BMKGaming is the internet home of Brian Kibler, professional gamer and game designer.
Brian Kibler is a two-time Magic: the Gathering Pro Tour Champion and was inducted into the Magic Pro Tour Hall of Fame in 2010. He has over $250,000 in lifetime earnings from Magic tournaments, with five Pro Tour Top 8 finishes and thirteen Grand Prix Top 8’s, including three wins. He is recognized as one of the top deck builders of all time, and produces regular written and video strategy content for StarCityGames.com, the largest Magic site online. He was also the champion of the first ever VS System Pro Circuit tournament, taking home the $40,000 first prize.
Brian has worked as a game designer since 2005, when he started at Upper Deck Entertainment on the development team for the VS System TCG after winning the inaugural VS System Pro Circuit event. He moved on to be one of the initial designers of the World of Warcraft TCG, and served as Head Developer for the game for its first two years of existence.
After leaving Upper Deck, Brian worked briefly as the Lead Developer for the Chaotic TCG at TC Digital Entertainment.
In 2010, Brian joined Stone Blade Entertainment (then Gary Games) as a member of the founding team. Brian had a hand in many of Stone Blade’s game products, including the award-winning Ascension Deckbuilding Game and the SolForge Digital Collectible Game. Though he still consults occasionally with Stone Blade, in 2015 he began devoting the majority of his time to BMKGaming and his stream on twitch.
Brian grew up in Hampstead, NH, and attended boarding school at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA. He then went to college at Emory University in Atlanta, where he earned a degree in Philosophy and Religious Studies. He moved to San Diego in 2005, where he lives today with his wife Natalie and the cutest dog on the planet, Shiro.
Outside of games, Brian enjoys electronic music, good food (especially sushi, Thai, and Mexican food), working out (which he probably does less than he should), and drinking champagne to excess (which he probably does more than he should).