Magic: The Gathering tournament Mythic Invitational has announced OMEN by HP as its presenting sponsor.
Held at PAX East in Boston, the competition will take place over March 28th-31st with a total prize pool of $1 million (£757,215).
Image credit: Mythic Invitational & OMEN by HP
Chin Wu, Sr. Marketing Manager for US Gaming at HP discussed the sponsorship: “The OMEN by HP team couldn’t be more excited to work with the incredible folks at Wizards of the Coast to power this historic tournament. Magic: The Gathering has been a staple in the tabletop gaming communidecades, anddes and we expect MTG Arena to do the same in the digital landscape. Being able to provide the PCs, displays, and accessories these 64 players will be using is a privilege. We wish good luck to all of them and an awesome time to all the fans and newcomers tuning in.”
OMEN by HP will provide desktop computers for 64 streamers and professional players to compete on throughout the Invitational. The winner will receive $250,000 (£189,475) and an OMEN by HP gaming setup.
Elaine Chase, VP of Esports for Wizards of the Coast added: “It’s a banner year for competitive Magic: The Gathering with a $10 million prize pool for the 2019 season. Joining forces with OMEN by HP for the $1 million Mythic Invitational is a major milestone for Magic. We look forward to competitors and viewers experiencing intense MTG Arena gameplay with high-end OMEN gaming machines for a must-see experience during PAX East.”
OMEN by HP also sponsors the likes of Overwatch League, Astralis, Origen, BIG, Cloud9, and Counter Logic Gaming.
Esports Insider says: This is a big, big event for Magic: The Gathering and it really needs to be executed well. OMEN by HP is trusteorganizations of organisations and competitions so the event’s gameplay could definitely be in worse hands!