2007-08 Precon Championships: Round 8 and the Leaderboard
We’re on the home stretch now, moving towards the conclusion of the Lauer Division before moving this competition to its exciting climax! Not only did we have furious precon action this past weekend, but we finally had a breakthrough in the Prediction League as well. With one reader now in pole position, will it go right down to the wire?
In the opener, Mortal Coil was trounced thanks to a surprisingly forceful performance from Lorwyn’s Elementals’ Path. Being comprised of five colours might often be mistaken for weakness, and indeed most threw their lot in with the Shadowmoor deck. “I’ve played lots of times against it,” cautioned Varo, it’s “more powerful than it seems.” Noted Triumph, “I know Elementals’ Path is a crazy mess…but I’m picking it to win. It’s got ramp, and the flexibility of Evoke, and I think it can shuffle off the slow-moving Mortal Coil.” Sure enough, the Elementals dusted their opponents in two straight.
Next was the fratricidal conflict between Kithkin decks, Kithkin Militia from Lorwyn and Battalion from Morningtide. Although the former had the edge in consistency thanks to being mono-coloured, Battalion took fuller advantage of its opportunities and powered its way to victory. Urged acollins1773, “Battalion might be two colored but it packs a much stronger punch with its soldier lords and has its own O-rings to answer its opponents. Take it home boys!”
In the day’s final action, Turnabout dumped Tenth Edition’s Molimo’s Might in a match that went to all three games. Many had expressed confidence in the mono-Green deck thanks to strong performances from Evincar’s Tyrrany and Cho-Manno’s Resolve in previous performances, but it was not to be. Molimo joins Kamahl and Arcanis in the showers. Err, wait…
When the dust settled, we at last saw one of our predictors break free from the leading pack and declare himself the frontrunner! Here’s the updated table, and as always please let us know of any discrepancies and we’ll be happy to take a look.
Now, on to this Saturday’s action! We have three matches on offer, and at the end of it we’ll have the Final Four decided! For those participating in the Prediction League, please leave your calls for the following matches in the comments below:
Will Triumph extend his lead and lay sole claim to the mighty prize awarded to the winner, $100 worth of Magic? Or will another nail their calls and edge past? We shall see!