CardBoard Live at Mythic Invitational IV: everything that happened.
Dear fans of CardBoard Live,
We just witnessed the exciting conclusion of #MythicInvitationalIV in Barcelona, with Thoralf Severin crowned as the new Mythic Champion. Congratulations to Thoralf and all the participants who played their hearts out to compete at the highest level!
Once again, CardBoard Live partnered with Wizards of the Coast to power the event. CardBoard Live became a seamless part of the viewing experience.
First, we enabled a brand-new decklist view that is designed for clear viewing:
Next, we enabled the full metagame breakdown for all viewers:
Last but certainly not least, we unleashed, for the first time…
A new innovation: text/image recognition technology that renders the appropriate Magic card based on what you highlight.
Viewers were quick to notice:
I don't know much about Modern, but the @cardboardlive overlay on #MythicChampionshipIV is helping to change that! Great addition to the @wizards_magic broadcasts for sure.
— AliasV (@coL_AliasV) July 28, 2019
During just the last 12 months, @cardboardlive has done more to make both Limited as well as general @MagicEsports coverage more accessible than anyone else before. And with all the stuff that's yet to come, this is still just the beginning! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/Dj60tyqVdQ
— Julian Knab (@itsJulian23) July 26, 2019
This new @cardboardlive overlay on MTG coverage is really nice, and improves the quality of these broadcasts a ton! There's lots more to it than in the pic here. pic.twitter.com/FyczfxycqZ
— [𝙷𝙰𝙽𝙺] (@WarlordHank) July 26, 2019
Viewers loved it! A Reddit post with 500+ upvotes made the rounds:
We also received a boost from our friends at WOTC:
Hey, @cardboardlive, we ❤️ you
— Magic Esports (@MagicEsports) July 26, 2019
We love you too, Magic Esports!
We are taking all of the community feedback to further improve the Magic viewing experience. More features and innovations will be announced, so keep your eyes open at #MythicInvitationalV.
We continue to power live coverage of all major Magic tournaments, including the SCG Tour and ChannelFireball MagicFest GPs.
Who is building CardBoard Live?
- Wilson Hunter and James Hsu are the creators of CardBoard Live. Our goal is to revolutionize the way people interact with card and board games online…games like Magic: The Gathering!
- Wilson is a professional Magic player and host of the Eternal Glory podcast. James is a Magic player, published author and creator of the Humans of Magic podcast.
Thanks for reading!
Wilson Hunter and James Hsu