Introducing the 2020 Magic Online Premier Play Program

The updated 2020 Magic Online Premier Play Program combines the previous Players Tour Qualifier system and the Magic Online Championship Series into a more versatile, seasonal system that gives players more flexibility over how they participate.

Whether you want to focus on a single format or dabble in a variety of event types, whether you want to qualify for the Split Championship or the end-of-season Magic Online Champions Showcase and a share of its $70,000 prize pool and Players Tour Finals invitation, now more than ever you can play your way with 2020 Magic Online Premier Play Program.

The full details can be found below.

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MTGO Premier Play Seasons

The new MTGO Premier Play Program splits the year into seasons of roughly seventeen weeks each.During each season, you'll earn Qualifier Points which can be used to join Split Championship Qualifier events and Champions Showcase events, both of which provide a link to the tabletop Magic Split Championship.At the end of the season, we'll reset the Qualifier Points in players' accounts and then start the next season.

  • Season 1 of the 2020 MTGO Premier Play Program begins Tuesday, December 10, 2019 and ends Wednesday, April 15, 2020 with the maintenance downtime.
  • Season 2 of the 2020 MTGO Premier Play program begins Wednesday, April 15, 2020 and ends Wednesday, August 12, 2020. When seasons coincide with a maintenance downtime, the season will end at the start of that maintenance and the new season will begin when the maintenance is over. For season transitions that happen without a maintenance downtime, the transition will take place at 10:00 a.m. Pacific.
  • Season 3 of the 2020 MTGO Premier Play program begins Wednesday, August 12, 2020 and ends Wednesday, December 9, 2020 with the maintenance downtime.

Earning MTGO Premier Play Qualifier Points

During each Premier Play season, players will earn Qualifier Points (QPs) by performing well in various Magic Online events. The number of QPs earned will vary by event and finish as indicated by the various event types described below.

Players can use accumulated QPs to enter various Premier Play events over the course of the Premier Play Season as described in the Using Qualifier Points section below. At the start of each MTGO Premier Play Season, all unused QPs will be removed from players accounts and a new season will begin with its own Champions Showcase to qualify for!

Leagues and Queues

The most common way players will earn QPs is through Leagues and Queues. Performing well in these events will provide players with QPs that they can accumulate over the course of the season. Once a player has earned enough QPs, they can use them to join any upcoming Premier Play event in the current season.

For more information on these Magic Online event types, check the Events & Formats section of our online Game Guide.

Preliminary Events

These 5-round scheduled events are designed for players who prefer a more traditional tournament style and want to earn their QPs in in larger quantities at once. Players who finish a Preliminary Event with either 4 or 5 wins earn 40 QPs, enough to enter an upcoming Premier Event.

Preliminary Events are scattered across the week on a set schedule and include a variety of formats, including most major constructed formats and current sealed deck limited. The full schedule can be found below. Please note, however, that this schedule may be adjusted as needed. Updates will be announced the weekly announcements on https://mtgo.com/.

Start Times: As listed in the Preliminary Events Schedule
Format: As listed in the Preliminary Events Schedule
Product: A deck that matches the event's format
Location: The Constructed lobby that matches the format or the Limited lobby under Premier Events
Entry: 30 Event Tickets or 300 Play Points
Size: 16-256 players
Play Style: Swiss pairings
Duration: 5 rounds

Limited:

FINISH PRIZES
5 wins 600 Play Points and 40 Qualifier Points
4 wins 450 Play Points and 40 Qualifier Points
3 wins 300 Play Points

Constructed:

FINISH PRIZES
5 wins 600 Play Points, 12 Treasure Chests, and 40 Qualifier Points
4 wins 450 Play Points, 6 Treasure Chests, and 40 Qualifier Points
3 wins 300 Play Points and 3 Treasure Chests

Season 2 and Season 3 Preliminary and Challenge Schedule:

TIME (PT)

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

12:00 AM

Pioneer

Standard

Limited

Modern

Legacy

Pioneer

Vintage Challenge

1:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Limited

 

2:00 AM

 

 

 

 

Limited

Pauper Challenge

 

3:00 AM

Limited

Modern

Legacy

Pioneer

 

 

 

4:00 AM

 

 

 

 

Modern

Legacy Challenge

Modern Challenge

5:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Standard Challenge

Pioneer Challenge

7:00 AM

Modern

Pioneer

Standard

Standard

Legacy

 

 

8:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Modern Challenge

Legacy Challenge

9:00 AM

Limited

Limited

 

 

 

 

 

10:00 AM

 

 

 

 

Limited

Vintage Challenge

Pauper Challenge

11:00 AM

Legacy

Standard

Pioneer

Modern

Vintage

 

 

12:00 PM

 

 

 

Limited

 

Limited

Limited

1:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

Pioneer Challenge

Standard Challenge

3:00 PM

Modern

Pauper

Modern

Legacy

Pioneer

 

Vintage

4:00 PM

 

Limited

Limited

Limited

 

Limited

Limited

5:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6:00 PM

Limited

 

 

 

Limited

 

 

7:00 PM

Pioneer

Legacy

Vintage

Standard

Modern

 

 

8:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9:00 PM

Vintage

 

 

Pioneer

 

 

 

10:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Format Challenges

Held exclusively on the weekends, Format Challenges are Swiss-style scheduled events that feature a Top 8 playoff and provide a big tournament feel. These are great places to practice for Split Championship Qualifiers since the structures are similar with the added benefit of earning a good number of QPs if you do well.

Each format's challenges happen the same time each weekend on the schedule below. Players who do well in the Top 8 of each challenge will earn QPs they can use to join future Premier Play events.

