Vintage Masters Prerelease and Release Events

Posted in Articles on 19 Mai 2014

By David Whitfield

David works on the Magic community team as a content specialist. He spends his days writing about Magic Online and trying to play too many colors at once in Limited.


Magic Online Vintage Masters
Prerelease and Release Key Dates
Prerelease Begins: 10:00 (AM) June 13, 2014
On-Sale: 10:00 (AM) June 16, 2014
Release Events End: Downtime July 2, 2014
All times are PDT (for UTC, add 7 hours)
Constructed Vintage is Coming!

Upcoming Vintage events will include Vintage Dailies, Constructed 2-Player Single Elimination, Constructed 8-Player Single Elimination, and Premier Vintage Swiss, with Top 8.

In addition, Constructed Vintage and Legacy events will begin paying out Vintage Masters boosters on June 11. That's two days prior to the Prerelease! This will give players a chance to start building their collections of Vintage Masters even sooner. Further details regarding these events will be announced on Monday, June 9.

Possess the Power!

Time Walk, Black Lotus, Ancestral Recall... cards of legend and staggering power. Now in Magic Online, you can own some of the most powerful and storied cards in Magic history, and play with that power in the Vintage format.

Vintage Masters Prerelease Events begin Friday, June 13, at 10:00 (AM) PDT and continue through Monday, June 16! We have a host of Draft events planned, as well as the Swiss Sealed event to give players a chance to build with Vintage Masters. Will you open a booster containing one of the famed Power 9 cards?

 

Can't make it to the Prerelease? Concerned that you'll miss out on your favorite event? Don't worry! All of the events from the Prerelease will continue through the Release window as well. Once the Prerelease ends, however, the Prerelease participation prizes will be gone for good and new participation prizes for the release period will take their place. Players will be able to earn all promos and avatars just by participating in the events that award them. Check out the list below to make sure you're able to get the promos and avatars you're interested in!

The launch of Vintage Masters marks the addition of the Vintage format to Magic Online, while the Classic format is being retired. We hope you enjoy the new experiences that Vintage Masters, and the Vintage format, bring to Magic Online.


There has been some concern in the community that Magic Online players will only be able to get the Vintage Masters set through the end of Release Events on July 2. Luckily, this is not the case.

After the downtime on July 2, a selection of Limited Events will continue for a period of time. You'll be able to purchase Vintage Masters boosters until the release of Khans of Tarkir. There will also be Constructed Vintage events! Further details regarding these events will be announced on Monday, June 9.

Time Walk
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Vintage Masters Prerelease Promo Card

To earn this Vintage Masters promo card, simply participate in one of the events below during the Prerelease window, June 13-June 16, 10:00 AM PDT!

Prerelease Promo Card
Vintage Masters Participation Avatars

Participate in the Magic Online Vintage Masters Prerelease and Release Events, and you can earn new avatars for your Magic Online account.

New Avatar Event Participation
Black Lotus Participate in a Vintage Masters Prerelease Event, June 13-June 16, 10:00 AM PDT.
Dack Fayden Participate in a Vintage Masters Release Event, June 16, 10:00 AM PDT-until downtime on July 2.

Vintage Masters Prerelease and Release Events | June 13 - July 2

Vintage Masters 8-4 Draft Queue
START TIMES Friday, June 13, 10:00 AM PDT until downtime on Wednesday, July 2.
LOCATION Release Queues room.
ENTRY OPTIONS
Option 1 Option 2
25 Event Tickets 4 Event Tickets plus product
PRODUCT 3 Vintage Masters boosters.
SIZE 8 players.
PLAY STYLE Single elimination.
FORMAT Draft.
DURATION 10 minutes deck-building time. Three rounds, each round up to 50 minutes.
PRIZES
Place Prizes QPs
1st 8 Vintage Masters booster packs 1
2nd 4 Vintage Masters booster packs 0

ADDITIONAL PRERELEASE PRIZES: June 13 through 10:00 AM PDT on June 16, all participants will receive a Magister of Worth promo card and the Black Lotus avatar.

ADDITIONAL PRIZE: From 10:00 AM PDT on June 16 through July 2, all participants will receive a Dack Fayden avatar.

Notes: Participation prizes end with the downtime on July 2. Events will continue without participation prizes after July 2 downtime.

Vintage Masters 4-3-2-2 Draft Queue
START TIMES Friday, June 13, 10:00 AM PDT until downtime on Wednesday, July 2.
LOCATION Release Queues room.
ENTRY OPTIONS
Option 1 Option 2
25 Event Tickets 4 Event Tickets plus product
PRODUCT 3 Vintage Masters boosters.
SIZE 8 players.
PLAY STYLE Single elimination.
FORMAT Draft.
DURATION 10 minutes deck-building time. Three rounds, each round up to 50 minutes.
PRIZES
Place Prizes QPs
1st 4 Vintage Masters booster packs 1
2nd 3 Vintage Masters booster packs 0
3rd 2 Vintage Masters booster packs 0

ADDITIONAL PRERELEASE PRIZES: From June 13 until June 16 at 10:00 AM PDT, all participants will receive a Magister of Worth promo card and the Black Lotus avatar.

ADDITIONAL PRIZE: From 10:00 AM PDT on June 16 through July 2, all participants will receive a Dack Fayden avatar.

Notes: Participation prizes end with the downtime on July 2. Events will continue without participation prizes after July 2 downtime.

