2014-15 Precon Championships: Round 7 and the Leaderboard
The Turian Division is settled, with a champion deck from amongst the eight ready to take its place in the Final Four. It was also a rocky road for our predictors, as is often the case with the second “deciding” week in any division. It’s a challenge to predict the winner of four straight matches, but in the deciding week you don’t know which two decks it’s going to come down to. In an intriguing twist, two of our predictors even picked decks to win the division that they picked against in the first two matches, just to hedge bets.
In the first match, the Speed Duel Deck defeated the Will of the Masses Intro Pack from Magic 2015. Here’s Prediction League-leader Icehawk on the matchup:
The masses may beat out the speed, but it’s the duel deck. So I must stand by it, and I think it has a real shot at this. It’s got some wicked cards.
For the next match, it was a battle of Commander 2014 decks, as the mono-Blue Peer through Time trounced the mono-Green Guided by Nature. Peer was truly the dark-horse deck, as only three predictors tabbed it to advance.
The final was between Speed and Peer through Time, and Refresh_daemon had the right of it.
I still think the Commander decks can be too slow and Speed is even more aggressive than Unflinching Assault and while Guided by Nature might be the faster of the Commander decks, I think if it can get past Will of the Masses, it will also get past Guided by Nature and its somewhat similar game plan.
Here’s the updated table. It’s worth noting that I’ve performed a full audit of the results to date after a couple of errors, but please bring any discrepancies to my attention.
Here’s this week’s matchups, going up on Sunday on account of the delay.
Game One: Landslide Charge versis Abzan Siege, the Dragons of Tarkir Event Deck that advanced past the Fate Clash Pack Deck in the qualifying rounds.
Game Two: Two Intro Pack decks from Dragons of Tarkir
Game Three: A battle of Intro Pack decks from Fate Reforged and Dragons of Tarkir
Game Four: The last Commander 2014 deck faces off against Dragons of Tarkir’s Intro Pack
Best of luck to all predictors, please leave your predictions below!
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