New Weekly Magic: The Gathering Arena Competition Series Begins Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 8 p.m. ET on Twitch

THE ELEAGUE SHOWDOWN: MTG Arena presented by Intel Gamer Days Will Highlight Popular Community Influencers & Emerging Star Players through Weekly “Survive & Advance” Battles

ELEAGUE and Wizards of the Coast are teaming up to bring you the deep strategic gameplay of Magic: The Gathering Arena through a new weekly esports competition series. THE ELEAGUE SHOWDOWN: MTG Arena presented by Intel Gamer Days will launch with its first competition Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 8 p.m. ET, with exclusive coverage available on ELEAGUE's Twitch channel. The series will continue weekly with a new competition each Wednesday at 8 p.m. until December 18.

Players will be selected through a combination of invitations and player applications. Players will compete in one single-elimination match at a time, with the winner advancing and the loser being eliminated. The last winner remaining at the end of each week will earn prize money and become the incumbent “player to defeat” during the next week’s competition. A complete rulebook will be made available on ELEAGUE.com in the coming days.

Magic: The Gathering Arena is the newest digital version of the popular tabletop trading card game Magic: The Gathering. In Magic: The Gathering Arena, players compete by strategically deploying a vast array of land, spell and creature cards to defeat their opponents. Magic: The Gathering Arena is currently in open beta on PC and is free to download. To learn more about the game and start playing today, visit mtgarena.com.

About ELEAGUE
ELEAGUE – formed in partnership between Turner and IMG – is a premium esports content and live tournament brand that has aligned with some of the most popular titles in the business through its first three years: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – including the hosting of two CS:GO Major Championships – Overwatch®, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Street Fighter® V: Arcade Edition, Dota 2, EA SPORTS FIFA 19, NBA 2K Playgrounds 2, Injustice 2, Rocket League, TEKKEN® 7, Gears 5, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Super Mario Maker 2, Splatoon 2 and Formula E.  With a focus on innovative production capabilities, storytelling and exploring compelling narratives surrounding star teams and players, ELEAGUE has generated record levels of engagement with its content and positive reaction throughout the esports community since its launch in 2016.

About Magic: The Gathering
Magic: The Gathering’s compelling characters, fantastic worlds, and deep strategic gameplay have entertained and delighted fans for more than 25 years. Fans can experience Magic through the tabletop trading card game, the new digital game Magic: The Gathering Arena, a New York Times bestselling novel, critically acclaimed comic book series, and professional esports league. With over 38 million fans to date, Magic is a worldwide phenomenon published in eleven languages in over 70 countries.

About Wizards of the Coast
Wizards of the Coast brings people together through their shared love of games. Magic: The Gathering®, Dungeons & Dragons®, and other Wizards games are enjoyed by friends around the world, both at gaming tables and on digital platforms. We bring together world-class creators in game design, worldbuilding, fantasy art, and interactive events to create unforgettable moments. Wizards of the Coast is a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS). For more information, visit www.wizards.com.