BAD NEWS: Wizards of the Coast has announced that the Magic Player Rewards Program (MPR) will be ending after December. This change, according to them, is to redirect those resources to the Local Organized Play Programs. Apparently, WotC is putting a lot of efforts so the local stores are the only ones who can organize tournaments and benefit from this kind of rewards.
This is the official announcement:
“After a rigorous evaluation, Wizards of the Coast has decided to eliminate the Magic Player Rewards Program. It is important to us to provide you, the player, with the best possible Magic: The Gathering experiences. In this case we are redirecting these resources to increase our player support for local organized play programs.
The December 2010 mailing will be the final MPR mailing and will include extra cards in addition to the cards you would have normally received. This mailing will encompass all reported tournament activity through November 15, 2010. We appreciate the dedication of our fans and look forward to providing new and exciting Magic play experiences.”