Challenges will be divided into two prize structures based on the minimum number of players: large Challenges require a minimum of 64 players, and small challenges need at least 32. For Seasons 2 and 3, there will be two Challenges each weekend of each format. The Modern Challenge will each be large, while the Standard, Pioneer, Vintage, Legacy, and Pauper Challenges will be small.

Start Times: As listed by format above
Format: Standard, Pioneer, Modern, Legacy, Vintage, or Pauper
Product: A deck that matches the event's format
Location: The Constructed lobby that matches the format
Entry: 30 Event Tickets or 300 Play Points
Size: 64-384 players or 32-212 players
Duration: Swiss rounds based on attendance, then cut to Top 8
Prizes: Based on event size

64 PLAYER MINIMUM
FINISH PRIZES
1st 600 Play Points, 100 Treasure Chests, 40 Qualifier Points, and 1 non-foil set of the most recent Standard-legal set
2nd 600 Play Points, 75 Treasure Chests, and 40 Qualifier Points
3rd-4th 450 Play Points, 50 Treasure Chests, and 20 Qualifier Points
5th-8th 450 Play Points, 25 Treasure Chests, 10 Qualifier Points
9th-16th 300 Play Points and 10 Treasure Chests
17th-32nd 300 Play Points and 5 Treasure Chests
33rd-64th 150 Play Points
32 PLAYER MINIMUM
FINISH PRIZES
1st 600 Play Points, 100 Treasure Chests, 40 Qualifier Points, and 1 non-foil set of the most recent Standard-legal set
2nd 600 Play Points, 75 Treasure Chests, and 40 Qualifier Points
3rd-4th 450 Play Points, 50 Treasure Chests, and 20 Qualifier Points
5th-8th 450 Play Points, 25 Treasure Chests, 10 Qualifier Points
9th-16th 300 Play Points and 10 Treasure Chests
17th-32nd 300 Play Points and 5 Treasure Chests

For Seasons 2 and 3, here is the full list of ways to earn QPs:

SOURCE

RESULT

QPs

Draft League

3 Wins

2

Swiss Draft, Phantom Draft, or Sealed Deck Queue

3 Wins

2

Single Elimination Draft Queue

1st

3

2nd

1

Competitive Sealed League

5 wins

5

4 wins

2

3 Wins

1

Constructed League

5 Wins

5

4 Wins

2

3 Wins

1

Preliminary Events

5 Wins

40

4 Wins

40

Format Challenge

1st

40

2nd

40

3rd-4th

20

5th-8th

10

Note that before, during, or after a season, Wizards of the Coast reserves the right to adjust, change, or remove the method or rate at which QPs are distributed. Any changes will be announced at least one week prior to the change on https://mtgo.com/.

Using Qualifier Points for MTGO Premier Play

After collecting at least 40 QPs over the course of the season, the next step is to find the Premier Play event that is right for you. There are a few options to choose from.

For the Zendikar Rising Championship, there will be 12 Qualifiers and 6 Super Qualifiers. Both Constructed and Limited formats will be featured. This season's Qualifier Schedule can be found in the Premier Events table below.

Please note that each event in Magic Online has a maximum number of players (as indicated in the event details below) and events at the end of the seasons are likely to have more players. Once an event fills, no further entries will be allowed, so plan your QP usage accordingly.

Split Championship Qualifiers

Split Championship Qualifiers (SCQs) are the most common way for players to use their QPs. Each event costs 40 QPs and the winner of each of these Swiss-style Top 8 events will earn an invitation to an upcoming Split Championship event on MTG Arena (pending any restrictions outlined in the Entry and Invitations section below). Make sure to review the eligibility requirements below before participating in a Split Championship Qualifier.

Start Times: As listed in the Premier Play Schedule
Format: As listed in the Premier Play Schedule
Product: A deck that matches the event's format
Location: The Constructed lobby that matches the format or the Limited lobby under Premier Events
Entry: 40 QPs
Size: 33-672 players
Duration: A number of rounds determined by entries, Swiss pairings, each round up to 50 minutes, followed by a single elimination Top 8
Prizes:

FINISH PRIZES INVITATION
1st 900 Play Points, 200 Treasure Chests, and 1 premium foil set of the most recent Standard-legal set Split Championship (MTG Arena)
2nd 750 Play Points, 150 Treasure Chests, and 1 premium foil set of the most recent Standard-legal set  
3rd-4th 600 Play Points, 100 Treasure Chests, and 1 non-foil set of the most recent Standard-legal set  
5th-8th 450 Play Points, 50 Treasure Chests, and 1 non-foil set of the most recent Standard-legal set  
9th-16th 300 Play Points and 25 Treasure Chests  
17th-32nd 300 Play Points and 15 Treasure Chests  
33rd-64th 150 Play Points and 5 Treasure Chests  

Magic Online Super Qualifiers

Two invitations to the Split Championship in each event!

