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September 13, 2011

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2010-11 Precon Championships: Round 6 and the Leaderboard

by Dredd77

This past weekend saw us kick off the Turian Division in the Forsythe Conference, and it showed once again that you can never count any deck out. Our predictors did a great job this week, with a 61% accuracy rating- the highest in the competition so far. Still, the round was not without its share of upset. Nearly everyone guessed that the brutal Event Deck Rot from Within was going to dispatch Trample Civilization Underfoot- though the brutality with which it did so surely caught even this commentator by surprise. Most also rightly tabbed Tezzeret to prevail over Magic 2011’s Stampede of Beasts, making this a very black day for Green fat. And while it was a bit more divided, we still had a majority of predictors feel that New Phyrexia’s Life for Death would carry the day against Scars of Mirrodin’s Relic Breaker, and they weren’t disappointed.

The last match, however, was the kind upon which fortunes are wagered and lost. All but a few had every confidence in Into the Breach- the mono-Red Event Deck from Mirrodin Besieged- to put Archenemy’s Bring About the Undead Apocalypse to a final, blissful slumber… but it was not to be. In a match that went all three games, Apocalypse shocked the spectators with a remarkable triumph fueled by some slick graveyard recursion.

For the monkeywrench that this threw into our predictors’ best-laid plans, there was one who did manage to call all four matches this week. Hats off to nathan_shipley for a clutch performance that puts him right near the front of the pack. Remember, it’s not just bragging rights that are in play- the winner of the contest at its conclusion (the predictor with the most right guesses) wins a gift package consisting of an Innistrad and a Magic 2012 Intro Pack! We still have more rounds to go, but the ongoing narrative is this: who- if anyone- will be the one to dethrone Icehawk?  Icehawk jumped out to a lead in the opening week and has never looked back. This week he managed to extend his lead by one more point, giving him a little more breathing room at the top, but it’s far from over and anything can happen.

Here’s the updated leaderboard:

With that in mind, let’s next present this coming Saturday’s matches. This being the next round of the Turian, of course, that means there are only three points up for grabs this time. Please leave a comment with your predictions for who will win Games 21 and 22, and then who will win the third match when the winners of the first two games square off against each other!

If you’d like a little more background on the decks, you might check out their reviews in our archives or decklists on the mothership. Best of luck to all participants, and we’ll be back with more exciting playoff action this Saturday!

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29 Comments Post a comment
  1. thewachman (Mr. Suitcase on MTGCast)
    Sep 13 2011

    Life from Death
    Tezzeret
    First game winners

    Tezzeret
    Wins between the two.

    Reply
  2. Sep 13 2011

    Rot from Within
    Tezzeret
    Rot from Within

    Reply
  3. Rot from Within
    Tezzeret
    Tezzeret

    Reply
  4. Jon S
    Sep 13 2011

    I’m working to come back into this!

    First match Life for Death

    Second match Tezzeret!

    Final match Life for Death! Go team!!!

    Reply
  5. Diennea
    Sep 13 2011

    I’ll say Rot from within, Undead Apocalypse and again Rot from Within in the final match. Of course there are lot of chance that I’ll be proved wrong looking at my position 😀

    Reply
  6. Icehawk
    Sep 13 2011

    Rot.
    Tezzy.
    Tezzy.

    Reply
  7. web8970
    Sep 13 2011

    My votes are:
    * Rot from Within
    * Tezzeret

    Reply
    • web8970
      Sep 14 2011

      Thanks for the Reminder, Ertai, I must have forgotten to place my hint for the finals … so there it is:
      –> Rot from Within <–

      Reply
  8. fillip
    Sep 13 2011

    – Rot From Within
    -Tezzeret
    And final match:
    Rot From Within

    Reply
  9. lightside
    Sep 13 2011

    Rot from Within
    Undead Apocalypse

    Rot from Within!

    Reply
  10. Icehawk
    Sep 13 2011

    Strange. Don’t see my post from earlier. Anyway:

    Rot.
    Tezzy.
    Tezzy.

    No reason, but I just like Tezzy more than Rot. Go blue!

    Reply
  11. eeeka
    Sep 13 2011

    Rot from within
    Tezzeret
    Rot from within
    Go infect…

    Reply
  12. Prophylaxis
    Sep 13 2011

    Rot From Within
    Undead Apocalypse
    Undead Apocalypse

    Reply
  13. Conrad
    Sep 13 2011

    Rot from Within
    Tezzeret
    Rot from Within

    Reply
  14. Game 21: Rot from Within
    Game 22: Bring About the Undead Apocalypse
    Winner: Rot from Within

    Reply
  15. Werekill
    Sep 13 2011

    No Werekill rankings? I’m Lamenting, Ertai crew. 😦

    Reply
    • Sep 17 2011

      😀 That might be just a few stats too many. As it is we have to wrestle with spreadsheets, brackets, and everything else. Still, it’s all for the cause!

      Reply
  16. SilverFlash
    Sep 14 2011

    Rot from within
    Undead apocalypse
    Winner: rot from within

    Reply
  17. Joshua
    Sep 14 2011

    Life for death

    Tezzz

    Tezz

    Reply
  18. Joshua
    Sep 14 2011

    On a second note thank you for doing all of this.

    Reply
    • Sep 17 2011

      You’re welcome, hopefully we’re making it as fun for you as it is for us!

      Reply
  19. errtu
    Sep 14 2011

    Okay, here goes:

    1. Rot from Within
    2. Tezzeret
    3. Rot from Within

    Reply
  20. Sep 14 2011

    Rot, Undead, Rot.

    Reply
  21. Sep 14 2011

    Rot, Undead, Undead.

    Reply
  22. ubr
    Sep 14 2011

    Game 21 – Rot from Within
    Game 22 – Tezzeret

    Winner – Rot from Within

    Reply
  23. Varo
    Sep 14 2011

    Game 21 : Rot from Within
    Game 22 : Tezzeret

    Winner: Rot from Within

    Reply
  24. Rot
    Undead
    Rot

    come on sweep!

    Reply
  25. MiniLuv
    Sep 15 2011

    1) Rot
    2) Tezz

    3) Tezz

    Reply
  26. Tony
    Sep 15 2011

    21 – Rot from Within
    22 – Bring about the Undead Apocalypse
    27 – Rot from Within

    Reply

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