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rose-emoji started playing Magic: The Gathering during Battle for Zendikar, then took a break from the game until Throne of Eldraine. Pioneer got him back into Magic full-force, and the launch of Arena on mobile hooked him in forever. Now that his favorite format is working its way onto Arena, he can be found grinding the format to death, mostly in Grixis colors, mono-colors or tribal decks.

Explorer Meta Rewind: A Post-Season Breakdown (July Season)

In PlayingExplorer’s second season-reset meta breakdown, rose-emoji takes a look back at the last four weeks of tier lists and data and breaks down any major shifts, new archetypes and recurring themes that showed up over the course of the month and what it could mean for the new season.

First Explorer Anthology Teaser Released

Wizards has released a three-card teaser of the first Explorer 20-card Anthology, which is set to release fully on July 27th. Until that day, Wizards will be spoiling cards on a schedule not yet released.

Explorer Meta Rewind: A Post-Season Breakdown

Welcome to PlayingExplorer’s first season reset meta breakdown, where our team will take a look back at the last four weeks of tier lists and data and break down any major shifts, new archetypes and recurring themes that showed up over the course of the month and what it could mean for the new season.

Introducing the Explorer Tier List

Last One Standing
Today, we are proud to introduce our Explorer Tier Lists in both best-of-one and best-of-three formats. Our Explorer Tier List will be updated every Thursday morning Eastern US Standard Time and will be accompanied by an article like this one or a video (or both) explaining the placements and movements within the tier list. This contextual video or article will also begin accompanying our Pioneer Tier List starting this Tuesday, so keep a look out for that!

MTG Arena Premier Play

Bloodsoaked Champion
Amidst the announcement of Explorer, Wizards announced a restructuring of Arena competitive play that includes a de-emphasis of the ladder system in favor of events and an Arena Championship tournament similar to the new paper Pro Tour, here's how to qualify!

Introducing Explorer

Midweek Magic - What Was Written
If you are reading this, Wizards just announced a Pioneer analogue on Arena. Let's talk about how this website will handle covering that format!