Magic Online Announcements, December 14, 2021

Posted in Magic Online on 2021年 12月 14日

By Wizards of the Coast

Magic Online Announcements, December 14, 2021

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2022 Premier Play Schedule

Spotlight Cube Series: Artifact Cube Starts Wednesday

2022 Magic Online Premier Play Program

MOCS Season Transition – Season 3 QPs Expire Tomorrow

2021 Season 3 Showcase Qualifiers

MOCS Last Chance Events December 12–15

Limited Super Qualifier Friday

Pauper Super Qualifier Saturday

Modern Super Qualifier Sunday

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Innistrad: Crimson Vow on Magic Online

Modern Horizons 2 Returns

Vintage Masters Flashback Draft League Ends Tomorrow

Downtime December 15


Spotlight Cube Series: Artifact Cube Starts Wednesday

New to the Spotlight Cube Series, Artifact Cube runs for a week on Magic Online starting December 15.You can read all about it and check out the full cube list in David McDarby's announcement article.


2022 Magic Online Premier Play Program

Make sure to check out updates for 2022's Magic Online Premier Play program and event listings on this new dedicated page.


MOCS Season Transition – Season 3 QPs Expire Tomorrow

The end of 2021 MOCS Season 3 is here. During tomorrow's downtime on December 15, Season 3 QPs will be removed. Once downtime completes, events will offer and take Season 1 QPs for the 2022 season.


2021 Season 3 Showcase Qualifiers

Players who earned entry into the Showcase Qualifier will be squaring off for an invitation to the 2021 Season 3 Champions Showcase!

The entry fee for Showcase Qualifiers is a format token that matches the format of the Showcase. As with QPs, after the season's Showcase Qualifiers are finished, all unused Format Tokens will be removed from players' accounts.

Each Showcase Qualifier is a scheduled Swiss-style event with a Top 8 playoff. The winner of each Showcase Qualifier earns a spot in the final Showcase event and a chance to earn their share of $70,000 and an upcoming Premier Event invitation.

Showcase Qualifiers are scheduled as follows:

DATE TIME FORMAT INVITATION
Saturday, December 18, 2021 8:00 a.m. Modern MOCS Showcase & Neon Dynasty Championship
Sunday, December 19, 2021 8:00 a.m. Legacy MOCS Showcase & Neon Dynasty Championship
Sunday, December 26, 2021 10:00 a.m. Pauper MOCS Showcase & Neon Dynasty Championship
Sunday, January 2, 2021 6:00 a.m. Pioneer MOCS Showcase & Neon Dynasty Championship

Learn more about Showcase Qualifier events here.


MOCS Last Chance Events December 12–15

Following Showcase Challenge Weekend, your next opportunity to continue toward qualification for the Season MOCS are the Last Chance Events. From Sunday afternoon through Wednesday morning Pacific time, Preliminaries in the four Showcase Qualifier formats (Modern, Pioneer, Legacy, and Vintage) are replaced with Last Chance tournaments.

These five-round events cost either 30 Event Tickets plus 40 Qualifier Points, or 300 Play Points plus 40 QPs to enter. If you win all five matches, you will earn an Entry Token good for that format's Showcase Qualifier later this month.

Note that Limited, Standard, and Vintage Preliminaries during this period will fire normally.

Learn more about Last Chance events here.


Limited Super Qualifier Friday

On Friday, December 17, there will be an Innistrad: Crimson Vow Sealed Super Qualifier with a special start time of 11 p.m. PT (07:00 UTC Saturday). The entry fee is 40 MOCS Qualifier Points (Season 1), 40 Event Tickets, or 400 Play Points. The top two finishers qualify for the Neon Dynasty Championship on MTG Arena.

Learn more about Super Qualifier events here.


Pauper Super Qualifier Saturday

On Saturday, December 18, there will be a Pauper Super Qualifier with a special start time of 12 p.m. PT (20:00 UTC). The entry fee is 40 MOCS Qualifier Points (Season 1), 40 Event Tickets, or 400 Play Points. The top two finishers qualify for the Neon Dynasty Championship on MTG Arena.

Learn more about Super Qualifier events here.


Modern Super Qualifier Sunday

On Sunday, December 19, there will be a Modern Super Qualifier with a special start time of 1 a.m. PT (09:00 UTC). The entry fee is 40 MOCS Qualifier Points (Season 1), 40 Event Tickets, or 400 Play Points. The top two finishers qualify for the Neon Dynasty Championship on MTG Arena.

Learn more about Super 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 and provide excellent prizes for those looking to test their mettle in their favorite formats. Learn more about Premier Play qualification to get started today.

Magic Online's Format Challenges run once on Saturdays and once on Sundays for each Constructed format! On weekends featuring Showcase Challenge events, the Format Challenge that starts at either 6 a.m., 8 a.m., or 10 a.m. Pacific time is pre-empted by the Showcase Challenge—Format Challenges scheduled at other times remain in place. NOTE: Pauper, Vintage, and Standard Challenges are never pre-empted.

Check out the Magic Online Format Challenges page for further event details.


Innistrad: Crimson Vow on Magic Online

Check out all the Magic Online release info for Innistrad: Crimson Vow in our dedicated release article. Be sure to also check out the updates to the Treasure Chest page.


Modern Horizons 2 Returns (Including Preliminaries)

It's the season for another fan favorite: Modern Horizons 2 Draft! We're bringing back the non-Phantom Draft League now through January 5 with the same prize structure and chance to open a Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer you know and love!

  • Entry Options:
    • 25 Event Tickets
    • 3 Modern Horizons 2 boosters and 4 Event Tickets
    • 250 Play Points
  • Prizes:
    • 3 Wins – 6 Modern Horizons 2 boosters, 2 MOCS Season 3 QPs, and a Competitive Trophy
    • 2 Wins – 2 Modern Horizons 2 boosters

UPDATE: Limited Preliminary events will use Modern Horizons 2 product until Wednesday, January 5.

  • Entry Options:
    • 45 Event Tickets
    • 450 Play Points
  • Prizes:
    • 4 Wins – 750 Play Points and 40 QP
    • 3 Wins – 450 Play Points and 20 QP
    • 2 Wins – 150 Play Points and 10 QP

Vintage Masters Flashback Draft League Ends Tomorrow

Unfortunately, the Super Jump event mentioned in the Magic Online Innistrad: Crimson Vow release article in November has been postponed due to an unforeseen issue. We will be fixing this issue and debuting Super Jump during Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty season next year! Stay tuned for this awesome mix of Jumpstart and Legacy Cube!

So, over the last week, we've been running a Flashback League (Phantom) with Vintage Masters. The entry options for this League are 10 Event Tickets or 100 Play Points, and the event ends tomorrow with downtime, so now is your last chance to play! Due to an issue with Misthollow Griffin, we've temporarily removed it from the Vintage Masters collation while this event is active.


Next Downtime December 15

The next downtime will be tomorrow, December 15, beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing until noon. All times listed are Pacific Standard time (UTC-8).

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