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The year 2019 is the twenty-seventh year of existence for Magic: The Gathering.
Events[edit | edit source]
|January 25||Release of Ravnica Allegiance
|February 15||Release of the Ravnica Allegiance Guild Kits.|
|February 15||Announcement of the discontinuation of the Magic League.|
|February 24||Mythic Championship Cleveland 2019. Won by Autumn Burchett.|
|March 25||Soft launch of Valor's Reach|
|March 27||Release of the Legendary Collection Relic Tokens by UltraPro.|
|March 31||First Magic Invitational. Won by Andrea Mengucci.
|April 12||Release of the Challenger Decks 2019.|
|April 25||Mythic Championship London 2019. won by Eli Loveman.|
|May 3||Release of War of the Spark|
|May 17-19||Final of the 2018 Magic Online Championship. Won by Mattia Oneto.|
|June 3||Netflix announces the production of an upcoming animated Magic: The Gathering TV series.|
|June 14||Release of Modern Horizons.|
|June 27||Reveal of the San Diego Comic-Con 2019 promos, featuring Nicol Bolas and his four God-Eternals.|
|June 27||Release of Ravnica Inquisition.
|June 27||Introduction of Historic, a constructed non-rotating format for Magic: The Gathering Arena.|
|June 28||Release of Signature Spellbook: Gideon.|
|June 28||The Pauper format gains official tabletop support.|
|July 20||Release of Core Set 2020.|
|July 25||Wizards of the Coast announce that going forward the Magic story will be told through e-books rather than weekly episodic stories.|
|July 27||The Judge Program is ending, to be replaced with a Judge Academy that will require a yearly subscription fee.|
|July 28||Mythic Championship IV in Barcelona, Spain. Won by Thoralf Severin.|
|August 14||Elaine Chase announces several improvements to the Organized Play structure, including the creation of the Rivals League, the MPL Gauntlet, the Players Tour and Player Points for tabletop gaming.|
|August 19||Wizards of the Coast launches the open beta of the Magic: The Gathering Companion app, a home tournament organizer.
|September 4||Announcement Day.|
|October 4||Release of Throne of Eldraine|
|October 18-20||Mythic Championship V on MTG Arena. Won by Javier Dominguez.|
|October 29||Release of Ponies: The Galloping|
|November 7||Release of the Mystery Booster (Convention Edition)|
|November 8||Release of Challenger Decks 2019 Japan.
|November 15||Release of the Throne of Eldraine Gift Edition.|
|November 15||Release of Game Night 2019.
|November 8–10||Mythic Championship VI in Richmond, USA. Won by Ondřej Stráský.|
|December 2 - 9||Release of the Secret Lair Drop Series.|
|December 6-8||Mythic Championship VII on MTG Arena. Won by Piotr Glogowski.|
|December 12||The 2019 Magic Pro League is won by Javier Dominguez.|
|December 12||Introduction of the Magic Online Premier Play Program, replacing the Magic Online Championship Series.|
|December 12||Introduction of Magic: Legends, a MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game).|
|Hall of Fame inductee:|
Publications[edit | edit source]
- The Art of Magic: The Gathering - Ravnica (January 1)
- Magic: The Gathering - Chandra #3 and #4 (January / Still unreleased)
- War of the Spark: Ravnica (April 23)
- First major Magic novel after an eight-year break.
- The Gathering Storm (June - October)
- Magic: The Gathering - Rise of the Gatewatch visual guide (July 23)
- Throne of Eldraine: The Wildered Quest (September 4)
- War of the Spark: Forsaken (November 5)
First involved[edit | edit source]
R&D[edit | edit source]
- Michael Majors
- Paul Cheon
- James Wyatt (as designer)
- Dan Musser
- Tom Ross
- Jeremy Logue
- Noah Millrod
- David McDarby
- Chris Mooney
- Gerritt Turner
- Dan Burdick
- James Rose
References[edit | edit source]
- David McCoy (September 4, 2019). "Magic’s 2020 Sets Revealed—Theros: Beyond Death, Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths, Core Set 2021, and Zendikar Rising". Hipsters of the Coast.