Magic Stats Guy

Posted in Arcana on October 2, 2014

By Blake Rasmussen

Blake is the content manager for, making him the one you should email if you have thoughts on the website, good or less good (or not good). He's a longtime coverage reporter and hasn't turned down a game of Magic in any format ever.

All this week (and occasionally in the run up to every Pro Tour) Paul Jordan (the Magic stats guy) puts on an entertaining—and incredibly informative—show on Twitter. His @magicPJ handle tweets out facts about the Pro Tour, its competitors, the field of players, and any other number of things his stat-minded brain dares to spew out into the internet.

For example, in honor of Abzan Week and the clan's penchant for outlasting the competition, we got this beauty.

Of course, other pros, like Luis Scott-Vargas (@lsv), tend to chime in on Paul's threads from time to time…as Luis did in response to the Tweet above.

And when I ever-so-politely asked Paul to Tweet about draws, he delivered almost immediately.

So if you like Magic, if you enjoy the Pro Tour, if you're a stat-head, or any combination of the above, you really should be following the #mtgstatguy Paul Jordan for tidbits like these:

Paul keeps his ear pretty close to the ground on all things Magic, so it was no surprise to see him pull out this nugget on Community Cup competitor Paul Cheon recently.

Part of what makes the Pro Tour special are the performances that lead to stats just like that one. Or ones that shed even more light from a different angle on a season we already knew was special.

And he does this for every Pro Tour, like clockwork, and with aplomb.

And remember, Pro Tour Khans of Tarkir starts Friday, October 10 at 9 a.m. Honolulu time (you can find local start times on the Pro Tour Khans of Tarkir information page ), so check out @magicPJ in the days leading up to the tournament, then tune in to see what new Standard has to offer.

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