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Magic Pro Tour Returns For 2022-2023 Season

March 31, 2022

By: Tyler Chancey

 
 

For the past two years, COVID-19 has caused untold harm to the world as a whole. Multiple events had to be delayed or cancelled indefinitely due to fear of spreading infection, the ramifications of which won't be truly measured until years down the line. Among these events were tabletop conventions and high-stakes live tournaments. Now, with the flattening of infection rates, it appears that one of the most recognizable of these events, Magic Pro Tour, is officially returning.

Magic Pro Tour's return was announced on the official Magic website. For those not aware, Magic Pro Tour helps coordinate with multiple regional organizers around the world, ranging from North America to Korea to Brazil, for competitive tournaments of Magic The Gathering for big cash prizes. These championship tournaments are organized into four distinct levels, starting at Regional Championship Qualifiers then moving up to Regional Championships, the Pro Tour itself, then the World Championship.

 

Overall, it appears that Magic Pro Tour's structure will remain the same. All prior organizers that have worked with the Tour in the past still represent your local region. In addition, there will be qualifiers for not just physical games of Magic: The Gathering but Magic: Arena and Magic The Gathering: Online as well. In addition, all dates and locations for these events will be adhering to COVID safety regulations and precautions. So get vaccinated, boosted, wear a mask and observe social distancing when asked.

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For this new 2022-2023 season, Magic Pro Tour has made several changes. First, Members of the Magic Pro League and Magic Rivals League from 2021–22 will be invited to the three Regional Championships. In addition, The Top 16 Challengers from 2021–22 World Championship Qualifying Points Standings who were not invited to Magic World Championship XXVIII will be invited to the three Regional Championships. These competitive changes continue such as adjusting match points earned during qualifiers as well as awarding multiple bonus invitations to certain players to help transition from the Bridge Season to this new system the Pro Tour is utilizing.

 
 

For those who have additional questions about the return of Magic Pro Tour, there is an FAQ page as well as a comprehensive list of events and details. Furthermore, ongoing details will be coming through their new Twitter account.