This Year’s Nominees

The top 6 nominees in each category will make it to the voting stage of the awards. Nominations are still open.

Best MTG Writer 2020

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Elizabeth Rice, also known as Ellie of the Veil, has been doing all things Magic related since 2014. Although the highlight of her playing career was competing at Mythic Championship VII, she is better known for her work as a podcast editor, writer, and streamer. You can see her work on Channel Fireball and Cardsphere.

Joseph Dyer (Volrathxp) writes Magic: the Gathering content focusing on eternal formats such as Legacy and Vintage in addition to Magic Lore. His work can be found on MTGGoldfish and CardSphere.

Kristen Gregory is the Content Manager and a writer for Hipsters of the Coast, writer for Card Kingdom and the Script Supervisor for Tolarian Community College.

Jay Annelli is a Vorthos (lore) writer, consultant for Wizards of the Coast, and co-host of The Vorthos Cast.

Jay began writing articles in 2015 and is widely known as the authority for MTG lore. Jay’s work includes Magic: the Gathering: Legends : A Visual History and the soon to be released Magic: The Gathering: Planes of the Multiverse: A Visual History. Additionally, he has been a longtime writer for CoolStuffInc,

Emma Partlow is a writer and co-host of The Budget Magic Cast. She loves helping players dive into Magic’s diverse non-rotating formats.

Her most current work can be found at TCGPlayer. Emma has written for Hipsters of the Coast,

Rich Cali is a Legacy lover from upstate New York who has written for FlipsideGaming and ChannelFireball. He has two SCG Open top 8s, with a win in Syracuse in 2019, and numerous high-level Magic Online results.

Best MTG Article 2020 (Single Article)

Dan Bosco a.k.a. Moderately Anonymous MTG writes blogs about everything from MTG strategy, to why you should use proxies, and why Magic requires good sportsmanship. He also stream cEDH, Vintage, Legacy, casual EDH, and Historic on Twitch that you can find on his YouTube.

Dan currently lives in Philadelphia and works as a freelance editor and writer. His article Magic is a Sport and Requires Good Sportsmanship is nominated for Best Article 2020. His blog can be found here.

Bennie Smith began playing Magic in 1994 and started writing about it shortly after. A Virginia State Champion, he enjoys few things better than winning at tournaments with home brews. Commander is one of those things. He loved the format so much he literally wrote the book on it: The Complete Commander.

His work can be found at https://linktr.ee/BennieWrites and this year his article Commander Top 10: Ashaya, Soul Of The Wild is nominated for Best MTG Article.

Dante Buccieri is the resident comic book savant of The Geek Embassy. He’s been reading comics for as long as he can remember, and now that he’s a librarian he gets to advocate for comics in libraries and get paid for it. He’s also a tabletop gaming fan, especially those that involve cards, with favorites including Sentinels of the Multiverse, Magic: The Gathering, Bang!, Smash Up, Star Realms, and 7 Wonders. Dante is a library professional at University of Oregon in Eugene, OR and his article from IntoThe99.com Top 15 Commanders from 2020! is nominated for Best MTG Article for 2020.

TriskeMTG‘s article, A View from Above from their blog, is nominated for Best MTG Article 2020.

Barry White, Editor-in-Chief for Magic Untapped, has been playing Magic: The Gathering since the summer of 1994. A veteran journalist with 15 years of network affiliate experience, he strives to bring high quality, original content to the Magic: The Gathering community by exploring the game’s history and lore.

Barry’s article Dragon Mask: The story behind Craig Hooper’s infamous Magic card art is nominated for Best MTG Article. Magic Untapped can be found HERE.

Best MTG Video 2020 (Single Video)

Spice8Rack aka Connor Macleod aka the purveyor of spice…makes MTG videos unlike any you’ve ever seen. Two-time winner at last-year’s MTGCCAs, Connor never ceases to surprise, enlighten and entertain. This year he has 2 videos nominated for Best MTG Video. I gave every Magic: the Gathering Planeswalker a Fursona and Anarchism & Police Abolition Featuring Domri Rade.

Gamer, cosplayer, streamer, video producer, and all around awesome fabulous human being, Zenaide Beckham has done it all and is probably one of the most versatile content creators in the business. Her video, I Like Big Buttons is nominated this year for Best MTG Video.

Pixie Kitten Plays and is a cohost of the “Magic for Normies” show with Zuby. She enjoys making silly comedy videos, acting like a fool, and having a fun time! Speaking of acting a fool…this year her video Who is the biggest VILLIAN in Magic the Gathering? is nominated for Best MTG Video.

MTGRemy could be considered the Weird Al Yankovic of Magic: the Gathering. His many hilarious music parodies that he composes and performs are just plain fun. This year, his Sounds of Silence is nominated for Best MTG Video.

Best MTG Artist 2020 (Market)

Víctor Adame Mínguez, is a fantasy and sc-fi Illustrator from Mexico who specializes in imaginative fiction. He has worked for book covers, magazines, card games and more.

He is nominated for Best MTG Artist of 2020. His work can be found through Gatherer, ArtStation, or through Twitter and Instagram.

Seb McKinnon is a Canadian freelance illustrator, filmmaker, and musician. In 2012, McKinnon received his first commission from Wizards of the Coast to illustrate a card for the Magic 2013 core set. He has since provided art for more than 100 Magic: The Gathering cards, having gained a reputation within the Magic community for his wistful, dreamlike compositions.

In 2019, Seb won the award for Best MTG Artist and is nominated again for the 2020 award. His work can be found on his website HERE and in Gatherer.

Jenn Ravenna is an illustrator and concept artist based in Seattle. She has worked in games, publishing, galleries, and comics. Additionally, Jenn is a renowned cinematographer and director.

She is nominated for Best MTG Artist of 2020. Her work can be found through Gatherer, ArtStation, or through Twitter and Instagram.

Magali Villeneuve has been an illustrator/Concept artist and started by painting book covers in France.

She now works for many different companies and publishing houses around the world, including Hasbro (Magic the Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons, …).

