Week one went off with nary a hitch. Some of you just got in under the wire, but I only had to give away one win do to lack of communication. We had two drops after the first week: Alcarin and ewoksrule opted out for time reasons. Thanks for joining up, guys, and you are always welcome back to future events!
Official MTGO League Events
As you’ve no doubt read by now, the “official” leagues have been pushed back into 2015 despite numerous promises in the past that they would launch in 2014. That makes us the only league in town right now, which is cool, but I have to say that I am personally really excited about the official leagues. They take everything that makes other TCGs more approachable in terms of time (I’m looking at you, Hearthstone and Solforge) and brings those elements into Magic. Being able to play one match in an event and then log off is HUGE. I can often find an hour to play Magic, but it is hard to find 2-3 hours at a stretch, which is the time required for any event, currently.
I want to send out a huge thanks to JorgeJacoh for donating to our Extra Life team and helping to enable prize support for this event. Thank you!
In case you missed it last week, I am guaranteeing at least $50 in prize support to the Top 3 if we meet our goal of $200 in donations to our Extra Life team. Donations go to local area children’s hospitals; in my case, Seattle Children’s Hospital. None of the money goes to us.
If you’re following the Standard Pauper competitive meta at all, you know that it keeps shifting, which is really exciting. A meta that moves from week to week is the definition of “not stale”, and it’s interesting to see decks that come up strong one week get trumped by evolving strategies the next.
Week Two Match-Ups
Yeah, yeah, I know this is what you’re here for. Skim the stuff up above, though. It’s worth reading!
Here are your match-ups for week two. Good luck, have fun!