Here Are The Magic: The Gathering Cards That Caused Cheating Allegations

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This weekend, Japanese player and Magic Hall of Famer Yuuya Watanabe was booted from Mythic Championship II in London after judges found markings on his cards’ sleeves. Here are said cards.

After the disqualification, Watanabe released a statement regarding the cards and their sleeves.

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“I honestly don’t know how my Urzatron lands became marked, so I don’t know the exact reason things turned out this way,” Watanabe wrote. “I think maybe it’s because I tutored for them a lot from my deck. This requires touching the cards more, and the repeated exposure might’ve caused damage to them, giving them distinguishable marks.”

In the interest of transparency, Watanabe and Team Cygames have released the following images of the deck.

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Brian Ashcraft

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.