Mike Long

Magic:the Gathering Player
Born 1974

Michael Long is a former professional Magic: The Gathering card game player. He was a highly influential and controversial Pro Tour mainstay for a number of years in the late 1990s. Despite making four Pro Tour top eights and winning Pro Tour Paris in 1997, Long's legacy is the subject of much controversy due to allegations of cheating and unsportsmanlike behavior. In 2003, he began selling "MTG Secrets", a book and DVD guide on how to play Magic. More recently, Long founded Area51Marketing.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Mike Long.


1974 Birth Born in 1974.


1995 21 Years Old He began competing at Magic: The Gathering tournaments in 1995. … Read More
1996 22 Years Old Long's first individual tournament win was at the Paris Pro Tour during the Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour season 1996–97. … Read More
1998 24 Years Old At the 1998 U.S. Nationals, there was controversy when a key card was found on Long's chair during a game. … Read More
2000 26 Years Old 1 More Event
…  During the Pro Tour Los Angeles in 2000, Long had been given a warning for improperly shuffling his deck. … Read More


2005 31 Years Old In 2005, former organizer Mark Rosewater nominated Long for the Hall of Fame.
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