Category: The Elder Scrolls: Legends

The Elder Scrolls: Legends
the113lift

Legends Cast Episode 20: Special Guest Silverfuse

This episode DBN and Mark get to spend some time with the legendary and awesome Silverfuse. A good portion of the show is dedicated to the news that was missed on their week off. They discuss invade, combo invade, the adjustments to the combo invade deck, and the newly buffed cards! The conversation strays into some design philosophy and concerns for the future design space. Silverfuse shares her gaming story and answers a few trivia questions before it all wraps

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Deck Tech
Team Rankstar

This Week In Team Rankstar 11/8/2019

Here is a quick recap of the first week of November, including our first article on “Legends of Runetarra”! Eternal Hearthstone Legends of Runeterra Magic: The Gathering Mythgard The Elder Scrolls: Legends Want to support our content? There’s many ways, best of which is directly at our new Patreon, which helps us support our content creators: https://www.patreon.com/rankstar Not your speed? Check out our sponsors here: https://linktr.ee/teamrankstar Don’t forget, you can play your games with your style with Inkedgaming.com. Use code TRS12 at checkout for 12%

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Eternal
Team Rankstar

This Week In Team Rankstar 11/1

There is a plenty to see, this week in Team Rankstar! We just opened the door to a new title, God’s Unchained, and we are very excited for what the future holds for that game. Check out all of the content we had come out this week and stay tune for more coming up next week! Eternal God’s Unchained Gwent Magic: the Gathering Mythgard The Elder Scrolls: Legends Want to support our content? There’s many ways, best of which is

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
Izana

Invade the Arena!

It’s been a while since the last time I gave my opinion regarding the Versus Arena state in TESLegends. This time, I want to briefly discuss the Invade mechanic in the Arena context. I’ll leave the ranked thoughts for another time since there are some issues that require a dedicated article. Invade. Everyone Gets Invade. As some of you may have read/seen/witnessed/played, Invade has become a polarizing mechanic in constructed mode. Some argue that the random keyword generation is the

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
the113lift

Legends Cast Episode 20: Goblins Goblins Goblins!

This episode Mark and DBN talk about all that is new in TESL….which is not much.  They get into a good conversation about RNG and the apparent design philosophy change.  They both share some thoughts about the gauntlet and dive into a discussion about some new goblin monk decks that have been running around the ladder.  They close out with Mark’s Closing Thoughts and announce their next guest for episode 21, Silverfuse.  

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
the113lift

Episode 19: CVH Returns to Legends Cast!

On episode 19 Mark and DBN get a chance to hang out with CVH from Bethesda!  This is also the first episode they add full segments to the show.  Join them as they cover the latest TESL news, arena changes, this week’s gauntlet, Q&A with CVH, some CVH trivia, and Mark’s final thoughts.  This is not an episode to miss because it gives some insight into the life of Bethesda, the design philosophy behind gauntlet, and what goes on behind

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Community
Team Rankstar

This Week In Team Rankstar 10/18

Things have been quiet this week at Team Rankstar. After the launch of our new website, many of us have been putting our heads down to work on bigger projects. Expect some cool things coming up before the end of the year! Eternal Gwent Magic: The Gathering Mythgard TEPPEN Don’t forget, you can play your games with your style with Inkedgaming.com. Use code TRS12 at checkout for 12% off your final purchase total! Make sure to follow us on our socials

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Team Rankstar

This Week In Team Rankstar 10/11

We could not be more excited to launch our new website this week! We appreciate all of the support and feedback we have received so far, looking forward to continuing to improve the Rankstar experience! On that note, we are launching a weekly video recap by Whats_Up_Woody, check it out here: Eternal Gwent Magic: the Gathering Mythgard TEPPEN The Elder Scrolls: Legends Don’t forget, you can play your games with your style with Inkedgaming.com. Use code TRS12 at checkout for 12%

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
the113lift

Legends Cast Episode 18: Oblivion Unleashed

This is a pretty free flowing episode with Mark and DBN.  This episode was recorded on release day for Jaws of Oblivion! The episode starts off with them sharing their initial thoughts on the expansion and, they have a pretty extensive conversation about a few cards. Additionally they to respond to a few folks who joined them in the twitch chat for their first live recording. Finally, they even make some really early predictions and recommendations for cards to craft

