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2010 Magic Online Championship Series

Test your mettle in the 2010 Magic Online Championship Series and see if you have what it takes to earn 1 of 12 slots in the 2010 Magic Online Championship held December 9-12 on location in Chiba, Japan.

Events Eligibility

  • All Magic Online players who meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein are eligible to compete in this online tournament series. All Magic Online players are eligible to compete in the 2010 Magic Online Championship Series except (a) players who are otherwise ineligible to engage in tournament play pursuant to the Magic Online User Agreement and (b) employees or contractors of Wizards of the Coast LLC, Hasbro or each of their respective subsidiaries or affiliates or their advertising or promotion agencies, or those who are domiciled with any such person, or those who have been disqualified for other reasons (see below). This is a skill-based tournament based on a player's ability to defeat other players.

  • Players will be disqualified if they are banned from the game for any reason, including without limitation a violation of the Magic Online User Agreement.

  • Although players may have multiple accounts qualified for a championship or championship event, players are not permitted to have more than one of their accounts entered in the event. Players are not permitted to have secondary accounts played by another person. If a player is discovered to have more than one account playing in a championship or championships before, during, or after the event, appropriate penalties will be applied (including disqualification from the event with no refund of product or event tickets).

  • Playing on another person's account, selling your account, etc. are all violations of the Terms of Service. If you play in these championships, win, and expect to get your prize, be very, very sure you are on your own account. We do not recognize "I and a friend jointly own the account," "It's my brother's account but he gave it to me," or similar. The only exception is an adult may authorize a single dependent child age 13-18 to play on an account that adult has purchased.

  • Wizards of the Coast reserves the right to reschedule and/or restart games and matches as needed. Such decisions will be announced on the Magic Online website and/or within the Magic Online client as needed.

To be eligible to participate in an end-of-season championship, the following requirements must be met:

  • All Magic Online players must be at least 13 or older. A championship player between the ages of 13 and 18 will be required to get a parent or guardian's signature on the required waiver and consent forms as explained below. In addition, the player must have Internet access as well as access to a personal computer.

  • Player must be a Magic Online account holder in good standing and in compliance with the Magic Online User Agreement.

Championship Series Structure

  • There are ten seasons in the 2010 Magic Online Championship Series. Each season consists of a number of specified tournaments (queues, daily, and premier events) that will offer the opportunity to earn Qualifier Points (QPs). Each season's start and end date are listed in the schedule below.

  • At the end of each specified tournament, all participants may earn Qualifier Points (QPs) based upon their final rank in the tournament.

  • At the end of each season, all players who have earned sufficient QPs are invited to participate in the appropriate end-of-season championship. The winner of each end-of-season championship will earn a slot in the 2010 Magic Online Championship.

  • The 11th slot of the 2010 Magic Online Championship will be awarded to the winner of the Magic Online Player of the Year Championship tournament held on October 30, 2010. This event will only be open to certain players, based on the various Magic Online Player of the Year rankings.

  • The 12th and final slot of the 2010 Magic Online Championship will be awarded to the winner of the MOCS LCQ held on October 31, 2010. This tournament will be open to all players not already qualified.

Connectivity

  • Due to the nature of computers and the Internet, Wizards of the Coast is not responsible for the results of any disconnection or network problems experienced by players.

Qualifier Points

  • In addition to the normal prizes for specified tournaments, high finishing players earn Qualifier Points (QPs) based on the following schedule:

    Tournament Type Finish QPs
    Premier Event 1st Place 6
    Premier Event 2nd Place 5
    Premier Event 3rd-4th Place 4
    Premier Event 5th-8th Place 3
    Daily Event 4-0 Record 3
    Daily Event 3-1 Record 1
    Weekend Challenge 1st-8th Place 3
    16 Player Swiss Queue 4-0 Record 3
    16 Player Swiss Queue 3-1 Record 1
    8 Player Queue 1st Place 1

    Exception: Tournaments that are part of the MOCS (such as MOCS LCQs and end-of-season championships) do not award QPs.

  • In addition, different tournaments or formats may be called out and offer increased amounts of QPs each month. This adjusted QP schedule will be announced a minimum of one week prior to the start of a season.

  • Wizards of the Coast reserves the right to add/remove qualifying formats, alter events that award Qualifier Points (QPs), and/or adjust the number of QPs offered by any event with a minimum of 24 hours notice.

