Magic announces Oath of the Gatewatch
Wizards of the Coast at PAX Prime announced that the next Magic: the Gathering set after Battle for Zendikar is Oath of the Gatewatch, previously known by the codename “Sweat”. The smaller set of the Battle for Zendikar block will contain 184 cards. The art showcased during the accouchement shows four of the five Magic Origins planeswalkers, with only Liliana missing. Lastly, we won’t be opening and playing OGW until January of next year which is quite a long time between sets.
London Conspiracy expands
London Conspiracy has signed three new players to their professional Hearthstone lineup. Those players are Erik “Inderen” Kristensen, Simon “Crane333” Raunholst, and Anton “Legendaren” Danielsson. They will join the current team of: Alexander “Raven” Baguley, Nick “Aquablad” Secker, Mike “ExplodingCow” Evans, Christoffer “Asmodai” Stub, and Cezary “Blackfireice” Cholewski, making eight players total for the team.
Team Archon down two players
Team Archon has announced” the departure of Ryan “Purple” Murphy-Root and the release of Sebastian “Xixo” Bentert. It is important to note the language used it in the last sentence of this announcement, one implicating amicable ends and the other not so amicable. Based on the press release, Purple will be leaving to pursue “other projects” and Xixo was released due to internal team synergy issues. Team Archon’s roster is currently down to four players, but I would not expect that to remain true in the near future.
Wizards of the Coast dropped a bomb on all Magic: The Gathering players this weekend, confirming “treasures” will return to Battle for Zendikar packs. This time, however, the rare non-set cards are premium foil lands from the history of Magic: the Gathering. So far depicted were the new ally non-basic lands from BFZ, enemy Shocklands, and enemy Fetchlands. These gorgeous full-art foil cards are printed with a special Hedron-based boarder and there will be a possible 25 different expedition cards in this set. The rarity will a little bit greater than that of getting a foil mythic rare. Lastly, it is important to note these cards will be playable in limited formats including formats in which they are currently legal.
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