The rosters for the 2021-2022 season of the Magic Pro League and Rivals League were unveiled today by Wizards of the Coast.
The future of MTG esports beyond the 2021-2022 season remains uncertain, with both the MPL and Rivals League getting removed after the 2022 Magic World Championship. Both leagues will remain in place for the 2021-2022 season and play an important role in who qualifies to compete at Worlds later in 2022.
Magic Pro League roster 2021-2022
Based on competitive play throughout the 2020-2021 season, a total of 24 players earned a spot within the MPL for the 2021-2022 season.
|Chris Botelho||Kai Budde||Stan Cifka|
|PVDDR||Jean-Emmanuel Depraz||Javier Dominguez|
|Arne Huschenbeth||Yoshihiko Ikawa||Eli Kassis|
|Riku Kumagai||Luca Magni||Seth Manfield|
|Jan Merkel||Noriyuki Mori||Gabriel Nassif|
|Sam Pardee||Keisuke Sato||Rei Sato|
|Lee Shi Tian||Matt Sperling||Ondřej Stráský|
|Yuta Takahashi||Gavin Thompson||Jacob Wilson|
Rivals League roster 2021-2022
Chris Kvartek has retired from professional play to take a position at WotC. He’ll be replaced in the 2021-2022 season by the highest finisher from the previous season’s Challenger Gauntlet, Tomáš Pokorný. A total of 48 players earned a spot in the Rivals League for the 2021-2022 season.
|Matthieu Avignon||Federico Bastos||Ian Birrell|
|Brian Braun-Duin||Autumn Burchett||Corey Burkhart|
|Austin Bursavich||Márcio Carvalho||Andrew Cuneo|
|Louis-Samuel Deltour||Reid Duke||Kenji Egashira|
|Ivan Floch||Piotr Głogowski||Simon Görtzen|
|Kenta Harane||Christian Hauck||Alexander Hayne|
|David Inglis||Shintaro Ishimura||William Jensen|
|Martin Jůza||Zachary Kiihne||Grzegorz Kowalski|
|Matti Kuisma||Raphaël Lévy||Eli Loveman|
|Andrea Mengucci||João Moreira||Théo Moutier|
|Brad Nelson||Logan Nettles||Ma Noah|
|Tomáš Pokorný||Sebastián Pozzo||Sam Rolph|
|Carlos Romão||Luis Salvatto||Bernardo Santos|
|Luis Scott-Vargas||Thoralf Severin||Shahar Shenhar|
|Mike Sigrist||Miguel Simões||Jakub Tóth|
|Brent Vos||Shota Yasooka||Ken Yukuhiro|
Players from both leagues will begin their run toward the 2021-2022 Magic World Championship via the Innistrad Championship, which will take place from Dec. 3 to 5.