Magic Online Announcements January 14, 2014

News on 2013 MOCS, plans for 2014 MOCS return, plus PTQs; February promo cards for MOCS and MOPR
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
until
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Every 3 hours
Theros Championship Qualifiers, Limited
January 15, 1:00 PM PST
until
January 21, 11:59 PM PST
Format: Theros Sealed
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Theros Constructed Championship
8:00 AM PST (UTC 16:00)
Format: Standard
January 22, 2014
until
January 25, 2014
MOCS 2013 LCQ Preliminaries
See schedule for times
Format: Sealed
January 22 - February 12
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Theros Limited Championship
8:00 AM PST (UTC 16:00)
Format: Phantom Theros Sealed
Sunday, January 26, 2014
MOCS 2013 Last Chance Qualifier
11:00 AM PST (UTC 19:00)
Format: Sealed
January 29, 2014
until
January 31, 2014
MOCS 2013 Make-up Preliminaries
Format: Phantom Cube Sealed
February 1, 2014
MOCS 2013 Make-up Finals
Format: Phantom Cube Sealed
January 29, 2014
until
February 12, 2014
Cube Returns!
Format: Phantom Cube
Friday, February 14, 2014 10AM PST
until
Monday, February 17, 2014 10AM PST
Born of the Gods Prerelease
Events
Monday, February 17, 2014 10AM PST
until
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 Downtime
Born of the Gods Release
Events
MOCS and PTQ Update

We have an update for players on the Magic Online Championship Series! The Magic Online team has waited to make any announcements until we were confident in a successful return of the MOCS Events. We can now give you a comprehensive update.


MOCS 2013 Championships
There are still two seats open for the 2013 MOCS Championships, which will be held in San Francisco March 28 to 30. To award the seats for the final two competitors, we will hold two series of events:

  • Seat 1
    January 22-25: Last Chance Qualifier Preliminary Events;
    January 26, 11:00 AM PST: Last Chance Qualifier Finals
    Players may participate in as many of the Preliminary Events as they like; however, only a single invitation can be earned from these.
    See complete event details below.
  • Seat 2
    January 29-31: MOCS 2013 November (Season 12) Make-up Preliminaries;
    February 1: MOCS 2013 November (Season 12) Make-up Finals
    See complete event details below
QPs for 2013 Season 12 will be restored in their original final quantities to player accounts prior to the start of the MOCS 2013 November (Season 12) Preliminaries.


MOCS 2014 Begins in February
The February Magic Online Championship Series Season that starts January 29 will hold its Season Preliminaries from February 27 to March 1, and Season Finals on March 8 as originally scheduled. The format for the February Season Events will be Theros/Born of the Gods Sealed.


We will also be holding MOCS 2014 Season 1 (this past December's period) and MOCS 2014 Season 2 (the current January's period) make-up Preliminaries and Finals for those who earned enough QPs to qualify in each Season. QPs for 2014 Season 1 will be restored to player accounts prior to the Preliminary events.


The December (Season 1) Finals Event will be held on March 15 at 7:00 AM PDT. The January (Season 2) Finals Event will be held on April 19 at 7:00 AM PDT. We will be updating the MOCS 2014 calendar with full details.


PTQs Resume with Magic 2015
We plan to have Magic Online PTQs resume in mid-March with the start of the Magic 2015 Pro Tour Qualifier season. We will be updating players with more details as we get closer.

Upcoming Flashback Drafts
You love them, and you've been asking when they'll be back, so here's what's coming up for Weekly Flashback Drafts!
Jan 22 - 29 Zendikar/Worldwake
Jan 29 - Feb 5 Mirrodin/Darksteel/Fifth Dawn + Cube
Feb 5 - 12 Invasion/Planeshift/Apocalypse + Cube
February Promo Cards for MOCS and MOPR

2014 Magic Online Championship Series
The MOCS 2014 February Season runs from January 29, 2014, through February 26, 2014. The promo card is:


Magic Online Player Rewards Program
The February MOPR period runs January 29, 2014, through February 26, 2014. Here are the promo cards:


