Tonight’s game is Magic: The Gathering Arena
Hi everyone! I’m Anabela, your weekly super duper variety streamer extraordinaire! Tonight I’m streaming Magic: The Gathering Arena on Destructoid’s Twitch channel starting at 9:00 p.m. Eastern.
I started playing MTG: Arena back in late December so I’m extremely new, but it only took two weeks then to reach Mythic. This is the first time I’ve ever really played Magic; I played a round of Commander once with my brother a super long time ago but didn’t remember anything about how to play.
Shortly after hitting Mythic, Kaldheim came out, and things kinda cooled down for me. I was more interested in other games — the meta was super volatile and not fun for me — but a few months later I’m having fun again. I mostly play Standard Ranked, but lately, I’ve been enjoying Cube Draft.
My main colors so far are Dimir, mono white, and Boros, but I’m interested in a lot of things that I plan to play in the future like more green and Izzet.
A bit about me: As I was growing up, my older brother shaped my interests in games and fantasy culture. We were obsessed with dragons, fantasy books, world and creature building, you name it. Most of our time was spent hanging out and chattily imagining things. We dipped into Pokémon when I was six with trading cards, figurines, and books, but even our very first video games on our Dad’s computer were split right down to the controls; he would do movements and I’d do action buttons. Over time we tried dozens of games, however RuneScape, D&D, and Pokémon always stuck with me the most.
It’s been almost two years since I first started streaming. I tend to stream all sorts of games now, but my favorite genres came to be RPGs, puzzles, adventure, and strategy — bonus if it’s fantasy-themed or an MMO that I can play with my friends and an instant favorite if the atmosphere is just right! Alongside trying new games together, my heart is in our bubbly banter while we all talk it up in chat. I’m so happy to have met people who have the same passion as I do for all these games and cool hobbies.
But how did I get here? A while back, Destructoid hosted its “So You Think You Can Stream?” contest. It was my first time entering any type of serious contest, but I still wanted to shoot my shot and really get out there. Although I didn’t win, I was elated to hear that my audition stood out and there was an opportunity for me to come on board to stream alongside Dreezy on the Dtoid channel.
Come catch me live at Destructoid’s Twitch channel every Friday at 9:00 p.m. Eastern! Let’s chat it up about anything and everything while playing cool games! I hope to meet you there. 🙂