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Opinion: It's Been a Tough Week for LGBTQ+ "Magic" Players

Opinion: It’s Been a Tough Week for LGBTQ+ “Magic” Players

A recent book covering the latest plots in the storyline of Magic: The Gathering entitled “War of the Spark: Forsaken” has come under scrutiny by gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer Magic players (among many others) for its content. Greg Weisman, the author, seems to have done a lot of people in the community dirty, according […]

Lexus Officially Joins As Sponsor Of The Esports Awards

Lexus Officially Joins As Sponsor Of The Esports Awards

In the latest round of “well, that’s an interesting partnership” news, Lexus has joined on as the major sponsor of The Esports Awards. As part of the partnership, Lexus will provide supercars from Black Panther and Men in Black International films plus the GS F 10th Anniversary Edition at the Esports Stadium Arlington. Audience members […]

Wizards of the Coast Retracts Censorship Decision - "Magic: The Gathering"

Wizards of the Coast Revises Censor Ruling – “Magic: The Gathering”

As we covered on the site on Saturday, Autumn Burchett, a Magic: The Gathering pro player who openly identifies as nonbinary, had been instructed by a Wizards of the Coast official to remove the basic land cards from their deck before playing in the main event in MagicFest Richmond. I was instructed by tournament officials to […]

"Rainbow Six Siege" Pro League Season 10 - Grand Finals

“Rainbow Six Siege” Pro League Season 10 – Grand Finals

We’re live in Tokoname, Japan for the Rainbow Six Siege Pro League Season 10 Finals, where eight teams are vying for the championship to close out 2019. Both teams fought hard to get here as we now see the mostly U.K. team of Natus Vincere face-off against the U.S. based team of DarkZero Esports. Neither […]

"Rainbow Six Siege" Pro League Season 10 - Semifinals

“Rainbow Six Siege” Pro League Season 10 – Semifinals

We’re live in Tokoname, Japan for the Rainbow Six Siege Pro League Season 10 Finals, where eight teams are vying for the championship to close out 2019. Here are the complete results from the semifinals matches that took place today before we head into the finals. Semifinal Match #1: Aerowolf vs. DarkZero Esports Map one […]

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Team Vitality Shows Off New Esports Complex In Paris

This week, Team Vitality decided to show off the outside of their new esports complex in Paris, France which they have dubbed the V.Hive. While they were more than happy to boast about it, as you’ll read below, and show off the outside, we’ve seen nothing from the indoors. As of right now, it sounds […]

"Chainer, Dementia Master" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

“Chainer, Dementia Master” Deck Tech – “Magic: The Gathering”

I wrote an article around this time a year ago about how Chainer, Dementia Master, is among the best of the best when it comes to reanimator commanders within Magic: The Gathering. This was written on a website called “Commander Fight Club”, where players could make content about the Commander format (the website has yet to […]

"Rainbow Six Siege" Pro League Season 10 - Quarterfinals

“Rainbow Six Siege” Pro League Season 10 – Quarterfinals

We’re live in Tokoname, Japan for the Rainbow Six Siege Pro League Season 10 Finals, where eight teams are vying for the championship to close out 2019. Here are the complete results from the four quarterfinals matches that took place today while most of you were sleeping. Quarterfinal Match: DarkZero Esports vs. FaZe Clan Probably […]

The Call Of Duty League Releases Its 2020 Schedule

Activision Blizzard has released a brand new set of dates for the Call Of Duty League, revealing its full 2020 schedule. While they haven’t set up the matchups yet, we do now have a list of where they will be on each week. It appears it will run a half-year, with a championship date yet […]

"Magic: The Gathering" Inducted into Toy Hall of Fame!

“Magic: The Gathering” Inducted into Toy Hall of Fame!

