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December 16th Banned and Restricted List Update

Pioneer Update

In the regularly scheduled Pioneer Ban List Update, Oko, Thief of Crowns and Nexus of Fate were banned in Pioneer. The next Pioneer check in will be on January 6th, 2020.

Original Update

There were no changes to any formats in today’s Banned and Restricted Announcement. We did find out that this would be the last regularly scheduled Banned and Restricted List update. Citing the growth of Magic in multiple areas – tabletop, digital, and esports – Ian Duke announced that moving forward there will not be a set date for Banned and Restricted List updates. While announcements will take place on a Monday, there will be a concerted effort to avoid making changes too close to the start of major event. The goal is to be more “agile” in response to unhealthy formats. The next anticipated announcement will take place in January. At that time, the ban cadence for Pioneer will align with the rest of Magic’s formats.

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