2016 Asia Vintage Champs Results & Top 8 Decklists

Courtesy of Hareruya MTG (and translated by us for English speaking audiences), we are pleased to present to you the results of the recent 2016 Asian Vintage Champs, hosted by TokyoMTG. Players were qualified by regional qualifying tournaments, and any Magic Hall of Famers and previous Vintage Championship winners were invited to attend as well (a full list of participants can be found here). 22 players played 5 rounds of Swiss, with a cut to Top 8 playoff.

Top 8 Playoff Bracket

After the Swiss rounds the field was winnowed to this playoff bracket:
Quarterfinals
1 Pascal Wagner (Doomsday) vs. 8 Akira Iino (Forgemaster Workshops) – Akira Iino wins 2-0
4 Zenkyou Uesugi (4C Mentor Gush) vs. 5 Shuhei Nakamura (Salvagers Oath) – Shuhei Nakamura wins 2-0
2 Shota Yasooka (OmniOath) vs. 7 Hiromichi Ito (Ravager Aggro Workshops) – Hiromichi Ito wins 2-1
3 Susuma Morita (BUG) vs. 6 Stephen Menendian (PyroMentor Gush) – Stephen Menendian wins 2-0

One interesting thing of note in this bracket is that in the Top 8 Semifinals all four of the lower seeds won (presumably on the draw).

Semifinals
5 Shuhei Nakamura (Salvagers Oath) vs. 8 Akira Iino (Forgemaster Workshops) – Shuhei Nakamura wins 2-1
6 Stephen Menendian (PyroMentor Gush) vs. 7 Hiromichi Ito (Ravager Aggro Workshops) – Hiromichi Ito wins 2-1

Finals
5 Shuhei Nakamura (Salvagers Oath) vs. 7 Hiromichi Ito (Ravager Aggro Workshops) – Shuhei Nakamura wins 2-1

Top 8 Decklists, by final result

Salvagers

[Business] (35)
Force of Will
Mental Misstep
Flusterstorm
Ancient Grudge
Engineered Explosives
Pyrite Spellbomb
Preordain
Ponder
Brainstorm
Ancestral Recall
Time Walk
Dack Fayden
Jace, the Mind Sculptor
Treasure Cruise
Dig Through Time
Oath of Druids
Griselbrand
Auriok Salvagers

[/Business] (0)

[Mana Sources] (25)
Black Lotus
Mox Emerald
Mox Jet
Mox Pearl
Mox Ruby
Mox Sapphire
Sol Ring
Library of Alexandria
Forbidden Orchard
Flooded Strand
Polluted Delta
Tropical Island
Tundra
Volcanic Island

[/Mana Sources] (0)
[Sideboard] (15)
Tormod’s Crypt
Ravenous Trap
Mindbreak Trap
Pyroblast
Steel Sabotage
Ancient Grudge
Ray of Revelation
Balance[/Sideboard]

Ravager

[Business] (35)
Chalice of the Void
Thorn of Amethyst
Trinisphere
Tangle Wire
Crucible of Worlds
Umezawa’s Jitte
Sword of War and Peace
Hangarback Walker
Arcbound Ravager
Phyrexian Revoker
Porcelain Legionnaire
Lodestone Golem
Triskelion

[/Business] (0)

[Mana Sources] (25)
Black Lotus
Mox Emerald
Mox Jet
Mox Pearl
Mox Ruby
Mox Sapphire
Sol Ring
Tolarian Academy
Mishra’s Workshop
Ancient Tomb
Strip Mine
Wasteland
Mishra’s Factory
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth

[/Mana Sources] (0)
[Sideboard] (15)
Spine of Ish Sah
Dismember
Pithing Needle
Relic of Progenitus
Leyline of Sanctity[/Sideboard]

PyroMentor

[Business] (40)
Force of Will
Mental Misstep
Flusterstorm
Pyroblast
Lightning Bolt
Swords to Plowshares
Stony Silence
Mystical Tutor
Gush
Preordain
Ponder
Brainstorm
Ancestral Recall
Dack Fayden
Time Walk
Treasure Cruise
Dig Through Time
Young Pyromancer
Monastery Mentor

[/Business] (0)

[Mana Sources] (20)
Black Lotus
Mox Emerald
Mox Pearl
Mox Ruby
Mox Sapphire
Library of Alexandria
Scalding Tarn
Flooded Strand
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Tundra
Volcanic Island
Island
Strip Mine

[/Mana Sources] (0)
[Sideboard] (15)
Grafdigger’s Cage
Containment Priest
Wasteland
Ingot Chewer
Shattering Spree
Mountain
Swords to Plowshares
Wear // Tear[/Sideboard]

Forgemaster

[Business] (34)
Chalice of the Void
Sphere of Resistance
Thorn of Amethyst
Trinisphere
Tangle Wire
Crucible of Worlds
Staff of Nin
Phyrexian Revoker
Phyrexian Metamorph
Lodestone Golem
Kuldotha Forgemaster
Karn, Silver Golem
Steel Hellkite
Duplicant
Wurmcoil Engine
Sundering Titan

[/Business] (0)

