2008-2009 Precon Championships: The Introduction
Last November, we ran the 2009-10 Preconstructed Deck Championships, which pitted that season’s crop of precons against one another through four Divisions, until the exciting series final left only one deck standing: Rise of the Eldrazi’s Eldrazi Arisen. A tremendous success, we’re already looking forward to the upcoming season this Autumn, but in the same vein we’re also wanting to go back in time to previous seasons and anoint winners there as well. Thus we are excited to announce the commencement of the 2008-09 Precon Championships!
For the 2008-09 season, we have a much-smaller pool to draw from as there was no Core Set or large-scale supplemental product release like the Duels of the Planeswalkers. As a result, most of the early brackets are byes. As before, seeding is completely random, and will use the same Conference/Division structure.
The Championship will be divided as follows. There are two Conferences, the Rosewater Conference and the Forsythe Conference. Each Conference is further divided into two divisions. In the Rosewater Conference, we have the Nagle and Tinsman Divisions. For the Forsythe Conference, you have the Turian and Lauer Divisions.
Although quieter than the year following, you still had a good number of products to choose from in the 2008-09 season. Alara block brought in fifteen decks, then you had two Duel Decks releases (Jace vs Chandra and Divine vs Demonic). This yields the following bracket array (click on it to expand):
As is customary, coverage will focus on each Division in turn, which we feel is far more easily followed than going from one full round to the next. We’ll give summaries up to the Final Four, when we’ll switch to the full match play-by-play we use for deck reviews.
And with that, we’re off! In our next piece we’ll begin with the Nagle Division. Think you can predict the winners? Post your thoughts in the comments!