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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. Sponsored 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! 

Booster Tutor

The return of the Booster Tutor Battle – using sealed decks from Saturday’s

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 $15,000 to benefit the Trevor Project

What people are saying about Commander Sealed

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

Amazing event, can’t wait for next year’s!”

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Aidan Coughlin

2022 Main event

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 

Latest news from our blog

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Playmat art from Rope Arrow revealed – 1 playmat for each charity, PLUS a top table exclusive playmat as a thank you for making the trip to us. Man, Magic: the Gathering has really expanded artist offerings in recent years, and Rope Arrow is a style […]
Register early, get next year’s event for last year’s prices Thank you again for being a part of the massive success that was Commander Sealed 2023. We appreciate you attending and spreading the world, and helping raise over $15,000 for the Trevor Project! Commander Sealed 2023 […]
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Photos by Brianna Braswell THANK YOU to everyone who made today’s Commander Sealed 2022 fundraising event for the Trevor Project a huge success! Donations and pledges continued to stream in overnight, and you all raised over $15,000 for the Trevor Project today while playing Magic with […]

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