20th Anniversary Series Hits Magic Online Thursday

Check out the updates and new events coming soon to Magic Online

Dark Depths illustrated by Mathias Kollros

As part of an ongoing series of weekly changes, Wizards of the Coast (WotC) has announced the updates and changes for Week 7 of Streets of New Capenna on Magic Online.

Magic Online Celebrates 20 Years

To celebrate 20 great years of Magic Online, the 20th Anniversary Series is coming to the program on June 9. Players that collect a 4-1 or 5-0 finish in both a Limited and Constructed Play-In Event between June 9 – June 24 will qualify for the finals on June 25. The winner of the finals earns four complete sets of nearly every booster set release in the history of Magic Online. Constructed Play-In Events range from Legacy, Vintage, Modern, and Pioneer while the Limited Events include Master 25, Vintage Masters, Modern Horizons, and Modern Horizons 2. Play-In Events award prizes for players finishing with three or more wins.

The finals is set for 7:00 AM PT on June 25 and will feature Modern Horizons 2 Sealed and a Top 8 draft. Second-place through fourth-place also earn one complete set of nearly every booster set release on Magic Online along with 2,000 play points for second and 1,000 play points for third and fourth. Overall prizes go all the way down to 256th place.

Special avatars will also be awarded to players who earn two, four, or six finals entry tokens. Two tokens earns the Heroes Remembered avatar, four tokens earns the Inferno of the Star Mounts avatar, and six tokens earns the Dark Depths avatar.

Other events happening to celebrate Magic Online’s 20th Birthday include keeping the Vintage Cube on the entire month of June, with all accounts created before June 7 receiving 100 play points (enough for a Vintage Cube entry). The All-Access token also makes a return, going on sale June 8. The token costs $25 and gives players access to almost every card on Magic Online. The token will last until downtime on June 29.

More avatars will also be given to accounts depending on when they were created. Check below to see which avatar you will receive based off your account’s creation date.

  • Up to one year: Bear Cub
  • Up to five years: Young Pyromancer
  • Up to ten years: Eager Cadet
  • Up to fifteen years: Veteran Adventurer
  • Up to twenty years: Transcendent Master

See all the details for the 20th Anniversary Series and Celebration here.

2022 Season 1 MOCS Showcase Set For June 18

Eight players will battle it out on June 18 for their share of $70,000 in the 2022 Season 1 MOCS Showcase. The eight players who reached the tournament through winning Showcase Opens and topping the MOCS leaderboard include:

  • kommataman
  • McWinSauce
  • MentalMisstep
  • OnionLotus
  • owlpathstoglory
  • RespectTheCat
  • Xwhale
  • Zachattack23

They will play Vintage Cube and Modern to determine the 2022 Season 1 MOCS Showcase champion. The event will be streamed on Twitch at 10:00 AM PT on June 18 with Cedric Phillips, Carmen Handy, and Mani Davoudi providing commentary.

Upcoming Premier Play Events

DateTime (PT)Time (UTC)EventFormatInvitation
Saturday, June 118:00 AM15:00Showcase ChallengeModernShowcase Qualifier
Sunday, June 126:00 AM13:00Showcase ChallengePioneerShowcase Qualifier
Saturday, June 188:00 AM15:00Showcase ChallengePauperShowcase Qualifier
Sunday, June 268:00 AM15:00Showcase ChallengeLegacyShowcase Qualifier

Format Challenges

Format Challenges are scheduled to run every weekend for the foreseeable future and are the first step to qualifying for Premier Play. The schedule for upcoming Format Challenges can be found below:

Time (PT)SaturdaySunday
12:00 AM Vintage Challenge
2:00 AMPauper Challenge 
4:00 AM32-Player Legacy ChallengeModern Challenge
6:00 AMStandard ChallengePioneer Challenge
8:00 AMModern ChallengeLegacy Challenge
10:00 AMVintage ChallengePauper Challenge
2:00 PMPioneer ChallengeStandard Challenge

Next Downtime

The next scheduled downtime is set for 9:00 AM on June 29.

Read the original article from WotC.