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Community
Team Rankstar

This Week In Team Rankstar 10/4

We missed last week because Aphelion and Magikarp went to TwitchCon! So we are getting caught up with lots of the happenings over the past two weeks, including some new faces! Community Eternal Gwent Hearthstone Magic: the Gathering Mythgard https://teamrankstar.com/lore-brokers-files-chapter-1/ The Elder Scrolls: Legends Use the code “TRS12” to get 12% off your order on InkedGaming here: http://bit.ly/2WrjhR5 Make sure to follow us on our socials and check out our sponsors: https://linktr.ee/teamrankstar

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
the113lift

Legends Cast Episode 17: Gates and Wraiths

In this episode Mark and DBN talk all about the newest expansion coming to TESL, Jaws of Oblivion. They discuss the new invade mechanic, review a handful of cards, then reveal and review a new card coming out in the expansion! Check out this episode to get prepared for the gates of oblivion opening up on October 8th! Here is the card that we got to reveal, Faded Wraith.

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
the113lift

Legends Cast Episode 16.5: Finishing a Crafting Guide

With Jaws of Oblivion just around the corner and Dead Broke Nerd joining the show Mark decided to wrap up the crafting guide with a bonus episode.  There would simply not be enough time to return to this segment in the coming weeks.  This show tackles the epic and legendary crafting guide for Yellow, Green, Purple, Multicolored, and Neutral Cards. 

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
Izana

Moons of Elsweyr Arena: Wax and Wane

In the last article, we discussed the impact of the Keywords introduced to the TESLegends’ Arena environment during the Alliance War expansion. Now, we are going to discuss the overall impact of Moons of Elsweyr in this game format. Note that it’s impractical to analyze card by card, so I’ll just focus on important aspects like game mechanics, specific case studies and game balance of the main attractions of the expansion. Moons of Elsweyr is praised by the general community

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
the113lift

Legends Cast Episode 16: In the Maw of Oblivion

This is a big big episode!  Not only did the newest expansion, Jaws of Oblivion, but Mark also welcomes Dead Broke Nerd as a full host on the show!  There is an announcement about TRS, a bunch of added announcements about the show, and an announcement about an upcoming card reveal!  Mark and DBN talk about the new expansions, share hypotheses about the newest mechanic, and review the first three cards.  The maw of Oblivion itself is upon us!

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Community
Team Rankstar

Welcoming The113Lift to Team Rankstar

We are very excited to have our newest The Elder Scrolls: Legends content producer on board: The113Lift! Get to know them more here: https://teamrankstar.com/the113lift/

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Team Rankstar

This Week In Team Rankstar 9/20

We are ready for this weekend’s Arena Rumble! It has been a big undertaking, and we could not be more excited to have it on the horizon! We appreciate everything our sponsors have contributed, plus everyone taking part in the event planning. Good luck to all of the competitors! We have also expanded into TEPPEN recently, and had our first meta breakdown posted this week. Stay tuned for more TEPPEN content soon! Lastly, we just published our Mythgard New Players

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
the113lift

Legends Cast Episode 15

This episode is a solo show with just Mark. He is talking about the state of the Podcast for the first section. Basically reviewing what has happened over the past few months and what he wants to see happen in the future. There is also some talk about the newest event. Finally Mark starts his first crafting guide by commenting on cards in both strength (red) and intelligence (blue). This is a bit of an insiders episode. If you are

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Community
Team Rankstar

This Week In Team Rankstar 9/13

Mythgard Closed Beta came out this week and Team Rankstar was all over it! We are incredibly honored to be able to participate in the launch to the extent that we did, and have things in store for the Open Beta launch as well! Not to mention, our Arena Rumble event has been going off with a bang, and we are very excited for the finals coming up soon! We have a lot more events being announced in the coming

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
the113lift

Legends Cast 14: Special Guest Eolis and Player Identity

This episode Mark gets to host his first female TESL streamer and content creator, Eolis!  All the way from New Zealand Eolis joins the show to add some great insight into the meta, new player experience, the return of events, and some mind games behind player identity.  How does she beat the burnout of ladder grinding and keep excited about TESL?  Check out the episode to hear about what keeps Eolis in the game.  Mark is up before the sun

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Community
Team Rankstar

This Week in Team Rankstar 9/6

Some really exciting things have been happening in the CCG world this past week! Aphelion and Magikarp had the pleasure of spending time with Direwolf Digital at PAX this weekend, getting some awesome info as well as spoilers for the upcoming set 7: “The Flame of Xulta”! Also, several new MTG sets were announced, cataloguing what we can expect next year, as well as plenty of spoilers for the upcoming “Throne of Eldraine” set! In MTG news, Stoneforge Mystic was

