Magic Online Announcements, October 1, 2019

更新日 Magic Online on 2019年 10月 1日

By Wizards of the Coast

Magic Online Announcements, October 1, 2019

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Quick Links

Throne of Eldraine: Magic Online Edition

Banned & Restricted List Update Window

Bonus Format Playoffs Reminder

Limited PTQ Finals Friday

Standard MOCS Playoff Saturday

Limited MOCS Open Sunday

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Downtime October 23

Build Notes


Throne of Eldraine: Magic Online Edition

Join Knights and Nobles to forge your path toward victory with Throne of Eldraine on Magic Online! Constructed and Limited events are well underway, and you should also mark down the following dates for redemption:

  • Redemption begins October 23.
  • The Throne of Eldraine redemption guarantee period ends February 5, 2020.
  • Throne of Eldraine redemption will end on March 11, 2020.

For more information, check out Alli's release article here.


Banned & Restricted List Update Window

Next Monday, October 7, R&D will make an announcement regarding the banned and restricted lists for each format. If there is a change to any format, Magic Online will implement that change at 12 p.m. PT on the same day as the announcement.

If a card is banned or restricted, players using the newly banned card in a league can finish their league courses in the intervening four hours. At noon, however, any remaining players with newly illegal decks will be removed from the league with their entry option returned to their collection. If a card is unbanned or unrestricted, players can join existing leagues with decks containing those cards after the update.


Bonus Format Playoffs Reminder

For those of you who missed the previous format playoffs, we're holding bonus playoffs this month! To join, accrue 35 Format Points in Challenges and Leagues within a single format by its Playoff date—Modern on Saturday, October 12, and Legacy on Sunday, October 13, both at 8 a.m., then Vintage on Saturday, October 19, and Pauper on Sunday, October 20, both at 10 a.m.

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 Players Tour.


Limited PTQ Finals Friday

On Friday, October 4, there will be a Limited PTQ Finals at 7 a.m. PT. The set will be Throne of Eldraine, and each event will cost 1 Limited PTQ Finals Token. The winner receives an invitation to their choice of the first set of Players Tour regional events in February.

Learn more about Mythic Championship Qualifier events here.


Standard MOCS Playoff Saturday

This Saturday, October 5, there will be a Magic Online Championship Series Playoff Event! The format will be Standard, and the event will start at 7 a.m. PT. Only players who have qualified via a recent MOCS Preliminary Event are eligible for entry. The Top 2 finishers earn invitations to their choice of the first set of Players Tour regional events in early 2020, and the winner also earns an invite to the 2019 Magic Online Championship held next year (dates TBD).

Learn more about MOCS events here.


Limited MOCS Open Sunday

A MOCS Open will take place on Sunday, October 6, beginning at 7 a.m. PT. The format is Throne of Eldraine Sealed Deck, and players may join with 40 Event Tickets or 400 Play Points. These events are not phantom, and the contents of the packs opened will be added to participants' collections. The winner earns invitations to the 2019 Magic Online Championship (date in 2020 TBD) as well as their choice of Players Tour regional events in February 2020.

Learn more about MOCS 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 October 23

The next downtime will be on October 23, 3 a.m.–noon PT/-7 from UTC. This is for standard maintenance.


Build Notes

Home | Updated Buddies List to match new MTGO styling.

Collection | Fixed a deck import issue that caused some cards not to show up in the deck.

General | Improvements to address several memory leaks.

GRN | Vraska, Golgari Queen's first loyalty ability works correctly now.

ELD | Rather than only showing legal selection options until a choice is made, Specter's Shriek now correctly reveals the entire hand of target opponent.

ELD | The abilities of Thief of Sanity and Spell Queller now function correctly with adventure cards.

ELD | Adventure cards no longer circumvent the mana cost restrictions of certain other spells or abilities.

ELD| Knowledge Pool now functions correctly with split cards and adventure cards.

ELD | Chulane, Teller of Tales no longer provides redundant prompts when its ability triggers with no lands in hand.

Duel Scene | An issue causing numerous leaves-the-battlefield triggers to not function, such as those found on Vesperlark and Keldon Marauders, has been resolved.

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