I hate opening stories with this kind of caveat, but here goes...
I don't know very much about Magic: The Gathering, I've never played it and I'm sure, if I tried, I would totally suck. There are, however, people who are awesome at Magic: The Gathering, and some of them live in Australia. Therefore having an international Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix event in Melbourne would make sense wouldn't it? Yes, it would. And that's why it's happening!
So yes, there is a major Magic: The Gathering competition taking place in Australia, and it seems like a pretty big deal, with hundreds of competitors expected to attend.
The event takes place at Melbourne Park Function Centre, in the Rod Laver Arena and will take place on Friday, March 30 (from 2pm - 8pm) and Saturday, March 31 (8am - 8:45pm). Registration cost $50, but those who register early receive a $10 discount.
$30,000 of prize money is at stake, as well as four invitations to the global Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour.
Head here for more information!