Magic Online Announcements December 13, 2016

Posted in Magic Online on 12 de Diciembre de 2016

By Nicholas Wolfram

Nicholas Wolfram fell promptly in love with tabletop and video games when he was only two years old, and he has been writing about them since he figured out how words worked. Now he puts together words about Magic, which he started playing way back in 2000.

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The Vintage Cube is up early! Go Draft!

We know waiting can be hard, so we decided to put the Vintage Cube up early. For more information on the Cube, including changes from the previous Cube and a full card list, check here.


Sealed MOCS Open Event on December 18

A Kaladesh Sealed Magic Online Championship Series (MOCS) Open Event is coming up on Sunday, December 18! All players can join. No Qualifier Points are required to enter. The winner of the tournament will receive an invitation to Pro Tour Amonkhet in Nashville!

We look forward to seeing you on December 18 for the latest event! Learn more about the 2017 Magic Online Championship Series here.


Upcoming Aether Revolt Regional Pro Tour Qualifier on Saturday, December 17

Attention all Pro Tour hopefuls: a Regional Pro Tour Qualifier (RPTQ) is coming to MTGO! The RPTQ will take place on this Saturday, December 17. The Top 8 players will receive invitations to compete in Pro Tour Aether Revolt in Dublin, Ireland. All participants will receive a promo copy of Snapcaster Mage for their MTGO account.

Learn more about Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers for Aether Revolt here.

The Year of Modern Flashbacks Continues with Return to Ravnica Block Starting Tomorrow

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 your 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!

Dragon's MazeGatecrashReturn to Ravnica Flashback Drafts start tomorrow and run until Wednesday, December 21 and are followed up by Magic 2014 Drafts. Get the full schedule here and mark your calendar for the formats you're most excited about!

Please note that Realmwright, Ooze Flux, and Structural Collapse will not appear in Gatecrash packs during drafts due to functionality issues.


Final Downtime for 2016

  • All tournaments will close Wednesday, December 21, at 5:00 a.m. PT/1 p.m. UTC
  • Store and trade activity will be suspended at approximately 7:45 a.m. PT/3:45 p.m. UTC
  • The system will be down from 8:00 a.m./3 p.m. UTC until 12:00 p.m. PT/8 p.m. UTC


Ongoing and Upcoming Events

Head on over to our shiny new event calendar at for an easy-to-digest breakdown of events happening all across Magic Online.


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