Just saw this: https://www.cardtitan.com/test_page
I don't remember if these artists were from last year. Anyone knows?
EDIT: Hum... I really think I just leaked information from EW a few days in advance...
EDIT 2: they took it down already, I printed it but won't publish anywhere. Will just say that Vintage is Friday, together with Modern, which sucks.
@mike-noble I'm sorry I want to know the details of an event prior to it happening. I guess I'll go and fuck myself.
I mean I knew it was happening on that weekend a long time ago and booked rooms out of fear of a Steelers home game. I guess what additional details were needed for most people? I can see being pissed if they announced that Vintage would be on Thursday or something wacky but that hasn't happened. If the art on the playmat was the make or break for anybody they are going for the wrong reasons.
Edit: go fuck yourself
I have no idea if any of this hate is directed at me. Maybe I need to know before I can retribute any fucks given
But just wanted to make clear I don't care whatever single elim or Modern, etc. I'll be there anyway. Just don't like sharing one of the only Eternal events in the year with the most popular constructed format in the game, that has tons of tournaments and GPs every time. If that's something they had to do to keep the event relevant, that's alright with me though.
@mike-noble from my own admission of "play as much as possible" your analysis is correct (though I hope I don't get pummeled that much). I guess I just can't rationalize paying $20 to potentially play a single round.
One nit-picking detail about your model, there are only five vintage trials Thursday not seven. So it's $100 for 5-10 rounds (assuming it's impossible to get to round 3 and still register for every event).
Last year had Four 5-round Swiss events, and you could easily register and play in two to their entirety for $60.
@tittliewinks22 I did all that math and spreadsheet creation and didn’t even bother to look at the trial formats. Typical idiot me.
Edit: Now that I can properly read, the new trials setup might be due to space or staffing concerns with having a third format of players at the event, and one that is larger worldwide than the other two. Single elimination frees up seats and judges.