First, the competitors:
That's a lot of competitors! Officially, everyone had an eight-person team, although there may have been deviations from that. For teams that were below eight people, there were extra competitors to add in. Everybody was split into twelve draft pods (Azorius, Izzet, Rakdos, Golgari, Selesnya, Orzhov, Dimir, Gruul, Boros, Simic, Pirate, and Ninja) and they participated in a three-round Gatecrash draft.
The play area was decked out with guild banners, on the theory that we have plenty of them around the office, so why not use them?
Sadly, the play area wasn't big enough, so competitors had to roam around the lobby of the building.
Kevin Doo of Team Xbox Live came equipped with Garruk-themed war paint. He also went 3–0 on the night and was joined by eleven others:
|Players Who Went 3-0||Team|
|Kevin Doo||Xbox Live|
|Lucas Scotta||Xbox Live|
|Travis Webb||Xbox Live|
|Alex Loret de Mola||Bungie|
|Michael Mackend||Signal Studios|
|Jonathon Junker||Airtight Games|
|Stevn Stadnicki||Airtight Games|
|Sean Wissler||5th Cell|
And after two rounds of play, his team was in the lead!
In fact, the XBox Live team won! Here's how they did it:
|Team||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||TOTAL|
|Wizards of the Coast||18||9||15||42|
|343 Industries - Microsoft Studios||6||9||6||21|
Their prize was this handsome Garruk Trophy.
They'll bring back the trophy for the next Rumble, possibly with a few modifications. All the other teams were rewarded with a can of silly string. So here's the awards ceremony:
We're not sure when the next Game Dev Rumble is going to be, but we're pretty sure we don't want to wait too long. To follow the action, watch for the #MTGRumble hashtag to light up again!