Last month, we began a single elimination tournament with over 128 entrants. Competitors came from around the globe wielding all ten of Magic 2014’s deadly decks.
But as rounds progressed, players fell like Argovian flies. Soon, even I, the mighty WiNGSPANTT (helming Sliver Hive), was defeated. As the dust settled, angels could be seen soaring over the blood-stained battlefield because the first, second, and third place winners all played Avacyn’s Glory.
From the first round, this turbocharged deck pummeled lower-tier options like Firewave, Masks of the Dimir, and Chant of Mul Daya. That momentum continued for many (but not all) AG pilots all the way to the semifinals.
First, Mikel_liu defeated well-known Magic commentator IzDaisho and his Mind Maze deck into fourth place, leaving him prize-less (but still better off than 124 other entrants). Then, in the grand finals, Soulrver slayed Good_Will (who had originally eliminated me). I won’t pretend to have all the in-game details, but I assume a lot of humans and angels were on the battlefield.
Regardless of what you think about Avacyn’s Glory as a deck, you have to admit all of our top players did exceedingly well, trumping veteran strategists and dozens of bloodthirsty opponents. We’ll soon be shipping out their E3-inspired prizes, but until then – give up a round of applause!