Magic Online Announcements, October 13, 2020

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By Wizards of the Coast

Magic Online Announcements, October 13, 2020

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Zendikar Rising: Magic Online Edition

Eternal Weekend

Cube Spotlight: Proliferate Cube

Limited Split Championship Qualifier Sunday

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtime November 18

Build Notes


Zendikar Rising: Magic Online Edition

Zendikar Rising has arrived! You can read more about Zendikar Rising on MTGO in Alli's release article here, and you can check out the updated Treasure Chest contents here.


Eternal Weekend

If you missed last week's announcement about Eternal Weekend, make sure to read all about it here. Mythic Event Tokens (Legacy) are available right now for this weekend's events, and Rare Event Tokens (Vintage) will be available next Monday for the Vintage events.


Cube Spotlight: Proliferate Cube

Be the first to try out the latest addition to the Cube Spotlight Series: Emma Handy's Proliferate Cube! Emma's cube combines high-complexity synergies with an emphasis on combat math by using every kind of counter under the sun. There are even a few incidental combos thrown in for good measure. Proliferate Cube runs from October 14–21, and entry options are as follows:

  • Swiss League – 10 Event Tickets or 100 Play Points
  • Elimination Draft – 10 Event Tickets or 100 Play Points

Check out all the details and the full card list in Emma's announcement article.


Limited Split Championship Qualifier Sunday

On Sunday, October 18, there will be a Zendikar Rising Sealed Split Championship Qualifier at 7 a.m. PT! The entry fee is 40 MOCS Qualifier Points. The winner qualifies for the Zendikar Rising Split Championship on MTG Arena.

Learn more about Split 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 Premier Play qualification, click here.

Magic Online's Format Challenges now 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: The Pauper Challenge is never pre-empted.

Pacific Time (-7 from UTC)

Check out this page for further event details.


Next Downtime November 18

The next downtime will be November 18, beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing until noon. This is for the release of Commander Legends and is a change from previous announcements. All times listed are Pacific time (UTC-7).


Build Notes

  • Robber of the Rich no longer lets players play MDFCs exiled with its triggered ability as lands.
  • Skyclave Shadowcat's triggered ability will now correctly see itself dying, as long as it has a +1/+1 counter when it dies.
  • Akiri, Fearless Voyager can now correctly trigger multiple times per combat phases if its controller attacks multiple players.
  • Several cards that allow a player to reveal some cards from the top of their library and put one into their hand, notably including Tajuru Paragon, will now have a game log entry identifying the chosen card.

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