Magic: The Gathering Celebrates New Card Set With Influencer Brawl

Secret Lair Drop Series brings back the rats.
Enjoy the brawls.
Enjoy the brawls. Wizards of the Coast

Magic: The Gathering is hosting a special event to celebrate the launch of its newest card set, Theros Beyond Death. Magic influencers from all across Europe are going to be gathered in what's going to be called the Influencer Brawl. This event has influencers of their respective countries fight against one another in a Best-of-One Brawl format through Direct Challenge.

The EU Influencer Brawl already started on January 25 and is set to end on February 22. That's almost a month of matches to enjoy. You can keep track of the matches here.

It's not just simple matches though, as participating influencers are given a theme within which to develop a Brawl deck. With a wide range of themes, there are going to be some unique decks along with exciting matches that go with them. Streamers are set to fight against each other for around an hour in order to determine who gets to be on top. The thing is, the Influencer Brawl is not a competitive event. Instead, it's simply something for every Magic fan to enjoy.

Secret Lair Drop Series

The Lunar New Year has just started and is bringing with it something new and exciting. Magic: The Gathering is starting the Year of the Rat strong with the Secret Lair Drop Series. This time around some of the game's beloved rats are making a short return. This is going to be available for 24 hoursm which begins at 12:00 a.m. EDT on January 27. The Year of the Rat is available for $39.99 with a limit of 10 per customer. Each copy of Year of the Rat gives you:

  • 1 Foil Alternate-Art Marrow-Gnawer
  • 1 Foil Alternate-Art Pack Rat
  • 1 Foil Alternate-Art Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni
  • 5 Foil Alternate-Art Rat Colony
  • 1 code for a card sleeve based on the Secret Lair drop Year of the Rat for use in Magic: The Gathering Arena
Rats are coming.
Rats are coming. Wizards of the Coast

In a statement, Magic Art Director Meris Mullaley said that celebrating the Lunar New Year has been integral to her as a Chinese-American. She went on to say that as "art director for the Year of the Rat Secret Lair drop, I wanted to make something for Magic fans and the 1.5 billion people who celebrate Lunar New Year."

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