Magic: The Gathering esports expands with Players Tour and Rivals League in 2020

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Magic: The Gathering announced several changes to its esports and pro tabletop slate today. These include new additions to its pro leagues and tweaks in its existing structure, all with the goal of expanding competitive play and getting more people involved.

For 2020, Wizards of the Coast says that Magic: The Gathering — Arena (the digital version of Magic) will feature in its top broadcasts and events. But these announcements aren’t just about digital Magic. Wizards of the Coast is also adding the Players Tour for its competitive tabletop slate. This is a regional tournament system that should expand global play and chances to qualify for 2020’s three Mythic Invitationals.

The Magic Pro League is coming back as well, and Wizards is adding a Rivals League. Think of this as the minors, a place for newer players to develop and earn a shot to make the Pro League. Folks in


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