Nov 20, 2014
GP: Madrid was capped at 1900. The cap was hit, but players like Patrick Dickmann and Jeremy Dezani were allowed to enter while others were turned away.
Players that were turned away got the option to play in a PTQ on Sunday (11/16)
How do we feel about this? Obviously Wizards would prefer to have pros play in the GP, but is this going too far?
The new MTGO Legacy Cube debuts on 11/19 and runs until 12/10. Will pay out in Vintage Masters packs.
Wizards set up a few preview drafts last week with notable pros and streamers to show off the new cube. (LSV, Paul Cheon, Tom Martell, Numot, Greg Hatch, etc.)
This week’s South Park episode will be partially about Magic. Thoughts?
GP: Madrid (Modern)
Won by Immanuel Gerschenson playing RUG (Temur) Delver.
Top 8 Decks
2x Junk Pod (No Melira)
G/R Through the Breach
Mono W Martyr/Proclamation
White Rock (With 4x Siege Rhino!)
Patrick Dickmann finished 9th with UR Twin (4 Dig Through Time)
Ivan Floch finishes 10th with Jeskai Delver
GP: New Jersey (Legacy)
4003 players showed up. Largest Legacy tournament ever and 3rd largest GP of all time.
Twitch stream had over 20k viewers during the finals, rivaling Pro Tour coverage.
Coverage was excellent, as expected. SCG went out of their way to simplify the coverage for viewers not familiar with Legacy.
Examples: Format overview before the tournament started. Deck primer videos breaking down most archetypes in Legacy.
Won by Brian Braun-Duin playing Jeskai Stoneblade
Tom Ross and Dan Jordan also make top 8.
Top 8 Decks:
2x UWr Miracles
Other notables in the top 16 include Bob Huang, Ross Merriam, Eli Kassis, and Jarvis Yu (All now Q’d for the Pro Tour)
Jordan will be stepping down as an AYES host at the end of the month.
QUESTION OF THE WEEK
How do you balance Magic with other hobbies/responsibilities/real life?
Pimp my contest.
Shoutout to Comic Town.
Who is going to PTQ this weekend?