Greetings from the virtual realm! Since no one's allowed to interact in person, we decided to host a Team Serious Invitational online with (hopefully) similar amounts of fun, camaraderie, and drinking.

On Friday, to kick things off, I hosted MTG Pub Quiz covering Magic: The Gathering trivia of all kinds, including movies with Magic card titles, remembering 1993, and drinking with Team Serious. A fun time was had by all, and congratulations to jonhammack (Jon Hammack), gloriouswolfman (Kaleb Woodward), and angui_82 (Fernando Anguiano) for a commanding 62 to 50 to 49 to 47 victory. They started hot in the Magic category and even identified a random drink I pulled from Jaco's Twitter feed by name!

On Saturday, we opened the tournament. We had 24 players representing at least six countries, five rounds of Swiss, and a cut to top eight. Plenty of companions throughout the event, including seven in the knockout rounds, one deck alternating between two of them. It looked hairy as we had thought playing the entire tournament via webcam in Discord would work, but five minutes into the event Discord had other ideas. Players were quick to react and we soon had games proceeding in Discord DMs, over Zoom, and even through Cockatrice.

In the end, Zias won using Shops Vines and no companion. Thanks to everyone who played, especially those in different time zones, and congratulations to the finalists. Thanks especially to Brass Man for the inspiration, as well as for hosting and commenting from his stream. Thanks also to Jimmy McCarthy, Jerry Yang, Tyler Etters, and others for helping players figure out their webcam setups and other options.

If you want to watch the coverage, it's available on Twitch from Brass Man!

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1. Zias (Greg Hughes) - Shops Vines
2 Wasteland
4 Serum Powder
1 Chalice of the Void
4 Bazaar of Baghdad
4 Mishra's Workshop
4 Hollow One
4 Stonecoil Serpent
4 Ancient Tomb
1 Black Lotus
4 Walking Ballista
4 Vengevine
2 Petrified Field
4 Null Rod
4 Bridge from Below
1 Strip Mine
4 Leyline of the Void
1 Thorn of Amethyst
2 Sphere of Resistance
2 Once Upon a Time
4 Squee, Goblin Nabob

Sideboard
4 Leyline of Sanctity
2 Wasteland
3 Phyrexian Revoker
2 Sphere of Resistance
1 Ghost Quarter
2 Crucible of Worlds
1 Petrified Field

2. gloriouswolfman (Kaleb Woodward) - Lurrus BUG Delver
1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Emerald
1 Flusterstorm
1 Brainstorm
1 Unearth
1 Ponder
1 Dead Weight
1 Abrupt Decay
1 Assassin's Trophy
1 Gitaxian Probe
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Spell Pierce
1 Treasure Cruise
1 Mental Misstep
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Force of Negation
2 Daze
2 Mishra's Bauble
2 Preordain
4 Force of Will
1 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy
2 Collector Ouphe
2 Snapcaster Mage
2 Tarmogoyf
4 Delver of Secrets
4 Deathrite Shaman
1 Strip Mine
1 Bayou
2 Polluted Delta
2 Flooded Strand
2 Misty Rainforest
2 Wasteland
3 Underground Sea
3 Tropical Island

Sideboard
2 Veil of Summer
1 Lurrus of the Dream-Den
1 Fatal Push
1 The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
1 Mindbreak Trap
1 Ravenous Trap
1 Surgical Extraction
1 Tormod's Crypt
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Yixlid Jailer
2 Force of Vigor
1 Abrupt Decay
1 Assassin's Trophy

3. sillysam71 (Sam Krohlow) - Lurrus Doomsday
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Pearl
1 Lotus Petal
1 Black Lotus
1 Sol Ring
1 Mana Crypt
3 Doomsday
1 Timetwister
1 Yawgmoth's Will
1 Thassa's Oracle
1 Tendrils of Agony
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Time Walk
1 Ponder
1 Gitaxian Probe
1 Brainstorm
1 Gush
4 Preordain
1 Night's Whisper
1 Cabal Ritual
4 Dark Ritual
1 Hurkyl's Recall
1 Mystical Tutor
1 Chain of Vapor
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Mental Misstep
1 Flusterstorm
3 Force of Will
1 Sensei's Divining Top
2 Dark Petition
3 Duress
1 Collective Brutality
3 Scalding Tarn
2 Polluted Delta
1 Bloodstained Mire
1 Island
1 Swamp
2 Underground Sea
1 Volcanic Island
1 Badlands

Sideboard
1 Lurrus of the Dream-Den
1 Echoing Truth
2 Soul-Guide Lantern
2 Fatal Push
3 By Force
1 Mountain
3 Pyroblast
2 Ravenous Trap

4. cha1n5 (Kevin Cron) Lurrus Oracle Breach
2 Thassa's Oracle
1 Snapcaster Mage
2 Underworld Breach
2 Seal of Fire
1 Engineered Explosives
1 Soul-Guide Lantern
1 Reanimate
4 Preordain
1 Ponder
1 Treasure Cruise
1 Brainstorm
1 Gitaxian Probe
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Dig Through Time
1 Time Walk
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Gush
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Demonic Consultation
1 Sudden Shock
4 Force of Will
1 Mental Misstep
3 Daze
1 Flusterstorm
2 Pyroblast
1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Jet
1 Lotus Petal
3 Polluted Delta
3 Scalding Tarn
3 Misty Rainforest
3 Underground Sea
4 Volcanic Island
2 Mystic Sanctuary

