to binder” field.

Leagues | Elimination Leagues now show the correct number of losses allowed before a course ends.

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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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