Going to make this rather short.
First, entry fees for MTG events are increasing. If you’re used to $40, you’re looking at $60 from this point on.
Second, Judges will be compensated much differently than before. You’re looking at these following figures with Magic events held by Legion (via c/p):
Every judge will be expected to fill out either a W-9 or W-8ben as applicable. One of these must be on file with us for each calendar year you work Legion GPs. If you receive $600 or more in a year in pay from us, we will issue you a 1099 as a contractor.
What does this mean for other GPs and Magic Events in the future? Unless WotC provides compensation for Judges, rather than the TOs, expect some rocky events with possible understaffed Judges and corners being cut.
While the number of quality opponents (more serious players) will be more prevalent, the higher price of entry does turn off casual Magic players and players attempting to transition from FNM.
Instead of having to pay $80 (combined cost) for yourself and your boyfriend (for example), you’re looking at $120. This is assuming you pay at the door since Legion does offer $50 if you pre-register online.
Either way, times are changing.
The following cards are hard banned from both the Command zone and deck construction.
Braids, Cabal Minion
Rofellos, Llanowar Emissary
Erayo, Soratami Ascendant
Kokusho, the Evening Star