Wizards of the Coast recently announced that the new London Mulligan system for Magic: The Gathering will officially be used starting with the upcoming Core Set 2020 next month but it's not just Standard and Modern formats adopting the new mulligan rule. The fan-favorite casual format, Commander, will also be adopting the London Mulligan system.
Over on Twitter, the EDH Rules Committee has announced that that the Commander format will adopt the new London Mulligan at the same time as other formats, with the standard first-mulligan-is-free for games with more than two players.
Commander will be adopting the London Mulligan (https://t.co/0FHHJq9v5E) at the same time as other formats, with the standard first-mulligan-is-free for games with more than two players (CR103.4c).— EDH Rules Committee (@mtgcommander) June 3, 2019
Fast linear combo decks are already dominating Commander by far, so I don't think the new mulligan rule will give them much more of an edge.
The decision to adopt the London Mulligan comes after testing the new rule at Mythic Championship II and Magic Online.
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Magic Arena will test the new London mulligan in a special event starting June 7 and will fully adopt in all play formats with the release of the Core Set 2020 card content on July 2, the same date Magic Online will start using the new mulligan system.
Core Set 2020 will be released on July 12, 2019.
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