Magic Online Weekly Announcements, October 10, 2023

Magic Online Weekly Announcements, October 10, 2023​

Posted on Oct 10, 2023

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Vintage Cube Continues​

One of MTGO’s most popular events is in the middle of a two-week run – it's Vintage Cube! We’ve thrown in a couple extra wrinkles this time changing out 19 cards. Chris Wolf, the top trophy leader for the past couple of Cube seasons, walks through his changes in this article.

You can find the full Cube list along with its changes on this page.
The usual Draft League and single-elimination queue will be available for which entry options are 10 Event Tickets or 100 Play Points.

Vintage Cube 64-Player Elimination Drafts Continue This Week​

The hot ticket from a few weeks ago returns – Vintage Cube 64-Player Elimination Drafts are back!
These events will be scheduled around existing events every half-hour Thursday-Sunday between 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. PT (13:30-03:30 next day UTC), and every hour at the bottom of the hour at other times. On Monday-Wednesday they’ll appear every hour on the 30s. We’ll keep this up through the entire two-week run of Vintage Cube.
As before, the object is to draft once, win that pod, then draft again for the bigger prizes. Here are the details:

64-Player Vintage Cube Elimination Draft

Location: Limited Play Lobby -> Premier Events
Entry Options: 15 Event Tickets or 150 Play Points
Number of Players: 64 minimum, 64 maximum (event will wait up to 15 minutes after start time to fill)
Format: Vintage Cube Draft, then three 50-minute single elimination rounds. Players who finish 3-0 draft again in a similar fashion. This event is Phantom – cards opened will not be added to Collections.

Match WinsPlay PointsTreasure ChestsSeason 3 Qualifier Points


Super League Rolls On – Wednesdays at 1pm PT​

One of Magic Online’s most popular streams is back – Super League Season 1 continues every Wednesday at 1 p.m. PT (4 p.m. ET / 20:00 UTC). Catch all the action at or 16 Magic: The Gathering celebrities will compete over 12 weeks to determine who reigns supreme in the ever-evolving Modern format.

In Week 6, Jim Davis and Reid Duke punched their tickets to the Top 8 in November! Corey Baumeister and Caleb Durward fared worse, but they have one more chance to make the playoffs in their next appearance.

Tomorrow’s episode will be the first to eliminate players from this season of Super League. The quartet of competitors are Javier Dominguez, D00mwake, plus Gavin Verhey and Carmen Klomparens from Wizards of the Coast!
Tune in to check out who will take another step toward the playoffs and who will be sent packing.


It's Showcase Challenge Weekend – With Increased Prizes!​

MOCS Season 3 continues, and it’s time once again to qualify players for the next round of Showcase Qualifiers in December. 

It takes 40 Season 3 Qualifier Points to enter a Showcase Challenge. The Top 8 finishers in each event earn a Championship Entry Token for the event’s format plus earn Leaderboard Points toward an At-Large berth in the next Showcase!
As a reminder, we have increased the prize pool for Showcase Challenges starting with this season – prizes now go down to 128th place! The increases are:
  • Regular full set for players finishing in 9th-16th places
  • Regular full set for players who finish the Swiss rounds with an X-2 record (only 2 match losses)
    • The sets for X-2 will be granted by Customer Support in the week following the event
  • Prizes for 33rd-64th places increased to 200 Play Points and 10 Treasure Chests
  • Prizes for 65th-128th places added – 150 Play Points and 5 Treasure Chests
Here are the dates and times for this weekend’s events: 
Saturday, October 148:00 a.m.15:00 Modern Showcase Challenge 
Sunday, October 156:00 a.m.13:00 Pioneer Showcase Challenge 
Saturday, October 216:00 a.m.13:00 Standard Showcase Challenge
Sunday, October 228:00 a.m.15:00 Legacy Showcase Challenge
For more information on these events, click the Premier Play Information link at the top of the Blog.


Alternate Play Schedule​

Here’s a look at the schedule of events coming up between now and The Lost Caverns of Ixalan®. Each description mentions whether or not the Draft is Phantom – cards won’t be added to players’ collections in Phantom events. All transitions take place at 10:00 a.m. PT (17:00 UTC) unless otherwise noted.
  • Now-October 18 – Vintage Cube returns! This will be a typical run of Vintage Cube rather than the previously announced Supreme version. 64-Player drafts are also returning by popular demand.
  • October 18-November 1 – We’re lining up something spooky for Halloween week, but it’s not ready to talk about yet … it will be replacing the Innistrad Chaos week originally scheduled for October 18-25.
  • November 1-8 – Let's kick Wilds of Eldraine draft up a notch and give it the Supreme treatment! Pick 2 cards from a pack, discard the pack, pick 2 from a different pack, etc. (Phantom)
  • November 8-14 – There’s something even cooler in the works here – more details closer to this time.


Wilds of Eldraine on MTGO​

Our return to the fairy-tale plane of Eldraine is now available on Magic Online! Check out our traditional set article for information on a ton of new initiatives:
  • Event Updates - including boosts to core Limited events, a new super-size Modern Challenge, and more
  • Commander Gauntlet and the shift in events for New Players
  • Anime Borderless Art Bundles
  • Commander Decks, Booster Fun, a handful of Unfinity cards, a Treasure Chest update, and more

Redemption Corner​

We’ve updated our Redemption page with new quantity percentages.
WIlds of Eldraine redemption tokens will be available in the MTGO Store tomorrow at 10 a.m. PT (17:00 UTC). Normal costs and timelines apply.
For all other products, our system showed we were sold out completely last week, but we were able to restock the virtual shelves with the last bits of our supply.
IMPORTANT: As of May 23, all new orders of Redemption Tokens are non-refundable!

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 as shown on the schedule below.
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.

  • In MOCS Season 3, Vintage and Pauper Challenges are never pre-empted.
  • 32-Player events require 32 players to fire and give prizes to the Top 32.
  • Pauper and Vintage Challenges are always 32-Player tournaments.
  • All other events listed require 64 players to fire and give prizes to the Top 64.
  • 32-Player Limited Challenge events are 6 rounds with no playoff
  • 64-Player Limited Challenge events are 7 rounds with no playoff
12:00 a.m.Vintage Challenge
1:00 a.m.32-Player Limited Challenge32-Player Limited Challenge
2:00 a.m.Pauper Challenge
4:00 a.m.32-Player Legacy ChallengeModern Challenge
6:00 a.m.32-Player Standard ChallengePioneer Challenge
8:00 a.m.96-Player Modern ChallengeLegacy Challenge
10:00 a.m.Vintage ChallengePauper Challenge
12:00 p.m.32-Player Limited Challenge32-Player Limited Challenge
2:00 p.m.Pioneer Challenge32-Player Standard Challenge
4:00 p.m.32-Player Limited Challenge
6:00 p.m.Modern ChallengeModern Challenge
Check out the Magic Online Format Challenges page for further event details.

PATCH NOTES – October 11, 2023​

  • There will be a patch to download this week, but all changes are in the non-public-facing sections of the game. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the download.

NEXT SCHEDULED DOWNTIME – November 8, 9 a.m. to Noon PT​

The next scheduled maintenance will be Wednesday, November 8 from 9 a.m. to noon PT (16:00-19:00 UTC). This is to support the release of The Lost Caverns of Ixalan®.
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