October 16th 2015 FNM

Hello again my fellow Planeswalkers/Summoners. Officially finished the new standard deck so I was running that on friday, link to the list after this paragraph. I just want to preface this by saying my little brother did better than I did placement wise for prizing so good for him! Anyways onto the show!


Round 1 – Win in two vs B/U Ally Lifegain

Game 1 was pretty dang close. My opponent had me down to four life and had a wee army of small life link fliers. I managed to top deck two Retreat to Kazandu and gain four life on every landfall trigger. I pulled a combat trick in which I gave my beefy elementals reach with Atarka’s Command, and blocked the fliers.

Game 2 was pretty one sided in my favour. I just dropped Omnath, Locus of Rage on turn six and then dropped a literal mass of land, resulting in a flood of 5/5 elementals.

Round 2 – Win in two vs G/B Elves

My opponent was playing a combination of green and black elves. Both games went quite quickly in my favour with a Managorger Hydra on turn three. Those creatures alone got quickly out of control and managed to swing both rounds in my favour.

Round 3 – Loss in three vs G/B Aristocrats

Game one was quite a pity, when I had to mulligan to five due to lack of lands. I scooped on game one on turn three.

Game two was a completely different deal. I dropped two Managorgers Hydras early and they sat on board for a super long time. I swung with them once they were 12/12s and he tried to sack his board to gain all the life. Atarka’s Command was cast and I managed to pull out ahead and take game two.

Game three was off to a garbage start. I played Managorger, he killed it. I played Undergrowth Champion, he killed it. Everytime I played a creature he killed it. It was over fairly quickly.

Round 4 – Win in three vs Esper Control

Game one I got off to a rocket start with turn one Scythe Leopard, turn two Sword of the Animist, and turn three/four Undergrowth Champion. He didn’t hit a second black land and I just ran through.

Game two was more of a balanced play field. Didn’t hit many land, and he just controlled my board very well. GG.

Game three was very very very back and forth. He countered my creature and I killed his planeswalker. Got stuck on five land for a while and he just drew a bunch of cards. I finally hit my seventh land drop and dropped my clutch bombs. Gaea’s Revenge, 8/5 can’t be countered, haste, and can’t be targeted by nongreen spells and abilities. I was sure to only drop one at a time so that he couldn’t board wipe me. I continuously beat for eight every turn until he was finished.

All in all I had a 3-1 record, only dropping a round to aristocrats. If I had had a better game one and not had to mulligan to five, with a better opening hand I feel I could have taken the series. Managorger Hydra did super amounts of work on Friday, sometimes, this is how I see my opponents.

League talk time! I am the epitome of hype right now. With Fanatic’s insane 3-0 victory against China’s second seed Edward Gaming they secure their spot at the semi-finals in Brussels. This means that Fanatic will play whomever wins tomorrow out of the KOO Tigers and KT Rolster. KT Rolster came out of groups at 5-1 while KOO Tigers came out at 4-2. So it really could go either way. Regardless of this side of the bracket, it’s going to be the season three world champions SK Telecom T1 vs the last season challenger team Origen. I mean despite the fact that SK Telecom is undefeated, going 6-0 in the group stage, they are not invincible. The very first game of worlds was Europes H2K vs SKT, this game had H2K winning for the first 20 minutes until they made mistakes and SKT capitalized. So I can fully see Xpeke and the Origen squad taking a game or two off of SKT, but SKT is still going to win the series.

Anyways folks, until next time! Same some champions and sling some spells!


October 9th 2015 FNM

Hey all! My apologies for the lack of blog last week, ran into a snag with posting. Regardless, here we go!

So last night was a BFZ draft, I had completed my R/G standard deck but there were quite a few people for draft and one can never have too many cards.

So I park my butt next to my kid brother and am given my draft packs. He and I swap a pack and promise to open those last. The rest of the pod arrives and everyone takes a seat. First packs are opened and I begin sifting through the cards in front of me, “Meh, meh, meh…oh that’s Ulamog..WINDMILL SLAM!” I was surprised I was able to keep my composure. Second pack I opened…Desolation Twin…another windmill slam…So at this point I’ve basically drafted mono-blue eldrazi. In the last round of passing I came across two Herald of Kozilek which I promptly grabbed and threw into the deck. So I ended up with a blue heavy splash red eldrazi deck. Here is the list:


This deck treated me very well all night. The event went a total of three rounds, and I won all three rounds. I won all of those rounds in two. I was on a straight tear last night.

So now I’m going to go into League of Legends chatter. I’ve been following Worlds and will be discussing spoilers so you’ve officially been warned!

So I think it’s safe to say CLG real talk bombed out of group A. CLG started off well 2-1 before going into their full day of games. But on Thursday they really really dropped the ball. Going 0-3 for the day even dropping a game to PaiN is pretty brutal.

Group C went just as everyone thought it was going to go. SKTelecom T1 went 6-0 the entire group stage followed shortly by EDG. H2K hardly had a chance to fight back. They showed true promise in their very first game against SKT where Ryu solo killed Faker once or twice, but their poor judgement and team fights cost them that game and went 2-4 by the end of the group stage.

Group D just ended and all I can say is wow. TSM dropped all but one of their games ending at the bottom of their respective group. They just, never showed up to the hype. But let us not dwell on the past and look to the second place team coming out of group D. Origen, the third seed from Europe coming up pretty huge against LDG and TSM, and the only team in the group to take a game off of the first place team in their group KT Rolster. Good for Origen and best of luck!

Now I can only speculate on Group B as their final games are tomorrow. But the underdog story is real. Cloud 9, the third seed for North America is looking pretty dominating in their respective group. They are 3-0 with pretty decisive victories against AHQ E-Sports Club and Invictus Gaming. Their win against Fanatic was super close and was only one in an amazing team fight by C9 in which Balls on Darius scored a pentakill off of a dunk spree. Everyone was speculating that group B would be a three way race for first, but since C9 is 3-0 and the rest of the groups are 1-2 it appears to be a race for second. Fanatic really needs to pull up their socks and take a couple of games tomorrow. They had a pretty one sided win against Invictus and quite a devastating loss against AHQ. Fanatic really needs to channel the feelings of their region and pull it together if they want to accompany their EU and NA brethren in the bracket stages.

All in all, best of luck to C9, Fanatic and Origen. Regardless of whom wins you three teams are legendary.

Special recognition to Marcus ‘Dyrus’ Hill, the top laner for TSM who announced his retirement shortly before his games today. He has been the poster boy for getting camp and his sarcasm mixed with his mass amounts of dry humour always brought a happy tear to my eye. So in saying that here is a link to a Dyrustage.

Welp, that’s all she wrote ladies and gents! Hope y’all have a good thanksgiving and eat all the turkey!