The entries have been finalized, the pairings have been made, so it’s finally time for T3’s second Magic 2014 tournament. And whether you’re participating or not, you can see the oh-so-glorious pairings here.
Our tournament will include 48 players, giving us one round of even byes straight down the middle. This way, almost everyone who signed up gets to compete, and the overall pairings chart should be fairly easy to read.
Players will have until October 11th 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.
This time around, it looks like DLC decks are taking the spotlight. Dodge and Burn and Lords of Darkness are up there near Avacyn’s Glory in popularity, with a few entries for Elves, Samurai, and Bant as well. After that, Deadwalkers and Chant of Mul Daya are the most popular… probably because they’re smart metagame picks against the removal-heavy DLC decks. Mind Maze and a few other stragglers make an appearance near the bottom.
There’s no representation for Slivers, Dimir, or Dragons… but this shouldn’t really surprise anyone. Dracomancer is terrible, Dimir just didn’t cut it last tournament, and I did a splendid job of sinking the Sliver Hive.
Regardless of how things turn out, here’s how deck variety looks:
- Avacyn’s Glory: 8 entries
- Chant of Mul Daya: 5 entries
- Dodge and Burn: 9 entries
- Deadwalkers: 5 entries
- Firewave: 1 entry
- Guardians of Light: 1 entry
- Hall of Champions: 4 entries
- Hunter’s Strength: 2 entries
- Lords of Darkness: 7 entries
- Mind Maze: 4 entries
- Sylvan Might: 2 entries
- Sword of the Samurai: 3 entries
As the tournament progresses, you can track individual deck performance here!
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.
Yes, I used the same line twice.