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Magic: The Gathering Players Battle for World Title in the Ultimate Italian Arena


WHAT: Wizards of the Coast is headed to the ancient city of Rome, Italy for the 2009 Magic: The Gathering World Championship event. Hundreds of Magic players from more than 50 countries will confront their toughest competition in the four-day tournament for the chance to rise victorious as the world’s best Magic player. 


            The Magic World Championships is the premier event in the competitive play circuit for the collectible trading card game. In addition to the individual champion title, players will represent their countries throughout the tournament for their shot to bring home the honorable world’s best team title.


            All the while, Wizards of the Coast will dub the Magic Player of the Year and the 2009 Hall of Fame inductees at the World Championships in Rome.


            The event is open to the public, and Wizards of the Coast invites gaming fans of all types and skill levels to step into the arena, experience the World Championship’s festivities and help commemorate Magic’s best of the best. Onsite attractions include VIP Richard Garfield (the famed creator of Magic), public events, Magic learn-to-play sessions, Magic Online and Duels of the Planeswalkers on Xbox LIVE Arcade demos.


WHEN:  November 19 - 22

             Read about the Magic World Championships online: Worlds - Rome


WHERE: Palazzo Dei Congressi
Piazza John Fitzgerald Kennedy
00144 Rome, Italy




Magic: The Gathering is the first and most widely played trading card game. Players take on the role of Planeswalkers – powerful mages who battle others for glory, knowledge and conquest. Their weapons include spells, creatures, and artifacts gathered from a vast multiverse of unique fantasy worlds. With over 10,000 different cards available, Magic offers an unrivaled depth of game play with many levels of choice and customization for its players. The cards feature unique illustrations by top fantasy artists inspired by familiar elements of myth and legend. These elements weave together to provide a strategically rich and satisfying game play experience. Whether in the competitive arena or participating in a local Magic event, there is always an opportunity to shine.




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