She is nominated for Best MTG Artist of 2020. Her work can be found on her website HERE or through Gatherer.

Best MTG Artist 2020 (After Market)

Bobbi Clark (ClarkAlters) hand paints Magic: the Gathering cards. She takes care painting each card ensuring they are never warped and the paint is as flat as possible. Her work can be seen on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Jeff Laubenstein has worked for several major Fantasy Game companies, including FASA, White Wolf, and Wizards of the Coast. He has been working in the field since the mid 80s. He was the art director on the Earthdawn project and the art director at FASA for almost a decade. He has done illustrations for Magic: The Gathering.

This year he is nominated for Best MTG Artist (After Market) for his Goblin Pendemic series, where he has created a personalized goblin token for fans everyday since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. This has been going strong since March 2020. His work can be found on Gatherer, Twitter and Instagram.

CandyGandhi Alters creates beautiful foil peel alters that have a unique fantastic look. They are nominated for Best MTG Artist (After Market) 2020 and can be found on Facebook and Instagram.

MSJAlters (Maria) has been painting MTG cards since 2014. She hails from Denmark and is a lifelong lover of crafts and arts of all kinds.

Her work can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Maria is nominated for Best MTG Artist (After Market) for 2020.

TheProxyGuy (winner of Best MTG Artist (After Market) 2019) is back for more in 2020. His work can be found HERE.

I make MTG beautiful, or at least I try to. If you’re here wondering if I sell proxies (cards with WOTC intellectual property in them), I do not. I do have Playtest card Tiers with non-infringing versions of some of MTG’s most iconic cards.

I’ve been playing since 1995 and creating visual content since 2010. You may have seen some of my work on Command Zone, The Magic Show, Tolarian Community College, Brainstorm Brewery, MagicMics, and MTGGoldfish to name a few.

Baypaintstudios (Rachel Kester) is an accomplished Graphic Designer with several published advertisements, and has created promotional materials and websites for an international company. When she’s not in the studio, Rachel spends her time working with her two rescue Saddlebred horses and donkey.

Rachel is nominated for Best MTG Artist (After Market) for 2020. Her work can be found on her website HERE and you can follow her on Twitter and Instagram. You can also watch her live on Twitch.

Cardboard Crack is a comic dedicated to the world’s most addictive game, Magic: The Gathering! It’s been online since March 2013, and has posted well over a thousand comics in that time.

Cardboard Crack is nominated for Best MTG Artist (After Market) 2020. Their content can be found HERE.

Luey Dragons MTG Alters works in all sorts of mediums – oils, acrylics, fine-liners, textas, biro, pencil and basically any medium that produces the desired effects.
They have been painting for most of their life and have a love of art. “There is magic to be found in every alter and I love finding the gold in every card I do.”

They’re nominated for Best Artist (After Market) 2020 and can be found on Facebook.

Best MTG Podcast (Small Audience)

Small Audience: 3000 or less subscribers

In Response – A Legacy Podcast

Philipp Klein, Daniel Pernusch, and Peter Plank, all from Austria, in May 2020 began this humorous and informative podcast to discuss the Legacy format.

Casual Magic with Shivam Bhatt

Casual Magic, a show about rediscovering the fun parts of Magic the Gathering. We talk about everything from Commander to casual draft formats like Battlebond and Conspiracy to duel decks and precons, all in a non-competitive and joy filled environment. It’s not Magic without The Gathering, after all =)

Magic with Zuby

Zuby creates weekly podcast content that gets released on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Tunein Radio, Spotify and Youtube. His content is mainly about Magic the Gathering with a companion podcast called RPG Companion which dives into the world of Table Top RPG’s. Zuby also cohosts “Magic for Normies” with PixieKittenPlays.

The Commander Sphere

Commander Sphere is a weekly comedy podcast about Magic: The Gathering’s commander format hosted by Rachel Weeks and Dan Sheehan.

The Lotus Council

The Lotus Council, LLC exists to provide a community for Magic: The Gathering players to come together and share what they love about the game. We will facilitate trading, deck building guidance, and webcam & digital gameplay, among many other topics. It is our desired goal to foster community through gaming and provide a safe and welcoming environment for all who wish to participate. In order to make this a safe and welcome space, we have instituted the following guidelines for our community. Our main team consists of 5 members working alongside one another and with the community to bring you the best content we can.

CMD Tower

We publish articles, podcast and youtube videos around MTG. Varies from EDH centered, general MTG news and even pack cracks.

Lucky Paper Radio

Lucky Paper Radio is a podcast about Magic: the Gathering hosted by lifelong friends Andy Mangold and Anthony Mattox. Focused primarily on sandbox formats like Cube, which are free of banlists, rotation, and net decking, the show is about the best parts of Magic and how to get the most out of the game.

Andy Mangold, Jett Crowdis, & Anthony Mattox.

The Vorthos Podcast

Loreley Weisel-Librizzi, Jay Annelli, Brian ( @MTGLordOfLeaves), and Chris (@ChrisRD19) join forces to talk about all the Magic the Gathering lore. A staple for all Vorthos.

All Tings Considered

It’s a weekly podcast called All Tings Considered. It’s focused mostly on Old School Magic, with some Premodern and a few walks down memory lane (90’s era Pro Tours) thrown in. Hosted by Bryan Manolakos.

Commander Social

Commander Social is a podcast about the Magic: the Gathering variant, Commander! Your hosts Ryan, and Zack attempt to entertain you with interesting anecdotes about the game of Magic, including their experience running a Commander league.

Color of Magic

Two long time gamer friends, DeQuan Watson and Brian Allen, come together for some fun and a shared vision. They’ve each experienced some ups and downs in the gaming industry. Together they use that knowledge to share with you the perspective of people of color within the world of Magic the Gathering.

Guardian Project Podcast

The Guardian Project is a podcast where we talk about all things magic the gathering but mostly commander. We aim to create content for everyone covering many aspects of the game Magic the Gathering. Our podcast focuses on lighthearted discussions with a dash of humor. The show was started in 2018 and is hosted by Andy Floury and Mike Coyle.

