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Magic Online Weekly Announcements: January 23, 2024

Magic Online is back with exciting news to kick off the year! Get ready for the return of Ravnica, stunning retro shocklands, and thrilling events. Let's dive into the details! Ravnica Remastered on MTGO Get...

Magic Online is back with exciting news to kick off the year! Get ready for the return of Ravnica, stunning retro shocklands, and thrilling events. Let's dive into the details!

Ravnica Remastered on MTGO

Get ready to revisit one of the most cherished planes in Magic's history - Ravnica! Ravnica Remastered (set code RVR) brings you a collectible version of Ravnica Cube, featuring over a dozen expansions and showcasing the beloved Guilds. Take a look:

Ravnica Remastered Image Source: Magic Online

  • RVR Boosters are available for $3.99 USD in the MTGO Store, just like Standard sets.
  • Events run until Murders at Karlov Manor events start on February 6, so make sure to join before then.
  • Enjoy Draft league and single-elimination Draft queue options.
  • Sealed Deck events during this period will use RVR for product and prizes.
  • Limited Super Qualifier this Sunday, January 28, and a Limited Qualifier on February 2 - both featuring RVR!
  • Constructed Challenge and Premier events will continue awarding LCI set prizes.

Retro Shockland Bundles Available Now

Embark on a nostalgic journey with the Retro Shockland Bundles - a unique offering in Magic Online's history. Each bundle includes all ten shocklands in a retro frame. Take a look at these stunning lands:

Allied Guilds Bundle

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Enemy Guilds Bundle

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These exclusive Art Bundles will be available for a limited time following the release of Murders at Karlov Manor, so don't miss out on this opportunity!

Murders at Karlov Manor Article Next Week

The wait is almost over! Visit MTGO.com next Tuesday morning Pacific time for the latest set article on Murders at Karlov Manor. Unveil the secrets of this gripping new set and prepare for exciting adventures!

The AlphaFrog Invitational - Tuesdays at 1pm PT

Join the MTGO Twitch channel every Tuesday at 1 p.m. PT (21:00 UTC) for the highly anticipated AlphaFrog Invitational. This eight-part limited series, designed by Gavin Thompson-Exner himself, brings together top players in a Vintage Cube variant. Expect intense battles, entertainment, and surprises. Get your calendars ready and mark this thrilling event!

AlphaFrog Invitational Image Source: Magic Online

Six Regional Championship Invitations Up for Grabs This Weekend

This weekend presents an exciting opportunity for aspiring champions to earn a seat at the April-June Regional Championship round, leading to the Pro Tour Modern Horizons 3. Join the following events:

  • Pioneer Qualifier - Saturday, January 27 at 7:00 a.m. Pacific time (15:00 UTC) Pioneer Qualifier
  • Limited Super Qualifier - Sunday, January 28 at 7:00 a.m. PT (15:00 UTC) Limited Super Qualifier

These events offer fantastic prizes and a chance to secure your spot in the Regional Championships. Don't miss out on this golden opportunity!

Vintage Cube 64-Player Elimination Drafts End Saturday

The thrilling Vintage Cube League concludes this week with the 64-Player Elimination Drafts. Witness high-stakes battles as players compete for excellent rewards. Here's the schedule:

  • From 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. PT (15:30 to 03:30 next day UTC) - Hourly on the 30s, excluding downtime.
  • Other times - Every two hours on the even-hour 30s (8:30 p.m. PT, 10:30 pm PT, etc., until 6:30 a.m. PT).

Check out the prize table below:

Place Play Points Treasure Chests Season 1 QPs
1st 600 45 24
2nd 500 30 12
3rd-4th 500 15 6
5th-8th 200 12 3
9th-16th 200 3 1

ICYMI: Vintage Cube Articles

Before bidding farewell to the Vintage Cube, make sure to check out these informative articles:

  1. Ryan Spain’s Future of Magic Online Vintage Cube.
  2. Chris Wolf’s Winter Cube Update - including Changelist (with designer comments) and the full Cube list.
  3. Keep this page bookmarked to access the most recent Vintage Cube list whenever you like!

Alternate Play Schedule

Take a look at the upcoming schedule of events leading to the release of Murders at Karlov Manor. Please note the transition times:

  • Through January 27 - Vintage Cube returns for the Holidays Festival! Five weeks of intense competition for MOCS Season 3 Showcase participants (Jan. 13, twitch.tv/officialmagiconline & twitch.tv/magic). (Phantom)
  • January 17-February 6 - Ravnica Remastered takes the spotlight with a Draft League overlapping the last week of Vintage Cube. (Keeper)

When Is Vintage Cube Back?

To keep you informed, we've introduced a new section to the blog. Here are the upcoming dates for our most popular event, the Vintage Cube:

  • Winter Update: Through January 24
  • Fast Follow Update: February 21-March 6
  • Spring Update: Mid-March, Dates TBD

New & Upgraded Events on Sundays Begin This Week!

Starting this weekend, you can expect the following upgrades and additions to the Challenge schedule on Sundays:

  • The Standard Challenge at 2pm PT will upgrade to the 96-player level for the remainder of the RCQ season.
  • A new Pioneer Challenge starts at 1pm PT (21:00 UTC).
  • A new Modern Challenge begins at 6pm PT (02:00 Monday UTC).
  • The Pauper Challenge on Sundays at 10am PT is being returned to the 64-player level based on consistent turnout this month.
  • Finally, a new Modern Preliminary fires at 9am PT (17:00 UTC).

Standard Preliminaries Added for RCQ Season

To meet the demand for competitive Standard play during the RCQ season, we've added a couple of Preliminaries to the Weekly Schedule starting tomorrow. Refer to the Calendar link at the top of the page or the Preliminaries page for dates and times.

The Lost Caverns of Ixalan® on Magic Online

Embark on an incredible adventure in The Lost Caverns of Ixalan®, now live on MTGO. Discover new cards, enrich your collection, and enjoy a variety of features. Dive into the world of Ixalan today!

Cosmium Neon Ink Bundles

Don't miss out on our Cosmium Neon Ink Bundles, available even after Cyber Monday! For just $20 USD, grab a Mana Crypt and Cavern of Souls in a randomly-selected color. Check out the article for full details.

Redemption Corner

Explore our updated Redemption page, featuring new quantity percentages. The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Redemption Tokens are now on sale alongside Wilds of Eldraine. Take advantage of this opportunity!

Two-Factor Authentication Is Now Live - Protect Your Account Today!

Enhance the security of your Magic Online account with the newly introduced Two-Factor Authentication. Learn more about its benefits and how to set it up in Ryan Spain's article. Safeguard your account today!

Magic Online Format Challenges Every Weekend

Ready for some thrilling competitive play? Join the Magic Online Format Challenges every weekend. Qualify for Premier Play in your favorite Magic formats and win amazing prizes. Check out the schedule below:

Format Challenges Image Source: Magic Online

Please note that on weekends featuring Showcase Challenge events, the Format Challenges scheduled at 6 a.m., 8 a.m., or 10 a.m. PT will be pre-empted. Other Format Challenges remain as scheduled.

That's all the magic happening on Magic Online this week. Stay tuned for more exciting updates and events. Happy gaming!

Author: Tony Mayer