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December 4, 2012

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2011-12 Precon Championships: We Have a Winner

by Dredd77

It’s been an exciting past couple of months with the Preconstructed Championships, but in the end there can be only one… or can there?

As many predicted, Hold the Line barnstormed its way to victory, shouldering past Spectral Legions before delivering the knockout blow to the hapless Mystical Might. Credit must surely be due to several members of our Prediction League who took all three points on the day: necrotyr, DomaDragoon, and errtu. Well done!

This is the fifth season of the Preconstructed Deck Championships to date, and the feature just gets more exciting each time for us. A year ago, the Precition League came into being, and Icehawk became our inaugural winner with 20 points throughout the competition. With our Autumn series always featuring the most up-to-date season of precons, our ‘Spring Classic’ goes back in time to a season from Magic’s past. Last March we visited the 2005-07 Season, home to decks from Time Spiral and Ravnica: City of Guilds. Gobias turned in an impressive performance, claiming as many points as Icehawk had- but with one less match to do it (there was a bye).

This time around, that record has been retired. While this takes no glory off the accomplishments of the previous winners in any way, it nevertheless presents a high bar for future aspiring record-holders. And in another wrinkle, we have not one, but two winners!

It was after Round 3 (the third week of the competition) that Jenesis and Euphet16 climbed to the top of the Prediction League table, though at the time they had three others tied in pole position. Two weeks later, Euphet16 had slipped a point, giving Jenesis the top of the table all to herself. Although Euphet16 never left her heels, Jenesis was able to put an extra point between the two after the seventh week, but while Jenesis displayed a commanding insight that kept her at the top Euphet16 never gave up. When Spiraling Doom let Jenesis down at the end, it let Euphet16 draw level. That’s right…it’s a tie!

Final Leaderboard

Unfortunately, when it comes to the Prize Package, we’ve only got one to give away. We paid a visit to our friends over at random.org, and with their help we were able to determine a winner through the vagaries of chance and fortune. Congratulations, Jenesis, you’re the winner of our prize package! Don’t worry, Euphet16, you get eternal glory as co-winner of this year’s Prediction League, and we’ve got a lovely consolation prize in mind for you so that you don’t walk away empty-handed. Congratulations and well-played the both of you, we’ll be in touch.

Thanks to everyone who participated this season. We’re already looking forward to the next one in March. Which sets will it be? We’ve got a pretty good idea…

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13 Comments Post a comment
  1. Dec 4 2012

    Congratulations to Jenesis on winning the prize pack. To a certain extent justice is served, because I did base my last couple rounds of predictions based on her predictions.

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    • Jenesis
      Dec 4 2012

      Congratulations to you too!

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  2. outhouseinferno
    Dec 4 2012

    I passed the old points record too? Whoa.

    congrats Jenesis and Euphet. I blame my point difference on my fascination with Duel Decks (I think I voted for every one of them in each of the openers)

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  3. Varo
    Dec 4 2012

    Congratulations for both! It’s nice to have precon championships from time to time 🙂

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  4. Icehawk7
    Dec 4 2012

    Congrats!

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  5. Grue
    Dec 4 2012

    Congratulations!

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  6. mcc1701
    Dec 4 2012

    I really enjoyed this, but a few things I would like to see:

    Match deck types: Event decks trumping commander decks isn’t as fun as event deck vs event, intro vs intro, etc.

    More matches: If not for all then for higher brackets. IE when there are 4 decks competing give them 5 matches instead of 3.

    A loser bracket: Those who get knocked out early enter a sub-bracket, ending with 1-2 decks that get reinjected into the main brackets. I know there were a few early knock-outs I would like to see more of.

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  7. DomaDragoon
    Dec 5 2012

    Congratulations to everyone. It’s always fun to see these events.

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  8. Dec 5 2012

    I totally would have won if some of those matches had gone my way… Great jobs guys! The pre-con finals are the highlight of the year. Great memories.

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  9. Jon S
    Dec 6 2012

    Good Job to the Two winners! Looking forward to the next round next spring!

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  10. Dec 6 2012

    Congrats!

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  11. Spariks
    Jun 10 2013

    Hey this pre-constructed scene seems pretty cool, how does one get into these tournaments?

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    • Jun 10 2013

      Thanks for your interest! We hold them twice a year, in the Spring and in Autumn. We’ll always post a “Coming Soon…” post a few weeks before it begins, then the initial article announcing the competition goes up. There’s no formal sign-up process, you just leave comments on each prediction thread with your picks and you’re in!

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