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
the113lift

Legends Cast Episode 13: Special Guest DTBlayde

This episode Mark gets to hang out with TESL Youtuber DTBlayed.  They spend most of the episode talking about DTBlayed, the state of the game, creative deck building and how Bethesda can capitalize on their growing momentum.   Mark takes some time to rant about the new event rewards, DTBlayde shares some thoughts on TESL’s communication with the community, they discuss the problems facing the game with tricolor decks, and they spend the remainder of the episode talking about the upcoming

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
the113lift

Legends Cast Episode 12: Karakondzhul and ALittleJamie

This episode Mark gets to talk with Master Series competitor Karakondzhul and TESL streamer ALittleJamie!  The conversation revolves around Karakondzhul’s TESL experience, a few card adjustments, and class identity in TESL.  Karakondzhul and ALittleJamie give some great advice to newer players on what class to start working towards depending on play style, they both give opinions about the Alfiq Conjurer and Luzra adjustments, and you get an inside look at the mindset of a pro player! Use the code “TRS12”

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Competitive
Team Rankstar

This Week In Team Rankstar 8/30

It has been a very nice end of the month here at Team Ransktar, with the announcement of our newest Hearthstone tournament: Brawlers of Uldum! On top of that, we have our Rankstar Arena Rumble just around the corner next month, and we could not be more excited for these events. Be sure to preregister as they will likely fill up! If you make it to PAX West this weekend, be sure to drop by the Inked Gaming booth for

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
Izana

Alliance War Arena Mechanics Overview

It’s been a while since I wrote something regarding the Versus Arena game mode in The Elder Scrolls: Legends, especially since I had little time to get used to the Alliance War impact to this game mode due the (very) fast introduction of the Khajiit homeland. Thus, I want to start discussing little by little some of the aspects I might have missed in the past months. I know, it might be a little late, but better late than never!

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
endozoite

Reviewing TESL’s New Powerhouse Monthly: Old Salty’s Assault

TESL’s past few monthly cards have been quite powerful. Murkwater Scourge, Apprentice Necromancer, and Sentinel Reclaimer have all had very meaningful impacts on some of the game’s best decks. But none of them have brought an archetype from the fringes of play to the center spotlight of the very strongest decks in the game in the way that Old Salty’s Assault is going to. Old Salty’s Assault may appear like a meme card, and hell it is, but it’s an

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Community
Aphelion

This Week In Team Rankstar 8/23

We are excited to be partnering with Inked Gaming and Akquire for our “Customize The Way You Play” giveaway! On top of that, we have a new Wild Meta Snapshot out this week, plus plenty of other articles to fill up your weekend. Community Eternal Gwent Hearthstone Magic: The Gathering Mythgard The Elder Scrolls: Legends Underlords Use the code “TRS12” to get 12% off your order on InkedGaming here: http://bit.ly/2WrjhR5 Make sure to follow us on our socials and check out

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
the113lift

Legends Cast Episode 11: Special Guests EndoZoa and DBN

This episode Mark gets to host with Dead Broke Nerd again as they welcome EndoZoa from TRS to the show!  Most of the show is spent talking about the mindset of a competitive player and EndoZoa’s latest meta report at Teamrankstar.com.  There is also plenty of banter about Hallowed Death Priest which DBN just released an article about.  They also get a chance to answer several questions brought by listeners through the Legends Cast Discord. 

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Competitive
Lateralus19

Team Rankstar Open

Team Rankstar is hosting an open Elder Scrolls: Legends tournament this Saturday at 3:00pm EST / 8:00pm UTC! You can catch the action on our Twitch channel. It will be casted by DeadBrokeNerd and Ianbits! There is $150 in cash and a lot of pack codes up for grabs! Don’t miss out on your chance at a piece of the prize pool. The TRS Open will be a best-of-three Last Class Standing tournament open to everyone. For more details on

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
Ian G.

