Today at the 2018 World Championships, Wizards of the Coast announced that Seth Manfield and Lee Shi Tian had been elected to the Pro Tour Hall of Fame.

To be eligible for the Pro Tour Hall of Fame, a player must have played for 10 seasons, have 150 lifetime Pro Points, be in good standing with the DCI, and have two final day finishes (like a PT Top 8). A player must then receive a vote on more than 60% of the ballots in order to be elected to the Pro Tour Hall of Fame.

Seth Manfield

Seth Manfield, who is currently tied for 2017-18 Player of the Year, was seen has a near lock for the Hall of Fame and received 65.19% of the vote.

Lee Shi Tian

Lee Shi Tian, who was the subject of an intense discussion about possible cheating, finished just below Manfield with 64.16% of the vote.

Chris Pikula

Chris Pikula, best known for being one of the first crusaders against cheating in Magic and for his Invitational card Meddling Mage, again fell short of being elected to the Pro Tour Hall of Fame.

Pikula fell off of the Hall of Fame ballot in 2014, when the Pro Point threshold for eligibility was raised from 100 to 150. However, he made it back onto the ballot in 2017 and received 99 votes, or 41.08% of the vote. In 2018, after an expansion of the Hall of Fame Selection Committee, Pikula again stayed in the low 40s at 42.66% of the vote, or 125 votes. When taking into account his last ballot in 2013 before being removed, where he received 93 votes/38.40%, Pikula has show a small—but consistent—increase in voting percentage every year.

You can view the full results of the 2018 Pro Tour Hall of Fame voting here.

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