Masters Edition III Release Events

Posted in Magic Online on August 27, 2009

By Wizards of the Coast

On Monday, September 7 at 9:00 am PDT / 1600 UTC, Masters Edition III goes on sale in the Magic Online store.

NOTE: Masters Edition III becomes legal in ALL Classic-based Constructed formats following the August 26th downtime. The Classic-based formats are Classic, Tribal Wars (Classic), Classic with Vanguard, Prismatic, 100-Card Singleton, Pauper, and Freeform.

All Classic format Daily Events, Premier Events, and 2-player and 8-player constructed queues will have Masters Edition III added to their prize payout mix starting on Monday, September 7th at 9:00 am PDT / 1600 UTC.

Casual Drafts

On Monday, September 7 players will be able to play in casual Masters Edition III drafts in the Casual Draft room. These drafts will charge 0 tix, have 0 K-value, and will not pay prizes beyond players keeping the cards they draft. Queues will be set up for 4, 6, and 8 players.

Masters Edition III Release Events begin Wednesday, September 9 and will have 5 components:

Booster Draft Queues
Swiss Sealed Queues
"Top 8" Sealed Premier Events
"Top 8" Draft Premier Events
Masters Edition III Release Championship

Masters Edition III Booster Draft Queues

DURATION: Wednesday, September 9 (after the downtime) – Friday, September 18, 10:00 am PDT / 1700 UTC (last drafts start at 10:00 am PDT / 1700 UTC).

LOCATION: 8-Player Draft room

PRODUCT: 3 Masters Edition III booster packs

ADMISSION: 2 Event Tickets and the above product

PRIZE SUPPORT:

ME3 4-3-2-2 Draft

PlaceME3 boostersQPs
1st 41
2nd 30
3rd – 4th 20

ME3 8-4 Draft

PlaceME3 boostersQPs
1st 81
2nd 40

ME3 Swiss Draft

RecordME3 boostersQPs
3 wins31
2 wins20
1 win 10

The winner of each Masters Edition III booster draft will receive a Zodiac Dragon avatar.

Masters Edition III Swiss Sealed Flights

DURATION: Wednesday, September 9 (after the downtime) – Friday, September 18, 10:00 am PDT / 1700 UTC (last event starts at 10:00 am PDT / 1700 UTC). Swiss Sealed Flights operate on a queue system, with a new event beginning every time 16 players have joined the queue.

LOCATION: Sealed Swiss Queues room.

PRODUCT: 6 Masters Edition III booster packs

ADMISSION: 4 Event Tickets and the above product

PRIZE SUPPORT: Prizes are based on the total match points at the end of the tournament. Each match win awards 3 points and each loss awards 0 points.

PointsME3 boostersQPs
12153
9101
630

Players in each event will receive a Zodiac Dragon avatar. Players with 9 or more match points and the end of the tournament will also receive a Stangg avatar.

Masters Edition III "Top 8" Sealed Premier Events

DURATION: Friday, September 11, 10:00 am PDT / 1700 UTC – Friday, September 18, 10:00 am PDT / 1700 UTC (last event starts at 10:00 am PDT / 1700 UTC). "Top 8" Sealed Premier Events start every 5 hours. Each event will have a minimum of 64 players and a maximum of 128 players.

LOCATION: "Premier Events" room

PRODUCT: 6 Masters Edition III booster packs

ADMISSION: 4 Event Tickets and the above product

PRIZE SUPPORT:

PlaceME3 boostersQPs
1406
2305
3 - 4154
5 - 8103
9 - 1650
17 - 3230

Players in each event will receive a Zodiac Dragon avatar. The top 8 players will also receive a Stangg avatar and qualify for the Masters Edition III Release Championship.

NOTE: The regularly scheduled downtime will still take place on Wednesday, September 16th. There will be no Premier Events starting from 12:00am until after the downtime on that day.

Masters Edition III "Top 8" Premier Single Elimination Draft Events

DURATION: Friday September 11, 1:00 pm PDT / 2000 UTC – Friday, September 18, 8:00 am PDT / 1500 UTC (last event starts at 8:00 am PDT / 1500 UTC). "Top 8" Premier Single Elimination Draft Events start every 5 hours. Each event will have exactly 64 players.

LOCATION: "Premier Events" room

PRODUCT: 3 Masters Edition III booster packs

ADMISSION: 4 Event Tickets and the above product. The booster packs for the top 8 draft (3 Masters Edition III booster packs) are provided automatically.

PRIZE SUPPORT: Prizes paid as follows:

PlaceME3 boostersQPs
1206
2155
3 - 4104
5 - 863
9 - 1640
17 - 3220

Players in each event will receive a Zodiac Dragon avatar. The top 8 players will also receive a Stangg avatar and qualify for the Masters Edition III Release Championship.

NOTE: The regularly scheduled downtime will still take place on Wednesday, September 16th. There will be no Premier Events starting from 12: 00am until after the downtime on that day.

Masters Edition III Release Sealed Championship

START TIME: September 19, 9:00 am PDT / 1600 UTC

LOCATION: Premier Events room

PRODUCT: 6 Masters Edition III booster packs. The top 8 booster draft format will be 3 Masters Edition III booster packs.

ADMISSION: FREE – No Event Tickets or other product is required. This tournament is invitation-only.

PRIZE SUPPORT:

PlaceProduct PrizeQPs
1ME3 foil playset (4 complete foil sets)6
22 ME3 sets (1 standard, 1 foil)5
3-4ME3 foil set4
5-8ME3 standard set3
9-1612 ME3 boosters0
17-326 ME3 boosters0
33-643 ME3 boosters0

All who participate in the Masters Edition 3 Championship will get a premium foil copy of the Masters Edition 3 release card, Forked Lightning.

Although players may have multiple accounts qualified for the Masters Edition 3 Championship event, players are not permitted to own more than one account entered in the event. Players are not permitted to have secondary accounts played by another person. If a player is discovered to have more than 1 account playing in a Championship before, during, or after the event, appropriate penalties will be applied (including disqualification from the event with no refund of product or event tickets).

Playing on another person's account, selling your account, etc. are all violations of the Terms of Service. If you play in these, win, and expect to get your prize, be very, very sure you are on your own account. We do not recognize "I and a friend jointly own the account," "It's my brother's account but he gave it to me," or similar. The only exception is an adult may authorize a single dependent child age 13-17 to play on an account that adult has purchased.

A list of all players that have qualified for the Masters Edition III Championship will be maintained on the Wizards of the Coast web site. Players will be registered into the championship after the downtime on Wednesday, September 16. It will be the player's responsibility to make sure that they have been properly entered into this event and are able to join it PRIOR to the start of the Championship. If a player is qualified and is unable to join the championship, they will need to contact customer service for assistance.

For all Masters Edition III Release Events, Wizards of the Coast reserves the right to modify, reschedule, and/or delete any tournament if, in its sole judgment, tournament integrity has been compromised by an unforeseen technical issue.

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