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October 2020 Edit
2020-10-19: Announcement of ; to be released on November 6, 2020. Secret Lair Drop Series: Extra Life 2020
2020-10-18: An early advertisement for Magic the Gathering Unpainted Miniatures reveals some details about Kaldheim and its eponymous set: Gods: Reidane, Goddess of Justice and Alrund, God of Wisdom. Creatures: Cosmo Serpent, Cosmo Wolf, Human Berserkers, Dwarves, Elves and Shapeshifters. Planeswalkers: Jace, Nahiri and Kaya.
2020-10-13: Release of . This is the final release in the The Art of Magic: The Gathering - War of the Spark The Art of Magic: The Gathering series.
2020-10-12: In yet another update, banned/restricted list Omnath, Locus of Creation, Lucky Clover and Escape to the Wilds are banned in Standard. Omnath is also suspended in Historic and banned in Brawl. In addition, Teferi, Time Raveler and Wilderness Reclamation are banned in Historic, while Burning-Tree Emissary is unsuspended.
2020-10-11: Austin Bursavich wins the 2020 Players Tour Season Grand Finals. 2020-10-04: release of . The Secret Lair Drop Series: The Walking Dead black-bordered cards included in this drop are completely new to Magic; Eternal legal, but non-canon. September 2020 Edit
2020-09-28: In the latest update, banned/restricted list Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath is banned in Standard.
2020-09-28: announced for release on October 4-12, 2020. Secret Lair Drop Series: The Walking Dead
2020-09-25: Release of and Zendikar Rising . Secret Lair Drop Series: Showcase: Zendikar Revisited
2020-09-25: Standard Rotation: , Guilds of Ravnica , Ravnica Allegiance and War of the Spark leave the format. Core Set 2020
2020-09-15: replaces Kaladesh Remastered in the release schedule for Pioneer Masters MTG Arena this year. Pioneer Masters is moved to 2021.
2020-09-14: Zendikar Rising Set Boosters will feature minigames.
2020-09-14: Seth Manfield wins the Mythic Invitational 2020.
2020-09-13: was to be announced on the failed Mythic Invitational 2020 stream but was leaked anyway. It releases on September 25, 2020. Secret Lair Drop Series: Showcase: Zendikar Revisited
2020-09-13: Technical difficulties prevent the fourth and final day of the Mythic Invitational 2020 from being broadcast.
2020-09-11: Small numbers of are released via Secret Lair Drop Series: April Fools WPN locations.
2020-09-03: . Happy Yargle Day!
2020-09-02: Small numbers of are allocated to all Secret Lair Drop Series: April Fools WPN locations (1 for each regular WPN shop, 5 for WPN Premium shops).
2020-09-01: A mobile version of Magic: The Gathering Arena is announced to be upcoming.
2020-09-01: will be released on September 3rd. Secret Lair Drop Series: Happy Yargle Day! will release later on. Secret Lair Drop Series: The Walking Dead
2020-09-01: Zendikar Rising sees the return of all-land Expeditions, functioning as Box toppers. This Masterpiece Series includes all fetch lands. The cards may also appear in Collector Boosters.
2020-09-01: Magic Story returns for Zendikar Rising on Magicthegathering.com.
2020-09-01: sees the return of Zendikar Rising Kicker and Landfall. New mechanics are Party and modal double-faced cards. 2020-09-01: Announcement Day: upcoming sets are: , Kaldheim , Strixhaven: School of Mages , Time Spiral Remastered , Innistrad: Werewolves and Innistrad: Vampires . Modern Horizons 2 replaces the Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Core Set 2022. August 2020 Edit
2020-08-27: It is announced that there will be no Class of 2020 for the Hall of Fame. Going forward the Magic Hall of Fame will not only feature competitive players, but also innovators, contributors, and longtime stewards.
2020-08-24: In the latest update, banned/restricted list Field of the Dead is banned in Historic.
2020-08-22: Ari Nieh reveals the contents of Commander Collection: Green.
2020-08-22: At CommandFest online. Gavin Verhey provides a sneak peak ( Commander Legends Halana and Alena, Partner, Bond lands).
2020-08-20: Unannounced primer release for . Secret Lair Drop Series: Every Dog Has Its Day
2020-08-17: Unannounced release of . Secret Lair Drop Series: Prime Slime
2020-08-13: Introduction of to Amonkhet Remastered Historic on MTG Arena.
2020-08-12: Release of , a range of D&D Icons of the Realms: Mythic Odysseys of Theros Magic-inspired painted miniatures.
2020-08-07: Release of . Double Masters
2020-08-04: In an update to the bannings of the previous day, Runed Halo is banned in Brawl, and Gideon's Intervention additionally in Historic Brawl.
2020-08-03: In a massive unannounced update, banned/restricted list Wilderness Reclamation, Growth Spiral, Teferi, Time Raveler and Cauldron Familiar are banned in Standard. Wilderness Reclamation and Teferi are also suspended in Historic and the latter is also banned in Brawl. In Pioneer, Inverter of Truth, Kethis, the Hidden Hand, Walking Balista and Underworld Breach are banned. 2020-08-02: Kristof Prinz from Germany wins the Top 8 playoffs from the Players Tour Series 2 Finals. July 2020 Edit June 2020 Edit
2020-06-01: Release of the Secret Lair Drop Series: Summer Superdrop
2020-05-29: Elaine Chase announces that all outstanding 2020 in-person high-level Magic events, including MagicFests, are cancelled. The new professional seasons will be shifting to online, set-based seasons.
