Weekly Blog - December 20, 2022

DISCORD IS OPEN​

Join our new MTGO Discord Server! More than 900 players are already on board, and it has quickly become the MTGO social-media destination for the latest MTGO news and information, meeting other players, and real-time chats with your friends, Magic Online team members, and the Magic Online community at large!

We're excited by the response so far--help us continue to build the Discord community and join today! We look forward to getting to know you!

HOLIDAYS 2022 PROMOTIONS START TOMORROW​

Check out our article describing our Holiday activities taking place over the next five weeks starting tomorrow! The fun includes:
  • All-Access back for 2 weeks (tomorrow to January 4) – buy a Mythic Event Token for $25.00 USD
  • Vintage Cube back until January 25
  • Week of Super Qualifiers December 26-30 (see full calendar below)

VINTAGE CUBE RETURNS TOMORROW!​

Our most popular format returns for a five-week run starting tomorrow! As usual we will have a regular Swiss draft league and a single-elimination draft queue. Entry options for both events are 10 Event Tickets or 100 Play Points. The League also offers an entry option of 1 Vintage Point, the free draft token that all fully purchased accounts prior to December 14 received last week.

Cube design maven Carmen Handy has all of the latest updates in today’s article – give that a read before you begin playing! The full card list with changes can be viewed at this page.

WEEK OF SUPER QUALIFIERS & OTHER HOLIDAY PREMIER EVENTS​

A whopping 26 invitations to the next Regional Championship round in February and March are up for grabs over the next two weeks across 7 events:

DATE TIME (PT) TIME (UTC) EVENT FORMAT
Friday, December 23, 2022 7:00 a.m. 15:00 Limited Super Qualifier BRO Sealed
Monday, December 26, 2022 7:00 a.m. 15:00 Modern Super Qualifier Modern
Tuesday, December 27, 2022 7:00 a.m. 15:00 Standard Super Qualifier Standard
Wednesday, December 28, 2022 7:00 a.m. 15:00 Pioneer Super Qualifier Pioneer
Thursday, December 29, 2022 7:00 a.m. 15:00 Legacy Super Qualifier Legacy
Friday, December 30, 2022 7:00 a.m. 15:00 Vintage Super Qualifier Vintage
Sunday, January 1, 2023 3:00 p.m. 23:00 Limited Qualifier BRO Sealed

Reminder: The constructed Super Qualifiers on Monday through Friday can also be entered with 2 Mythic Event Tokens.

MOCS SEASON 3 SHOWCASE FIELD IS SET​

Congratulations to our final field of qualified players who will contest the MOCS Season 3 Showcase next month:

Leandru Sneakymisato
Demian77 Diem4x
Terribad Floorscrub
MentalMisstep mei0024


ALTERNATE PLAY SCHEDULE​

Here’s a look at the schedule of events coming up between now and Phyrexia: All Will Be One. All of these Alternate Play events are Phantom – cards won’t be added to players’ collections.
  • December 21-January 24Vintage Cube (see above)
  • January 26-February 6Dominaria Remastered Draft League

THE BROTHER’S WAR REDEMPTION ON SALE NOW​

Good news - we had originally stated that redemptions of The Brothers' War would not start until January. Fortunately, our system is ready earlier than expected.

Redemption Tokens for The Brothers' War and Dominaria United are now on sale in the MTGO Store.

TRANSFORMERS BUNDLE ON SALE NOW – LIMITED TIME ONLY! ​

Your favorite Autobot and Decepticon characters make their debut in a special, unique-to-MTGO Universes Beyond offering – the TRANSFORMERS Bundle! For $24.99, all 15 regular-style, non-foil cards in the set can become part of your Magic Online collection for use in Legacy, Vintage, Commander, and Freeform formats – Optimus Prime, Starscream, Megatron, and more!. 

Each card in the Bundle features two modes between which a TRANSFORMERS character can appear – Bot Mode and Alt Mode. Both sides have powerful abilities, many of which cause the card to convert. The More Than Meets the Eye mechanic permits the card’s controller to have it enter in Alt Mode for an alternate cost.  

Cards in the TRANSFORMERS Bundle will not be made available in Treasure Chests, and the Bundle is only available until January 31 at 9 a.m. PT – be sure you don’t miss out! 

TRANSFORMERS, its Characters (Optimus Prime, Starscream, Megatron, etc.), Autobots, Decepticons, More Than Meets The Eye, and Robots in Disguise are trademarks of Hasbro and © TOMY  [used with permission]. 

THE BROTHER’S WAR ON MAGIC ONLINE

Our latest set, The Brothers’ War, is ongoing. Check out the dedicated article to learn all about everything new with the release:
  • The Brothers’ War boosters and Commander decks
  • Updates to the MTGO Store
  • The latest suite of avatars

HOLIDAY BREAK STARTS FRIDAY​

The MTGO team will be observing Daybreak Games’ winter break between December 23 and January 2. The effects of this for customers during this closure are as follows:
  • Redemptions purchased starting today will process as normal in-game but will not be shipped until the first week of January.
  • Customer Service will be working at reduced capacity during the break, so there may be longer-than-usual response times to tickets filed at help.mtgo.com – thank you for your patience.
  • Forums, Discord, and Twitter will not be as actively monitored.
  • No new Blog next week – next one will publish when the team returns on January 3.

NEXT SCHEDULED DOWNTIME - NOW JANUARY 26, 2023​

The next scheduled downtime is now planned for Thursday, January 26 beginning at 9 a.m. PT (17:00 UTC). This is for the implementation of Dominaria Remastered and Phyrexia: All Will Be One. Note that the latter’s events have been pushed back one week – now slated to start February 7.
 
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