[Mana Sources] (26)
Black Lotus
Mox Emerald
Mox Jet
Mox Pearl
Mox Ruby
Mox Sapphire
Mana Crypt
Sol Ring
Tolarian Academy
Mishra’s Workshop
Ancient Tomb
Strip Mine
Wasteland
City of Traitors
Cavern of Souls

[/Mana Sources] (0)
[Sideboard] (15)
Pithing Needle
Tormod’s Crypt
Grafdigger’s Cage
Witchbane Orb
Spine of Ish Sah
Dismember
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
Jester’s Cap
Razormane Masticore[/Sideboard]

Doomsday,

[Business] (42)
Force of Will
Misdirection
Mental Misstep
Flusterstorm
Thoughtseize
Duress
Rebuild
Gush
Gitaxian Probe
Preordain
Ponder
Brainstorm
Ancestral Recall
Time Walk
Night’s Whisper
Mystical Tutor
Vampiric Tutor
Demonic Tutor
Merchant Scroll
Doomsday
Fastbond
Tendrils of Agony
Laboratory Maniac
Yawgmoth’s Will

[/Business] (0)

[Mana Sources] (18)
Dark Ritual
Lotus Petal
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire
Polluted Delta
Flooded Strand
Misty Rainforest
Underground Sea
Tropical Island
Island

[/Mana Sources] (0)
[Sideboard] (15)
Hurkyl’s Recall
Nature’s Claim
Nihil Spellbomb
Steel Sabotage
Island
Mana Crypt
Mox Emerald
Grafdigger’s Cage
Dread of Night
Ravenous Trap[/Sideboard]

OmniOath,

[Business] (38)
Force of Will
Mental Misstep
Flusterstorm
Steel Sabotage
Thoughtseize
Preordain
Ponder
Brainstorm
Ancestral Recall
Time Walk
Jace, the Mind Sculptor
Treasure Cruise
Dig Through Time
Vampiric Tutor
Demonic Tutor
Oath of Druids
Show and Tell
Omniscience
Griselbrand
Emrakul, the Aeons Torn

[/Business] (0)

[Mana Sources] (22)
Black Lotus
Mox Emerald
Mox Jet
Mox Pearl
Mox Ruby
Mox Sapphire
Sol Ring
Library of Alexandria
Forbidden Orchard
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Underground Sea
Tropical Island
Island

[/Mana Sources] (0)
[Sideboard] (15)
Ravenous Trap
Leyline of the Void
Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
Nature’s Claim
Abrupt Decay
Steel Sabotage[/Sideboard]

BUG,

[Business] (38)
Force of Will
Mental Misstep
Flusterstorm
Abrupt Decay
Null Rod
Ponder
Brainstorm
Ancestral Recall
Time Walk
Sylvan Library
Demonic Tutor
Liliana of the Veil
Deathrite Shaman
Dark Confidant
Snapcaster Mage
Jace, Vryn’s Prodigy
Scavenging Ooze
Trygon Predator
Vendilion Clique

[/Business] (0)

[Mana Sources] (22)
Black Lotus
Mox Emerald
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire
Polluted Delta
Verdant Catacombs
Underground Sea
Tropical Island
Bayou
Strip Mine
Wasteland

[/Mana Sources] (0)
[Sideboard] (15)
Extirpate
Grafdigger’s Cage
Yixlid Jailer
Nature’s Claim
Dismember
Energy Flux
Engineered Plague
Misdirection
Mindbreak Trap[/Sideboard]

4C

[Business] (38)
Force of Will
Mental Misstep
Flusterstorm
Pyroblast
Mana Drain
Swords to Plowshares
Disenchant
Repeal
Gush
Preordain
Ponder
Brainstorm
Ancestral Recall
Time Walk
Sylvan Library
Dack Fayden
Jace, the Mind Sculptor
Treasure Cruise
Dig Through Time
Fastbond
Snapcaster Mage
Monastery Mentor
Dragonlord Ojutai

[/Business] (0)

[Mana Sources] (22)
Black Lotus
Mox Emerald
Mox Jet
Mox Pearl
Mox Ruby
Mox Sapphire
Library of Alexandria
Flooded Strand
Misty Rainforest
Scalding Tarn
Tundra
Tropical Island
Volcanic Island
Island
Strip Mine

[/Mana Sources] (0)
[Sideboard] (15)
Flusterstorm
Null Rod
Ancient Grudge
Steel Sabotage
Nature’s Claim
Abrupt Decay
Aegis of the Gods
Containment Priest
Grafdigger’s Cage
Rest in Peace
Supreme Verdict[/Sideboard]

Videos & Streaming

Here is the TokyoMTG stream, in Japanese, with announcers Kai Sawatari and NicoFromTokyo:

Here is the VSL rebroadcast, in English, with announcers Randy Buehler and Eric Froehlich:

Further links to coverage by Hareruya (in Japanese) can be found here. We’ll add YouTube video embeds to this post as they become available.

  • ImperialPieslice

    4 Kuldotha, not 8 Lodestones … you think people crying about 4 Lodestones is annoying, imagine 8.

  • ImperialPieslice

    Wow. This was a shit show. Oath player tapping Orchard as a Swamp from Urborg and not giving tokens. Like 30 times. This event was a joke with that stuff happening, he probably shouldn’t have won, he did it to two shop players.