2020-05-29: Websites advertising VIP Edition reveal that it is a package of 35 cards (21 Double Masters premium cards, 10 full-art basic lands, 2 full-art premium lands and 2 tokens) sold for $92.
2020-05-25: Reveal of the cards in the . Tattoos, mechs, alternate planeswalkers, bolts, and birds. Secret Lair Drop Series: Summer Superdrop
2020-05-21: Announcement of , to be released on August 7, 2020. Double Masters
2020-05-20: The Mythic Invitationals for and Core Set 2021 are exchanged for a singular Zendikar Rising Mythic Invitational on August 28-30, 2020.
2020-05-20: Players Tour Series 2 changes dates and is moved to MTG Arena.
2020-05-19: Introduction of the Arena Open, an irregular tournament with a short duration, high skill cap and monetary rewards featured on Magic: The Gathering Arena.
2020-05-18: Drannith Magistrate and Winota, Joiner of Forces are banned in Brawl, Zirda, the Dawnwaker is banned in Legacy, and Lurrus of the Dream-Den is banned in both Legacy and Vintage (but not in Commander).
2020-05-15: Delayed release of and Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths on continents other than Asia. Commander 2020
2020-05-14: The release date of is pushed back to June 12, 2020, because of a delay in manufacturing. Secret Lair: Ultimate Edition 2020-05-07: Release of Secret Lair Drop Series: The Godzilla Lands April 2020 Edit March 2020 Edit February 2020 Edit
2020-02-28: Yet another Secret Lair, , is to be released on March 12, 2020. Secret Lair Drop Series: Thalia - Beyond the Helvault
2020-02-28: An accidental leak from Penguin Random House reveals , a D&D sourcebook to be released on May 19, 2020. D&D Mythic Odysseys of Theros
2020-02-28: Release of . Unsanctioned
2020-02-25: is to be released on March 8, 2020. Secret Lair Drop Series: International Women's Day
2020-02-20: Box toppers will return for . Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths
2020-02-20: Announcement of , a Jumpstart supplemental booster set that will be released in conjunction with on July 3, 2020. Core Set 2021
2020-02-16: Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa wins World Championship XXVI.
2020-02-15: VIZ Media announces , to be released in Fall 2020. The Art of Magic: The Gathering - War of the Spark
2020-02-14: Release of . Secret Lair Drop Series: Theros Stargazing
2020-02-09: Corey Burkhart wins Players Tour Phoenix, USA.
2020-02-07: It is announced that five new Secret Lairs will drop during World Championship XXVI. 2020-02-02: In Players Tour Series 1, Joel Larsson wins Players Tour Europe at Brussels, Belgium, and Kenta Harane wins Players Tour Asia-Pacific at Nagoya, Japan. January 2020 Edit December 2019 Edit November 2019 Edit
2019-11-25: Reveal of the , a series of cards in the Secret Lair Drop Series Secret Lair product range that will be available in small packages for purchase from Wizards of the Coast, starting December 2, 2019. Each drop lasts for 24 hours.
2019-11-21: the 2019 Holiday Promo Card is Decorated Knight
2019-11-18: In the most recent update, banned/restricted list Oko, Thief of Crowns, Once Upon a Time and Veil of Summer are banned in Standard.
2019-11-15: Release of . Game Night 2019
2019-11-15: Release of the . Throne of Eldraine Gift Edition
2019-11-10: Ondřej Stráský wins Mythic Championship VI Richmond.
2019-11-08: Release of . Challenger Decks 2019 Japan
2019-11-07: Reveal of the , a Mystery Booster booster product containing cards from earlier sets that can be used for Chaos Draft. The packs also contain " test cards" that are not meant for Constructed play. They feature various new mechanics.
2019-11-05: Release of the novel by War of the Spark: Forsaken Greg Weisman.
2019-11-05: Oko, Thief of Crowns is banned in Brawl. 2019-11-04: Felidar Guardian, Leyline of Abundance, and Oath of Nissa are banned in Pioneer. October 2019 Edit
2019-10-30: Gavin Verhey announces a series of new Commander products: (released with Commander 2020 ), Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Zendikar Rising Commander decks, and Commander Collection: Green (which is designed to be Commander Legends drafted).
2019-10-30: A major leak for hits the social media. Theros Beyond Death
2019-10-23: Release of the final chapter of the by The Gathering Storm Django Wexler
2019-10-22: Release of Ponies: The Galloping
2019-10-21: Introduction of Pioneer for tabletop and Magic: The Gathering Magic Online, a constructed format that allows expansion sets and core sets from forward. Return to Ravnica
2019-10-21: In the most recent update, banned/restricted list Field of the Dead is banned in Standard, and Arcum's Astrolabe is banned in Pauper.
2019-10-11: The release date for is set on January 24, 2020. For Theros Beyond Death it is April 24, 2020. Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths
2019-10-10: A special Throne of Eldraine Gift Edition will be released for the holidays on November 15.
2019-10-10: Blake Rasmussen teases Mystery boosters, which will remain unexplained until MagicFest Richmond, November 7.
2019-10-10: Reveal of the exclusive cards. Game Night 2019
2019-10-10: Announcement of , an Unsanctioned Un-set to be released in on February 29, 2020.
