Shadows Over The Pro Tour – Draw 4 Podcast (Episode 17)
Join us in Episode 17 of Draw 4 Podcast!
Draw 4 is a Magic: The Gathering podcast that seeks to engage players of all ranges of experience through community discussion and recurring guests of varied backgrounds.
Join Joseph Dunlap, Brenda Smith, and TJ Love as they are joined by Reuben Bresler to talk Pro Tour: Shadows over Innistrad. First they talk about the Pro Tour Top 8, diversity in Standard, and the new Magic: The Gathering documentary Enter the Battlefield. Joseph discusses a Manaleak article about the history of five of the most popular MTG planes, and the planes Magic players most want to return to.
In the Community Topic, the group discusses the recent #paythepros controversy. In short, Wizards of the Coast announced during the Pro Tour Top 8 that they would drastically cut the payments received by Platinum pros and Hall of Fame members, and put that amount towards prize support. After a huge backlash from the community, Wizards recanted this policy.
Who made this decision? What was their reasoning? Does Wizards of the Coast truly understand what the community wants for their game? Is it enough that Wizards recanted their original statement?
Community Question: How important is it that Magic: The Gathering pro players, the faces of the game, are fairly compensated for participating in high level tournaments?
Thanks for watching!
- Manaleak Article of the Week: http://www.manaleak.com/mtguk/2016/04/top-5-magic-the-gathering-planes-every-magic-player-wants-to-see-again
- Enter the Battlefield: http://www.manaleak.com/mtguk/2016/04/enter-battlefield-life-magic-gathering-pro-tour-documentary-movie
- Original Wizards announcement: http://magic.wizards.com/en/events/coverage/ptsoi/2016-and-2017-premier-play-updates-announced-at-ptsoi-2016-04-24
- Magic Mics: https://www.twitch.tv/magicmics
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