Brian Schneider, Wizards R&D/Former Pro Tour Player
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I did a lot of thinking on which factors to take into account for each candidate.
Total Performance: 60% (Includes PT Points, Median Finish, the Type 1 Pro Tour, Juniors, Masters, Euros, Nationals and Years in the Money)
Contribution to the Game: 25% (Writing, Personality, Organizing Tournaments, Running a Store, Editing a Magic Site, Fun for the Community, Integrity, Fame, Deckbuilding)
Experienced Player Vote: 15% (I polled 13 long-time followers of the Pro Tour including Ben Bleiweiss, Seth Burn, Jeff Donais, Nathan Heiss and Pat Chapin and included their votes with mine)