It’s that time of year again, where players in the Magic: the Gathering community celebrate the oldest cards and formats of the game. It’s time for Eternal Weekend. This year, Eternal Weekend has some some incredible prizes on the line, and it’s really easy to participate!
What is Eternal Weekend?
Eternal Weekend is a weekend of events focused on Legacy and Vintage. There’s a few different tournaments that have a variety of prizes, but the main draw is the promotional oversized cards. This time around, Eternal Weekend is happening over 2 weekends (1 for each format) with 3 events each with 3 different prizes.
How to Participate
In order to play in Eternal Weekend, you’ll first need a Magic Online account. Once you have your account, you can purchase an Eternal Weekend Entry Token from the store for $25, starting on November 15th at 10 AM PST.
From this point, once your purchase is processed, you’ll have access to basically every card that’s in Magic Online, all the way up until December 1st, which is 16 days of access. From here, you can go into your collection, and brew up decks for your format of choice. You can take these decks into 1v1 matches, or even leagues to get practice. When you’re ready, and it’s nearly time for your event, you’ll want to make sure that you join ahead of the start time to ensure that you’re in the event, using the token.
Dates of the Events
As I mentioned earlier, there are 2 different weekends for Eternal Weekend, one for each Legacy and Vintage. Here are the dates and times for each of the weekend’s Events. Of note, these are all the same event, just shown in different time zones.
- PST: Friday, November 19, at 5:00 p.m. (17:00)
- UTC: Saturday, November 20 at 1:00 a.m. (01:00)
- JST: Saturday, November 20 at 10:00 a.m. (10:00)
- PST: Saturday, November 20, at 2:00 a.m. (02:00)
- UTC: Saturday, November 20, at 10:00 a.m. (10:00)
- JST: Sunday, November 20, at 7:00 p.m. (19:00)
Sylvan Library Event:
- PST: Sunday, November 21, at 10:00 a.m. (10:00)
- UTC: Sunday, November 21, at 6:00 p.m. (18:00)
- JST: Monday, November 22, at 3:00 a.m. (03:00)
Mox Emerald Event:
- PST: Friday, November 26, at 5:00 p.m. (17:00)
- UTC: Saturday, November 27 at 1:00 a.m. (01:00)
- JST: Saturday, November 27 at 10:00 a.m. (10:00)
- PST: Saturday, November 27, at 2:00 a.m. (02:00)
- UTC: Saturday, November 27, at 10:00 a.m. (10:00)
- JST: Sunday, November 27, at 7:00 p.m. (19:00)
Mox Ruby Event:
- PST: Sunday, November 28, at 10:00 a.m. (10:00)
- UTC: Sunday, November 28, at 6:00 p.m. (18:00)
- JST: Monday, November 29, at 3:00 a.m. (03:00)
As we can see here, each of these events has a different name. These event names correspond to the oversized card that the winner will receive for each event. There are other prizes to go along with these art pieces, so let’s take a look at what’s at stake.
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The prizing for these events extend all the way down to 64th place, and outside of the oversized cards for each event, here’s the Prizes.
- 1st: 900 Play Points, 200 Treasure Chests, and 1 premium foil set of the most recent Standard-legal set
- 2nd: 750 Play Points, 150 Treasure Chests, and 1 premium foil set of the most recent Standard-legal set
- 3rd – 4th: 600 Play Points, 100 Treasure Chests, and 1 non-foil set of the most recent Standard-legal set
- 5th – 8th: 450 Play Points, 50 Treasure Chests, and 1 non-foil set of the most recent Standard-legal set
- 9th – 16th: 300 Play Points and 25 Treasure Chests
- 17th – 32nd: 300 Play Points and 15 Treasure Chests
- 33rd – 64th: 150 Play Points and 5 Treasure Chests
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One thing to note here is that the full set of the Standard legal set is on Magic Online, but generally that can be redeemed for physical cards if the player wishes. But that’s not what you’re wanting to see. Let’s look at the incredible art for the oversized cards
The 3 cards for the Legacy weekend’s events are Wasteland, Bayou and Sylvan Library. Let’s take a look at Vintage.
The 3 cards for Vintage are Mox Emerald, Time Twister and Mox Ruby.
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There’s more logistical information that is very important if you intend to compete in Eternal Weekend, and you can find all of that at in the announcement post over on Magic.gg. Are you interested in completing in this kind of event? Even if you don’t have much familiarity with the older formats, gaining full access to all the cards on Magic Online is a really cool thing to have, so that may be worth it all on it’s own.