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FOX Esports Madden NFL Invitational 2020

FOX Esports Madden NFL Invitational To Air On FS1 On March 29th

Today FOX Sports announced that they would be hosting their first-ever FOX Esports Madden NFL Invitational, airing on FS1 on March 29th, 2020. The tournament is being done as a sort of a live event to help take people's minds off the coronavirus issues as of late. And while it may not be football proper, […]

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Wizards of the Coast Delaying "Ikoria" – "Magic: The Gathering"

COVID-19, more commonly known to many as the Coronavirus, is taking its toll on many companies providing non-essential business (including the entertainment of those cooped up inside and self-isolating). The tabletop and card game industry is being especially wracked right now, with not only local game stores, but distributors and even gaming companies themselves all […]

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The ESL Updates Their Esports Schedule For Several Properties

The ESL has announced further changes to some of its upcoming esports events in light of the continuing coronavirus spread around the world. We now know that DreamHack Dallas and Jönköping have both been rescheduled to August 2020 for the time being, while the second half of 2020 is currently still on schedule. We also […]

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"Brago, King Eternal" Deck Tech – "Magic: The Gathering"

Hello there, Magic: The Gathering fans and Commander players new and experienced alike! It's been a tough month and "March, March, March!" hasn't quite gone as fantastically as anticipated, but don't think I've forgotten about that aspect of the month. To be frank, I was conflicted about submitting this specific deck tech to Bleeding Cool's annals at […]

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Wizards of the Coast Shutting Down "Magic: The Gathering" In-Store Play

Due to the rampant spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, tabletop gaming giant and Hasbro subsidiary Wizards of the Coast has been given no other recourse but to make a slew of online announcements detailing their response to the Coronavirus outbreak and spread. Starting today, the company has decided to shut down all Magic: The Gathering […]

GameStop Will Close Nearly 200 More Stores By End Of 2021

GameStop Launches "Contactless" Curbside Delivery Service

In a world where personal health is currently the number one priority and a pandemic is sweeping the globe, most nonessential retailers are taking a cautious stance of keeping their doors shuttered under any and all circumstances. However, GameStop, a massive gaming retail chain-store, has decided to throw all of that caution to the wind […]

Zakarya “xBlyzes” Hail Wins Second Hearthstone Masters Tour Title

Zakarya "xBlyzes" Hail Wins Second "Hearthstone" Masters Tour Title

Setting a new precedent within the Hearthstone esports community, French player Zakarya "xBlyzes" Hail takes his second title in 2020. First and foremost, the road to the Masters Tour for this month was a hell of a ride, Originally scheduled to be in Indonesia this past weekend, the coronavirus changed plans frequently from moving it […]

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"Friday Night Magic" on "Magic: The Gathering Arena"

Wizards of the Coast has announced that their well-established weekly institution, Friday Night Magic, will be hosted digitally on Magic: The Gathering Arena, via local hobby stores. This announcement comes soon after another announcement detailing the actions Wizards of the Coast is taking to combat any lack of productivity or recreation in the face of COVID-19, […]

Collegiate StarLeague Esports Grand Finals Postponed

Collegiate StarLeague Grand Finals Postponed Due To Coronavirus

Earlier today the Collegiate StarLeague announced to fans that their Grand Finals happening in April has been postponed due to the coronavirus. The event was due to take place from April 18th-19th with championships for CS:GO, Dota 2, League Of Legends, Street Fighter V, and Magic: The Gathering. But until the virus has been put […]

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Wizards of the Coast Issues Statement Regarding Coronavirus

During trying times such as these, with the spread of COVID-19 (also known as Coronavirus) many gamers, and tabletop gamers in particular, are affected heavily by the social distancing tactics taken in response to the pandemic. Wizards of the Coast is one of many tabletop gaming companies to provide a response to this pandemic outbreak. […]

Head "Magic: The Gathering" Designer Teases "Ikoria"

