Round one of the third season of the Pauper Gauntlet is over and now the losers of that round face the threat of elimination in round two!
What is the Pauper Gauntlet?
All about the Pauper Gauntlet Season 03: http://mtgolibrary.blogspot.se/2015/11/the-pauper-gauntlet.html
All the deck lists: http://mtgolibrary.blogspot.se/2015/11/the-decks-of-pauper-gauntlet-s03.html
Round one is over!
If you read further than this, you will get results spoiled. That is probably why you are here, though.
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Ok, lets get into details.
These were the final matches of round one:
Elves took down Esper Control 2-0
Snow Go faced Bant Fog in a very skill intensive matchup. I am sure the more experienced pilot would win on either side. I was not the more experienced pilot and lost 0-2. In fact, this was the very first Pauper Gauntlet match ever that I was timed out and lost by the clock. Check out the video above if you want to be boooored
Tortured Toolbox lost to Domain 0-2
Land-o-derm defeated Encroaching Blight 2-0
Turbo Exhume defeated RB Madness 2-1
Evil Allies ran into a quitter
BUG Profilerators saw the worst misplay of the Gauntlet so far but then the opponent quit after winning the first duel.
78 matches played. The final score was 56-22.
Round two has started!
Any deck that loses in round two is eliminated from the Pauper Gauntlet (unless voted back by you, the readers, after round four).
Dragon Delve lost to RUG Tron and was eliminated from the Pauper Gauntlet despite being able to put a 11/9 flyer vigilance Gurmag Angler into play. Turns out that Fangren Marauder just gains too many life.
Sultai Delve defeats Izzet Wizards 2-0
Crocajund defeats Illusory Tricks 2-1. With so many people playing Tricks in the practice rooms I am starting to believe that people actually read magicgatheringstrat.com. Tricks was the runner-up in season one of the Pauper Gauntlet and is a deck brewed by my friend Bava.
UB Justice Control was defeated by Blue Bichinho (the flying blue swarm) 1-2
Burn defeats Sultai Exhume 2-0.
Cheaty Morph is defeated by Nightsky Mimic 0-2
Familiars defeat Azorius Control 2-0
1-land-spy ran into a control deck and could not go off. 0-2
Snow Go defeats Orzhov Removal 2-0
Tortured Toolbox defeats Mono Black 2-0
Rebel Grind defeats Boros Landfall 2-0
Eggs defeats Illusory Tricks 2-1
Goblin Storm Combo goes off against Abzan Lifegain and does 65 points of damage in one turn! The match ends 2-1 to the combo deck.
Mono Red Land Destruction is defeated by Selesnya Vigilance 0-2
MBC defeats Mono Blue 2-0
Seven matches remain in round two. So far we have lost the following five decks: Dragon Delve, UB Justice Control, Cheaty Morph, 1-land-spy and Mono Red Land Destruction. 73 decks remain in the Pauper Gauntlet S03.
Round two ends on December 22nd and round three will be going on over the Holidays and will be a 3 or 4 week round.
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