Magic Pro League Competition: Al via l’11 Maggio 2019

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Le competizioni Magic Pro League Competition inizieranno l’11 Maggio 2019 sul canale Twitch ufficiale di Magic e vedranno la partecipazione di tutti i 32 giocatori scelti a rappresentare la suddetta categoria.

Ma andiamo a vedere i dettagli della competizione e delle varie divisioni tramite l’articolo dedicato dal sito ufficiale.

” Professional league play is coming to Magic: The Gathering Arena and the Magic Pro League starting May 11—and you can catch the action on twitch.tv/magic!

The Magic Pro League (MPL) features 32 of the best players in the world competing in divisional play across three “splits,” each feeding MTG Arena Mythic Championships with $750,000 in prizes.

The first split—called the Spark Split—will see players competing in four divisions, with top performers in each division earning a guaranteed slot in Day Two of Mythic Championship III, the first Mythic Championship run entirely on MTG Arena.

Check out the four divisions here:

Each week in the Spark Split, players will play Best-of-Three Standard. We’ll then air matches and highlights Saturdays during the split from noon–4 p.m. PT on twitch.tv/magic. The Spark Split runs May 11–June 8.

Split 2 (Core Split) will run August 3–September 7 and will feed Mythic Championship V in September. Split 3 (codenamed “Archery” Split) will run October 5–November 2 and will feed Mythic Championship VII in November.

We’ll be announcing the casting team of our Saturday shows a bit later, so stay tuned!

For play schedules, player bios, standings, and to keep track of all the action, make sure to bookmark mtgesports.com! “

Vediamo, nel secondo articolo dedicato, anche i Caster dell’evento, i deck utilizzati dai partecipanti e la composizione del Metagame degli eventi.

The debut of the Magic Pro League weekly play is here! The Spark Split features the 32 MPL players in a five-week round-robin series of matches. There’s a lot on the line in each split as top division finishers earn automatic placement into Day Two of Mythic Championship III in June, which features a $750,000 prize pool.

Top matches and highlights will be featured each Saturday on the Weekly MPL stream. Tune in to twitch.tv/magic to follow all the action!

Broadcast and Coverage Information

MPL Weekly streams will feature full coverage from the top matches in each division plus highlights and recaps from the other matches. Broadcasts will feature many of the top Magic casters from digital and tabletop play, coming to you live from our Los Angeles studio. The Spark Split’s caster lineup features a rotation of Brian Kibler, Marshall Sutcliffe, Luis Scott-Vargas, Cedric Phillips, Becca Scott, Paul Cheon, Paul Rietzl, and Maria Bartholdi, with a special guest appearance by Weekly MTG’s Steve Sunu.

Each division also has a designated correspondent to follow matches and players on a weekly basis. Rich Hagon, Corbin Hosler, Meghan Wolff, and Maria (pulling double duty) will help us track the storylines to follow across five weeks and all 128 matches.

Tune in each week to catch your favorite casters and correspondents!

Week 1 stream: Saturday, May 11 at Noon PT/3 p.m. ET/7 p.m. UTC

Casters: Brian Kibler, Cedric Phillips, and Becca Scott

Channel: twitch.tv/magic

Schedule

Format: Best-of-Three Traditional Standard

Pearl Division

  • VIDEO FEATURE MATCH: Shahar Shenhar vs. Brian Braun-Duin
  • Luis Salvatto vs. Lee Shi Tian
  • Javier Dominguez vs. Andrew Cuneo
  • John Rolf vs. Eric Froehlich

Sapphire Division

  • VIDEO FEATURE MATCH: Rei Sato vs. Autumn Burchett
  • Márcio Carvalho vs. Rei Sato
  • Autumn Burchett vs. Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa
  • Andrea Mengucci vs. Jean-Emmanuel Depraz
  • Mike Sigrist vs. Piotr Głogowski
  • Márcio Carvalho vs. Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa
  • Andrea Mengucci vs. Piotr Głogowski
  • Mike Sigrist vs. Jean-Emmanuel Depraz

Ruby Division

  • VIDEO FEATURE MATCH: Ben Stark vs. William Jensen
  • Reid Duke vs. William Jensen
  • Ken Yukuhiro vs. Carlos Romão
  • Reid Duke vs. Lucas Esper Berthoud
  • Lucas Esper Berthoud vs. Ben Stark

Emerald Division

  • VIDEO FEATURE MATCH: Grzegorz Kowalski vs. Christian Hauck
  • Seth Manfield vs. Alexander Hayne
  • Brad Nelson vs. Matthew Nass

Schedule Note: These Week 1 matches have been postponed and will be rescheduled in subsequent weeks:

  • Martin Jůza vs. Shota Yasooka
  • Gerry Thompson vs. Carlos Romão

Complete match results will be posted here on Saturday at the conclusion of the live stream.

Week 1 Metagame and Decklists

ArchetypeNumber
Azorius Aggro6
Esper Control6
Mono-Red Aggro4
Mono-White Aggro4
Esper Midrange3
Rakdos Aggro1
Bant Midrange1
Gruul Aggro1
Sultai Midrange1
Dimir Control1

For Week 1, many ofthe MPL competitors have chosen to play it safe with top archetypes from pre-War of the Spark Standard. White aggressive decks were by far the most represented deck with Mono-White and Azorius Aggro accounting for more than a third of the field. Gideon Blackblade and Law-Rune Enforcer are the latest additions from War of the Spark, providing the aggressive white decks with resilience and additional ways to interact with creature decks.

Esper was the other top choice, with players submitting two different flavors in Esper Control and Esper Midrange. Both decks are playing Teferi, Time Raveler, which has been one of the standout cards from War of the Spark. His -3 effect provides a ton of utility while his static ability can completely warp the play pattern of certain matchups.

Mono-Red Aggro was the other aggressive deck of choice with players splitting between Experimental Frenzy and Chandra, Fire Artisan as their source of card advantage. A benefit of Chandra, Fire Artisan is that it is resilient to enchantment removal in cards like Mortify, which is heavily played in the current environment.

Two new builds stand out and warrant a closer eye — Grzegorz Kowalski’s Dimir Control that includes Enter the God-Eternals, God-Eternal Kefnet, and multiple planeswalkers from the new set, and Ken Yukuhiro’s Bant Midrange. Yukuhiro, already carrying the reputation as one of the MPL’s most creative deckbuilders, brought in a deck that focuses on counters synergies to fully unlock the proliferate potential of Huatli’s Raptor.

Since the format is still very fresh, it is unsurprising that many players chose to play updated versions of the best decks from Ravnica Allegiance Standard. Expect to see the metagame shift in later weeks as players fully explore everything that War of the Spark has to offer. “


Magic Pro League Competition: Al via l’11 Maggio 2019
Davide "Tyrann" Giungato

Affascinato sin dalla tenera età di videogiochi dei più svariati generi e soprattutto dai Giochi di Carte Collezionabili. Approdo al lato "competitivo" del gaming per pc con Hearthstone nel 2015 per poi decidere di provarli TUTTI; da Faeria a Duelyst e da TES: Legend a MTG: Arena. Giungo poi su Gwent e trovo Powned.it nel novembre del 2017 dove comincio a scrivere di Gwent e di tanto altro. Da sempre appassionato di discussioni sui CCG, trovo interessante parlare per ore e ore di come un buon drop a 2 possa cambiare le sorti di una intera partita.. e anche del mio tempo!

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