News Revamped Premier Play Coming in 2012

After months of discussion, speculation, suggestions, and solicitation of feedback, Wizards has announced significant changes to the Planeswalker Points system, Pro Player Club, as well as adjusted the (now renamed) Magic Players Championship and introduced a new World Magic Cup tournament!

Included in these changes are:

  • Modifications to Planeswalker Points multipliers and standings
  • The debut of the World Magic Cup
  • The launch of the new Pro Players Club
  • Review of Pro Tour invitations
  • Thresholds for Grand Prix byes
  • Renaming the 2012 World Championship to the Magic Players Championship

The full announcement is found here, as well as additional insight from the director of Organized Play, Helene Bergeot. Relevant quotes from the announcement are below.