MTG Cabal Cast

Welcome to the Cabal. It’s not all fun and games and there’s not always infinite profit. We hustle, we grind, we’re data driven and honest about what we do.

Rather Be Draftin’

MPNumbers (Draft fan), Dez Maggs (Resident Newby) and Foodtime (Commander Nut) get together for the Rather Be Draftin’ Podcast to talk all things Magic: The Gathering!

The Commanders Vault Podcast

Listen to the owner of the store and a Cosplayer friend talk about anything and everything nerdy. Also a new, 2nd Podcast featuring 4 EDH players talking Magic The Gathering and the Commander format.

Into The North Podcast

4 Toronto based cEDH players making a bimonthly competitive commander focused podcast.

MTG Rants

Longtime SCG Tour competitors Tannon Grace and Ross Meriam discuss and Rant about Magic: the Gathering. You may not be able to teach old dogs new tricks, but maybe they can teach some to you.

Commander Cookout

An all-Canadian Magic: the Gathering podcast based on unique, spicy and funny Commander deck building. They do all kinds interesting/unique takes on decks. In CCONation, all are welcome.

Goblin Lore Podcast

Alex Newman and HobbesQ dig into the Magic the Gathering story to figure out what it means on a deeper level, using psychology, educational theory, and humor to analyze the world and mythos of the game.

Cryptic Commander

John Noce hosts news about magic the gathering card game with reviews on its various products, guest hosts are on time to time.

Magic The Flavouring

Andy and Nathan examine the flavour highs and lows of MTG. Discussing world building, lore, mechanics and art, on a meandering quest to explore the relationship between storytelling and gameplay.

Into the 99

Daniel, Hope & Brian are a group of Magic: the Gathering players with a specific love for the Commander format. Their content is meant to shed light on topics we often find ourselves considering while playing with our friends or out at our local game store. They are always aiming to consider mechanics, potential commanders and overarching game themes with differing perspectives.

Magic Beans Cast

A podcast about Magic: the gathering hosted by a bunch of beans from Melbourne. We cover all areas of Magic from new players to the competitive scene

The Budget Magic Cast

A Magic: The Gathering podcast for the budget-conscious player, focusing on constructed and singleton formats with hosts Scott Cullen and Emma Partlow.

Rakdos Cast

O Rakdos Cast é um programa de áudio semanal inteiramente sobre Magic: The Gathering.
Os apresentadores (MP e Grilo) são jogadores experientes de São Paulo. Na mesa de som quem manda é o Teobaldo, aquele planinauta vermelho que ninguém quer…
O objetivo do RakdosCast é dar uma VOZ para a comunidade e divulgar esse jogo que há mais de duas décadas faz parte da nossa vida.
Através de nossa modesta experiência, e de forma crítica e objetiva, procuramos promover boas práticas e agregar ao seu repertório técnico e teórico de MTG.

Legendary Creature Podcast

We are the Legendary Creature Podcast. We’re a few dudes that just want to play Magic: the Gathering. So we talk about EDH when we’re not slinging spells.

Bash Bros Podcast

The Bash Bros Podcast is a weekly Magic: the Gathering podcast hosted by two of Magic’s most famous brothers: Corey Baumeister & Brad Nelson. Each week, they’ll have a very special guest (perhaps Former World Champion Brian Braun-Duin) and talk about strategy, improving your skills, and having the most fun you can while playing Magic!

Mythic Legendary Podcast

A bi-weekly podcast about Magic The Gathering and Hearthstone! Brought to you by two old friends who love podcasts and the games they play. MoxSapphir3 and XRichGX.

Commander Central

A Magic the Gathering podcast focusing on Commander/EDH where we endeavor to provide insights and information about the game. Hosted by Chris Degner and Dana Roach.

Best MTG Podcast (Medium Audience)

Medium Audience: 3000 to 15000 subscribers

Brainstorm Brewery

Brainstorm Brewery (winner of the People’s Choice Award 2018) is a podcast that focuses on playing on a budget and navigating the Magic: The Gathering secondary market while also discussing the finer points of actually playing Magic.
The hosts are Corbin Hosler, Jason Alt and DJ Johnson, players and store owners alike who have more than 30 years of combined experience with Magic: The Gathering.
You can find new podcast episodes every Friday, as well as new articles every day, at www.BrainstormBrewery.com.

Commander’s Brew

“It was all a dream, we used to read Wizard’s website, Captain Sisay and Heavy Karn up in the Weatherlight.”

Just kidding we don’t know anything about the Weatherlight, but we do know that when we started this show we wanted to produce a podcast for EDH fans like us, who worked on budgets and liked fun, interactive games. That’s not to say we don’t build an occasional spikey deck, but we do very much like the 75% theory.

We live in Toronto and our favourite guilds are Izzet (Sean) and Simic (Andy).

Best MTG Podcast (Large Audience)

Large Audience: 15000 or more subscribers

LoadingReadyRun  was founded in 2003 by Graham Stark and Paul Saunders and is independently operated in Victoria, BC. They’ve raised over $7 million for children’s hospitals all over the world through their Desert Bus for Hope gaming marathons. LRR strives to spread and encourage positivity, and be a welcoming place to our terrific community.

Dev, Of SBMTG spends most of his days brewing and playing magic, and surrounded by cats…and couldn’t be happier. His popularity as a content creator can be credited to his fun and friendly nature that makes it hard for his audience not to love him.

Best MTG Streamer (Small Audience)

Small Audience: 3000 or less subscribers

Samson Levi Rast (Samsoni1) began his experience with video games when he played Pokémon yellow. He currently competes in the #redwarriors Magic esports division. He wanted to make content to help grow the competitive scene and show people how much fun these tournaments are in order to learn and become a better player. His goal is to become a world champion in the MTG scene and wants to be able to establish himself within the community. He enjoys how there are different sections of the gaming community where anyone and everyone can feel welcomed and share interests.

