Magic Online Announcements September 26, 2017

Posted in Magic Online on September 26, 2017

By Wizards of the Coast

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Every Tuesday, we round up all of the biggest Magic Online news for the Weekly Announcements Blog.

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Ixalan events are now available on Magic Online!

Ixalan events are now available to play on Magic Online! For more information about Magic Online's release of Ixalan, as well as the changes that come with the new set, visit Lee Sharpe's article here.

Have fun!

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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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Streamer Showdown this Thursday, September 29

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 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 an Ixalan draft! Here is the lineup for this Streamer Showdown:

1 p.m.. (UTC -7)

Name Twitch Handle
Caleb Durward CalebDMTG
LoadingReadyRun loadingreadyrun
Athena Froehlich Elantris
Gaby Spartz gabyspartz
Travis Sowers Semulin
Paul Judd Pires lookinglasself
David Murphy DaveSea
Ethan Saks LordTupperware

6 p.m. (UTC -7)

Name Twitch Handle
Emma Handy Em_TeeGee
Neal Oliver Nealoliver88
Melvin melvinthemuppet
Zane Sweetman zmagic94
Cameron Aldous Ilyon_
Teresa Pho squeethegoblin
Ian Suzuki scaldinghotsoup
Greg Sokol GMANSokol

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Standard PTQ this Saturday, September 30

Attention all Pro Tour hopefuls: A Pro Tour Qualifier (PTQ) is approaching! We hope to see you in the PTQ Finals on Saturday, September 30 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.

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Ixalan Sealed PTQ this Sunday, October 1

Attention all Pro Tour hopefuls: A Pro Tour Qualifier (PTQ) is approaching! We hope to see you in the PTQ Finals on Sunday, October 1 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.

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New Redemption process

Magic Online will now process redemptions every Thursday morning between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. PT. Redemptions will no longer be processed during downtimes.

If you want to redeem a set, make sure to purchase the appropriate redemption object from the Magic Online store before this time. To ensure your redemption order is processed, make sure each card in any sets you are trying to redeem is in your account, isn’t being used in league or tournament, and isn’t involved in an active trade when processing starts, or that entire redemption order will fail to process.

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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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Upcoming downtimes

There will be no downtime on Wednesday, September 27. The next two downtimes will be on October 11 (regular) and October 25 (extended, 3 a.m. PT/10:00 p.m. UTC).

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

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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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