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Ravnica Allegiance Mechanics

Dec 18 2018

Matt reveals the new and returning mechanics coming with Ravnica Allegiance!

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Ravnica Allegiance

Dec 18 2018

The Card Image Gallery is updated every day with the latest card previews. Ravnica Allegiance releases on January 25, 2019.

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The Key Moments of the Finals: Israel vs. France

Dec 18 2018
It all came down to this. To get to the final match of the tournament, Israel had defeated China in the quarterfinals and Hong Kong in the semifinals. France's road was arguably even more...Read more

Final Standings

Dec 18 2018
Rank Team Name Pro Points (per player) Prize Money (per...Read more

Magic Online Announcements, December 18, 2018

Dec 18 2018

Every Tuesday, we round up all of the biggest Magic Online news for the Weekly Announcements Blog.

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Top Stories of the 2018 World Magic Cup

Dec 17 2018
The 2018 World Magic Cup featured 74 countries, three days, and some memorable stories that defined the weekend as nations both large and small came to Barcelona with one major goal—taking home...Read more

Formats for 2019 Mythic Championship I at MagicFest Cleveland

Dec 17 2018

Announcing the formats for 2019 Tabletop Magic Mythic Championship I at MagicFest Cleveland!

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Ravnica Allegiance Promos and Packaging

Dec 17 2018

Blake reveals the packaging for Ravnica Allegiance and promos available in the set!

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Semifinals Roundup

Dec 16 2018
The semifinals featured four powerhouse teams, each captained by a member of the new Magic Pro League. Despite all the star power, only two teams could advance to the finals. ISRAEL DEFEATS...Read more

2018 World Magic Cup Decklists

Dec 16 2018
Team Unified Standard brings about a unique deck-building challenge for teams, and the 2018 World Magic Cup challenged countries in bringing the best three-deck configuration. Check out what each...Read more

Quarterfinals Roundup

Dec 16 2018
On Friday morning, 74 teams started. After three rounds of Team Sealed and ten rounds of Team Unified Standard, only eight teams escaped the carnage. Their Top 8 performance came with invitations...Read more

Top 8 Team Profiles

Dec 16 2018
On Friday morning, 74 teams started. After thirteen rounds, only eight teams remained in the running. Their Top 8 performance came with invitations and airfare to the upcoming Mythic Championship...Read more

Top 8 Team Decklists

Dec 15 2018
[decklist] Title: Depraz, Jean-Emmanuel - Golgari Midrange – France A Format: Standard 4 Overgrown Tomb 4 Woodland Cemetery 1 Detection Tower 2 Memorial to Folly 8 Forest 5 Swamp 3...Read more

Six Unique Standard decks from the 2018 World Magic Cup

Dec 15 2018
The Team Unified Standard rounds at the 2018 World Magic Cup saw a lot of Golgari Midrange, Selesnya Tokens, and Jeskai Control, as detailed in the Team Unified Standard metagame breakdown. But...Read more

Stage Two Round 3 Standings

Dec 15 2018
Pool Seed Team Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Status A 1 Hong Kong Slovakia 1-0 Finland 1-0   Advance to...Read more

Stage Two Round 3 Results

Dec 15 2018
Table Player   Result   Opponent   - Japan, (C) [JP] BYE vs. -   2 Israel, (B) [IL] Won...Read more

Going for Gold Again: Team Italy

Dec 15 2018
Team Denmark and Team Italy are two of the six countries to have won a previous World Magic Cup, and they are the only two teams this year to field a returning winner. For Italy, this was...Read more

Going for Gold Again: Team Denmark

Dec 15 2018
Team Denmark and Team Italy are two of the six countries to have won a previous World Magic Cup, and they are the only two teams this year to field a returning winner. For team Denmark, this...Read more

Stage Two Round 3 Pairings

Dec 15 2018
Table Player     Opponent   1 Finland, (A) [FI] vs. Slovakia, (A) [SK] 2 Israel, (B) [IL] vs. Austria,...Read more