Season Championships

Last Chance Qualifiers

  • The Magic Online Championship Series Last Chance Qualifiers (LCQs) will offer the opportunity for all Magic Online users that have earned at least 10 Qualifier Points (QPs) but not yet qualified for that season's championship to qualify.

  • Each player who has earned 10-14 QPs by the end of the season will be allowed to enter the scheduled LCQ tournament. Players who have qualified for that season’s championship (earned 15 QPs or more in that season) are not eligible to enter these LCQs.

  • Each scheduled LCQ will be a 4-round single elimination tournament. Players will need to provide the required product for the LCQ (their deck for a constructed LCQ, the required boosters for a limited LCQ) but otherwise the LCQ will be free to join for qualified players. All participants that finish 4-0 will qualify for that season's championship (no other prizes will be awarded to these events).

LCQ Schedule

Each LCQ will be the same format as that season's championship and follows the schedule below.

Season LCQ Date LCQ Time LCQ Format
One February 6 11:00 AM PST/1900 UTC Extended
Two March 6 11:00 AM PST/1900 UTC ZEN Block Sealed
Three April 3 11:00 AM PDT/1800 UTC ZEN Block Con
Four May 8 11:00 AM PDT/1800 UTC ROE Sealed
Five May 30 11:00 AM PDT/1800 UTC Standard
Six June 26 11:00 AM PDT/1800 UTC IPA Sealed
Seven July 24 11:00 AM PDT/1800 UTC Legacy
Eight August 22 11:00 AM PDT/1800 UTC M11 Sealed
Nine September 18 11:00 AM PDT/1800 UTC Standard
Ten October 17 11:00 AM PDT/1800 UTC SOM Sealed


Championship Structure

  • The end-of-season championships are open only to players who earned sufficient QPs in the appropriate season or who qualified through that season's LCQs.

  • Each player's QPs are reset to zero during the last scheduled downtime of the Magic Online Championship Series season.

  • All events that start after this downtime will offer QPs towards the next season's championship.

Championships Participation

  • A player must have earned at least 15 QPs during the monthly season (or qualified through a LCQ) to be eligible for the end-of-season championships. In addition, players can earn byes in the championship based on the following QP total:

    QPs Benefit
    10-14 Qualified for Last Chance Qualifiers (LCQs)
    15-24 Qualified for End-of-Season Championship
    25-34 Qualified for End-of-Season Championship with one awarded bye
    35-44 Qualified for End-of-Season Championship with two awarded byes
    45+ Qualified for End-of-Season Championship with three awarded byes

  • A list of all players that have qualified for a end-of-season championship will be maintained on the Wizards of the Coast web site. Players will be registered into that month's end-of-season championship after the season has ended during the last scheduled downtime before the event. A list of all qualified players will also be posted online.

  • It will be the player's responsibility to make sure that they have been properly entered into this event and are able to join it PRIOR to the start of the end-of-season championship. If a player is qualified and is unable to join the end-of-season championship, they will need to contact customer service to get this corrected.

  • If a player has earned an invitation into an end-of-season championship but is unable to participate, they can request a non-foil copy of the promo card plus 6 boosters of current product granted to their account in place of participating.

  • In order to use this "skip tournament" option, a user must contact Game Support no later than 10am Pacific Time on the Friday before the end-of-season championship and indicate you wish to use the Skip Tournament option. Please use the subject "MOCS Skip Tournament" in your request.

Season Schedule

Each end-of-season championship event features its own format and follows the schedule below.

Season Start Date End Date Championship Championship Time Championship Format Championship Promo
One January 6 February 3 February 13 7:00 AM PST Extended Yawgmoth's Will
Two February 3 March 3 March 13 10:00 AM PST ZEN Block Sealed Textless Wrath of God
Three March 3 March 31 April 10 1:00 PM PDT ZEN Block Con Full Art Emeria Angel
Four March 31 April 28 May 9 4:00 PM PDT ROE Sealed Jace Beleren
Five April 28 May 26 June 5 7:00 PM PDT Standard Alternate Art Chrome Mox
Six May 26 June 23 July 3 10:00 PM PDT IPA Sealed Alternate Art Orim's Chant
Seven June 23 July 21 August 1 1:00 AM PDT Legacy Alternate Art Maze of Ith
Eight July 21 August 18 August 28 4:00 AM PDT M11 Sealed Full Art Voidslime
Nine August 18 September 15 September 25 7:00 AM PDT Standard Alternate Art Birds of Paradise
Ten September 15 October 13 October 24 10:00 AM PDT SOM Sealed Alternate Art Day of Judgment

