Showcase Challenges With Increased Prize Support Arrive This Weekend On Magic Online

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

Etali, Primal Conqueror
Etali, Primal Conqueror, illustrated by Ryan Pancoast

Daybreak Games have released their weekly update article for Magic Online, detailing upcoming events, game changes, and more.

Banned & Restricted Update

As of August 7, Preordain has been unbanned in Modern and Mind’s Desire in Legacy. The cards can be used in your decks in Magic Online effective immediately.

Showcase Challenge Weekend

Showcase Challenge Weekend events cost 40 Season 3 Qualifier Points (QPs) to enter.

DateTime (PT)Time (UTC)Event
Saturday, August 12 8:00 AM15:00 Modern Showcase Challenge 
Sunday, August 13 6:00 AM13:00 Pioneer Showcase Challenge 
Saturday, August 196:00 AM13:00Standard Showcase Challenge
Sunday, August 208:00 AM15:00Legacy Showcase Challenge

Due to event popularity, prizing has been increased. View the updated payout system below.

  • Regular full set for players finishing in 9th-16th places
  • Regular full set for players who finish the Swiss rounds with an X-2 record (only 2 match losses)
    • The sets for X-2 will be granted by Customer Support in the week following the event
  • Prizes for 33rd-64th places increased to 200 Play Points and 10 Treasure Chests
  • Prizes for 65th-128th places added – 150 Play Points and 5 Treasure Chests

Prize support is also being increased for Super Qualifiers.

  • 33rd-64th places – 400 Play Points & 10 Treasure Chests (a boost of 200 PP)
  • 65th-128th places – 200 Play Points & 5 Treasure Chests (a boost of 100 PP & 5 TCs)

Alternate Play Schedule

  • August 9-16 –  Chaos Draft (Phantom)
  • August 16-September 5 – Vintage Cube – supports the Season 2 MOCS Showcase on August 26 (Phantom).
  • August 25-September 4 – 64-player single-elimination Vintage Cube Drafts

Format Challenges

Time (PT)FridaySaturdaySunday
12:00 AM  Vintage Challenge
1:00 AM 32-Player Limited Challenge32-Player Limited Challenge
2:00 AM Pauper Challenge 
4:00 AM 32-Player Legacy ChallengeModern Challenge
6:00 AM 32-Player Standard ChallengePioneer Challenge
8:00 AM Modern ChallengeLegacy Challenge
10:00 AM Vintage ChallengePauper Challenge
12:00 PM 32-Player Limited Challenge32-Player Limited Challenge
2:00 PM Pioneer Challenge32-Player Standard Challenge
4:00 PM32-Player Limited Challenge  
6:00 PMModern ChallengeModern Challenge 

Patch Notes

  • Sauron’s Ransom and other cards that make face-down piles will correctly not show white borders on cards.
  • Minds Aglow will correctly function if a player concedes during resolution.

Next Downtime

The next scheduled downtime is Wednesday, August 30 from 9 AM to noon PT to support the release of Wilds of Eldraine.