The year 2005 was the thirteenth year of existence for Magic: The Gathering.


Date Event
January 1 Walk out at MTGNews. Rise of MTG Salvation.
January 25 Launch of the third You Make the Card.
January 28–30 Pro Tour Nagoya, Japan. Won by JPN.svg Shu Komuro.
February 4 Release of Betrayers of Kamigawa
March 11–13 Pro Tour Atlanta, won by team Nova ( CAN.svg Gabriel Tsang, CAN.svg David Rood and FRA.svg Gabriel Nassif).
May 6–8 Pro Tour Philadelphia. Won by USA.svg Gadiel Szleifer.
May 17–20 Magic Invitational in Los Angeles, California, USA. Won by MYS.svg Terry Soh.
  • Hosted by Magic Online on the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3).
June 3 Release of Saviors of Kamigawa.
June 6 Announcement of the creation of the Magic Hall of Fame.
July 8–10 Pro Tour London. Won by BEL.svg Geoffrey Siron.
July 29 Release of Ninth Edition.
October 7 Release of Ravnica: City of Guilds.
October 22 Starter 1999, Starter 2000, Portal, Portal Second Age and Portal Three Kingdoms become legal in Legacy and Vintage.
October 28–30 Pro Tour Los Angeles. Won by FRA.svg Antoine Ruel.
November 30 - December 4 2005 World Championships in Yokahama, Japan. Won by JPN.svg Katsuhiro Mori.
  • Team champions: JPN.svg Japan.
Player of the Year: JPN.svg Kenji Tsumura
Rookie of the Year: FRA.svg Pierre Canali
Hall of Fame inductees


First involved

Wizards of the Coast

  • Scott Norris (art director)



Betrayers of Kamigawa

  • Cara Mitten

Saviors of Kamigawa

  • Eric Polak

9th Edition

  • Simon Bisley

Ravnica: City of Guilds

  • Brandon Kitkouski
  • Chengo McFlingers
  • Chris Dien
  • Gabor Szikszai
  • Glenn Fabry
  • Jen Page
  • Michael Phillippi
  • Nick Pecival
  • Richard Wright
  • Stephan Martiniere
  • Zoltan Boros
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