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Jan
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2009-10 Precon Championships: The Finals

 

Hello and welcome back to our continuing coverage of the 2009-10 Preconstructed Deck Championships! Today your patience will be rewarded, for after three exciting rounds of contests, we are closing in on final victory and the glory that comes from being the last deck standing!

Early action was furious and full of surprises. The Duel Decks- an early favourite- found themselves stymied at every turn. Of the four in contention, only Phyrexia was able to advance past the first round. The Coalition, Garruk, and Liliana all faced punishing upsets at the hands of decks who had never had so much as a sniff of a mythic rare between them.

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8
Jan
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2009-10 Precon Championships: Lauer Division (Part 2 of 2)

 

Here we are once again, sports fans around the world and of all ages, to see the remaining division in the Forsythe Conference be decided! It’s all come down to these four: Kor Armory (ZEN), Invading Spawn (ROE), Leveler’s Glory (ROE), and Rapid Fire (WWK). By the end of the day, only one shall remain to move on and challenge for the divisional banner and right to represent the Confereince in the finals!

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2
Jan
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2009-10 Precon Championships: Lauer Division (Part 1 of 2)

 

There’s a buzz in the air today as we begin our coverage of the 2009-10 Precon Championships: Lauer Division! With three divisions already decided, we’re down to the last one- the Lauer Division. As we work towards our ‘Final Four,’ we have just a few more rounds of grueling competition to get through to determine who will carry the banner as the Lauer Division’s champion, looking to take on Presence of Mind for the right to represent the Forsythe Conference in the finals!

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23
Dec
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2009-10 Precon Championships: Turian Division (Part 2 of 2)

Four decks will take the field at the start of today’s column. At the end, only one shall remain, having risen above them all to become the winner of the Turian Division, and primed for battle to claim the honour of representing the Forsythe Conference in the finals. Flyover tragically mulliganed itself out of contention. Unstable Terrain couldn’t withstand the Phyrexian menace. Garruk’s Deck fell to another surprising upset, leading some to wonder if the Duel Decks haven’t fallen under some sort of playoff curse considering their other showings. Finally, the Slivers were bombed out by a very engaged Metallic Dreams.

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19
Dec
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2009-2010 Precon Championships: Turian Division (Part 1 of 2)

Welcome back, sports fans of all ages, to our continuing coverage of the 2009-10 Precon Championships! With the Rosewater Conference now up for grabs between Magic 2010′s Eyes of Shadow and Rise of the Eldrazi’s Eldrazi Arisen, we pause there to turn our attention to the spectacle of the Forsythe Conference and the eight teams that make up the Turian Division. Let’s begin with a look at the matchups:

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13
Dec
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2009-10 Precon Championships: Tinsman Division (Part 2 of 2)

We’re marching towards a Rosewater Conference conclusion today, ready to crown the winner of the Tinsman Disivion. When last we left the arena, we’d cut the field of contenders in half. Upset or simply unable to overcome their opponent, Liliana’s Deck from the Duel Decks series, Zendikar’s Pumped Up, Magic 2010′s We Are Legion, and Wordwake’s Fangs of the Bloodchief were all sent to the showers, their shot at glory now decisively over.

That left a quartet of decks with one win beneath their belts, but they can hardly rest on their laurels! Today, three of them will be retired, leaving one deck and one deck alone to face off against Duels of the Planeswalker’s Eyes of Shadow for the right to represent the mighty and storied Rosewater Conference in the finals.

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7
Dec
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2009-2010 Precon Championships: Tinsman Division (Part 1 of 2)

 

Welcome back, fans of sport and competition, as we kick off our coverage of the 2009-10 Precon Championships- Tinsman Division! As you know, we’ve already crowned a Nagle Division winner, Eyes of Shadow, and now we’ll begin to determine who will face off against Liliana Vess for the right to represent the Rosewater Conference in the finals!

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3
Dec
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2009-10 Precon Championships: Nagle Division (Part 2 of 2)

 

And we’re back, sports fans, with the second half of our thrilling Nagle Division coverage! It’s been a stellar clash right out of the gate, with some early favourites getting short shrift from their upstart rivals, and some strong showings from dark horse contenders like Ears of the Elves and Eyes of Shadow. The Nagle Division was initially thought a little less deep in talent than the others by dint of the fact that all three Duels of the Planeswalkers decks ended up being drawn into this Division, but they’re keen to show what they can do!

These competitors are shuffled up and ready to go, so let’s not keep them waiting!

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29
Nov
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2009-2010 Precon Championships: Nagle Division (Part 1 of 2)

Today we kick off the Championship coverage with the Rosewater Conference and the eight decks of the Nagle Division! By the end of the day only half of these decks will still be in contention- the rest will have been sent home in ignominious defeat. Here’s the Nagle Division’s quadrant of the brackets once again:

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27
Nov
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2009-10 Precon Championships: The Introduction

Welcome card slingers and sports fans of all ages to the inaugural 2009-10 Preconstructed Deck Championships (or “Precons” for short). This past season has been a very busy time for Wizards, and we’re excited to have a crowded field of decks vying to see who will claim the honours of best in class. Although in future seasons we’ll be looking to anoint a champion at the end of September (right before Standard rotates), we’re just as excited now to throw them in the ring, and see which will be the last deck standing.

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