Head "Magic: The Gathering" Designer Teases "Ikoria"

Mark Rosewater, head designer for Wizards of the Coast's huge-name trading card game Magic: The Gathering, has hunkered down in his home to self-quarantine out of concern for the spread of COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus. As far as we are aware, he doesn't have it, but he is still working from home in order to […]

Things Tabletop Gamers Can Do To Cope With Coronavirus

Things Tabletop Gamers Can Do To Cope With Coronavirus

If you've been living anywhere besides under a literal rock during the times of between two weeks ago and now (and, let's face it, even those living under a rock might apply!), you know that COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus, has been plaguing the entire world as a full-on pandemic. In fact, you're probably […]

"PUBG Mobile" Pro League Switches To Online Play Over Coronavirus

The "PUBG Mobile" Americas Pro League & World League Are Postponed

Tencent Games and PUBG Corp. announced today that the PUBG Mobile Americas Pro League & World League have been postponed due to the coronavirus. The announcement was made this morning, in the brief statement you see below, effectively putting the season on hold. "The health of our players, staff and contractors are our highest priority. While […]

OPINION: "Mystery Boosters" Are (Usually) Amazing - "Magic: The Gathering"

OPINION: "Mystery Boosters" Are (Usually) Great – "Magic: The Gathering"

Hey there, fans of Magic: The Gathering in all its various shapes and forms! Today, I'd like to talk for a moment about the "Mystery Booster" phenomenon, and how it's generally a boon, but at times can be a bust. So, by now, if you play Magic: The Gathering to such a degree that you do research […]

Arc System Works Cancels Arc World Tour Over Coronavirus

Arc System Works Cancels Arc World Tour Over Coronavirus

Yet another tale this month of how the coronavirus has put an end to another event, as Arc System Works canceled the Arc World Tour 2020. The announcement came down on their official website for the tourney. But what's surprising about this is that the tournament was full-speed ahead to start this coming Friday, March […]

Riot Games Suspends "League Of Legends" LCS Over Coronavirus

Riot Games Suspends "League Of Legends" LCS Over Coronavirus

Riot Games has made the decision to make more changes to the League Of Legends Championship Series after new coronavirus updates. The company sent out the update we have for you below, letting fans know the rest of the season is officially suspended. On top of that, the 2020 LCS Spring Finals will be moved […]

Konami Postpones "Yu-Gi-Oh!" Championship Series Due To Coronavirus

Konami has announced today that they are officially postponing the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series happening in Hartford in April due to the coronavirus. You can read the full statement below, but the shorthand is after the governor of Connecticut issued an executive order over the matter, this issue was pretty much out of their hands. However, […]

Super League Adds Eight New Esports Gaming Clubs

Super League Adds Eight New Esports Gaming Clubs

This week the Super League announced that they are adding eight new gaming clubs to their esports format, all of whom are tied to major cities. The new clubs are the Toronto Rage, Vancouver Krakens, Mexico City Solstice, Detroit Vengeance, Minneapolis Ice, Nashville Berserkers, Oklahoma City Glitch, and the Salt Lake City Yetis. They will […]

ChannelFireball Cancels Many MagicFests for 2020

ChannelFireball Cancels Many MagicFests for 2020

Channel Fireball, a group of prestigious tournament organizers for Magic: The Gathering, have decided to cancel various different MagicFest events for 2020. These cancellations were made (unsurprisingly) due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19, Coronavirus. The cancelled events, for the time being (because remember, Coronavirus hasn't been dealt with as of yet!), are as follows: […]

"Overwatch" League Moves Canceled China Matches To South Korea

"Overwatch" League Cancels March & April 2020 Events

The Overwatch League has officially canceled their events taking place in March and April 2020, effectively ending six weeks of competition mid-season. Blizzard sent out the information below on their website, letting players and fans know of their decision, effective immediately. There's no word yet as to whether or not those dates will be rescheduled […]