Hello Magic Judges, The Magic Judge program has a few core beliefs. These foundations are what keep us together strong, united and in many ways unique in the gaming industry. One such tenet is the constant desire to improve; whether it be ourselves, the events we work, the general Magic Community, or our fellow Judges. One demonstrable way to show our interest in the improvement in another judge is through a review. Reviews play a key role in that development. While a simple review can
Hello judges! We have another article with news and updates from various parts of the program. This month’s theme is Spheres, with an introduction of our newest Sphere lead and updates from many others. Program Coordinator selection process In the last Status article, we announced that the Spring Program Coordinator selection process would be postponed. We are in a situation where it is not possible to sign new contracts with Wizards. Both Riccardo Tessitori
Hello Judges, Tournament Organizers and Players, Recently there was a post making its way around social media where a store was hosting a Mythic Championship Qualifier (MCQ) without a Certified Judge. Later they amended the statement to say that a single Level 1 judge would be available in store if needed. As a result there were many questions asking “Is this allowed?” or “Can they do that?” The answer is, unfortunately: Yes. Unlike Premier Competitive Rules Enforcement Level
An announcement about the future of Magic Judge shirts and the Judge Program uniform guidelines.
The January 2019 Judge Program Status update from the Program Coordinators.
A philosophical grounding for the judge program, written by David Lyford-Smith, Level 3, UK.
Hello and welcome to the second installment of the Program Coordinators Ask Me Anything Answers! Thank you to everyone that participated by asking questions. Our next AMA will happen in the first quarter of next year, but if you have anything to ask between now and then feel free to email us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org Before answering the questions you asked on the forum thread, we would like to share with you our thoughts about the recent Organized Play announcements on Esports and Mythic
Announcing: New Judge Conduct Committee Lead Eric Levine
Hello judges! By chance, four of the five Program Coordinators were on staff for PT Atlanta last weekend and, of course we used this opportunity to sit together and discuss about some topics, and we would like to share with you the topics and decisions we made during that chat. The fifth Program Coordinator joined us by chat and Sara Mox (Judge Program community manager) also joined us for part of the meeting. Those are the topics we covered: Judge Code of Conduct Committee: this is the
In our last update, we announced some upcoming changes in the Status of the Judge Program Article. We would like to take the opportunity to expound on some of those changes as we all prepare to enter an exciting 2019. First, starting with Judge Conduct Committee cases opened in 2019, the Program Coordinators will be working with the Judge Conduct Committee Lead in a new modified appeal process. Once the JCC has concluded its investigation and communicated the result to the affected judge, that Judge