2019-10-04: Release of . Throne of Eldraine 2019-10-04: Reveal of , is a three-card charity Ponies: The Galloping promotional card set is a crossover with Hasbro's franchise. My Little Pony September 2019 Edit August 2019 Edit July 2019 Edit June 2019 Edit
2019-05-29: The MTG Salvation forums announce that they will be closing on July 8th, 2019. The owner has made it known that it no longer can justify the development, infrastructure, and maintenance costs of the site compared to their other projects. Admins and mods are working on a replacement.
2019-05-23: Blake Rasmussen introduces the , a series of 54 Modern Horizons Art Series art cards that can be found as a bonus in Modern Horizons booster packs.
2019-05-13: Gerry Thompson quits the MPL, because of the lack of transparency in the organization and the unwillingness of Wizards of the Coast to listen to feedback.
2019-05-09: Following up on Yuuya Watanabe's disqualification for marked sleeves at Mythic Championship II, he is banned from DCI-sanctioned events for 30 months, is removed from the MPL, and is removed from the Magic Hall of Fame.
2019-05-09: Anyone who had their order cancelled, receives an uncut War of the Spark Mythic Edition foil print sheet of Mythic and Rare cards from War of the Spark.
2019-05-03: Official release of . War of the Spark 2019-05-02: Sales of the break down the eBay Hasbro Store. All 12,000 units sell out within five minutes, causing various problems. War of the Spark Mythic Edition April 2019 Edit March 2019 Edit February 2019 Edit
2019-02-28: Wizards of the Coast announces a new product called , a Modern Horizons Modern-legal set that will not be legal in Standard.
2019-02-24: The Mythic Championship Cleveland 2019 is won by Autumn Burchett, the first non-male player to have won a Pro Tour, as well as the first English Pro Tour champion.
2019-02-21: It is announced that a new mulligan rule will be tested at the Mythic Championship II in London, England.
2019-02-20: Details are revealed about the 2019 World Championship, how Challengers can qualify for Mythic Championships through Mythic Championship Qualifiers and about the Mythic Qualifier Weekend.
2019-02-17: Yves Sele wins Grand Prix Strasbourg, and Jody Keith wins Grand Prix Memphis.
2019-02-15: WPN announces that Magic League will be omitted from War of the Spark and all seasons for the foreseeable future.
2019-02-15: Release of the . Ravnica Allegiance Guild Kits
2019-02-14: An advertisement shows up for , an original Ravnica Inquisition Magic board game published by WizKids. It is expected to be released in June 2019.
2019-02-14: In addition to the traditional ban list, Nexus of Fate is banned from Arena Standard.
2019-02-11: Controversially, a is revealed to take place at the War of the Spark prerelease event MagicFest London on April 26–28, including the Grand Prix main event, heavily competing with local events.
2019-02-10: Michael Rapp wins Grand Prix Toronto. 2019-02-03: Jarron Puszet wins Grand Prix Sydney. January 2019 Edit December 2018 Edit November 2018 Edit October 2018 Edit
2018-10-28: Etienne Busson wins Grand Prix after defeating Gabriel Nassif in the final.
2018-10-27: It is announced that for , Ravnica Allegiance Wizards of the Coast will be selling " Collector's Boosters" that contain 15 cards for $12.99: 2 foils of any rarity, 3 rares/ mythic rares and 10 uncommons. This is a very limited experimental test run. Collector's Boosters will only be available in Japan and North America, and even there won't be widely available.
2018-10-26: This year's Happy Holidays card is Bog Humbugs
2018-10-23: Release of by Magic: The Gathering - Concepts and Legends VIZ Media.
2018-10-14: The team of Ken Yukuhiro, Rei Sato, and Kentaro Yamamoto wins Grand Prix Nagoya, and the team of Jack Dobbin, Jacob Baugh, and Andrew Tenjum wins Grand Prix Denver.
2018-10-07: Christopher Leonard wins Grand Prix Montreal, and Mark Jacobson wins Grand Prix Mexico City.
2018-10-05: Release of the main set and the Guilds of Ravnica . Spellslinger Starter Kit
2018-10-04: Grand Prix get a new look and a new name: MagicFest. These weekends play host to the Grand Prix main event but also include side events, artists, panels, qualifying tournaments, etc. Each Pro Tour in 2019 will be hosted at a MagicFest.
2018-10-03: Release of the Guilds of Ravnica Mythic Edition 2018-10-01: Daniel Ward is suspended for 6 months following the disqualification at Pro Tour 25th Anniversary. September 2018 Edit
2018-09-23: The concludes with 2018 World Championship Javier Dominguez defeating Grzegorz Kowalski in the final to become the new World Champion.
2018-09-23: The Ultimate Guard Pro Team, consisting of Reid Duke, Owen Turtenwald, William Jensen, Jon Finkel, Andrew Cuneo, and Paul Rietzl, defeats Hareruya Latin in the final of the Pro Tour Team Series.
2018-09-21: The 2018 class of the Hall of Fame is announced: Seth Manfield and Lee Shi Tian.
2018-09-21: The 2018 World Championship begins, and Gerry Thompson protests the state of professional . Magic by refusing to participate
2018-09-19: Release of the Creature Forge: Overwhelming Swarm miniatures line by WizKids.
