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The year 2011 was the nineteenth year of existence for Magic: The Gathering.


Date Event
January 10 Release of Masters Edition IV on Magic Online.
January 18 Release of Magic: The Gathering - Tactics, an online turn-based Magic strategy game.
February 4 Release of Mirrodin Besieged.
February 10–13 Pro Tour Paris, France. Won by {USA} Ben Stark.
March 11 Release of the Deck Builder's Toolkit 2011.
  • Second and last Toolkit to be sold as a separate product.
April 1 Release of Duel Decks: Knights vs. Dragons.
April 1 Announcement of Duet Decks: Liliana with Gideon.
  • April Fools.
Complete New Phyrexia set leaked when unauthorized players gained access to the set's "God Book"
May 13 Release of New Phyrexia.
May 19 Modern introduced as a non-sanctioned Magic Online format.
June 10–12 Pro Tour Nagoya, Japan. Won by {USA} David Sharfman.
June 17 Release of Commander.
July 15 Release of Magic 2012.
August 26 Release of From the Vault: Legends.
September 2 Release of Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas.
September 2–4 Pro Tour Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Won by {ITA} Samuele Estratti.
September 30 Release of Innistrad.
November 17–20 2011 World Championships in San Francisco, California, United States. Won by {JPN} Jun'ya Iyanaga.
  • Team champions: {JPN} Japan.
November 18 Release of Premium Deck Series: Graveborn.
Player of the Year: {USA} Owen Turtenwald.
Rookie of the Year: {USA} Matthias Hunt.
Hall of Fame inductees:


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Mirrodin Besieged

  • Cos Koniotis

New Phyrexia

  • Brad Rigney
  • Min Yum

Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012


  • Ironbrush
  • Yeong-Hao Min

Magic 2012

  • Cliff Childs
  • Michael C. Hayes