Magic Online Announcements, May 3, 2022

Posted in Magic Online on May 3, 2022

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Magic Online Announcements, May 3, 2022

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Streets of New Capenna on Magic Online

Alternative Play for Streets of New Capenna Season

Caleb Gannon's Powered Synergy Cube Starts Wednesday

Showcase Challenge Weekends

Changes to MOCS Season 2 Announced

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtime June 1


Streets of New Capenna on Magic Online

Shimmy on over to the release article to learn all about Streets of New Capenna's Magic Online release. Also be sure to check out the updated Treasure Chest info page and the Streets of New Capenna redemption info below:

  • Redemption Begins: May 25, 2022
  • Redemption Reprint Guarantee Date: September 7, 2022
  • Redemption Cutoff Date: October 12, 2022

Alternative Play for Streets of New Capenna Season

Here's the schedule for the alternative play experiences you can expect during the Streets of New Capenna season. All events run for a week, except where noted:

  • May 4: Caleb Gannon's Powered Synergy Cube – This cube from popular content creator Caleb Gannon features Vintage Cube-level strategies with even sweeter synergies!
  • May 11: Modern Horizons 2 – We're bringing back Modern Horizons 2 Draft for two weeks! This will be non-Phantom, so it's your chance to nab a ritzy Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer, Urza's Saga, or even a Solitude!
  • May 25: Proliferate Cube – Our very own Carmen Handy is back with another energizing update to Proliferate Cube! You can count on this being one infecting experience!
  • June 1: Vintage Cube – We've bookended this calendar with Moxen! Vintage Cube is back, powered up with Streets of New Capenna, and will run for four awesome weeks of cubing action.

Caleb Gannon's Powered Synergy Cube Starts Wednesday

Popular Magic Content Creator Caleb Gannon has brought his very own cube to Magic Online! Powered Synergy Cube combines The Power 9 with a plethora of synergistic and flexible combo pieces that come together to create some amazing experiences! Caleb's Powered Synergy Cube runs from May 4–11 on Magic Online, and you can read all about it and check out the full card list in Caleb's announcement article.


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 future Championship invitation.

First up on Saturday, May 7, we have the Modern Showcase Challenge at 8 a.m. PT (15:00 UTC), and on Sunday, May 8, we have the Pioneer Showcase Challenge at 6 a.m. PT (13:00 UTC). Then next week on Saturday, May 14, we have the Pauper Showcase Challenge at 8 a.m. PT (15:00 UTC), and on Sunday, May 15, we finish things off with the Legacy Showcase Challenge at 8 a.m. PT (15:00). 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.


Changes to Season 2 MOCS Invitations Announced

As part of our Digital Premier Play announcement on Thursday, the following changes have been made to MOCS Season 2:

  • Starting with Season 2, both the winner and runner-up of the MOCS Showcase will earn invitations to the World Championship in 2023!
    • The winner of MOCS Showcase Season 1 in June will instead earn an invitation to the first Pro Tour of 2023.
  • Qualifiers and Super Qualifiers will now feed into the Regional Championships. These events are slated to start up again in July when tabletop's qualifying season begins.
  • MOCS Showcase Qualifiers and the MOCS Leaderboard will give invitations to the Pro Tour.
  • MOCS Showcase Opens will give invitations only to the winner starting with Season 2 (previously winner and runner-up).

Our next Premier Events will be Showcase Challenges on May 7–8. Full details are available at the links at the top of this blog.


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. Learn more about Premier Play qualification to get started today.

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.

NOTES:

  • Vintage and Standard Challenges are never pre-empted.
  • Saturday Legacy Challenges require 32 players and give prizes to Top 32.
  • Sunday Legacy Challenges require 64 players and give prizes to Top 64.

Check out the Magic Online Format Challenges page for further event details.


Next Downtime June 1

The next downtime will be June 1, beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing until noon. All times listed are Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7).

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