2018-09-16: After the former finished eighth at Grand Prix Stockholm, the 2017–18 Pro Tour Season concludes with a tie in the Player of the Year race between Luis Salvatto and Seth Manfield. The tie is to be settled in a future playoff. Meanwhile, Samuel Ihlenfeldt becomes the 2017–18 Rookie of the Year.
2018-09-16: Grand Prix Hong Kong is won by Xu Fei, and Grand Prix Stockholm is won by Ondřej Stráský.
2018-09-09: The team of William Courson, Antonio Perez, and Andrew Koko Lopez wins Grand Prix Detroit.
2018-09-06: The 2019 Pro Tour schedule is revealed to include six Pro Tours, two more than the previous custom. Pro Tours going forward are also no longer tied to set releases, and will each be smaller (200-300 players) than current events (400-500 players).
2018-09-02: Alex Hon wins the Standard Grand Prix in Richmond after defeating Mike Sigrist in the final. Jose Alvarez, in third-place, becomes the first player from the Dominican Republic to finish in the top eight of a Grand Prix.
2018-09-01: is revealed to feature a Guilds of Ravnica Mythic Edition, a special draft-sized booster box exclusively sold in the U.S and Canada. It contains eight masterpieces.
2018-09-01: , a novel written by War of the Spark: Ravnica Greg Weisman, is announced to be released in April 2019. This is the first major novel after an eight year break. Magic
2018-09-01: The inclusion of shock lands in is revealed at Guilds of Ravnica PAX West. 2018-09-01: Andrew Cuneo wins the Legacy Grand Prix in Richmond after beating Lucien Longlais in the final. August 2018 Edit
2018-08-28: Announcement of , an introductory Game Night box set designed for multiplayer play with 5 exclusive new cards. It is to be released on November 16, 2018. The same announcement provides details about the seasonal [[Gift Pack, to be released on the same day. This product also contains 5 exclusive new cards.
2018-08-26: Lauri Pispa wins Grand Prix Prague after defeating Theau Mery in the finals.
2018-08-19: Daniel Duffee wins Grand Prix Providence, and Logan Nettles wins Grand Prix Los Angeles.
2018-08-16: An update to Premier Play details changes to the new cycle system in the Pro Players Club, changes in the Magic Pro Tour Team Series, and the introduction of pro player advisers.
2018-08-13: Blake Rasmussen announces the , a Spellslinger Starter Kit 2-Player Starter Set that is to be released on October 5, 2018.
2018-08-12: Jérémy Dezani wins Grand Prix Brussels, and Gabriel Joglar wins Grand Prix Orlando.
2018-08-12: Amazon reveals the planned publication of , a visual guide to the Magic: The Gathering - Rise of the Gatewatch Gatewatch that is to be published on April 2, 2019.
2018-08-08: Wizards of the Coast and IDW Publishing announce the release of a new comics series called , to be started in November 2018. Magic: The Gathering - Chandra
2018-08-05: concludes with the team of Pro Tour 25th Anniversary Allen Wu, Ben Hull, and Gregory Orange winning the event after defeating Josh Utter-Leyton, Ben Stark, and Martin Jůza in the finals. 2018-08-05: The Silver Showcase exhibition event is won by Stanislav Cifka, who won the final against Jason Chan, also known as Amaz. July 2018 Edit June 2018 Edit April 2018 Edit
2018-04-29: Antonio Pinto, Davide Miani, and Usama Sajjad win Grand Prix Bologna. Meanwhile, David Goldfarb, Edgar Magalhaes, and Jacob Baugh win Grand Prix Colombus.
2018-04-27: Wizards of the Coast and VIZ Media announce the publication of (Fall 2018). Magic: The Gathering - Concepts and Legends
2018-04-27: Release of . Dominaria
2018-04-18: The MTG Wiki implements Scryfall card links.
2018-04-16: Banned and restricted list update: No changes.
2018-04-15: Matt Nass wins Grand Prix Hartford, beating Michael Mapson in the final.
2018-04-15: Grand Prix Sydney is won by the team of Jessica Estephan, Ryan Lewis-Jonns, and Lachlan Saunders, with Estephan becoming the first female Grand Prix champion in the history of the game.
2018-04-08: Gan Yan wins the Standard Grand Prix in Seattle, and in doing so, completing the first ever 18–0 at the Grand Prix level.
2018-04-07: Daniel Duterte wins the Legacy Grand Prix in Seattle, defeating Jérémy Dezani in the final.
2018-04-06: Release of last Duel Decks, , and the first series of Elves vs. Inventors . Challenger Decks 2018-04-01: Jeroen Kreijne, Simon Geurts, and Pim Heijne win Grand Prix Amsterdam. March 2018 Edit
2018-03-25: Ryouichi Yamamoto, Yuusuke Matsubara, and Kazuki Takamura win Grand Prix Kyoto.
2018-03-21: The release of an exclusive Buy-a-Box promo for sparks Dominaria fierce criticism.
2018-03-18: Steve Locke claims his second Grand Prix trophy of the season after defeating Pierson Laughlin in the final of Grand Prix Phoenix.
2018-03-16: Release of . Masters 25
2018-03-11: The team of Christoph Green, Ben Jones, and Charles Eliatamby defeat Michael Bonde, Andreas Petersen, and Thomas Enevoldsen to become the champions of Grand Prix Madrid. Meanwhile, Grand Prix Santiago is won by Sebastian Pozzo, Luis Salvatto, and Lucas Berthoud, who took down Willy Edel, Juliano Gennari Souza, and Thiago Saporito in the final.
