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Best MTG Arena Standard Metagame Innistrad 2021-2022 decks

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Fall rotation has left the Magic: The Gathering Standard format wide open for new decks that could earn players up to 30 free booster packs in the MTG Arena Standard Metagame Challenge. 

The Standard 2021-2022 season in MTG Arena has officially begun with the digital and global launch of Innistrad: Midnight Hunt. With ELD removed from the format, players are taking advantage of cards unplayable before, while adding new additions from MID. The MTG Arena Standard Metagame Challenge is a chance for players to test out many of the new and revised Magic decks while earning gold and booster packs as a reward. 

From stompy Green and Simic ramp to Black Control, here are the best MTG decks in the Standard format following the release of MID on Sept. 16.

Mono-Green

Wrenn and Seven are in the house with a wolf pack leader, a troll, and a chariot vehicle ready to plow a path towards victory. The shell of Mono-Green contains Werewolf Pack Leader for its card draw ability via Pack Tactics, Esika’s Chariot as the best Green card in Standard, the new MID planeswalker Wrenn and Seven, Blizzard Brawl for removal, Faceless Haven to combat board wipes, and Old Growth Troll as one of the best Mono-Green three drops in Standard. 

Watch Magic content creator Jay Villain pilot his Mono-Green stompy deck here.

The addition of MID opened the door for a variety of Mono-Green stompy builds, utilizing older Standard cards that were in hiding during the reign of ELDMaster Symmetrist (STX) is a four-drop with Reach that gives all creatures with power equal to toughness Trample until the end of turn when they attack—synergizing with a number of MTG Green creatures. In Search of Greatness (KHM) is an enchantment that will either let you cast creatures for free or let you Scry one at the beginning of your upkeep, slotting nicely into Mono-Green and Simic Ramp builds. 

Other solid additions to Mono-Green from older Standard sets include the Ranger Class Enchantment from AFR, Inscription of Abundance from ZNR, and Toski, Bearer of Secrets from KHM. New additions from MID that pop off strong are Primal Adversary and Unnatural Growth

Mono-Black

Black is by far the strongest MTG Limited color within the new MID set, providing players with bombs like The Meathook Massacre and cheap removal via Infernal Grasp. Professional Magic player Grzegorz “Ulich” Kowalski used these new cards from Midnight Hunt to create a Mono-Black deck that not only dominated during playtesting on the MTG Arena ladder but shut down Mono-Green builds utilizing Esika’s Chariot. 

Tips for piloting the deck from Ulich include using planeswalkers early, taking time to do the math to see if The Meathook Massacre can hit your opponent for lethal, utilizing Skullport Merchant to draw cards via token treasures and creatures, and maximizing the full potential of Lesson and Learn cards within the deck. 

WB Orzhov Angels

The popular Standard 2022 MTG Arena deck has survived fall rotation, keeping much of the same shell.  Righteous Valkyrie is the main angel and cleric life-gaining engine, in conjunction with Legion Angel. New cards include Liesa, Forgotten Angel, and Infernal Grasp. Rampage of the Valkyries keeps creature heavy opponent builds at bay while Starnheim Unleased is still a viable finisher.  

Watch Magic streamer Jeff Hoogland pilot his Orzhov Angel deck here

WB Orzhov Angels is typically a better performing MTG deck in bo1 but additions like Fracture (STX) in the sideboard can deal with new threats within the Standard meta. Homestead Courage is also a good sideboard option as a cheap combat trick with Flashback that can ideally get played within the same turn. And players can choose to include The Book of Exalted Deeds or MID White removal like Fateful Absence

GU Simic Ramp

Simic Ramp has returned to the Standard format. Created by the popular Magic streamer Stephen “Crokeyz” Croke, his Simic Ramp build includes several new MID cards. Rootcoil Creeper is a value-packed mana dork that can also return exiled Flashback cards to hand. Grafted Identity can permanently steal an opponent’s creature while the land Hall of Storm Giants can become a 7/7 creature with Ward. 

