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Magic Online Events Announcement

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Today's article will be discussing events on Magic Online as they will exist after tomorrow's downtime concludes.

If you haven't already, read Worth Wollpert's announcement "Changes to Magic Online Events" for his statement about the changes to Magic Online events. If you would like to share feedback with the Magic Online team, please send an email to MTGOfeedback@wizards.com.

In this article you will find:

Queue Changes

We have introduced a number of new Queue Events for both Limited and Constructed play. You can view the full details of the Queue Events below.

For Limited we have created a Theros Six-Booster Sealed Event and a Qualifier Points Only Phantom Cube Draft 8-4. In addition, Two Ticket Tuesdays will continue throughout November but now as a Queue instead of a series of Scheduled Events. In addition, we slightly altered the prizes of the following Return to Ravnica Draft events: 8-4, 4-3-2-2, and Swiss (follow each link to see the updated event prize structure).

For Constructed, we have introduced two new single-elimination queues, a Pauper 5-3-2-2 and a Momir Basic 5-3-2-2 queue. These two new queues will join the already offered Standard 5-3-2-2, Modern 5-3-2-2, Legacy 5-3-2-2, and Theros 5-3-2-2. We have updated the names of these events to better distinguish the prizes and structure of the events.

Our Constructed Two-Player Queues will lose the 100-Card Singleton, Hero's Path Standard, and Standard Singleton events. These events were removed to make room for the large number of queues being added to the Constructed Queue room. 100-Card Singleton, Hero's Path Standard, and Standard Singleton will all continue to be available as casual play formats. No other Two-Player Queue events will be altered.

As we will no longer be offering Thursday Night Magic Online as a Scheduled Event, we will also be removing the Thursday Night Magic Online promotional card from the prizes of our New Player Events.

Qualifier Points and Player of the Year Event Information

Magic Online players will continue to win Qualifier Points (QPs) in the current and future seasons. As we will not be holding the Season 12 MOCS Preliminary or Finals events, we will introduce a Qualifier Point queue (Qualifier Point Only Phantom Cube Draft 8-4) that will allow players to use the Qualifier Points from the corresponding season to participate in this queue described below. During the downtime on November 27, Land Tax will be granted as normal. Players who earn 15 or more Season 12 QPs will receive the Land Tax promo card. After the downtime on November 27, players will be able to use Season 12 QPs to enter the new Qualifier Point Only Phantom Cube Draft 8-4 queue.

QPs will still accumulate and count towards the Player of the Year standings and we will be holding the Player of the Year event on December 14, 2013, at 11:00 AM PST with no changes to the event structure. The manner in which you will qualify will remain unchanged; we will be inviting the top 150 players in the Limited standings and the Constructed standings to the Player of the Year Championship event.

Constructed Queues

Constructed Eight-Player Single Elimination
Constructed eight-player single-elimination queues include the following formats:
* New play offerings.
START TIMES Fire on demand.
LOCATION Constructed queues.
ENTRY OPTIONS 6 Event Tickets.
SIZE Eight players.
DURATION Three rounds, up to 50 minutes, single-elimination (play ends on first match loss). Each round begins two minutes after all matches in the previous round have completed.
PRIZES
Place Prizes QPs
1st 5 Theros booster packs 2
2nd 3 Theros booster packs 1
3rd - 4th 2 Theros booster packs 0

Constructed Two-Player
Constructed two-player queues include the following formats:
* New play offerings.
START TIMES Fire on demand.
LOCATION Constructed queues.
ENTRY OPTIONS 2 Event Tickets.
SIZE Two players.
DURATION One round, up to 50 minutes, single-elimination (play ends on first match loss). Each round begins two minutes after all matches in the previous round have completed.
PRIZES
Place Prizes
1st 1 Theros booster pack
Note: 100-Card Singleton, Hero's Path, and Standard Singleton have been removed from Constructed two-player queues.
Limited Single Elimination

Limited 4-3-2-2 Draft Single Elimination
Limited 4-3-2-2 drafts include the following formats:
START TIMES Fire on demand.
LOCATION Limited queues.
ENTRY OPTIONS 2 Event Tickets + 3 booster packs of appropriate set(s)
OR
14 Event Tickets
SIZE Eight players.
DURATION Three rounds, up to 50 minutes single-elimination (play ends on first match loss), plus 10 minutes deck construction. Each round begins two minutes after all matches in the previous round have completed.
PRIZES
Place Prizes QPs
1st 4 booster packs of appropriate set(s) 1
2nd 3 booster packs of appropriate set(s) 0
3rd - 4th 2 booster packs of appropriate set(s) 0
For specific entry and prize details, click the format links above to visit the Knowledge Base entry.

Limited 8-4 Draft Single Elimination
Limited 8-4 drafts include the following formats:
START TIMES Fire on demand.
LOCATION Limited queues.
ENTRY OPTIONS 2 Event Tickets + 3 booster packs of appropriate set(s)
OR
14 Event Tickets
SIZE Eight players.
DURATION Three rounds, up to 50 minutes single-elimination (play ends on first match loss), plus 10 minutes deck construction. Each round begins two minutes after all matches in the previous round have completed.
PRIZES
Place Prizes QPs
1st 8 booster packs of appropriate set(s) 1
2nd 4 booster packs of appropriate set(s) 0
For specific entry and prize details, click the format links above to visit the Knowledge Base entry.