2018-03-09: Wizards of the Coast China accidently publishes the . Dominaria Release Notes 2018-03-04: Dmitriy Butakov becomes the first repeat champion of the Magic Online Championship Series after besting Steve Rubin in the final. February 2018 Edit
2018-02-25: Tyler Schroeder wins Grand Prix Memphis.
2018-02-18: Grzegorz Kowalski becomes the Grand Prix Lyon champion after defeating Marcio Carvalho in the final.
2018-02-18: Pictures from Toy Fair 2018 reveal packaging, Dominaria Core Set 2019 Bolas key art and the upcoming board game . Heroes of Dominaria
2018-02-14: (June 22nd) will be two 60-card decks, designed by a team of Chinese artists, writers, and folklorists to explore a new branch of Global Series: Jiang Yanggu & Mu Yanling Magic lore rooted in Chinese aesthetics and mythology.
2018-02-14: (June 15th) will be the first installment of a new series, themed around Signature Spellbook: Jace Planeswalkers and the spells that define them.
2018-02-14: Also announcing (June 8th) and Commander Anthology Volume II (August 10th). Commander 2018
2018-02-14: Announcement of , designed specifically for Battlebond Two-Headed Giant play. To be released on June 8th.
2018-02-14: Valentine's Announcement Day introducing the Magic: The Gathering Portal app, to be released in 2018.
2018-02-12: Banned and restricted list update: Bloodbraid Elf and Jace, the Mind Sculptor are unbanned in Modern.
2018-02-11: Daniel Ward wins Grand Prix Toronto after beating Jon Stern in the final.
2018-02-05: Blake Rasmussen announces the return of nontoken Friday Night Magic promo cards, starting with . Dominaria 2018-02-04: Luis Salvatto, equipped with Lantern Control, defeats Gerry Thompson to become the champion of . Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan January 2018 Edit
2018-01-28: Mexican players win both of the weekend's Grand Prix events as Marcelino Freeman wins GP London while Axel Martinez wins GP Houston.
2018-01-23: Wizards of the Coast files two new trademarks: and Manastrike , both referring to Planesiege electronic, online multiplayer gaming.
2018-01-21: The team of Xinyu Fei, Chih-Cheng Yeh, and Zirui Zhou win Grand Prix Indianapolis.
2018-01-19: Release of . Rivals of Ixalan
2018-01-16: Start of the The Great Designer Search 3.
2018-01-15: Banned and restricted list update: Attune with Aether, Rogue Refiner, Rampaging Ferocidon, and Ramunap Ruins are banned in Standard. 2018-01-07: The first Grand Prix of the year, GP Santa Clara, is won by the team of William Ho, John Martin, and Jeremy Frye. December 2017 Edit
2017-12-25: Reveal of tagline: "Gather Dominaria's Legends"; Jhoira, Teferi and Karn confirmed as returning characters.
2017-12-18: Aaron Forsythe previews City's Blessing for . Rivals of Ixalan
2017-12-18: Blake Rasmussen announces the final Duel Decks that are to be released in April, 2018: . The Elves vs. Inventors Challenger Deck series will be replacing the Duel Decks.
2017-12-17: Grand Prix events in Singapore and New Jersey are won by Lim Zhong Yi and Kale Thompson, respectively.
2017-12-10: The team of Rodrigo Togores, Cristian Ortiz Ros, and Adrian Ramiro Cano wins Grand Prix Madrid, while Larry Li wins Grand Prix Oklahoma City.
2017-12-08: Release of . Unstable
2017-12-07: A number of players involved with a Facebook group called " Magic for bad", including content producer Jeremy Hambly and professional player Travis Woo, are suspended from the game.
2017-12-04: Wizards of the Coast announces The Great Designer Search 3, starting in January 2018. 2017-12-03: The Japanese team of Yuuya Watanabe, Kenta Harane, and Shōta Yasooka wins the 2017 World Magic Cup, defeating Poland in the finals. November 2017 Edit October 2017 Edit
2017-10-29: Grand Prix events in Hong Kong, Liverpool, and Phoenix are won by Rei Sato, Marc Purvis, and Sean Miller, respectively.
2017-10-17: Reveal of the 2017 Holiday card: Some Disassembly Required
2017-10-17: Banned and restricted list update: no changes.
2017-10-16: Decklists for leaked on the French Duel Decks: Merfolk vs. Goblins Magicthegathering.com site.
2017-10-08: William Jensen becomes the 2017 World Champion after defeating Javier Dominguez three games to one in the final of the 2017 World Championship.
2017-10-08: The Pro Tour Team Series is decided, with Team Musashi defeating Team Genesis in the final. 2017-10-01: Michio Abe, Syo Hayakawa, and Kentarou Tachibana win Grand Prix Shizuoka; and Andrew Baeckstrom, Martin Jůza, and Corey Burkhart win Grand Prix Providence. September 2017 Edit August 2017 Edit July 2017 Edit
2017-07-30: Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa defeats Sam Pardee to win , simultaneously becoming the Pro Tour Hour of Devastation 2016–17 Player of the Year. The remaining 2017 World Championship slots are decided, and the finalists of the 2016–17 are Genesis and Musashi. Magic Pro Tour Team Series
2017-07-29: At Pro Tour , Hour of Devastation Martin Jůza becomes the 2016–17 Draft Master, and Sebastian Pozzo becomes the 2016–17 Standard Master, both earning invitations to the 2017 World Championship.