Warleader's Helix

Event Participation Promo

Elvish Mystic

Store Activity Promo


MOCS Make-up Events Details
MOCS Last Chance Qualifier Preliminaries Details
START TIMES All times are PST:
Wednesday
1/22
Thursday
1/23
Friday
1/24
Saturday
1/25
3:30 PM
6:30 PM
10:30 AM
3:30 PM
6:30 PM
10:30 AM
3:30 PM
6:30 PM
10:30 AM
3:30 PM
LOCATION Scheduled Events room.
ENTRY OPTIONS 30 Event Tickets.
PRODUCT 6 Theros booster packs.
SIZE 32-128 players.
FORMAT Theros Sealed.
PLAY STYLE Swiss.
DURATION 15 minutes deck-building time. Five rounds, Swiss pairings, each round up to 50 minutes.
PRIZES
Match Wins Prizes QPs
5 16 Theros booster packs
Invitation to MOCS LCQ Finals on Jan 26
4
4 12 Theros booster packs
Invitation to MOCS LCQ Finals on Jan 26
2
3 8 Theros booster packs 0
MOCS Last Chance Qualifier Finals Details
START TIMES January 26, 2014, at 11:00 AM PST (19:00 UTC).
LOCATION Scheduled Events room.
ENTRY OPTIONS Invitation only.
PRODUCT 6 Theros booster packs. For the Top 8 draft, Magic Online will provide 3 Theros booster packs.
SIZE 33-256 players.
FORMAT Theros Sealed.
PLAY STYLE Swiss, with single-elimination Top 8 Draft.
DURATION 20 minutes deck-building time. Swiss pairings with the number of rounds determined by attendance (each round up to 50 minutes), followed by a single-elimination Top 8 Draft.
PRIZES
Place Prizes
1st 1 complete premium Theros set
54 Theros booster packs
2013 Magic Online Championship Invitation
Pro Tour Journey into Nyx Invitation
2nd 1 complete regular Theros set
54 Theros booster packs
3rd-4th 54 Theros booster packs
5th-8th 36 Theros booster packs
9th-16th 24 Theros booster packs
17th-32nd 12 Theros booster packs
33rd-64th 6 Theros booster packs
65th-128th 3 Theros booster packs
129th-256th 1 Theros booster pack
MOCS 2013 November (Season 12) Make-up Preliminaries Details
START TIMES All times are PST:
Wednesday
1/29
Thursday
1/30
Friday
1/31
3:00 PM
6:00 PM (UPDATED TIME)
7:00 AM
3:00 PM
7:00 AM
3:00 PM
LOCATION Scheduled Events room.
ENTRY OPTIONS 15 2013 MOCS November (Season 12) Qualifier Points.
PRODUCT Magic Online will provide 6 Phantom Cube booster packs for this event. Cards that players draft and play with in a Phantom event are not added to those players' collections.
SIZE 33-672 players.
FORMAT Phantom Cube Sealed.
PLAY STYLE Swiss.
DURATION Deck-building time plus six rounds, Swiss pairings. Each round will be up to 50 minutes.
PRIZES Land Tax promo cards for the MOCS 2013 November (Season 12) period were previously awarded during the Qualifier Point-only 8-4 Phantom Cube Draft.
Match Wins QPs
6 35
5 35
MOCS 2013 November (Season 12) Make-up Finals Details
START TIMES February 1, 2014, at 7:00 AM PST (15:00 UTC).
LOCATION Scheduled Events room.
ENTRY OPTIONS 35 MOCS 2013 November (Season 12) Qualifier Points.
PRODUCT Magic Online will provide 6 Phantom Cube booster packs for this event. Cards that players draft and play with in a Phantom event are not added to those players' collections.
SIZE Determined by the total number of qualified players.
FORMAT Phantom Cube Sealed with Top 8 Draft.
PLAY STYLE Swiss.
DURATION A number of 50-minute Swiss pairing rounds determined by attendance, followed by a Top 8. The Top 8 will be 3 rounds, single elimination.
PRIZES The booster pack and complete set prizes will be selected by Wizards of the Coast from a current Magic: The Gathering set or expansion available in Magic Online at the time of the event.
Place Prizes
1st 1 complete premium set
54 booster packs
2013 Magic Online Championship Invitation
Pro Tour Journey into Nyx Invitation
2nd 1 complete regular set
54 booster packs
3rd-4th 54 booster packs
5th-8th 36 booster packs
9th-16th 24 booster packs
17th-32nd 12 booster packs
33rd-64th 6 booster packs
65th-128th 3 booster packs
129th-256th 1 booster pack
Downtime and Release Notes for January 15, 2014

  • The system will go into "No Pay" at 5:00 AM PST
  • Store and trades will be shut off at approximately 7:45 AM PST
  • The system will be down from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST


There is no game update this week, and there is no client download required.

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