Magic 2020 Early Access Streamer Event Preview
By: andreliverod - 27 Jun 2019
Magic Core set 2020 will be available for streamers on the 1st of July. This will also be the first showcase of the new London Mulligan rule. A big part of Team Aether will also be playing the event.
About the event
The Early Access Event is not a tournament or a competition. This is an event to have fun, show off the new set, and make interesting content.
Play (BO1) and Core Set 2020 Sealed will be available during the whole event.
Drafts will only be available during 11:00 AM PT - 3:00 PM PT
Drafts have been requested for a long time in these events so if you want to watch your favorite streamer draft be sure to check in during the timeframe it is available.
The London Mulligan
A new mulligan rule will be implemented with the Core 2020 release, while it has not been announced we can assume that this new rule will be available in the Streamer Event as they will be playing in a separate client with access to M20. Here is how it works:
103.4. Each player draws a number of cards equal to their starting hand size, which is normally seven. (Some effects can modify a player's starting hand size.) A player who is dissatisfied with their initial hand may take a mulligan. First, the starting player declares whether they will take a mulligan. Then each other player in turn order does the same. Once each player has made a declaration, all players who decided to take mulligans do so at the same time. To take a mulligan, a player shuffles the cards in their hand back into their library, draws a new hand of cards equal to their starting hand size, then puts a number of those cards equal to the number of times that player has taken a mulligan on the bottom of their library in any order. Once a player chooses not to take a mulligan, the remaining cards become that player's opening hand, and that player may not take any further mulligans. This process is then repeated until no player takes a mulligan. A player can take mulligans until their opening hand would be zero cards.
Essentially, each time you take a mulligan, you draw up to seven cards, then put a number of cards from your hand equal to the number of times you have mulliganed this game on the bottom of your library in an order of your choice. Your starting hand will still be down a card for each time you mulligan, but you'll always get to select that starting hand from a choice among seven cards. Unlike the current ("Vancouver") mulligan, there's no scry after you decide your starting hand.
For more details check out the Article from Wizards of the Coast.
1st July: Early Access Streamer Event
2nd July: Set releases on Magic Arena for everyone
5-7th July: Paper MTG Pre-release
12th July: Official Set release date
Find your nearest local game store for pre-release / release with Wizards Store locator.
Team Aether Streamers playing in the event
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