From Around the Web
Jason Wilson at Venture Beat interviews WOTC CEO Chris Cooks about Magic in China.
Cameron Kunzelman at Kotaku explains why Goblin Chainwhirler is dominating Standard.
Seth Manfield at TCGPlayer has another take on why the chains are whirling
Artic_Ghost at Pure MTGO discusses the right way to build a classic archetype in Pauper.
Saffron Olive at MTGGoldfish recaps the Pro Tour and looks at the decks that put up the best numbers (spoiler alert: it was red).
ICYMI: 5 Posts from ChannelFireball
Frank runs the numbers on the best performing Standard decks at Pro Tour Dominaria, the last 3 turns of the PT, and Team Unified Standard!
With the PT in the books, RPTQs are right around the corner. Can you find the best Team Unified Standard combination in just one week?
Join one of the greatest drafters in Magic as Hall-of-Famer Ben Stark takes you pick-by-pick through a Dominaria Draft on Magic Online!
Marshall and Luis meet up in Richmond, VA right before Pro Tour Dominaria to get Team Channelfireball’s final testing results!
Ben cracks 5 more packs for another edition of pack 1 pick 1 with Dominaria!
One of 6 year old @ReidDuke 's first constructed decks was an Orc "theme" deck, complete with Orcish Captain, Orc General and Orcish Mine.
— Ian Duke (@mtg_ianduke) June 5, 2018
Cards that have have put 24+ copies in multiple Pro Tour top 8s:
Wasteland (24 at ptrome98, 24 at worlds99)
Grim Monolith (24 at ptny99, 28 at ptno03)
Rishadan Port (28 at ptny00, 28 at worlds00, 25 at ptchi00)
Scrapheap Scrounger (31 at ptaer, 24 at #PTDOM)
— ajlvi (@ajlvi) June 3, 2018
Jumped into the Esper Control vs. RB Aggro matchup just in time to see a deck draw seven cards. Of course it was RB Aggro. #PTDOM
— Saffron Olive (@SaffronOlive) June 3, 2018
Mtgo is far from a perfect program but we have come a long way. Being able to build your deck while drafting then click submit immediately after and be playing round 1 a minute later is one of the biggest improvements in quality of life for me in the past few years.
— Ben Stark (@BenS_MTG) June 6, 2018
Research by William Lamping.