Magic Online Announcements, June 18, 2019

Posted in Magic Online on 18 Juin 2019

By Wizards of the Coast

Magic Online Announcements, June 18, 2019

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Modern Horizons: Magic Online Edition

Format Playoffs Reminder

Team Modern Super League

Limited MOCS Preliminary Saturday

Modern MCQ Finals Sunday

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtime July 2

Build Notes


Modern Horizons: Magic Online Edition

Modern Horizons events are well underway and boosters are on sale, but events are only available until August 14, so log in and play today! You'll be able to play in Draft Leagues, Sealed Leagues, and Phantom Draft Leagues, and we're introducing a new entry option specifically for this set: Modern Horizons Tokens.

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


Format Playoffs Reminder

The scramble for Format Points continues as the next round of Format Playoffs begins this weekend. To join, accrue 35 Format Points in Challenges and Leagues within a single format by its Playoff date—Modern is this Saturday, June 22, and Legacy is on Sunday, June 23. Vintage and Pauper will happen the following weekend, June 29–30.

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.

Format Playoff events qualify you for the Format Championship in January that sends the top player to the Magic Online Championships and the tabletop Mythic Championships.


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. The broadcast begins at 6 p.m. PT every Tuesday at twitch.tv/magic.

For more information and team rosters, click here.


Limited MOCS Preliminary Saturday

On Saturday, June 22, 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 (among other prizes) an invitation to the next MOCS Playoff on July 13.

Learn more about MOCS events here.


Modern MCQ Finals Sunday

On Sunday, June 23, there will be a Modern MCQ Finals at 9 a.m. PT. This is the first Premier Play Modern event since the release of Modern Horizons, so expect a brave new landscape moving forward in this format. The event will cost 30 Event Tickets or 300 Play Points, and 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 July 2

The next downtime will be July 2, 3 a.m.–noon PT/-7 from UTC. This is for the Core Set 2020 content update.


Build Notes

Play Lobby | Numerous minor updates have been made. Notably, joined leagues will now appear at the top of the Event Block list, and a league that's ended drops to the bottom.

Draft | An issue that caused players to have reduced time on their draft clocks was corrected on Tuesday.

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