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The year 2009 was the seventeenth year of existence for Magic: The Gathering.


Date Event
January 17 Grand Prix Los Angeles
February 6 Release of Conflux.
  • Five color focus.
  • Return of Nicol Bolas to the storyline.
  • First set to feature 6-card booster packs, available at mass-market retailers.
February 27 - March 1 Pro Tour Kyoto, Japan. Won by {FRA} Gabriel Nassif.
April 1 Announcement of From the Vault: Vaults
  • April Fools.
April 10 Release of Duel Decks: Divine vs. Demonic.
April 30 Release of Alara Reborn.
June 5–7 Pro Tour Honolulu, USA. Won by {JPN} Kazuya Mitamura.
June 17 Release of Duels of the Planeswalkers (2009).
July 17 Release of Magic 2010.
August 28 Release of From the Vault: Exiled.
September 4 Release of Planechase.
August 27 Announcement of the Commander Theme Decks Enchantress Rubinia and Deathdancer Xira for Magic Online.
September 7 Release of Masters Edition III on Magic Online.
October 2 Release of Zendikar.
October 16–18 Pro Tour Austin, USA. Won by {USA} Brian Kibler.
October 30 Release of Duel Decks: Garruk vs. Liliana.
November First Magic Online Community Cup at the headquarters of Wizards of the Coast.
November 19–22 2009 World Championships in Rome, Italy. Won by {PRT} André Coimbra.
  • Team champions: {CHN} China.
November 20 Release of Premium Deck Series: Slivers.
Player of the Year: {JPN} Yuuya Watanabe.
Rookie of the Year: {DEU} Lino Burgold.
Hall of Fame inductees:


First involved[]



Duel Decks: Divine vs. Demonic

  • Scott Chou


  • Ariel Olivetti
  • Warren Mahy

Magic 2010

  • Austin Hsu
  • Kieran Yanner
  • Mike Bierek
  • Ryan Pancoast
  • Ted Galaday
  • Véronique Meignaud


  • Charles Urbach
  • Daniel Ljunggren
  • James Paick
  • Jason Engle
  • Jung Park
  • Vincent Proce


  • Adi Granov
  • Goran Josic
  • Igor Kieryluk
  • Jason Felix
  • Kekai Kotaki
  • Nic Klein