2017-07-28: Martin Jůza and Josh Utter-Leyton are voted into the Hall of Fame.
2017-07-28: Reveal of the HASCON-promos, including the Sword of Dungeons & Dragons preview card for . Unstable
2017-07-23: Following up on the win at Grand Prix Cleveland, William Jensen wins GP Kyoto, making it back-to-back GP victories.
2017-07-23: Mark Rosewater's Blogatog live at San Diego Comic-Con reveals details on . Unstable Contraptions and riggers are connected to one of the factions of the Inventor's World.
2017-07-20: Grand Prix schedule for the first half of 2018 is revealed.
2017-07-19: Introduction of the Bronze level in the Pro Players Club, and changes to the club following the 2017–18 season are announced.
2017-07-19: Changes to professional play and the 2018 Pro Tours are announced. Modern returns to the Pro Tour at PT , the specifics of how to qualify for Rivals of Ixalan Pro Tour 25th Anniversary are detailed, and the formats for the 2017 World Championship and the 2017 World Magic Cup are explained.
2017-07-16: Organized Play changes are announced, introducing the Store Championship and a change to the FNM promo: Instead of a Standard-legal card, future promos (starting in October 2017) will be double-faced tokens.
2017-07-14: is released. Hour of Devastation 2017-07-10: Egyptian style SDCC 2017 promos revealed. June 2017 Edit
2017-06-17: Thiago Saporito defeats Steve Rubin to become the champion of the Limited Grand Prix in Las Vegas.
2017-06-16: Andrew Calderon wins the Legacy Grand Prix in Las Vegas.
2017-06-16: Paul Cheon joins R&D as a member of the newly formed Play Design team.
2017-06-16: A complete Ixalan rare foil print sheet is leaked three months before prerelease. The blurry pictures reveal Pirates, Dinosaurs, Vehicles, Vampires, Merfolk, Dryads, Orcs, a supertype for planeswalkers (among others Castaway Jace) and the new mechanics Explore and Enrage.
2017-06-15: Changes to the Pro Tour are announced: Pro Tours after PT are no longer tied to the release of a new set, and in 2018 there will be a special 25th anniversary Pro Tour where the format is team trios. Rivals of Ixalan
2017-06-14: The replaces the Gift Pack Gift Box for the Holiday season.
2017-06-14: Dinosaurs will be a supported creature type with . Ixalan 2017-06-14: The 2018 spring set, codenamed Soup, is revealed: will be released on April 27, 2018. This is a return to Dominaria the plane of the same name, the setting for most sets until . Mirrodin
2017-06-14: , a Masters 25 Masters series set that celebrates the 25 year history of Magic, will be released on March 16, 2018.
2017-06-14: The third un-set, , is announced. It is set for release on December 8, 2017. Unstable
2017-06-14: Several products are announced: , to be released on November 24, 2017; Explorers of Ixalan , to be released on November 10, 2017; and Duel Decks: Merfolk vs. Goblins , to be released on November 24, 2017. From the Vault: Transform
2017-06-13: Aetherworks Marvel is banned in Standard.
2017-06-12: Wizards of the Coast announces the end of the block model, the discontinuation of small expansions, and the return of summer core sets, revamped, effective in 2018 with the release of . Non-core sets following Core 2019 block (starting with " Ixalan ") will all be Soup large expansions.
2017-06-09: Release of the . Commander Anthology
2017-06-07: It is revealed that Cryptic Studios and Perfect World are working on a Magic: The Gathering-themed massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMO).
2017-06-04: The weekend's GPs, held in Manila, Amsterdam, and Omaha, are won by Ryoichi Tamada, Lukas Blohon, and Brad Nelson, respectively. 2017-06-01: A mix-up on the french Magicthegathering.com-site reveals three cards for : Hour of Devastation Nicol Bolas, God-Pharoh, a black sweeper related to Bontu, and planeswalker Samut.
2017-05-28: Joe Soh wins Grand Prix Kobe, and Mattia Rizzi wins Grand Prix Copenhagen.
2017-05-23: Possible leaks for feature a Commander 2017 multicolored tribal dragon deck with O-Kagachi, the Ur-Dragon and Wasitora. They also feature the keyword "Emminence".
2017-05-23: HASCON announces three silver-bordered promo cards made especially for HASCON, featuring a mashup of Magic and three of the other Hasbro brands.
2017-05-21: Mauro Sasso wins Grand Prix Santiago; Kevin Jones wins Grand Prix Montréal.
2017-05-17: The United States Patent and Trademark Office has registered for the second set in the Rivals of Ixalan Ixalan block, and a planeswalker symbol with the number 25 for the celibration of 25 years of . Magic
2017-05-16: Hélène Bergeot resigns from her position as director of Organized Play and trade marketing at Wizards of the Coast.
2017-05-14: Gerry Thompson, using Mono-Black Zombies in Standard, wins , defeating Pro Tour Amonkhet Yuuya Watanabe in the final. 2017-05-07: The Grand Prix events in Beijing, Bologna, and Richmond are won by Kelvin Chew, Corrado De Sio, and Michael Baraniecki, respectively. April 2017 Edit
2017-04-28: Magic Online announces the creation of new tournament play for 1v1 Commander and a seperate banned list for Magic Online Commander.
