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September 7, 2011

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2010-11 Precon Championships: Round 5 and the Leaderboard

by Dredd77

With the Tinsman Division having been settled last weekend, we’re about halfway done as we turn our attention next to the Forsythe. As before, we’ll return to the Rosewater Conference clash for our final Precon Playoff piece when the Champion is crowned. In a result that came as something of a surprise for many, Mirrodin Besieged’s Doom Inevitable managed to outlast its opponents and proliferate its way to victory. In doing so, it defeated New Phyrexia’s Feast of Flesh, which itself had triumphed in the opening round against an Archenemy deck and looked to be a strong contender.

Certainly our predictors had by and large expected a different result. The successful prediction rate this time was only 35%. To be fair, the weeks where a Division are divided have something of a curveball built into them. In most matches, both contestants are known. However, to get all three points a predictor must not only guess the outcomes of both lead-up matches, but then must choose which one they think will take it all. Pick wrong in the first two matches, and unless you hedge your own bets by choosing a third deck, you’re walking away empty-handed.

Still, three of our guessers snapped up all three points this week. Congratulations go to errtu, Michael Zhang, and Joshua for their solid performance! As you can see, this was especially critical for errtu, who is trailing the frontrunner by a single point. That frontrunner- Icehawk- still did well in picking two our of three matches, which was enough to keep him at the top. As in weeks past, his lead is by the slimmest of margins, and he’ll have to continue to keep a tight margin of error if he wants to end the Championships having won our giveaway!

As for the giveaway, for those new to the contest our top guesser will be claiming a prize package consisting of Intro Packs from both Magic 2012 and Innistrad. With the race half-run, it’s probably too late for any new readers to have a realistic shot at winning, but this format has proven so successful that we’ll likely look to repeat it for our next edition of the Precon Playoff next year. Feel free to jump in anyway and get your feet wet!

Now for the leaderboard, and this weekend’s matches in the Turian Division!

And here are the upcoming matches this Sunday. For your predictions, simply leave your calls for winner of each of the four in the comments below. As always, best of luck to everyone playing!

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26 Comments Post a comment
  1. Sep 7 2011

    Rot, Life, Breach, Tezz. Sure, why not.

    Reply
  2. fillip
    Sep 7 2011

    Rot from Within, Life For Death, Into The Breach, Tezzeret.

    Reply
  3. web8970
    Sep 7 2011

    Allright, here are my votes:
    * Rot from Within
    * Life for Death
    * Into the Breach
    * Tezzeret

    Due to obviously having missed a round, I won’t be able to catch up any more, but that won’t keep me from taking part and following the matches. Bring ’em on!

    Reply
  4. Rot from Within, Life for Death, Into the Breach, Tezzeret

    Reply
  5. Varo
    Sep 7 2011

    Here are my predictions this time:

    Game 9: Trample civilization underfoot (ARC)
    Game 10: Relic Breaker (SOM)
    Game 11: Into the breach (MBS-e)
    Game 12: Tezzeret (DD)

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  6. Joshua
    Sep 7 2011

    Trample, life, breach, stampede.

    Lol had to go back and read a review or two. Hope it helped.

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  7. Icehawk
    Sep 7 2011

    Rot
    Life for Death
    Breach
    Tezzy

    Hmm. Looks like most of us so far are on the same wavelength. Looking forward to see how accurate our guts are.

    Reply
  8. Rot From Within
    Life for Death
    Undead
    Tez

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  9. MiniLuv
    Sep 7 2011

    1) Rot from Within
    2) Life for Death
    3) Into the Breach
    4) Stampede of Beasts

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  10. Jon S
    Sep 7 2011

    Looking at the Decks themselves here’s what I figured
    1. Rot from Within – The archenemy deck is not consistant without its big cards.
    2.Relic Breaker-It delights in destroying artifacts and although I like Life for death as a deck, I think Relic breaker can kill its momentum for the win.
    3. Into the Breach- Arch enemy with out its big cards against an event deck? nah!
    4.Stampede of Beasts- I’m going with the low cost creatures as I have played the Tezzeret deck and it moves too slow.

    I’m hoping to catch IceHawk as the last round really took a toll on me. As it is we agree on two so hopefully that difference will be made up on the next round as well!

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  11. Tony
    Sep 7 2011

    9 – Rot from Within
    10 – Life for Death
    11 – Into the Breach
    12 – Tezzeret

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  12. eeeka
    Sep 7 2011

    9 : Rot from within
    10 : Life for death
    11 : into the breach
    12 : Tezzeret

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  13. lightside
    Sep 7 2011

    9: Rot from Within
    10: Relic Breaker
    11: Into the Breach
    12: Tezzeret

    Reply
  14. SilverFlash
    Sep 8 2011

    Rot from Within
    Life for Death
    Into the Breach
    Tezzeret

    Reply
  15. Rdn
    Sep 8 2011

    Let’s choose different:
    Trample Civilization Underfoot
    Relic Breaker
    Bring About the Undead Apocalypse
    Stampede of Beasts

    Reply
  16. Sep 8 2011

    Rot From Within
    Relic Breaker
    Undead apocalypse
    Tezzeret

    Reply
  17. ubr
    Sep 8 2011

    Game 09 – Rot from Within
    Game 10 – Relic Breaker
    Game 11 – Into the Breach
    Game 12 – Tezzeret

    Reply
  18. Sep 8 2011

    Rot from Within, Life for Death, Into the Breach, and Tezzeret!

    Reply
  19. Conrad
    Sep 8 2011

    Rot from Within
    Relic Breaker
    Into the Breach
    Tezzeret

    Reply
  20. Raspyn
    Sep 8 2011

    Rot from Within
    Life for Death
    Into the Breach
    Stampede of Beasts (I’ll go for the underdog on this one)

    Reply
  21. The Answer
    Sep 8 2011

    1) Rot From Within
    2) Death for Life
    3) Into the Breach
    4) Tezzeret

    Reply
  22. Game 9: Rot from Within
    Game 10: Relic Breaker
    Game 11: Into the Breach
    Game 12: Tezzeret

    Reply
  23. errtu
    Sep 9 2011

    1. Rot from Within
    2. Life for Death
    3. Into the Breach
    4. Stampede of Beasts

    Yeah, not Tez. It’s a very nice deck, but i think (hope) Stampede will get the better cards and burn some of the essential creatures like Steel Overseer or Master of Etherium, before delivering the final blow with an Overwhelming Stampede.

    Still not sure between Life for Death and Relic breaker though. I do think LfD is a bit faster and paying life instead of mana helps to play spells that otherwise would have to wait a turn.

    Reply
  24. Diennea
    Sep 9 2011

    I’ll say: Rot from within, relic breaker, into the breach and tezzeret.

    Reply
  25. thewachman (Mr. Suitcase on MTGCast)
    Sep 9 2011

    Rot from Within
    Life From Death
    Into the Breach
    Tezzeret

    Reply
  26. Sep 11 2011

    Rot from Within
    Relic Breaker
    Into the Breach
    Stampede of Beasts

    Reply

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