Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast have announced that Magic: The Gathering will be breaking into the esports industry across both digital and tabletop versions of the game. Throughout 2019, tabletop and digital MtG players will be vying for a portion of the $10M prize pool. In addition, Magic Pro League offers play and streaming contracts worth $75,000. The first $1M tournament will be held at PAX East 2019.
The Magic Pro League (MPL) establishes a new level of professional play and features 32 of the top ranked Magic players from around the world. Players in the MPL are offered play and streaming contracts worth $75,000. Members of the MPL will play in weekly match-ups on Magic: The Gathering Arena® that will lead to newly introduced Mythic Championship events.
Mythic Championships are the new flagship competitions for Magic: The Gathering Arena esports and tabletop Magic competitive play. Mythic Championships will feature MPL players battling against challengers from the Magic community. The Magic: The Gathering Arena esports program kicks off with a $1 Million Mythic Invitational at PAX East 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. More details on how to climb the ranks and battle the pros will be revealed in early 2019.
Learn more on the Magic: The Gathering site.