There has been a whole bunch of news happening with Magic: The Gathering over the last fortnight, fairly normal with a new release (in this case Ixalan), however there has also been quite a lot else happening and we thought it might be easier if we just put it all in one easy-to-read place for everyone.
William Jensen has won the 2017 Magic: The Gathering World Championship event in Boston and $100,000 USD in prize money. In a intense three day tournament Jensen defeated some solid opposition to take the crown.
William Jensen – Winner! (Photo courtesy of Wizards of the Coast)
You can check out all the coverage from the 2017 World Championship here and take a look at Jensen’s deck (as well as those of the other top finalists) right here.
While the Magic: The Gathering board game ‘Arena of the Planeswalkers‘ appears to have been met with a mostly lukewarm reception, Wizards of the Coast have going back to the drawing board and are releasing a new product entitled ‘Explorers of Ixalan’. We don’t have a lot of information yet, but based on the released YouTube video it appears that the game will be using traditional MtG cards, which we think is probably a smart move. We hope to get our hands on a copy in the near future, but meanwhile checkout the video right here –
While most MtG players are still enjoying the recent Ixalan release, many are already eyeing off a couple of releases due later this year. Firstly ‘Iconic Masters‘ goes on sale Friday November 17th and will feature 249 iconic cards from the entire history of Magic: The Gathering. You can check out the entire card list right here, there truly are some iconic cards among them.
Then come December 8th we have the the much desired, much sought after, much asked for and finally here after all these years release of the third silver bordered ‘Un’ set – ‘Unstable‘. While not a lot is known about the contents of this set yet, long time fans of the game are already frothing to get their hands on it. This is going to be the perfect product to play at home with friends and a few beers, and/or to put into your fun cube.
Both of these release though are limited so make sure you get down to your local gaming store and pre-order them early to avoid any disappointment.
Lastly, Wizards of the Coast have felt it’s time for a bit of a change and will be updating the Magic: The Gathering logo. You can check out a bit of history and the official story over on the Magic: The Gathering website here.
TL;DR though, here is the new logo –
Got all of that? Now you’re pretty much up-to-date. Got an opinion on the new logo or game? Keen for Unstable or Iconic Masters? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
If you’re looking for more MTG content take a look at Michael’s latest Standard Format Brews here and Victor’s piece on why he doesn’t want Standard to rotate (for the first time) right here.