MTGO Championship's Weekend Schedule

Posted in Event Coverage on March 3, 2017

By Mike Rosenberg

Mike Rosenberg is a writer and gamer and has been part of the Magic text coverage team since 2011. He joined Wizards as organized play’s content specialist in June 2014.

Looking for a quick overview of the Magic Online Championship this weekend? Here's the basics, and what you can expect.

The Basics

The Magic Online Championship is a three-day tournament featuring sixteen players who qualified from 2016's Magic Online Championship Series events and its leaderboard for that year. The prize pool is $116,000, with last place getting a minimum of $4,000 and first place getting $25,000, plus Platinum status in the Pro Tour Players Club for the remainder of this season and the entirety of the 2017-18 season, plus an invitation to the 2017 Magic World Championship.

For more in-depth info on this event, including overviews on each of the sixteen competitors, check out my initial article from a few weeks ago.

The Coverage

This event is being covered differently than we've done it in previous years. Those who are familiar with the Vintage Super League will notice some similarities, as Randy Buehler and Athena Froehlich lead the live video team, bringing in a variety of commentators remotely. Maria Batholdi will be on site as well providing live interviews between the rounds.

If you're interested in hearing commentary from a caster, you can see the full schedule below.

Day 1

Round Play-by-Play Color
Draft Marshall Sutcliffe Chris Pikula
Round 1 Marshall Sutcliffe David Williams
Round 2 Chris Pikula David Williams
Round 3 Marshall Sutcliffe Reid Duke
Round 4 David Williams Reid Duke
Round 5 Chris Pikula Reid Duke
Round 6 Marshall Sutcliffe Chris Pikula
Round 7 Marshall Sutcliffe Chris Pikula

Day 2

Round Play-by-Play Color
Draft Marshall Sutcliffe Reid Duke
Round 8 David Williams Reid Duke
Round 9 Marshall Sutcliffe David Williams
Round 10 Marshall Sutcliffe Patrick Chapin
Round 11 Marshall Sutcliffe Patrick Sullivan
Round 12 Patrick Sullivan Patrick Chapin
Round 13 Reid Duke Patrick Chapin
Round 14 Marshall Sutcliffe Reid Duke

Day 3

Round Play-by-Play Color
Semifinals 1 David Williams Reid Duke
Semifinals 2 Reid Duke Patrick Sullivan
Finals Marshall Sutcliffe Patrick Sullivan

Be sure to tune in to twitch.tv/magic starting at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET/6 p.m. UTC to catch all the action!

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