Stage Two Round 2 Standings

Dec 15 2018
Pool Seed Team Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Status A 1 Hong Kong Slovakia 1-0 Finland 1-0   Advance to...Read more

Stage Two Round 2 Results

Dec 15 2018
Table Player   Result   Opponent   1 Hong Kong, (A) [HK] Won 2-0 vs. Finland, (A) [FI] 2 Israel,...Read more

Stage Two Round 2 Pairings

Dec 15 2018
Table Player     Opponent   1 Hong Kong, (A) [HK] vs. Finland, (A) [FI] 2 Israel, (B) [IL] vs. France,...Read more

Stage Two Round 1 Standings

Dec 15 2018
Pool Seed Team Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Status A 1 Hong Kong Slovakia...Read more

Stage Two Round 1 Pairings

Dec 15 2018
Table Player     Opponent   1 Hong Kong, (A) [HK] vs. Slovakia, (A) [SK] 2 Israel, (B) [IL] vs. Austria,...Read more

Stage Two Round 1 Results

Dec 15 2018
Table Player   Result   Opponent   1 Hong Kong, (A) [HK] Won 2-0 vs. Slovakia, (A) [SK] 2 Israel,...Read more

Stage One Round 3 Standings

Dec 15 2018
POOL SEED Team Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Status A 1 Peru Australia 0-1 Canada...Read more

Stage One Round 3 Results

Dec 15 2018
Table Player   Result   Opponent   1 Australia, (A) [AU] Lost 0-2 vs. Finland, (A) [FI] 2 Hungary,...Read more

Stage One Round 2 Standings

Dec 15 2018
POOL SEED Team Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Status A 1 Peru Australia 0-1 Canada...Read more

Stage One Round 3 Pairings

Dec 15 2018
Table Player     Opponent   1 Canada, (A) [CA] vs. Australia, (A) [AU] 2 Estonia, (B) [EE] vs. Israel,...Read more

Stage One Round 2 Results

Dec 15 2018
Table Player   Result   Opponent   1 Australia, (A) [AU] Lost 0-2 vs. Finland, (A) [FI] 2 Hungary,...Read more

Stage One Round 2 Pairings

Dec 15 2018
Table Player     Opponent   1 Australia, (A) [AU] vs. Finland, (A) [FI] 2 Hungary, (B) [HU] vs. Israel,...Read more

Stage One Round 1 Standings

Dec 15 2018
POOL SEED Team Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Status A 1 Peru Australia...Read more

Stage One Round 1 Results

Dec 15 2018
Table Player   Result   Opponent   1 Peru, (A) [PE] Lost 0-2 vs. Australia, (A) [AU] 2 Israel,...Read more

Stage One Round 1 Pairings

Dec 15 2018
Table Player     Opponent   1 Peru, (A) [PE] vs. Australia, (A) [AU] 2 Israel, (B) [IL] vs. Estonia,...Read more

2018 Champions Lead the Way for Magic Pro League

Dec 14 2018

Two reigning champions, Player of the Year Luis Salvatto and World Champion Javier Dominguez, headline the pros joining the Magic Pro League!

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Introducing the Day Two Pools

Dec 14 2018
Four match wins was the minimum requirement to advance to Day Two, but with the ruins of Day One behind us, a number of high-profile teams were left in the dust. For the first time in history,...Read more

Round 7 Results

Dec 14 2018
Table Player   Result   Opponent   12 Sweden, SE [SE] Won 2-0 vs. Northern Ireland, XI [XI] 13 Puerto Rico,...Read more

Round 7 Standings

Dec 14 2018
Rank Player Points OMW% 1 Peru, PE [PE] 21 0.6190 2 Israel, IL [IL] 21 0.5952 3 Italy, IT...Read more

Round 6 Standings

Dec 14 2018
Rank Player Points OMW% 1 Peru, PE [PE] 18 0.6389 2 Israel, IL [IL] 18 0.5556 3 Italy, IT...Read more

Round 6 Results

Dec 14 2018
Table Player   Result   Opponent   - Philippines, PH [PH] BYE vs. -   - Hong Kong,...Read more

Round 7 Pairings

Dec 14 2018
Table Player     Opponent   12 Sweden, SE [SE] vs. Northern Ireland, XI [XI] 13 Puerto Rico,...Read more

State of Magic Online 2018

Dec 14 2018

It's time to reflect on Magic Online in 2018 and look ahead to the future!

