Magic Online Announcements October 17, 2017

Posted in Magic Online on October 17, 2017

By Wizards of the Coast

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Vintage Super League tonight

Vintage Super League (VSL) is live tonight at 5 p.m. PT on Twitch! VSL is a series of competitive Magic Online matches between Magic's most well known players.

Interested in the decklists being played on VSL? Decklists are updated weekly and can be found here.


Reminder: Use your 2017 QPs before reset

As a reminder, the last day to use your QPs from the 2017 Magic: The Gathering Online Championship Series will be on Saturday, October 21. Any QPs left on your account that were not earned after October 18, 2017 will leave your account during downtime on October 25. Those QPs earned after October 18 will remain in your account for the 2018 series. 


Standard MOCS Monthly this Saturday, October 21

Magic Online Championship Series (MOCS) Standard Monthly Event is coming up on October 21! Because this is the last MOCS Monthly event that you can use QPs earned during 2017, we have added an additional event. You can play in this event on October 21 at either 7 a.m. or 8 a.m. PT!

Players can spend 35 Qualifier Points (QPs) to enter. 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. 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 October 21 for the last Monthly Event for the 2017 series! Learn more about the 2017 Magic Online Championship Series here.


Ixalan Sealed PTQ this Sunday, October 22

Attention all Pro Tour hopefuls: A Pro Tour Qualifier (PTQ) is approaching! We hope to see you in the PTQ Finals on Sunday, October 22 at 7 a.m. PT.

You can enter this event using a Limited PTQ Finals Entry Token (Blue or Red) earned in a PTQ Preliminary.

Learn more about Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers here.


Triple Innistrad Flashbacks coming soon!

Flashback Favorites: Triple Innistrad begins October 25! You will be able to enter this event after extended downtime on October 25 and the event will run through November 1. Note that the Flashback Favorites and Throwback Gauntlet schedule has changed. Please refer to this article for the most up-to-date schedule.


Magic Online Format Challenges back this weekend

The Magic Online Format Challenges introduced a new prize structure and recurring weekend events for Modern, Vintage, 1v1 Commander, Legacy, and Pauper formats!

Pacific Daylight Time (for UTC, add 7 hours)

Start Time Event Type
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. Modern Challenge
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Vintage Challenge
Saturday, 12:00 p.m. 1v1 Commander
Sunday, 8:00 a.m. Legacy Challenge
Sunday, 10:00 a.m. Pauper Challenge

Check out this page for further event details.


No downtime tomorrow, October 18

The next two downtimes will be on October 25 (extended, 3 a.m. PT/10:00 p.m. UTC) and November 15 (regular, 8 a.m. PT/4:00 p.m. UTC).

Follow Magic Online's Twitter account for live updates during downtime.


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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