JJ, The Man Cub builds cubes live on air, streams Arena Cube, reviews/ tests cubes on YouTube, and just generally sounds off about cube.

cEDH Brasil  is a group of commander content creators, focused on a more competitive approach of the format (cEDH), being pioneers in Brazil in this segment. They are present the most diverse platforms, making live streams on Twitch, producing videos for Youtube, articles on Ligamagic (blog) and they also have a podcast, in order to promote the format among the most diverse groups of players.

Chris Banuchi runs a site for enthusiasts of 1990’s Magic: The Gathering.

They play all eternal and non-rotating MTG formats: Legacy, Vintage, Modern, Pioneer, Commander, Pauper, etc.

Magic with Zuby creates weekly podcast content that gets released on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Tunein Radio, Spotify and Youtube. His content is mainly about Magic the Gathering with a companion podcast called RPG Companion which dives into the world of Table Top RPG’s. Zuby also cohosts “Magic for Normies” with PixieKittenPlays. He is a Florida man, so expect a lot of shirtless rants about humidity.

King_Omni is a Twitch streamer and a member of Team Aether who is live almost every day, playing Magic
the Gathering amongst other games.

Echidna8 is a long time RPG enthusiast and more recently a Card Game Player…..and a full time farmer. So if you like magic and the complexities of rotational crops…

The Lotus Council

The Lotus Council, LLC exists to provide a community for Magic: The Gathering players to come together and share what they love about the game. They facilitate trading, deck building guidance, and webcam & digital gameplay, among many other topics. Their goal is to foster community through gaming and provide a safe and welcoming environment for all who wish to participate.

Andres Krauchuck hosts a channel dedicated to Pauper and the opening of Magic the Gathering boosters, talking about everything related to this wonderful world of Magic the Gathering
Hailing from Rosario, Argentina.
Their passion is Pauper physically, Whilst playing some Arena As well.

Alan Betts (Ramp Gang/Mental Misplay) represents the players of Ramp Gang on the Mental Misplay stream. He’s a Brooklyn native and loves to bring the cEDH heat. Alan might come off as aggressive, but he’s nothing but heart, devoting his videos and streams to bring attention to multiple charities and institutions.

Nate Piercey (DarthHereticMTG) is a 34 year old MTG Arena streamer. He streams both Standard and Historic and is a gigantic nerd and is completely ok with that. Additionally, he can bench press several pounds.

Landfall es un punto de encuentro para las diferentes comunidades de comandantes, que nació en 2015 de un puñado de jugadores que, desde el amateurismo y con diferentes visiones particulares sobre el formato, quisieron unir fuerzas para crear este espacio para que hubiera un punto. Un lugar de encuentro para todos los amantes del formato, destinado a profundizar, estudiar, expandir y discutir el comandante: Un espacio comunitario, donde todos están llamados a participar.

Daniel, Hope & Brian are a group of Magic: the Gathering players with a specific love for the Commander format. Their content is meant to shed light on topics we often find ourselves considering while playing with our friends or out at our local game store. They are always aiming to consider mechanics, potential commanders and overarching game themes with differing perspectives.

Cardboard Command is just a couple of Canadian boys who started an EDH YouTube Channel. Top-notch gameplay videos, ridiculous tabletop streams, and a rip-roaring podcast. Check us out you hosers!

The hosts of The Magic Beans Podcast are Magic: the Gathering creators from Melbourne who live stream their games and try not to throw beans at each other. I think that’s where the beans come in. Old beans? Magic beans?

Pixie makes Magic the Gathering content on her YouTube channel, Pixie Kitten Plays and is a cohost of the “Magic for Normies” show with Zuby. She enjoys making silly comedy videos, acting like a fool, and having a fun time! Oh yeah…she’s also TERRIBLE at Magic the Gathering. (She says this a lot, but she destroys entire EDH tables…so there’s that).

Long time gamer from the sunny state of California, TheUltimaRatio is
always looking to create a more positive community of gamers.

UK-based artist and alterist of over 6 years, CT Alters and Artwork, streams their artwork and are interested in all things geeky, weeby and artsy.

Anuraag Das is an MTG streamer and ChannelFireball author dedicated to the Legacy format and community. Off-stream, his focus is innovating event production, video coverage and MTG commentary. Anuraag’s accomplishments include commentating high-profile events like the Team Lotus Box and Manatraders series as well as co-producing crowd favorites like Eternal Weekend 2020 and the Legacy Premiere League Season 4. You can find Anuraag streaming Legacy (sometimes Vintage!) at http://www.twitch.tv/anzidmtg as he concludes his 365-day streak.

Charles Waite is a Twitch streamer of Magic; the Gathering and a self-professed “Kind of a big deal”. You should probably check him out. I mean, just look at that face.

Elder Dragon Skypelander is a group of four friends who stream paper EDH games two times a week on Twitch, every Thursday night and Sunday afternoon for some battlecruiser commander.

Jd Greenridge is a long time Magic the Gathering streamer. He is probably best known for his community tournament organizing efforts through his dablacksplash website.

AirBubbleCosplay is a Seattle-based Twitch Affiliate & award-winning cosplayer. She enjoys all facets of nerdom, from video games to comic books and Magic cards. She’s been gaming for over 15 years and is showing no signs of stopping anytime soon.

Baypaintstudios (Rachel Kester) is an accomplished Graphic Designer with several published advertisements, and has created promotional materials and websites for an international company. When she’s not in the studio, Rachel spends her time working with her two rescue Saddlebred horses and donkey.

Andy Hull is a comedian, actor, writer, and co-host of the Commanders Brew Podcast. Mostly streams Magic but does play other games too. Has good hair as far as I can tell.

Andre Segarra (RearrangedAS) likes to say that he plays mostly spirits, but you’ll often catch him playing a wide variety of decks and a wide variety of games. He hails from Syracuse and streams on Twitch and YouTube.

Teacher, former grinder, and Twitch Affiliate, Unsummoned Skull is a lover of all things EDH, Oathbreaker, D & D, & Pokemon.