Alrund’s Epiphany is still an annoying KHM card opponents don’t want to see due to its value, as is the inclusion of Esika’s Chariot within a GU build. The true bombs of the GU deck come from the MID set: Wrenn and Seven, and Storm the Festival

Watch Crokeyz pilot his Simic Ramp build here

Mono-Red

Mono-Red Goblins are gone but burn in MTG Arena is very much alive thanks to the release of MID. The Aggro deal damage to your opponent’s face is a great bo1 deck that also has potential within the bo3 Standard format. 

Top MID cards to play in Mono-Red Aggro burn include Thermo-Alchemist, Light up the Night, Play with Fire, Reckless Stormseeker, Moonveil Regent, Smoldering Egg, and Burn Down the House

Unlike tabletop Magic, Shock is a Standard-legal card within MTG Arena thanks to the digital platforms Arena cards. The deck can also include other removal and burn cards like Meteor Swarm, Igneous Inspiration, Frost Bite, and Cinderclasm. 

Watch professional Magic player Huey Jensen pilot his Mono-Red Aggro here

Players can also choose to make their Mono-Red Aggro deck with a focus on creatures and burn to finish of an opponent. The Goblin Fireblade Charger is still one of the best Mono-Red one-drops, followed by Dragonkin Berserker in the two-drop spot. The early game damage truly ramps up on turn three with Reckless Stormseeker while either Moonveil Regent or Goldspan Dragon are solid top-end cards. Fill the rest in with burn and removal and try to deal as much damage early on to hit your opponent with burn damage to the face in order to finish them off.  

Mono-White

Mono-White has become the second-best MTG Aggro deck post-rotation, with Mono-Green Stompy ranking as the best. The shell has changed slightly thanks to the addition of Adeline, Resplendent Cathar, and Intrepid Adversary from MID. In addition to the humans, combat tricks got an upgrade via cards like Ritual of Hope and Homestead Courage. 

The rest of the Mono-White Aggro build has remained much the same, utilizing second spell casting. Elite Spellbinder is a great three-drop, along with Luminarch Aspirant as a two-drop. Recent additions to the build are including Brutal Cathar within the main deck alongside Elite Spellbinder, bumping Skyclave Apparition to the sideboard. Sideboard cards include new additions like Fateful Absence while still using the Artifact Portable Hole.  

Watch Magic content creator Hello Good Game pilot his Mono-White Aggro deck here

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Source: https://dotesports.com/mtg/news/best-mtg-arena-standard-metagame-innistrad-2021-2022-decks

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New World team share details of upcoming server transfers in Q&A

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New World players have been eagerly awaiting news on the promised server transfers that Amazon Game Studios announced to remedy long server queues on launch. While they have been delayed, many questions were answered regarding the subject during a Q&A on the New World forum earlier today.

The Q&A took the most popular questions from the community regarding the server transfer service and provided some insight into its limitations, what players can expect, but sadly, no official date for it to join the game.

When server transfers are added to the game, all players will receive a single transfer token that is tied to the account, not character. This means that if you have multiple characters, you’ll only be able to transfer one. These tokens will be permanent so they can be used any time after distribution.

Amazon also confirmed that players will only be able to transfer between servers in the same region, but cross-region transfers are something the team is looking into for the future.

Something that players were worried about was not being able to transfer into servers that are currently marked ‘full,’ but the team attempted to ease fears of this by sharing that many servers will have the ‘full’ tag removed over the coming days.

“We monitor full status on a daily basis with changes as recently as today,” the spokesperson wrote. “’Full’ doesn’t indicate a server that always has queues, it indicates a server that during typical peak usage has a substantial queue. We will be relaxing Full status on many worlds when transfers start, to allow the most flexibility possible. After transfers have slowed down we will re-evaluate which worlds might still need the designation.”

If server transfers overwork a server, the team said they will re-evaluate and hand out new transfer tokens to players where necessary.

There were plenty of other questions answered so if you’d like to know what was said in detail you can check out the Q&A here.

