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Magic: The Gathering Cancelling All Upcoming MagicFests For 2020
However, when push comes to shove there is a time and a place for everything, and therefore the people governing Magic's competitive scene have made the decision to cancel all high-end competitive events, including MagicFests, for the remainder of the year. The Magic: The Gathering: Arena avatar for Jace Beleren, a Planeswalker and an illusionist. Elaine Chase, VP[...]
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. Source: ChannelFireball The cancelled events, for the time being (because remember, Coronavirus hasn't been dealt with as of yet!), are as follows: MagicFest[...]
"Mystery Booster" Bonanza at MagicFest Richmond - "Magic: The Gathering"
A few weeks ago, prior to MagicFest Richmond, we at Bleeding Cool reported on the existence of the Mystery Booster product for Magic: The Gathering, essentially a grab-bag of a product which had in it cards from most of Magic's 26-year history Additionally, when it was unveiled at MagicFest Richmond at long last, it was revealed to also[...]
Wizards of the Coast Retracts Censorship Decision - "Magic: The Gathering"
Here we go. Source: Twitter After nonbinary Magic professional player Autumn Burchett's cards altered with trans rights slogans were stifled from seeing play during the sixth Mythic Championship at MagicFest Richmond – and then when the decision was reversed – people remarked a ton over Twitter and Reddit that the reversal of Wizards of the Coast's decision would incite[...]
Wizards of the Coast Retracts Censorship Decision - "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 remove[...]
"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[...]
"Mystery Booster" Bonanza at MagicFest Richmond - "Magic: The Gathering"
The details – any and all of them, save for the packaging and its existence at MagicFest Richmond onwards – were completely hidden from anyone Today, MagicFest Richmond's high point occurred when the mysterious booster pack product was finally revealed to the players at the event. The pressure is mounting! Source: @jesstephan on Twitter As the suspense[...]
Antoine Lagarde takes MagicFest Lyon! - "Magic: The Gathering"
The winner of MagicFest Lyon has been decided! Source: ChannelFireball 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[...]
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With the release of Throne of Eldraine out of the way, it is time once more for Magic: The Gathering's competitive events to commence! Last week saw a slight lull in this field of coverage because of the prerelease, but this past weekend things heated back up at MagicFest Montreal with Throne of Eldraine limited! Source: Wizards[...]
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At long last, Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis has been banned from Modern in Magic: The Gathering. Source: From its release within the Modern Horizons set in June this year to just yesterday when five Hogaak decks made Top Eight during MagicFest Las Vegas, Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis has been a powerhouse in the Modern circuit[...]
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At MagicFest Birmingham, part of the Grand Prix circuit in Europe for the Magic: The Gathering trading card game, Rory Kear-Smith took the title of Champion for the event after taking down Simon Nielsen. Source: Kear-Smith was playing a form of the classic "Death's Shadow" deck which appeared to be mainly geared to take down decks revolving around Hogaak,[...]
"Arisen Necropolis" Takes MagicFest Minneapolis - "Magic: The Gathering"
The more things in the Magic: the Gathering tournament scene change, the more it seems they stay the same. credit//WotC Justin Plocher defeated Jonathan Corzo in the Modern finals at MagicFest Minneapolis on Sunday, August 11th Both players used variants of the infuriatingly-popular Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis decklist Plocher used a variant that manages to power out a[...]