Community Cup Starts Friday!

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The letter W!hat could bring Nate and Shawn from Walking the Planes, Graham and James from LoadingReadyRun, Marshall Sutcliffe, Rashad Miller, and Brian David-Marshall together?

The inevitable defeat of the Community team at this year's Community Cup, of course!

Tune in to on Friday at 11 a.m. Pacific, 2 p.m. Eastern, to watch the Community get destro—umm, I mean—play against the Wizards team. In the broadcasting booth are: Brian David-Marshall, Marshall Sutcliffe, Rashad Miller, Graham Stark, and James Turner.

The wacky-draft format is pretty fun from what I hear but I can't tell you all yet because, well, I don't know. It's locked away in the secret vault alongside our stockpile of cards and signed photos of Richard Garfield.

I was initially sad I wasn't competing in the Community Cup; I loved playing in a few games last year. But this year the competition is going to be fierce, as both sides bring titans to the table and I would not fancy facing off against any of them. I mean, the Community team has a few players with Pro Tour Top 8s, and the Wizards team brings two Hall of Famers, a World Team Champion, and a combined thirteen Pro Tour Top 8s. So... I'm okay sitting this one out and watch the stream when I'm not on the floor at PAX Prime.

Should the Community team somehow manage to vanquish the totally dominant and unquestionably powerful Wizards team, Magic Online players who logged in between Friday, August 30, at 10 a.m. Pacific and Saturday, August 31, at 7 p.m. Pacific, during the Community Cup, will be granted a premium foil Sliver Queen promo and Rakdos Cackler FNM promo on September 4.

When the Wizards team lands their second Community Cup victory, the Magic Online players who logged in during the event will receive a different premium foil promo card, one befitting that of the losing team: Totally Lost.

Sliver Queen

Rakdos Cackler

Be sure to follow the @MagicOnline twitter account, which will keep up with the action from the event!

Oh! And there's also this event that anyone on Magic Online can participate in to help the Community team. We feel so bad for the Community team's chances, we're letting everyone help however they can.

Community Challenge
START TIMES 12:00 PM PDT Friday, August 30, 2013
LOCATION Scheduled Events room
ENTRY OPTIONS 12 Event Tickets
PRODUCT A Standard legal deck
SIZE 32 players minimum, 512 players maximum
DURATION Five rounds, Swiss pairings
PRIZES Prizes are based on the total Match Wins at the end of the tournament. Each win awards 1 Match Win point, and each loss awards 0 points. Defeating a Wizards team member will also earn the Community team 1 Community Win point, while losing to a Wizards participant will award the Wizards team 1 Wizards Win point.
Prizes QPs
5 16 Magic 2014 Booster Packs, 1 From the Vault: Twenty 3
4 8 Magic 2014 Booster Packs 1
3 4 Magic 2014 Booster Packs 0

Note: Wizards Team members are not eligible to win prizes, but their matches will still affect standings. With the exception of the From the Vault: Twenty, any prizes the Wizards Team would have won will be distributed evenly among the players with 5 Match Wins within five business days of the end of the event.

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Patrick "Trick" Jarrett joined Wizards of the Coast in 2011, taking over the reins as editor-in-chief. He oversees the daily content while also working to develop larger web projects for Magic.

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