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Magic Art Show Opens to Rave Reviews at GP Las Vegas

The Magic Art Show is the largest public display of original Magic the Gathering art ever. The gallery opened for a special preview on the eve of GP Vegas.

Boom or Bust

Wizards Officially (Re)Announces Ixalan and the Return to Dominaria

Oh yeah, we’re going back to Dominaria by way of Ixalan. That’s right, it’s announcement day!

Breaking News

Breaking News: Magic Digital Next and the Death of Magic Duels

Last week, as you know by now, Wizards made a grand announcement that this week would be full of grand […]

Breaking News

Metamorphosis 2.0: Core Sets Return and Small Sets Disappear

Mark Rosewater kicked off announcement week with Metamorphosis 2.0 and we answer the burning question on everyone’s mind: Did MaRo kill Magic?

What We Learned

Grand Prix Las Vegas aka Magic: the Conventioning

Is Grand Prix Las Vegas really a Grand Prix or is it time we started thinking of it differently?

What We Learned

Why do Leaks Keep Happening in the Magic Community?

Leaks struck again when three marquee cards from Hour of Devastation were posted to the french version of the official MTG website. Why does this happen?

What We Learned

Why Can’t Wizards and Twitch Promote their own Players?

If Wizards did a better job to promote pro tour players, would they need to invite Amaz to bring more viewers to their marquee event?

What We Learned

Why is Standard the Standard Format?

Standard is highlighted as the exclusive format of the Pro Tour and is heavily featured in non-Pro Tour events as well, but why is that the case?

Breaking News

Helene Bergeot Departs Wizards of the Coast

Wizards of the Coast’s head organized play announced departure from the company via Twitter.

What We Learned

How 375 Planeswalkers Finished at Pro Tour Amonkhet

This week we pour over the data coming out of Pro Tour Amonkhet and consider who performed better: pro players or amateurs?

Paths to the Pro Tour

The Pro Player Club Paths to Pro Tour Amonkhet

Learn more about the paths that passed through Pro Player Clubs or the Pro Tour Hall of Fame on their way to Pro Tour Amonkhet

Pro Tour Team Series

Pro Tour Amonkhet Team Series Countdown #12 – #9

Previewing teams #12 through #9 heading into the Pro Tour Amonkhet Team Series competition