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 2017-06-27)
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 2017-11-28)

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”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  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”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Tom LaPille. (January 21, 2011.) “Development Under Siege”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Monty Ashley. (May 31, 2011.) “2011 Community Cup: The Wizards Team”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  6. Michael Yichao. (November 16, 2015.) “Behind the Scenes at Wizards of the Coast — Mike Turian”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.