Instant Analysis – SCG Denver & Minneapolis $5K Legacy

The past two weekends have brought some of the biggest crowds for Legacy in the USA this summer, with 170 players in the SCG Minneapolis $5K Legacy this past weekend, and 125 players in the SCG Denver $5K Legacy tournament the weekend prior. As the post-Mystical Tutor world of Legacy develops we have seen Reanimator and Ad Nauseam combo neutered, but not completely dead, and plenty of other decks have sprung up to take their places in recent tournaments.

[Video]: LCL August – RAPTOR VS QUINTERO Top8 G3

After some days of publishing Vintage videos, it’s finally come the time to release some of the Legacy videos that were recorded during the last Catalan Legacy League (LCL) in Ripollet (near Barcelona). The following video shows the match between  2 of the most famous archenemies in the LCL: Manuel Gómez (Raptor) and Alberto Quintero. Tension, respect and a lot of action. Watch it and enjoy it right after the break.

Second Place With Belcher at GenCon Indy 2010 Legacy Champs

Matt Hazard of Team Serious recently finished second at the Legacy Champs event at GenCon. In the final game of the tournament he activated Goblin Charbelcher targeting his opponent to win the 2010 Legacy Championship, only to have his [CENSORED] Taiga revealed 5 cards down! Check out his decklist(s), thoughts, and full tournament report of how he got there after the jump!

Second with UBG Landstill in Legacy (Cambrils 8/08/2010)

Few days ago we heard from this Legacy tournament being held in Cambrils (about 100km from Barcelona) and organized by a couple of “oldies” that nowadays own a bar called “Rock Star“. The winner of the tournament would win 2 FBB Scrublands, the finalist 2 Revised Dual Lands and the semifinalists some Fetchlands. In the end, the turn out wasn’t that impressive (20+) and they decided to keep the prizes for the 1st and 2nd and remove the top4 fetchlands. Fair enough! (The entrance fee was 14€ and that included a HUGE sandwich and a drink).

The following report explains my tournament performance playing UBG Landstill and How I met GOD playing from the inside of Toni Calero’s body.

GenCon Indy 2010 Live Coverage!

As promised last weekend, we are running live coverage of the GenCon Indy 2010. We’ll try to gather as much information as possible about the Legacy and Vintage events as updates flow in, and of course, we’ll be featuring the live streaming from GGSlive.com.

The Legacy LIVE coverage should start around 17:00 CET


More information will be published after the break:

[Videos]: 7 GP Columbus Deck Techs

This past weekend we’ve seen many games by many different players. GP Columbus has been a great scenario for great Legacy matches. We’ve seen some great innovations, such as the UG Survival from Caleb Durward or the Show and Tell/Sneak Attack deck from Korey Age.

Thanks to the guys at Wizards of the coast, we’ve got to know some of the Deck techs explained by their pilots. After the break you’ll find the 7 Deck Techs they’ve published, including the amazingly cool UG Madness by Caleb Durward!.

EC Will Be Covering GenCon Indy 2010 Live!

GenCon Indy is probably the biggest nerd/freak/whateveryouwannacallit event of the year. It concentrates everything that is related with gaming in 4 days. Magic: The Gathering is of course represented during those days and, here at Eternal Central, we’ll be covering it the best way we know.

GenCon is only a week away, and the events that we are interested on and will be doing live streaming from are basically the Vintage and Legacy Championships. You can read about these two events right after the break.

Grand Prix Columbus & LCV Coverage + News

As you guys might already know, this weekend is going to be a really exciting weekend for anyone who loves the Eternal formats. First of all, the 2nd Legacy Grand Prix of 2010 is being held in Columbus (USA). And then tomorrow we also have, even if it’s not as relevant as a GP, the monthly tournament of the Catalan Vintage League (LCV) in Badalona.

Here at Eternal Central we’ll try to provide you with the best coverage we can. We can’t promise a lot but we’ll try to keep you updated with news, pictures and such. We had 2 members of the EC staff attending to the GP but one of them won’t be able to make it. Hopefully we’ll get enough info coming from the battlefield to keep you guys entertained.

On the other hand, I’ll be playing the LCV tournament and I’ll do my best to cover what’s going on in there as well. I’ll be carrying my video camera, so you guys should expect a lot of new videos being published soon!

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals Champion
1 Tomoharu Saito Tomoharu Saito (2-1)
8 Brad Nelson Tomoharu Saito (2-1)
4 Caleb Durward Caleb Durward (2-0) Tomoharu Saito (2-0)
5 Bryant Cook
2 Tom Martell Tom Martell (2-0)
7 Korey Age Tom Martell (2-0)
3 Jason Ford Jason Ford (2-0)
6 Chris Gosselin

Congratulations to Tomoharu Saito for the win at 2010’s GP Columbus!

Decklists and other info, after the break!