Magic Online Announcements November 1, 2016

Posted in Magic Online on November 1, 2016

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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Kaladesh Standard Championship Qualifiers and Limited Championship Finals

The Magic Online Kaladesh Championships are coming up! Mark your calendar for the dates below and check out the full article for event details.

We hope to see you in the Championship!


Upcoming Kaladesh Standard Pro Tour Qualifier Final on November 5

Attention all Pro Tour hopefuls: a Pro Tour Qualifier (PTQ) is approaching! A Kaladesh Standard Pro Tour Qualifier Final will take place on this Saturday, November 5.

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.


The Year of Modern Flashbacks Continues with Innistrad and Dark Ascension Starting Tomorrow

It's 2016: The Year of Modern Flashbacks! If you want to build up a collection for Modern, these Flashback Drafts add everything you draft to your collection once the event is over. Even if Modern isn't your thing, you can enjoy a leisurely Draft through the planes of the past with rotating formats each week!

Dark Ascension-Innistrad-Innistrad Flashback Drafts start tomorrow and run until Wednesday, November 9 and are followed up by Magic 2012 Drafts. Get the full schedule here and mark your calendar for the formats you're most excited about!


Upcoming Standard MOCS Monthly Event on November 6

A Magic Online Championship Series (MOCS) Standard Monthly Event is coming up this Sunday, November 6! 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 November 6 for the latest Monthly Event! Learn more about the 2017 Magic Online Championship Series here.


Upcoming Extended Downtime on Wednesday, November 16

There will be an extended downtime on Wednesday, November 16, for Magic Online. Events close at 12:00 a.m. PT/8 a.m. UTC, and store activity and trades end at 2:45 a.m. leading up to the system coming down at 3:00 a.m. The system is estimated to return from downtime at 12:00 p.m.


Original Modern Masters Phantom Draft League

The draft experience of the original Modern Masters returns to Magic Online for one week only, November 9-16!

Running Time:

  • League StartsWednesday, November 9, 10:00 a.m. Pacific (UTC-8)
  • League Closes: Tuesday, November 15, 11:00 p.m. Pacific (UTC-8)
  • League Ends: Wednesday, November 16, 3:00 a.m. Pacific (UTC-8).

Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 10 Event Tickets
  • Option 2: 100 Play Points

Product: Magic Online will provide three Phantom booster packs from the original Modern Masters.
All boosters are Phantom product and will not be added to a player's collection at the conclusion of the event.
Structure: Draft, then play up to three matches at your convenience before the end of the event
Format: Draft


Match Wins Prizes
3 Wins 150 Play Points
2 Wins 100 Play Points
1 Win 40 Play Points
0 Wins 10 Play Points


Ongoing and Upcoming Events

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


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