Best MTG Streamer (Medium Audience)

Medium Audience: 3000 to 15000 subscribers/followers

DeQuan Watson (PowrDragn) has done just about everything in the game industry: writer, business owner, competitor, judge, designer, event organizer, marketer, and podcaster. He was part of the first Magic podcast and even spent some time working for Wizards of the Coast.

Jamie Rigatti (JamieTopples) is a professional Magic streamer, competitive tournament player, draft enthusiast, and most recently…a Standard combo fiend. Jamie is also a cohost of the Ponder Podcast and was a Mythic Invitational Invitee. Jamie won Best MTG Streamer in 2019.

Ally Warfield is a member of the Rivals League with a PT Top 4, GP Indy Top 4 finish, a Weekend Championship Top 8, and an MCVII Competitor. She’s played just about every deck in existence but has a special place in her heart for Modern Jund. She hopes to continue improving in Magic and sharing her journey.

A lifelong gamer from Houston Texas, Taalia Vess has been playing Magic for over a decade. She enjoys a variety of formats in Magic, especially EDH and cube. You may also see her doing coverage of Magic Fest on Channel Fireball’s Twitch, at her local game shop Coral Sword‘s Twitch, or on Cardboardlive’s Team Lotusbox’s YouTube.

Cat (LadyLavinias) is a Magic:The Gathering Arena streamer who has been playing Magic since 2011 after receiving a New Pherexia pack. When she opened a Karn Liberated, she was hooked. She loves Star Trek, Cosplay, Tabletop games, and Anime/Manga. Cat prides herself on her weird janky deck builds.

Benjamin Wheeler (He/Him/They) aka “Big Daddy Demon”, a Canadian Twitch Partner, Professional Podcaster and YouTube creator. At his “Rodeo”, he primarily focuses on community driven formats such as Canadian Highlander and Gladiator: Arena Singleton. You can find him streaming on Twitch five to six times a week, with weekly appearances on LoadingReadyRun. Ben is also a co-host on North 100 (a Canadian Highlander podcast) and format coordinator for Gladiator: Arena Singleton.

John Roberts II (JdoubleR2), from St. Louis, Missouri, primarily streams MTG Arena and has finished #1 in Constructed twice. He is a proud father and enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience of the game with everyone.

Emma (Emmaskyeward) is a US based streamer, cosplayer, and game developer who makes content for gaming, geek, and alternative fashion culture. She plays Magic: the Gathering for Fade2Karma (esports team) and donates 10% of her Twitch revenue to charity.

Jarvis Yu spends his days working as a statistician and his nights winning at Magic the Gathering. He currently holds 4 Grand Prix Top 8’s including a win in Seattle 2015.

Self-described mouthy metalsmith, CMDR mom, CAG member, Cosplayer, Twitch partner, and….oh yeah….the 2019 MTG Content Creator of the Year…Olivia runs the AffinityArtifacts channel where she plays EDH with friends.

Best MTG Streamer (Large Audience)

Large Audience: 15000 or more subscribers

Despite only picking up Magic in February of 2019, Bloody already displayed a wide range of accomplishments, She’s accumulated multiple Fandom Legends top 4s, Twitch Rivals top 8s / day 2s, multiple top 100 Mythic finishes, 33rd at Mythic Championship III, and even top 8’d then won a paper PTQ back to back in the same weekend.

Riley Knight is a Magic broadcaster, content creator, and streamer from Melbourne, Australia. He’s worked as part of the Wizards of the Coast Magic broadcast team for six years, and produces videos and writes for ChannelFireball.com. Riley Knight started playing Magic in 2012. After representing Australia at the 2013 World Magic Cup, he joined the Magic coverage team and has covered tournaments all around the world ever since. Riley’s favorite formats are Modern and Cube.

Dev, Of SBMTG spends most of his days brewing and playing magic, and surrounded by cats…and couldn’t be happier. His popularity as a content creator can be credited to his fun and friendly nature that makes it hard for his audience not to love him.

Kenji Egashira has been playing magic for over 20 years and is a full time streamer.

He is best known as a high-profile player on MTGO where he goes by the name NumotTheNummy. During 2013 he completed a personal challenge in which he streamed on each of 365 consecutive days. He also produces content for multiple Magic sites, and has became a staple to the American Grand Prix coverage team.

Travis “Semulin” Sowers started playing limited Magic with Mirage, and never looked back. With a GP top 8, and plenty of PTQ top 8s, Semulin was always just a win away from the PT. These days he is happy streaming Draft & Sealed on MTG: Arena, with a focus on teaching new players how to draft, and improve their game. If you’re tired of watching young attractive people play Magic, stop by http://twitch.tv/semulin 🙂

Stephen Croke (Crokeyz) hales from Glasgow, Scotland. He played his first game of Magic the Gathering through Arena in 2018 and has been playing it ever since. A former winner of the Gwentlemen Open, one of Gwent’s biggest online tournaments, playing Gwent: The Witcher Card Game since it’s closed beta in 2017.

Brittany Hamilton (MTGNerdGirl) got her start streaming Hearthstone on Twitch, and is a veteran Magic: The Gathering player. Like many Magic players, she discovered the game through her D&D group and played casually with friends for about twelve years before a top finish at Grand Prix Las Vegas in 2013 prompted her to make the leap into competitive play. She attributes her love of the limited format to her history as a poker player. After a string of successful Limited tournaments, she began streaming in 2016.

Best MTG YouTube Channel (Small Audience)

Small Audience: 3000 or less subscribers

John Terrill of Cultic Cube makes content with an aim to support cube designers in the constant pursuit to refine their beloved environments.
Cultic Cube was featured by Wizards of the Coast on MTGO, and a number of their cubes will appear at CubeCon, a competitive cube competition.

JJ, The Man Cub builds cubes live on air, streams Arena Cube, reviews/ tests cubes on YouTube, and just generally sounds off about cube

Andres Krauchuck hosts a channel dedicated to Pauper and the opening of Magic the Gathering boosters, talking about everything related to this wonderful world of Magic the Gathering
Hailing from Rosario, Argentina.
Their passion is Pauper physically, Whilst playing some Arena As well.

