Happy Wednesday MTG peeps,
A lot of Magic: the Gathering players we know are (or had been) tuned into Day One of the 2013 Magic World Championship being held in Amsterdam. We know MTG Realm caters to the Kitchen Table and FNM crowd but it's very hard not to see what the rock stars of MTG are doing. Anywhoos - here's the blurb about MTG World Cup from the mothersite -
The 2013 Magic World Championship showcases the best players in the world battling against one another for the title of World Champion. Sixteen players will be invited to compete across three formats for the title and $40,000 first prize, with a total cash purse exceeding $100,000. In addition to the prize money, players earn one Pro Point for each match win during the first two days and two points per match win on the final day.The big names battling for the prized world cup are from almost every corner of the globe (that is if the globe were actually a cube) and include - Dmitriy Butakov, Stanislav Cifka, Reid Duke, Willy Edel, Eric Froehlich, Martin Jůza, Brian Kibler, Tom Martell, Shuhei Nakamura, David Ochoa, Shahar Shenhar, Lee Shi Tian, Ben Stark, Josh Utter-Leyton, Yuuya Watanabe, and Craig Wescoe.
The 2013 Magic World Championship takes place on July 31, August 1, and August 4 in Amsterdam, with the 2013 World Magic Cup being run August 2-4. All five days will be live streamed.
Also - you can check out the re-cap of Day One on this video from Wizards - We're hoping Wizards does a Theros spoiler at some point during the coverage - and as soon as they do, expect us to get it up here lickity-split.