Wizards of the Coast
Wizards of the Coast introduced huge changes to the competitive Magic: the Gathering scene beginning in 2019. The shake-up is headlined by a whopping $10 million prize pool and by the rollout of MTG Arena as the premier platform for competitive play.
The new Magic Pro League will feature the 32 top-ranking professional players from 2018 duking it out in weekly streamed Arena matches. While the first batch of MPL pros earned their spots after strong 2018 performances, WOTC has promised that challengers can knock these players out of the top 32 as new the season progresses.
With the introduction of the Pro League and with the replacement of the old Pro Tour system with 10 Mythic Championship events split between paper and Arena, 2019 promises to be a year of exciting opportunities for seasoned pros and Arena grinders alike.
This article will take a look at ten players worth following in 2019. This list includes both MPL pros and streamers who may not have been Pro Tour mainstays, but who could take advantage of the shift from paper to MTG Arena.