As I discussed last time, Magic Online crashed while MPDC 24.11 was in session, causing the tournament to be cancelled. As part of our policy, all prizes from that event are rolled over into the next one.
(As an aside - thanks to everyone who took the time to comment on our server crash policy. Based on the feedback I received, I don't anticipate any changes to the policy going forward).
Season 24 Worlds will be a four round Swiss event open to all comers with a Top 8 playoff, held on Monday, May 12, at 2pm EST / 6pm GMT. As was the case last season, the eight players with the highest total of Season Points will all receive a Round 1 bye for this event. Journey Into Nyx will not be legal for this event. Here's what the prize payout will look like:
1st: 10 tix + 1 of each Journey Into Nyx Commons (excluding basic lands)
- 2nd: $8 gift certificate to MTGOTraders + 4 cards from the MPDC Prize Pool
- Top 4: $4 gift certificate to MTGOTraders + 4 cards from the MPDC Prize Pool
- Top 8: $2 gift certificate to MTGOTraders + 4 cards from the MPDC Prize Pool
- Top 16: $1 gift certificate to MTGOTraders (based on Swiss standings)
- Door Prize: 1 booster pack of Born of the Gods
If you're unfamiliar with the current Standard Pauper metagame, be sure and check out this great article by Mundisv which should give you a great rundown on what to expect. Hope to see you on Monday!