Magic Online Announcements, July 30, 2019

Posted in Magic Online on 30 de Julio de 2019

By Wizards of the Coast

Magic Online Announcements, July 30, 2019

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Legacy Cube at Gen Con

Core Set 2020: Magic Online Edition

Modern Horizons—Extra Time Added!

Khans Expanded Cube

Format Championship Schedule Adjustment

Pauper Premier League

Team Modern Super League

MCQ Finals Event Updates

Limited MOCS Preliminary Saturday

Standard MCQ Finals Sunday

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtime August 14

Build Notes


Legacy Cube at Gen Con

We're happy to announce that the Legacy Cube will be available on Magic Online beginning July 31, just in time for Gen Con. Now, if you're wondering why Gen Con is relevant to a Magic Online Cube announcement, it's because we've shared our Legacy Cube with Gen Con for their Mythic Convention Series Gen Con Championship!

This means that if you're lucky enough to be attending Gen Con, you can play in qualifier events over the course of the weekend (head over to the Gen Con event finder to check out qualifier details) for your shot at the Championship. Eight skilled competitors will battle it out on Gen Con's Twitch stream in a Legacy Cube Rochester Draft on Sunday, August 5, where the competitors get to keep the cards they draft. If that doesn't sound spicy enough, the winner gets a box of Legends, the third Magic expansion set, released in 1994.

Check out our Legacy Cube article for more info on all the above as well as the updated card list here.


Core Set 2020: Magic Online Edition

Core sets are back! Core Set 2020 events are well underway on Magic Online, so now's your chance to get in on the action. Seize your chance to play Magic in its purest form with this new core set, which features prominently the fiery Planeswalker Chandra Nalaar.

For more info about M20 on MTGO, including event details, check out Alli Medwin's article here.


Modern Horizons—Extra Time Added!

Modern Horizons events are ongoing and boosters are on sale, and we're happy to announce that events will now be available until August 28 (previously August 14). Lots of folks are really enjoying this Limited format, so join the fun and log in to draft today! Draft Leagues, Sealed Leagues, and Phantom Draft Leagues are all available.

Check out Chris's release article for additional info on Modern Horizons events, and you can also learn more about the Open Play option changes in Magic Online's new Play Lobby from his Tumblr post.


Khans Expanded Cube

The Khans Expanded Cube, paying homage to a beloved Limited format, is coming to Magic Online! Players can join events in this new addition to the Spotlight Cube Series brought to you by designer Elliot Raff. Hurry now—events end tomorrow, July 31, at 10 a.m. PT, and you can learn more about Khans Expanded Cube here.


Format Championship Schedule Adjustment

In order to better support players who are interested in chasing the dream of playing in two Format Championships on the same day, we are moving the Modern and Legacy Format Championships, previously scheduled for January 4 and January 5, from 8 a.m. Pacific time to 5 a.m. Pacific time.

In the event that a player qualifies for both the Modern and Vintage Format Championships, or the Legacy and Pauper Format Championships, we reserve the right to delay the start of the second event that day to allow the double-qualified player to participate fully in both events.


Pauper Premier League

Our friends at CoolStuffInc.com are hosting a new Pauper Premier league. You can check out the action every Thursday at 6:00 p.m. PT. Check out the announcement video!


Team Modern Super League

The newest Super League season is here with the return of the Team Modern format! Eight teams (including Wizards' Play Design group) will battle over 13 weeks for bragging rights in Modern, with playoff rounds starting this week. The broadcast begins at 6 p.m. PT every Tuesday at twitch.tv/magic.

For more information and team rosters, click here.


MCQ Finals Event Updates

The MTGO event calendar and MCQ info page have been updated to include event formats for the following dates:

Date Event Format
Sunday, August 18, 2019 MCQ for Richmond M20 Sealed
Saturday, August 24, 2019 MCQ for Richmond Pauper
Saturday, August 31, 2019 MCQ for Richmond Standard
Sunday, September 1, 2019 MCQ for Richmond Modern
Monday, September 2, 2019 MCQ for Richmond M20 Sealed

August 24 marks our first-ever Pauper MCQ Finals event. This is a huge deal for Pauper fans everywhere who would like to see the format succeed and included in future rotations, so be sure to put it on your calendar!


Limited MOCS Preliminary Saturday

On Saturday, August 3, there will be a Magic Online Championship Series Preliminary event for 2019 MOCS! The format will be Phantom Sealed, the set will be Modern Horizons, and things will kick off at 7 a.m. PT. MOCS Preliminaries are eight rounds of Swiss and require 35 Qualifier Points to enter. Winners will receive Core Set 2020 prizes and an invitation to the MOCS Playoff event on October 5.

Learn more about MOCS events here.


Standard MCQ Finals Sunday

On Sunday, August 4, there will be a Standard MCQ Finals at 9 a.m. PT. The event will cost 30 Event Tickets or 300 Play Points. The winner will receive an invitation to Mythic Championship Richmond.

Learn more about Mythic Championship Qualifier events here.


Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Format challenges are the first step toward qualifying for premier play through your favorite Magic formats. To learn more about Format Focus events and premier play qualification, click here.

The Magic Online Format Challenges continue every weekend for Modern, Vintage, Legacy, and Pauper formats except when replaced by Format Playoffs during scheduled Format Playoff dates.

Pacific Daylight Time (-7 from UTC)

Start Time Event Type

Saturday, 8 a.m.

Modern Challenge

Saturday, 10 a.m.

Vintage Challenge

Sunday, 8 a.m.

Legacy Challenge

Sunday, 10 a.m.

Pauper Challenge

Check out this page for further event details.


Downtime August 14

The next downtime will be on August 14, 3 a.m.–noon PT/-7 from UTC. This is for the Commander (2019 Edition) content update.


Build Notes

General | The UI of modal spells such as Fiery Confluence has been updated.

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