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The year 2018 is the twenty-sixth year of existence for Magic: The Gathering.


Date Event
January 16 Start of the Great Designer Search 3.
January 19 Release of Rivals of Ixalan.
February 2–4 Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan in Bilbao, Spain. Won by {ARG} Luis Salvatto.
February 14 Announcement Day.
March 2–4 Final of the Magic Online Championship. {RUS} Dmitriy Butakov becomes the first repeat champion.
March 16 Release of Masters 25.
  • Celebrating 25 years history of Magic.
March 29 Release of Relic Tokens: the Eternal Collection by UltraPro.
April 6 Release of Duel Decks: Elves vs. Inventors.
April 6 Release of Challenger Decks.
April 18 The MTG Wiki implements Scryfall card links.
April 27 Release of Dominaria.
May 18 Announcement Day.
June 1–3 Pro Tour Dominaria in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Won by {USA} Wyatt Darby.
June 8 Ari Nieh wins The Great Designer Search 3.
June 8 Release of Commander Anthology Volume II.
June 8 Release of Battlebond.
June 15 Release of Signature Spellbook: Jace.
June 22 Release of Global Series: Jiang Yanggu & Mu Yanling.
July 20 Release of Core 2019
July 13 Reveal of the Magic: The Gathering Arena exclusive cards
August 3–5 Pro Tour 25th Anniversary in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. Won by the team of {USA} Allen Wu, {CAN} Ben Hull, and {USA} Gregory Orange.
August 16 Wizards of the Coast announces changes for Organized Play:
September 19 Release of the Creature Forge: Overwhelming Swarm miniatures line by WizKids.
September 21–23 2018 World Championship. Won by {ESP} Javier Dominguez.
  • Gerry Thompson protests the state of professional Magic by refusing to participate.
October 5 Release of Guilds of Ravnica
October 5 Release of the Spellslinger Starter Kit.
October 10 Grand Prix are announced to get a new look and a new name: MagicFest.
October 30 Release of Relic Tokens: the Lineage Collection by UltraPro.
November 2 Release of the Guilds of Ravnica Guild Kits.
November 9–11 Pro Tour Guilds of Ravnica in Atalanta, USA. Won by {USA} Andrew Elenbogen.
November 16 Release of Magic Game Night.
November 16 Release of the seasonal Gift Pack.
November 28 Release of D&D Icons of the Realms: Guildmasters' Guide to Ravnica by WizKids.
December 3 Release of the Heroes of Dominaria board game by WizKids.
December 6 Wizards of the Coast announces further changes for Organized Play:
December 7 Release of Ultimate Masters.
December 14–16 2018 World Magic Cup in Barcelona, Spain. Won {FRA} France.
  • The last World Magic Cup ever.
Player of the Year: {ARG} Luis Salvatto.
Rookie of the Year: {USA} Samuel Ihlenfeldt.
Hall of Fame inductees:


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