"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: The Gathering Arena" Planning New Innovations for 2020
Source: Wizards of the Coast

Magic: The Gathering has gained unwavering popularity this year through their Arena interface. With a new influx of college students playing in a league – and we are talking not about celebrities, but actual, real students who share their love of Magic – this game will see an even larger spike in participation in online events, casual play, and hopefully even an influx of players of the tabletop Magic that we know and love.

"Magic: The Gathering: Arena" Added to Collegiate StarLeague Roster
Source: Collegiate StarLeague

This league is open for all college students in the United States in Canada. For sixteen weeks, teams of three players apiece will compete against rival teams from other schools in a bid to take part in the CSL Grand Finals in April of 2020. The winners of that competition will be traveling to the United Kingdom to take part in a "first-of-its-kind," international Arena exhibition match.

CSL has also gone on record as saying they'll be offering plenty of new content for all Magic: The Gathering: Arena fans in the form of deck techs, match breakdowns, player profiles, and interviews, all live streaming on their Twitch channel.

The league will be played in a series of Best-of-Three matches between schools within a team's region. The format will be Standard, and teams who best two of three of the players from the opposing team will go on to advance to the next round.

The full rules for this league are here. Magic: The Gathering: Arena players from any qualifying school can sign up for this league using this link. You have until October 13th to do so, so act fast!

"Magic: The Gathering: Arena" Added to Collegiate StarLeague Roster
Source: Wizards of the Coast

Best of luck to all competitors!

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About Joshua Nelson

Josh Nelson is a Magic: The Gathering deckbuilding savant, a self-proclaimed scholar of all things Sweeney Todd, and, of course, a writer for Bleeding Cool. In their downtime, Josh can be found painting models, playing Magic, or possibly preaching about the horrors and merits of anthropophagy. You can find them on Twitter at @Burning_Inquiry for all your burning inquiries.
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