Magic Online Announcements, November 30, 2021

Posted in Magic Online on November 30, 2021

By Wizards of the Coast

Magic Online Announcements, November 30, 2021

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Innistrad: Crimson Vow on Magic Online

Modern Banned Gauntlet

Live the Dream Cube Season 3 Ends Tomorrow

Modern Horizons 2 Returns

Limited Super Qualifier Friday

Showcase Challenge Weekends

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtime December 15


Innistrad: Crimson Vow on Magic Online

Check out all the Magic Online release info for Innistrad: Crimson Vow in our dedicated release article. Be sure to also check out the updates to the Treasure Chest page.


Modern Banned Gauntlet

The Modern Banned Gauntlet arrives tomorrow! From December 1–8, players can choose a preconstructed Modern deck with a card we've banned in it and see how these "too good for Modern" decks fare against each other. Make sure to check out all the decklists in the accompanying article here.


Live the Dream Cube Season 3 Ends Tomorrow

The Spotlight Cube Series returns with Season 3 updates to David McDarby's Live the Dream Cube. Since its last showing, David has added cards from Strixhaven: School of Mages, Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, Modern Horizons 2, Innistrad: Midnight Hunt, and Innistrad: Crimson Vow! The cube ends tomorrow, December 1, and you can check out the full card list and read all about the archetypes in the update article.


Modern Horizons 2 Returns

While we currently have Vintage Cube up and running, it's time to bring back another fan favorite: Modern Horizons 2 Draft! We're bringing back the non-Phantom Draft League now through January 5 with the same prize structure and chance to open a Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer you know and love!

  • Entry Options:
    • 25 Event Tickets
    • 3 Modern Horizons 2 boosters and 4 Event Tickets
    • 250 Play Points
  • Prizes:
    • 3 Wins – 6 Modern Horizons 2 boosters, 2 MOCS Season 3 QPs, and a Competitive Trophy
    • 2 Wins – 2 Modern Horizons 2 boosters

Limited Super Qualifier Friday

On Friday, December 3, there will be an Innistrad: Crimson Vow Sealed Super Qualifier with a special start time of 2 p.m. PT (22:00 UTC). The entry fee is 40 MOCS Qualifier Points (Season 3), 40 Event Tickets, or 400 Play Points. The top two finishers qualify for the Neon Dynasty Championship on MTG Arena.

Learn more about Super Qualifier events here.


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 Set Championship invitation.

First up on Saturday, December 4, we have the Pauper Showcase Challenge at 8 a.m. PT (16:00 UTC), and on Sunday, December 5, we have the Legacy Showcase Challenge at 8 a.m. PT (16:00 UTC). Then next week on Saturday, December 11, we have the Modern Showcase Challenge at 8 a.m. PT (16:00 UTC), and on Sunday, December 12, we finish things off with the Pioneer Showcase Challenge at 6 a.m. PT (14:00). 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 December.

Learn more about Showcase Challenge events here.


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. NOTE: Pauper, Vintage, and Standard Challenges are never pre-empted.

New for MOCS Season 3: Pauper Showcase Challenges are held at 8 a.m. Saturday and do not pre-empt the Modern Challenge.

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


Next Downtime December 15

The next downtime will be on Wednesday, December 15, beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing until noon. All times listed are Pacific Standard time (UTC-8).

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