Magic Online Announcements, September 3, 2019

Posted in Magic Online on September 3, 2019

By Wizards of the Coast

Magic Online Announcements, September 3, 2019

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Grixis Cube Ends Tomorrow

Modern Cube Starts Tomorrow

Team Modern Super League Winner

Format Playoffs Reminder

Legacy MOCS Preliminary Saturday

Modern PTQ Finals Sunday

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtime September 25


Grixis Cube Ends Tomorrow

The latest cube in the popular Spotlight Series ends tomorrow, September 4. It's Ryan Overturf's (@RyanOverdrive on Twitter) Grixis Cube. Pretend that green and white don't exist for one more day and draft a Cube with deep archetypes and deeper dives into the three (and a half) supported colors! Click here for a full card list and design article talking about the Cube and the details of its awesomeness.


Modern Cube Starts Tomorrow

The Modern Cube is a great way to try out all the iconic cards and synergies that shape one of Magic's most dynamic formats. Modern Cube can be found in the Limited Leagues section of the Play Lobby and will run through September 26, with the start of Throne of Eldraine events. Here are some words from Reggie Valk of Magic R&D about this year's Modern Cube:

"The guiding principle behind this last batch of changes was to introduce relevant cards from the sets that came out since [Modern Cube] was last updated (November 2018), which ended up including RNA, WAR, MH1, and M20. Aside from including a lot of the more obvious inclusions due to iconic status and Modern playability (like Urza, Wrenn and Six, etc.), I also tried to update the Cube to have some cards and strategies that align with popular Modern strategies currently, which is why things like Arclight Phoenix and Duskwatch Recruiter were introduced. I also was cognizant of the amount of planeswalkers in this cube as that has been its largest criticism by far, so despite WAR adding a lot of cool new PWs, the number stayed the same and, if anything, should only go down from here."

For event details, and to see the complete card list and the latest changes to it, click here. Happy Cubing!


Team Modern Super League Winner

Team Modern Super League has concluded with the final win claimed by MageMarket, a team consisting of Andreas Petersen, Thomas Enevoldsen, and Michael Bonde. If you missed the action, you can catch TMSL reruns on twitch.tv/magic/videos.

For more information and team rosters, click here.


Format Playoffs Reminder

The scramble for Format Points continues as Modern and Legacy Format Playoffs begin this weekend. To join, accrue 35 Format Points in Challenges and Leagues within a single format by its Playoff date—Modern is this Saturday, September 7, and Legacy is on Sunday, September 8, both at 8a.m.

The Magic Online Format Challenges continue every weekend for Modern, Vintage, Legacy, and Pauper formats except when replaced by Format Playoffs during scheduled Format Playoff dates.

Format Playoff events qualify you for the Format Championship in January that sends the top player to the Magic Online Championships and the tabletop Players Tour.


Legacy MOCS Preliminary Saturday

On Saturday, September 7, there will be a Magic Online Championship Series Preliminary event for the 2019 MOCS! The format will be Legacy, and things will kick off at 7 a.m. PT. MOCS Preliminaries are eight rounds of Swiss and require 35 Qualifier Points to enter. Winners will receive (among other prizes) an invitation to the MOCS Playoff event on October 5.

Note: This is the last Constructed MOCS Preliminary for Q3.

Learn more about MOCS events here.


Modern PTQ Finals Sunday

On Sunday, September 8, there will be a Modern PTQ Finals at 9 a.m. PT. The event will cost 30 Event Tickets or 300 Play Points. The winner will receive an invitation to the first Players Tour of 2020.

Learn more about Players Tour Qualifier events here.


Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Format challenges are the first step toward qualifying for premier play through your favorite Magic formats. To learn more about Format Focus events and premier play qualification, click here.

The Magic Online Format Challenges continue every weekend for Modern, Vintage, Legacy, and Pauper formats except when replaced by Format Playoffs during scheduled Format Playoff dates.

Pacific Daylight Time (-7 from UTC)

Start Time Event Type

Saturday, 8 a.m.

Modern Challenge

Saturday, 10 a.m.

Vintage Challenge

Sunday, 8 a.m.

Legacy Challenge

Sunday, 10 a.m.

Pauper Challenge

Check out this page for further event details.


Downtime September 25

The next downtime will be on September 25, 3 a.m.–noon PT/-7 from UTC. This is for the Throne of Eldraine content update.

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