Blast from the Past -
What we learned: http://www.hipstersofthecoast.com/2015/12/wwl-top-10-stories-2015/
Southeast L3’s, L2’s, including Regional Coordinator suspended over leaks: https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/3xrtyv/most_of_the_l3_judges_in_the_southeast_us_region/
Judge Apps down in protest: http://apps.magicjudges.org/
Last week was Festivus, a secular holiday created in an episode of Seinfeld celebrated in the eve of the eve of Christmas, December 23.So happy Festivus for the rest of us! Among the traditions of this secular holiday include a Festivus dinner with friends and family, an unadorned aluminum pole, and the annual Airing of Grievances. So in honor of the holiday season, what grievance would you like to air?
First Pick / Pass The Salt - HUGE OGW Spoilers; WotC Reaction
“How Activision turned Modern Warfare 3 Leak Into Opportunity” http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2015/11/23/how-activision-turned-the-modern-warfare-3-leak-crisis-into-opportunity/
The flipside, WotC doing good things too: https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/3x5fud/a_friend_of_mine_deployed_to_a_remote_location/
Gather the Townsfolk - PSulli announcing job at Activision, no longer full-time coverage
Going Infinite - Dress codes for events?
Last weekend Italy was crowned the new World Champions after narrowly beating out Thailand in the finals with Esper Dragons, Atarka Red and Temur Megamorph. So if y’all were betting folks, which Reuben is, who would you bet will win the 2016 World Magic Cup?
First Pick - #1 - Evan job announcement
#2 - New OGW Spoilers - RG Legend, Mystic Gate Expedition spoiler + diamond mana symbol.
#3 - New BW Legend: http://imgur.com/qRGL6ku
Gather the Townsfolk -
#4 - Gerard Fabiano banned, removed from SCG PC eligibility, Twitter drama: https://twitter.com/fffreakmtg/status/672256595053707265
Sperling defends: https://twitter.com/mtg_law_etc/status/674392766659473409
#5 - Magic Coverage Changes: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/magic-tournament-video-coverage-2016-2015-12-08
#6 - GP Promo - Stoneforge Mystic for ½ of 2016 -- unban in Modern?
#7 - MTGO Streamer Showdown (feat Evan): http://magic.wizards.com/en/MTGO/articles/archive/magic-online/magic-online-announcements-december-8-2015
Going Infinite - Seance shenanigans
This week, Magic writers Caleb Durward and Matt Sperling wrote a pair of editorials expressing their opinions on the “Ban Top / Don’t Ban Top” controversy in Legacy. And the discussion shot to the top of Reddit last week thanks to the WWF-style storyline pitting the two writers against each other. So what’s the next classic wrestling storyline that will happen in Magic next week?