Before we start, shoutout to Alex Riley, who won the first G&G Limited Invitational on May 4th! We were back at Geeks & Gamers in Falkirk for their first Standard 1K Invitational Qualifier since War of the Spark dropped! In terms of meta, there were two…clear frontrunners, shall we say. Interestingly, the top eight was […]Read More Tournament Report: Geeks & Gamers 1K Invitational Qualifer, 12/05/19
This weekend will see the first Mythic Championship Qualifier in the UK. Aside from MagicFest+ London, it’s the first major event in the UK competitive scene since the disappearance of PPTQs. Magic is bigger than ever right now, and with an influx of new players comes an increase in the number of people playing competitively. […]Read More Competitive Magic: Playing in your First Event!
I’m writing this while listening to the latest episode of Dies to Removal with the Professor and PleasantKenobi. It’s fitting, so much so that’s it’s almost as though they reached out through the medium of the internet and forced it into my bleeding hands. Over the past two or three weeks I’ve run myself into […]Read More Feel the Burn: Dealing with the Life/Magic balance
After the success of their standard event on the 24th, Falkirk’s Geeks and Gamers predicted an even higher turnout for their Modern Qualifier. They weren’t wrong – a whopping 68 players made the trip on a sunny Sunday to play the first competitive Modern event in Scotland since last year. Conveniently, it fell the day […]Read More Tournament Report: Geeks & Gamers 1k Invitational Qualifier, 31/03/19
Amidst all the speculation on organised play, the future of paper Magic and what exactly “esports” means to Wizards of the Coast, we’re also finding plenty of time to discuss War of the Spark. Wizards dropped the following teaser trailer last week, and everyone’s all of a flutter about it. We’re still waiting for them […]Read More War of the Spark: What we know so far
What does the phrase “mental health” mean to you? It’s still something that often goes unspoken, despite the fact that one in ten of us will struggle with their mental health at some point during their lives. Today is Time to Talk Day, a yearly event to promote discourse around mental health in an attempt […]Read More Time to Talk Day: Mental Magic
It’s Blue Monday. Allegedly the most miserable day of the year. Also the day your spells are most likely to get countered. I asked my UKISA judge friends what their favourite blue cards were, and learned that if there’s one thing judges LOVE, it’s blue cards. Grab your hot beverage of choice and enjoy a […]Read More Blue Monday