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The Magic: The Gathering game expands every year, introducing new worlds filled with deadly perils, ancient adversaries, and fantastic new adventures. Magic 2013 is no different, where Planeswalkers aren’t the only powerful mages in the Multiverse; there are also powerful creatures whose deeds have made their names known throughout their own worlds. In addition, the exalted ability returns, both as an expression of communal support and as an expression the worship of greed and power.

Get ready to sling some spells. Magic 2013 will be available in the Magic Online Store on Monday, July 30, at 9:00 AM.

Magic 2013 Release Events begin after the downtime Wednesday, August 1, and will consist of five parts:

  • Magic 2013 Booster Draft Queues
  • Magic 2013 16-player Swiss Sealed Queues
  • Magic 2013 64-Player "Top 8" Premier Drafts (beginning August 3)
  • Magic 2013 "Top 8" Swiss Sealed Events (beginning August 3)
  • Magic 2013 Release Events Championship (August 19)

Magic 2013 becomes legal in ALL Constructed formats following the July 25 scheduled downtime. All appropriate Daily Events, Scheduled Events, and Queues will have Magic 2013 added to their prize structures after the scheduled maintenance on Wednesday, August 1.

MAGIC 2013 BOOSTER DRAFT QUEUES

START TIME: On demand starting after the scheduled downtime on Wednesday, August 1, until the beginning of the scheduled downtime on Wednesday, August 15.
LOCATION: Release Queues room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): 14 Event Tickets OR 2 Event Tickets plus product.
PRODUCT: 3 Magic 2013 booster packs.
SIZE: 8 players.
DURATION: Drafting and deck building time plus three rounds, single elimination, or three rounds, Swiss pairings.
PRIZES: Prizes for single elimination events are based on placement at the end of the tournament. Prizes for Swiss pairing events are based on total match points at the end of the tournament. Each match win awards 3 points and each match loss awards 0 points.

Magic 2013 4-3-2-2 Draft


Place Prizes QPs
1st 4 Magic 2013 booster packs 1
2nd 3 Magic 2013 booster packs 0
3rd - 4th 2 Magic 2013 booster packs 0

Magic 2013 8-4 Draft


Place Prizes QPs
1st 8 Magic 2013 booster packs 1
2nd 4 Magic 2013 booster packs 0

Magic 2013 Swiss Draft


Match Points Prizes QPs
9 3 Magic 2013 booster packs 1
6 2 Magic 2013 booster packs 0
3 1 Magic 2013 booster pack 0

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: Each player in a Magic 2013 booster draft will receive a Talrand, Sky Summoner avatar.


MAGIC 2013 SWISS SEALED QUEUES

START TIME: On demand starting after the scheduled downtime on Wednesday, August 1, until the beginning of the scheduled downtime on Wednesday, August 15.
LOCATION: Release Queues room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): 24 Event Tickets.
PRODUCT: Magic Online will provide 6 Magic 2013 booster packs for this event.
SIZE: 16 players.
DURATION: Deck building time plus four rounds, Swiss pairings.
PRIZES: Prizes are based on total match points at the end of the tournament. Each match win awards 3 points and each match loss awards 0 points.

Match Points Prizes QPs
12 13 Magic 2013 booster packs 3
9 8 Magic 2013 booster packs 1
6 3 Magic 2013 booster packs 0

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: Each player in an Magic 2013 Swiss Sealed queues will receive a Talrand, Sky Summoner avatar. In addition, players with at least 9 match points will receive a Krenko, Mob Boss avatar.


MAGIC 2013 64-PLAYER "TOP 8" PREMIER DRAFTS


START TIME: Scheduled start times beginning Friday, August 3, and ending Friday, August 17.
LOCATION: Scheduled Events room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): 20 Event Tickets OR 8 Event Tickets plus product.
PRODUCT: 3 Magic 2013 booster packs. Magic Online will provide 3 Magic 2013 booster packs for the "Top 8" booster draft.
SIZE: 64 Players.
DURATION: Drafting and deck building time plus three rounds, single elimination. The "Top 8" will consist of drafting and deck building time plus three rounds, single elimination.
PRIZES:

Place Prizes QPs
1st 24 Magic 2013 booster packs 6
2nd 18 Magic 2013 booster packs 5
3rd - 4th 12 Magic 2013 booster packs 4
5th - 8th 9 Magic 2013 booster packs 3
9th - 16th 4 Magic 2013 booster packs 0
17th - 32nd 2 Magic 2013 booster packs 0

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: Each player in a Magic 2013 64-Player "Top 8" Premier Draft will receive a Talrand, Sky Summoner avatar. In addition, players who finish in the "Top 8" will receive a Krenko, Mob Boss avatar and qualify for the Magic 2013 Release Events Championship.