//SWEET is freakin sweet! There are lots of details I could use to describe the level of sweetness that //SWEET reaches, but it’s unbelievable. You’d be like….nah…..that ain’t possible. Also Commander, Cube, Limited, and Lore.

Lev Dev’s channel focuses on a variety of brewing shenanigans. You will not find a more friendly and endearing creator in all of magic.

Mr. Robber, Grant Robinson, Bob Walter…..these guys clap their way into deck builds and general advice in their Card Review show. There are magic tricks as well….which is nice.

The MTG Peddler channel is all about having fun and sharing the joy of opening Magic the Gathering packs, talking about what’s going on in the world of MTG and just having fun…oh yeah….and giveaways…lots of giveaways.

NeoRoyal House of Pricey Cardboard does EDH / Commander Gameplay Videos that are fast, clear and narrated!
Most of the decks you will see here are optimized to high power, but with a pretty low amount of infinite combos.

A Jester of All Trades!Games, Comics, Cards, Music and more galore! The Jester King has such a range of hobbies that it’s hard to keep up with all of them. They’ve been playing Magic: the Gathering quite a bit since 2017, mainly Commander and MTG Arena Standard.

Commander Cookout is an all-Canadian Magic: the Gathering podcast based on unique, spicy and funny Commander deck building. They do all kinds interesting/unique takes on decks. In CCONation, all are welcome.

Geek 4 All is a married couple (and their friends) celebrating geekdom. MTG, video games and beyond.

The Lotus Council, LLC exists to provide a community for Magic: The Gathering players to come together and share what they love about the game. They facilitate trading, deck building guidance, and webcam & digital gameplay, among many other topics. Their goal is to foster community through gaming and provide a safe and welcoming environment for all who wish to participate.

Chain of Commander. He’s your Commanderin’ Chief, leading the charge into the world of EDH! Come join him as we go over all things Commander, from Deck Techs, to Top 10 lists, to interviews, and just other general chit chat on the Commander format. He also releases a hilarious new episode weekly in his #Shorts comedy series. Go check him out!

The Clever Magic Community is the cracking pack channel for the Pack cracking Family! Opening all sorts of boosters, booster boxes and more… in search of those elusive expensive cards. Welcome to the Idaho scene.

Commander Quest produces a variety of Commander content- with an effort to differentiate themselves with series like before you brew and EDH deck templates. I have a passion for growth and improvement and try my hardest to make every upload better than the last. I have many ideas planned, so be sure to check it out!

KingdomsTV. 12 friends around Salt Lake City, Utah doing their best to make all your nerdy dreams come true. For now, they are EDH Content Creators with gameplay videos from Battlecruiser up to cEDH power level.

Are you a Pawzitive person? Are you in need of some Pawzitive vibes? Then Pawz Brown is your Magic: the Gathering content creator. An absolute joy to be around and to watch, this creator’s outpour of love and community is second to none.

At Orcs Head Magic you can find deck techs and other videos from sealed product unboxings of the latest sets to cracking open collections and hunting for value.

Liliana’s Disciples might sound like a really cool cult, but you won’t find anything weird here but fun and viable off-meta MTG decks.

Landfall es un punto de encuentro para las diferentes comunidades de comandantes, que nació en 2015 de un puñado de jugadores que, desde el amateurismo y con diferentes visiones particulares sobre el formato, quisieron unir fuerzas para crear este espacio para que hubiera un punto. Un lugar de encuentro para todos los amantes del formato, destinado a profundizar, estudiar, expandir y discutir el comandante: Un espacio comunitario, donde todos están llamados a participar.

Nan Johnson aka NanMan is a Magic: the Gathering (and StarCraft) content creator and commentator. He likes to comment on taters. That is a bad dad joke inserted into the middle of this bio. Sorry Nan…you deserve better. The next bio will be better.

WUBRG The Card Hoarder has an incredible passion for Magic: the Gathering and a need to share fun, casual, and experimental decks as well as lore and MTGA content.

Magic Untapped creates fun and informative articles and videos showcasing Magic: The Gathering.

Evil Empire plays a new MTG deck every week, with a focus on Historic and Standard formats, with Limited being featured as well.

Gray Merchant of Magic produces mainly Vorthos related Magic: The Gathering content on a variety of comedic, serious, and educational topics about MTG’s story and gameplay. From the weekly stories, to the novels, to the design and development history of Magic, this channel has lots to say.

Trapixieum is aCommander heathen, Vorthos creator, lover of cats and cardboard rectangles with a focus that remains firmly on story and a grip that remains loosely on reality.

Nan Johnson aka NanMan is a Magic: the Gathering (and StarCraft) content creator and commentator. In February 2016 Brett Farmer and Nan Johnson started recording their weekly modern tournament. All VODs from their Modern Magic Monday’s live streams and their Modern Meta Breakdown videos make up this in depth and wildly entertaining channel.

Partners With Magic is your hub for all things Commander, flavor, lore, deck techs, game play, and much more. Join the Partner Commanders Tyler and Andrew as they take a look at one of Magic’s greatest formats.

Best MTG YouTube Channel (Medium Audience)

Medium Audience: Between 3000 and 15000 subscribers

Commander’s Brew may not know anything about the Weatherlight, but they do know that when they started this show they wanted to produce a podcast for EDH fans who worked on budgets and liked fun, interactive games. That’s not to say they don’t build an occasional spikey deck, but they do very much like the 75% theory. They’re based in Toronto and their favourite guilds are Izzet (Sean) and Simic (Andy).

Booster Therapy is all about cracking Magic the Gathering booster boxes,
packs, and other MTG products! They’re your cure to that MTG booster
cracking addiction!

Jake & Joel Are Magic are two Magic the Gathering creators representing both coasts – Jake is in Los Angeles & Joel is in Boston. They cover everything from gameplay to finance, Standard to Commander, and everything in between.

MTG Mox Man has a love of Magic the Gathering and wants to share that love with everyone who will listen. He wants to explore the cards, the art and the stories of magic with anyone and everyone. Mox Man also talks about investing, and card/set design.

