Heartbleed notice, holiday Standard BNG Championship note, Limited BNG Champion Qualifiers begin Wednesday, Shards of Alara FBD, and more.
Shards of Alara
Flashback Block Draft
|April 16 to April 22|
Format: Theros Block Constructed
|Sunday, April 20|
Format: Standard Constructed
|April 23May 7|
|Sunday, April 27|
|April 30 to May 7|
If you qualify for the Standard Born of the Gods Championship scheduled for Sunday, April 20, but are unable to play because of the Easter holiday, you may have your invitation converted to an invitation to the Limited Born of the Gods Championship scheduled for Sunday, April 27, instead.
If this situation applies to you, please contact Game Support no later than Wednesday, April 23, and include the following information:
- Your Magic Online account name that is qualified for the Standard BNG Championship
- Text requesting to convert your Standard BNG Championship invitation to a Limited BNG Championship invitation.
Chris Kiritz announced the upcoming Wide Beta Spotlight this week, along with a bonus benefit for those who participate: early access to Magic Online Journey into Nyx Prerelease Events! What's more, Spotlight participants who play in a Journey into Nyx Prerelease Draft or Sealed event will receive a promo version of Eidolon of Blossoms. Players who win a Journey into Nyx Prerelease Draft or Sealed event during the Spotlight early access period will receive a premium promo version of Eidolon of Blossoms!
Get complete details in the Wide Beta Update: Spring Fever article.
Born of the Gods Championships are here! Play in a Qualifier, and you'll earn a regular promo of Fated Conflagration. Play in a Championship, and you'll score a premium promo of Fated Conflagration! Limited Born of the Gods Championship Qualifiers kick off this week on Wednesday, April 16, at 1:30 PM PDT, with the Limited Championship happening Sunday, April 27, at 8:00 AM PDT.
2014 Magic Online Championship Series
The MOCS 2014 May Season runs from April 30, 2014, through May 28, 2014. The promo card is:
Magic Online Player Rewards Program
The May MOPR period runs April 30, 2014, through May 28, 2014. Here are the promo cards:
April's Flashback Drafts continue: Shards of Alara Flashback Block Draft begins this Wednesday, April 16, following downtime. Draft from Shards of Alara, Conflux, and Alara Reborn sets.
Next week, the Flashback Draft shifts to Lorwyn/Morningtide on Wednesday, April 23!
The Cube is returning! If you missed the opportunity to play the Magic Online Championship Cube, here's your chance to experience it for yourself.
The Cube runs from April 23 until May 7.
Challenge members of the Magic Online R&D team in Theros Block Constructed this Friday, April 18, at 12:00 PM PDT.
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
- Ryan Spain
- Allison Medwin
- Aaron Forsythe
The regularly scheduled Standard event at this time will shift to 12:30 PM PDT for this week only.
The R&D Challenge event will be streamed on the Magic Twitch.tv channel, so tune in to catch the action live!
Magic Online is currently looking for a designer. This person will design Magic experiences and products for Magic Online. If you are a game designer who loves Magic and Magic Online and wants to help create awesome new products and experiences that enrich the Magic Online experience while working with fantastic people in Magic R&D and Magic Digital, then this is the job for you.
There will be an extended downtime on Wednesday, April 23, for Magic Online. Events close at 12:00 AM PDT (07:00 UTC), midnight, and store activity and trades end at 2:45 AM PDT (09:45 UTC) leading up to the system coming down at 3:00 AM PDT (10:00 UTC).
Please plan ahead!
- All tournaments will close at 5:00 AM PDT (12:00 UTC)
- Store and trade activity will be suspended at approximately 7:45 AM PDT (14:45 UTC)
- The system will shutdown from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT (15:00 to 19:00 UTC)
There are no updates to the clients this week.