Magic: The Gathering Entering eSports Scene

Magic: The Gathering is to make its debut as an eSports title, it was announced during this year’s Game Awards. Publisher Wizards of the Coast, together with Hasbro, confirmed that it will commence next year and will cover both the series’ traditional tabletop and digital iterations.

“Today is an extremely important day for Magic: The Gathering as we announce our commitment to eSports and our Magic players by evolving our tournament structure to include a $10 million prize pool,” Chris Cocks, President of Wizards of the Coast, explained. “We are fully embracing esports and affirming Magic as a leader in the collectible card game category while providing lucrative opportunities for pros, players, sponsors, and esports partners.”