Wizards of the Coast, following guidelines from local governments on best practices in combating COVID-19, canceled most of the tabletop qualifiers for the next Players Tours Series 2. This was the same policy for MagicFests and PTQs. The qualifiers at Magic Online will continue and they are working to add new opportunities for new qualifiers for the Players Tour Serie 2 to MTGO. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">We are suspending the tabletop portion of the current qualifying period for Players Tour Series 2.<br><br>Magic Online qualifications will proceed.<br><br>We’re working on adding additional opportunities to qualify for PT S2 through stand alone qualifier events on MTGO. More info to come.</p>— Magic Esports (@MagicEsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/MagicEsports/status/1240337010289590272?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 18, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Through the website [link](https://magic.gg/news/changes-to-qualifiers-for-players-tour-series-2-events-and-schedule)(magic.gg), they informed more details: "As we continue to monitor direction from local governments for best practices regarding COVID-19, further changes to our esports programs will be shared. Effective immediately, for tabletop events we are suspending the current qualifying period for Players Tour Series 2 * Players who earned Players Tour Series 2 qualification will retain their invitation and are invited to the rescheduled Players Tour Series 2 events, [link](https://magic.gg/news/changes-to-magics-competitive-season-and-event-schedule-2020-partial-season)(as previous announced). * Stores will be able to reschedule their cancelled or suspended WPN Qualifiers (WPNQ) during the Players Tour Series 3 qualifying period, which will now begin at a later date to be determined. * Completed preliminary events for a WPNQ during the Series 2 qualifying period will allow those players to participate in the rescheduled WPNQ occurring during the Series 3 qualifying period." In the end, Wizards of the Coast makes it clear: *"Following recommendations from government and health officials, we will continue to make additional changes to qualifying schedules and events. We look forward to providing competitive tabletop Magic opportunities while ensuring the safety and health of players worldwide. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as these adjustments are made."*
ChannelFireball [link](https://www.channelfireball.com/all-strategy/articles/an-important-update-from-channelfireball/)(announced) today that it will temporarily stop sending card purchase orders. Orders placed from March 20, 2020 will wait until further notice. ChannelFireball is one of the largest stores in the world, sending card orders globally; it also has one of the most renowned teams of professional Magic players, as well as owning CFB Events, the company that manages MagicFests. *"In order to ensure the safety of ChannelFireball staff and our community, we have made the decision to temporarily shut down ChannelFireball warehouse operations, starting on Monday, March 23rd. Any orders placed before Friday, March 20th, at 11:59pm, will be processed and shipped as normal, but orders placed after that deadline will not be shipped until we resume full operations (which we will do when we deem it prudent)."* - Luis Scott-Vargas in his announcement by ChannelFireball. LSV also went to youtube to explain the situation and the concern he has with his employees: [youtube](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCSfZg5sydk&feature=emb_logo) He summarizes the announcement in a few points: - *"We are closing our warehouse in order to keep everyone as safe as we can"* - *"All orders until Friday at 11:59pm will be shipped normally"* - *"We are offering 10% store credit back on purchases until then"* - *"Our buylist will remain active, and the Buylist Bonanza promotion will continue this entire month"* - *"We have plans regarding content – stay tuned, and we will announce them soon"* Seeing one of the world's largest stores momentarily closing its doors shows the concern that the Coronovirus pandemic is bringing to the world population.