SCG cuts Legacy events in 2015

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The schedule for StarCityGames.com’s open series was posted last week, and it contains strictly fewer Legacy events than previous years. This might come as a surprise to many players, Grand Prix: New Jersey attracted just over 4000 people recently, and the format seems to be growing worldwide. However, rumour has it that StarCityGames, who were the tournament organizers for Grand Prix: New Jersey, had space for upwards of 6000 players, had promised vendors 6000 players and thus paid not only too much for space, but also had to refund some money to the vendors – since the promised amount of business didn’t show up. StarCityGames might just have lost money on the event.

So what does this mean? For starters, the immediate effect will be that I’ll have less events to watch on twitch.tv/scglive, with only three Legacy events streamed over the first half of the year. This was my Sunday night football, and that will be effected quite a bit. Furthermore, StarCityGames have been one of the major competitors on the market selling Magic singles, so perhaps we’ll see a bit of a decrease in staple prices, at least initially.

People are now turning towards ChannelFireball.com and even TCGplayer.com to fill the void left by StarCityGames, both in terms of number of events and streams. Time will tell if anybody is there to pick up the pieces.

What do you think of the changes? Do you think it will have an impact on Legacy as a format? Leave a comment!

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  1. Wannabepurgatog

     /  November 24, 2014

    The amount of tournaments will still be the same. They will be smaller than before and the big ones will be the ones that go up on stream 3 times every 6 months. I think it will impact the prices a bit but that’s outside USA. The info that SCG had given players will decrease because the tournaments that are going on won’t be streamed. This is nothing but pure business decission from SCGs side. The standard events are the ones that draw most players. (Because the low threshold of buying in). I hope that players show SCG that they are wrong and make the 3 events that are legacy into the biggest ones that SCG ever had.

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  2. Grim Lavamancer

     /  November 25, 2014

    I wonder if there’s any underlying meaning behind your use of a card illustration that has the name “The Traitor”…

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    • Indeed there is šŸ™‚ There are usually underlying meanings to these images, unless they are of a card directly referred to in the article šŸ™‚

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