April Phool's event! Extended downtime this week, R&D Challenge 4/18, prize structure updates.
|Wednesday, March 26|
Starts Tuesday night, Mar 25
at 10:00 PM PDT.
|March 19 to April 2|
|March 26 to April 2|
New Phyrexia/Mirrodin Besieged/Scars of Mirrodin
2013 Magic Online Championship
Watch a live stream of the events.
|March 31April 2|
Format: 8-Booster Phantom Sealed
|Flashback Odyssey Block Draft|
|Flashback Time Spiral Block Draft|
|Flashback Shards of Alara Block Draft|
Format: Theros Block Constructed
|Lorwyn/Morningtide Flashback Draft|
|April 30 to May 7|
|Shadowmoor/Eventide Flashback Draft|
There will be an extended downtime this Wednesday, March 26, for Magic Online. The system will come down at 10:00 PM PDT (5:00 UTC) on Tuesday evening, March 25 (store activity, trades, and events will cease leading up to the system going offline).
Please plan ahead!
We have some fun events lined up for you around that iconoclastic semi-holiday known as April Fool's Day. But no foolery here, just 8-booster Phantom Sealed fun.
Beginning Monday, March 31, at 12:30 PM PDT and continuing until downtime April 2, you'll find April Phool's Phantom Sealed events in eight format varieties to play every hour on the half-hour (so, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, etc.). These are not your everyday formats:
|Heavy Metal||The Erik Lauer Experience|
|The Weatherlight Saga||Cycling Time!|
|Sliver Farm||Woooo Berg!|
The MOCS April Season begins on Wednesday, March 26, and you won't want to miss out on this season's promo card: Force of Will! You only need 15 QPs to earn one, and there are lots of events in which to win QPs during the month of April, including a new Flashback Draft each week. For a complete list of events, visit the Magic Online Events Calendar.
March Season promo card grants for the Magic Online Championship Series (Lion's Eye Diamond) and the Magic Online Player Rewards (store activity: Banisher Priest, event participation: Bident of Thassa) will be made during this week's downtime.
Have you mastered the first two sets of Theros Block? Itching to show your Magic prowess? Flex your heroic muscles? Here's your chance!
On Friday, April 18, take on members of Magic Online's R&D team and prove your savvy with Theros and Born of the Gods.
The R&D team will include:
- Ian Duke
- Ben Hayes
- David Humpherys
- Tom LaPille
- Ken Nagle
- Sam Stoddard
- Erik Lauer
- Tim Aten
- Gerry Thompson
- Adam Prosak
The Magic Online Championship is this weekend, beginning March 28, and running through March 30. You can get a front-row seat for the tournament by tuning into the Magic Twitch.tv channel. Check the Viewer Information for a list of the competitors and to find out when events will be airing.
Then, visit DailyMTG.com's series of competitor profiles to get to know who's who in that list of competitors. This week, Part 3 of the series introduces us to four more competitors.
The following prize structures updates will be made during the March 26 downtime:
- 4-booster Theros Block Sealed
1st Place: 3 Theros packs, 3 Born of the Gods packs, and 1 QP
- Theros Block Sealed Daily
4 Match Wins: 8 Theros packs, 4 Born of the Gods packs, and 3 QPs
- All Constructed 5-3-2-2 (Standard, Modern, Momir Basic, Pauper, Theros Block, Legacy)
1st Place: 3 Theros packs, 2 Born of the Gods packs, and 2 QPs
- The system will go into "No Pay" Tuesday evening, March 25, at 7:00 PM PDT
- Store and trades will be shut off at approximately 9:45 AM PDT
- The system will be down from 10:00 PM, March 25, until 12:00 PM PDT, March 26
March Season MOCS and MOPR promo card will be granted during the downtime.
Current Client and Wide Beta Client Notes:
- Fixed: Players with untradable cards that resulted from the unexpected downtime should find those cards tradable once more.