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Magic 2014 Prerelease and Release Events

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The letter M!agic Online Prerelease events begin on July 26, 2013, at 10:00 AM PDT and will run through the weekend. When Prerelease events conclude on Monday morning at 10:00 AM, Magic 2014 goes on sale in the Magic Online Store. Magic 2014 Release Event queues (Sealed Deck and Draft) will begin at the same time the set goes on sale so players won’t have to wait before jumping into a draft!

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Note: All times are Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7 hours).

MAGIC 2014 FEATURES
Magic 2014 features 249 black-bordered cards with 101 common, 60 uncommon, 53 rare, 15 mythic rare, and 20 basic land, as well as randomly inserted premium versions of all cards in the set, plus:
  • Booster Packs
  • Draft Packs, with 3 Magic 2014 booster packs and 2 Event Tickets
  • Sealed Event Packs, with 6 Magic 2014 booster packs and 2 Event Tickets
  • Two new avatars
  • Five new Intro Packs:
Lightforce
Lightforce
Psychic Labyrinth
Psychic Labyrinth
Death Reaper
Death Reaper
Fire Surge
Fire Surge
Bestial Strength
Bestial Strength

NEW ACCOUNT KITS
Magic 2014 New Account Kits will include:
  • 5 Event Tickets
  • 20 New Player Tickets
  • Five basic avatars
  • Updated card list with over 650 cards
  • Five decklists

Note that any unopened Magic 2013 New Account Kits will be converted to Magic 2014 New Account Kits during the downtime scheduled for Wednesday, July 24, 2013.

MAGIC 2014 KEY DATES
  • Prerelease Begins: July 26, 2013
  • Digital Release: July 29, 2013
  • Release Events End: August 14, 2013
  • Redemption Guarantee: October 31, 2014
  • Redemption Cutoff: November 2, 2015

MAGIC 2014 PRERELEASE EVENTS
Magic 2014 Prerelease Sealed Deck Queues
START TIMES On demand, beginning Friday, July 26, at 10:00 AM, and ending Monday, July 29, at 10:00 AM
LOCATION Release Queues room
ENTRY OPTIONS 25 Event Tickets
PRODUCT Magic Online will provide 6 Magic 2014 booster packs for this event.
SIZE 16 players
DURATION Deck building time plus four rounds, Swiss pairings. Play in all four rounds, win or lose!
PRIZES Prizes are based on the total match points at the end of the tournament. Each match win awards 3 points and each match loss awards 0 points.
Match
Points
Prizes QPs
12 10 Magic 2014 booster packs 3
9 4 Magic 2014 booster packs 1
6 1 Magic 2014 booster pack 0
ADDITIONAL PRIZES: All players who participate in a Magic 2014 Prerelease Swiss Sealed Queue will receive one copy of the prerelease Megantic Sliver promo card. Players with at least 9 match points at the end of the tournament will also receive a premium foil Megantic Sliver card.
Magic 2014 Prerelease Swiss Booster Draft Queues
START TIMES On demand, beginning Friday, July 26, at 10:00 AM, and ending Monday, July 29, at 10:00 AM
LOCATION Release Queues room
ENTRY OPTIONS 15 Event Tickets
PRODUCT Magic Online will provide 3 Magic 2014 booster packs for this event.
SIZE 8 players
DURATION Drafting and deck building time plus three rounds, Swiss pairings. Play all three rounds, win or lose!
PRIZES Prizes are based on the total match points at the end of the tournament. Each match win awards 3 points and each match loss awards 0 points.
Match
Points
Prizes QPs
9 4 Magic 2014 booster packs 1
6 2 Magic 2014 booster packs 0
3 1 Magic 2014 booster packs 0
ADDITIONAL PRIZES: All players who participate in a Magic 2014 Prerelease Swiss Draft Queue will receive one copy of the prerelease Megantic Sliver promo card. Players with 9 match points at the end of the tournament will also receive a premium foil Megantic Sliver card.

MAGIC 2014 RELEASE EVENTS

Magic 2014 will be available in the Magic Online Store on Monday, July 29, at 10:00 AM. The Magic 2014 release events consist of five parts:

  • Booster Draft Queues (beginning July 29)
  • 16-player Sealed Deck Queues (begining July 29)
  • 64-player Top 8 Premier Drafts (beginning August 2)
  • Top 8 Sealed Deck Events (beginning August 2)
  • Release Events Championship (August 18)

Magic 2014 becomes legal in ALL Constructed formats following the Wednesday, July 24, scheduled downtime. All appropriate Daily Events, Scheduled Events, and Queues will have Magic 2014 added to their prize structures after the scheduled downtime on Wednesday, July 31.

