Even though the Vintage lists from the Eurovino5 tournament are now outdated due to the un-restrictions of Frantic Search and Gush, hope you enjoy the Top8 decklists from such a big event. Thanks (again) to Stinfo for his amazing work.
Due to the current Vintage metagame, that bores me to oblivion, I’m currently testing new stuff in order to find a balance between the fun and the win rate. If I’d play for winning I’d probably play Dredge. If I wouldn’t care about the fun then I’d probably play MUD. But since I’m somewhere in between those 2, I feel the need to do something!
You’ve seen me trying to design new stuff such as the Jacerator deck. A deck that, despite the fact that it isn’t played a lot, has achieved excellent results at mid/large tournaments around Europe. Jacerator is good because of the current metagame. Playing 4 Tarmogoyf maindeck plus a bunch of Nature’s Claim, Jace, the Mind Sculptor or Trygon Predator makes this deck a true “metagame deck”. Current Vintage metagame is so stuck that everywhere you go you’ll find the exact same decks. That’s what makes Jacerator good! Anyways, I’m not here to speak about Jacerator!
So, today I’m going to try to explain why Polymorph might be good in Vintage.
This is the final video of this interesting Vintage match between Rubén González (Storm City Bond) and José Luís Gallego (Tezz Oath). I hope you guys have enjoyed the videos! There’s many more to come as we’ll be attending lot more tournaments! The video, as usual, right after the break.
Xtreme Games held a Vintage tournament for a Time Walk and other nice prizes on 08-15-2010. After the 5 rounds of Swiss, then Quarterfinals, and then Semifinals, Jerome Yanchick (Team Empire) was left to battle Jimmy McCarthy (Team Serious, Team Meandeck) for a Time Walk. Jerome is pictured on the left piloting 5C ‘Empire’ Stax, and Jimmy is on the right piloting ‘Serious’ Bomberman. Check out the video of Game 1 after the jump!
We’ve finally reached the finals of the July’s LCV6 (Catalan Vintage League) and this time is José Luís Gallego who’s facing the revolutionary Storm City Bond from Rubén González. José Luís is playing an Oath deck featuring Tezz/Vault/Key. Will Oath be a better contender for Rubén than Albert’s Dark Tezz or Manuel’s Selkie Fish? Find it out after the break!
Thanks to the excellent work done by Roger Riera (aka gRR!!) we can enjoy, again, of this excellent metagame breakdown and decklists from the July’s LCV tournament.
The winner’s deck, named Storm City Bond by Rubén González, brings a new ray of light in this metagame filled with MUD/Fish/VaultKey/Oath/Dredge. If you haven’t had the chance to see the videos of Rubén playing SCB you can enjoy them at our Eternal Central TV.
[Maindeck]2 City of Brass (58)
1 Scalding Tarn
1 Polluted delta
2 Misty Rainforest
1 Flooded Strand
1 Tolarian Academy
2 Tropical Island
2 Underground Sea
2 Volcanic Island
1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sol Ring
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mana Vault
1 Senseis Divining Top
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Time Walk
1 Merchant Scroll
1 Mystical Tutor
1 Gifts Ungiven
1 Fact or Fiction
1 Hurkyls Recall
4 Force of Will
4 Mana Drain
1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
2 Ancient Grudge
1 Empty the Warrens
1 Wheel of Fortune
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Yawgmoths Will
1 Tendrils od Agony
[Sideboard]3 Ingot Chewer (12)
2 Relic of Progenitus
1 Tormods Crypt
2 Yixlid Jailer
The rest of the decklists, metagame breakdown, etc… after the break!
So here we are with the game 3 of this interesting semifinals of the past Catalan Vintage League between Rubén González and Albert Vila. In this game you’ll watch a lot of action, and some critical misplays that will determine the winner. The game, as usual, after the break.
Xtreme Games of Lindenhurst, IL (USA) hosted their monthly Vintage tournament this weekend (unsanctioned, like most in the USA). 20 people showed up to battle it out for the following prizes:
1st Place – Time Walk (Unlimited)
2nd Place – Mana Drain
3rd Place – $25
4th Place – $25
Jimmy McCarthy of Team Serious and Team MeanDeck went undefeated with Blue-White Bomberman to win the tournament, and to claim the Time Walk.
We know you are lovin’ it! No, no, I’m not talking about McDonald’s! Game 2 is available already and we can asure you it’s yet another great game with an incredible turn out. Who will become the winner of the second game? Rubén or Albert? Find it out after the break.
This is the first game of the semifinals of the July LCV6 (Catalan Vintage League) between Rubén González (Storm City Bond) and Albert Vila (Dark Tezz). We’ve seen Ruben pass through the quarterfinals without many troubles. This first game (after the break), is an intense game with multiple Yawgmoth’s Will, Tinkers and lot more. Hope you guys enjoy it!
While we make some time before the GENCON Legacy coverage begins, let us entertain you with the second game from the quarterfinals of the last Catalan Vintage League (LCV) between Manuel Navascues (Selkie Fish) and Rubén González (Storm City Bond).
We saw Rubén defeat Manuel on game 1 due to the mana screw that Manuel suffered on the early game. Game 2 long, intense and full of surprises. Are you gonna miss it? The video, as usual, right after the break.
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:
Starting today, we’ll be releasing the many videos we recorded during the Catalan Vintage League (LCV) last weekend in Badalona. The attendance to this tournament was of 50 players fighting for a Mint & Signed Beta Taiga among many other dual lands.
First match is between Rubén González with Storm City Bond and Manuel Navascues with Selkie Fish. The video and Ruben’s list, right after the break!
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.
Our partner from the french GT Team, Camille Brunel aka Deathknight, has shared his latest victory report at Game Center (Paris July 2010) with us at our forums. The tournament wasn’t specially big but what we like about the report is that he used a deck that is being discussed a lot on our forum boards: Jacerator.
Game 1 between Guillem Ragull and Guillermo Rodea (Repeal Tendrils VS Dredge) wasn’t that fascinating in the end. With Guillermo having a very strong hand plus a couple of nice dredges, he managed to win without many problems. What will Guillermo do against Guillem’s sideboard? Enjoy it right after the break.
The following video shows the first game from the match between Guillem Ragull and Guillermo Rodea during the semifinals of the 1st MTG BARATO Vintage Open. We know Guillem has a lot of hate cards on his sideboard ready for games 2 and 3 but, will he be able to defeat Guillermo’s Dredge on Game 1?
The final game of this amazing match between Guillem Ragull, playing Repeal Tendrils, and César Fernández, playing Solution. We saw César managing to win game 2 by slowing down Guillem’s game plan. Who’s going to move onto semifinals? The video, after the break.
Second game of this interesting match between Guillem Ragull and César Fernández. We saw Guillem defeat César in game 1 with no real opposition. Will César find a “solution” against Guillem’s storm? We hope you guys enjoy the video! (After the break)
During the weekend and the following week we’ll be publishing the videos that were recorded during the 1st MTG BARATO Vintage Open. We really hope you guys like it!
First quarterfinal match is between two excellent vintage players, Guillem Ragull and César Fernández. Guillem’s results speak for themselves as he’s achieving top8 after top8 in the LCV! And César is yet another excellent player from Madrid with a lot of tournament wins and top8’s at the LMV. The video? After the break!
Stinfo just sent us the information to yet another AWESOME tournament, the EUROVINO 5. Year after year, Eurovino and Bazaar of Moxen turn out to be the best Eternal parties around the world. Their prize structure, tournaments, people, possibilities, etc… make this kind of events a totally worth experience. If you want to know more about the EUROVINO 5 please click on the following link or the image displayed below.
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