Today,  the Strong Museum of Play, located in Rochester, NY, and home to the Toy Hall of Fame, inducted three new toys and games into their ranks. Among them, coloring books, Matchbox cars, and – as the title of my article suggests – Magic: The Gathering. Head of Tabletop Gaming for Magic, Bill Rose, spoke a bit […]

"Gadwick, the Wizened" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

“Gadwick, the Wizened” Deck Tech – “Magic: The Gathering”

Throughout the ages, there have been reports of magically-inclined human beings practicing their craft to the shock, awe, and also the rage of other less-magical people. These wizards, witches, warlocks, and so forth all purportedly existed in the medieval environment and had woven themselves into the very fabric of legend. The greatest legendary medieval wizard, […]

Pioneer Format Ban List Updated - "Magic: The Gathering"

Pioneer Format Ban List Updated – “Magic: The Gathering”

This past weekend, it was revealed that Pioneer, the newest format to grace the Magic: The Gathering collectible card game, would be receiving updates to its ban list every Monday. Yesterday, November 4th, was the first day that the updates started rolling out. This update took a bit of time for Wizards of the Coast to […]

Antoine Lagarde takes MagicFest Lyon! - "Magic: The Gathering"

Antoine Lagarde takes MagicFest Lyon! – “Magic: The Gathering”

The winner of MagicFest Lyon has been decided! In news that should surprise absolutely nobody, MagicFest Lyon, lasting from November 1st to November 3rd, was dominated by players who used “Food”-based decks. Five of the decks in the Top Eight were based on Food, to be precise. There were other deck archetypes representing the Top […]

"Sorin, Lord of Innistrad" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

Opinion: Why We Should Support “Magic: The Gathering”

Yesterday, an article was posted on Bleeding Cool‘s “Comics” hub about how Magic: The Gathering is becoming an institution that isn’t supporting its player base. In this article, I intend to rebuke this as well as I can, because I feel strongly that Wizards of the Coast is doing their sincere best in accommodating their players. On […]

On the Pioneer Format (and Early Financial Spikes) - "Magic: The Gathering"

Opinion: Pioneer Bans Will Be Fierce – “Magic: The Gathering”

Magic: The Gathering has very recently been shaken up with the addition of a new format called Pioneer. The format is less than a month old and currently contains only five banned cards (the original allied fetchlands, for those looking for those bans). Aside from those initial bans, the format contains all cards from expansion […]

Theros: Beyond Death Cards Leaked (No Spoiler) - "Magic: The Gathering"

Theros: Beyond Death Cards Leaked (No Spoiler) – “Magic: The Gathering”

Magic: The Gathering has been a successful game franchise for close to 27 years now. With a theoretically-literal multiverse of branding and merchandise, Magic has also been pretty good overall at keeping their trade secrets under lock and key. However, sometimes their secrets do slip out, be it by rogue employees, manufacturing errors, or simple ignorance. […]

Call Of Duty League Reveals Inaugural Event For January 2020

Call Of Duty League now has an official kicks off date as they will be launching their inaugural season in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The event will take place from the Minneapolis Armory from January 24th-26th, 2020. The venue will be hosted by the home team, the Minnesota Røkkr, which is owned and operated by WISE Ventures […]

Secretlab Partners With T1 For A Special Edition Gaming Chair

Secretlab Partners With T1 For A Special Edition Gaming Chair

Secretlab has formed a new partnership, this time with League Of Legends esports team T1 to release their own special edition gaming chair. Being created in both the Titan and Omega series chairs, they sport the team logo with their colors. The chairs were designed to celebrate the team’s success over the years, as they […]

"Rankle, Master of Pranks" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"

“Rankle, Master of Pranks” Deck Tech – “Magic: The Gathering”

Throne of Eldraine, Magic: The Gathering‘s newest expansion set, is full of amazing legendary creatures. The set as a whole is based on a unified blend of Arthurian and Grimm folklore alike, making for an exquisite setting for the newest world in the Magic Multiverse. Of course, not all is daisies and roses in Eldraine, the […]

"Summoners War" Championship 2019: Semifinals Results

“Summoners War” Championship 2019: Grand Finals Match

We’re live in Paris, France as Com2uS presents the Summoners War Championship 2019. This is it! The Grand Finals match between Thompsin and L’est. Summoners War Championship 2019 Match: Thompsin vs. L’est Both men came out swinging for the first game, both of them getting the usual bands in to keep the heavy-powered characters out […]