There are two big topics this week - a horrible sound in the back of your throat and the end of a thing that needed ending! More specifically, Hogaak ran roughshod over the Mythic Championship...even though its direct counter was the most-played card in the tournament. And the Judge Program is getting a much-needed overhaul. We'll explain as many of the ins and outs of each of these two topics as we can. We'll also touch on a few other bits of news as always, like the SCG event results, how the MSRP removal could be bad, and how WotC doesn't understand what is and isn't shuffling.

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NEWS
MCIV coverage - https://www.mtgesports.com/events
Martin Muller's bag stolen, still made top 8 - https://twitter.com/Mullermtg/status/1155195025090854913
WotC doesn't understand shuffling - https://clips.twitch.tv/HelplessFastMushroomPlanking
Magic at GenCon - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/magic-gen-con-2019-07-24
Judge Academy, relevant links all in this article - https://blogs.magicjudges.org/blog/2019/07/29/the-next-era-of-magic-judging/
Judge Academy AMA 7/30, 11 AM PDT - https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/cjihdd/ama_with_judge_academy_answering_questions_730_at/
UK LGS comments on price increases - https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/cjaox3/uk_lgs_owner_on_price_increases/
Hasbro & Magic on Forbes - https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurenorsini/2019/07/24/magic-the-gathering-leads-hasbros-second-quarter-earnings/amp/#
SCG Columbus coverage - http://www.starcitygames.com/events/270719_columbus.html
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