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Last weekend, Sept 15-17, Just Games hosted the largest Magic: the Gathering charitable event ever held in Rochester NY, Commander Sealed. This event was a benefit for the Trevor Project and Trans Lifeline, and brought together over 400 players from dozens of states, over a dozen […]
We are very pleased and honored to have for auction two original paintings, painted exclusively for the 2023 Commander Sealed auction by fan favorite artists Kaja Foglio and Magali Villeneuve. Chandra, by Magali Villeneuve This incredible piece is your chance to own an original by Villeneuve. […]
Commander Sealed would like to welcome award-winning Cosplayer Mishamigo as the Head Judge for the Cosplay Contest!  Misha has been cosplaying off and on for 5 years and is an award-winning cosplayer after winning Best in Show at MagicCon Minneapolis for her Slimefoot costume. She enjoys costumes […]
About us

Enjoy Magic the Gathering and great causes 

We’re not just another Magic tournament – we’re Commander Sealed of Rochester NY, supporting amazing charities and bringing in great artist and creators since 2018. Operated by our local game store, Just Games. 

Featured events

Check out the heavy hitter attractions, but be sure to read our full schedule for all the side events, artists, content creators, and vendors

Welcome Party

Grab a bite to eat, get a sealed deck, and meet people while playing Magic

Sealed Main Event

Choose your charity, build your deck, and play 3 rounds of Swiss! 

Side Events

Play side events, get prize tickets, win fabulous MTG goodies

Sealed Auction

Drop off your sealed chaff in our charity auction box, bid to win on Sunday morning

Pictures from Commander Sealed

Check out all the fun we had at our recent Commander Sealed charity event where we raised over $44,000 to benefit the Trevor Project and Trans Lifeline

What people are saying about Commander Sealed

Check out what folks are saying about last prior year’s events

I can’t compliment [the] staff and the players enough… I look forward to seeing you all again.”

Steven Belledin

2023 Artist

The most fun I’ve had playing Magic in years. The atmosphere was fantastic, and the hosts/players were all welcoming and friendly. A great event for a great cause. Looking forward for the next one!

James Robert

2022 Main Event

Discord pairings and submitting results was amazing!!! Overall it was awesome and I can’t wait to play next year!

Corey Stark

2022 Main Event

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Our Team

Our event staff are drawn from game store owners, professional fundraisers, and Magic judges from around the upstate NY region. 

Dean Gootee

Format Creator & Marketing

Matthew Vercant

Tournament Organizer

Lauren Effinger

Community Manager

Gunnar Wuher

Talent Coordinator & Stream Host

Gray Beedle

Graydon Beadle

Head Judge

Eric Cripps

Eric Cripps

Judge & Software Development 

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