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Preview Season

A (Commander) Planeswalker’s Guide to Ixalan’s Warring Factions

Learn more about the factions of Ixalan and their predecessors across the multiverse

Breaking News

How an Uncut Foil Sheet of Ixalan Rares and Mythics Was Leaked

Over the summer, blurry photos of a full uncut sheet of Ixalan Rares and Mythic Rares were leaked to the public. Now learn the story behind the theft!

What We Learned

WESG 2017 Will Add Female Competitors to their Events, Should Wizards do the Same for the Pro Tour?

The big eSports announcement this week is that the WESG 2017 circuit will allow female competitors in their own CS:GO and Hearthstone brackets

Paths to the Pro Tour

Standard RPTQ Top 8 Metagame Analysis

Last weekend’s RPTQ Top 8 decks are now available!

What We Learned

Will Magic Get the Hearthstone Treatment on Twitch?

Twitch has rolled out some fantastic features for fans of Hearthstone, but what have they done for Magic and will we ever get any goodies as well?

What We Learned

The Most Punchable Villains in the Multiverse

It’s time to answer the torch-burning question on everyone’s mind: Which of the multiverse’s villains are the most punchable?

What We Learned

The Magic Story Needs More of the Gatewatch

The problem with the Gatewatch isn’t that they were given too much focus in the story, it’s that they simply didn’t have enough story. Hear me out…

Paths to the Pro Tour

Grand Prix Minnesota Recap

Grand Prix Minnesota, the first event of the 2017-18 Pro Tour season as well as the first event of the Ixalan Cycle is now in the books. Get caught up here!

Paths to the Pro Tour

Previewing the Ixalan Cycle

The Ixalan Pro Tour Cycle kicks off next week. What should players and fans expect from the first cycle from this new pro club points system?

Paths to the Pro Tour

Previewing the 2017-18 Pro Tour Season

Grand Prix Minnesota kicks off the new competitive 2017-18 Pro Tour Season and it’s time to put last season behind us and get ready for a new year of Magic!

What We Learned

Pro Tour Hour of Devastation and Closing Out the 2016-17 Pro Tour Season

With Pro Tour Hour of Devastation in the books we talk about the final event of the season and look back upon the 2016-17 competitive season.

What We Learned

Will Pro Tour Cycles Kill the Pro Tour?

Pro Tour Cycles may not start counting until September 2018 but players start accruing points next month. What does it mean for the game?