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The letter T!he Magic: The Gathering game expands every year, introducing new worlds filled with deadly perils, new wars between ancient enemies, and fantastic new adventures. At the center is the Magic core set, representing the game in its purest form: evocative spells, menacing creatures, and infinite possibilities. But even at its core, the experience is ever changing. The Magic 2011 core set continues that tradition.

Magic 2011 goes on sale in the Magic Online Store on Monday, August 2 at 9:00 AM PDT (16:00 UTC). Magic 2011 becomes legal in ALL constructed formats following the July 28 downtime.

All appropriate Standard format Daily Events, Premier Events, Weekend Challenges, and Queues will switch to Magic 2011 prize payouts after the scheduled downtime on Wednesday, August 4.

Magic 2011 Release Events begin after the downtime Wednesday, August 4 and will consist of 6 parts:

  • Magic 2011 2, 4 and 8-Player Casual Draft Queues (Starting Monday, August 2)
  • Magic 2011 Booster Draft Queues
  • Magic 2011 16-player Swiss Sealed Flights
  • Magic 2011 64-Player "Top 8" Premier Drafts
  • Magic 2011 "Top 8" Swiss Sealed Events
  • Magic 2011 Release Events Championship


MAGIC 2011 CASUAL DRAFT QUEUES

START TIME: Starting Monday, August 2 at 9:00 AM PDT (16:00 UTC) until the beginning of the scheduled downtime on Wednesday, August 18.
LOCATION: Casual Draft room.
ENTRY FEE: Product only.
PRODUCT: 3 Magic 2011 booster packs.
SIZE: 2, 4 or 8 Players.
DURATION: Drafting and deck building time plus a number or rounds determined by Swiss pairings.
PRIZES: None.

MAGIC 2011 BOOSTER DRAFT QUEUES

START TIME: On demand starting after the scheduled downtime on Wednesday, August 4 until the beginning of the scheduled downtime on Wednesday, August 18.
LOCATION: 8-Player Draft room.
ENTRY FEE: 2 Event Tickets plus product.
PRODUCT: 3 Magic 2011 booster packs.
SIZE: 8 Players.
DURATION: Drafting and deck building time plus 3 Rounds, Single elimination, or 3 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 2011 4-3-2-2 Draft


Place Prizes QPs
1st 4 Magic 2011 booster packs 1
2nd 3 Magic 2011 booster packs 0
3rd - 4th 2 Magic 2011 booster packs 0

Magic 2011 8-4 Draft


Place Prizes QPs
1st 8 Magic 2011 booster packs 1
2nd 4 Magic 2011 booster packs 0

Magic 2011 Swiss Draft


Points Prizes QPs
9 3 Magic 2011 booster packs 1
6 2 Magic 2011 booster packs 0
3 1 Magic 2011 booster pack 0

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: The winner of each Magic 2011 booster draft queue will receive a Knight Exemplar avatar.


MAGIC 2011 SWISS SEALED FLIGHTS

START TIME: On demand starting after the scheduled downtime on Wednesday, August 4 until the beginning of the scheduled downtime on Wednesday, August 18.
LOCATION: Sealed Swiss Queues room.
ENTRY FEE: 24 Event Tickets.
PRODUCT:Magic Online will provide 6 Magic 2011 booster packs for this event.
SIZE: 16 Players.
DURATION: Deck building time plus 4 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.

Points Prizes QPs
12 13 Magic 2011 booster packs 3
9 8 Magic 2011 booster packs 1
6 3 Magic 2011 booster packs 0

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: Each player in an Magic 2011 Swiss Sealed Flight will receive a Knight Exemplar avatar. In addition, players with at least 9 match points will receive a Steel Overseer avatar.


MAGIC 2011 64-PLAYER "TOP 8" PREMIER DRAFTS

START TIME: Scheduled start times beginning Friday, August 6.
LOCATION: Premier Events room.
ENTRY FEE: 4 Event Tickets plus product.
PRODUCT: 3 Magic 2011 booster packs. Magic Online will provide 3 Magic 2011 booster packs for the "Top 8" booster draft.
SIZE: 64 Players.
DURATION: Drafting and deck building time plus 3 Rounds, Single elimination. The "Top 8" will consist of drafting and deck building time plus 3 Rounds, Single elimination.
PRIZES:

Place Prizes QPs
1st 20 Magic 2011 booster packs 6
2nd 15 Magic 2011 booster packs 5
3rd - 4th 10 Magic 2011 booster packs 4
5th - 8th 6 Magic 2011 booster packs 3
9th - 16th 4 Magic 2011 booster packs 0
17th - 32nd 2 Magic 2011 booster packs 0

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: Each player in a Magic 2011 64-Player "Top 8" Premier Draft will receive a Knight Exemplar avatar. In addition, players who qualify for the "Top 8" will receive a Steel Overseer avatar and qualify for the Magic 2011 Release Events Championship.

MAGIC 2011 "TOP 8" SWISS SEALED EVENTS

START TIME: Scheduled start times beginning Friday, August 6.
LOCATION: Premier Event room.
ENTRY FEE: 4 Event Tickets plus product.
PRODUCT: 6 Magic 2011 booster packs. Magic Online will provide 3 Magic 2011 booster packs for the "Top 8" booster draft.
SIZE: Minimum 64 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 3 Rounds, Single elimination.
PRIZES:

Place Prizes QPs
1st 40 Magic 2011 booster packs 6
2nd 30 Magic 2011 booster packs 5
3rd - 4th 15 Magic 2011 booster packs 4
5th - 8th 10 Magic 2011 booster packs 3
9th - 16th 5 Magic 2011 booster packs 0
17th - 32nd 3 Magic 2011 booster packs 0

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: Each player in a Magic 2011 64-Player "Top 8" Premier Drafts will receive a Knight Exemplar avatar. In addition, players who qualify for the "Top 8" will receive a Steel Overseer avatar and qualify for the Magic 2011 Release Events Championship.

MAGIC 2011 RELEASE EVENTS CHAMPIONSHIP

START TIME: Saturday, August 21 at 11:00 AM PDT (18:00 UTC)
LOCATION: Premier Event room.
ENTRY FEE: Free, Invitation Only.
PRODUCT:Magic Online will provide 6 Magic 2011 booster packs for the sealed deck Swiss pairings rounds and 3 Magic 2011 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 3 Rounds, Single elimination.
PRIZES:

Place Prizes QPs
1st 4 complete premium foil Magic 2011 sets 6
2nd 1 complete premium foil and 1 complete standard Magic 2011 set 5
3rd - 4th 1 complete premium foil Magic 2011 set 4
5th - 8th 1 complete standard Magic 2011 set 3
9th - 16th 12 Magic 2011 booster packs 0
17th - 32nd 9 Magic 2011 booster packs 0
33rd - 64th 3 Magic 2011 booster packs 0

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: All players who participate in the Magic 2011 Release Events Championship will receive 1 premium foil copy of the Magic 2011 release card Ancient Hellkite.

Although players may have multiple accounts qualified for the Magic 2011 Release Events Championship, players are not permitted to own more than one account 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 a Championship 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, 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 13-17 to play on an account that adult has purchased.

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 Championship. If a player is qualified and is unable to join the Championship, they will need to contact customer service for assistance.

For all Magic 2011 Release Events, Wizards of the Coast reserves the right to modify, reschedule, and/or delete any tournament if, in its sole judgment, tournament integrity has been compromised by an unforeseen technical issue.

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