2005-07 Precon Championships: Round 9 and the Leaderboard
This is it! At long last, the field has been narrowed from thirty-one decks to a final four. Ove the course of the 2005-07 season, we’ve seen decks from Ravnica Block, Coldsnap, Time Spiral Block, and Ninth Edition battle it out for the right to represent their randomly-seeded divisions in the semi-finals, all for the right for a shot at enduring glory as Champion.
The untested Rakdos Bloodsport fell to Sliver Evolution. Saud Jay Chong, “Love the removal of the Rakdos, but the creatures are so below the curve- and that’s after the hellbent boost.” Next we saw the last Ninth Edition holdout- Dead Again– take on Golgari Deathcreep. The Ravnican guild’s complete domination was foretold by Lia in saying, “It has answers to everything Dead Again has. It can ignore Underworld Dreams by dredging. It can slay a recurring Nightmare with a recurring Stinkweed Imp. Oh, and Dead Again’s removal is, well…dead again.”
When the Slivers and Golgari met in the final battle for the Lauer Division, it was a brutal match as both decks knew that to lose was to fail with the finish right before them. In the end, the Golgari showed impressive dominance and an unbending will to win, and claimed the right to represent their division this coming week-end.
Through it all, our Prediction League has keep right in the hunt, and to the end it looks like we’ve got a race on our hands! The predictors cleaned up this past week, and we saw a surge at the top of the table. Although gobias holds the lead, perfect guesses last week from stric9, tenthtechpriest, and Athena have all seen them gain ground. Here’s the table as it stands:
Of course, this coming Sunday is the Grand Final, with both semi-final matches being decided before moving to the big event. As such, it’s the last chance you’ll have to earn points if you’re competing in our Prediction League! Here are the three matches you’ll want to predict- the winner of each Conference, and the overall Champion.
Best of luck, everyone!