MTGO Launches A New Creator Program ***UPDATE***

  • Update: According to the official Magic Online Twitter account, they’ve re-opened applications on a case-by-case basis. If you’ve already submitted an application, and received a confirmation email, you should still be good. If not, head to the official Magic Online Discord, get the “Creator Waitlist” role, and follow the directions in the pinned post in #creator-program-support. If you’ve already applied and received a confirmation email, you should be good and don’t need to follow this process.
  • Earlier this week MTGO announced it was taking applications for a brand new creator program, and the response appears to have been overwhelming.
  • Over 400 current and potential Magic content creators have signed up for the program, and it’s taking some time to get through all the responses. Entries have currently been cut off, but if you haven’t heard anything yet that doesn’t mean you’ve been rejected.
  • Even if you were one of the first people to apply, it doesn’t mean you’re out of the running. Torbin has said in the Discord that he is not able to view the applications in the order they were received. Nobody has said this that I’m aware of, but the sense I get is that they ended up with a lot more applications than they originally expected.
  • Full details on what this program is can be found in the source link above, but here are some highlights (and a few reasons to care even if you aren’t a creator yourself):
    • Creators will recieve all-access accounts, which will allow for increased brewing potential regardless of format. This will especially help smaller creators who otherwise might not have access to some of the older formats.
    • Creators will also be able to help beta test and showcase new features for the platform, with the ability to provide community sourced feedback to the MTGO team.
    • This program also allows for early set access to be streamed the weekend before events are launched on MTGO.
    • In a huge win for people not in the program, creators will get expanded access to Play Point grants and giveaway codes, making it easier for more people to experience Magic Online.
    • There will also be a 64 person MTGO Creator Showdown, with every match being streamed. As someone who loves watching high level Magic, I can say that I’m pretty excited for this.