Start Times: As listed in the Super Qualifier Schedule below
Format: As listed in the Super Qualifier Schedule below
Product: A deck that matches the event's format. Product opened in Limited events will be added to players' collections.
Location: The Constructed lobby that matches the format or the Limited lobby under Premier Events
Entry Options: 

  • 40 Event Tickets (50 Event Tickets for Double Masters Limited)
  • 400 Play Points (500 Play Points for Double Masters Limited)
  • 40 Magic Online Qualifier Points (all Super Qualifiers, including Double Masters Limited)

Size: 129–672 players
Duration: A number of rounds determined by entries, Swiss pairings, each round up to 50 minutes, followed by a single-elimination Top 8 (Draft in Limited events)
Prizes:

FINISH PRIZES INVITATION
1st–2nd 900 Play Points, 200 Treasure Chests, and 1 premium foil set of the most recent Standard–legal set Split Championship (MTG Arena)
3rd–4th 750 Play Points, 150 Treasure Chests, and 1 premium foil set of the most recent Standard–legal set  
5th–8th 600 Play Points,100 Treasure Chests, and 1 non–foil set of the most recent Standard–legal set  
9th–16th 400 Play Points and 50 Treasure Chests  
17th–32nd 400 Play Points and 25 Treasure Chests  
33rd–64th 200 Play Points and 10 Treasure Chests  
65th-128th 100 Play Points  

The Magic Online Champions Showcase

Players looking to prove their mettle against the best players in Magic Online will want to use their QPs to enter Magic Online Champions Showcase (MOCS) events. MOCS is a set of linked tournaments designed to highlight the best players on Magic Online each season, culminating in the Champions Showcase and its prize pool of $70,000 and Players Tour Finals invitation.

Showcase Challenges

Showcase Challenges are the first step in the Champions Showcase path. Three times per season the following Weekend Challenges will be replaced with a Showcase Challenge. For Seasons 2 and 3, these formats are Standard, Pioneer, Modern, Legacy, and Vintage. In addition, we will add a Limited Challenge for players who prefer limited play over constructed play.

Each of these events require 40 QPs to enter. The Top 8 finishers from each event will earn a qualification token to enter the appropriate Showcase Qualifier, in addition to the prizes outlined below.

Start Times: As listed in the Premier Play Schedule
Format: As listed in the Premier Play Schedule
Product: A deck that matches the event's format or 6 boosters of a recent Magic set, with 3 extra boosters for players in the Top 8 draft
Location: The Constructed lobby that matches the format or the Limited lobby under Premier Events
Entry: 40 QPs
Size: 33-672 players
Play Style: Swiss, with a single-elimination Top 8
Duration: A number of rounds determined by entries, Swiss pairings, each round up to 50 minutes, followed by a single elimination Top 8

FINISH PRIZES INVITATION
1st 900 Play Points, 200 Treasure Chests, and 1 premium foil set of the most recent Standard-legal set Champions Showcase Qualifier
2nd 750 Play Points, 150 Treasure Chests, and 1 premium foil set of the most recent Standard-legal set Champions Showcase Qualifier
3rd-4th 600 Play Points, 100 Treasure Chests, and 1 non-foil set of the most recent Standard-legal set Champions Showcase Qualifier
5th-8th 450 Play Points, 50 Treasure Chests, and 1 non-foil set of the most recent Standard-legal set Champions Showcase Qualifier
9th-16th 300 Play Points and 25 Treasure Chests  
17th-32nd 300 Play Points and 15 Treasure Chests  
33rd-64th 150 Play Points and 5 Treasure Chests  

Showcase Last Chance Events

For players who were unable to earn an entry into the Showcase Qualifiers from Showcase Challenges but still have at least 40 QPs in their accounts, there will be a handful of Showcase Last Chance Events at the end of the season. These Last Chance Events will replace the Preliminary Events that are scheduled after the final Challenges of the season but before the season officially ends.

  • For Season 1, the Last Chance events will be on Sunday, April 12 (only for events that start after 11:00 AM PT), Monday, April 13, and Tuesday, April 14, and Wednesday, April 15 (only for events that start prior to 10:00 AM PT).
  • For Season 2, the Last Chance events will be on Sunday, August 9 (only for events that start after 11:00 AM PT), Monday, August 10, Tuesday, August 11, and Wednesday, August 12 (only for events that start prior to 10:00 AM PT).
  • For Season 3, the Last Chance Events will be held Sunday, December 7 (after 11:00 AM PT), Monday, December 8, Tuesday, December 9, and Wednesday, December 10 (last event starts at 3:00 AM PT)

To participate, players will need to provide 40 QPs and 30 Event Tickets or 40 QPs and 300 Play Points. Players who finish undefeated will earn invitation tokens to the Showcase Qualifiers of the corresponding format.

Start Times: As listed in the Premier Play Schedule
Format: As listed in the Premier Play Schedule
Product: A deck that matches the event's format or 6 boosters of a recent Magic set
Location: The Constructed lobby that matches the format or the Limited lobby under Premier Events
Entry: 40 QPs and 30 Event Tickets OR 40 QPs and 300 Play Points
Size: 16-672 players
Play Style: Swiss pairings
Duration: 5 rounds

FINISH PRIZES INVITATION
5 wins 600 Play Points Champions Showcase Qualifier
4 wins 450 Play Points  
3 wins 300 Play Points  

Showcase Qualifiers

Players who earn entry into the Showcase Qualifier will be squaring off for an invitation to the Champions Showcase. Magic Online will offer a qualifier for formats that have a Showcase Challenge: Standard, Pioneer, Modern, Legacy, Pauper (Season 1) or Vintage (Seasons 2 and 3), and Limited. These will be spread over the first few weeks of the following season as indicated in the full schedule below. As with QPs, after the season's Showcase Qualifiers are finished, all unused Format Tokens will be removed from players' accounts. Each Showcase Qualifier is a scheduled Swiss-style event with a Top 8 playoff. The winner of each Showcase Qualifier earns a spot in the final Showcase event and a chance to earn their share of $70,000 and a tabletop Players Tour Finals invitation.

