Magic: The Gathering In-Store Suspension Extended to June 1

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By Jake Vyper | More Articles MTG Writer/Streamer
April 30, 2020  01:18 PM

 

Local game stores where Magic: The Gathering events take place are still temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic for the safety of the Magic community and to comply with social distancing standards. Today, Wizards of the Coast has announced that it's extending the suspension of in-store MTG events for retailers in their Wizards Play Network (WPN) to June 1, and this includes all Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths events, except for At-Home Prerelease. Wizards cancelled existing scheduled MTG events, and they removed event scheduling from Wizards Event Reporter. 

"For the continued safety of the Magic community, the current suspension of in-store play has been extended until at least June 1," WotC stated in the WPN website. "We will continue to monitor the situation and make any further adjustments to in-store play, accounting for regional variance, as appropriate."

Here are some ways you can support your LGS: 

Earlier this month, Wizards announced a new way to enable players to support their Local Game Stores (LGS) with a special Buy-a-Box pre-order promotion for Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths called "Be Your Store's Champion."  The company will also allocate $10 million worth of Mystery Booster packs to WPN stores.  

Related: New MTG Arena Starter Kit Will Be Available This July

Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths is now available on Magic: The Gathering Arena, and it's also available for tabletop play in China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and everywhere else on May 15. Commander 2020 will also be released on May 15. 

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