There's a tournament match on YouTube where little Jace functions through a Jailer. Is that an error? This was a paper match.
Heads up MTG Salvation is shutting down today it looks like. The do have a new site planned out though. https://www.mtgsalvation.com/articles/49777-the-end-of-an-era
I play a game called Everquest. They have TLP servers the "TLP" stands for "Time Locked Progression". The server starts out with no expansions like it was in 1999, and every 3 months adds an expansion. This has been very successful and for a video game that started out 20 years ago, its amazing that they are still adding servers.
Theres also a similar thing happening soon with WoW, so the model is defiantly portable.
Here is a link to Ice T trash tralking on behalf of the top two guilds during the lead up to the launch of the most recent 2 servers.
TLDR; I like the idea and think it could take off.