Start Times: As listed in the Premier Play Schedule
Format: As listed in the Premier Play Schedule
Product: A deck that matches the event's format or 6 boosters of a recent Magic set, with 3 extra boosters for players in the Top 8 draft
Location: The Constructed lobby that matches the format or the Limited lobby under Premier Events
Entry: Format Token that matches the format of the Showcase
Size: 8-672 players
Play Style: Swiss, with a single-elimination Top 8
Duration: A number of rounds determined by entries, Swiss pairings, each round up to 50 minutes, followed by a single elimination Top 8

FINISH PRIZES INVITATION
1st 900 Play Points, 200 Treasure Chests, 1 Format Avatar, and 1 premium foil set of the most recent Standard-legal set Split Championship (MTG Arena)
2nd 750 Play Points, 150 Treasure Chests, 1 Format Avatar, and 1 premium foil set of the most recent Standard-legal set  
3rd-4th 600 Play Points, 100 Treasure Chests, 1 Format Avatar, and 1 non-foil set of the most recent Standard-legal set  
5th-8th 450 Play Points, 50 Treasure Chests, 1 Format Avatar, and 1 non-foil set of the most recent Standard-legal set  
9th-16th 300 Play Points, 25 Treasure Chests, and 1 Format Avatar  
All other Finishers 300 Play Points, 15 Treasure Chests, and 1 Format Avatar  

Showcase Opens

The penultimate events of each season, the Showcase Opens allow anyone to try their hand at earning an invitation to the Showcase. Players don't need to earn points or another qualification to enter, and because these events are Sealed, players don't even need a deck. The winner of each Open will get an invitation to the Showcase, while the runner up will earn an invitation to an upcoming Split Championship Series event.

Start Times: As listed in the Premier Play Schedule
Format: As listed in the Premier Play Schedule
Product: 6 boosters of a recent Magic set, with 3 extra boosters for players in the Top 8 draft
Location: The Limited lobby under Premier Events
Entry:

  • Seasons 1 & 3 – 40 Event Tickets or 400 Play Points
  • Season 2 (Double Masters) – 50 Event Tickets or 500 Play Points

Size: 33-672 players
Play Style: Swiss, with a single-elimination Top 8
Duration: 20 minutes for deckbuilding, then a number of rounds determined by entries, Swiss pairings, each round up to 50 minutes, followed by a single elimination Top 8 draft

FINISH PRIZES INVITATION
1st 900 Play Points, 200 Treasure Chests, and 1 premium foil set of the most recent Standard-legal set Split Championship (MTG Arena)
2nd 750 Play Points, 150 Treasure Chests, and 1 premium foil set of the most recent Standard-legal set Split Championship (MTG Arena)
3rd-4th 600 Play Points, 100 Treasure Chests, and 1 non-foil set of the most recent Standard-legal set  
5th-8th 450 Play Points, 50 Treasure Chests, and 1 non-foil set of the most recent Standard-legal set  
9th-16th 300 Play Points and 25 Treasure Chests  
17th-32nd 300 Play Points and 15 Treasure Chests  
33rd-64th 150 Play Points and 5 Treasure Chests  

The Magic Online Champions Showcase

The final event of each season is the Magic Online Champions Showcase, the first of which will be held in person in the Seattle, Washington area at a time and location to be announced in early 2020. This 8-player event pits the best players from of the season against each other for their share of $70,000 prize pool and the title of Showcase Champion. In addition, the winner will earn an invite to an upcoming Players Tour Finals in addition to the Split Championship Series invitation they have earned!

The competitors include:

  • The five (5) winners of each of the Constructed Showcase Qualifiers.
  • The winner of the Limited Showcase Qualifier
  • The two (2) winners of each of the Showcase Opens

The full prizes for the 2020 Season 1 Champions Showcase are as follows:

The specific format or formats used at the Showcase will be announced at least one month prior to the event. The date, time, and final location for the first Champions Showcase will be announced later in 2020. Subsequent Champions Showcases will be announced during their respective seasons.

Finish Prizes Invitation
1st $20,000 TBD
2nd $15,000  
3rd-4th $7,500  
5th-8th $5,000  

Other important details:

  • Participation in the in-person Magic Online Champions Showcase is contingent on signing a waiver and consent form. These forms can be downloaded beforehand or signed on-site, though bringing signed forms is appreciated as it speeds up registration.
  • Invitees must provide identification on-site. Participants should plan to provide one of the following:
    • Driver's license;
    • Passport; or
    • Birth certificate (copies accepted) and photo ID (school IDs accepted).

Event Calendar

Below is a schedule of upcoming premier events. As the year progresses, this schedule will be updated. These additions will also be announced in the weekly announcements.

This calendar can also be found here.

All times listed on this table are in Pacific Time. Times marked with an asterisk (*) are UTC-8, all others are UTC-7.

