Mirrodin™ Block (MD5) Sealed Deck Tournament I Magic Online

Posted in Magic Online on January 7, 2009

By Mike Gills

MD5 Qualifiers

32 Daily Events will be designated MD5 QE's (Qualifying Events). Each MD5 QE will invite the Top 8 finishers to play in the MD5 Block Sealed Deck Tournament on Saturday, January 17, 2009 at 9:00 AM PST/1700 UTC.

DATES: Wednesday, January 7, 2009 through Wednesday January 14, 2008.

FORMATS: Various (Limited and Constructed)

COST:

  • Constructed Formats – 7 Tix
  • Limited Formats – 3 Tix, plus Product

PRIZES: Top 8 finishers of each MD5 Qualifier are invited to the Mirrodin Block Sealed Deck Tournament. MD5 Qualifiers will NOT pay MD5 Product as prizes.

MD5 XII Sealed Deck Championship Last Chance to Qualify Queues

After the completion of the scheduled MD5 Qualifiers we will run Last Chance to Qualify Queues for approximately 48 hours running from Wednesday January 14 after the weekly downtime (approximately 1:00 PM PST) until 1:00 PM PST Friday January 16, 2009.

These 8-player single elimination queues will award the 1st place finisher an invitation to compete in the Mirrodin Block Sealed Deck Tournament I. No other prizes will be awarded in these queues.

DATES: Wednesday, January 14 after the weekly downtime through Friday January 16, 2009 1:00 pm PST

FORMATS:

  • Constructed – Standard
  • Limited – ALA Sealed

COST:

  • Constructed Format – 4 Tix
  • Limited Format – Product only

PRIZES: The winner of each 8-player queue will qualify to participate in the Mirrodin Block Sealed Deck Tournament I on January 17, 2009.

Mirrodin Block Sealed Deck Tournament I

START TIME: Saturday January 17, 2009 9:00 AM PST/1700 UTC.

PRODUCT: Mirrodin Tournament Pack, 1 Darksteel™ Booster, 1 Fifth Dawn™ Booster. Top 8 Booster draft. The booster draft format will be 1 Mirrodin, 1 Darksteel, 1 Fifth Dawn booster per player.

PRIZE SUPPORT:

Place Mirrodin Darksteel Fifth Dawn
1 24 24 24
2 18 18 18
3-4 12 12 12
5-8 6 6 6
9-16 4 4 4
17-32 2 2 2
33-64 1 1 1

Although players may have multiple accounts qualified for the Mirrodin Block Sealed Deck Tournament I event, players are not permitted to have more than 1 of their accounts 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 the 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 13-18 to play on an account that adult has purchased.

All players that have qualified for the Mirrodin Block Sealed Deck Tournament I will be registered into the championship a minimum of 8 hours before the scheduled start of the event. 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 Tournament. If a player is qualified and is unable to join the tournament, they will need to contact customer service to get this corrected.

Important information regarding system crashes for the Mirrodin Block Sealed Deck Tournament I Championship

If during the scheduled Mirrodin Block Sealed Deck Tournament I the system crashes, 1 of 2 things will happen:

  1. The system will come right back up. In this case:
    • The event will continue and additional time will be given to allow players to finish the event
  2. If the system cannot recover the event and "finishes" (prematurely ends) the event, or a WOTC Tournament Coordinator must "finish" (prematurely end) the event within 2 hours of the events scheduled start time:
    • The event will re-created and start over from the beginning. Results from the previous event will not be carried over.
    If the event is still in its Swiss Rounds though not the final Swiss round and has been running for more than 2 hours:
    • The event will be considered canceled and will be rescheduled for Sunday January 18, 2009 9:00 am PST/1700 UTC. Results from the previous event will not be carried over.
    If the event is in the final round of Swiss play:
    • The results of the last completed round of Swiss play will be official and the top 8 players from Swiss play will be invited to participate in an 8-player Single Elimination Standard queue and play it out to determine the final standings.
    If the event is in the Top 8:
    • The results of the last completed round of Single Elimination will be official and the remaining players will be invited to participate in a queue of the correct designated size (8, 4, or 2) and play out to determine the final standings.

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