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The year 2017 is the twenty-fifth year of existence for Magic: The Gathering.


Date Event
January 13 Wizards of the Coast President Chris Cocks announces the creation of the Digital Games Studio.
January 20 Release of Aether Revolt.
February 3–5 Pro Tour Aether Revolt in Dublin, Ireland. Won by {BRA} Lucas Esper Berthoud.
February 9 It is announced that Nationals will replace World Magic Cup Qualifiers.
  • World Magic Cup teams are reduced to 3-man teams, with two of the players earning invitations at Nationals.
February 22 The MTG Salvation Wiki changes name to MTG Wiki.
March 5 Final of the 2016 Magic Online Championship. Won by {USA} Josh Utter-Leyton.
March 17 Release of Modern Masters 2017.
March 31 Release of Duel Decks: Mind vs. Might.
April 28 Release of Amonkhet.
May 14 Pro Tour Amonkhet in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Won by {USA} Gerry Thompson.
May 16 Hélène Bergeot resigns from her position as director of Organized Play and trade marketing.
June 9 Release of the Commander Anthology.
June 12 Announcement of the end of the block model.
June 14 Announcement Day.
June 16 A complete Ixalan rare foil print sheet is leaked three months before prerelease.
June 16 Release of Archenemy: Nicol Bolas
  • Features one villain deck and three decks for the opposing team.
  • Thematically tied to Amonkhet.
July 14 Release of Hour of Devastation.
July 30 Pro Tour Hour of Devastation in Kyoto, Japan. Won by {BRA} Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa.
August 25 Release of Commander 2017.
September 9 HASCON.
September 29 Release of Ixalan.
October 8 2017 World Championship. Won by {USA} William Jensen.
October 20 Release of the 2017 Gift Pack.
  • Replacing the Gift Box for the Holiday season.
November 5 Pro Tour Ixalan in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States. Won by {USA} Seth Manfield.
November 5 Release of Duel Decks: Merfolk vs. Goblins.
November 17 Release of Iconic Masters.
November 24 Release of From the Vault: Transform.
November 24 Release of Explorers of Ixalan.
December 1–3 2017 World Magic Cup in Nice, France. Won by {JPN} Japan.
December 7 A number of players is suspended from the game because of harassments.
December 8 Release of Unstable.
Player of the Year: {BRA} Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa.
Rookie of the Year: {CAN} Ben Hull.
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