Season 1 Event Calendar

Date Time Event Format Invitation
Friday, January 24 1:00 p.m.* Split Championship Qualifier THB Sealed PT 2020 Series 2
Saturday, January 25 6:00 a.m.* Standard Showcase Challenge Standard Standard Showcase Qualifier
Saturday, January 25 8:00 a.m.* Modern Showcase Challenge Modern Modern Showcase Qualifier
Saturday, January 25 9:00 a.m.* Limited Showcase Challenge THB Sealed Limited Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, January 26 6:00 a.m.* Pioneer Showcase Challenge Pioneer Pioneer Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, January 26 8:00 a.m.* Legacy Showcase Challenge Legacy Legacy Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, January 26 10:00 a.m.* Pauper Showcase Challenge Pauper Pauper Showcase Qualifier
Saturday, February 1, 2020 7:00 a.m.* Split Championship Qualifier THB Sealed PT 2020 Series 2
Sunday, February 2, 2020 9:00 a.m.* Split Championship Qualifier Standard PT 2020 Series 2
Saturday, February 8, 2020 7:00 a.m.* Split Championship Qualifier THB Sealed PT 2020 Series 2
Sunday, February 9, 2020 9:00 a.m.* Split Championship Qualifier Standard PT 2020 Series 2
Saturday, February 15, 2020 9:00 a.m.* Split Championship Qualifier Pioneer PT 2020 Series 2
Sunday, February 16, 2020 9:00 a.m.* Split Championship Qualifier Modern PT 2020 Series 2
Saturday, February 22, 2020 9:00 a.m.* Split Championship Qualifier Pauper PT 2020 Series 2
Sunday, February 23, 2020 4:00 a.m.* Split Championship Qualifier THB Sealed PT 2020 Series 2
Saturday, February 29, 2020 6:00 a.m.* Standard Showcase Challenge Standard Standard Showcase Qualifier
Saturday, February 29, 2020 8:00 a.m.* Modern Showcase Challenge Modern Modern Showcase Qualifier
Saturday, February 29, 2020 9:00 a.m.* Limited Showcase Challenge THB Sealed Limited Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, March 1, 2020 6:00 a.m.* Pioneer Showcase Challenge Pioneer Pioneer Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, March 1, 2020 8:00 a.m.* Legacy Showcase Challenge Legacy Legacy Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, March 1, 2020 10:00 a.m.* Pauper Showcase Challenge Pauper Pauper Showcase Qualifier
Saturday, March 7, 2020 7:00 a.m.* Split Championship Qualifier THB Sealed PT 2020 Series 2
Sunday, March 8, 2020 9:00 a.m. Split Championship Qualifier Modern PT 2020 Series 2
Saturday, March 14, 2020 4:00 a.m. Split Championship Qualifier Pioneer PT 2020 Series 2
Sunday, March 15, 2020 9:00 a.m. Split Championship Qualifier Modern PT 2020 Series 2
Saturday, March 21, 2020 7:00 a.m. Split Championship Qualifier THB Sealed PT 2020 Series 2
Sunday, March 22, 2020 9:00 a.m. Split Championship Qualifier Modern PT 2020 Series 2
Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:00 a.m. Split Championship Qualifier THB Sealed PT 2020 Series 2
Sunday, March 29, 2020 9:00 a.m. Split Championship Qualifier Modern PT 2020 Series 2
Saturday, April 4, 2020 2:00 p.m. Split Championship Qualifier Pioneer PT 2020 Series 3
Sunday, April 5, 2020 7:00 a.m. Split Championship Qualifier THB Sealed PT 2020 Series 3
Saturday, April 11, 2020 6:00 a.m. Standard Showcase Challenge Standard Standard Showcase Qualifier
Saturday, April 11, 2020 8:00 a.m. Modern Showcase Challenge Modern Modern Showcase Qualifier
Saturday, April 11, 2020 9:00 a.m. Limited Showcase Challenge THB Sealed Limited Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, April 12, 2020 6:00 a.m. Pioneer Showcase Challenge Pioneer Pioneer Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, April 12, 2020 8:00 a.m. Legacy Showcase Challenge Legacy Legacy Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, April 12, 2020 10:00 a.m. Pauper Showcase Challenge Pauper Pauper Showcase Qualifier
Monday/Tuesday, April 13-14, 2020 See Prelim
Schedule
Showcase Last Chance Events varies Format's Showcase Qualifier
Saturday, April 18, 2020 9:00 a.m. Limited Showcase Qualifier IKO Sealed Season 1 Showcase, PT 2020 Series 2
Saturday, April 25, 2020 6:00 a.m. Standard Showcase Qualifier Standard Season 1 Showcase, PT 2020 Series 2
Sunday, April 26, 2020 6:00 a.m. Pioneer Showcase Qualifier Pioneer Season 1 Showcase, PT 2020 Series 2
Sunday, April 26, 2020 9:00 a.m. Legacy Showcase Qualifier Legacy Season 1 Showcase, PT 2020 Series 2
Saturday, May 2, 2020 8:00 a.m. Modern Showcase Qualifier Modern Season 1 Showcase, PT 2020 Series 2
Sunday, May 3, 2020 10:00 a.m. Pauper Showcase Qualifier Pauper Season 1 Showcase, PT 2020 Series 2
Saturday, May 9, 2020 7:00 a.m. Limited Showcase Open IKO Sealed Season 1 Showcase, PT 2020 Series 2
Sunday, May 10, 2020 7:00 a.m. Limited Showcase Open IKO Sealed Season 1 Showcase, PT 2020 Series 2