End-of-Season Championships

START TIME: As posted in schedule above

LOCATION: Premier Events

FORMAT: As posted in schedule above

ADMISSION: FREE – No Tix, No Product for limited, Invitation only

PRIZE SUPPORT: Prizes paid as follows:

Place Boosters
1 72
2 54
3-4 36
5-8 18
9-16 12
17-32 6
33-64 3

The winner of each end-of-season championship will receive an invitation to compete in the 2010 Magic Online Championship. In addition they will also receive an invitation to participate in the 2010 Magic: The Gathering World Championships as well.

All who participate in the end-of-season championship will get a copy of the announced promo card. Top 32 will also receive a foil copy of the announced promo card.

In the event that a season winner is determined to be ineligible to participate or has previously won a season championship and an invitation to the 2010 Magic Online Championship, then the invitation will pass down to the next-highest-finishing eligible player. No other prizes will be passed down in this manner.

The winner of each end-of-season championship will be contacted by email within one (1) week in order to collect their personal information.

If you win an end-of-season championship and have not heard from Wizards of the Coast after one week has passed, please email Vincent.Price@wizards.com so that we can send you details about the 2010 Magic Online Championship and collect your personal information.

Important information regarding system errors for the end-of-season championships:

Wizards of the Coast reserves the right to modify, reschedule, and/or delete any tournament if, in its sole judgment, that tournament's integrity has been compromised by an unforeseen technical issue and/or error in that tournament's administration.

2010 Magic Online Championship

START TIME: TBA

LOCATION: Live event at the 2010 Magic: The Gathering World Championships in Chiba, Japan

FORMAT: TBA

ADMISSION: FREE – No Tix, No Product for limited, Invitation only

PRIZE SUPPORT: Prizes paid as follows:

Place Prize
1 $25,000
2 $17,000
3-4 $9,000
5-8 $6,000
9-12 $4,000

All who participate in the 2010 Magic Online Championship will get one complete set of any previously released Magic Online set or expansion of their choice. The first and second place finisher will also get an additional premium complete set of any previously released Magic Online set or expansion of their choice.

Players must have a signed waiver and consent form to compete in the 2010 Magic Online Championship. Forms can be downloaded at www.wizards.com/protour and will be available onsite.

Minors must have a parent or guardian's signature on these forms. Minors will not be able to register or play unless we receive a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. No exceptions!

Bring these forms with you to registration. We will make forms available for competitors at registration, if necessary.

To register, all participants must present one of the following forms of identification:

  • a driver's license, or
  • a passport, or
  • a copy of a birth certificate and photo IDs (school IDs are acceptable).

Determination of the eligibility of a person under age 18 to participate in the 2010 Magic Online Championship Series is based on the permission granted to said person by his/her parent or legal guardian. All prizes are awarded "AS IS" and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied, (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). This is a contest of skill and, therefore, there are no odds of winning as is the case with a game of chance. All applicable taxes, fees, duties, tariffs, passport or visa costs, and any license, destination, entry, exit and/or delivery charges are the sole responsibility of each player. Taxes on the prizes (including, without limitation, income taxes), if any, are the sole responsibility of the player winners.

Release: By entering (or consenting to the entry of a person under 18) the 2010 Magic Online Championship Series, each participant (or the participant's parent or legal guardian, if the participant is under 18) and the winner (or the winner's parent or legal guardian, if winner is under 18) thereby releases Wizards of the Coast LLC, Hasbro, and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agencies from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the 2010 Magic Online Championship Series or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory. Except where prohibited, you agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved under the laws of the State of Washington, without respect to any conflict of law issues, and participants agree that such shall be resolved properly, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the U.S. Federal and State Courts of King County, Washington, U.S.A. All of Sponsor's decisions regarding the application and interpretation of the Rules are final.

Disclaimer of Liability; Certain Risks
Sponsors, and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, professional advisors, employees and agencies will not be responsible for: (a) any late, lost, misrouted, garbled, distorted, or damaged transmissions or entries; (b) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other computer- or communications-related malfunctions or failures; (c) any event disruptions, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of Sponsors; or (d) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the 2010 Magic Online Championship Series.

Participation in 2010 Magic Online Championship Series is void where restricted, taxed or prohibited by law.

The winners of this tournament will be posted on http://www.wizards.com.

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