2007-08 Precon Championships: The Final Round and the Leaderboard
The moment has arrived! This weekend we see the exciting conclusion of the 2007-08 Preconstructed Championships, as a victor will be crowned and their name written into the Book of Legend. A hero of a different sort will be anointed as well, as one member of our Prediction League walks away with a treasure trove of prizes!
Up for grabs is a copy of Duel Decks: Sorin vs Tibalt, a Dragon’s Maze Fat Pack, a new Theme Deck from the 07-08 season, and a $30 gift certificate to Jimi’s webstore, Mind Games, Ltd. Quite a haul! The winner of the Prediction League gets to claim it as their just reward for their skill and fortune in picking the winners of each round. In the event of a tie for first, the winner will be chosen at random from amongst those tied for first.
This past weekend saw the conclusion of the Lauer Division’s clash. In the first tilt, Battalion bounced Elementals’ Path in three games. Said acollins1773, “Lords and solid removal that can hit non creature permanents. Battalion wins this match.” The League was almost deadlocked on this one, particularly given Path’s impressive performance against Mortal Coil in the previous round, but it wasn’t meant to be.
The next match wasn’t nearly as close. Merrow Riverways saw its chance to grasp the brass ring, and it climbed right over the back of Turnabout to do it. Most of the League called this one in favour of the fish. Said League-leader Triumph, “Card drawing, evasion, potentially infinite reinforcements late game, a trio of O-Rings – this definitely looks more solid than Turnabout.”
When it came time to decide between the two, there could only be one outcome. Merrow Riverways wasted little time in sending the Kithkin Soldiers packing, and didn’t lose a game to do it. Once the merfolk found their synergy engine- and they quickly did- Battalion could neither attack nor block profitably, and when that happens defeat is only a matter of time.
Several members of the Prediction League took all three points on the day. Congratulations are due to aaro79, acollins1773, Brad Hall, Karnival, and necrotyr. We were remiss last week and didn’t congratulate Grue and Athena for their perfect performances then, but they also deserve special recognition!
As you’ll recal from last week, Triumph became the first to break from the pack and claim sole ownership of the pole position, but thanks to aaro79’s perfect score this past week, we now have a two-way tie! With three points to play for, anything could happen. Here’s the updated leaderboard:
As always, should there be any discrepancies simply bring them to our attention and we’ll sort it out.
Finally, here’s the matches that lie ahead for this Sunday! If you’re participating in the Prediction League, just leave your picks in the comments below.
We’ll need the picks from Game 29, 30, and the Grand Final itself, Game 31. Best of luck to all!