What Is the Magic Online Weekly Announcements Blog?
Every Tuesday, we round up all of the biggest Magic Online news for the Weekly Announcements Blog.
Check in weekly for the latest updates!
- 2014 Magic Online Championship Recap
- Tempest Remastered Release Events Going on Now
- Announcing June (Season 7) MOCS and MOPR Promos
- Modern Masters 2015 Edition Releases May 28 on Magic Online
- New Episode of Standard Super League Tonight
- Known Issue Around Trading Tempest Remastered Cards
- Double Pro Tour Qualifier Weekend
- Upcoming Extended Downtime on Wednesday, May 27
- Downtime for May 20, 2015
- Upcoming Events
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2014 Magic Online Championship Recap
The Magic Online Championship was held last weekend, and your 2015 Magic Online Champion is Magnus Lantto! Whether you missed the Championship when it was live or you just want to relive the event, check out the recap article for all of the highlights!
For more information on the event, including the full roster of competitors, refer to the 2014 Magic Online Championship article.
Tempest Remastered Release Events Going on Now
Tempest Remastered Release Events are running from now until the Wednesday, May 27, downtime. Get the full prize and event details here.
If you missed it the first time around, check out the original announcement article for general details around the Tempest Remastered.
Announcing June (Season 7) MOCS and MOPR Promos
The MOCS 2015 June Season runs from May 27, 2015, through June 24, 2015. The promo card is:
The June MOPR period runs from May 27, 2015, through June 24, 2015. Here are the promo cards:
And remember, this means it's your last chance to get the Season 6 MOCS and MOPR promos, like this alternate-art Pernicious Deed.
Earning 15 Qualifier Points (QPs) will earn you a copy of this season's MOCS promo card. You get one promo for every 15 QPs you earn. Players can earn QPs from MOCS Events, PTQ Events, Release Events, and more! Get more details about the Magic Online Championship Series here.
Magic Online Player Rewards (MOPR) promos are earned a bit differently. In the MOPR program, Magic Online players are rewarded for participating in tournamanents of a sufficient size, as well as making pruchases in the Magic Online Store. Learn about the specifics of the program here.
Modern Masters 2015 Edition Now Releases May 28 on Magic Online
To give players an extra day to participate in Magic Online events and get to know the set before the triple Grand Prix Modern Masters Weekend kicks off, we've moved the Magic Online release of Modern Masters 2015 Edition up to Thursday, May 28!
Check out the 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.
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 4 decklists.
Known Issue Around Trading Tempest Remastered Cards
We added a new known issue in the April 23 Bug Blog involving trading cards from Tempest Remastered.
The Tempest Remastered set is hidden if unowned. This means that if a player owns no Tempest Remastered cards, the Tempest Remastered filter cannot be selected as a possible format, even if the player has the quantity filter set to 0. Because of this issue, a player who doesn't own any Tempest Remastered cards cannot place any of those cards in their wishlist. This bug is scheduled to be fixed during the Wednesday, May 27 deployment. In the meantime, players can find a breakdown of how we expect this to affect trading Tempest Remastered. Thank you for your patience while we work on this!
Trading Tempest Remastered without using wishlists:
If a player who does not own any Tempest Remastered cards begins a trade with another player who has Tempest Remastered cards, then Tempest Remastered cards will be visible in the trade for both players.
- The player who did not own any Tempest Remastered cards is able to trade with that other player to get Tempest Remastered cards without issue.
- Once the trade is complete, the player who did not have any Tempest Remastered cards will now find that the Tempest Remastered filter in their collection is functional.
- Once the filter is functional, the player will only be able to see cards that they own.
Trading Tempest Remastered using a wishlist:
If a user owns no Tempest Remastered, the Tempest Remastered filter cannot be selected as a possible format, even if the player has the quantity filter set to 0. Because of this, a player who doesn't own any Tempest Remastered cards cannot place any of those cards in their wishlist. The only cards that can be added to the wishlist, are ones that a player already owns.
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, May 20, and run through the day preceding each Finals Event.
Learn more about PTQs on Magic Online and get the full schedule here.
Upcoming Extended Downtime on Wednesday, May 27
There will be an extended downtime on Wednesday, May 27, for Magic Online. Events close at 12:00 a.m. Pacific (7:00 UTC), and store activity and trades end at 2:45 a.m. Pacific (09:45 UTC) leading up to the system coming down at 3:00 a.m. Pacific (10:00 UTC). The system is estimated to return from downtime at 1:00 p.m. Pacific (20:00 UTC).
Downtime for May 20, 2015
- All tournaments will close Wednesday, May 20, 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)
May 20-May 22—Standard Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries
May 23—Standard Pro Tour Qualifier Finals 9:00 a.m. Pacific (16:00 UTC)
May 24—Dragons of Tarkir/Fate Reforged Sealed Pro Tour Qualifier Finals 7:00 a.m. Pacific (14:00 UTC)
May 6-May 27—Tempest Remastered Events
June 3-June 5—Season 6 Magic Online Championship Series Preliminaries
June 6—Season 6 Magic Online Championship Series Finals 7:00 a.m. Pacific (14:00 UTC)
May 28-June 17—Modern Masters 2015 Edition Events
June 24-July 5—Modern Festival Events