Qualifier Point Only Phantom Cube Draft 8-4 Single Elimination
START TIMES Fire on demand, beginning 12:00 AM PST November 27, running through December 4, 2013.
LOCATION Limited queues.
ENTRY OPTIONS 15 Season 12 Qualifier Points
SIZE Eight players.
DURATION Three rounds, up to 50 minutes single-elimination (play ends on first match loss), plus 10 minutes deck construction. Each round begins two minutes after all matches in the previous round have completed.
PRIZES
Place Prizes
1st 8 Theros booster packs
1 premium foil Land Tax
2nd 4 Theros booster packs
1 standard, non-foil Land Tax
3rd - 4th 1 standard, non-foil Land Tax

Two Ticket Tuesdays
START TIMES On demand, November 18, Monday night at 9:00 PM PST, and then each Tuesday through November 26. Starting time each week will be Monday night at 9:00 PM PST.
FORMAT Magic 2014 Phantom Sealed.
LOCATION Limited Queues.
ENTRY OPTIONS 2 Event Tickets
OR
4 Phantom Points
SIZE 32 players.
DURATION Five rounds, up to 50 minutes, single elimination, plus 20 minutes deck construction. Each round begins two minutes after all matches in the previous round have completed.
PRIZES
Place Prizes
1st 6 Magic 2014 booster packs
2nd 4 Magic 2014 booster packs
3rd - 4th 2 Magic 2014 booster packs
5th - 8th 1 Magic 2014 booster pack
Limited Swiss Queues

Limited Swiss Draft
Limited Swiss drafts include the following formats:
START TIMES Fire on demand.
LOCATION Limited queues.
ENTRY OPTIONS 2 Event Tickets + 3 booster packs of appropriate set(s)
OR
14 Event Tickets
SIZE Eight players.
DURATION Three rounds, up to 50 minutes, Swiss pairings, plus 10 minutes deck construction. Each round begins two minutes after all matches in the previous round have completed.
PRIZES
Match
Wins
Prizes QPs
3 3 booster packs of appropriate set(s) 1
2 2 booster packs of appropriate set(s) 0
1 1 booster pack of appropriate set(s) 0
For specific entry and prize details, click the format links above to visit the Knowledge Base entry.

Limited Four-Booster Sealed
Limited four-booster sealed events include the following formats:
START TIMES Fire on demand.
LOCATION Limited queues.
ENTRY OPTIONS 2 Event Tickets + 4 booster packs of appropriate set(s)
OR
18 Event Tickets
SIZE Eight players.
DURATION Three rounds, up to 50 minutes, Swiss pairings, plus 20 minutes deck construction. Each round begins two minutes after all matches in the previous round have completed.
PRIZES
Match
Wins
Prizes QPs
3 6 booster packs of appropriate set(s) 1
2 3 booster packs of appropriate set(s) 0
1 1 booster pack of appropriate set(s) 0
For specific entry and prize details, click the format links above to visit the Knowledge Base entry.

Limited Six-Booster Sealed
Limited six-booster sealed events include the following formats:
* New play offerings.
START TIMES Fire on demand.
LOCATION Limited queues.
ENTRY OPTIONS 2 Event Tickets + 6 Theros booster packs
OR
26 Event Tickets
SIZE Eight players.
DURATION Three rounds, up to 50 minutes, Swiss pairings, plus 20 minutes deck construction. Each round begins two minutes after all matches in the previous round have completed.
PRIZES
Match
Wins
Prizes QPs
3 9 Theros booster packs 1
2 6 Theros booster packs 0
1 3 Theros booster packs 0
New Player Events

New Player Phantom Events
Limited events include the following formats:
START TIMES Fire on demand.
LOCATION Limited queues.
ENTRY OPTIONS 1 Event Ticket + 1 New Player Point
SIZE Four players.
DURATION Two rounds, up to 60 minutes, Swiss pairings, plus 10 minutes deck construction. Each round begins two minutes after all matches in the previous round have completed.
PRIZES
Match
Wins
Prizes
2 1 Magic 2014 booster pack
For specific entry and prize details, click the format links above to visit the Knowledge Base entry.
Phantom Events

Phantom Sealed Events
START TIMES Fire on demand.
LOCATION Limited queues.
ENTRY OPTIONS 6 Event Tickets
OR
10 Phantom Points
SIZE Eight players.
DURATION Three rounds, up to 50 minutes, Swiss pairings, plus 20 minutes deck construction. Each round begins two minutes after all matches in the previous round have completed.
PRIZES
Match
Wins
Prizes QPs
3 16 Phantom Points 1
2 8 Phantom Points 0
1 4 Phantom Points 0
0 2 Phantom Points 0
For specific entry and prize details, click the format links above to visit the Knowledge Base entry.
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