Magic Online Community Cup Challenge 2009

Magic Online’s vibrant and vocal community has always been willing to challenge the MTGO team. Now, it is the MTGO team’s turn to challenge the community. We have put together this special fun-filled competition to celebrate this spirited relationship.

Will your community team reign triumphant?

Will the decks you helped build defeat R&D's tech?

Stay tuned for coverage of this competition where YOU could have prizes at stake!

You can also follow all of the action on twitter! Participants can be found on this twitter list.

EVENT COVERAGE

INFORMATION

Team Points
Community Team 398
Wizards Team 341

Zendikar Draft

3 2 1

100-Card Singleton Unified Constructed

4 3 2 1

Standard Unified Constructed

4 3 2 1

Invasion Draft

3 2 1

Thursday, 9:34 a.m. – Draft Pods

by Lee Sharpe

Pods are listed below. The community team's accounts all begin with "CC_". The other accounts are on the WotC team.

Pod 1:

  • WotC_Tolena
  • CC_Tweaker
  • Alexis_J
  • CC_bubba0077
  • Chris_K
  • CC_GamingAngelSam
  • Vincent_P
  • CC_Hamtastic

Pod 2:

  • CC_1M_Words
  • MaRo
  • G_Culp
  • CC_Danger
  • AdamD
  • CC_Spike
  • AaronF
  • CC_RandyBuehler

Thursday, 10:16 a.m. – Zendikar Draft Update

by Mike Gills

The first round of competition is taking place in the Zendikar draft. Randy Buehler has stepped in as a secret weapon to help the community team and managed to defeat Aaron Forsythe. So far the Wizards team is leading 4 match wins to 3.

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Randy Buehler helping the community team

Thursday, 11:43 a.m. – Zendikar Draft Update

by Mike Gills

At the end of two rounds, its still very close. Click on the rounds above to see ongoing results.

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As a non-sanctioned event, help is encouraged.
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Maro gets some help.

Thursday, 11:49 a.m. – Zendikar Draft Viewers

by Lee Sharpe

Want to see how each team drafted? Check out the draft viewers below:

Thursday, 1:35 p.m. - Interview with Alex Ullman

by Mike Gills

At the end of the 1st round, the community team is winning 59 to 58 points. This is partially due to Alex (aka Spike) being the only player to go 3-0 in the Zendikar draft. . We asked Alex a couple of questions after the draft ended.

As the only player to go 3-0 in the draft, how do you feel? It was unexpected and awesome!

Did you get a chance to practice Zendikar and the other formats much before this event? Not as much as I would like, mostly a few games here and there. Playing a lot of Pauper has helped me though as my decks are similar. It also helped me with drafting by learning the commons. My first pick in the draft was a common (though I ended up not playing it).

Who was your toughest opponent so far? Mark Rosewater. He is the only person to win a single game against me though you will notice that he had plenty of help from Aaron and Alexis and others.

How do you think the community team will do in the rest of the event? We only have to finish .500 the rest of the way out to win!

Thursday, 4:30 p.m. – Exciting 100 Card Singleton Stories!

by Lee Sharpe

In Round 1, the pairings saw fit to put Pro Tour Hall of Famers Mike Turian and Randy Buehler against one another. Turian got Summoning Trap in two games. One of them gave Turian a turn 2 Reveillark. Remember to be on the look out, or you may fall for one of Zendikar's traps!

In round 2, it was my turn to play Randy Buehler. His Stuffy Doll didn't bother me so much, because my Knight of the Holy Nimbus got through it anyway, thanks to its flanking ability. However, Randy played Guilty Conscience, which resulted in Stuff Doll damaging itself, then me, itself, then me, etc, until I was dead. How unfortunate! (Though I suppose it's fortunate to all of you...)

Meanwhile, Ryan Dhuse was playing GamingAngelSam. Down to 4 life, he gets an Earthcraft on the battlefield, which is extremely powerful when you have Wild Growth and Utopia Sprawl enchanting a Forest. He then tutored up Selesnya Guildmage, which allows him to make a bunch of Saprolings. Good enough? Well, he wasn't done yet! He follows that up on the following turn with Beastmaster Ascension and Eldrazi Monument. He swings with everything, and even though Sam's life total is 42, but this combo allowed Dhuse to get in for 50 damage and win the game!

Friday, 8:58 a.m. – Community 100 Card Singleton Decklists

by Lee Sharpe

These are the decklists the Community team used during the 100 Card Singleton portion of the event. The decks were subject to the unified deck construction rule, which means that the singleton restriction applied to all the decks on a team combined, not just each individual decklist.

CC_Danger

Enchantment (2)
1 Animate Dead 1 Necromancy
100 Cards
 

CC_bubba0077

 

CC_hamtastic

 

CC_Tweaker

Planeswalker (1)
1 Ajani Vengeant
Artifact (2)
1 Cursed Scroll 1 Lightning Greaves
Enchantment (1)
1 Rancor
100 Cards
 

cc_randybuehler

Planeswalker (1)
1 Tezzeret the Seeker
Tribal instant (1)
1 Faerie Trickery
100 Cards