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You’ve probably noticed.

But my grand return to this site has been delayed.

A family situation required travel to the Midwest for some time and I need to focus on that for the time being.

But I will be back putting the spotlight on Central Florida’s video game community in the near future.

In the meantime, dig through the site and let me know what you think about the stories I’ve shared in the last year.

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Together in gaming.

Marco Santana.

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Magic Gaming lose to Wizards to split 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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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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Mayhem return to action in Overwatch League with two weekend matches

The Florida Mayhem travel to Houston this weekend for a pair of matches as they try to improve on their 1-1 record.

The Mayhem start its weekend with a 3 p.m. match Saturday against New York Excelsior (3-1), which has a 10-4 map record and sits in fourth place in the league.

The squad is coming off a 3-0 sweep of Houston on Sunday, which helped Excelsior earn a weekend split.

The Mayhem follows that yo with a match against the London Spitfire (1-2).

The Spitfire picked up its first win last week and has a 4-8 map record.

Florida, meanwhile comes off a bye week after splitting a pair of matches two weeks ago.

For more info and team statistics, visit the Overwatch League’s site.

Magic Gaming releases 2020 schedule, will host 2 events in Orlando

Magic Gaming released its 2020 schedule Thursday, revealing that the league’s opening Tipoff tournament will be held March 24 to 28.

The Orlando squad will also host two events at Full Sail University: a round-robin tournament that will include the Hornets, Heat and Hawks teams and tips off May 23 and a rivalry matchup with New Jersey on June 27.

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Magic Gaming lands former Celtics player in draft

The Magic Gaming squad finished its 2020 look Saturday, drafting a two-year veteran who head coach Jonah Edwards said he had targeted in the league’s first year.

Alexander “Profusion” Snowden, an explosive shooting guard who last season averaged 16 points and shot more than 50 percent from 3, was the first player chosen by the Magic, who picked him in the second round.

Magic Gaming followed that up by selecting Daniel “djbama” Burge in Round 4.

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On life support, Mutineers rally for epic run to title match in Atlanta

The Florida Mutineers used a literal last-second victory to catapult them on a run in Atlanta this weekend that ended with a loss in the championship match to the host team Faze.

The showing earned them 30 points and pushed them into fifth place three events into the Call of Duty League’s inaugural season. The Mutineers have only participated in two of the events so far.

The team had to rally after dropping its opening match to the London Royal Ravens 3-1 in the initial double-elimination portion of the schedule.

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Mayhem creep up 2 spots in ESPN’s 1st Overwatch League rankings since 2020 debut

The Florida Mayhem (1-1) couldn’t break the top half of the 20-team league in the first rankings released after the squad split a pair of matches in Philadelphia this weekend.

But their performance against the Philadelphia Fusion (2-0) and Houston Outlaws (0-2) did push them up two spots from No. 15 to No. 13 in ESPN’s coaches poll this week.

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Tampa Bay Lightning brings NHL 20 tourney to Full Sail

WINTER PARK – An 18-year-old Montreal Canadiens fan took home the top prize in an NHL 20 esports tournament hosted by the Tampa Bay Lightning at Full Sail University on Saturday.

Samuel Landry, playing under the handle Canadiens27, swept a best-of-three series from one of the best players in the world to nab the $2,500 top prize.

He defeated Erik Tammenpää of Finland, the top-ranked-player in the world last summer, 6-3 and and 7-3 in consecutive games.

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