Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour Champion Simon Görtze Steps Down From Coverage Team

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By Jake Vyper | More Articles MTG Writer/Streamer
May 15, 2019  12:47 PM

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Simon Görtzen, the former Magic: The Gathering professional player best known for winning Pro Tour San Diego 2010 after ending Luis-Scott Vargas' 17-match undefeated run, is stepping down from the MTG coverage team

Görtzen has announced the news of his retirement on his Twitter account: "I'm stepping down from my role as a Magic caster and analyst. I want to thank all the colleagues, players, and viewers that took part in this journey, at events or from home. Thank you for letting me share my fascination for the highest levels of competitive Magic with you."

The freshly retired German caster has been a member of the European Grand Prix coverage in recent years. He's also provided play-by-play commentary on feature matches in Pro Tours, World Championships, and World Magic Cups.

Görtzen is not the first to retire from the Magic coverage team this year. Back in February, Brian-David Marshall announced his retirement. They will surely be missed. 

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