2017-04-28: is released. Amonkhet
2017-04-27: In a surprise addendum to the B&R list, Felidar Guardian is banned in Standard.
2017-04-24: In the most recent banned/restricted list update, Sensei's Divining Top is banned in Legacy, while Gush and Gitaxian Probe are restricted in Vintage.
2017-04-20: A WPN-mail sent to retailers reveals a the name of a compilation set that is to be released on November 17, 2017: . Iconic Masters
2017-04-18: Pro Tour pushed back to 5 weeks after the Ixalan Ixalan release.
2017-04-18: The 2017 fall set is named , and will be released on September 29, 2017. Ixalan
2017-04-18: will be released on August 25, 2017. The set features four Commander 2017 tribal-themed decks.
2017-04-18: 2017's Nationals will take place on September 9–10, September 16–17, and October 14–15; they will be split-format events consisting of Standard and Booster Draft.
2017-04-09: Andrew Cuneo, Eric Froehlich, and Ben Stark win the Team Limited Grand Prix in Mexico City. 2017-04-02: The team of Adam Jansen, Gregory Orange, and Andrejs Prost wins Grand Prix San Antonio after defeating the team known as Peach Garden Oath in the final. March 2017 Edit February 2017 Edit January 2017 Edit
2017-01-29: Yusuf Kemal Vefa wins Grand Prix Prague, marking the first time a Turkish player wins a Magic premier event. Meanwhile, John Asbach wins Grand Prix San Jose.
2017-01-26: The teams for the Magic Pro Tour Team Series 2016–17 season are revealed.
2017-01-25: Reveal of a Standard Series promo action, featuring the five Battle lands with a regular card frame but Masterpiece Series' art.
2017-01-20: is released. Aether Revolt
2017-01-13: Wizards of the Coast President Chris Cocks announces the creation of the Digital Games Studio in a bid to make the digital experience of Magic: The Gathering and other games "more efficient, connected, and convenient." Worth Wollpert, who led the design of Magic Online and Duels of the Planeswalkers, leaves the company.
2017-01-09: The B&R update includes the introduction of an additional Banned and Restricted announcement window five weeks after each Pro Tour.
2017-01-09: In the most recent update, banned/restricted list Smuggler's Copter, Emrakul, the Promised End, and Reflector Mage are banned in Standard, while Golgari Grave-Troll and Gitaxian Probe are banned in Modern. The bans are effective as of January 20th. 2017-01-08: Reid Duke wins his fifth Grand Prix, defeating Andrew Sullano in the final of GP Louisville. December 2016 Edit
2016-12-24: All but two are officially revealed, and the remaining two get leaked by unofficial sources. Aether Revolt Masterpieces
2016-12-11: Steven Carter beats finals opponent Brandon Fischer to become the Grand Prix Milwaukee champion. 2016-12-03: Carmine D'Aniello and Matt Severa win Grand Prix Madrid and Grand Prix Denver, respectively. November 2016 Edit October 2016 Edit September 2016 Edit August 2016 Edit
2016-08-31: The announcement of multiple 2017 supplementary sets: , Archenemy: Nicol Bolas , and Commander Anthology . Duel Decks: Mind vs. Might
2016-08-31: , the third set of the Modern Masters 2017 Modern Masters compilation set series, is announced. It will be released on March 17, 2017.
2016-08-31: The mid-2017 block is announced. will be released on April 28, 2017, while Amonkhet releases July 14, 2017. Hour of Devastation
2016-08-28: Albertus Law, Meciek Berger, and Brandon Burton win Grand Prix events in Guangzhou, Lille, and Indianapolis, respectively.
2016-08-26: is released. Conspiracy: Take the Crown
2016-08-19: is released. From the Vault: Lore
2016-08-14: Arne Huschenbeth wins Grand Prix Rimini, while Robert Santana wins Grand Prix Portland.
2016-08-07: The 2015–16 season ends with Lukas Blohon winning by defeating Pro Tour Eldritch Moon Owen Turtenwald in the finals.
2016-08-06: By making it to the top 8 of Pro Tour , Eldritch Moon Owen Turtenwald becomes the 2015–16 Player of the Year. Oliver Tiu wins the 2015–16 Rookie of the Year title.
2016-08-05: The 2016 Hall of Fame class is revealed: its members are Yuuya Watanabe and Owen Turtenwald, to be inducted at Pro Tour . Kaladesh 2016-08-02: Changes to organized play are announced, and the rest of the 2016–17 Grand Prix schedule is revealed, as well as the dates for PPTQs, RPTQs, and WMCQs. July 2016 Edit
2016-07-31: Scott Lipp, Elmer Van Eegen, and Hunter Cochran win Grand Prix events in Sydney, Stockholm, and Montreal, respectively.
2016-07-22: is released. Eldritch Moon 2016-07-03: Francisco Barciella, Eloi Pattaro, and former World Champion Carlos Romão win Grand Prix São Paulo. June 2016 Edit
2016-05-29: Raphaël Lévy takes his sixth Grand Prix trophy in Manchester, while Alex Johnson wins his first in Minneapolis.
