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Magic Online Winter Celebration!

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The letter S!tay indoors and celebrate the holidays with Magic Online's Winter Celebration! This year's celebration has a little something for everyone and includes the following events:

  • The Classic Format Celebration

  • Daily 64-Player Drafts

  • Shards of Alara block Nix Tix Drafts

  • Tempest block and Urza's block Sealed Queues

CLASSIC FORMAT CELEBRATION

Show your support for eternal formats by participating in the Classic Format Celebration! Play in any Classic format event with at least 8 players and get a textless extended-art Ponder promo card automatically delivered to your MTGO account at the end of that event*. In addition, all players who earn 12 match points in a Daily Event or reach the Top 8 playoff of a Classic Premier Event will be invited to participate in the Classic Celebration Championship on Saturday, January 7, 2012! Classic fans won't want to miss this one!

Classic 8-Player Queue
START TIMES: On demand beginning Wednesday, December 21.
LOCATION: Constructed Queues room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): 6 Event Tickets.
PRODUCT: Classic format legal deck.
SIZE: 8 Players.
DURATION: Three rounds, single elimination.
PRIZES:

Place Prizes
1st 5 Mercadian Masques Block booster packs
2nd 3 Mercadian Masques Block booster packs
3rd – 4th 2 Mercadian Masques Block booster packs

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: All players who participate in a Classic 8-Player Queue between the scheduled downtimes on December 21 and January 4 will receive a textless extended-art Ponder promo card. Players who finish undefeated will also receive a premium foil Ponder.


Classic Daily Event
START TIMES: Scheduled start times beginning Wednesday, December 21.
LOCATION: Scheduled Events room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): 6 Event Tickets.
PRODUCT: Classic format legal deck.
SIZE: 16 Players minimum, 128 Player maximum.
DURATION: 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.

Points Prizes
12 11 Mercadian Masques Block booster packs
9 6 Mercadian Masques Block booster packs

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: All players who participate in a Classic Daily Event between the scheduled downtimes on December 21 and January 4 will receive a textless extended-art Ponder promo card. Players who finish with 12 match points will also receive a premium foil Ponder.

Classic Premier Event
START TIMES: Scheduled start times.
LOCATION: Scheduled Events room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): 10 Event Tickets.
PRODUCT: Classic format legal deck.
SIZE: 33 Players minimum, 256 Player maximum.
DURATION: Number of Swiss pairing rounds determined by attendance. The "Top 8" will be 3 rounds, single elimination.
PRIZES:

Place Prizes
1st 33 Mercadian Masques Block booster packs
2nd 24 Mercadian Masques Block booster packs
3rd – 4th 15 Mercadian Masques Block booster packs
5th – 8th 6 Mercadian Masques Block booster packs
9th –16th 3 Mercadian Masques Block booster packs

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: All players who participate in a Classic Premier Event between the scheduled downtimes on December 21 and January 4 will receive a textless extended-art Ponder promotional card. Players who finish in the Top 8 will also receive a premium foil Ponder.

Classic Format Celebration Championship
START TIMES: Saturday, January 7 at 11:00 AM PDT (18:00 UTC).
LOCATION: Scheduled Events room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): Invitation Only.
PRODUCT: Classic format legal deck.
SIZE: Determined by number of qualified players.
DURATION: Number of Swiss pairing rounds determined by attendance. The "Top 8" will be 3 Rounds, single elimination.
PRIZES:

Place Prizes
1st 4 premium foil Classic format "Wishes" and 33 Mercadian Masques Block booster packs
2nd 1 premium foil Classic format "Wish," 1 standard non-foil Classic "Wish," and 24 Mercadian Masques Block booster packs
3rd – 4th 1 premium foil Classic format "Wish" and 15 Mercadian Masques Block booster packs
5th – 8th 1 standard non-foil Classic format "Wish" and 6 Mercadian Masques Block booster packs
9th –16th 3 Mercadian Masques Block booster packs

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: All players who participate in the Classic Format Championship will receive a premium foil Ponder promo card.† All players who reach the Top 8 will also be able to "Wish" for up to four (4) premium foil or standard non-foil Classic format legal cards based on final standings as one of the Top 8. The card(s) "Wished" for must be legal in the Classic format, but can come from any set previously or currently sold in a booster pack through the Magic Online Store. These "Wishes" exclude any and all promotional cards and/or cards from promotional sets or limited edition sets (such as the From the Vault series). In order to submit their Wish, Qualifying players will be contacted by Game Support within 72 hours of the tournament completion conveying Top 8 status in order to determine which card(s) they would like to receive.

DAILY 64-PLAYER DRAFTS

Starting December 23, 2011 and ending on January 1, 2012, Magic Online will host a series of 64-player premier drafts rotating through a variety of formats. See the schedule below.