DeQuan Watson (PowrDragn) has done just about everything in the game industry: writer, business owner, competitor, judge, designer, event organizer, marketer, and podcaster. He was part of the first Magic podcast and even spent some time working for Wizards of the Coast.

The Affinity for Commander hosts are a happily engaged English couple, Martin and Alex, who enjoy Commander the most and make videos varying from deck techs to top 5s and lore videos alongside a podcast.

Caleb (DiceTry) is fascinated by the multiverse of Magic the Gathering. It’s one of the main hooks that keeps him so invested in the game. He’s a big fan of world-building focuses his creative efforts on illuminating the multiverse through videos and blogs.

MaxMakesMagic is the creator and host of Battle of Wits, a Magic: the Gathering themed quiz show featuring content creators from across the Multiverse. Battle of Wits combines fun games with Magic trivia, and is suitable for both people new to Magic, and hardened veterans.

Super Mad Lad is a British lad who enjoys playing games of all shapes and sizes but has a real love for good conversation. They play a wide variety of Magic Arena formats from standard to brawl with the goal of creating a community of like-minded individuals who love games in all their forms and who want to chat and get engaged in the games.

Rebell Son is a self-aware AI that proclaims to be a super genius who knows everything about a format only 49 People and one AI play. They make incredibly fun and informative videos as well. End transmission.

Justin “ThyrixSyx” Thibault plays MTG Arena and keeps a steady rotation of audience-suggested decks. Justin is a studying research psychologist but got seduced into the glamorous and high paying MTG content creator life.

CMDR Ninety Nine discusses how to build a deck in a fun and political environment in their Commander Deck Tech video series ‘In the 99’ where they talk about a new Commander every week.

One More Mana are Magic: the Gathering players and fans. Atlanta, GA locals, their content centers on how fun MTG can be among friends and strangers. They encourage members of the MTG community to spread the fun and welcome in new players.

TitanSmashMTG is an Arena Content Creator and brewer of various aggro decks. Member of TeamAether. Come for the competitive gameplay and stay for the puns as they play some Magic: The Gathering.

Best MTG YouTube Channel (Large Audience)

Large Audience: Over 15000 subscribers

Dev, Of SBMTG spends most of his days brewing and playing magic, and surrounded by cats…and couldn’t be happier. He’s been playing the game forever and invites you into his world of experience with a friendly, relaxed vibe.

CovertGoBlue was on the Pro Tour as a 14 year old and puts his experience on display for you through entertaining and informative gameplay.

Evan Erwin, Reuben Bresler, and Erin Campbell discuss all things Magic. Winner of the 2018 Best MTG Podcast and one of the longest running teams in content, the Magic Mics Podcast is an hour of fun each week that is guaranteed to entertain and inform.

Good Luck High Five (aka GLH5) is Maria & Meghan, two Magic the Gathering superfans. They produce two weekly podcasts about MtG specifically engineered for new players, players looking to create a better Magic community, or anyone who likes to laugh! They also create tons of additional Magic content including videos, articles for DailyMTG, and hilarious Twitch streams. You can also spot these two weirdos on official Wizards of the Coast Magic tournament coverage.

Spice8Rack aka Connor Macleod aka the purveyor of spice…makes MTG videos unlike any you’ve ever seen. Two-time winner at last-year’s MTGCCAs, Connor never ceases to surprise, enlighten and entertain. This year he has 2 videos nominated for Best MTG Video and is nominated for Best MTG YouTube Channel.

Luca Van Deun has been making Magic videos on YouTube for over 5 years. The goal of their channel has always been to help people improve at the wonderful card game of Magic: the Gathering. In their weekly videos they explore new deck ideas, chosen by viewers, and put them to the test in a number of online matches.

Vince, also known as PleasantKenobi on the internet, makes Magic: The Gathering videos designed to inform, arouse and entertain. These videos vary in format and his creative energies often manifest in differing ways – from hyper-kinetic to slightly eccentric MTGO gameplay. Winner of the 2019 Best MTG Streamer (Large Audience) award.

What does Play to Win do you ask???? They make cEDH gameplay videos and put them on YouTube. Don’t step into this ring unless you’re ready for the challenge. Play to Win doesn’t play.

The Spike Feeders are seven friends from Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada who love CEDH. They’ve been playing together for years with one simple goal: To create quality CEDH content that is both informative and entertaining!

The Nitpicking Nerds‘ self-admitted, crowning achievement has been their ranking of every Commander series, where they assigned values
for every legal commander in all of Magic’s History and ranked them all in a very large comprehensive list. Joe and Beezy are a lot of fun to hang out with and give good advice that is salted just the right amount.

Magic Arcanum is researched, written, edited by, animated by, and stars Ryan Gomez. He’s been playing Magic for over 20 years and in that time has taught dozens of friends and family members the game. With a degree in visual communications and a background in theater, improv comedy, and radio broadcasting, Ryan is able to break Magic’s massive story down into easy to understand segments that are fun to watch.

The Command Zone podcast is your weekly source for all things Commander (aka EDH), a multiplayer Magic: The Gathering format, with hosts Jimmy Wong and Josh Lee Kwai. Focused on all aspects of gameplay and strategy from table politics, budget builds, to deck building and more! Winner of the 2019 Best MTG Podcast (Large Audience) Award.

Winner of the 2018 Content Creator of the Year award and the 2018 Best MTG Video award for video The Black Lotus, Sam, Rhystic Studies, publishes video essays that explore the art, history, and culture of Magic: the Gathering in stunning depth.

MTG Content Creator of the Year

Large Audience: Over 15000 subscribers

Dev, Of SBMTG spends most of his days brewing and playing magic, and surrounded by cats…and couldn’t be happier. He’s been playing the game forever and invites you into his world of experience with a friendly, relaxed vibe.

At Nizzahon Magic, you will find MTG Limited gameplay and discussions, as well as videos on Magic’s history.

Spice8Rack aka Connor Macleod aka the purveyor of spice…makes MTG videos unlike any you’ve ever seen. Two-time winner at last-year’s MTGCCAs, Connor never ceases to surprise, enlighten and entertain. This year he has 2 videos nominated for Best MTG Video and is nominated for Best MTG YouTube Channel.

