Masters Edition Release Events

On Monday, September 10 at 9:00 am PDT, Masters Edition goes on sale in the Magic Online store.

NOTE: Masters Edition becomes legal in ALL Classic-based Constructed formats the day it goes on sale (September 10). The Classic-based formats are Classic, Tribal Wars (Classic), Classic with Vanguard, Prismatic, Singleton, and Freeform.

Masters Edition Release events begin Friday, September 14 and will have 4 components:

Release Leagues
Premier Event Flights (2x and 4x Prizes)
Draft Queues
Release Championships (2x and 4x)

Masters Edition Release Leagues

SIGNUP: September 14, 9:00am – September 20, 9:00pm (the final 1 week, 2x league will start no later than 9:00pm on August 20). Release Leagues will have a maximum of 256 players each and will auto-spawn (as soon as a league reaches 256 players, another will begin registration).

LEAGUE DURATION: 1 week

PRODUCT: 3 Masters Edition and 2 10th Edition Booster Packs. (Note: Only Masters Edition leagues will start for the duration of the Masters Edition Release Events.)

ADMISSION: 2 Tix, Product

PRIZE SUPPORT: 2x prizes

All who participate in a Masters Edition Release League will get the Dakkon Blackblade avatar. Records of 5-0 will receive an alternate art Premium Promo Card.

Avatars and Promo Cards will be distributed Approx. 3 weeks after the last league concludes

NOTE: The regularly schedule downtime will still take place on Wednesday, September 19 at 8:00 am PST. Plan your league games accordingly as no compensation will be issued if you lose a game due to the servers going down for maintenance.

Masters Edition Draft Queues

QUEUES BEGIN: Friday, September 14, 5:00 pm.

FORMATS: Booster Draft

PRODUCT: 3 Masters Edition Boosters or 1 Masters Edition Booster and 2 10th Edition Boosters(Note: Only Master Edition and Time Spiral Blockdrafts will run for the duration of the Masters Edition Release Events)

ADMISSION: 2 Tix, Product

PRIZE SUPPORT: 4-3-2-2 and 8-4

NOTE: The regularly schedule downtime will still take place on Wednesday, September 19 at 8:00 am PST. Queues will be down during the downtime.

Masters Edition Premier Events (2x Flights)

DURATION: September 14, 2:00 pm – September 20 9:00 pm (last starts at 9:00 pm). 2x Flights will have 32 players per flight and will start every ½ hour. Each flight will have a minimum of 24 players, maximum of 32 players.

PRODUCT: 3 Masters Edition and 2 10th Edition Booster Packs, top 8 booster draft. The booster draft format will be 1 Masters Edition Booster and 2 10th Edition Boosters.

ADMISSION: 2 Tix, Product

PRIZE SUPPORT: 2x Prizes, Top 8

Place Boosters
1 24
2 18
3-4 12
5-8 4

All who participate in a 2x Prize Premier Event Flight will get the Dakkon Blackblade avatar. Top 8 will receive an alternate art Premium Promo Card. In addition, the 1st place finisher will qualify for the Masters Edition Release Event 2x Championship

NOTE: The regularly schedule downtime will still take place on Wednesday, September 19 at 8:00 am PST. There will be no Premier Events starting from 10:00 pm on September 18 through 10:00 am on September 19.

Masters Edition Premier Events (4x Flights)

DURATION: September 14, 3:00 pm – September 20, 9:00 pm (last starts at 9:00 pm). 4x Flights start every 3 hours. Each flight will have a minimum of 24 players, maximum of 128 players.

PRODUCT: 3 Masters Edition and 2 10th Edition Booster Packs, top 8 booster draft. The booster draft format will be 1 Masters Edition Booster and 2 10th Edition Boosters.

ADMISSION: 4 Tix, Product

PRIZE SUPPORT: 4x Prizes, Manual Pay to Top 16 (Prizes for 9-16 place will be paid out within 72 hours of event completion)

Place Boosters
1 48
2 36
3-4 24
5-8 12
9-16 6

All who participate in a 4x Prize Premier Event Flight will get the Dakkon Blackblade avatar. Top 8 will receive an alternate art Premium Promo Card. In addition, the Top 8 finishers will qualify for the Masters Edition Release Event 4x Championship

NOTE: The regularly schedule downtime will still take place on Wednesday, September 19 at 8:00 am PST. There will be no Premier Events starting from 10:00 pm on September 18 through 10:00 am on September 19.

Masters Edition Release Event 2x Championship

START TIME: September 22, 8:00 am PST

PRODUCT: 3 Masters Edition and 2 10th Edition Booster Packs, top 8 booster draft. The booster draft format will be 1 Masters Edition Booster and 2 10th Edition Boosters.

ADMISSION: FREE – (No Tix, No Product, Invitation only)

PRIZE SUPPORT: 6x, Manual pay to Top 64

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

The winner of the Championship will also receive a complete set of Magic Online Premium Masters Edition cards.

Second place will receive a complete set of regular Magic Online Masters Edition cards.

Although players may have multiple accounts qualified for the Championship event, players not permitted to have more than 1 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 1 account playing in the Championship either before, during, or after the event, appropriate penalties will be applied (including disqualification from the event with no refund of product or event tickets).

Masters Edition Release Event 4x Championship

START TIME: September 22, 1:00 pm PST

PRODUCT: 3 Masters Edition and 2 10th Edition Booster Packs, top 8 booster draft. The booster draft format will be 1 Masters Edition Booster and 2 10th Edition Boosters.

ADMISSION: FREE – (No Tix, No Product, Invitation only)

PRIZE SUPPORT: 6x, Manual pay to Top 64

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

The winner of the Championship will also receive a complete set of Magic Online Premium Masters Edition cards.

Second place will receive a complete set of regular Magic Online Masters Edition cards.

Although players may have multiple accounts qualified for the Championship event, players not permitted to have more than 1 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 1 account playing in the Championship either before, during, or after the event, appropriate penalties will be applied (including disqualification from the event with no refund of product or event tickets).

Important information regarding system crashes and refunds for Premier Events

If during your event the system crashes, 1 of 3 things will happen:

  1. The system will come right back up. In this case:

    • Events will continue and additional time will be given to allow players to finish the event
    • No Compensation will be given

  2. The system cannot recover the event and "finishes" (prematurely ends) the event, or a WOTC Tournament Coordinator must "finish" (prematurely end) the event.

    • We will accept the prize payouts "as is" - This means that whatever prize payouts and invites the system awards, we will not change what the system does.
    • No changes will be made to these events from what the system automatically pays out as prizes or invitations

    If the event is in TOP 8:

    • No product or tickets will be refunded
    • All players keep the product used to enter the event as well as the drafted cards from the TOP 8 draft.

    If the event is still in Swiss Rounds:

  3. The event is cleared or cancelled by the system. If an event is cancelled this means the event can no longer be viewed in the premier event listings.

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