Rookie of the Year
Rookie of the Year is an award given at the end of a Pro Tour season to the Magic player with the highest number of Pro Points in that season that also made their debut in Pro Tour, World Championship or World Magic Cup that season. With the change to Mythic Points in 2019 and to Player Points in 2020, it appears the award has been retired; while it is possible to manually source and calculate it is not recognized.
The prize currently for this award is a Gold membership in the Pro Players Club for the next year - in 2016, the winner also had a slot at Worlds, though this has since been retired. The competitiveness of the award varies each year; the winner may range from not having achieved Gold status to having Platinum status. Thus, it is possible to win this award without winning any Pro Tour or Grand Prix events if the player finishes high enough in enough events.
Rookie of the Year Winners[edit | edit source]
|Past Rookie of the Year Winners|
|2012–13||Felipe Tapia Becerra|
|2013–14||Raymond Perez, Jr.|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- No player has won Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year in the same year.
- Although Jared Boettcher finished with more Pro Points than Raymond Perez, Jr. in 2013–14 season, subsequent investigations by DCI confirmed that Boettcher was cheating in multiple events that involved Pro Points, which resulted in a suspension and the revoking of his Rookie of the Year title.