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"Magic: The Gathering" Pro Player Censored

“Magic: The Gathering” Pro Player Censored

Last night (Friday night, November 8th) at MagicFest Richmond, professional Magic: The Gathering player Autumn Burchett purportedly was instructed to remove two cards from their deck after the cards were found to have potentially divisive messages written on them. The messages included “No TERFs[…]” and “Trans Rights are Human Rights”, which, while to some are […]

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 […]

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

Opinion: Finding My Way Through “Magic: The Gathering: Arena”

Or, “A Love Letter to Magic Esports”. A couple of months ago, sometime before I was hired by Bleeding Cool, I never would have guessed that I’d be playing Magic: The Gathering: Arena. I was vehemently opposed to Magic: The Gathering Online and felt very strongly about my stance. How could I even think about paying for digital cards when […]

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

On the Pioneer Format (and Early Price Spikes) – “Magic: The Gathering”

Magic: The Gathering has announced a new format! It’s called Pioneer, and it comes with some rather interesting parameters – and some very interesting baggage. Pioneer, the format Pioneer, as indicated from the infographic above, is going to support sets from 2012’s Return to Ravnica all the way to the present. Masters sets and supplemental […]

"Magic: The Gathering" Bans Cards From Standard, Pauper

“Magic: The Gathering” Bans Cards From Standard, Pauper

Hey folks! Do you all remember that ban list announcement that Wizards pushed from November 18th to October 21st? Well, it’s October 21st, so I guess it’s time that some cards were put on the chopping block. Hot on the heels of Mythic Championship V, despite not being won by a deck that used it […]

Javier Dominguez Wins Mythic Championship V! - "Magic: The Gathering"

Javier Dominguez Wins Mythic Championship V! – “Magic: The Gathering”

Congratulations to Javier Dominguez for winning Magic: The Gathering: Arena‘s fifth Mythic Championship! Javier ran a Gruul (red-green) Aggro deck throughout the event, and bested a multitude of other professional players, including Stanislav “StanCifka” Cifka (whose rise and return to Magic we have covered before), Gabriel Nassif (a veteran pro-player from when I was just starting out), […]

Enjoying Arena, and How You Should Too - "Magic: The Gathering"

Wizards’ October “State Of The Game” For “Magic: The Gathering: Arena”

Wizards of the Coast, hot on the heels of the glaring success of Magic: The Gathering: Arena, has issued another “State of the Game” article for the software. They did the same in September, and it seems that it was a much more triumphant article than this month’s piece. The first thing that was addressed by […]

"Oathbreaker" Ban List Updated - "Magic: The Gathering"

Mythic Championship V Decklists Publicly Unveiled – “Magic: The Gathering”

The biggest tournament in Magic: The Gathering: Arena, the Mythic Championship, is reaching its fifth go-around, and will be conducted this coming weekend. 68 players from across the globe are set to compete for thousands of dollars in prizes at that time, in Los Angeles, California at Thunder Studios. With that, Wizards of the Coast […]

Stanislav Cifka Returns to "Magic: The Gathering"

Stanislav Cifka, “Hearthstone” Champ, Returns to “Magic: The Gathering”

This coming weekend of October 18th-20th, Magic: The Gathering will host their fifth Mythic Championship tournament. During those three days, 68 players will compete for $750,000 in prizes. Players will be facing off in Long Beach, California at Thunder Studios, via the Magic: The Gathering: Arena interface. And among those 68 players stands 31-year-old Czech former Hearthstone […]

"Magic: The Gathering: Arena" to Make Ban Announcement

“Magic: The Gathering: Arena” To Make Emergency Ban Announcement

Hang onto your hats for the next few weeks, folks – Magic: The Gathering: Arena speculation is about to get a bit hectic. Twitter page @MagicEsports, the account that manages the Twitter page for Magic: The Gathering: Arena, has posted a tweet as of yesterday (October 9th) stating that the next Banned and Restricted List […]

Enjoying Arena, and How You Should Too - "Magic: The Gathering"

“Throne of Eldraine” Released for “Magic: The Gathering: Arena”

Today, Wizards of the Coast released their newest expansion set for Magic: The Gathering, Throne of Eldraine, onto their gameplay interface software, Magic: The Gathering: Arena. This release marks the 82nd full expansion set that Wizards has fully designed and developed for the game, but it also marks the sixth time that a set has been released […]

"Magic: The Gathering Arena" Planning New Innovations for 2020

“Magic: The Gathering: Arena” Added to Collegiate Starleague Roster

Starting this year, Collegiate Starleague, the world’s premier collegiate esports organization, is bringing Magic: The Gathering: Arena into its roster of league games. According to CSL, “For the first time, Magic: The Gathering Arena will be among CSL’s offerings with a scholarship prize pool of $50,000 up for grabs, the largest in CSL this year.” Magic: […]

Enjoying Arena, and How You Should Too - "Magic: The Gathering"

“Magic: The Gathering: Arena”: Schedule of Events and Important Dates

Howdy all, I’d like to start this article off with a slight retraction to a date I mentioned yesterday – with all of the things happening for Magic: The Gathering: Arena, sometimes it’s awfully hard to keep track of what’s going on and what is not. Therefore, I’d like to mention that the “Giant Opportunity” I […]

Wizards of the Coast Publishes "State" of "Arena" - "Magic: The Gathering"

Wizards Of The Coast Publishes State Of Arena – “Magic: The Gathering”

Wizards of the Coast has published an article about the state of Magic: The Gathering: Arena, their digital interface for their world-famous trading card game. Within the “State of the Game” address, Wizards talks about the progression of Arena over the next few months to a year in time. The first major update discussed in the […]

Throne of Eldraine art

Entire “Throne of Eldraine” Set Spoiled! – “Magic: The Gathering”

…And there was much rejoicing. Throne of Eldraine, Magic: The Gathering‘s 82nd expansion set, has been fully revealed at long last, and with it, its tokens and a release notes document. In the document (featured in full here), as always, are notes on rulings that have come up in Magic R&D’s development sessions for the […]

Playing In A New Golden Age of "Magic: The Gathering"

Playing In A New Golden Age of “Magic: The Gathering”

Magic: The Gathering has undergone a large number of overhauls to their Modern format lately. From banning Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis and Faithless Looting to including the infamous Stoneforge Mystic, Modern has been shaken up to a degree that… Might be beneficial to Magic as a whole? Hear me out, just for a second or two. […]