Support Witherbloom at the College Cup for chances to win 1k Gem Codes!

By: variancekills - 18 May 2021

As you all know, Strixhaven is currently holding its annual College Cup. There are events available on MTGA that reward Japaense art of the mystical archives. In addition, joining these events and winning your first game every day in the event using the paraphernalia of a specific college (sleeves, pet, avatar) will earn points for that college. Details of these events can be found here.

College Cup Events

I would like to throw my full support to the Witherbloom College. In line with this, I am holding this event where you can win 1k gem codes by supporting Witherbloom! Here is how it works.

Step 1: Follow my Aetherhub profile (if you haven't yet)

Step 2: Win your first College Cup match of the day with Witherbloom paraphernalia (pet, avatar, and sleeves). Do not exit from the match after you win.

Step 3: Click on "Return to the Battlefield" on the upper-right corner of the screen and then take a screenshot showing that you have won the match with Witherbloom paraphernalia. Upload it on Imgur and post a link to it in the comments section. I will provide a sample to guide you.

Step 4: You can do this every day, once a day for as long as the College Cup events are running. Each screenshot is one entry and a player can win multiple times (there is an account limit of ten 1k gem codes per account though).

The number of 1k gem codes I will give away will depend on the number of participants (not entries since multiple entries can come from a single participant) as follows:
10 or fewer participants - One 1k gem code
11 to 20 participants - Two 1k gem codes
21 to 30 participants - Three 1k gem codes
More than 30 participants - Five 1k gem codes

Prizes are sponsored by the Wizards Creator Program.

We will have the drawing after the winner of the College Cup is announced.

Go Witherbloom! Get Your Hands Dirty!!!

About variancekills:

Hi, I'm Mark. I've won exactly one World Magic Cup Qualifier, one Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier, one Arena Open ($2k) and one CFB Pro Showdown (April, 2021), and I am looking to win more. I've played in almost every Mythic Championship Qualifier Weekend and made Day 2 four times (so far). Follow my FB page or subscribe to my Twitch channel for no frills, competitive Magic. You won't see my face, but I won't hide my gameplay and deckchoice flaws. I play both MTGA and MTGO and stream most of the time when I do. I will lose often, and I will make mistakes, but I try my best to let you know when I do (and I think I will still win a lot more times than I lose).

The challenge for me every season is to find the best decks and make the most use out of them before they're no longer the best decks, or they get banned. I play a ton of limited when a set is just released in order to complete most of the rares for the set within a short timeframe. With the availability of Premier Drafts and the Metagame Challenge, I've spent as little as 2000 gold completing a set's rares. I'm currently sitting on over 800k gold and over 70k gems but have spent a grand total of $105 in the game.

I produce occassional video articles about the game that cover things that interest me, such as how to know when your rank is safe for a month's MCQW slot, how much you need to spend to get to Day 2 of an Arena Open, or how MDFCs affect Arena's Bo1 shuffler. I also mythbust a ton of crap about the game that you've no doubt heard or read about somewhere.

Finally, I'm a dad and husband first, a statistician, teacher, and researcher second (I know those are 3 things but bear with me), a Magic player third, and a content creator only because I am a Magic player. 

So yeah, let's play some Magic and may the shuffler be with us all.

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Got the code and redeemed it, tyvm :)
Congratulations, KanskeD. I have sent the code to your email. Please let me know once you redeem it. Thanks!
Wow thank you PotatoMage that was really generous of you!

And thanks Variancekills! It made the college cup more fun to participate in. You can send it to altfortjanster(at)yahoo(dot)com
Hi variancekills, I received the code and was able to successfully redeem it.

Thank you again!!
And the winner of the second 1k gem code that PotatoMage requested to be re-raffled is......


Congratulations. Kindly provide an email/FB profile for me to send the code to.
HI PotatoMage. I just sent one of the codes to the email you specified: phicancri (at) gmail (dot) com.

Yes, I will re-raffle the other code as you requested. Thank you for your generosity!
Incredible, I never win anything! Many thanks for putting this together and creating such an engaging contest. You can send the code to phicancriatgmaildotcom please.
I do have two accounts that I can use both codes on, but I'd really like for someone else to have an opportunity to celebrate Wintherbloom's win with me. If it's possible I'd like to please give up one of the codes I won and for one of the other participants to have another chance to win. 
The final tally is in and WITHERBLOOM takes the College Cup!

A big thank you to everyone who participated in this event. We have 9 unique participants but I decided to give away two 1k gem codes (instead of one). The winner of the first code is....

Potato Mage!

and the winner of the second one is....

Also Potato Mage!

Congratulations Potato Mage! Kindly comment either an FB profile or an email that I can send the codes to.
Last Day! Let's go WitherBloom!
Entry for the last day of the cup:
Thanks for running this contest and the opportunity!
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