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Legacy Comes to Magic Online

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The letter I!f you haven't heard, Legacy has become one of Magic's most popular formats. Aaron Forsythe let you know it was coming in his From the Director's Chair article. And if you have been paying any attention to what has been happening in the Legacy scene, then this announcement really isn't a surprise at all.

We are pleased to announce the Legacy Format will debut on Magic Online as a new Core Format following the scheduled downtime on Wednesday, March 31. At that time, Legacy 2-player queues, 8-player queues, Daily Events, and Premier Events will all be scheduled.

At the same time, Classic will become a Specialty Format. Classic will permanently replace the Player's Choice format in the 2-player queues and Weekend Challenge rotation. To honor Classic's contribution to Magic Online, however, we will hold a weeklong celebration from 3/17 to 3/24 with a full schedule of reduced ticket events leading up to Classic's first Weekend Challenge on March 27.

Classic Celebration events begin after the downtime Wednesday, March 17 through March 23 and will consist of four parts:

  • Reduced Event Ticket entry fee on the 8-player Classic queue, from 6 to 4 tickets.
  • Reduced Event Ticket entry fee on Classic Daily Events, from 6 to 4 tickets.
  • Reduced Event Ticket entry fee on Classic Premier Events, from 10 to 8 tickets.
  • Masters Edition III Prizes. Starting after the downtime on March 17, all Classic event prize payouts (Classic 2-player, Classic 8-player, Classic Daily Event and Classic Premier Event) will switch from Tempest block to Masters Edition III booster packs. In addition, some events will award a textless alternate art Psionic Blast promo card.



CLASSIC 2-PLAYER QUEUE

START TIME: Starting after the downtime March 17.
LOCATION: Constructed 8-Player room.
ENTRY FEE: 2 Event Tickets.
PRODUCT: Classic Format deck.
SIZE: 2 Players.
DURATION: 1 Round.
PRIZES:

Place Prize QPs
1st 1 Masters Edition III booster pack 0

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: None.

CLASSIC 8-PLAYER QUEUE

START TIME: Starting after the downtime March 17.
LOCATION: Constructed 8-Player room.
ENTRY FEE: 4 Event Tickets.
PRODUCT: Classic Format deck.
SIZE: 8 Players.
DURATION: 3 Rounds, Single Elimination.
PRIZES:

Place Prizes QPs
1st 5 Masters Edition III booster packs 1
2nd 3 Masters Edition III booster packs 0
3rd – 4th 2 Masters Edition III booster packs 0

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: Each Classic 8-player Queue winner will receive a textless full-art Psionic Blast promo card.

CLASSIC DAILY EVENT

START TIME: Scheduled start times beginning after the March 17 downtime.
LOCATION: Daily Event room.
ENTRY FEE: 4 Event Tickets.
PRODUCT: Classic Format deck.
SIZE: Minimum 16 players, maximum 128 players.
DURATION: 4 Rounds, Swiss Pairings.
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 11 Masters Edition III booster packs 3
9 6 Masters Edition III booster packs 1

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: Each Classic Daily Event player with at least 9 points will also receive a textless full-art Psionic Blast promo card.

CLASSIC "TOP 8" PREMIER EVENT

START TIME: Scheduled start times beginning after the March 17 downtime.
LOCATION: Premier Event room.
ENTRY FEE: 8 Event Tickets.
PRODUCT: Classic Format deck.
SIZE: Minimum 33 players, maximum 256 players.
DURATION: Number of Swiss Pairing rounds determined by attendance plus 3-round single elimination "Top 8" bracket.
PRIZES:

Place Prizes QPs
1st 1 complete premium foil Masters Edition III Set 6
2nd 1 complete standard Masters Edition III Set 5
3rd – 4th 18 Masters Edition III booster packs 4
5th – 8th 9 Masters Edition III booster packs 3

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: Each Classic "Top 8" Premier Event player who reaches the "Top 8" will also receive a textless full-art Psionic Blast promo card.

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