The Nitpicking Nerds’ self-admitted, crowning achievement has been their ranking of every Commander series, where they assigned values
for every legal commander in all of Magic’s History and ranked them all in a very large comprehensive list. Joe and Beezy are a lot of fun to hang out with…lightly salted.

Best New MTG Content Creator

New MTG Content Creators started their specific channels no earlier than June of the previous year.

Alan Betts (Ramp Gang/Mental Misplay) represents the players of Ramp Gang on the Mental Misplay stream. He’s a Brooklyn native and loves to bring the cEDH heat. Alan might come off as aggressive, but he’s nothing but heart, devoting his videos and streams to bring attention to multiple charities and institutions.

Elder Dragon Skypelander is a group of four friends who stream paper EDH games two times a week on Twitch, every Thursday night and Sunday afternoon for some battlecruiser commander.

MPNumbers (Draft fan), Dez Maggs (Resident Newby) and Foodtime (Commander Nut) get together for the Rather Be Draftin’ Podcast to talk all things Magic: The Gathering!

Brewer’s Kitchen is the silliest of MTG goofy animations, and Gameplay videos, and also Memes, Brewer’s kitchen comes from Germany and comes with Spicy Brews. and Is a Staunch Champion of Historic Brawl format.

Evil Empire plays a new MTG deck every week, with a focus on Historic and Standard formats, with Limited being featured as well.

Elevation Audiovisual is a full service equipment provider and audiovisual solutions company in Trenton, Ontario. And by happenstance….a streamer of Magic: the Gathering.

Magic on the Cheap is a weekly YouTube series featuring new, exciting, and inexpensive cards for you to play in your Magic: The Gathering decks.

The Casual Dex (TCD) does Magic the Gathering & more, but mostly Magic, casually of course.

Create Commander are EDH/Commander brewers who craft some janky stuff and understand basic card interactions enough to begin their journey into the best singleton format of MTG.

Cardboard Command is just a couple of Canadian boys who started an EDH YouTube Channel. Top-notch gameplay videos, ridiculous tabletop streams, and a rip-roaring podcast. Check us out you hosers!

Commander Sphere is a weekly comedy podcast about Magic: The Gathering’s commander format hosted by Rachel Weeks and Dan Sheehan.

The Magic Beans Podcast is a podcast about Magic: the gathering hosted by a bunch of beans from Melbourne. They cover all areas of Magic from new players to the competitive scene.

MTGRemy could be considered the Weird Al Yankovic of Magic: the Gathering. His many hilarious music parodies that he composes and performs are just plain fun.

Chain of Commander. He’s your Commanderin’ Chief, leading the charge into the world of EDH! Come join him as we go over all things Commander, from Deck Techs, to Top 10 lists, to interviews, and just other general chit chat on the Commander format. He also releases a hilarious new episode weekly in his #Shorts comedy series. Go check him out!

Gray Merchant of Magic produces mainly Vorthos related Magic: The Gathering content on a variety of comedic, serious, and educational topics about MTG’s story and gameplay. From the weekly stories, to the novels, to the design and development history of Magic, this channel has lots to say.

KingdomsTV. 12 friends around Salt Lake City, Utah doing their best to make all your nerdy dreams come true. For now, they are EDH Content Creators with gameplay videos from Battlecruiser up to cEDH power level

The MTG Peddler channel is all about having fun and sharing the joy of opening Magic the Gathering packs, talking about what’s going on in the world of MTG and just having fun…oh yeah….and giveaways…lots of giveaways.

WUBRG The Card Hoarder has an incredible passion for Magic: the Gathering and a need to share fun, casual, and experimental decks as well as LORE, and MTGA content.

The Sword of Ben and Ben are just a duo of guys talking about some commander. In their pursuit of fine content they cover everything from Top Ten Lists to deep social issues like why Boros is so damn terrible. You can also check out their quick takes on relevant news and see some sketches that they think aren’t half bad.

Two long time gamer friends, DeQuan Watson and Brian Allen, come together for the Color of Magic Podcast for some fun and a shared vision. They’ve each experienced some ups and downs in the gaming industry. Together they use that knowledge to share with you the perspective of people of color within the world of Magic the Gathering.

Dan Bosco a.k.a. Moderately Anonymous MTG writes blogs about everything from MTG strategy, to why you should use proxies, and why Magic requires good sportsmanship. He also stream cEDH, Vintage, Legacy, casual EDH, and Historic on Twitch that you can find on his YouTube.

Commander Mechanic is all about building decks for the Commander/EDH format – whether it be building new decks, fixing submitted decks, or dreaming up new potential decks. We have a clear focus on making people better deckbuilders through education, and explaining why card choice is important.

David Kosin, the once and future TV newsie. Ex-MTG “personality” now clinging to one bad deck.
Dave writes in depth regularly about Magic; the Gathering for CoolstuffInc.

Commander Quest produces a variety of Commander content- with an effort to differentiate themselves with series like before you brew and EDH deck templates. I have a passion for growth and improvement and try my hardest to make every upload better than the last. I have many ideas planned, so be sure to check it out!

Toni McCorkindale (Lotusbloom Gaming) is a fully certified Level 1 judge who can be found on the intothe99 show “Brewin It LIVE” streamed live on Twitch and older shows found on YouTube and intothe99.com. They also cohost the intothe99 podcast, make gameplay videos, run a Instagram feed, write articles and run a community project through 3 different discord servers.

NeoRoyal House of Pricey Cardboard does EDH / Commander Gameplay Videos that are fast, clear and narrated!
Most of the decks you will see here are optimized to high power, but with a pretty low amount of infinite combos.

Casually Competitive MTG is a group of friends producing high-quality and entertaining cEDH video content. Their goal is to provide content both cEDH gameplay and other supplementary Magic: The Gathering video content.

Join the Hammer Squad! MTG BLK Hammer plays Magic the way it was meant to be played, FUN AND COMPETITIVE.