Season 2 Event Calendar

Date Time Event Format Invitation
Saturday, June 6, 2020 6:00 a.m. Standard Showcase Challenge Standard Standard Showcase Qualifier
Saturday, June 6, 2020 8:00 a.m. Modern Showcase Challenge Modern Modern Showcase Qualifier
Saturday, June 6, 2020 10:00 a.m. Vintage Showcase Challenge Vintage Vintage Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, June 7, 2020 6:00 a.m. Pioneer Showcase Challenge Pioneer Pioneer Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, June 7, 2020 8:00 a.m. Legacy Showcase Challenge Legacy Legacy Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, June 7, 2020 9:00 a.m. Limited Showcase Challenge IKO Sealed Limited Showcase Qualifier
Saturday, July 11, 2020 6:00 a.m. Standard Showcase Challenge Standard Standard Showcase Qualifier
Saturday, July 11, 2020 8:00 a.m. Modern Showcase Challenge Modern Modern Showcase Qualifier
Saturday, July 11, 2020 10:00 a.m. Vintage Showcase Challenge Vintage Vintage Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, July 12, 2020 6:00 a.m. Pioneer Showcase Challenge Pioneer Pioneer Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, July 12, 2020 8:00 a.m. Legacy Showcase Challenge Legacy Legacy Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, July 12, 2020 9:00 a.m. Limited Showcase Challenge M21 Sealed Limited Showcase Qualifier
Saturday, July 18, 2020 7:00 a.m. Limited SC Qualifier M21 Sealed Split Championship (MTG Arena)
Sunday, July 19, 2020 7:00 a.m. Modern Super Qualifier Modern Split Championship (MTG Arena)
Saturday, July 25, 2020 7:00 a.m. Limited SC Qualifier M21 Sealed Split Championship (MTG Arena)
Sunday, July 26, 2020 7:00 a.m. Modern SC Qualifier Modern Split Championship (MTG Arena)
Sunday, August 2, 2020 7:00 a.m. Limited Super Qualifier 2XM Sealed Split Championship (MTG Arena)
Saturday, August 8, 2020 6:00 a.m. Standard Showcase Challenge Standard Standard Showcase Qualifier
Saturday, August 8, 2020 8:00 a.m. Modern Showcase Challenge Modern Modern Showcase Qualifier
Saturday, August 8, 2020 10:00 a.m. Vintage Showcase Challenge Vintage Vintage Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, August 9, 2020 6:00 a.m. Pioneer Showcase Challenge Pioneer Pioneer Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, August 9, 2020 8:00 a.m. Legacy Showcase Challenge Legacy Legacy Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, August 9, 2020 9:00 a.m. Limited Showcase Challenge 2XM Sealed Limited Showcase Qualifier
Monday, August 10, 2020 See prelim
schedule
Showcase Last Chance Events Varies Format's Showcase Qualifier
Saturday, August 15, 2020 6:00 a.m. Standard Showcase Qualifier Standard Season 2 Showcase
Sunday, August 16, 2020 6:00 a.m. Pioneer Showcase Qualifier Pioneer Season 2 Showcase
Saturday, August 22, 2020 10:00 a.m. Vintage Showcase Qualifier Vintage Season 2 Showcase
Sunday, August 23, 2020 9:00 a.m. Limited Showcase Qualifier 2XM Sealed Season 2 Showcase
Saturday, August 29, 2020 8:00 a.m. Modern Showcase Qualifier Modern Season 2 Showcase
Sunday, August 30, 2020 8:00 a.m. Legacy Showcase Qualifier Legacy Season 2 Showcase
Saturday, September 5, 2020 7:00 a.m. Showcase Open 2XM Sealed Season 2 Showcase
Sunday, September 6, 2020 7:00 a.m. Showcase Open 2XM Sealed Season 2 Showcase

Season 3 Event Calendar

Date Time Event Format Invitation
Saturday, August 29, 2020 7:00 a.m. Limited SC Qualifier 2XM Sealed Split Championship (MTG Arena)
Saturday, September 12, 2020 7:00 a.m. Legacy SC Qualifier Legacy Split Championship (MTG Arena)
Sunday, September 13, 2020 3:00 a.m. Modern Super Qualifier Modern Split Championship (MTG Arena)
Saturday, September 19, 2020 7:00 a.m. Limited SC Qualifier ZNR Sealed Split Championship (MTG Arena)
Sunday, September 20, 2020 7:00 a.m. Pauper SC Qualifier Pauper Split Championship (MTG Arena)
Saturday, September 26, 2020 7:00 a.m. Limited Super Qualifier ZNR Sealed Split Championship (MTG Arena)
Sunday, September 27, 2020 7:00 a.m. Standard SC Qualifier Standard Split Championship (MTG Arena)
Saturday, October 3, 2020 6:00 a.m. Standard Showcase Challenge Standard Standard Showcase Qualifier
Saturday, October 3, 2020 8:00 a.m. Modern Showcase Challenge Modern Modern Showcase Qualifier
Saturday, October 3, 2020 10:00 a.m. Vintage Showcase Challenge Vintage Vintage Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, October 4, 2020 6:00 a.m. Pioneer Showcase Challenge Pioneer Pioneer Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, October 4, 2020 8:00 a.m. Legacy Showcase Challenge Legacy Legacy Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, October 4, 2020 9:00 a.m. Limited Showcase Challenge ZNR Sealed Limited Showcase Qualifier
Saturday, October 10, 2020 2:00 p.m. Limited Super Qualifier ZNR Sealed Split Championship (MTG Arena)
Sunday, October 11, 2020 7:00 a.m. Pioneer SC Qualifier Pioneer Split Championship (MTG Arena)
Sunday, October 18, 2020 7:00 a.m. Limited SC Qualifier ZNR Sealed Split Championship (MTG Arena)
Saturday, October 24, 2020 7:00 a.m. Limited SC Qualifier ZNR Sealed Split Championship (MTG Arena)
Saturday, October 31, 2020 7:00 a.m. Pioneer Super Qualifier Pioneer Split Championship (MTG Arena)
Sunday, November 1, 2020 7:00 a.m. Modern SC Qualifier Modern Split Championship (MTG Arena)
Saturday, November 7, 2020 6:00 a.m. Standard Showcase Challenge Standard Standard Showcase Qualifier
Saturday, November 7, 2020 8:00 a.m. Modern Showcase Challenge Modern Modern Showcase Qualifier
Saturday, November 7, 2020 10:00 a.m. Vintage Showcase Challenge Vintage Vintage Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, November 8, 2020 6:00 a.m. Pioneer Showcase Challenge Pioneer Pioneer Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, November 8, 2020 8:00 a.m. Legacy Showcase Challenge Legacy Legacy Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, November 8, 2020 9:00 a.m. Limited Showcase Challenge TBD Limited Showcase Qualifier
Saturday, December 5, 2020 6:00 a.m. Standard Showcase Challenge Standard Standard Showcase Qualifier
Saturday, December 5, 2020 8:00 a.m. Modern Showcase Challenge Modern Modern Showcase Qualifier
Saturday, December 5, 2020 10:00 a.m. Vintage Showcase Challenge Vintage Vintage Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, December 6, 2020 6:00 a.m. Pioneer Showcase Challenge Pioneer Pioneer Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, December 6, 2020 8:00 a.m. Legacy Showcase Challenge Legacy Legacy Showcase Qualifier
Sunday, December 6, 2020 9:00 a.m. Limited Showcase Challenge TBD Limited Showcase Qualifier
Monday, December 7, 2020 See prelim
schedule
Showcase Last Chance Events Varies Format's Showcase Qualifier
Saturday, December 12, 2020 6:00 a.m. Standard Showcase Qualifier Standard Season 3 Showcase
Sunday, December 13, 2020 6:00 a.m. Pioneer Showcase Qualifier Pioneer Season 3 Showcase
Saturday, December 19, 2020 10:00 a.m. Vintage Showcase Qualifier Vintage Season 3 Showcase
Sunday, December 20, 2020 9:00 a.m. Limited Showcase Qualifier TBD Season 3 Showcase
Saturday, December 26, 2020 8:00 a.m. Modern Showcase Qualifier Modern Season 3 Showcase
Sunday, December 27, 2020 8:00 a.m. Legacy Showcase Qualifier Legacy Season 3 Showcase
Saturday, January 2, 2021 7:00 a.m. Showcase Open TBD Season 3 Showcase
Sunday, January 3, 2021 7:00 a.m. Showcase Open TBD Season 3 Showcase

