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The year 2000 was the eighth year of existence for Magic: The Gathering.


Date Event
Early 2000 Launch of
February, 4-6 Pro Tour Los Angeles. Won by Trevor Blackwell.
  • Mike Long accused of cheating during the final rounds of the Swiss Tournament.
    • This could not be proven but created much upheaval.
February, 14 Release of Nemesis.
March, 2–5. Magic Invitational in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Won by Chris Pikula.
April, 24 Release of Starter 2000, a starter-level set exclusively sold in a game box
  • A sampler pack that was released with magazines is also considered part of the set.
April, 14-16 Pro Tour New York. Won by Sigurd Eskeland.
June, 5 Release of Prophecy.
  • Considered to be a weak design.
August, 2-6 2000 World Championships in Brussels, Belgium, won by Jon Finkel.
  • Team champions: United States of America.
September An Invasion foil print sheet was auctioned on eBay weeks before the prerelease.
  • The vague picture of the sheet, which featured a split card, spawned furious discussions on the internet.
September, 29 - October, 1; Pro Tour New York, won by team Potato Nation (Scott Johns, Mike Turian and Gary Wise).
October, 2 Release of Invasion.
October Release of the Beatdown box set, containing two aggro decks.
November, 16-19 Magic Invitational in Sydney, Australia. Won by Jon Finkel.
  • Because of a change of schedules, this was the second invitational in this year
December, 1-3 Pro Tour Chicago, won by Kai Budde.
December Release of the 2000 World Championship Decks.
Player of the Year: Bob Maher, Jr.
Rookie of the Year: Brian Davis


First involved[]

Wizards of the Coast[]




  • Darrell Riche
  • Lou Harrison


  • Aaron Boyd
  • John Howe
  • Wayne England


  • Alton Lawson
  • D.J. Cleland-Hura
  • David Day
  • Jacques Bredy
  • Larry Elmore
  • Stephanie Law