With the release of Oath of the Gatewatch not scheduled until February 8th of 2016 on Magic Online, there are 16 weeks following the start of the new season for MPDC and SPDC. What I would like to propose for this new league would be the following structure:
- The league would start on Sunday, October 26th and run for 5 weeks, corresponding to 5 rounds of Swiss. Then, at the end of 5 weeks, we would cut to a Top 8 Double Elimination format.
- Then, at the same time, the second phase of the league would begin, starting an entirely new 5 rounds of Swiss. Those participating in the Top 8 Double Elimination would be ineligible for this second phase. This would run another 5 weeks, and then once again we would cut to a Top 8 Double Elimination.
- Finally, once the second Double Elimination bracket is complete, the two 1st place winners would battle for the ultimate prize in a best-of-5 match to determine the Grand Champion of the Double League.