Magic Online Announcements, June 25, 2019

Posted in Magic Online on 25 Juin 2019

By Wizards of the Coast

Magic Online Announcements, June 25, 2019

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Modern Horizons: Magic Online Edition

Modern & Legacy Playoff Winners

Format Playoffs Wrap-Up

Team Modern Super League

MOCS Event Updates

Limited MCQ Finals Saturday

Modern MCQ Finals Sunday

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtime July 2


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.


Modern & Legacy Playoff Winners

Congratulations to Do0mSwitch (Modern) and MentalMisstep (Legacy), the winners of last weekend's Format Playoffs! A very special mention also to those who have qualified for Format Championships—to view the list of invites so far, click here.


Format Playoffs Wrap-Up

Format Playoffs aren't done yet with Vintage and Pauper set for this weekend. To join, accrue 35 Format Points in Challenges and Leagues within either format by its Playoff date—Vintage on Saturday, June 29, and Pauper on Sunday, June 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.


MOCS Event Updates

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

Date Event Format
Saturday, July 20, 2019 MOCS Prelim Q3 M20 Sealed
Saturday, August 3, 2019 MOCS Prelim Q3 MH1 Sealed
Sunday, August 25, 2019 MOCS Prelim Q3 Standard
Saturday, September 7, 2019 MOCS Prelim Q3 Legacy
Saturday, September 21, 2019 MOCS Open M20 Sealed
Sunday, September 22, 2019 MOCS Prelim Q3 M20 Sealed

Limited MCQ Finals Saturday

On Saturday, June 29, there will be a Limited MCQ Finals at 7 a.m. PT. The set will be War of the Spark, and the event will cost 1 Limited MCQ Finals Token. The winner will receive an invitation to Mythic Championship Richmond.

Learn more about Mythic Championship Qualifier events here.


Modern MCQ Finals Sunday

On Sunday, June 30, there will be a Modern MCQ Finals at 9 a.m. PT. 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 a special Tuesday downtime on July 2, 3 a.m.–noon PT/-7 from UTC. This is for the Core Set 2020 content update.

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