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