Sideboard
1 Lurrus of the Dream-Den
3 Tabernacle
2 Pithing Needle
2 Surgical Extraction
1 Karakas
2 Nihil Spellbomb
3 Shattering Spree
1 Flusterstorm

5. hothands (Steve McGrew) - Lurrus Paradoxical Sprite
1 Lavinia, Azorius Renegade
1 Snapcaster Mage
2 Sprite Dragon
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
1 Hurkyl's Recall
1 Gitaxian Probe
1 Merchant Scroll
1 Ponder
1 Preordain
1 Time Walk
1 Force of Negation
4 Force of Will
1 Mental Misstep
4 Paradoxical Outcome
3 Pyroblast
2 Repeal
1 Black Lotus
1 Lotus Petal
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mana Vault
2 Mishra's Bauble
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Opal
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Pyrite Spellbomb
1 Sol Ring
2 Soul-Guide Lantern
3 Mystic Remora
1 Seal of Fire
1 Flooded Strand
1 Island
1 Karakas
1 Misty Rainforest
1 Polluted Delta
2 Scalding Tarn
1 Tolarian Academy
2 Tundra
3 Volcanic Island

Sideboard
1 Lurrus of the Dream Den
3 Hurkyl's Recall
1 By Force
1 Flusterstorm
2 Mindbreak Trap
2 Seal of Cleansing
1 Swords to Plowshares
2 The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
2 Tormod's Crypt

6. lhc (Jimmy McCarthy) - Lutri & Lurrus Hanging Out
1 Fiery Islet
2 Flooded Strand
1 Mana Confluence
1 Misty Rainforest
1 Mystic Sanctuary
2 Polluted Delta
1 Scalding Tarn
1 Strip Mine
1 Tropical Island
1 Tundra
2 Underground Sea
1 Volcanic Island
1 Wasteland
1 Abrupt Decay
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Assassin's Trophy
1 Black Lotus
1 Brainstorm
1 Collector Ouphe
1 Dack Fayden
1 Deathrite Shaman
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Dig Through Time
1 Fatal Push
1 Flusterstorm
1 Force of Negation
1 Force of Will
1 Gitaxian Probe
1 Gush
1 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy
1 Kess, Dissident Mage
1 Kolaghan's Command
1 Leovold, Emissary of Trest
1 Lightning Bolt
1 Mental Misstep
1 Merchant Scroll
1 Mindbreak Trap
1 Misdirection
1 Monastery Mentor
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Narset, Parter of Veils
1 Noble Hierarch
1 Oko, Thief of Crowns
1 Ponder
1 Preordain
1 Pyroblast
1 Red Elemental Blast
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Swords to Plowshares
1 Tarmogoyf
1 Time Walk
1 Treasure Cruise
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Wrenn and Six

Sideboard
1 Lurrus of the Dream-Den
1 Lutri, the Spellchaser
1 Ancient Grudge
1 By Force
1 Dead Weight
1 Execute
3 Force of Will
1 Grafdigger's Cage
1 Mishra's Bauble
1 Nature's Claim
1 Null Rod
2 Pyroblast

7. Lord Etters (Tyler Etters) - Lurrus Paradoxical Sprite
1 Flooded Strand
1 Island
1 Karakas
1 Misty Rainforest
1 Polluted Delta
2 Scalding Tarn
1 Tolarian Academy
2 Tundra
3 Volcanic Island
1 Lavinia, Azorius Renegade
1 Snapcaster Mage
2 Sprite Dragon
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
1 Force of Negation
4 Force of Will
1 Gitaxian Probe
1 Hurkyl's Recall
1 Mental Misstep
1 Merchant Scroll
4 Paradoxical Outcome
1 Ponder
1 Preordain
3 Pyroblast
2 Repeal
1 Time Walk
1 Black Lotus
1 Lotus Petal
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mana Vault
2 Mishra's Bauble
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Opal
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
3 Mystic Remora
1 Pyrite Spellbomb
1 Seal of Fire
1 Sol Ring
2 Soul-Guide Lantern

Sideboard
1 Lurrus of the Dream-Den
1 By Force
1 Flusterstorm
3 Hurkyl's Recall
2 Mindbreak Trap
2 Seal of Cleansing
1 Swords to Plowshares
2 The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
2 Tormod's Crypt

8. osDan (Dan Ersch) - Oath of Everything
1 Black Lotus
1 Lotus Petal
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Opal
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sensei's Divining Top
1 Sol Ring
1 Time Vault
1 Voltaic Key
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
1 Dig Through Time
1 Flusterstorm
4 Force of Will
1 Gush
1 Mental Misstep
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Echo of Eons
1 Gitaxian Probe
2 Preordain
1 Time Walk
1 Tinker
1 Yawgmoth's Will
4 Oath of Druids
1 Blightsteel Colossus
1 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
1 Griselbrand
1 Muldrotha, the Gravetide
2 Dack Fayden
1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
4 Forbidden Orchard
1 Library of Alexandria
2 Misty Rainforest
2 Polluted Delta
1 Scalding Tarn
1 Strip Mine
1 Tolarian Academy
2 Tropical Island
2 Underground Sea
2 Volcanic Island

Sideboard
2 Ancient Grudge
1 Bane of Progress
1 Blazing Archon
3 Nature's Claim
4 Ravenous Trap
2 Sorcerous Spyglass
2 Tormod's Crypt

We're looking at having other, more open, events in the future and will share them here and with friends.

last edited by GrandpaBelcher