Magic Online Announcements October 24, 2017

Posted in Magic Online on October 24, 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! There will be no VSL next week on October 31, but the stream will resume the week after on November 7.

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


Flashback Favorites: 3x Innistrad begins tomorrow, October 25

Flashback Favorites: 3x Innistrad begins tomorrow after downtime! Join this even in the Play Lobby -> Limited Tournaments -> Leagues. Entry options include 12 Event Tickets, 3 of the appropriate boosters + 2 Event Tickets, or 120 Play Points

More information about Magic Online's Flashback Favorites can be found here.


Throwback Standard Gauntlet: Innistrad era coming soon

Throwback Standard Gauntlet: Innistrad era begins next week on Wednesday, November 1. Expect Randy Buehler's article to be published tomorrow on, including the Gauntlet's decklists.

More information about Magic Online's Throwback Standard Gauntlets can be found here.


Streamer Showdown is back this Thursday, October 26

There will be a new Streamer Showdown this Thursday. If you've never seen a Streamer Showdown before, they come in two eight-player events that feature some of the best and newcomer streamers in the community brawling it out on Magic Online. If you're trying to improve your game, Magic Online streamers are some of the best players out there—and some of the best teachers, too. Even if you're already a Magic pro, throw your support behind one of the competitors and cheer them on from their Twitch chat!

For this Streamer Showdown, the streamers will be taking on Flashback Favorites: 3x Innistrad! Here is the lineup for this Streamer Showdown:

1 p.m. (UTC -7)

Name Twitch Handle
Magic the Amateuring magictheamateuring
LoadingReadyRun loadingreadyrun
Athena Froehlich Elantris
Gaby Spartz gabyspartz
Travis Sowers Semulin
Jamie Topples jamietopples
David Murphy DaveSea
Mrs. Mulligan mrs_mulligan

5 p.m. (UTC -7)

Name Twitch Handle
Emma Handy Em_TeeGee
Paul Judd Pires lookinglasself
Melvin melvinthemuppet
Zane Sweetman zmagic94
Darin Keener FDTerritory
Teresa Pho squeethegoblin
Sascha Lüscher eheh_dude
Greg Sokol GMANSokol


Wizards R&D Stream this Friday, October 27

Join Paul Cheon and other members of Wizards' R&D team as they battle it out on Magic Online! Head over to our Twitch channel this Friday beginning at 12 p.m. PT to watch the madness ensue on stream.


Standard PTQ this Saturday, October 28

Attention all Pro Tour hopefuls: A Pro Tour Qualifier (PTQ) is approaching! We hope to see you in the PTQ Finals on Saturday, October 28 at 9 a.m. PT. There is no need to qualify through a Preliminary– simply join this event with 30 Event Tickets or 300 Play Points

Learn more about Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers here.


Ixalan Sealed PTQ this Sunday, October 29

Attention all Pro Tour hopefuls: A Pro Tour Qualifier (PTQ) is approaching! We hope to see you in the PTQ Finals on Sunday, October 29 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.


Ixalan Redemption begins on Magic Online, October 25

Ixalan Redemption begins Wednesday, October 25! Start filling out your digital Ixalan collection now if you're interested in redeeming it for a full paper set.

Learn more about the Magic Online Redemption Policy here.


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.


Extended downtime tomorrow, October 25

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).

In tomorrow's downtime any QPs earned from the 2017 MOCS will be cleared from your account, except those QPs earned on or after October 18.

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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