MPL fills open spots with MTG Arena hotshot and first female pro – Dot Esports
Wizards of the Coast continues to diversify its Magic Pro League (MPL) by filling two open slots with an MTG Arena hotshot and the first lady in a Magic: The Gathering Pro League.
The MPL consists of 32 Magic: The Gathering gamers with a wholesome mixture of high streamers and Pro Tour gamers. Janne “Savjz” Mikkonen and Jessica Estephan had been added to the MPL right now.
Week one of many MPL Weekly sequence started final weekend with two open slots after the elimination of Yuuya Watanabe for dishonest in the course of the Mythic Championship II in London.
Related: Here are the MTG MPL Weekly WotS cut up week one decklists, matches, and metagame.
Those who watched the Mythic Invitational or often play on the Mythic degree on MTG Arena will acknowledge Savjz. He’s an avid Hearthstone and Dota Auto Chess streamer, along with MTG Arena, who’s performed aggressive Magic: The Gathering for over a decade and is on Team Liquid.
Estephan can be a nicely-identified title within the Magic: The Gathering neighborhood, inserting within the high 16 of the Mythic Invitational, profitable a Grand Prix Tournament, and writing about Magic: The Gathering for ChannelFireball. Estephan is the first lady within the MTG Pro Circuit to win a Grand Prix and rank as excessive as she is within the historical past of Magic: The Gathering.
Magic Esports is taking variety to the following degree
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In addition to including Savjz and Estephan to the MPL roster, Magic Esports is particularly looking for to diversify its tournaments and leagues even additional within the close to future.
“The barriers women face when attempting to play competitively are significant,” the Magic Pro League mentioned. “The MPL is making a purposeful effort to remove barriers and invite a slate of accomplished players who more fully represent the complete Magic community.”
Magic: The Gathering is including 16 “discretionary” slots for the upcoming Mythic Championships. The slots aren’t changing current ones so no person is excluded. The thought is to open up alternatives for individuals who below the “old format and rules” wouldn’t have made it to a Mythic Championship to showcase their MTG abilities.
MPL Weekly will air on May 18 by way of the Magic Twitch channel with Estephan and Savjz making up missed rounds. Many followers can be curious to see what decklists they carry to the War of the Spark Standard matches, alongside with the opposite MPL gamers who dominated in week one.