The Magic: The Gathering panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 didn't just officially announce the upcoming expansion Throne of Eldraine, it also revealed new changes coming to both tabletop and its digital version MTG Arena.
Wizards of the Coast has announced that the MTG format Brawl is coming to Magic Arena later this year and that they will also release Throne of Eldraine preconstructed Brawl decks for the tabletop.
Brawl is a Commander variant that uses only Standard-legal cards. The format was introduced last year but the lack of player base and events made the format "dead" to some fans in the Magic community. Last year at Grand Prix Barcelona, a player won a scheduled multiplayer Brawl event by default for being the only participant.
Last April, Rosewater said that Wizards of the Coast is not giving up on Brawl, and when asked why it was missing in Arena, he said: "The reality is a little backwards," Rosewater said. "There’s a lot Magic: The Gathering Arena could do. Popularity in tabletop would help communicate that this is something players would enjoy onMTG Arena. If you like the idea of Brawl and want to eventually see it in digital, playing it in tabletop is the best way of showing that interest."
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Throne of Eldraine is set to release on October 4. Prerelease will be held on September 28-29.
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