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Round 5 Standings

Dec 14 2018
Rank Player Points OMW% 1 Peru, PE [PE] 15 0.6500 2 Israel, IL [IL] 15 0.5667 3 Hong Kong, HK...Read more

Round 5 Results

Dec 14 2018
Table Player   Result   Opponent   3 Belarus, BY [BY] Won 2-0 vs. Belgium, BE [BE] 4 Sweden,...Read more

Round 6 Pairings

Dec 14 2018
Table Player     Opponent   7 Portugal, PT [PT] vs. Iceland, IS [IS] 8 Sweden, SE [SE] vs. Puerto Rico,...Read more

The 2018 World Magic Cup Spirit Awards

Dec 14 2018
The World Magic Cup is the only tournament where you're playing for your country. Intricate Team Sealed Deck construction and Team Unified Standard puzzles notwithstanding, the tournament is...Read more

Team Unified Standard Metagame Breakdown

Dec 14 2018
After starting with three rounds of Guilds of Ravnica Team Sealed on Friday morning, the format for all remaining rounds of the 2018 World Magic Cup was Team Unified Standard. I have a breakdown...Read more

Round 5 Pairings

Dec 14 2018
Table Player     Opponent   3 Belarus, BY [BY] vs. Belgium, BE [BE] 4 Sweden, SE [SE] vs. Portugal,...Read more

Round 4 Standings

Dec 14 2018
Rank Player Points OMW% 1 Peru, PE [PE] 12 0.6250 2 Israel, IL [IL] 12 0.5833 3 Hong Kong, HK...Read more

Round 4 Results

Dec 14 2018
Table Player   Result   Opponent   1 Israel, IL [IL] Won 2-0 vs. Portugal, PT [PT] 2 Germany,...Read more

Round 4 Pairings

Dec 14 2018
Table Player     Opponent   1 Israel, IL [IL] vs. Portugal, PT [PT] 2 Germany, DE [DE] vs. Italy,...Read more

Round 3 Standings

Dec 14 2018
Rank Player Points OMW% 1 Sweden, SE [SE] 9 0.5556 2 Israel, IL [IL] 9 0.5556 3 Germany, DE...Read more

Round 3 Results

Dec 14 2018
Table Player   Result   Opponent   1 Portugal, PT [PT] Won 2-0 vs. South Africa, ZA [ZA] 2 Israel,...Read more

Round 3 Pairings

Dec 14 2018
Table Player     Opponent   1 Portugal, PT [PT] vs. South Africa, ZA [ZA] 2 Israel,...Read more

Round 2 Standings

Dec 14 2018
Rank Player Points OMW% 1 Sweden, SE [SE] 6 0.5000 2 Israel, IL [IL] 6 0.5000 3 South Korea, KR...Read more

Round 2 Results

Dec 14 2018
Table Player   Result   Opponent   1 England, XE [XE] Lost 0-2 vs. South Korea, KR [KR] 2 Wales,...Read more

Round 2 Pairings

Dec 14 2018
Table Player     Opponent   1 England, XE [XE] vs. South Korea, KR [KR] 2 Wales, XW [XW] vs. Romania,...Read more

Round 1 Standings

Dec 14 2018
Rank Player Points OMW% 1 Austria, AT [AT] 3 0.3333 2 Sweden, SE [SE] 3 0.3333 3 Israel, IL...Read more

Round 1 Results

Dec 14 2018
Table Player   Result   Opponent   1 Estonia, EE [EE] Won 2-0 vs. Russian Federation, RU [RU] 2 Japan,...Read more

Round 1 Pairings

Dec 14 2018
Table Player     Opponent   1 Estonia, EE [EE] vs. Russian Federation, RU [RU] 2 Japan,...Read more

2018 World Magic Cup FAQ

Dec 13 2018

74 countries, $250,000, and three days of live action are what's in store for you December 14–16 with the 2018 World Magic Cup!

