Mike Turian

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Mike Turian
Residence Seattle, Washington, United States
Nationality United States.png American
Pro Tour debut Pro Tour Chicago 1997
Winnings $115,103 (as of 2016-10-07)
Pro Tour top 8s 5 (1 win)
Grand Prix top 8s 6 (2 wins)
Median Pro Tour Finish 76
Pro Tours Played 38
Lifetime Pro Points 234 (as of 2016-10-22)

Michael Turian is Pro Tour Hall of Famer and a former Magic developer and an employee of Wizards of the Coast.[1][2]

Professional play[edit | edit source]

Accomplishments[edit | edit source]

Season Event type Location Format Date Rank
1997–98 Grand Prix Toronto Block Constructed 30–31 August 1997 7
1998–99 Grand Prix Washington, D.C. Booster Draft 18–20 June 1999 5
1999–00 Nationals Orlando Standard and Booster Draft 8–11 June 2000 5
2000–01 Pro Tour New York City Team Limited 27 September–1 October 2000 1
2000–01 Masters Barcelona Block Constructed 1–4 May 2001 8
2000–01 Worlds Toronto Special 8–12 August 2001 5
2001–02 Grand Prix Montreal Limited 13–14 October 2001 1
2001–02 Grand Prix Milwaukee Standard 11–12 May 2002 3
2002–03 Nationals San Diego Standard and Booster Draft 27–29 June 2003 8
2003–04 Pro Tour Boston Team Limited 12–14 September 2003 3
2003–04 Pro Tour Amsterdam Limited 16–18 January 2004 8
2003–04 Grand Prix Oakland Booster Draft 7–8 February 2004 3
2003–04 Grand Prix Columbus, Ohio Limited 27–28 March 2004 1
2003–04 Pro Tour San Diego Limited 14–16 May 2004 3

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Pro Tour Results[edit | edit source]

List of the Pro Tour results and winnings of Mike Turian
Season Pro Tour Format Finish Winnings
1997–98 Chicago Extended 27 $1,430
1997–98 Mainz Rochester Draft 11 $3,520
1997–98 Los Angeles Block Constructed 79
1997–98 New York Booster Draft 47 $590
1997–98 Worlds (Seattle) Special 66
1998–99 Chicago Booster Draft 12 $4,200
1998–99 Rome Extended 127
1998–99 Los Angeles Rochester Draft 35 $960
1998–99 New York Block Constructed 141
1998–99 Worlds (Tokyo) Special 140
1999–00 Washington, D.C. Team Limited 7 $1,500
1999–00 London Booster Draft 30 $1,230
1999–00 Chicago Extended 240
1999–00 Los Angeles Booster Draft 130
1999–00 New York Block Constructed 105
2000–01 New York Team Limited 1 $20,000
2000–01 Chicago Standard 40 $875
2000–01 Los Angeles Rochester Draft 32 $1,250
2000–01 Tokyo Block Constructed 87
2000–01 Barcelona Booster Draft 320
2000–01 Worlds (Toronto) Special 5 $9,000
2001–02 New York Team Limited 71
2001–02 New Orleans Extended 126
2001–02 San Diego Rochester Draft 57 $570
2001–02 Osaka Block Constructed 47 $710
2001–02 Nice Booster Draft 262
2001–02 Worlds (Sydney) Special 155
2002–03 Boston Team Limited 74
2002–03 Houston Extended 73
2002–03 Chicago Rochester Draft 38 $950
2002–03 Venice Block Constructed 147
2002–03 Yokohama Booster Draft 113
2002–03 Worlds (Berlin) Special 208
2003–04 Boston Team Limited 3 $6,000
2003–04 New Orleans Extended 152
2003–04 Amsterdam Rochester Draft 8 $6,500
2003–04 Kobe Block Constructed 90
2003–04 San Diego Booster Draft 3 $15,000

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Wizards of the Coast[edit | edit source]

Turian was invited to become part of Magic R&D by his former teammate Randy Buehler, then Director of Magic.

Mike then moved from R&D to Organized Play, where put his several years of experience playing in Magic tournaments to good use. [3] [4] He worked on projects such as Wizards Event Reporter and the Store & Event Locator. Being in Organized Play meats he got to work with all of the OP offerings such as Friday Night Magic, Pro Play, and Magic Celebration. [5]

In 2013, Turian became the Organized Play Digital Manager (Magic Online) and in November 2015 the Magic Duels Business Manager. [6]

Designing[edit | edit source]

Developing[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Magic Arcana. (April 08, 2008.) "Magic Dossier: Mike Turian", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast. [dead link]
  2. Devin Low. (August 01, 2008.) “Seven Developers, Seven Styles”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Brian David-Marshall. (September 05, 2008.) "Introducing the 2008 Hall of Fame Class", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast. [dead link]
  4. Tom LaPille. (January 21, 2011.) "Development Under Siege", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast. [dead link]
  5. Monty Ashley. (May 31, 2011.) "2011 Community Cup: The Wizards Team", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast. [dead link]
  6. Michael Yichao. (November 16, 2015.) “Behind the Scenes at Wizards of the Coast — Mike Turian”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.