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Every Tuesday, we round up all of the biggest Magic Online news for the Weekly Announcements Blog.
Check in weekly for the latest updates!
- June Magic Online Event Updates
- Extending Some Modern Masters 2015 Edition Events
- Modern Masters 2015 Edition Streaming Event
- New Episode of Standard Super League Tonight
- Qualify for the Dragons of Tarkir Championship
- Stay in the Know with the Magic Online Newsletter
- Double Pro Tour Qualifier Weekend
- Upcoming Wizards Account System Downtime for Monday, June 22
- Downtime for June 10, 2015
- Known Issues for Modern Masters 2015 Edition
- Upcoming Events
- Download Magic Online
June Magic Online Event Updates
In his latest article, Lee Sharpe reveals the details about an upcoming Holiday Cube to celebrate Magic Online's birthday! Also in this update are details on unpopular queues that are being retired and some changes that we're making to support the Magic Online economy going forward, including the conversion of Phantom Points to Play Points.
Head over to the full article for all of the details.
Extending Some Modern Masters 2015 Edition Events
Modern Masters 2015 Edition is available on Magic Online now!
In the spirit of the Modern Festival, 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 Edition 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
In other event updates, the Modern Masters 2015 Edition 64-Player Single Elimination Draft, With Top 8 event has not been reaching the 64-player minimum, so it will be discontinued with the Wednesday, June 10, downtime.
Check out the updated event schedule article for the full details on Release Events, including information on how players can win Modern Masters 2015 Edition booster packs in certain Queues and Dailies.
Modern Masters 2015 Edition Streaming Event
We're hosting a Modern Masters 2015 Edition Streaming Event! We've invited popular streamers from far and wide to put the newly released set through its paces. Watch these players Draft, build their decks, and play—a great chance to learn some tactics for both Limited newcomers and veterans alike.
There will be two streaming events on the same day, both running this Thursday, June 11. Stop on by during both events, one on at 1:00 p.m. Pacific (UTC-7), and the second at 6:00 p.m. Pacific.
For information about which streamers are playing in which events, as well as links to their Twitch channels, check out the table below.
Thursday, June 11, 1:00 p.m. Pacific (UTC-7) Event
- Paul Cheon
- Kenji Egashira
- Athena Huey
- Julian Knab
- Marc Beck König
- Frank Lepore
- Neal Oliver
- Graham Stark
Thursday, June 11, 6:00 p.m. Pacific (UTC-7) Event
- Derek Boyko
- Thomas Delia
- David Leavitt
- Tom Martell
- Scott MacCallum
- Gabe Reale
- Noah Sandler
- Gaby Spartz
New Episode of Standard Super League Tonight
Stop by tonight for a new episode of the Standard Super League! Each week a commentary team of two Magic Hall of Fame members, Randy Buehler and Luis Scott-Vargas, host a single-elimination eight-player tournament where they'll detail the twists and turns along the season's course. The League line-up of Standard experts combined with this commentary team are sure to make the upcoming season a great one. The Standard Super League airs Tuesday nights at 6:00 p.m. Pacific (UTC-7) on twitch.tv/magic!
For a recap at 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 decklists 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 week 7 decklists.
Qualify for the Dragons of Tarkir Championship
You might not be able to become a Dragonlord and rule the skies of Tarkir, but you can become a champion who rules at Dragons of Tarkir! The Dragons of Tarkir Championships are coming up on Magic Online.
In the Limited Championship Qualifiers, players will wrestle with the question of how many Dragons they should play in their Sealed decks. Trick question—play them all! Study up and come back for the Dragons of Tarkir Limited Championship Qualifiers beginning on Wednesday, June 10, 12:30 p.m. through Tuesday, June 16, at 9:30 p.m. (All times Pacific, UTC-7). After that, we transition to the Standard Championship Qualifiers.
Some might say (a Dragonlord might say) that Constructed is more of a celebration than a mere format, an elaborate 60-card dance meant to show off Dragons in their purest form. Perhaps you disagree and wish to bring an unequivocally worse deck (a non-Dragon deck) to the Qualifiers. Please join us for the Dragons of Tarkir Standard Championship Qualifiers starting on Wednesday, June 17, 12:30 p.m. Pacific where you can sign up for a slot in which your deck can be put to task by one containing more Dragons than yours. Standard Qualifiers run every three hours, on the half hour, through Tuesday, June 23, 9:30 p.m. Even if you're not able to win your first time out, participation in any Qualifier Event will net players a full-art promo version of Scaleguard Sentinels, a glorious card that is, like all things, better with Dragons. Four or five wins in any Qualifier earns you an invitation to the Finals!
Get the full Dragons of Tarkir Championship event details here.
Stay in the Know with the Magic Online Newsletter
The monthly Magic Online personal summary newsletter is a great way to stay up-to-date with what's happening on Magic Online. Not only does the newsletter give you a quick overview of current and upcoming Magic Online events—it also gives you personalized statistics that will give you more insight into how you've been playing over the past month!
Don't miss the next newsletter! Get directions to opt-in to the next newsletter here.
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 Qualifier Preliminaries begin tomorrow, June 10, 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 Downtime for Monday, June 22
The Wizards Account System has a downtime Monday, June 22, from 7:00 p.m. – Tuesday, June 23 7:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7). This will prevent customers from filing for reimbursement and submitting bug reports during that time.
Downtime for June 10, 2015
- All tournaments will close Wednesday, June 10, at 5:00 a.m. Pacific (12:00 UTC)
- Store and trade activity will be suspended at approximately 7:45 a.m. Pacific (14:45 UTC)
- The system will be down from 8:00 a.m. Pacific (15:00 UTC) until 12:00 p.m. Pacific (19:00 UTC)
Known Issues for the Modern Masters 2015 Edition Deployment
- Duel Scene | The prompt text where the card states "Choose up to X target... X is currently [#]." States 'zero' when the last valid target is clicked
- Duel Scene | Cannot search for 0 cost equipment with the triggered ability of Taj-Nar Swordsmith
- Duel Scene | Text in the prompt box when casting Commune with Nature reads “Cancel” instead of “No”
- Duel Scene | Necrogenesis continues to associate with cards it exiles
- Duel Scene | Incorrect text for the delayed triggered ability of Otherworldly Journey, does not mention the +1/+1 counter in text
- Duel Scene | Delayed triggered ability of Otherworldly Journey has missing association arrows with the exiled card
- Duel Scene | The prompt box text for Wayfarer's Bauble does not mention that the land enters the battlefield tapped
June 10-June 12—Standard Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries
June 13—Standard Pro Tour Qualifier Finals 9:00 a.m. Pacific (16:00 UTC)
June 14—Dragons of Tarkir/Fate Reforged Sealed Pro Tour Qualifier Finals 7:00 a.m. Pacific (14:00 UTC)
June 10-June 16—Dragons of Tarkir Limited Championship Qualifiers
Now-June 17—Modern Masters 2015 Edition Events
June 20—Dragons of Tarkir Limited Championship 8:00 a.m. Pacific (15:00 UTC)
June 17-June 23—Dragons of Tarkir Standard Championship Qualifiers
June 28—Dragons of Tarkir Standard Championship 8:00 a.m. Pacific (15:00 UTC)
June 24-July 5—Modern Festival Events