Earlier this week, Wizards of the Coast announced that the Magic: The Gathering Mythic Invitational being held at PAX East will not have an impressive prize pool. HP joined on as a sponsor for the competition, helping bring in a $1,000,000 prize pool to the table, with a grand prize of $250k and an OMEN by HP gaming system. The competition will happen throughout PAX East as 64 players will face off for the prize. Those competitors include members of the Magic Pro League (MPL), top Twitch streamers, and the top eight qualifying MTG Arena players. Here’s a couple quotes from both companies on the new prize pool and partnership.
“The OMEN by HP team couldn’t be more excited to work with the incredible folks at Wizards of the Coast to power this historic tournament,” stated Chin Wu, HP’s Sr. Marketing Manager, US Gaming. “Magic: The Gathering has been a staple in the tabletop gaming community for decades and we expect MTG Arena to do the same in the digital landscape. Being able to provide the PCs, displays, and accessories these 64 players will be using is a privilege. We wish good luck to all of them and an awesome time to all the fans and newcomers tuning in.”“It’s a banner year for competitive Magic: The Gathering with a $10 million prize pool for the 2019 season. Joining forces with OMEN by HP for the $1 million Mythic Invitational is a major milestone for Magic,” said Elaine Chase, VP of Esports, Wizards of the Coast. “We look forward to competitors and viewers experiencing intense MTG Arena gameplay with high-end OMEN gaming machines for a must-see experience during PAX East.”