Other Rules

Scheduling

Wizards of the Coast reserves the right to add, remove, modify, reschedule, and/or delete any tournament for any reason, including without limitation, 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.

Entry and Invitations

For all events that require Qualifier Points or an invitation to enter: if a player believes they should be able to enter the event and cannot, it is their responsibility to contact Customer Service before the event begins (see the Connectivity and Other Event Problems section below). Once the event begins, players cannot be added to the event.

Players who earn a Split Championship Series invitation or Magic Online Champions Showcase invitation from a Magic Online event will be contacted via the email account associated with their Magic Online account by a Wizards of the Coast representative within 72 hours of the qualifying event to verify account information and coordinate the invitation. If you plan on playing in the MTGO Premier Play Program, please ensure that your account information is correct.

Players who have already earned a Split Championship Series invitation (through either tabletop or digital play) are not eligible to participate in further qualifying events (tabletop or digital) that lead to a Split Championship Series in the same tabletop season. The only exception is a player can participate in a Magic Online Super Qualifier or a Magic Online event that includes both a Split Championship Series invitation and a Magic Online Champions Showcase invitation as part of the prizes. In this case, the player cannot earn two invitations to a Split Championship Series in the same tabletop season and any Split Championship Series invitation earned this way will pass down as indicated in the Prizes section below. Note that Split Championship invitations for Magic Online Super Qualifiers do not pass down.

Players who have already earned a Magic Online Champions Showcase Invitation are not eligible to participate in further qualification events for that Magic Online Premier Play Season's Champions Showcase.

Connectivity and Other Event Problems

Players who experience issues during a premier play event should contact Customer Service as quickly as possible. Customer Service can be contacted Online via the Submit a Request form or on Twitter at @Wizards_Help. Some events include coverage by Digital Event Coordinators (DECs) who can be contacted by joining the #DEC chat channel in the game client.

Wizards of the Coast is not responsible for the results of any disconnection or network problems experienced by players. Please refer to these guidelines for more information on stability and connection issues in MTGO premier play.

Legal Information

MAGIC ONLINE PREMIER PLAY ELIGIBILITY

For these eligibility rules, Magic Online Premier Play is defined as any Magic Online tournament or event whose prize structure includes one or more invitations to a future Magic Split Championship event (Series or Finals), Magic Online Champions Showcase event, Magic Mythic Championship event, or another tournament or event that is deemed to be part of the Magic Online Premier Play system.

All Magic Online players who meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein are eligible to compete in Magic Online Premier Play except (a) players who are otherwise ineligible to engage in tournament play pursuant to the Magic Online User Agreement and (b) employees and their immediate family members, or contractors of Wizards of the Coast LLC ("Wizards"), Hasbro, Inc. ("Hasbro"), or each of their respective subsidiaries or affiliates or their advertising or promotion agencies, or those who have been disqualified for other reasons (see below). This is a skill-based tournament based on a player's ability to defeat other players.

Players must be Magic Online account holders in good standing and in compliance with the Magic Online User Agreement in order to participate in Magic Online Premier Play. Players may be disqualified from Premier Play (including the Magic Online Champions Showcase and/or the Split Championship Series) if they are suspended from Magic Online for any reason, including without limitation, a violation of the Magic Online User Agreement.

