This weekend was the 2018 World Championship, which means we have a lot of stuff to cover this episode. Not really Worlds itself, which is, you know, whatever. But with GerryT’s protest sit-out, the Hall of Fame, and even a Worlds DQ, there’s a lot of Worlds-adjacent topics. Also there’s a Legacy event by SCG, MTG Arena entering open beta, MTGO news, and a new official MTG app that’s…not out yet. And finally, we have the bizarrely-named Experimentation article that casually mentions how WotC has a direct-selling arrangement with Amazon, Walmart, and Target, which is making people uncomfortable about potential ramifications.
Don’t forget the Guilds of Ravnica prerelease this weekend!
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This Week in Magic
– 2018 World Championships coverage
– Gerry Thompson protests the state of Pro Magic by sitting out Worlds
– WotC’s response to GerryT’s protest, read by Rich Hagon
– Text version of WotC’s response
– A DQ at Worlds? Dang.
– SCG Baltimore coverage
– Upcoming GPs to be announced October 4
– Hall of Fame 2018 inductees
– Guilds of Ravnica Card Image Gallery
– Guilds of Ravnica Release Notes
– Guilds of Ravnica Prerelease Primer
– Experimentation (Amazon, Mythic Edition, tournament software)
– MTG Arena Open Beta coming Sept 27
– MTG Portal app coming soon, but not yet
– MTGO news (Brawl events leaving, upcoming events, Guilds hitting early)
– MTGO Bug Blog Update Sept 20
– MTGO Event Calendar
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