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Esports (also known as electronic sports, e-sports, or eSports) is a form of competition using video games. Most commonly, esports takes the form of organized, multiplayer video game competitions, particularly between professional players and teams. Magic esports encompasses both Magic games — Magic: The Gathering Arena and tabletop Magic. $10 million prize money will be divided among all Magic esports tournaments. A total of 10 tournaments are played each year. These are called Mythic Championships along with other partner-run events. The 10 million will be split equally between Magic Arena and tabletop Magic.
The Magic Esports website received a URL update in September 2019 from mtgesports.com to Magic.gg. .gg is actually the domain extension for Guernsy, but video game and esports websites use it, because "gg" is commonly used in multiplayer video games as an abbreviation for the phrase "good game", usually said at the end of a match.
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- Elaine Chase (December 6, 2018). "The Next Chapter for Magic: Esports". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Ferguson Mitchell (December 7, 2018), "Wizards, Hasbro Reveal Magic: The Gathering Esports League, $10M Prize Pool".Esportobserver.com
- Wizards of the Coast (September 22, 2019). "ESPORTS UPDATE – QUALIFIERS, FRACTIONAL INVITES, AND MORE!". Magic Esports.