The Nexus of Standard at Pro Tour 25th Anniversary

Pro Tour 25th Anniversary weekend came at us with a level of hype that we haven’t seen in years.  Wizards of the Coast pulled out all the stops, bringing us the first ever Team Trios Constructed Pro Tour event.  They also brought in some of eSports top names to compete in the Silver Showcase event which benefits a great charity in Child’s Play.  There were 14 rounds of Legacy, Modern and Standard to watch the best of the best battle it out for their chance at fame and glory. At least that’s what they wanted you to think.  Tuning in

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Something To Ponder: The Pro Tour Is A “Promotional” Tour

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Strictly Average. I’m glad you’ve been enjoying the last few weeks of articles from me, however I want to take a brief detour from that to talk about The Silver Showcase recently announced by Wizards of the Coast, the immediate feedback from that, and why we’re looking at the Pro Tour through a different lens than we should be. For those new to my writing the “Something To Ponder” series of articles were started this year on my page (where I wrote previously to being here), and was made to discuss what was happening

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Cup of Average, Episode 1: Pro Tour Chainwhirler… erm.. Dominaria

Good Morning Strictly Fam, (well afternoon today). Today I have something special for you, a short video, Episode 1 of a new series called Cup Of Average.  In this series, I plan to cover short mainly Magic related topics, or just spout off and ramble about whats going on in my world. Topics covered should vary, but the idea is for you guys and gals to be able to have something to watch while having your morning cup of coffee.  So join me for a cup….. Jeremy BeardsleyJeremy aka “Strictly Average” is an ‘average’ guy with ‘average’ plans. He is

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