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Eventide Release Events

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Note: The information, times, formats, etc contained in this announcement subject to change at any time without notice.

The letter O!n Monday, August 11th at 9:00 am PST, Eventide goes on sale in the Magic Online store.

NOTE: Eventide becomes legal in ALL Constructed formats the day it goes on sale (August 11). All casual rooms, constructed queues, and Premier Events will use Eventide starting on August 11. Starting on Wednesday August 13, a regular schedule of Premier Events will be run in the newly created "Daily Events" room.

All regular, non-release Premier Events and 8-person constructed queues will have Eventide added to the prize payout mix starting on Monday, August 15 at 9:00 AM.

Casual Drafts

On Wednesday August 13, players will be able to play in casual Eventide drafts in the newly created "Casual Draft" room. These drafts will charge 0 tix, have 0 k-value, and will not pay prizes. Queues will be set up for 4, 6, and 8 players. Shadowmoor-Shadowmoor-Eventide and Eventide-Eventide-Eventide drafts will be available.

Eventide Release events begin Friday, August 15 and will have 4 components:

Draft Queues
"Top 8" Premier Events
"Competitive No Top 8" Flights
"Casual No Top 8" Flights

Booster prizes for all Release Events will be Eventide Boosters.

Eventide Draft Queues

QUEUES BEGIN: Monday, August 18 at 10:00 am PST.

FORMATS: Booster Draft

PRODUCT: 2 Shadowmoor and 1 Eventide Booster and 3 Eventide boosters. (Note: Only Eventide and 10th Edition drafts will run for the duration of the Eventide Release Events – Other draft queues will return on Monday August 25.)

ADMISSION: 2 Tix, Product

PRIZE SUPPORT: 4-3-2-2 and 8-4

The winner of each Eventide Draft will get a Figure of Destiny avatar.

NOTE: The regularly schedule downtime will still take place on Wednesday, August 20 at 8:00 am PST. Queues will be down during the downtime.

Eventide "Top 8" Premier Events

DURATION: August 15, 10:00 am – August 28, 10:00 am (last starts at 10:00 am). "Top 8" Premier Events start every 4 hours. Each event will have a minimum of 32 players, maximum of 128 players.

PRODUCT: 1 Shadowmoor Tournament Pack and 3 Eventide Booster Packs, top 8 booster draft. The booster draft format will be 2 Shadowmoor boosters and 1 Eventide Booster.

ADMISSION: 4 Tix, Product

PRIZE SUPPORT: Prizes paid as follows:

Place Boosters
1 40
2 30
3-4 15
5-8 10
9-16 5
17-32 3

All who participate in a "Top 8" Premier Event will get a Figure of Destiny avatar. Top 8 will get an Ashling, the Extinguisher avatar.

NOTE: The regularly schedule downtime will still take place on Wednesday, August 20 at 8:00 am PST. There will be no Premier Events starting from 12:00am-12:00 pm on August 20.

Eventide Premier Event "Competitive No Top 8" Flights

DURATION: August 15, 11:00 am – August 28, 10:00 am (last starts at 10:00 am). "Competitive No Top 8" flights will have 32 players per flight, and will start as soon as 32 players join the flight. These events will be run "on demand" – as soon as 1 event fills, another will open for sign-up.

LOCATION: These events will take place in the newly created "Sealed Swiss Queues" room

PRODUCT: 1 Shadowmoor Tournament Pack and 3 Eventide Booster Packs

ADMISSION: 2 Tix, Product

PRIZE SUPPORT: As there is no top 8, prizes are based on total match points at the end of the tournament. Each match win awards 3 points and each loss awards 0 points.

Points Boosters
15 25
12 11
9 4
0,3, or 6 0

All who participate in a "Competitive No Top 8" Premier Event Flight will get a Figure of Destiny avatar. Players with 12 or more match points and the end of the tournament will get an Ashling, the Extinguisher avatar.

NOTE: The regularly schedule downtime will still take place on Wednesday, August 20 at 8:00 am PST. There will be no Premier Events starting from 12:00am-12:00 pm on August 20.

Eventide Premier Event "Casual No Top 8" Flights

Due to the lack of leagues for the Eventide Release Events, we will offer these flights for those that desire a more casual release event experience. "Casual No Top 8" flights will differ from regular flights as follows:

  • K-Value will be 0
  • Deck build time will be 40 minutes
  • Players will each receive 40 minutes on their play clocks
  • A flatter prize structure

DURATION: August 15, 11:00 am – August 28, 10:00 am (last starts at 10:00 am). "Casual No Top 8" flights will have 32 players per flight and will start as soon as 32 players join the event. These events will be run "on demand" – as soon as 1 event fills, another will open for sign-up.

LOCATION: These events will take place in the newly created "Sealed Swiss Queues" room

PRODUCT: 1 Shadowmoor Tournament Pack and 3 Eventide Booster Packs

ADMISSION: 2 Tix, Product

PRIZE SUPPORT: As there is no top 8, prizes are based on total match points at the end of the tournament. Each match win awards 3 points and each loss awards 0 points.

Points Boosters
15 20
12 10
9 4
6 2
0 or 3 0

All who participate in a "Casual No Top 8" Premier Event Flight will get a Figure of Destiny avatar. Players with 12 or more match points and the end of the tournament will get an Ashling, the Extinguisher avatar.

NOTE: The regularly scheduled downtime will still take place on Wednesday, August 20 at 8:00 am PST. There will be no Premier Events starting from 12:00am-12:00 pm on August 20.

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