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Central Florida is home to a growing competitive gaming scene, with the Orlando Magic, Orlando City Soccer Club and Electronic Arts all promoting the sport. In addition, several companies and college programs host their own competitions.

Mutineers bow out of own tournament in quick fashion

It was a rough weekend for the Florida Mutineers.

Exactly how rough and how bad of an effect it has on the team’s chances this season, however, won’t be known until the weekend is over.

The Mutineers were ousted from their own tournament on Saturday, failing to win a game in their two matchups.

The loss means a missed opportunity to move up in the standings, as two teams above them had the week off.

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Magic Gaming lose to wizards to end up with split in two games this week

Magic Gaming couldn’t capitalize on a series of turnovers committed by Wizards District Gaming early in the fourth quarter Friday, leading to the team’s first loss of the season.

The Magic trailed by 14 points heading into the final period of the decisive game and held the Wizards without a point on their first possession.

But three turnovers in the first 1 minute, 15 seconds of the quarter – during which the Wizards were held scoreless – stopped the Magic from gaining any ground.

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Mutineers will need strong rally to win home event after Day 1 loss to Rokkr

The Florida Mutineers have some work to do if they want to win their home tournament in the Call of Duty League.

But it’s not something they haven’t done before.

Minnesota ROKKR dominated the Mutineers in a 3-0 sweep on Friday, sending them into the losers bracket of the Florida-hosted tournament.

To come back and win, the team will need to make a run similar to the one they made in their last tournament, when they rattled off four wins in a row to clinch the title.

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Where to watch key Magic Gaming and FLorida Mutineers matchups Friday night

Orlando esports fans could have a full evening ahead Friday night, as two hometown teams take part in crucial battles.

The Florida Mutineers of the Call of Duty League look to stay hot.

They can make a push and improve on their fourth-place standing with a strong showing in its home tournament.

The NBA 2K League’s Magic Gaming, meanwhile, look to make it a clean sweep of the season-opening week in a tilt with Wizards District Gaming.

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Scorching Florida Mutineers put win streak on line in ‘home’ Call of Duty League virtual event

A rematch with Minnesota Rokkr this weekend could further propel the Florida Mutineers into the upper echelon of the Call of Duty League.

The team is tied for fourth and two of the three teams in front of them have the week off.

But to get there, the team will have to knock off the team it’s tied with, Minnesota.

The Mutineers used a season-high four-match win streak to claim the title in the Dallas Empire event two weeks ago, beating Minnesota 3-1 in the title matchup and landing them the 10 bonus points that came with it.

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Magic Gaming win season opener as ‘Reizey,’ ‘DT’ go off on Bucks in Game 2; ‘ToXsiK’ plays perfect game 1

Magic Gaming brought out the brooms – and Reid “Reizey” Hill had a small bout of unconsciousness – to finish off a two-game sweep of Bucks Gaming in the team’s season opener on Wednesday.

Hill finished the decisive game with 30 points on 11-of-17 shooting and hit three clutch 3-pointers in the early part of the second half to help close an 11-point first-half gap.

Hill said a familiarity with Bucks Gaming helped the team’s morale, despite heading into halftime trailing by 7.

“I was feeling confident,” he said. “We had no doubt the game was still very much winnable. We had come back against this team before in scrimmages.”

Magic Gaming won the game 66-63 after pulling off a commanding 74-64 win in Game 1.

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Magic Gaming set to tip off 2020 with lofty goals, ‘chip on their shoulder’

Magic Gaming comes into the 2020 season with an interesting mix of high expectations and a chip on their shoulder.

The squad last year missed the NBA 2K League’s postseason by just one game, finishing 9-7 and dropping a key matchup with Grizz Gaming on the season’s final day.

But that team was reshuffled.

Out are Emmanuel “UCManny” Cruz, Cameron “KingCamRoyalty” Ford and Tucker “TuckerLocksUp” Henry.

In are former Pistons GT center Robert “May” May, former Celtics Crossover standout Alex “Profusion” Snowden and Daniel “djbama” Burge.

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