Hi, I’m Hearthstone And I’m MTG, the Magic: The Gathering Card Game. Hey MTG, I heard you just had a really successful pro-tour. Oh that’s right Hearthstone, our recent Magic pro-tour had record breaking Twitch viewership numbers for us. Wow, what were they? Our peak was a little over 40,000 active viewers for this one special event. How does that compare to you, Hearthstone? Oh 40,000 easily. Ok, well there we go, I guess you and I are not so different after all if we’re getting the same numbers for our special events. Oh, no, no, no, no, no….I meant daily,
our daily average is 40,0000. Average, not peak. Just, you know, any old day of the week watching streamers like Kripp, Firebat and Dog stream our game. Well we’ve got big name streamers too,
I mean, not regularly but we sometimes pay big name streamers to play Magic and when they do our numbers go… …up? But no big names streaming regularly? Err, we have Kenji, when he is streaming we get
2,000, 2,500 active viewers. But what about when he’s not streaming? Then it’s less. Much Less. We’re right down there with “Super Metroid.” Wow, thank goodness for Kenji. If he ever retires we are through. I mean, we used to have Brian Kibler but he only streams Hearthstone now. Hi, I’m Hearthstone. And I’m MTG, the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game. Erm…Hearthstone? Yeah, MTG? What, what are you doing? Sorry Bro, I just can’t get over how great I look. Yeah, you look very nice. Nice? Bro, I have it all. Amazing graphics, card animations, fun engaging sound effects. Have you seen my tournaments? I’m a pleasure to behold. Wow, I don’t really have any of those things. I’m just a card game, online and off. That must be rough MTG. I guess I’ll just have to keep getting by on what I do have. Intense strategy and complex gameplay. Complex gameplay? Sounds complicated. Oh it is, people are often comparing me to Poker but, you know, I get compared to Chess a lot too. I guess I’m kind of like if Chess and Poker were combined; a very advanced gameplay experience. You know, if you’re into gameplay and not just pretty lights and sounds. When you cast fireblast it throws a bigass fireball…it goes… [Vocalised explosion sound effect] That, that, that, that’s great Hearthstone. And Beetleberries dude, when you play it a funny voice says, “My favourite!” and I laugh, I laugh at that voice. Oh, but I forgot, I’m getting all that stuff in Magic Arena. Same complex strategy… emphasis on gameplay, but I’ll have graphics, animated cards, sounds. All that stuff. Wait, you’re calling it Arena?
That is literally what I call my draft mode. Huh, what a crazy coincidence? Yeah, I’ll have Standard and Draft and Brawl and, oh, Arena is programmed in Unity so it’ll be playable on just about any platform. Well since you’re copying me, maybe I’ll copy you. Imagine your friend Hearthstone here came out with paper trading cards just like you MTG. Didn’t you do that already, the World of Warcraft TCG, nobody played? Yeah, I’m not much without the animations or sounds. Well, people like shiny things. Thank Goodness. And with Arena I’m about to get a whole lot shinier.
What more could you want? Modern and Commander? And this video is brought to you by my and many other people’s local game store, Card Kingdom. A brick and mortar pillar of this community. As well as the Patreon support of viewers such as you. These are the people that keep Tolarian Community College going and growing strong, so thank you. [Outro Music Plays]