2010-11 Precon Championships: Round 2 and the Leaderboard
Welcome back to the midweek coverage of the 2010-11 Preconstructed Championships! This past weekend brought us some heated and furious action in the opening round of the Nagle Division as the first eight decks took to the field.
In the all-Dragon opener, Dragons defeated Scorch the World with Dragonfire, while the favoured Knights trounced the Mirrodin Besieged Intro Pack Battle Cries. This sets the stage for a Knights vs Dragons round two, each deck purpose-built to defeat the other. Who will earn victory’s favour and contest for the divisional banner?
Meanwhile, Deadspread staged a remarkable upset over fan-favourite Ravaging Swarm. Pregame predictions heavily favoured the Blue/Green infect and proliferate deck, but it was not to be. Deadspread’s going to keep its fortunes flying as it squares off against War of Attrition, the first Event Deck we’ve seen take the field. War of Attrition was the only deck to have every single reader choose it to win, and it didn’t disappoint. Fans of Deadspread will take heart that Devouring Skies at least pushed the match to three games, offering some small hope that the constructed-worthy Event Deck has some weaknesses that can be exploited.
After the first round, here is the prediction contest leaderboard!
As always, please let us know if there is a discrepancy below. This is but the first round of nine, so for those trailing behind or joining the party late, there is still plenty of time to catch up! Remember, a pair of Intro Packs are on the line- one from Magic 2012, and another from Innistrad!
Now for the Next Round
For those wanting to participate in the giveaway contest, you’ll find the next group of matches to predict here:
You’ll be making three predictions, meaning that three points are up for grabs (1 point per correct guess). Please predict the winner of each of the two matches featured above, then which of those two remaining decks you believe will win Game 25 and emerge as the winner of this season’s Nagle Division! If you’d like a little more background on each deck, we’ve linked them above for ease of reference.
The next round of exciting, full-tilt precon action goes up this Saturday, so all predictions will be accepted up to the moment before it posts. Good luck to all!