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Magic Online Bug Blog December 13, 2018

Dec 13 2018

The "Bug Blog" is a running list of updates, alongside a list of Magic Online known issues.

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Magic Online Bug Blog November 29, 2018

Dec 12 2018

The "Bug Blog" is a running list of updates, alongside a list of Magic Online known issues.

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Naming the Nameless with Brandon Sanderson

Dec 12 2018

Award-winning fantasy author Brandon Sanderson discusses his Magic novella, Children of the Nameless, and creating an all-new Planeswalker.

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Davriel Cane

Dec 12 2018

Bring digital versions of Magic's best artwork home with quality, high-resolution images uploaded weekly to use as the wallpaper or background for your computer, tablet, or phone.

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Magic Online Announcements, December 11, 2018

Dec 11 2018

Every Tuesday, we round up all of the biggest Magic Online news for the Weekly Announcements Blog.

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World Magic Cup Preview

Dec 11 2018

Rich breaks down what to expect from each team competing in this year's World Magic Cup. The action begins December 14 in Barcelona!

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Ready, Set, Go

Dec 10 2018

Mark gives an overview of the 25 sets he led (or co-led) in design to explain how he uses different vantage points to come up with new ideas.

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Twitch Chat and the World Magic Cup

Dec 10 2018

We will be putting Twitch chat into subscriber-only mode for the duration of the World Magic Cup, December 14–16.

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Top 8 Profiles

Dec 9 2018
After fifteen rounds of Modern, only eight competitors could continue on. Meet your GP Portland Top 8 players! Name: Steven Riecken Age: 28 Occupation: Software...Read more

Final Standings

Dec 9 2018
Rank Player Points Pro Points Prize Money 1 Putnam, Tyler [US] 40 8 $10,000 2 Geiter, Daniel...Read more

Top Stories of Grand Prix Portland 2018

Dec 9 2018
Sunday was a busy day in Stumptown. From the 1,765 players that started on Day 1 a whopping 322 returned for Day 2—and the Modern field was wide open. While stars like Yuta Takahashi added to...Read more

9th - 16th Decklists

Dec 9 2018
Just missing out on the elimination rounds were these eight players, who took their decks to the Top 16 of Grand Prix Portland. [decklist] Title: Jon Stern's Izzet Phoenix Format: Modern 4...Read more

Top 8 Decklists

Dec 9 2018
Want to see what rose to the top of Grand Prix Portland? Then take a look at the Top 8 competitors' decklists! [decklist] Title: Richard Tan's Izzet Phoenix Format: Modern 4 Arclight...Read more

Round 15 Standings

Dec 9 2018
Rank Player Points OMW% 1 Corzo, Jonathan [US] 42 0.7219 2 Tan, Richard [US] 40 0.7399 3 Putnam, Tyler...Read more

Round 15 Results

Dec 9 2018
Table Player   Result   Opponent   - Bannan, James [US] BYE vs. -   1 Tan, Richard [US] Draw...Read more

Final Standings

Dec 9 2018
Rank Player Points Pro Points Prize Money 1 Becerra - Freeman - Silva [-] 34 6 $15,000 2 Moral -...Read more

Round 15 Pairings

Dec 9 2018
Table Player     Opponent   1 Tan, Richard [US] vs. Putnam, Tyler [US] 2 Corzo,...Read more

Round 14 Standings

Dec 9 2018
Rank Player Points OMW% 1 Tan, Richard [US] 39 0.7366 2 Corzo, Jonathan [US] 39 0.7247 3 Putnam, Tyler...Read more

