Magic: The Gathering Companion, also known as MTG Companion, is an official mobile app that started its open beta in August, 2019 and was officially launched on July 15, 2020. It was the replacement for the failed Magic: The Gathering Portal app.
The beta version of this organizer allowed you to set up and organize home tournaments and invite friends to play in them. Launching with just the home tournament organizer didn't mean MTG Companion would stay a single-feature app. The first update added a Round Timer.
At the official launch the app also allowed for participating in event at a Wizards Play Network retailer, receiving tournament information, automatic pairings, standings, a life counter for up to four players, and a commander damage tracker.
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