Live Video Coverage Schedule Expanding for 2014

Posted in Making Magic on January 14, 2014

By Greg Collins

After starting his career covering college football and basketball for, Greg Collins found a way to merge his love of sports and games into one job. He's been in charge of Magic event coverage since 2004.

So you wanna watch some Magic? How do forty-three events across thirty-four weekends in 2014 grab you?

Over the next twelve months, you'll be able to watch your favorite Magic players battle it out for fame, glory, big prizes, and the most elusive invitations in all of Magic—seats at the twenty-four-person Magic World Championship. All of this action will unfold before your viewing eyes at and our coverage partners' channels.

Because of the sheer frequency of events, Grand Prix form the foundation of this video schedule. We're excited to announce that there will be live video coverage at all North American, European, and Japanese Grand Prix in 2014, plus the debut of live video coverage in Australia at Grand Prix Melbourne!

The streaming schedule also includes the four Pro Tours, World Magic Cup, World Championship, Magic Online Championship, and the Super Sunday Series. Other events may be added to that schedule as they are announced. You can see a complete schedule of events with live video coverage at the end of this article.

It takes an ever-growing staff to cover this many events in so many different regions. Pro Tour Hall of Famer Randy Buehler returned to the coverage booth at Grand Prix Albuquerque last year and will be seen regularly in Pro Tour and Grand Prix coverage in 2014. Last year also saw the expansion of Hall of Famer Frank Karsten's role on the European coverage team for both video and text coverage, and the addition of Hall of Famers Raphaël Lévy to the video team and Olle Råde to the writing team.

The Hall of Fame train doesn't stop there, however. For 2014, Hall of Famers Luis Scott-Vargas and Ben Stark will be making their debuts as members of the official Wizards video teams at Grand Prix in the coming months.

Expanding to this amount of coverage is a major undertaking, and it can't be done alone. Wizards of the Coast is partnering with ChannelFireball and StarCityGames to produce the live stream from Grand Prix run by those organizations. This relationship kicks off with Grand Prix Sacramento this weekend and continues with Grand Prix Richmond in March. For Grand Prix Melbourne, Wizards will be working with Sneak and Show to put together the first live video coverage from an Australian Grand Prix. For Japanese Grand Prix, NicoNico will be providing live video coverage in Japanese.

Grand Prix that do not have live video coverage will have weekend-long text coverage at

It's a long way until December 2 and the start of the World Championship, but what a great trip it will be. Break out your calendars, mark the dates, and tune in to watch hundreds of hours of the greatest Magic players in the world battling it out for a seat at the biggest show of the year.

Event Date Format
Grand Pris Prague January 11-12, 2014 Modern
Grand Prix Sacramento January 18-19, 2014 Theros Sealed Deck/Booster Draft
Grand Prix Vancouver January 25-26, 2014 Standard
Super Sunday Series Finals February 8-9, 2014 Mixed
Grand Prix Paris February 15-16, 2014 Legacy
Pro Tour Born of the Gods in Valencia February 21-23, 2014 Modern/Booster Draft
Grand Prix Melbourne March 1-2, 2014 Standard
Grand Prix Barcelona March 1-2, 2014 Theros/Born of the Gods Team Sealed Deck
Grand Prix Richmond March 8-9, 2014 Modern
Grand Prix Montreal March 15-16, 2014 Theros/Born of the Gods Sealed Deck/Booster Draft
Grand Prix Cincinnati March 22-23, 2014 Standard
Grand Prix Vienna March 22-23, 2014 Theros/Born of the Gods Sealed Deck/Booster Draft
Magic Online Championship March 28-30, 2014 Mixed
Grand Prix Phoenix April 5-6, 2014 Standard
Grand Prix Nagoya April 12-13, 2014 Theros/Born of the Gods Sealed Deck/Booster Draft
Grand Prix Philadelphia April 12-13, 2014 Theros/Born of the Gods Sealed Deck/Booster Draft
Grand Prix Minneapolis May 10-11, 2014 Modern
Grand Prix Warsaw May 10-11, 2014 Theros/Born of the Gods Sealed Deck/Booster Draft
Pro Tour Journey into Nyx in Atlanta May 16-18, 2014 Theros Block Constructed/Booster Draft
Grand Prix Atlanta May 24-25, 2014 Theros Block Sealed Deck/Booster Draft
Grand Prix Manchester May 31-June 1, 2014 Theros Block Constructed
Grand Prix Moscow June 14-15, 2014 Standard
Grand Prix Chicago June 21-22, 2014 Standard
Grand Prix Washington D.C. June 28-29, 2014 Theros Block Sealed Deck/Booster Draft
Grand Prix Milan June 28-29, 2014 Theros Block Sealed Deck/Booster Draft
Grand Prix Boston-Worcester July 26-27, 2014 Modern
Pro Tour Magic 2015 in Portland August 1-3, 2014 Standard/Booster Draft
Grand Prix Portland August 9-10, 2014 Magic 2015 Team Limited
Grand Prix Utrecht August 9-10, 2014 Standard
Grand Prix Kobe August 23-24, 2014 Modern
Grand Prix Salt Lake City September 6-7, 2014 Magic 2015 Sealed Deck/Booster Draft
Grand Prix Orlando October 4-5, 2014 "Huey" Sealed Deck/Booster Draft
Pro Tour "Huey" in Honolulu October 11-13, 2014 Standard/Booster Draft
Grand Prix Los Angeles October 16-17, 2014 Standard
Grand Prix Stockholm October 25-26, 2014 Standard
Grand Prix Nashville November 1-2, 2014 "Huey" Team Limited
Grand Prix New Jersey November 15-16, 2014 Legacy
Grand Prix Madrid November 15-16, 2014 Modern
Grand Prix Ottawa November 22-23, 2014 "Huey" Sealed Deck/Booster Draft
Grand Prix Strasbourg November 29-30, 2014 "Huey" Sealed Deck/Booster Draft
Grand Prix San Antonio November 29-30, 2014 Standard
Magic World Championship in Nice December 2-3 and December 7, 2014 Mixed
World Magic Cup in Nice December 5-7, 2014 Mixed

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