My War on Hallowed Deathpriest

Anyone who hangs out in my Twitch channel, watches my YouTube content, listens to Podcast into Time, follows me on Twitter, or has ever spoken to me in person… likely knows how I feel about Hallowed Deathpriest. Although the card seems to be making a slight resurgence recently, it has never really defined a meta either on ladder or in the tournament scene. Deathpriest thrives in environments with powerful creature based midrange and control decks and can often suffers when

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Community
Aphelion

This week in Team Rankstar 8/16

We have had several new content producers putting things out with Team Rankstar this week! Ace_of_plats, the113lift and others who are working on new projects. On top of that, we announced a new MTGA tournament series to look forward to! We are also very excited to post an updated TESL Meta Snapshot for the post Masters Series Meta! Eternal Gwent Hearthstone Magic: the Gathering Mythgard The Elder Scrolls: Legends Use the code “TRS12” to get 12% off your order on

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
the113lift

Legends Cast Episode 10: Special Guest TRS Lazergician

This episode Mark gets to talk with Lazergician from Team Rankstar!  Lazergician is the content team captain for TESL, the lead editor for TRS, the host of the Masters Series Finals, and most prominently a TESL caster.  Mark and Lazergician have an in-depth discussion about the current meta and the way that is is shifting after Masters, deck creating and tech cards, and an overall understanding of what Lazergician does and how he got involved in TESL.  If you are

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Competitive
endozoite

The Elder Scrolls: Legends, Meta Snapshot August 2019

With the 2019 Masters Series behind us it’s time to reflect on the meta developments of the past few months and establish a clearer picture of where we are now and will be moving forward. Today I’ll be going over the top 10 competitive archetypes in the game with ratings (1-10) averaged from those given by some of its top players. Most of these players are primarily focused on tournament play but these ratings are highly applicable for ladder as

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
the113lift

Legends Cast Episode 09: Special Guest Elemayo

This episode Mark gets to hang out with TESL streamer and Master Series competitor Elemayo!  This is a great chance to get to know Elemayo and hear some of the background that goes into preparing for the Masters Series by the players.  In this episode they also talk a lot about better decision making in a game and Elemayo gives some great tips on deck deck building and refinement. 

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Community
Team Rankstar

This Week In Team Rankstar 8/9

An exciting week for the CCG realm! Hearthstone got a new expansion, Gwent got a huge balance patch, several of our members received the opportunity to play the new CCG Causa. Top that off with MercurioBlue joining Team Rankstar and a Trail Stories with our very own Magikarp, there is a lot to sink your teeth into this week in Team Rankstar! Community Eternal Gwent Hearthstone Magic: the Gathering Mythgard The Elder Scrolls: Legends Use the code “TRS12” to get

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
the113lift

Legends Cast Episode 08: BradfordLee and DeadBrokeNerd

This week Mark gets to talk with ESL streamer BradfordLee and Dead Broke Nerd! The conversation revolves around overall ESL design, Master’s Series, and the monthly reward card. Check out the episode bellow or visit here https://teamrankstar.com/legends-cast/ for more episodes.

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Aphelion

This week in Team Rankstar 8/2

This past weekend was an incredible weekend for the Team Rankstar competitive teams! Superthx made it to the top 4 of the TES:Legends Masters Series at QuakeCon, that Lazergician hosted. 3 members (Redrame, Trynet, and LordBushwook) were in the top 8 of the Novigrad Knockout Gwent tournament we hosted, with Redrame taking the whole thing down. Additionally 3 members (Magikarp, Doc28 and NotoriousGHP) made the top 4 of the Expedition Eternal event that The Great Parliament held., with Magikarp winning

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Aphelion

This week in Team Rankstar 7/26

This week has been a quieter week for content, but there has been a lot happening behind the scenes! Our very own Superthx is competing at QuakeCon for the TESLMasters series on https://www.twitch.tv/teslegends! We are incredibly proud of him for making it to the event, and to Lazergician for hosting the event! Dota Underlords Several of our members have become more active in the Dota Underlords scene, so expect to see some content coming out for this game as well

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the113lift

Legends Cast with CVH

This episode I got to interview and talk with CVH, the ESL community manager from Bethesda. If you care about TESL and are wondering about the meta and the game’s future, this episode is a must listen. We talk about CVH’s history with gaming, what brought him to Bethesda, the masters series, QuakeCon, a ton of stuff on what goes into making a digital card game, helpful and unhelpful feedback, and the bright future for TESL. As a TESL player,

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
the113lift

Legends Cast

Legends Cast is a podcast about the meta, cards, and community of Elder Scrolls Legends. Check out the podcast for the latest news that is impacting the game and the community that surrounds it. Join Our Discord Server Support the Show Catch Every Episode About the Host: Mark is a pastor and gamer from Western PA who got into podcasting through Hearthstone. After getting involved with The Elder Scrolls Legends he decided to jump into the community and start a

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
Ian G.

