The entries have been finalized, the pairings have been made, so it’s finally time for T3’s first Magic 2014 tournament. And whether you’re participating or not, you can see the oh-so-glorious pairings here.
I broke my initial promise and extended the tournament to 128 players, allowing everyone to play round 1 with no byes. This way, almost everyone who signed up gets to compete, and even yours truly has a (mainly) spectating spot in the tournament. With 2^7 players, we’re sure to see some wicked competition!
Players will have until August 6th to complete their first round matches, though they’re certainly free to get through any other rounds ahead of schedule. Full tournament rules can be found on the Challonge bracket page, but certainly feel free to reach out to me with any other questions, either on Challonge or T3.
While I’m a little disappointed in the deck breakdown, I can’t say I’m surprised. Certain piles simply don’t have much going for them when it comes to competitive play. Want some proof? Tournament entrant Ancestral Visions is maintaining a deck matchup document that shows which picks kick more ass.
Regardless of the win percentages, here’s how decks turned out by registration volume:
- Avacyn’s Glory: 29 entries
- Chant of Mul Daya: 16 entries
- Deadwalkers: 19 entries
- Enter the Dracomancer: 3 entries
- Firewave: 11 entries
- Guardians of Light: 8 entries
- Masks of the Dimir: 12 entries
- Mind Maze: 20 entries
- Sliver Hive: 6 entries
No matter what deck you picked, I certainly wish you all the best of luck. But, even moreso than that, I wish you the best of get your goddamn games played and report them without starting a friggin’ incident.