Magic 2014 Release Booster Draft Queues
START TIMES On demand, starting Monday, July 29, at 10:00 AM, until the scheduled downtime on Wednesday, August 14
LOCATION Release Queues room
ENTRY OPTIONS 14 Event Tickets OR 2 Event Tickets plus product OR Magic 2014 Draft Pack
PRODUCT 3 Magic 2014 booster packs
SIZE 8 players
DURATION Drafting and deck building plus three rounds, single elimination, or three 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 2014 4-3-2-2 Draft
Place Prizes QPs
1st 4 Magic 2014 booster packs 1
2nd 3 Magic 2014 booster packs 0
3rd-4th 2 Magic 2014 booster packs 0
Magic 2014 8-4 Draft
Place Prizes QPs
1st 8 Magic 2014 booster packs 1
2nd 4 Magic 2014 booster packs 0
Magic 2014 Swiss Draft
Match
Points
Prizes QPs
9 3 Magic 2014 booster packs 1
6 2 Magic 2014 booster packs 0
3 1 Magic 2014 booster pack 0
ADDITIONAL PRIZES: Each player who participates in a Magic 2014 Booster Draft Queue will receive the Windreader Sphinx avatar.
Participation avatar: Windreader Sphinx
Magic 2014 16-Player Sealed Deck Queues
START TIMES On demand, starting Monday, July 29, at 10:00 AM, until the scheduled downtime on Wednesday, August 14
LOCATION Release Queues room
ENTRY OPTIONS 24 Event Tickets
PRODUCT Magic Online will provide 6 Magic 2014 booster packs for this event.
SIZE 16 players
DURATION Deck building time plus four 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.
Match
Points
Prizes QPs
12 13 Magic 2014 booster packs 3
9 8 Magic 2014 booster packs 1
6 3 Magic 2014 booster packs 0
ADDITIONAL PRIZES: All players who participate in a Magic 2014 Release Sealed Deck Queue will receive the Windreader Sphinx avatar. In addition, players with at least 9 match points at the end of the tournament will also receive the Archangel of Thune avatar.
Magic 2014 64-Player Top 8 Premier Drafts
START TIMES Scheduled start times beginning Friday, August 2, and ending Wednesday, August 14
LOCATION Scheduled Events room
ENTRY OPTIONS 20 Event Tickets OR 8 Event Tickets plus product
PRODUCT 3 Magic 2014 booster packs for the Top 8 Booster Draft
SIZE 64 players
DURATION Drafting and deck building time plus three rounds, single elimination. The Top 8 will consist of drafting and deck building time plus three rounds, single elimination.
PRIZES:
Place Prizes QPs
1st 24 Magic 2014 booster packs 6
2nd 18 Magic 2014 booster packs 5
3rd-4th 12 Magic 2014 booster packs 4
5th-8th 9 Magic 2014 booster packs 3
9th-16th 4 Magic 2014 booster packs 0
17th-32nd 2 Magic 2014 booster packs 0
ADDITIONAL PRIZES: Each player in a Magic 2014 64-player Top 8 Premier Draft will receive the Windreader Sphinx avatar. In addition, players who finish in the Top 8 will receive the Archangel of Thune avatar, and qualify for the Magic 2014 Release Events Championship.
Magic 2014 Top 8 Sealed Deck Events
START TIMES Scheduled start times beginning Friday, August 2, and ending Wednesday, August 14
LOCATION Scheduled Events room
ENTRY OPTIONS 30 Event Tickets OR 6 Event Tickets plus product
PRODUCT 6 Magic 2014 booster packs. Magic Online will provide 3 Magic 2014 for the Top 8 Booster Draft.
SIZE Minimum 65 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 three rounds, single elimination.
PRIZES:
Place Prizes QPs
1st 45 Magic 2014 booster packs 6
2nd 33 Magic 2014 booster packs 5
3rd-4th 21 Magic 2014 booster packs 4
5th-8th 12 Magic 2014 booster packs 3
9th-16th 9 Magic 2014 booster packs 0
17th-32nd 3 Magic 2014 booster packs 0
ADDITIONAL PRIZES: Each player in a Magic 2014 Top 8 Sealed Deck Event will receive the Windreader Sphinx avatar. In addition, players who finish in the Top 8 will receive the Archangel of Thune avatar, and qualify for the Magic 2014 Release Events Championship.
Prize avatar: Archangel of Thune
Magic 2014 Release Events Championship
START TIMES Sunday, August 18 at 10:00 AM
LOCATION Scheduled Events room
ENTRY OPTIONS Invitation only
PRODUCT Magic Online will provide 6 Magic 2014 booster packs for the Sealed Deck Swiss pairings rounds, and 3 Magic 2014 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 three rounds, single elimination.
PRIZES:
Place Prizes QPs
1st 4 complete premium Magic 2014 sets 6
2nd 1 complete premium and 1 complete standard Magic 2014 set 5
3rd-4th 1 complete premium Magic 2014 set 4
5th-8th 1 complete standard Magic 2014 set 3
9th-16th 12 Magic 2014 booster packs 0
17th-32nd 9 Magic 2014 booster packs 0
33rd-64th 3 Magic 2014 booster packs 0

Although players may have multiple accounts qualified for the Magic 2014 Release Events Championship, players are not permitted to have more than one of their accounts entered in any single event at one time. Players are not permitted to have any accounts entered in events played by other players for any reason. If a player is discovered to have more than one account playing in any end-of-season championship or championship event before, during, or after the event, Wizards may take action against that player's account (s), up to and including disqualification with no refund of product and/or Event Tickets, suspension of the offending account(s), and/or termination of the offending account(s).

Using an account other than your own, allowing any other player to use your account, selling your account, and other similar actions are all violations of the Magic Online User Agreement. If you play in Magic Online events, win, and expect to get your prize, be very, very sure you are playing on your own account. We do not recognize excuses, such as "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 13-18 to play on an account that the adult has established.

It will be the player's responsibility to make sure that he or she has been properly entered into this event and is able to join it PRIOR to the start of the Championship. If a player is qualified and is unable to join the Championship, he or she will need to contact customer service for assistance.

For all Magic 2014 Release Events, Wizards of the Coast may modify, suspend, and/or cancel an event, substitute prizes, or change the costs and/or schedule for an event without notice, at its sole discretion.

Note: All times are Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7 hours).

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