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2019 Magic Online Championship Viewers Guide

November 11, 2020
Wizards of the Coast

A $250,000 prize pool. 24 players. Three formats. One 2019 champion to crown. It's time to celebrate a year of tournament success with the 2019 Magic Online Championship.



Streaming live and played online through Magic Online, the world will watch the top players from the 2019 Magic Online Championship Series battle across Vintage Cube.

Everyone will see how Zendikar Rising reshaped both formats with every match.

How Can I Follow The Event?

The 2019 Magic Online Championship will be streamed live beginning at 9 a.m. PST daily November 13-15 on twitch.tv/magic.

For round-by-round updates, decklists, live streaming, and more the 2019 Magic Online Championship event page is where to start. You'll also find exclusive content by following @MagicEsports on Twitter.

When Will the 2019 Magic Online Championship Decklists Be Published?

Modern and Pioneer Constructed decklists will be published on the 2019 Magic Online Championship event page at the beginning of the event on Friday, November 13.

Limited—Vintage Cube Draft—decklists will be published as time permits each day.

Will There Be Open Decklists Between Players?

Yes! Decklists are open and players will be able to review their opponent's Constructed decklists anytime throughout the event, once published.

Who Are The Casters?



Who Is Playing?

24 players are competing in the 2019 Magic Online Championship, featuring the top Magic Online players from across the 2019 Magic Online Championship Series season.

First Name Last Name Qualification Path
Mattia Oneto Defending Champion
Fabrizio Anteri Playoff 1
Matti Kuisma Playoff 2
Brandon Pascal Playoff 3
Baker Neenan Playoff 4
Petr Daněk MOCS Open 1
Juan Jose Rodriguez Lopez MOCS Open 2
Philip Steudel MOCS Open 3
Yutaro Yamagata MOCS Open 4
Michael Jacob MOCS Open 5
Alexandr Rossijcenko MOCS Open 6
Eddie Daniel Diaz MOCS Open 7
Aniol Alcaraz Coca MOCS Open 8
Toni Ramis Pascual Modern Champion
Joseph Burkett Vintage Champion
Matthew Vook Legacy Champion
Jamie Schonveld Pauper Champion
Goncalo Pinto At Large
Logan Nettles At Large
Etienne Busson At Large
Oliver Tiu At Large
Lars Dam At Large
Christoffer Larsen At Large
Daniel Garcia At Large

How Much Money Is On The Line?

The 2019 Magic Online Championship features a $250,000 prize pool. Here's how it breaks down:

Place Prize
1 $ 50,000
2 $ 30,000
3-4 $ 15,000
5-8 $ 10,000
9-16 $ 7,500
17-24 $ 5,000
TOTAL $ 250,000

What Are The Formats?

Three formats will be on display at the 2019 Magic Online Championship. 3 rounds of Magic Online Vintage Cube Draft kicks off both days of Swiss, followed by four rounds of Modern Constructed on Friday and four rounds of Pioneer Constructed Saturday.

Saturday concludes with a cut to the Top 4 players, where players return to battle both Modern and Pioneer Constructed to crown the winner of the 2019 Magic Online Championship.

Day One: Vintage Cube Draft and Modern Constructed

  • 7 Swiss rounds, with records and match points carrying over to Day Two.
    • Rounds 1-3: Magic Online Vintage Cube Draft
    • Rounds 4-7: Modern Constructed
  • All matches are a best two-out-of-three games.

Day Two: Vintage Cube Draft and Pioneer Constructed

  • 7 Swiss rounds, ending to a Top 4 cut.
    • Rounds 8-10: Magic Online Vintage Cube Draft
    • Rounds 11-14: Pioneer Constructed
  • All matches are a best two-out-of-three games.

Standings after 14 Swiss rounds will determine the Top 4 playoff.

Days Three: Top 4 Playoff

The Top 4 plays out as a single elimination series featuring best two-out-of-three matches of both Modern and Pioneer Constructed formats.

  • Standings after 14 Swiss rounds determines Top 4 bracket seeding.
  • Each playoff match is single elimination, and is a best two-out-of-three matches.
  • Players will play Modern Constructed for the first match, followed by Pioneer Constructed for the second match.
  • If a third match is necessary, the higher-seeded player will choose the format to be played—either Modern or Pioneer Constructed.

Broadcast Schedule

Friday, November 13: 9 a.m. PST / 5 p.m. UTC / 2 a.m. JST (November 14)

  • Broadcast ends after Round 7.

Saturday, November 14: 9 a.m. PST / 5 p.m. UTC / 2 a.m. JST (November 15)

  • Broadcast ends after Round 14 and the Top 4 is announced.

Sunday, November 15: 9 a.m. PST / 5 p.m. UTC / 2 a.m. JST (November 16)

  • Broadcast ends after the 2019 Magic Online Championship Top 4 playoff is complete.

You can watch the entire 2019 Magic Online Championship live on twitch.tv/magic.

Can I Co-Stream The Event?

Following Twitch's Content Sharing Guidelines, you can co-stream the 2019 Magic Online Championship broadcast from twitch.tv/magic using OBS or XSplit. This allows anyone on Twitch to cover the event in their voice and with their community. To be clear, co-streamed content is not endorsed by Wizards, and we expect anyone who participates in co-streaming to follow Wizards' Fan Content Policy.

How Can I Compete Through Magic Online?

While there are no further qualifications available for the Magic Online Championship, there are many more ways to compete on Magic Online! You can earn Qualifier Points for the Magic Online Champions Showcase Season 3 for your chance to win part of $70,000 in cash prizes and more in an upcoming 8-player Showcase event; jump into Magic Online Leagues featuring Pioneer, Modern, and more formats; plus Qualifiers and Super Qualifiers for the Kaldheim Championship next year kick off this weekend.

Check out the ways to play available through the Magic Online event calendar and get started today.

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