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Source: https://dotesports.com/mmo/news/new-world-team-share-details-of-upcoming-server-transfers-in-qa

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NoPing releases its Dota 2 roster, will reform for next DPC season

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NoPing e-sports and its Dota 2 rosters have agreed to part ways ahead of the next Dota Pro Circuit season. In a statement, NoPing said it will be fielding a new roster for the next season, but the organization has no news to share at the moment. 

This is the second top-level South American roster to split with its sponsor organization in order to pursue other opportunities, following Thunder Predator doing the same following The International 10. 

“By decision of all players in the team, we will not continue with the current lineup,” NoPing said. “We respect the decision and wish success to the players that took the NoPing VPN name to various achievements in Dota 2.” 

Neither NoPing nor the players—William “hFn” Medeiros, Gonzalo “Darkmago” Herrera, Oscar Chavez, Farith “Matthew” Puente, and Jose “Panda” Padilla Hernandez—specified why the decision was made, but it is likely due to the team failing to qualify for TI10. Even though they were one of three teams from SA to make it to a Major, finishing ninth at the WePlay AniMajor, they flamed out in the regional qualifiers, losing to Infinity and Team Unknown. 

Related: Lelis officially leaves Quincy Crew, hints at further major changes

It is also unclear if the players wish to continue playing together or if they will disband entirely and look to find teams elsewhere rather than pursuing a new sponsor together. Here are the players that are now looking for a new home. 

With this announcement, only beastcoast and SG esports remain untouched among the top four teams in SA, meaning they have an edge heading into the next DPC season if their squads remain together. The ex-TP players did note that they would continue playing together, so even if they don’t find a new sponsor they will likely still be a force in the region.

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Source: https://dotesports.com/dota-2/news/noping-releases-its-dota-2-roster-will-reform-for-next-dpc-season

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Call of Duty: Mobile season 9 is called Nightmare

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Call of Duty: Mobile’s season nine is almost here. The new season will be called Nightmare, Activision revealed today, as Halloween is right around the corner.

As usual, a lot of new content is dropping with the season. This includes a Battle Pass (BP) which contains a new operator, weapon, blueprints, calling cards, charms, and more.

At tier 14 of the free BP, players will be able to get the Tak-5 Operator Skill. This skill gives players the ability to heal their team in battle. Besides this, players will be able to get the Swordfish at tier 21. This tactical rifle was first seen in Black Ops 4 and is now making its way to CoD: Mobile as well.

Modern Warfare’s Havoc Sawmill will be the new map for season nine. Additionally, the Halloween Standoff is returning to the game for a limited time as well to mark the festival.

Later in the season, players will also be able to unlock a new weapon, tactical equipment, and battle royale class through seasonal challenges. The weapon is called Thumper, which is a grenade launcher with just one ammunition. Flash Drone is the new tactical equipment that blinds enemies. Finally, the Pumped BR Class gives players a jetpack to take to the skies.

The season will last for about a month. The new content will be available gradually throughout season nine, Nightmare.

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Source: https://dotesports.com/news/call-of-duty-mobile-season-9-is-called-nightmare

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All teams qualified for the Wild Rift Horizon Cup

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The League of Legends: Wild Rift Horizon Cup will happen from Nov. 13 to 21 at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Center. Ten teams from around the world will be competing for a share of the $500,000 prize pool. 

Wild Rift is still in its regional open beta stage, but this hasn’t stopped Riot Games from launching an esports scene this year. The Horizon Cup will be the first global esports event for the MOBA game. Riot has said that a full-fledged esports scene will be introduced in 2022. The exact format for the Horizon Cup hasn’t been revealed yet. 

Related: Wild Rift: Horizon Cup 2021 will not be the “first Wild Rift Worlds”

Here are all the teams that have qualified for the event.

  • Da Kung Gaming
  • ThunderTalk Gaming
  • KT Rolster
  • SBTC Esports
  • Team Secret
  • Team Queso

Summoner Series (North America)

  • Tribe Gaming

Japan Cup

  • Sengoku Gaming

Wild Tour (Brazil)

  • eBRO Gaming

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Source: https://dotesports.com/news/all-teams-qualified-for-the-wild-rift-horizon-cup

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