"Magic: The Gathering" esports league launches with $10 million in prizes

One of the world’s most enduring game is getting a high-level professional league for its top players. At the Game Awards this evening, Wizards of the Coast revealed a new e-sports initiative that covers both the physical version of Magic: The Gathering, as well as the PC iteration, Arena. The competitions will include a combined $10 million in prizes. At the core of this new venture is the Magic Pro League, which will include 32 of the world’s best players, competing in a series of weekly match-ups as well as major tournaments, called Mythic Championships. Each MPL player will receive a $75,000 contract in addition to the opportunity to earn prize money. The first major MPL tournament will take place at PAX East in Boston next year, and... Continue reading…

"Magic: The Gathering" esports league launches with $10 million in prizes

Magic: The Gathering, which counts over 35 million players worldwide, will get an esports league with a combined $10 million in prize money, Wizards of the Coast (WOTC) and Hasbro announced. ...

Fri 7 Dec 18 from Engadget

Magic: The Gathering launching esports league with $10M prize pool - CNET

The digital version of the physical card game reveals its esports initiative at the Game Awards 2018.

Thu 6 Dec 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

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