2016-05-22: Andreas Ganz wins Grand Prix Charlotte, and Simon Slutsky wins Grand Prix Los Angeles.
2016-05-16: Rechristening of the Fat pack to Bundle.
2016-05-16: Introduction of Planeswalker decks.
2016-05-16: Announcement of , to be released on September 2, 2016. Duel Decks: Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis
2016-05-16: Announcement of , to be released on November 25, 2016. Planechase Anthology
2016-05-16: Announcement of , to be released on November 11, 2016. Commander 2016
2016-05-16: Announcement of the two sets of the Kaladesh block: (releases on September 2, 2016) and Kaladesh (releases on January 20, 2017). Aether Revolt
2016-05-16: Introduction of "Announcement Day": a biannual mass product announcement by Magicthegathering.com — one in the spring and one in the fall tied to the relevant upcoming block.
2016-05-15: Niels Noorlander wins the annual Magic Online Championship. 2016-05-01: Robert Lombardi wins Grand Prix Toronto after beating Jon Stern in the final. April 2016 Edit
2016-04-27: Release of , a free supplement to Plane Shift: Zendikar , designed to help create a The Art of Magic: The Gathering - Zendikar Dungeons & Dragons-campaign set on the Magic plane.
2016-04-26: In response to player uproar, Wizards reverse their decision to reduce appearance fees of Platinum pros during the 2016–17 Pro Tour Season.
2016-04-25: Enter the Battlefield, a documentary by Nathan Holt and Shawn Kornhauser about life on the Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour, premieres on the official MTG Twitch channel.
2016-04-24: Steve Rubin wins , defeating Pro Tour Shadows over Innistrad Andrea Mengucci in the final.
2016-04-24: Changes to the RPTQ system: an additional RPTQ will take place in Italy each season, top eight competitors will receive invitations to the next season's RPTQs, and invitations are awarded to the top four finishing players regardless of the size of the event.
2016-04-24: It is announced that all Pro Tours going forward will be the Standard format.
2016-04-24: The 2017 Pro Tour schedule is announced: Pro Tours will take place in Dublin, Nashville, Kyoto, and Albuquerque; the 2017 World Magic Cup will be held in Nice, France.
2016-04-24: The World Championship prize purse is greatly increased; in exchange, appearance fees of Platinum pros and Hall of Famers are greatly reduced.
2016-04-17: Hironobu Sugaya, Fabrizio Anteri, and Allen Wu win the Shadows over Innistrad Limited Grand Prix events in Beijing, Barcelona, and Albuquerque respectively.
2016-04-08: is released and legal in all Shadows over Innistrad Constructed formats. and Khans of Tarkir rotate out of Fate Reforged Standard. 2016-04-04: In the most recent update, banned/restricted list Eye of Ugin is banned in Modern, while Ancestral Vision and Sword of the Meek are unbanned. Lodestone Golem is restricted in Vintage. March 2016 Edit
2016-03-20: In the last Standard Grand Prix featuring and Khans of Tarkir , Petr Sochurek defeats Fate Reforged Ben Stark in the final to win the event.
2016-03-13: The team of Mike Hron, Matt Severa, and Justin Cohen wins Grand Prix Washington, D.C.
2016-03-06: David Mines, Kayure Patel, and Ralph Betesh win Grand Prix Melbourne, Bologna, and Detroit respectively. With all the events being Modern, the Eldrazi deck takes up 14 of 24 top eight slots.
2016-03-02: Reveal of Arlinn Kord, a werewolf planeswalker from Innistrad. 2016-03-01: First appearance of The Hanweir Chronicle, a newspaper providing clues for the storyline of Shadows over Innistrad. February 2016 Edit
2016-02-29: , the ninth set from the From the Vault: Lore From the Vault series, is announced for release on August 19, 2016.
2016-02-28: At Grand Prix Houston, Owen Turtenwald wins his fourth Grand Prix event, defeating teammate Andrew Cuneo in the final.
2016-02-26: is the new name for Conspiracy: Take the Crown after Conspiracy: The Empty Throne Marchesa has taken the throne of Paliano.
2016-02-26: is released. Duel Decks: Blessed vs. Cursed
2016-02-24: is the name for Conspiracy: The Empty Throne after King Conspiracy: The Reign of Brago Brago's assassination.
2016-02-22: , a set designed for Conspiracy: The Reign of Brago Conspiracy Draft is announced for release on August 26, 2016.
2016-02-17: Twitter user "MTGDeepthroat" accused 2-3 vendors of receiving leaked card lists for , Eternal Masters prompting an investigation by Wizards of the Coast, before retracting those accusations and deleting their account.
2016-02-15: , a supplementary product, is officially announced. It will include cards such as Eternal Masters Force of Will and Wasteland, and will be released on June 10, 2016.
2016-02-08: , the second set in the Eldritch Moon Shadows over Innistrad block, is announced. It is set to be released on July 22, 2016.
2016-02-07: Jiachen Tao wins , beating Pro Tour Oath of the Gatewatch Ivan Floch in the final.
2016-02-07: Changes are announced to the World Magic Cup and the World Magic Cup Qualifiers; the last WMCQ is changed from Standard to Modern. 2016-02-06: A booster pack of Shadows over Innistrad is leaked, revealing the return of Madness and double-faced cards. January 2016 Edit December 2015 Edit November 2015 Edit October 2015 Edit