Magic Online Announcements September 19, 2017

Posted in Magic Online on September 19, 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.

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Modern Cube is now available to play

Modern Cube events began September 6 and will continue to be available through Monday, September 25.

More information about Modern Cube, including the full cardlist can be found here.

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Commander 1v1 leagues changes

After tomorrow's extended downtime, the Commander 1v1 leagues will change from the friendly structure to the competitive structure. Please refer to Lee Sharpe's post here for further details.

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Treasure Chest and MOCS updates

Updates to Treasure Chests will be expanded upon in tomorrow's article by Lee Sharpe detailing the Magic Online release of Ixalan. Alongside this publication, Magic Online will also be releasing information to-do with the 2018 MOCS!

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No Premier Play this weekend due to Ixalan Pre-Release

There will be no Premier Play on Magic Online this weekend. Venture out and enjoy the Ixalan Pre-Release at your local game store! Don't fret though, Ixalan events will begin on Magic Online Monday, September 25!

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Ixalan events begin on Magic Online Monday, September 25!

Ixalan events will begin on Magic Online starting Monday, September 25! Keep an eye out tomorrow for Lee Sharpe's article detailing the changes that will come with the new release.

To view the Ixalan card gallery, click here.

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Magic Online Player Rewards

The Magic Online August Player Rewards (MOPR) card of Fatal Push will been granted tomorrow! As a reminder, Fatal Push will be the last promo card to be recieved directly. MOPR promos will begin to be awarded through Player Reward Packs. More information about this change can be found here.

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Legality technicalities update​

With the deployment of Ixalan during tomorrow's (September 20) extended downtime, the Magic Online team will also be updating the legality technicalities. This will include Standard being rotated, which will also bring new leagues, and the Legendary rule change will also take effect.

For more details about these updates please visit Lee Sharpe's Tumblr post here.

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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!

Events begin every Saturday at 8:00 a.m. PT, and run through Sunday. Check out this page for further event details as well as the weekend schedule.

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Extended downtime tomorrow, September 20

There will be an extended downtime (3 a.m. PT/10:00 p.m. UTC) tomorrow, September 20. The next regular downtime will be Wednesday, October 11.

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

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Build Notes

Collection |The August MOPR card of Fatal Push has been granted! You can find out the details here.

Play Lobby | An issue that would cause players that drop from an event before it begins to still appear in the Player List has been fixed.

Account Creation | Users are now informed of invalid passwords in all cases when creating an account.

General | Cavern of Soulsnow correctly interacts with casting creatures of the chosen type.

Account | Hazoret the Fervent now displays correctly as an Avatar.

General | Support for Ixalan cardset

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Ongoing and Upcoming Events

Head on over to our shiny new event calendar at MTGO.com/Calendar for an easy-to-digest breakdown of events happening all across Magic Online.

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