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May 29, 2013

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2007-08 Precon Championships: The Final Round and the Leaderboard

by Dredd77

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:

Week 8 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.

Final Four 200708

We’ll need the picks from Game 29, 30, and the Grand Final itself, Game 31. Best of luck to all!

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23 Comments Post a comment
  1. Darksamus
    May 29 2013

    Game 29: goblins
    Game 30: merrow riverways
    Game 31: merrow riverways

    Reply
  2. May 29 2013

    I just have to put my chips on Evincar’s Tyranny facing off against Resolve in the big final, with, of course, the Evincar winning. Go team bad guys!

    Reply
  3. Icehawk
    May 29 2013

    Goblins.
    Merrow
    Merrow.

    Card advantage be crazy.

    Reply
  4. ledvdz
    May 29 2013

    29) Goblins.
    30) Merrow.
    31) Merrow.
    Hopefully something really crazy doesn’t happen with Ascendant Evincar…

    Reply
  5. Varo
    May 29 2013

    Game 29: Evincar’s Tiranny
    Game 30: Merrow riverways
    Game 31: Merrow riverways

    Reply
  6. desmond b
    May 29 2013

    29 :Evincar’s Tyranny
    30 :Cho Manno
    31 :Cho Manno

    Reply
  7. Brad Hall
    May 29 2013

    Game 29: Goblins
    Game 30: Merrow Riverways
    Game 31: Merrow Riverways

    Reply
  8. Jenesis
    May 29 2013

    29) Evincar’s Tyranny
    30) Cho-Manno’s Resolve
    31) Cho-Manno’s Resolve

    Reply
  9. May 29 2013

    29: Evencar’s Tyranny: this deck has clearly demonstrated that it is more than capable of blowing swarm Aggro decks. Removal, tutor, and a sweeper attached to a giant flying beat stick. Evencar takes it.

    30: Merrow Riverways: other decks armed with o-rings have gone up against Cho and lost. But where they failed Merrow will succeed. What those decks lacked was the raw card advantage to find their answers. Merrow has plenty of that to go around. I think it’s a long hard fight but Merrow pulls it out.

    31: Evencar’s Tyranny – I gotta say, I went back and forth on this one for a solid hour. Both are so solid at what they do and both have impressive card advantage. It all came down to what I find stronger, card draw or tutor. In the end, tutor wins the day. I think this will be the closest fight yet, but being able to grab what you want when you want is just too strong. Yay Evencar!

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  10. Jay Chong
    May 29 2013

    Evincar’s Tyranny
    Cho Manno
    Evincar’s Tyranny

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  11. Ooh, tough choices… Let’s say…

    29. Evincar’s Tyranny – Withstand the initial assault, find Crovax and the little gobbos will be sent home very unhappy.
    30. Merrow Riverways – Card draw, lifegain, and dueling O-rings will put the fishes in the final. Even the Cho-Manno+Pariah can’t stop losing to mill, where 40-card deck-size comes back to bite them.
    31. Merrow Riverways – I’m going with the merfolk, BUT they’ll have to play smart, and maybe be a bit lucky. This includes saving an O-ring should Crovax touch down (which will hurt if there are no reejeereys, but many of your non-token merfolk would still survive) and playing smart with Sygg to guard against removal of your key pieces.

    Looking forward to the matches!!
    -aaro79

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  12. mcc1701
    May 30 2013

    I’m going to go with my gut:
    Evincar
    Merrows
    Merrows

    Reply
  13. Game 29: Evincar smacked down the Elves, and I think he can beat their counterparts the Goblins too. Only with incredible speed (in two games!) could the Goblins win. I pick Evincar.

    Game 30: I underestimated Cho-Manno once before, but this time, I really mean it! 🙂 The Merrows have no power combo on the level of Cho/Pariah, but they have many little edges. I pick the Merrows.

    Game 31: Could easily go either way. Ultimately, I just like the Merrows more than mean old Evincar. I pick the Merrows as the champions of the 2007-2008 precons.

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  14. Grue
    May 30 2013

    Game 29 – Evincar’s Tyranny
    Game 30 – Cho-Manno’s Resolve
    Game 31 – Evincar’s Tyranny

    Reply
  15. signofzeta
    May 30 2013

    Goblins
    Merrow
    Merrow

    Reply
  16. ChrisBro.55
    May 31 2013

    G29: Evincar’s Tyranny
    G30: Merrow Riverways
    G31: Evincar’s Tyranny

    Reply
  17. May 31 2013

    Its time for an upset!
    29 – Goblins
    30 – Cho-Manno
    31 – Goblins

    Reply
    • Ah, so someone finally did bet on the Goblins! I salute you for your daring. 😉

      Reply
      • Jun 2 2013

        Thank you kind sir! Now we’ll see if those little red men can bring home the victory =]

        Reply
  18. spheniscine
    Jun 1 2013

    29: Evincar’s Tyranny
    30: Merrow Riverways
    31: Evincar’s Tyranny

    Reply
  19. 29: Evincar’s Tyranny
    30: Merrow Riverways
    31: Evincar’s Tyranny

    Reply
  20. Sparky
    Jun 1 2013

    29) Goblins
    30) Merrow Riverways
    31) Goblins

    Reply
  21. Karnival
    Jun 1 2013

    G29. Goblins G30. Merrow Riverways G31. Merrow Riverways

    Reply

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