Shocking news broke this afternoon that quickly rippled through the Magic community.

Helene, now the former head of Organized Play at Wizards of the Coast, is a highly respected member of the community and among her peers at Wizards.

The support from many of her admirers and coworkers was immediate on Twitter where Helene made the announcement.

Wizards of the Coast gave us the following statement:

Helene is moving on from Magic and onto other things. She made a tremendous impact on Magic in her over 20 years here, and we all wish her the best.

We remain committed to creating great play events and building on the momentum recent innovations and new talent have generated for competitive Magic.

We will update this story as it develops.