Posted in NEWS on February 23, 2014

By Mike Rosenberg

Mike Rosenberg is a writer and gamer and has been part of the Magic text coverage team since 2011. He joined Wizards as organized play’s content specialist in June 2014.
Pro Tour Born of the Gods is taking place at the Museum of Arts and Sciences which, aside from being an awesome display of architecture, is particularly gorgeous at night.

Video coverage commentator Tim Willoughy (left) and Pro Tour Prague 2006 Quarterfinalist Quentin Martin were making waves at the coverage team's first dinner in Valencia.

The Pro Tour venue is beautiful during the day too. The weather is also perfect; a very welcome change from the last time we ventured into Valencia.

Welcome to the Pro Tour! Please sign these forms.

Aside from some cool trophies, the winner and finalist for this weekend also get to take home a lot of prize money.

Alex Sittner's opponent is braving the Desperate Ravings.

Chris Fennell's storm is brewing.

Hall of Famer Jon Finkel is attempting to keep his head up after a shaky game.

No! Bad Tarmogoyf! Go attack your owner! Not me!

Reid Duke made a pact that he couldn't refuse. So he didn't, and then he won.

It's easy for Hall of Famer Kenji Tsumura to be all smiles when he has resolved a Geist of Saint Traft.

Team MTG Mint Card swept into this event with the innovative Blue Moon deck.


A fine team of judges assembled here in Valencia to ensure top-level play at Pro Tour Born of the Gods.

Ah, the good ol' morning ritual. Get a cup of coffee. Pick up a pen and clipboard. Watch some people draft from Pod 1 of the Pro Tour. Record their picks. Assemble the draft viewer. Good times.

The hall for this Pro Tour is nicely sprawled out, giving spectators plenty of matches to watch from the sidelines.

Martin Juza, beating you in a feature match with a smile and a handshake.

Some of the card names in Theros could use a closer examination when recording picks for the draft viewers.

It's important to stretch ones muscles before beating people with red and white creatures.

Three fine gentlemen eager and ready to report the latest Pro Tour tidbits from the news desk.

Esther Morena Morales, 67-year old Magic fan, visiting her hometown Pro Tour.

Morales is an avid collector, and is still working on a foil set of Born of the Gods.

Artists are on site and displaying their amazing work.

Seriously. That Xenagos piece is truly badass.