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September 27, 2011

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2010-11 Precon Championships: Round 8 and the Leaderboard

by Dredd77

Week by week we’ve been closing in on the final battle to decide the 2010-11 Preconstructed Deck Champion, and this coming week-end we’ll have narrowed the field of 32 down to a final four. The Nagle. The Tinsman. The Turian. Three divisions have anointed their chosen who will represent them on the field of glory. All that’s left now is the Lauer.

Every step of the way the readers have made their predictions for our giveaway, and we’ve tallied the points earned from each correct guess. It’s a close race, with the leaders separated by a single game. This past weekend saw furious opening round Lauer action as the Infect & Defile Event Deck trounced Magic 2011’s Power of Prophecy. Less expected was Mirromancy’s handy defeat of Phyrexian Poison, the infect-themed Intro Pack from Scars of Mirrodin. While the Blue/Red spell-heavy deck was celebrating its victory, Elspeth dismantled the Golems of New Phyrexia’s Artful Destruction. And closing out the day was the hotly-contested matchup between M11’s Reign of Vampirism and the all-foil Premium Deck Series entrant, Fire & Lightning.

Our predictors were on it, though, correctly calling a superb 69% of the matches! As is custom, we’d like to extend specific congratulations to the perfect scoresheets of eeeka, fillip, and Marc Allie. Marc Allie actually warrants an extra call-out here, for this was his second perfect score in as many weeks, seeing him vault up the leaderboard after going 7-for-7. Two weeks ago he was firmly middle-of-the-pack, and now he’s a whisker shy of catching our leader. Still, Icehawk hasn’t made it easy, again guessing above the curve by picking three out of four matches correctly. And there’s still an entire pack just a couple of points shy of him, so the pressure’s on!

But all the easy weeks are gone, and it’s going to get harder from here. This coming weekend we have the divisional finals, where each predictor has to call two different games, then guess who wins the third. And next week, for the Finals, we’ll have the same format (two known matches, then the Final which is anyone’s guess). On the line is a prize package consisting of two Intro Packs- one each from M12 and Innistrad!

And so, here is this week’s leaderboard!

And finally we present this Saturday’s matches. As usual, kindly leave your predictions in the comments below. We’ll want predictions for Games 23 and 24, as well as which deck ultimately triumphs in the division (when the winner of each Game plays the other winner). Best of luck to all!

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19 Comments Post a comment
  1. Icehawk
    Sep 27 2011

    Infect & Defile.
    F&L.
    F&L.

    F&L’s odds dramatically increase if “Bohemian Rhapsody” is playing and setting the mood. 😛

    Reply
  2. Infect and Defile
    Fire and Lightning
    Fire and Lightning

    Reply
  3. Varo
    Sep 27 2011

    Game 23: Mirromancy (MBS)
    Game 24: Elspeth (DD)
    Winner: Elspeth (DD)

    Reply
  4. fillip
    Sep 27 2011

    game 23: Infect & Defile
    game 24: elspeth
    game 25: elspeth

    Reply
  5. Mirrormancy
    Fire and Lightning
    Fire and Lightning

    Reply
  6. Diennea
    Sep 27 2011

    I’m going with my feeling for this one!
    Mirromancy
    Fire & Lightning
    Mirromancy ultimate winner!

    Reply
  7. thewachman (Mr. Suitcase on MTGCast)
    Sep 27 2011

    I should probably try picking different than the leader to make up ground but that is not how I see is so I’m going:
    Infect and Defile
    Fire and Lightning
    Fire and Lightning

    Reply
  8. Jon S
    Sep 27 2011

    Ok here we go!

    1. infect and defile sorry Mirromancy your day is done.
    2. Elsebeth- Too many nights for f&L to fight
    Infect and defile for the win.

    Reply
  9. lightside
    Sep 27 2011

    23: Infect & Defile
    24: Fire & Lightning

    Lauer Champion: Infect & Defile

    I’m rooting for Team Ampersand!

    Reply
  10. ubr
    Sep 27 2011

    Game 23 – Infect & Defile
    Game 24 – Elspeth

    Champion : Infect & Defile

    Reply
  11. SilverFlash
    Sep 27 2011

    Infect and defile
    Elspeth
    Infect and defile

    Reply
  12. eeeka
    Sep 28 2011

    infect and defile
    elspeth
    infect and defile

    Reply
  13. Sep 28 2011

    Marc Allie here; thanks for the shout-out! Can’t believe I have been so lucky, er, I mean, brilliant in the ways of Magic. Ahem.

    I have to pick Infect and Defile, it’s just that much better. The other duel is tougher, but I think Elspeth will take too long to set up, and Fire and Lightning will prevail. The poison weenies, too, will get zapped into oblivion, so F&L to win that match as well.

    I guess I’ll be holding my pace with Icehawk this week. I hope he’s right, and I can make up for it next time!

    Reply
  14. Game 23: Infect & Defile
    Game 24: Elspeth
    Game 25: Infect & Defile

    Reply
  15. The Answer
    Sep 28 2011

    I’ve got to go with:
    23) Infect & Defile
    24) Fire & Lightning
    Champion:
    25) Fire & Lightning

    Hey Lightside, it looks like I’m on team ampersand aswell!

    Reply
  16. Sep 28 2011

    1. Mirromancy
    2. Fire and Lightning
    3. Fire and Lightning

    Reply
  17. MiniLuv
    Sep 30 2011

    Infect and Defile
    Fire and Lightning
    Fire and Lightning

    Reply
  18. errtu
    Sep 30 2011

    Just to be completely different from Icehawk, here’s my guesses:

    1. Mirromancy
    2. Elspeth
    3. Elspeth

    Now don’t let me down, you sexy knight errant! 😛

    Reply
  19. Tony
    Sep 30 2011

    23. Mirromancy
    24. Elspeth
    28. Elspeth

    Yes… Yes indeed

    Reply

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