Zendikar Release Events

Posted in Magic Online on October 13, 2009

By Mike Gills

On Monday, October 19th at 9:00 am PDT, Zendikar goes on sale in the Magic Online store.

NOTE: Zendikar becomes legal in ALL constructed formats following the October 14 downtime. Zendikar block 2- and 8-player constructed queues will launch on November 6, 2009 at 9:00 am PST (1700 UTC).

All Standard Daily Events, Premier Events and appropriate 8-player constructed queues will have Zendikar added to their prize payout mix starting on Monday, October 19 at 9:00 am PDT (1600 UTC).

Standard 2-player constructed queue prize payouts will change to Zendikar on November 6, 2009 at 9:00 am PST (1700 UTC).

Casual Drafts

On Monday October 19, players will be able to play in casual Zendikar drafts in the Casual Draft room. These drafts will charge 0 tix, have 0 k-value, and will not pay prizes. Queues will be set up for 4, 6, and 8 players.

Zendikar Release events begin Wednesday October 21 and will have 5 components:

Booster Draft Queues
16-player Swiss Sealed Flights
Premier Swiss Sealed Events
“Top 8” Premier Zendikar Block Constructed Events
Zendikar Championship

NOTE: Players who live in areas that observe Daylight Savings Time, please be aware that Daylight Savings Time ends in the middle of the Zendikar Release Events, on November 1. If in doubt as to when any of these events actually begin, please check the event schedule from within Magic Online, which displays times based on your computer’s clock.

Zendikar Booster Draft Queues

DURATION: Wednesday, October 21 (after the downtime) – Last draft starts on Friday, November 6, 10:00 am PST (1800 UTC).

LOCATION: 8-Player Draft room

PRODUCT: 3 Zendikar Boosters

ADMISSION: 2 Tix, Product

PRIZE SUPPORT:

ZEN 4-3-2-2 Draft

PlaceZEN Boosters
1st 4
2nd 3
3rd – 4th 2

ZEN 8-4 Draft

PlaceZEN Boosters
1st 8
2nd 4

For Swiss events 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.

ZEN Swiss Draft

PointsZEN Boosters
93
6 2
3 1

The winner of each Zendikar booster draft will get an Ob Nixilis, the Fallen avatar.

Zendikar Swiss Sealed Flights

DURATION: Wednesday October 21 (after the downtime) – Last event starts on November 6 at 10:00 am PST (1800 UTC). Zendikar Sealed Swiss Flights are 4 rounds. Each event will have 16 players and will be run “on demand” – as soon as an event fills, another will open for sign-up.

LOCATION: Sealed Swiss Queues room

PRODUCT: 6 Zendikar boosters

ADMISSION: 4 Tix, 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.

PointsZEN Boosters
1215
910
63

All who participate in a 16-Player Sealed Swiss Flight will get an Ob Nixilis, the Fallen avatar. Players with 9 or more match points and the end of the tournament will also get an Armament Master avatar.

Zendikar Premier Swiss Sealed Events

DURATION: Friday, October 23, 10:00 am PDT (1700 UTC) – Last event starts on Friday, November 6 10:00 am PST (1800 UTC) or earlier. Premier Sealed Deck Events start every 5 hours. Each event will have a minimum of 64 players and a maximum of 128 players.

DURATION: 6 rounds. Play in all six rounds, win or lose.

LOCATION: Premier Events room

PRODUCT: 6 Zendikar Booster Packs.

ADMISSION: 4 Tix, 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.

PointsZEN Boosters
1840
1515
125
93

All who participate in a Premier Sealed Deck Event will receive an Ob Nixilis, the Fallen avatar. All players that finish with 15 or more points will receive an Armament Master avatar and will qualify for the Zendikar Championship.

NOTE: The regularly scheduled downtimes will still take place on Wednesday, October 28th and November 4th. There will be no Premier Events starting on those days until after the downtime.

Zendikar "Top 8" Premier Zendikar Block Constructed Events

DURATION: Friday, October 23, 2:00 pm PDT (2100 UTC) – Last event starts on Friday, November 6 10:00 am PST (1800 UTC) or earlier. “Top 8” Premier Block Constructed Events start every 7 hours. Each event will have a minimum of 33 players and a maximum of 128 players.

LOCATION: These swiss events take place in the "Premier Events" room.

PRODUCT: Zendikar Block Constructed deck.

ADMISSION: 8 Event Tickets

PRIZE SUPPORT: Prizes paid as follows:

PlaceZEN Boosters
120
215
3 - 410
5 - 86
9 - 164

All who participate in a “Top 8” Zendikar Block Constructed Event will receive an Ob Nixilis, the Fallen avatar and the top 8 players will receive an Armament Master avatar. In addition, the top 8 players will qualify for the Zendikar Championship.

NOTE: The regularly scheduled downtimes will still take place on Wednesday, October 28th and November 4th. There will be no Premier Events starting on those days until after the downtime.

Zendikar Championship

START TIME: Saturday, November 7, 9:00 am PST (1700 UTC)

LOCATION: Premier Events room

PRODUCT: 6 Zendikar Booster Packs, top 8 booster draft. The booster draft format will be 3 Zendikar Boosters.

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

PRIZE SUPPORT: Prizes paid as follows:

PlaceProduct Prize
1Complete ZEN Foil playset (4 sets)
21 Complete ZEN foil set & 1 complete ZEN non-foil set
3-41 complete ZEN foil set
5-81 complete ZEN non-foil set
9-1612 ZEN boosters
17-326 ZEN boosters
33-643 ZEN boosters

Players in the Zendikar Championship will receive a premium foil copy of the Zendikar Release card—Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle.

Although players may have multiple accounts qualified for the Zendikar Championship 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 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 13-18 to play on an account that adult has purchased.

A list of all players that have qualified for the Zendikar Championship will be maintained on the Wizards of the Coast web site. Players will be registered into the championship after the downtime on Wednesday November 4. 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 to get this corrected.

For all Zendikar Release Events, Wizards of the Coast reserves the right to modify, reschedule, and/or delete any tournament if, in its sole judgment, that tournament’s integrity has been compromised by an unforeseen technical issue and/or error in that tournament’s administration.

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