Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that the 2002 Magic Invitational starts tomorrow. So this is for those few of you under said rock.
The Invitational is a special invite-only tournament for sixteen of the top professional Magic players from around the globe. They play fifteen rounds of five unique formats, and the winner gets to design his own card! Past winners' cards include:
- Olle Råde - 1996 - Sylvan Safekeeper from Judgment
- Darwin Kastle - 1997 - Avalanche Riders from Urza's Legacy
- Mike Long - 1998 - Rootwater Thief from Nemesis
- Chris Pikula - 1999 - Meddling Mage from Planeshift
- Jon Finkel - 2000 - Shadowmage Infiltrator from Odyssey
- Kai Budde - 2001 - Voidmage Prodigy from Onslaught
This year the tournament will be held using Magic Online from right here in Renton, Washington, which means it is more accessible that ever. Besides traditional event coverage on the Sideboard, you can replay the games themselves or even challenge the contestants in a "gunslinging" match if you have the Magic Online software.