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The year 2012 was the twentieth year of existence for Magic: The Gathering.


Date Event
January 7 Start of the 2012 Pro Tour Season with Grand Prix Austin, Texas, USA.
  • A short, transitional season.
February 3 Release of Dark Ascension.
February 10–12 Pro Tour Dark Ascension at Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Won by {USA} Brian Kibler.
  • First Pro Tour named after the associated set.
March 30 Release of Duel Decks: Venser vs. Koth.
May 4 Release of Avacyn Restored.
May 11–13 Pro Tour Avacyn Restored at Barcelona, Spain. Won by {CAN} Alexander Hayne.
May 19 Start of the 2012–13 Pro Tour Season with the Grand Prix at Malmö, Sweden.
  • Increase of large-scale tournaments.
June 1 Release of Planechase 2012.
July 13 Release of Magic 2013.
August 16–19 2012 World Magic Cup at Gen Con in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Won by team {CHN} China.
August 29–31 2012 Players Championship at PAX in Seattle, Washington, United States. Won by {JPN} Yuuya Watanabe.
August 31 Release of From the Vault: Realms.
September 7 Release of Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari.
October 5 Release of Return to Ravnica.
October 17–19 Pro Tour Return to Ravnica at Seattle, Washington, United States. Won by {CZE} Stanislav Cifka.
November 2 Release of Commander's Arsenal.
November 16 Release of the 2012 Holiday Gift Box.
Player of the Year: {JPN} Yuuya Watanabe.
Rookie of the Year: {CAN} Alexander Hayne.
Hall of Fame inductees:


First involved[]



Avacyn Restored

  • Sam Wolfe Connelly
  • Wesley Burt

Magic 2013

Return to Ravnica

  • Willian Murai
  • Tyler Jacobson
  • Noah Bradley
  • Mathias Kollros
  • Ryan Barger