Due to the popularity of these events, we will schedule at least two of each of the events for every time slot.

START TIME: At least two events at 4:00 AM PST (12:00 UTC), 9:00 AM PST (17:00 UTC), 3:00 PM PST (23:00 UTC) and 7:00 PM PST (03:00 UTC the following day).
LOCATION: Scheduled Events room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): 20 Event Tickets OR Product + 8 Event Tickets.
PRODUCT: Specific to the block event joined.

  • Mirrodin block – Friday, December 23

  • Kamigawa block – Saturday, December 24

  • Ravnica block – Sunday, December 25

  • Time Spiral block – Monday, December 26

  • Lorwyn and Morningtide – Tuesday, December 27

  • Shadowmoor and Eventide – Wednesday, December 28

  • Shards of Alara block (block or individual boosters)– Thursday, December 29

  • Zendikar, Worldwake, and Rise of the Eldrazi – Friday, December 30

  • Scars of Mirrodin block – Saturday, December 31

  • Innistrad –Sunday, January 1

SIZE: 64 players.
DURATION: Drafting and deck building time plus 3 Rounds, Single Elimination. The "Top 8" draft will consist of additional drafting and deck building time plus 3 Rounds, Single Elimination.
PRIZES: Prizes are based on final standings. The product awarded will be based on the product used in the event.

Place Prizes
1st 24 booster packs
2nd 18 booster packs
3rd – 4th 12 booster packs
5th – 8th 6 booster packs
9th –16th 4 booster packs
17th –32nd 2 booster packs

ENTRY OPTIONS NOTE: Players can join the Shards of Alara block event with either 3 Shards of Alara block boosters or 1 of each booster from the block (Shards of Alara, Conflux, and Alara Reborn). All players will be drafting and playing with the Shards of Alara block booster packs.

SHARDS OF ALARA BLOCK NIX TIX

The Shards of Alara block Nix Tix queues begin after the downtime on December 21, a full week early. In addition, for the first time, these queues will accept either 3 Shards of Alara Block boosters or 1 of each booster from the block (Shards of Alara, Conflux, and Alara Reborn). All players will be drafting and playing with the Shards of Alara Block booster packs.

START TIMES: On demand beginning after the downtime on Wednesday, December 21, 2011, until the downtime on Wednesday, January 4, 2012.
LOCATION: Limited Queues room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): 12 Event Tickets OR 3 Shards of Alara Block booster packs OR 1 Shards of Alara booster pack, 1 Conflux booster pack, and 1 Alara Reborn booster pack.
PRODUCT: 3 Shards of Alara Block booster packs.
SIZE: 8 Players.
DURATION: Three rounds, single elimination.
PRIZES:

Place Prizes
1st 4 Shards of Alara block booster packs
2nd 3 Shards of Alara block booster packs
3rd – 4th 2 Shards of Alara block booster packs

TEMPEST BLOCK AND URZA'S BLOCK SEALED EVENTS

Two old friends are visiting for the holidays in the form of Sealed Swiss queues! Don't miss out on these awesome classic events!

Tempest Block Sealed Deck Queues
START TIMES: On demand beginning Wednesday, December 21 until the December 28 at 9:00 AM PST (17:00 UTC).
LOCATION: Limited Queues room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): 24 Event Tickets OR 2 Tempest booster packs, 2 Stronghold booster packs, and 2 Exodus booster packs.
PRODUCT: 2 Tempest booster packs, 2 Stronghold booster packs, and 2 Exodus booster packs.
SIZE: 8 Players.
DURATION: Three rounds, Swiss pairings.
PRIZES:

Points Prizes
9 4 Tempest booster packs, 3 Stronghold booster packs, and 3 Exodus booster packs
6 2 Tempest booster packs, 2 Stronghold booster packs, and 2 Exodus booster packs

Urza's Block Sealed Deck Queues
START TIMES: On demand beginning Wednesday, December 28 at 9:00 AM PST (17:00 UTC) until the downtime on Wednesday, January 4, 2012.
LOCATION: Limited Queues room.
ENTRY OPTION(S): 24 Event Tickets OR 2 Urza's Saga booster packs, 2 Urza's Legacy booster packs and 2 Urza's Destiny booster packs.
PRODUCT: 2 Urza's Saga booster packs, 2 Urza's Legacy booster packs and 2 Urza's Destiny booster packs.
SIZE: 8 Players.
DURATION: Three rounds, Swiss pairings.
PRIZES:

Points Prizes
9 4 Urza's Saga booster packs, 3 Urza's Legacy booster packs and 3 Urza's Destiny booster packs
6 2 Urza's Saga booster packs, 2 Urza's Legacy booster packs, and 2 Urza's Destiny booster packs

* † Subject to the terms and conditions of the Magic Online User Agreement and Software License. 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.

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