Vintage Masters Swiss Draft Queue
START TIMES Friday, June 13, 10:00 AM PDT until downtime on Wednesday, July 2.
LOCATION Release Queues room.
ENTRY OPTIONS
Option 1 Option 2
25 Event Tickets 4 Event Tickets plus product
PRODUCT 3 Vintage Masters boosters.
SIZE 8 players.
PLAY STYLE Swiss.
FORMAT Draft.
DURATION 10 minutes deck-building time. Three rounds, each round up to 50 minutes.
PRIZES
Match Wins Prizes QPs
3 Wins 3 Vintage Masters booster packs 1
2 Wins 2 Vintage Masters booster packs 0
1 Win 1 Vintage Masters booster packs 0

ADDITIONAL PRERELEASE PRIZES: From June 13 until June 16 at 10:00 AM PDT, all participants will receive a Magister of Worth promo card and the Black Lotus avatar.

ADDITIONAL PRIZE: From 10:00 AM PDT on June 16 through July 2, all participants will receive a Dack Fayden avatar.

Notes: Participation prizes end with the downtime on July 2. Events will continue without participation prizes after July 2 downtime.

Vintage Masters Swiss Sealed Queue
START TIMES Friday, June 13, 10:00 AM PDT until downtime on Wednesday, July 2.
LOCATION Scheduled Events room.
ENTRY OPTIONS
Option 1 Option 2
45 Event Tickets 4 Event Tickets plus product
PRODUCT 6 Vintage Masters boosters.
SIZE 16 players.
PLAY STYLE Swiss.
FORMAT Sealed.
DURATION 20 minutes deck-building time. Four rounds, each round up to 50 minutes.
PRIZES
Match Wins Prizes QPs
4 Wins 9 Vintage Masters booster packs 3
3 Wins 6 Vintage Masters booster packs 1
2 Wins 2 Vintage Masters booster packs 0

ADDITIONAL PRERELEASE PRIZES: From June 13 until June 16 at 10:00 AM PDT, all participants will receive a Magister of Worth promo card and the Black Lotus avatar.

ADDITIONAL PRIZE: From 10:00 AM PDT on June 16 through July 2, all participants will receive a Dack Fayden avatar.

Notes: Participation prizes end with the downtime on July 2. Events will continue without participation prizes after July 2 downtime.

Vintage Masters Prerelease and Release Premier Events | June 13 - July 2

Vintage Masters Premier 64-Player Draft with Top 8
START TIMES Friday, June 13, 10:00 AM PDT until downtime on Wednesday, July 2. Event Runs once every two hours on the half hour, starting at 10:30 AM.
LOCATION Scheduled Events room.
ENTRY OPTIONS
Option 1 Option 2
30 Event Tickets 8 Event Tickets plus product
PRODUCT 3 Vintage Masters boosters. Magic Online will provide 3 Vintage Masters boosters for the Top 8 Draft.
SIZE 64 players.
PLAY STYLE Single elimination, with Top 8.
FORMAT Draft.
DURATION 10 minutes deck-building time, plus three rounds up to 50 minutes each, single elimination, followed by a Top 8 Draft. Each round begins two minutes after all matches in the previous round have completed.
PRIZES
Place Prizes QPs
1st 12 Vintage Masters booster packs 6
2nd 9 Vintage Masters booster packs 5
3rd-4th 6 Vintage Masters booster packs 4
5th-8th 4 Vintage Masters booster packs 3
9th-16th 3 Vintage Masters booster packs 0
17th-32nd 1 Vintage Masters booster packs 0

ADDITIONAL PRERELEASE PRIZES: From June 13 until June 16 at 10:00 AM PDT, all participants will receive a Magister of Worth promo card and the Black Lotus avatar.

ADDITIONAL PRIZE: From 10:00 AM PDT on June 16 through July 2, all participants will receive a Dack Fayden avatar.

Notes: Participation prizes end with the downtime on July 2. Events will continue without participation prizes after July 2 downtime.

Vintage Masters Premier Sealed with Top 8
START TIMES Friday, June 13 until Sunday, June 29, according to the scheduled times below.
All times are PDT (for UTC, add 7 hours)
  • Friday
  • June 13
  • June 20
  • June 27
  • Saturday
  • June 14
  • June 21
  • June 28
  • Sunday
  • June 15
  • June 22
  • June 29
  • 4:00 AM
  • 6:00 AM
  • 8:00 AM
  • 10:00 AM
  • 6:00 PM
  • 4:00 AM
  • 6:00 AM
  • 8:00 AM
  • 10:00 AM
  • 2:00 PM
  • 6:00 PM
  • 4:00 AM
  • 6:00 AM
  • 8:00 AM
  • 10:00 AM
  • 6:00 PM
LOCATION Scheduled Events room.
ENTRY OPTIONS
Option 1 Option 2
45 Event Tickets 6 Event Tickets plus product
PRODUCT 6 Vintage Masters boosters. Magic Online will provide 3 Vintage Masters boosters for the Top 8 Draft.
SIZE 65-128 players.
PLAY STYLE Swiss, with Top 8.
FORMAT Sealed.
DURATION 20 minutes deck-building time. Seven rounds, single elimination, each round up to 50 minutes.
PRIZES
Place Prizes QPs
1st 36 Vintage Masters booster packs 6
2nd 27 Vintage Masters booster packs 5
3rd-4th 21 Vintage Masters booster packs 4
5th-8th 18 Vintage Masters booster packs 3
9th-16th 9 Vintage Masters booster packs 0
17th-32nd 6 Vintage Masters booster packs 0

ADDITIONAL PRIZE: All three event weekends, participants will receive the Black Lotus avatar.