What Is the Magic Online Weekly Announcements Blog?
Every Tuesday, we round up all of the biggest Magic Online news for the Weekly Announcements Blog.
Check in weekly for the latest updates!
- Holiday Cube Update
- Modern Festival Starting Starting Soon
- Mirrodin Block Phantom Draft Events Coming Soon
- Extending Some Modern Masters 2015 Edition Events
- New Episode of Standard Super League Tonight
- Double Pro Tour Qualifier Weekend
- Extended Downtime for June 24, 2015
- Known Issues for Modern Masters 2015 Edition
- Upcoming Events
- Download Magic Online
Holiday Cube Update
Randy Buehler is a longtime Magic player, a friend of the Vintage format, co-host of the Standard Super League, and a lover of Magic Online Cubes everywhere.
Randy and Magic R&D have set their sites on updating the Magic Online Holiday Cube! Read up on the redesign in the full article then check out Lee Sharpe's latest article for details about the upcoming Holiday Cube Events from July 8 through July 22.
Read about what went into the redesign in the full article.
Check out the full, newly-updated Holiday Cube list here.
Modern Festival Starting Starting Soon
Now's your chance to win one copy of every Modern-legal set in the Magic Online Modern Festival Finals!
Since the start of Modern Masters 2015 Edition Release Events, the Modern format has taken center stage on Magic Online—and the celebration doesn't stop there. Whether you're looking to get into Modern, already love the format, or are just looking for some sweet promos, the upcoming Modern Festival has something for you. Events kick off after the Wednesday, June 24, downtime!
Get the full event details.
Mirrodin Block Phantom Draft Events Coming Soon
Revisit Mirrodin, Darksteel, and Fifth Dawn after the June 24 downtime in the Mirrodin Block Three-Round Phantom Draft event. As part of the Modern Festival, you can get a great Modern promo—a full-art Lightning Helix—just for participating.
Get the full event details.
Extending Some Modern Masters 2015 Edition Events
Modern Masters 2015 Edition is available on Magic Online now!
In the spirit of the Modern Festivall, we're extending the duration of Modern Masters 2015 Edition events! All events listed below will remain active through Wednesday, July 8, instead of their previous end date of the June 17 downtime. Not only will events keep running, but Modern Masters 2015 will also remain on sale in the Magic Online Store until Wednesday, July 8!
Modern Masters 2015 Edition Events that are being extended through Wednesday, July 8:
- Modern 3-2-1-1 Single Elimination Queue
- Modern, Legacy, and Vintage Constructed 2-Player Queue Prize Changes
- Modern, Legacy, and Vintage Daily Event Prize Changes
- Modern Masters 2015 Edition Phantom Draft
- Modern Masters 2015 Edition Phantom Sealed
- Modern Masters 2015 Edition 6-2-2-2 Draft
- Modern Masters 2015 Edition 8-4 Draft
Check out the updated event schedule article for the full details on Release Events.
Standard Super League Semifinals Tonight
Stop by tonight for the Standard Super League semifinals! Over the course of the past season, a commentary team of two Magic Hall of Fame members, Randy Buehler and Luis Scott-Vargas, has hosted eight-player single-elimination tournaments every Tuesday night to see which competitor emerges as the first Standard Super League Champion. Don't miss the finals, next Tuesday night at 6:00 p.m. Pacific (UTC-7) on twitch.tv/magic!
For a recap of what happened in last week's episode of the Standard Super League, head over to Randy Buehler's latest article.
Remember, we'll be posting each player's deck lists for the upcoming episode of the Standard Super League to MTGO.com at 6:00 p.m. Pacific (UTC-7) so that viewers can follow along at home! Stop by tonight to get the semifinals deck lists.
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 Dragons of Tarkir-Fate Reforged Sealed Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries begin tomorrow, June 24, and run through the day preceding each Finals Event.
Learn more about PTQs on Magic Online and get the full schedule here.
Upcoming Wizards Account System Maintenance for Monday, June 22
The Wizards Account System will be undergoing maintenance on Monday, June 22, from 7:00 p.m. Pacific (UTC-7) through Tuesday, June 23 7:00 a.m. Pacific. Customers will be able to file for reimbursement and submit bug reports during this time, but responses will be delayed.
Extended Downtime for June 24, 2015
- All tournaments will begin to close Tuesday, June 23, at 11:00 p.m. Pacific (6:00 UTC)
- Store and trade activity will be suspended at approximately 2:45 a.m. Pacific (9:45 UTC)
- The system will be down from 3:00 a.m. Pacific (10:00 UTC) until 12:00 p.m. Pacific (19:00 UTC)
Now-July 8—Modern Masters 2015 Edition Events
June 24-June 26—Modern Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries
June 27—Modern Pro Tour Qualifier Finals 9:00 a.m. Pacific (16:00 UTC)
June 28—Dragons of Tarkir Limited Championship Finals 8:00 a.m. Pacific (15:00 UTC)
June 24-June 30—Modern Festival Preliminaries
June 24-July 8—Modern Festival Events
July 5—Modern Festival Finals