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Magic: The Gathering Arena Announces Custom Streamer Events and Direct Challenge

Since the launch of Open Beta less than a month ago, 100 Million games have been played! During that time an incredible amount of creator content has been made by the Magic: The Gathering Arena community. Magic players have been teaching, competing, entertaining, deckbuilding, and sharing these experiences online. The Magic: The Gathering Arena team wants to continue to encourage these talented creators to make and enjoy great content in a way that is unique to Magic. With that in mind, some big announcements have been made.

Wizards of the Coast announced a new series of events which begin tomorrow in Magic: the Gathering Arena: Streamer Events. To create them, Magic: the Gathering Arena is working closely with different creators in the community to build customized in-game events around their personalities and play style. These events will be recurring and will feature a variety of awesome content creators and wildly different modes. Another incredible feature is coming in the November update: Direct Challenge. Players will be able to search for their friends user names, and challenge them to direct battles. More robust friend features are also on the way. Below we have the two Streamer Events as well.

First Streamer Event Details – October 26-29

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Gaby’s Greedy Dominaria Draft

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