2020 WPNQs Cancelled

May 29, 2020 | 1 min to read

The below is a abridged version of a message to the Magic community from Elaine Chase, VP Esports. Read the full announcement here.

Without any doubt, our top priority is the health and safety of players, casters, artists, event staff, and everyone else who makes Magic competitive play both possible and wonderful. Given the unpredictability of COVID-19, we have made changes to how the highest levels of competitive Magic work to ensure that we can keep playing during the pandemic.

This year’s remaining Players Tour, Players Tour Final, and Mythic Invitational events are shifting to be run online with remote play. This means we’ve made the heartbreaking decision to cancel all outstanding 2020 in-person high-level Magic events including Wizards Play Network Qualifiers and MagicFests.

We realize this isn’t what anyone wants. Most of us have forged friendships through the camaraderie of competition in far-flung places around the globe. But while the world rebuilds face-to-face gatherings, Magic competitive play isn’t going to wait; it’s going to continue online and from home. We change, we adapt, and we play on.

Magic is strong, and the Magic community is even stronger. Together we'll forge a new way of gathering to share our passion for Magic. And someday, we'll be able to sling spells at a table with friends we've made from around the world. I plan to be there with you when we do.