The year 2002 was the tenth year of existence for Magic: The Gathering.
|January, 2||First Magic Arcana published on Magicthegathering.com|
|January, 11-13||Pro Tour San Diego, won by Farid Meraghni.|
|January, 16||Launch of the first You Make the Card.|
|February, 8||Release of Torment (a.k.a. "the black set").|
|March, 15-17||Pro Tour Osaka. Won by Ken Ho.|
|April, 9||Card list for Judgment accidentally released through MTGO and immediately spoiled on MTGNews.|
|May, 3-5||Pro Tour Nice. Won by Eivind Nitter.|
|May, 27||Release of Judgment.
|June, 24||Launch of Magic Online|
|July||Randy Buehler promoted to Director of Magic R&D.|
|July, 19||Update of the Reserved List.
|August, 8-12||2002 World Championships in Sydney, Australia, won by Carlos Romão.
|September, 27-29||Pro Tour Boston, won by team Phoenix Foundation (Kai Budde, Dirk Baberowski and Marco Blume).|
|October, 7||Release of Onslaught.|
|October, 18-20||Magic Invitational in Seattle, Washington, USA. Won by Jens Thoren.
|November, 8-10||Pro Tour Houston, won by Justin Gary.|
|December||Release of the 2002 World Championship Decks.|
|December, 31||End of support for Magic: The Gathering Interactive Encyclopedia|
|Player of the Year: Kai Budde|
|Rookie of the Year: Farid Meraghni|
- Chainer's Torment (January)
- The Secrets of Magic (March)
- Judgment (June)
- Hazezon (August)
- Onslaught (September)
- Assassin's Blade (DEcember)
- The Complete Encyclopedia of Magic: The Gathering
- Prima's Official Strategy Guide - Magic: The Gathering Online
Wizards of the Coast
- Fred Rahmqvist
- Matthew Mitchell
- Corey D. Macourek
- Iain McCaig
- Matt Thompson
- Trevor Hairsine