Four Noteworthy Design Trends in Moons of Elsweyr

The new Elder Scrolls:Legends expansion Moons of Elsweyr will be released tomorrow, June 27th and will add 75+ new cards to the environment. Between dragons, necromancers and Khajiit of all kinds, the TESL player base will have plenty of crazy new tools to experiment with. As I’ve watched the trickle of card reveals over the last few weeks, I’ve found myself evaluating the cards not just in the context of the current set but also through the lens of Sparkypants’

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Eternal
Aphelion

This week in Team Rankstar 6/14

This week has been a good week for Team Rankstar! With the Masters Series Qualifiers behind us, it has freed the team up to work on other projects. We have some really exciting things in store, tournament wise, for several of the games we work in, as well as prospective new games we are looking to embark upon. Stay tuned for more announcements in the coming weeks! Eternal Tchamber5 won the ECL Sunday Challenge, while NotoriousGHP top 4’d last weeks

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
endozoite

Probability in CCGs: Draw Odds

Hi everyone, Endo here. It’s felt like an eternity since I was last writing about CCG strategy and, now that I’ve fallen out of Masters, I’m excited to get back to focusing energy on educational content. I’m hoping to start an article series on how to level up your game with a basic understanding of the mathematical concepts core to card games. Today I’ll be discussing how to use and interpret a hypergeometric calculator to improve your deck building and

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Eternal
Team Rankstar

This week in Team Rankstar 6/7

Eternal NotoriousGHP top 8 the ECQ! TheBoxer and Doc28 joined the team! Gwent SemperEU and Owiiiii are competing in the European Championship on Sunday. Markthis is hosting “Nilfgaard Civil War” this weekend. For more details, check it out here: https://challonge.com/NGCW Magic: The Gathering Lithirrael, Prosody, Quenzi and Duchi are all officially part of the team! Mythgard The Elder Scrolls: Legends Superthx qualified for the Masters Finals at QuakeCon. ImmortalAugust and EndoZoa are in a three way tie breaker where two

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
Izana

TESLegends Classics: Control Mage

It might be the right time to say that TESLegends is old enough that some people might watch old videos of the game and see how much the game has changed, in terms of how it looks and how some classes rose and fell at some point in time. It’s time to take a look at one of the most iconic deck archetypes of the game and how it evolved over time: Control Mage. For those young enough into the

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
Aunt Sotha

TESLore: Sparkypants tease necromancy

Hello, I’m back. Yes, I admit I have been terrible at keeping these posts regular and I’m very sorry, but this time I will really try. So, let’s get to the topic. This one is quite interesting and fresh. Sparkypants Studios have been teasing various things recently by posting obscure texts and pictures on Twitter. They are most possibly referring either to the upcoming The Elder Scrolls Online expansion, Elsweyr, or to a necromantic expansion in general. Why and how?

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Eternal
Team Rankstar

This week in Team Rankstar 5/17

Eternal NotoriousGHP won the first 5/11 Eternal Tournament Series of Dark Frontier. Calebovitsch, Captain Teembro, Magikarp and NotoriousGHP are preparing for the Draft ECQ Challenge. Popotito joined Team Rankstar. A guest article was published by aReNGee! Gwent Mythgard The Elder Scrolls: Legends The Masters Series Qualifiers continue on Saturday May 18th and 12pm EST and are streamed on Sunday May 19th at 12pm EST on https://www.twitch.tv/teslegends Use the code “TRS12” to get 12% off your order on InkedGaming.com Make sure to follow

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Team Rankstar

This week in TRS 4/25

Eternal Sunday ECL: Calebovitsch 3rd place, Magikarp 2nd place. Tuesday ECL: Notorious GHP 1st place! Gwent Magic: The Gathering Mythgard The Elder Scrolls: Legends “… we’re partnering with Team Rankstar for the qualifiers! They’ll be running the live-streamed broadcast on Twitch for the four open qualifiers as well as the Last Chance Qualifier, and we’re thrilled to work with their talented team to bring you all the action live. To stay up-to-date on the Masters Series, follow @TESLegends and @TeamRankstar

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Team Rankstar

This week in Team Rankstar

The Elder Scrolls: Legends We are excited to present the TRS Classic Season 2! ILiKePaStA, Traitor-Joe, Superthx, Endozoa, ImmortalAugust, Pdmd28 and team captain Mattyborch are all confirmed to participate in the event! Stay tuned for more exciting announcements from the TESL team as we progress the series! Gwent We just concluded our first Gwent tournament: Crimson Clash! We will post the vod soon! Welcome to the newest member of the Gwent team: Agwent007! The Gwent Challenger Qualifiers are coming with

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