2014-15 Precon Championships: Final Round and the Leaderboard
And we’re here! Eight weeks and four divisions concluded, with the Grand Final in our sights. There are just three matches left to play. Three matches before we crown a Champion for the 2014-15 season, three matches before a winner of the Prediction League is declared and one of our readers walks away with a prize package filled with boosters.
In the first match this past weekend, Landslide Charge, the Event Deck from Dragons of Tarkir, trounced out an Intro Pack from the same set. Relentless Rush was left in the dust, as predicted by the majority of our Predictors. Only three went for the upset, but the majority were not disappointed.
Westbrook57 summed it up perfectly and succinctly, stating
It’s an event deck.
That may not have made all of the difference here, but it certainly made up most of it.
Next up was Fate Reforged’s Grave Advantage versus the Commander 2014 deck, Sworn to Darkness. All but one Predictor tabbed the Commander deck to get the job done, and here, too, the favorite prevailed. You can count Scott_Mazurek as one who overlooked them initially, but came around to the strength of the mono-colored build.
Commander decks have put up some solid numbers and I’ve paid the price a few times betting against them.
Jeskai angel dug a little deeper into the tactical matchup, declaring
Grave Advantage is a slow, durdly, controlling deck that wants to clog up the game until hitting an amazing bomb (Hornet Queen or Archfiend). It’s problem is that Sworn to Darkness can durdle + play bombs so much better. Sworn will win.
But the Divisional Final… now THAT was a true curveball for the Predictors! Only three backed Sworn to Darkness to go all the way, including league-leader Icehawk.
The Darkness (Cue Kansas.) isn’t hampered by finding teh colors it needs like the tri-colored edh decks. I’ve mentioned it before. It makes a huge difference, and with how they’ve preformed, it shows. Its time one of the Commander decks takes the crown. Who better than darkness incarnate?
Special mention to Icehawk and Ubur for going 3-for-3 on the predictions here in the clutch!
Of course, there are three more points up for grabs, and nothing is ever certain at this stage of the game. Here’s the Standings table, and as always please let us know of any discrepancies.
And here are your final three picks!
Game One: Kiora (Duel Decks: Elspeth vs Kiora) vs Power and Profit (Fate Reforged Clash Pack)
Game Two: Speed (Duel Decks: Speed vs Cunning) versus Sworn to Darkness (Commander 2014)
GRAND FINAL: Winner of Game One versus Winner of Game Two
Best of luck, everyone, and we’ll see you on the other side!