Dec 18, 2014
1 week left for the contest! We are currently at 24 reviews, need 1 more for the FTV giveaway!
They finally fixed the “morph rule”. Failure to reveal a morph is now a warning instead of a game loss.
Cardmageddon was a colossal failure.
$25k in prizes were given out for a total of 49 players.
Stream was extremely laggy and basically unwatchable. (Not sure if this was due to poor camera quality or bad internet at the venue.)
CEO of Card Again posted in this Reddit thread.
How or why could this have happened?
SCG Invitational in Seattle won by 17 year old Dylan Donegan.
SCG Standard Open won by Eric English playing Sidisi Whip.
This was the first Open that used the new 15 round format (449 players).
Top 8 Decks: Sidisi Whip, RW Aggro, UW Heroic, RG Aggro, Temur Monsters, 3x Abzan Whip
The RW Aggro deck played by Eric Pei was also played by Nathan Holiday, who finished 29th.
Dave’s Deck Corner - Andrew Tenjum and Thea Steele finished 9th and 10th playing near identical Abzan Aggro decks.
Legacy IQ (222 players) won by Joe Bass playing UWr Miracles.
Top 8 Decks: Miracles, Grixis Painter, Maverick, Lands, Storm, UR Delver, Omni Tell, Elves
Modern IQ (144 players) won by Jeff Fung playing Abzan.
Gerry T was the runner up, playing UR Delver (Chapin List).
Top 8 Decks: 2x Abzan, UR Delver, Birthing Pod, Jeskai Geist, Scapeshift, 4c Zoo (w/Siege Rhino!), RG Tron
GP Baltimore (Limited) was won by Gerard Fabiano.
Top 8 also included Ben Stark, Craig Wescoe, Chris Fennell, and Josh Utter-Leyton.
Fabiano showed great sportsmanship by scooping game 2 of the finals after life discrepancy judge ruling that benefitted him.
GP Milan (Modern) was won by Magnus Lantto playing Birthing Pod.
Top 8 Decks: 2x Birthing Pod, 2x Jeskai Ascendancy(different versions), Amulet Combo, Temur Delver, Burn, Affinity*(Old School. Myr Enforcers and Scale of Chiss-Goria ?!?!)
COMING THIS WEEKEND
We can discuss the structure of the tournament.
Go over the list of players?
Who are we picking to win?
PTQ in Dayton run by Epic Loot this Saturday, 12/20. Will also have a Modern PPTQ being run as a side event.
Standard PPTQ on Sunday 12/21 at Bell, Book and Comic in Dayton. Capped at 72.
Super IQ @ Comic Town on Saturday 12/27.
Open Series Trials are still going for the next 3 weeks for Standard FNM @ Comic Town.
10K PTQ on 1/10 being run by Comic Town at the Convention Center.