Premiering the same day as the launch of ELEAGUE Showdown, Sept. 4, Streamer Showdown will air its first MTG Arena stream with a few of the most popular Magic streamers on Twitch.
Hosted by Kacem “Noxious” Khilaji, the first MTGA streamer event on Streamer Showdown features a three-way battle between Gaby Spartz, Kenji “NumotTheNummy” Egashira, and Amy “Amazonian” Demicco.
Streamer Showdown, airing at 2pm CT on Sept. 4, is issuing a direct challenge to ELEAGUE Showdown, which also premieres on Sept. 4 at 7pm CT.
Intel Gamer Days (ELEAGUE Showdown MTG Arena) has yet to announce which Magic players are being invited for the Sept. 4 premiere or how to submit a player application. Streamer Showdown, the smaller-run operation, will showcase four of the top streamers in MTG.
The ELEAGUE Showdown announcement also said that additional information and rules would be posted on the MTG Arena Showdown website. But as of today, no new information is available. Despite being a smaller operation, Streamer Showdown clearly has an edge over the Intel Gamer Days ELEAGUE MTGA Showdown, for now.
The popularity of MTG Arena is growing exponentially, yet the majority of the streaming pool remains diehard players. A poor launch to an MTGA streaming series won’t likely sit well with the Magic community, as Wizards of the Coast quickly discovered with MPL Weekly.