Not a goodbye

Dear judges,  Judge Academy’s official launch day is tomorrow and our terms as Program Coordinators will come to an end. We’d like to thank the community for the opportunity to serve you during these past months and years. It has been rewarding but also challenging, particularly during the past eight months.  We’d also like to thank the many judges who have served as Regional Coordinators, Sphere Leaders and in other program leadership positions, with or without an official title. We’d

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Statement on Pro Tour qualifying system changes

  Wizards of the Coast has announced some major changes to Organized Play (or should we say E-Sports and Competitive Gaming?). These changes of course affect the Judge Program as well.   The major change is that Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifiers are going away next year. As these events are what Level 2 is currently built to support, many judges are probably asking what this means for their own judging activities, as well as the Program’s level structure in general. The short

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Program Coordinators opinion on background checks.

Dear judge community, As a consequence of attempts to damage the reputation of Wizards, the judge program had to face loosely veiled accusations of having sex offenders in our ranks. This was done by involving current and former members of the judge program in a series of messages that were intertwined with messages about sex crimes. You can read our previous statement about it. This behavior is potentially damaging, as a superficial reader may come to the idea that Magic Judges are

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