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.svg 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.svg 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.svg China.
August 29–31 2012 Players Championship at PAX in Seattle, Washington, United States. Won by JPN.svg 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.svg Stanislav Cifka.
November 2 Release of Commander's Arsenal.
November 16 Release of the 2012 Holiday Gift Box.
Player of the Year: JPN.svg Yuuya Watanabe.
Rookie of the Year: CAN.svg 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
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