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Classic Sets Farewell for Mirage Block and ME2

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On Tuesday, March 24 at 11:59 pm PDT, Masters Edition 2 and the Mirage block (Mirage, Visions, and Weatherlight) go off sale in the Magic Online store.

Classic Sets Farewell events begin Wednesday, March 11 and will have 4 components:

Nix Tix Booster Draft Queues
Nix Tix Swiss Sealed Flights
Nix Tix MVW Big Sealed Events
MED/ME2 Sealed Tournament I (QEs and Championship)

Nix Tix Booster Draft Queues

DURATION: March 11 after the downtime – March 27 (last starts at 10:00 am).

LOCATION: These single elimination events will take place in the "8-Player Draft" room.

PRODUCT: 3 Masters Edition 2 boosters or 1 Mirage, 1 Visions, and 1 Weatherlight booster

ADMISSION: Product only

PRIZE SUPPORT: 4-3-2-2, 8-4, and Swiss (pack per win)

Nix Tix Swiss Sealed Flights

DURATION: March 11 after the downtime – March 27 (last starts at 10:00 am). Nix Tix Sealed Swiss Flights will be available for 8-player (3 rounds) for Masters Edition 2 and for the Mirage block. These events will be run "on demand" – as soon as 1 event fills, another will open for sign-up.

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

PRODUCT: 5 Masters Edition 2 boosters or Mirage tournament pack, 1 Visions booster, and 1 Weatherlight booster

ADMISSION: Product only

PRIZE SUPPORT: Prizes are based on the size of the queue entered and the total match points at the end of the tournament. Each match win awards 3 points and each loss awards 0 points.

8-player Flight Prizes

Points Boosters
9 9
6 5
3 2

Nix Tix MVW Big Sealed Events

TIME & DATE: 3:00 AM PDT, 9:00 AM PDT, 3:00 PM PDT, and 9:00 PM PDT on Sunday March 22. Each event will have a minimum of 32 players, maximum of 128 players.

LOCATION: These events will take place in the Premier Events room.

PRODUCT: Mirage tournament pack, 1 Visions booster, and 1 Weatherlight booster

ADMISSION: Product Only

PRIZE SUPPORT: Prizes paid as follows:

Place Mirage Boosters Visions Boosters Weatherlight boosters
1 Premium Foil Set Premium Foil Set Premium Foil Set
2 Standard Set Standard Set Standard Set
3-4 5 5 5
5-8 3 3 3
9-16 2 2 2
17-32 1 1 1

All who participate in a Nix Tix MVW Big Sealed Event will get a set of the MVW participation avatars (Stalking Tiger, Nekrataal, and Peacekeeper). Top 8 will get a copy of the MVW prize avatars (Frenetic Efreet, Chronatog, and Morinfen).

MED/ME2 I Sealed Tournament

MED/ME2 Qualifiers

32 Daily Events (16 each week) will be designated MED/ME2 QE's (Qualifying Events). Each MED/ME2 QE will invite the Top 8 finishers to play in the MED/ME2 Sealed Tournament on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 9:00 AM PST.

DATES: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 through Tuesday March 24, 2009.

LOCATION: These events will take place in the Daily Events room.

FORMATS: Various (Limited and Constructed)

ADMISSION: Constructed Formats – 7 Tix
Limited Formats – 3 Tix, plus Product

PRIZES: Standard prizes plus the Top 8 finishers of each MED/ME2 Qualifier are invited to the MED/ME2 Sealed Tournament. MED/ME2 Qualifiers will NOT pay MED/ME2 Product as prizes.

MED/ME2 I Sealed Deck Championship Last Chance to Qualify Queues

After the completion of the scheduled MED/ME2 Qualifiers we will run Last Chance to Qualify Queues for approximately 48 hours running from Wednesday March 25 after the weekly downtime (approximately 1:00 PM PST) until 1:00 PM PST Friday March 27, 2009.

These 8-player single elimination queues will award the 1st place finisher an invitation to compete in the MED/ME2 Sealed Tournament I. No other prizes will be awarded in these queues.

DATES: Wednesday, March 25 after the weekly downtime through Friday March 27, 2009 1:00 pm PST

LOCATION: These events will take place in their respective 8-player queue rooms (Draft and Constructed).

FORMATS: Constructed – Standard
  Limited – ME2 Sealed

ADMISSION: Constructed Format – 4 Tix
  Limited Format – Product only

PRIZES: The winner of each 8-player queue will qualify to participate in the MED/ME2 Sealed Tournament I on March 28, 2009.

MED/ME2 I Sealed Tournament Championship

START TIME: Saturday March 28, 9:00 am PST.

LOCATION: This event will take place in the Premier Event room.

PRODUCT: 3 Masters Edition boosters and 3 Masters Edition 2 boosters. Top 8 Booster draft. The booster draft format will be 1 Masters Edition booster and 2 Masters Edition 2 boosters per player.

ADMISSION: FREE – (No Tix, No Product, Invitation only)

PRIZE SUPPORT: Prizes paid as follows:

Place Masters Edition Masters Edition 2
1 Premium Foil Set Premium Foil Set
2 Standard Set Standard Set
3-4 18 18
5-8 9 9
9-16 6 6
17-32 3 3
33-64 2 2
 

All who participate in the MED/ME2 I Sealed Tournament Championship will get the MED & ME2 participation avatars (Dakkon Blackblade and Orcish Squatters). Top 8 will get a copy of the ME2 prize avatar (Necropotence).

Although players may have multiple accounts qualified for the MED/ME2 Sealed Tournament I event, players are not permitted to have more than 1 of their accounts entered in the event. Players are not permitted to have secondary accounts played by another person. If a player is discovered to have more than 1 account playing in the Championship before, during, or after the event, appropriate penalties will be applied (including disqualification from the event with no refund of product or event tickets).

Playing on another person's account, selling your account, etc. are all violations of the Terms of Service. If you play in these, win, and expect to get your prize, be very, very sure you are on your own account. We do not recognize "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 adult has purchased.

All players that have qualified for the MED/ME2 I Sealed Tournament from the MED/ME2 QEs will be registered into the championship after the downtime on Wednesday March 25 (winners of the LCQs will all be added by Friday March 27 at 5 PM PST). It will be the player's responsibility to make sure that they have been properly entered into this event and are able to join it PRIOR to the start of the Tournament. If a player is qualified and is unable to join the tournament, they will need to contact customer service to get this corrected.

Important information regarding system crashes for the Championship

If during the scheduled MED/ME2 Sealed Tournament I the system crashes, 1 of 2 things will happen:

  1. The system will come right back up. In this case:
    • The event will continue and additional time will be given to allow players to finish the event
  2. If the system cannot recover the event and "finishes" (prematurely ends) the event, or a WOTC Tournament Coordinator must "finish" (prematurely end) the event within 2 hours of the events scheduled start time:
    • The event will re-created and start over from the beginning. Results from the previous event will not be carried over.
    If the event is still in its Swiss Rounds though not the final Swiss round and has been running for more than 2 hours:
    • The event will be considered canceled and will be rescheduled for Sunday March 29, 9:00 am PST. Results from the previous event will not be carried over.
    If the event is in the final round of Swiss play:
    • The results of the last completed round of Swiss play will be official and the top 8 players from Swiss play will be invited to participate in an 8-player Single Elimination Standard queue and play it out to determine the final standings.
    If the event is in the Top 8:
    • The results of the last completed round of Single Elimination will be official and the remaining players will be invited to participate in a queue of the correct designated size (8, 4, or 2) and play out to determine the final standings.
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