Round 14 Results

Dec 9 2018
Table Player   Result   Opponent   1 Putnam, Tyler [US] Won 2-0 vs. Kasner, Aren [US] 2 Tan,...Read more

Round 14 Pairings

Dec 9 2018
Table Player     Opponent   1 Putnam, Tyler [US] vs. Kasner, Aren [US] 2 Tan, Richard [US] vs. Stern,...Read more

Round 13 Standings

Dec 9 2018
Rank Player Points OMW% 1 Corzo, Jonathan [US] 36 0.7451 2 Tan, Richard [US] 36 0.7358 3 Putnam, Tyler...Read more

Round 13 Results

Dec 9 2018
Table Player   Result   Opponent   1 Tan, Richard [US] Lost 0-2 vs. Corzo, Jonathan [US] 2 Lingelbach,...Read more

Round 13 Pairings

Dec 9 2018
Table Player     Opponent   1 Tan, Richard [US] vs. Corzo, Jonathan [US] 2 Lingelbach,...Read more

Round 12 Standings

Dec 9 2018
Rank Player Points OMW% 1 Tan, Richard [US] 36 0.7419 2 Pardee, Samuel [US] 33 0.7407 3 Corzo, Jonathan...Read more

Round 12 Results

Dec 9 2018
Table Player   Result   Opponent   4 Putnam, Tyler [US] Won 2-1 vs. Jacobson, Mark [US] - Yunker,...Read more

Round 11 Standings

Dec 9 2018
Rank Player Points OMW% 1 Tan, Richard (Omega Card Games ) [US] 33 0.7424 2 (18) Nass, Matthew (Ultra PRO)...Read more

Top Stories of Grand Prix Liverpool 2018

Dec 9 2018
The Grand Prix returned to the Merseyside as 504 teams of three showed up to battle it out over a weekend of Team Unified Modern. We also had a few more on top eager to play side events with the...Read more

Round 12 Pairings

Dec 9 2018
Table Player     Opponent   1 Tan, Richard [US] vs. Merlin, Nicholas [US] 2 Kasner,...Read more

Round 11 Results

Dec 9 2018
Table Player   Result   Opponent   1 Tan, Richard [US] Won 2-1 vs. Lingelbach, Chase [US] 2 Maxey,...Read more

Top 4 Teams of Grand Prix Liverpool 2018

Dec 9 2018
After fourteen rounds, with a total of 500 other teams eliminated, only four trios remained in the running for the fame and the fortune, the titles and the trophies. Find out more about these...Read more

Round 10 Standings

Dec 9 2018
Rank Player Points OMW% 1 Tan, Richard (Omega Card Games ) [US] 30 0.7537 2 Lingelbach, Chase...Read more

Round 10 Results

Dec 9 2018
Table Player   Result   Opponent   1 Geiter, Daniel [US] Lost 0-2 vs. Lingelbach, Chase [US] 2 Jacobson,...Read more

Round 11 Pairings

Dec 9 2018
Table Player     Opponent   1 Tan, Richard [US] vs. Lingelbach, Chase [US] 2 Maxey,...Read more

Round 10 Pairings

Dec 9 2018
Table Player     Opponent   1 Geiter, Daniel [US] vs. Lingelbach, Chase [US] 2 Jacobson,...Read more

Round 9 Results

Dec 9 2018
Table Player   Result   Opponent   1 Eales, Andrew [US] Lost 1-2 vs. Tan, Richard [US] 2 Joy,...Read more

Round 9 Standings

Dec 9 2018
Rank Player Points OMW% 1 Tan, Richard (Omega Card Games ) [US] 27 0.7635 2 Jacobson, Mark (Massdrop MTG)...Read more

5th to 10th Decklists

Dec 9 2018
The following decks' pilots didn't make it all the way to the absolute pinnacle of the tournament, the Top 4 playoffs. But they came close. In fact, all of these teams missed the cut by a single...Read more