Magic Online Announcements, September 11, 2018

Posted in Magic Online on September 11, 2018

By Wizards of the Coast

Magic Online Announcements, September 11, 2018

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Counters Are Getting a Revamp

PTQ Saturday and Sunday

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtimes September 26 and October 24


Counters Are Getting a Revamp

Do you run a deck that uses counters? If so, we have a treat for you! We're updating the look of the current counter system, so you can more easily identify what counters are being used. Egg counters, Despair counters, Pain counters, you name it, it is getting a visual update. To learn more about it and see what the counters will look like, check out this article by our client developer Christopher Bellach.


PTQ Saturday and Sunday

There will be a Standard PTQ this Saturday at 9 a.m. PT. Then on Sunday, there will be a Modern PTQ at 9 a.m. PT. The winner of each event qualifies for Pro Tour Cleveland and its associated Pro Tour Challenge.

Learn more about Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers here.


Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

The Magic Online Format Challenges continue every weekend for Modern, Vintage, 1v1 Commander, Legacy, and Pauper formats.

Pacific Daylight Time (-7 from UTC)

Start Time

Event Type

Saturday, 8 a.m.

Modern Challenge

Saturday, 10 a.m.

Vintage Challenge

Saturday, noon

1v1 Commander Challenge

Sunday, 8 a.m.

Legacy Challenge

Sunday, 10 a.m.

Pauper Challenge

Check out this page for further event details.


Downtimes September 26 and October 24

The next two downtimes will be September 26, 3 a.m.–noon PT/-7 from UTC and October 24, 3 a.m.–noon PT/-7 from UTC. Please note that there are no more 'extended' or 'normal' downtimes; in the new world with fewer downtimes, they're all the same length of time.

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