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Theros Event Dates
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  • Digital Release: October 7, 2013
  • Release Events End: October 23, 2013
  • Constructed Qualifiers: January 8, 2014, @12 AM
  • Limited Qualifiers: January 15, 2014, @12 AM
  • Constructed Championship: January 18, 2014, @8 AM
  • Limited Championship: January 25, 2014, @8 AM

The letter N!ow that Theros has officially launched on Magic Online, we're very excited to tell you about the two new Theros Championship events. We want to really make this a big deal--it is a championship, after all! We are introducing both a Theros Limited Championship and a Theros Standard Constructed Championship, happening in the weeks before Born of the Gods is released. Both of these championships will have dedicated qualifier events during the week leading up to them. We'll also be awarding more prizes to the top finishers and to more players overall. After the events conclude, we'll then celebrate top finishers and their decklists on a Theros Championship web page!

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What's New for Championships

As we mentioned in the Theros Prerelease and Release Events article, we're scheduling championships at the end of new card-set cycles. Now, players will have time to learn the new cards, try out synergies, and refine their favorite strategies throughout the cycle, and then put all of that knowledge to the test during the championship events!

Prize awards have expanded so more players can win booster packs. We've pushed the threshold for those who win packs from 64th place all the way down to 128th place, awarding a total of 1,000 booster packs in each championship event. Top 8 finishers will receive booster packs in addition to complete set prizes! Plus, Top 8 finishers in the championship events will now receive enough Qualifier Points to qualify for Magic Online Championship Series preliminary events.

After the Theros Championship concludes, we will feature the winners and their decks on a dedicated web page on MTGOnline.com.

So start honing your Theros Magic acumen, because the Theros Championship will be here before you know it!

Limited Championship Events
Magic Online Theros Limited Championship Qualifiers
START TIMES January 15, 12:00 AM PST, through January 21, running every 3 hours.
FORMAT Theros Sealed.
LOCATION Scheduled Events room.
ENTRY OPTIONS 30 Event Tickets OR 6 Event Tickets plus product.
PRODUCT 6 Theros booster packs.
SIZE 33 minimum players, 64 maximum players.
DURATION Deck building time plus five rounds, Swiss pairings. There is no Top 8 for this event.
PRIZES Prizes are based on the total Match Wins at the end of the tournament. Each win awards 1 Match Win and each loss awards 0 Match Wins.
Match
Wins
Prizes QPs
5 16 Theros booster packs
Hydra avatar
Invitation to Theros Limited Championship
4
4 12 Theros booster packs
Hydra avatar
Invitation to Theros Limited Championship
2
3 8 Theros booster packs 0

Magic Online Theros Limited Championship
START TIMES January 25, 8:00 AM PST.
FORMAT Phantom Theros Sealed.
LOCATION Scheduled Events room.
ENTRY OPTIONS Invitation only.
PRODUCT Magic Online will provide 6 Theros booster packs. Cards that players draft and play with in a Phantom event are not added to those players' collections.
SIZE 65 minimum players, 672 maximum players.
DURATION Swiss rounds (determined by entries), followed by a single elimination
Top 8.
PRIZES Prizes are based on final standings at the end of the tournament.
Place Prizes QPs
1st 20 Theros booster packs
2 premium Theros sets
2 regular Theros sets
15
2nd 20 Theros booster packs
1 premium Theros set
1 regular Theros set
15
3rd - 4th 20 Theros booster packs
1 premium Theros set
15
5th - 8th 20 Theros booster packs
1 regular Theros set
15
9th - 32nd 15 Theros booster packs 0
33rd - 128th 5 Theros booster packs 0

Constructed Championship Events
Magic Online Theros Constructed Championship Qualifiers
START TIMES January 8, 12:00 AM PST, through January 14, running every 3 hours.
FORMAT Standard.
LOCATION Scheduled Events room.
ENTRY OPTIONS 15 Event Tickets.
PRODUCT A Standard-legal deck.
SIZE 33 minimum players, 64 maximum players.
DURATION Five rounds, Swiss pairings. There is no Top 8 for this event.
PRIZES Prizes are based on the total Match Wins at the end of the tournament. Each win awards 1 Match Win and each loss awards 0 Match Wins.
Match
Wins
Prizes QPs
5 15 Theros booster packs
Hydra avatar
Invitation to Theros Constructed Championship
4
4 10 Theros booster packs
Hydra avatar
Invitation to Theros Constructed Championship
2
3 5 Theros booster packs 0

Magic Online Theros Constructed Championship
START TIMES January 18, 8:00 AM PST.
FORMAT Standard.
LOCATION Scheduled Events room.
ENTRY OPTIONS Invitation only.
PRODUCT A Standard-legal deck.
SIZE 65 minimum players, 672 maximum players.
DURATION Swiss rounds (determined by entries), followed by a single elimination
Top 8.
PRIZES Prizes are based on final standings at the end of the tournament.
Place Prizes QPs
1st 20 Theros booster packs
2 premium Theros sets
2 regular Theros sets
15
2nd 20 Theros booster packs
1 premium Theros set
1 regular Theros set
15
3rd - 4th 20 Theros booster packs
1 premium Theros set
15
5th - 8th 20 Theros booster packs
1 regular Theros set
15
9th - 32nd 15 Theros booster packs 0
33rd - 128th 5 Theros booster packs 0
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