MAGIC 2013 "TOP 8" SWISS SEALED EVENTS

START TIME: Scheduled start times beginning Friday, August 3, and ending Friday, August 17.
LOCATION: Scheduled Events room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): 30 Event Tickets OR 6 Event Tickets plus product OR 1 Magic 2013 Release Event Pack.
PRODUCT: 6 Magic 2013 booster packs. Magic Online will provide 3 Magic 2013 booster packs for the "Top 8" booster draft.
SIZE: Minimum 65 players, maximum 256 players.
DURATION: Deck building time plus a number of Swiss pairing rounds determined by attendance. The "Top 8" will consist of drafting and deck building time plus three rounds, single elimination.
PRIZES:

Place Prizes QPs
1st 45 Magic 2013 booster packs 6
2nd 33 Magic 2013 booster packs 5
3rd - 4th 21 Magic 2013 booster packs 4
5th - 8th 12 Magic 2013 booster packs 3
9th - 16th 9 Magic 2013 booster packs 0
17th - 32nd 3 Magic 2013 booster packs 0

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: Each player in a Magic 2013 "Top 8" Swiss Sealed Event will receive a Talrand, Sky Summoner avatar. In addition, players who finish in the Top 8 will receive a Krenko, Mob Boss avatar and qualify for the Magic 2013 Release Events Championship.

MAGIC 2013 RELEASE EVENTS CHAMPIONSHIP


START TIME: Sunday, August 19 at 10:00 AM PDT (17:00 UTC)
LOCATION: Scheduled Events room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): Invitation Only.
PRODUCT: Magic Online will provide 6 Magic 2013 booster packs for the sealed deck Swiss pairings rounds and 3 Magic 2013 booster packs for the "Top 8" booster draft.
SIZE: Determined by number of qualified players.
DURATION: Number of Swiss pairing rounds determined by attendance. The "Top 8" will consist of drafting and deck building time plus three rounds, single elimination.
PRIZES:

Place Prizes QPs
1st 4 complete premium Magic 2013 sets 6
2nd 1 complete premium and 1 complete standard Magic 2013 set 5
3rd - 4th 1 complete premium Magic 2013 set 4
5th - 8th 1 complete standard Magic 2013 set 3
9th - 16th 12 Magic 2013 booster packs 0
17th - 32nd 9 Magic 2013 booster packs 0
33rd - 64th 3 Magic 2013 booster packs 0

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: All players who participate in the Magic 2013 Release Events Championship will receive one copy of the Magic 2013 launch weekend promo card Staff of Nin. All players in the top 64 will also receive a premium copy of Staff of Nin.

Although players may have multiple accounts qualified for the Magic 2013 Release Events Championship, players are not permitted to have more than one of their accounts entered in any single event at one time. Players are not permitted to have any accounts entered in events played by other players for any reason. If a player is discovered to have more than one account playing in any end-of-season championship or championship event before, during, or after the event, Wizards may take action against that player's account(s), up to and including disqualification with no refund of product and/or event tickets, suspension of the offending account(s), and/or termination of the offending account(s).

Using an account other than your own, allowing any other player to use your account, selling your account, and other similar actions are all violations of the Magic Online User Agreement. If you play in Magic Online events, win, and expect to get your prize, be very, very sure you are playing on your own account. We do not recognize excuses, such as "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 the adult has established.

It will be the player's responsibility to make sure that he or she has been properly entered into this event and is able to join it PRIOR to the start of the Championship. If a player is qualified and is unable to join the Championship, he or she will need to contact customer service for assistance.

For all Magic 2013 Release Events, Wizards of the Coast may modify, suspend, and/or cancel an event, substitute prizes, or change the costs and/or schedule for an event without notice, at its sole discretion.

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