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Every Tuesday, we round up all of the biggest Magic Online news for the Weekly Announcements Blog.
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- In Case You Missed It: Draft Leagues Are Now Available!
- The Special Full Innistrad Sealed League Begins Tomorrow
- The Submission Deadline for the "You Make the Cube" Contest is September 14
- Upcoming Legacy Cube Streamer Showdown on September 22
- The Legacy Cube Returns, September 21-October 7
- The Year of Modern Flashbacks Continues with Mirrodin
- Double Pro Tour Qualifier Weekend
- Upcoming Extended Downtime on Wednesday, September 28
- Reminder: No Downtime on September 14
- Ongoing and Upcoming Events
- Ask us anything on the Magic Online Tumblr!
- Download Magic Online
In Case You Missed It: Draft Leagues Are Now Available!
Magic Online Draft Leagues are available now, allowing you to Draft whenever you want, on your schedule! Get the full details on Draft Leagues in the original announcement article.
The Special Full Innistrad Sealed League Begins Tomorrow
Visit Innistrad in the Full Innistrad Sealed League Event, running on Magic Online September 14–21!
Players can enter the Full Innistrad Sealed League starting September 14, 10:00 a.m. PT/5:00 p.m. UTC. Entrants get two Innistrad, one Dark Ascension, two Shadows over Innistrad, and one Eldritch Moon booster pack to build from. Once your deck is built, play five matches before the League closes on September 20, 7:00 p.m. PT/2:00 a.m. UTC.
Enjoy your visit to Innistrad, and don’t forget a Jar of Eyeballs to commemorate your trip!
The Submission Deadline for the "You Make the Cube" Contest is September 14
Calling all aspiring Cube crafters! We're looking for a new Cube to compliment the Vintage and Legacy Cubes, but we want to know what kind of Cube you would like to play. Submit your pet Cube project to the You Make the Cube contest, Magic R&D will pick their favorites, and we'll put them to a vote! The deadline for submissions is September 14, 11:59 p.m. PT/September 15 6:59 a.m. UTC!
The winning Cube designer will get sweet prizes and will go down in history as the designer of the next great Magic Online Cube! Get the full details here.
Upcoming Legacy Cube Streamer Showdown on September 22
If you've never seen a Streamer Showdown before, they come in two eight-player pods that feature some of the best streamers in the community brawling with the latest Magic Online sets, Cubes, and Flashback Drafts. If you're trying to improve your game, Magic Online streamers are some of the best players out there—and some of the best teachers, too. Even if you're already a Magic pro, throw your support behind one of the competitors and cheer them on from their Twitch chat!
This Streamer Showdown will feature a Legacy Cube Draft! Check out the streamer lineup below, then stop by your favorite streamer's Twitch channel on Thursday, September 22, at 1:00 p.m. PT/8:00 p.m. UTC and 6:00 p.m. PT/1:00 a.m. UTC for the latest Streamer Showdown.
Thursday, September 22, 1:00 p.m. PT/8:00 p.m. UTC Event
- Paul Cheon
- Gaby Spartz
- Marshall Sutcliffe
- Jennifer Long
- Neal Oliver
- Paul Pires
- Windmill Slam
Thursday, September 22, 6:00 p.m. PT/1:00 a.m. UTC Event
- Cameron Aldous
- Jim Davis
- Thomas Delia
- Caleb Durward
- Gabe Reale
- Magic the Amateuring
- Noah Sandler
The Legacy Cube Returns, September 21-October 7
The Legacy Cube makes its triumphant return on September 21, following the downtime and runs all the way up to the Magic Online Kaladesh Prerelease on October 7, 10:00 a.m. PT/5:00 p.m. UTC! Get the full event details and see what's changed in the latest iteration of the Legacy Cube here.
The Year of Modern Flashbacks Continues with Scars of Mirrodin
It's 2016: The Year of Modern Flashbacks! If you want to build up a collection for Modern, these Flashback Drafts add everything you draft to you collection once the event is over. Even if Modern isn't your thing, you can enjoy a leisurely Draft through the planes of the past with rotating formats each week!
Magic 2011 Flashback Drafts run until September 14, 10:00 a.m. PT/5:00 p.m. UTC, and are followed up with triple Scars of Mirrodin Drafts. Get the full schedule here and mark your calendar for the formats you're most excited about!
Double Pro Tour Qualifier Weekend
Attention all Pro Tour hopefuls: there's a double Pro Tour Qualifier (PTQ) weekend coming up! Standard Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries and the Shadows over Innistrad-Eldritch Moon Sealed Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries begin Thursday, September 15, and run through Tuesday, September 20. The Standard Finals will take place on Saturday, September 17, at 9:00 a.m. PT/4:00 p.m. UTC and the Shadows over Innistrad-Eldritch Moon Sealed Finals are Sunday, September 18, at 7:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. UTC.
Learn more about Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers here.
Reminder: No Downtime on September 14
In an effort to make sure Magic Online is available when you want to play Magic, we’re working on ways to reduce the number of times we have to bring the system offline for maintenance. As a first step we’re simply going to eliminate at least one downtime each month.
Here are the dates of the exact downtimes we’ll be skipping in the second half of 2016:
- September 14
- October 12
- November 2
- November 9
- November 30
- December 14
Ongoing and Upcoming Events
Head on over to our shiny new event calendar at MTGO.com/Calendar for an easy-to-digest breakdown of events happening all across Magic Online.