To be eligible to participate in Magic Online Premier Play, the following requirements must be met:

  • Players must be at least 18 years of age to qualify for the Magic Online Champions Showcase, Magic: The Gathering Split Championships, or other related premier play. If a player under the age of 18 would earn prizes that include an invitation for one of these events, the invitation will pass down to the next eligible player as described in the Prizes section below.
  • Players must have internet access.
  • Players must have access to a personal computer.

Invitations to the Split Championship (including those awarded by participation in tournaments) are governed by the Magic: The Gathering Premier Event Invitation Policy.

Players who have already earned a Split Championship Series invitation (through either tabletop or digital play) are not eligible to participate in further qualifying events (tabletop or digital) that lead to a Split Championship Series in the same tabletop season. The only exception is a player can participate in a Magic Online event that includes both a Split Championship Series invitation and a Magic Online Champions Showcase invitation as part of the prizes. In this case, the player cannot earn two invitations to a Split Championship Series in the same tabletop season and any Split Championship Series invitation earned this way will pass down as indicated in the Prizes section below.

Players who have already earned a Magic Online Champions Showcase Invitation are not eligible to participate in further qualification events for that Magic Online Premier Play Season's Champions Showcase.

Players who compete in Split Championship Qualifier or Magic Online Split Championship Qualifier events in violation of these rules will be subject to appropriate penalties, up to and including suspension.

Although players may have multiple accounts qualified for a Magic Online Champions Showcase or Split Championship Series event, players are not permitted to have more than one of their accounts entered in any single event at one time. Players are not permitted to have any accounts entered in events played by other players for any reason. If a player is discovered to have more than one account playing in a Magic Online Champions Showcase event or Split Championship Series event before, during, or after the event, Wizards may take action against that player's account(s), up to and including disqualification with no refund of product and/or event tickets, suspension of the offending account(s), and/or termination of the offending account(s). Using an account other than your own, allowing any other player to use your account, selling your account, and other similar actions are all violations of the Magic Online User Agreement. If you play in Magic Online tournaments, win, and expect to get your prize, be very, very sure you are playing on your own account. We do not recognize excuses, such as "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 thirteen to eighteen to play on an account that the adult has established.

Wizards of the Coast reserves the right to reschedule and/or restart tournaments, matches, extend timers and/or games as needed. Such decisions will be announced on the Magic Online website, via @MagicOnline on Twitter, and/or within the Magic Online client as needed.

PRIZES

All prizes are awarded "AS IS" and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied, (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). This is a game of skill and, therefore, there are no odds of winning as is the case with a game of chance. All applicable taxes, fees, duties, tariffs, passport or visa costs, and any license, destination, entry, exit and/or delivery charges are the sole responsibility of each player, and players acknowledge Wizards' recommendation that they consult a tax advisor in their jurisdiction for questions regarding their tax liabilities.

If a player wins that is later deemed ineligible to earn prizes in sanctioned tournaments (such as he or she is suspended and/or a paid contractor), then any invitations earned (Magic Online Champions Showcase, Split Championship, or otherwise) will pass down to the player with the next best finish in that event. The final Swiss standings of the Split Championship Series tournament will determine the difference between third and fourth place and the difference between fifth through eighth place, should that be necessary.

In either of the above cases, the booster pack prizes will not pass down to the next player.

Wizards of the Coast may modify, suspend, and/or cancel an event, substitute prizes, or change the costs and/or schedule for an event without notice, at its sole discretion.

EVENT INTEGRITY

If, in the sole judgment of Wizards of the Coast and its representatives, a system error, tournament or rules bug, or other issue has significantly compromised the integrity of the event, Wizards of the Coast retains the right to modify the tournament structure as needed to maintain as fair and competitive an experience as possible for all players.

Occasionally while playing Magic Online, Wizards of the Coast staff (marked by a Wizards of the Coast logo beside their online name) may ask players for their name and/or contact information. Failure to provide accurate information may result in significant penalties, up to and including disqualification with no refund of product and/or event tickets, suspension of the offending account(s), and/or termination of the offending account(s).

Do not give out your information to anyone who is not Wizards of the Coast Staff. Wizards of the Coast staff members will never ask for your password.

LEGAL INFORMATION

Release: By entering (or consenting to the entry of a person under the age of eighteen) a Magic Online Premier Play season, each participant (or the participant's parent or legal guardian, if the participant is under the age of eighteen) and the winner (or the winner's parent or legal guardian, if the winner is under the age of eighteen) thereby release Wizards, Hasbro, and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agencies from any liability whatsoever and waive any and all causes of action related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with Magic Online Premier Play or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, or use of or inability to use any prize (including, without limitation to, claims, costs, injuries, losses, and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty, or other theory. Except where prohibited, you agree that any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved under the laws of the State of Washington, without respect to any conflict of law issues, and participants agree that such shall be resolved properly, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the US Federal and State Courts of King County, Washington, USA. All of Sponsor's decisions regarding the application and interpretation of the Rules are final.

Disclaimer of Liability; Certain Risks

Sponsors, and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, professional advisors, employees and agencies will not be responsible for: (a) any late, lost, misrouted, garbled, distorted, or damaged transmissions or entries; (b) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other computer- or communications-related malfunctions or failures; (c) any event disruptions, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of Sponsors; or (d) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with Magic Online Premier Play.

Participation in Magic Online Premier Play is void where restricted, taxed or prohibited by law.

Wizards of the Coast reserves the right to add, remove, modify, reschedule, and/or delete any tournament for any reason, including without limitation, 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.

Participation in Magic Online Premier Play is void where restricted, taxed, or prohibited by law.

The winners of any Magic Online Premier Play events may be posted on https://www.wizards.com/.