Magic Online Announcements March 24, 2015

Posted in Magic Online on 24 Март 2015

By David Whitfield

David works on the Magic community team as a content specialist. He spends his days writing about Magic Online and trying to play too many colors at once in Limited.

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Announcing the Fate Reforged Championship Winners

The Fate Reforged Championship winners have been decided! Want to see how a champion handles a Draft? How about some Championship-level strategy? Relive the twists and turns of both the Limited and Standard Championship Finals and find out who walked away with the title of Fate Reforged Champion.

Full winning decklists as well as match play-by-plays are available in Monday's article.


Dragons of Tarkir Streaming Events

To give players a first look at Dragons of Tarkir on Magic Online, we will be hosting a Dragons of Tarkir Preview Draft! To show off the new set, we've invited popular streamers from far and wide to put it through its paces.

We'll be holding two events, one on Wednesday, April 1, at 6:00 p.m. Pacific (UTC-7), and the second on Thursday, April 2, at 1:00 p.m. Pacific. A booster pack of Dragons of Tarkir is on the line for each match win, awarded with the start of Prerelease on Friday, April 3.

For information about which streamers are playing which days, as well as links to their Twitch channels, check out the table below. Luis Scott-Vargas and Kenji Egashira's streams will be hosted on twitch.tv/magic!

Wednesday, April 1 Thursday, April 2
Cameron Aldous Paul Cheon
Randy Buehler Kenji Egashira
Thomas Delia Julian Knab
Paul Pires Frank Lepore
Gabe Reale Scott MacCallum
Noah Sandler Graham Stark
Luis Scott-Vargas Marshall Sutcliffe
Trey Van Cleave

Dragons of Tarkir Phantom Preview Draft

START TIMES Wednesday, April 1, 6:00 p.m.
and
Thursday, April 2, 1:00 p.m.
All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)
LOCATION Scheduled Events
ENTRY OPTIONS
Option 1
Invite Only
PRODUCT Magic Online will provide 2 Phantom Dragons of Tarkir booster packs and 1 Phantom Fate Reforged booster pack
SIZE 8 players
PLAY STYLE Swiss
FORMAT Draft
DURATION 10 minutes deck-building time. Three rounds, each round up to 50 minutes.


Legacy Cube and Rise of the Eldrazi 6-2-2-2 Drafts are Available Now

The Legacy Cube recently received an update in response to its first run of Events, leaving it better than ever. You can try out the updated Legacy Cube for yourself right now! Play in some Cube Events while you have the chance because they're only around until the Wednesday, April 1 downtime.

As a bonus for the reality-devouring titan enthusiasts amongst you, we'll be running Rise of the Eldrazi 6-2-2-2 Drafts throughout the same time period! You can find full event details here


New Episode of Vintage Super League Tonight

The Vintage Super League pits Magic celebrities against one another with Magic's oldest and most powerful cards as their weapons of choice. Check it out tonight at 6:00 p.m. Pacific (UTC-7) on twitch.tv/magic!

For a review of the current state of the league, as well as look at what's coming up in tonight's episode, take a look at Randy Buehler's latest article.

You can also see the league's decklists here. As of Wednesday, March 18, the page has new decklists for the third phase of the Vintage Super League!


Double Pro Tour Qualifier Weekend

There's a double Pro Tour Qualifier Finals weekend coming up! Players can qualify for the Saturday, March 28, Modern PTQ Finals from Wednesday, March 25, through Friday, March 27.

Not much of a Modern player? Qualify for the Sunday, March 29, Khans of Tarkir/Fate Reforged Sealed PTQ Finals from Wednesday, March 25, through Saturday, March 28.

Not familiar with Pro Tour Qualifiers on Magic Online? Learn how to qualify for Pro Tour Magic Origins from the comfort of your computer here.


Extended Downtime for March 25, 2015

No download is required this week.

MOCS and MOPR promo cards will be granted during the downtime.

  • All tournaments will close Wednesday, March 25, at 12:00 a.m. Pacific (7:00 UTC)
  • Store and trade activity will be suspended at approximately 2:45 a.m. Pacific(9:45 UTC)
  • The system will be down from 3:00 a.m. Pacific (10:00 UTC) until 12:00 p.m. Pacific (19:00 UTC)


Upcoming Events

March 25-March 27Modern Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries

March 28Modern Pro Tour Qualifier Finals 9:00 a.m. Pacific (16:00 UTC)

March 25-March 28Khans of Tarkir/Fate Reforged Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries

March 29Khans of Tarkir/Fate Reforged Pro Tour Qualifier Finals 9:00 a.m. Pacific (16:00 UTC)

March 18-April 1Legacy Cube Events

March 18-April 1Rise of the Eldrazi 6-2-2-2 Draft

April 3-April 6Dragons of Tarkir Prerelease Events

April 6-April 22Dragons of Tarkir Release Events

April 15-April 17Season 4 Magic Online Championship Series Preliminaries

April 18Season 4 Magic Online Championship Series Finals 7:00 a.m. Pacific (14:00 UTC)

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