Odyssey Block (OTJ) Sealed Deck Tournament IV

Posted in Magic Online on June 29, 2009

By Wizards of the Coast

OTJ Qualifiers

Dates: Wednesday, July 1, 2009 through Tuesday July 7, 2009.

32 Daily Events will be designated OTJ QE's (Qualifying Events). Each OTJ QE will invite the Top 8 finishers to play in the OTJ Block Sealed Deck Tournament on Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 9:00 AM PST/1700 UTC.

Formats: Various (Limited and Constructed)

Cost:Constructed Formats – 7 Tix
Limited Formats – 3 Tix, plus Product

Prizes: Top 8 finishers of each OTJ Qualifier are invited to the Odyssey Block Sealed Deck Tournament. OTJ Qualifiers will NOT pay OTJ Product as prizes.

Odyssey Block Sealed Deck Tournament IV

START TIME: Saturday July 11, 2009 9:00 AM PST.

PRODUCT: 2 Odyssey Booster Packs, 2 Torment Booster packs, 2 Judgment Booster packs. Top 8 Booster draft. The booster draft format will be 1 Odyssey, 1 Torment, 1 Judgment booster per player.

ADMISSION: FREE – (No Tix, No Product, Invitation only)

PRIZE SUPPORT:

PlaceOdysseyTormentJudgment
1242424
2181818
3-4121212
5-8666
9-16444
17-32222
33-64111

All players who participate in the Odyssey Block Sealed Deck Tournament IV will receive a copy of the following previously released avatars: Flametongue Kavu (MTGO 2nd Anniversary), Akroma, Angel of Wrath (Chuck's Virtual Party), and Fallen Angel (2004 Holiday Events).

Although players may have multiple accounts qualified for the Odyssey Block Sealed Deck Tournament IV 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 Odyssey Block Sealed Deck Tournament IV will be registered into the championship after the downtime on Wednesday July 8. 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 Odyssey Block Sealed Deck Tournament IV Championship

If during the scheduled Odyssey Block Sealed Deck Tournament IV 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 July 12, 9:00 am PST. 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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