Commander May Be The Most Played Magic: The Gathering Format

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By Jake Vyper | More Articles MTG Writer/Streamer
November 15, 2019  12:37 PM


If you ask Magic: The Gathering players what they think is the most-played Constructed MTG format is right now, many of them would probably answer Standard or Modern, but it looks like Commander has already taken the throne as the most played Magic format. 

Magic: The Gathering Head Designer Mark Rosewater recently responded to a question on his Blogatog"The majority of players don’t play Commander/Brawl." Do you have numbers that back this up?"

"Yes," Rosweater answered. "The data says it might currently be the most played constructed format, but that is far from a majority. People forget how many players play 'cards I own'."

So data suggests that save for extremely casual play (kitchen table Magic), Commander is the most played Constructed MTG format, even more than Modern and Standard.

According to the Professor of the Tolarian Community College YouTube channel, Commander is not going anywhere, the future of Magic is Commander, at least on paper since Commander is not available on MTG Arena. 

Wizards of the Coast is releasing a good amount of Commander products next year, including the Commander Legends set that will let combine the experience of booster drafting with Commander, and new Commander decks that will be released alongside new MTG expansions. 

Do you enjoy playing Commander? Do you think this format is worth your time? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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