7/16 – Team Serious Invitational Results



  • Twenty-four players met at a secret compound in Ohio to battle in Vintage. When the smoke had cleared, one man stood atop a heap of broken bodies, twirling his moustache and laughing like a madman.

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    Congrats to Ben Perry, and thanks as always to Geoff and Sarah Moes for hosting these crazy shindigs (hootenannies?). Everything was great. Top four divided up an Underground Sea, Tundra, EMA Box, and Tropical Island; 5th–8th got Wastelands. Jimmy McCarthy in 9th place got a ceramic eggplant:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CnhbrbAXEAAipvB.jpg

    Top Eight Decklists in order of finish:

    1st: Ben Perry – Two-Card Monte
    4 Mishra’s Workshop
    4 Ancient Tomb
    4 Mana Confluence
    4 Gemstone Mine
    1 Tolarian Academy
    1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
    1 Black Lotus
    1 Mox Jet
    1 Mox Ruby
    1 Mox Pearl
    1 Mox Emerald
    1 Mox Sapphire
    1 Sol Ring
    1 Mana Crypt
    1 Mana Vault
    4 Leyline of the Void
    4 Helm of Obedience
    4 Painter’s Servant
    4 Grindstone
    4 Goblin Welder
    2 Red Elemental Blast
    1 Pyroblast
    1 Ancient Grudge
    2 Defense Grid
    1 Memory Jar
    1 Wheel of Fortune
    1 Ancestral Recall
    1 Tinker
    1 Demonic Tutor
    1 Demonic Consultation
    1 Vampiric Tutor

    Sideboard:
    1 Trinisphere
    1 Ancient Grudge
    1 Balance
    2 Ensnaring Bridge
    2 Abrupt Decay
    2 Nature’s Claim
    2 Containment Priest
    4 Leyline of Sanctity

    2nd: Brian Fisher – Burning Omniscience Oath
    1 Griselbrand
    1 Emrakul, the Eons Torn
    3 Show and Tell
    4 Preordain
    1 Time Walk
    1 Demonic Tutor
    3 Burning Wish
    1 Brainstorm
    2 Flusterstorm
    2 Impulse
    4 Force of Will
    3 Mental Misstep
    1 Vampiric Tutor
    1 Mox Emerald
    1 Mox Ruby
    1 Mox Pearl
    1 Mox Jet
    1 Mox Sapphire
    1 Black Lotus
    1 Mana Crypt
    4 Oath of Druids
    3 Omniscience
    2 Jace, The Mind Sculptor
    4 Forbidden Orchard
    2 Tropical Island
    1 Misty Rainforest
    2 Underground Sea
    1 Scalding Tarn
    1 Ancestral Recall
    2 Flooded Strand
    1 Island
    1 Volcanic Island
    2 Polluted Delta

    Sideboard
    1 Show and Tell
    1 Enter the Infinite
    4 Leyline of the Void
    1 Yawgmoth’s Will
    1 Toxic Deluge
    3 Abrupt Decay
    1 Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
    1 Tendrils of Agony
    2 Ancient Grudge

    3rd: Jake Hilty – Thalia Tribal
    4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
    4 Thalia, Heretic Cathar
    4 Thorn of Amethyst
    3 Containment Priest
    4 Eldrazi Displacer
    1 Mox Emerald
    1 Mox Jet
    1 Mox Pearl
    1 Mox Ruby
    1 Mox Sapphire
    1 Black Lotus
    1 Mana Crypt
    1 Sol Ring
    1 Lotus Petal
    3 Thought-Knot Seer
    4 Wasteland
    1 Karakas
    1 Strip Mine
    4 Ancient Tomb
    5 Plains
    4 Cavern of Souls
    1 Batterskull
    1 Umezawa's Jitte
    2 Stoneforge Mystic
    4 Phyrexian Revoker
    2 Caves of Koilos

    Sideboard
    4 Rest in Peace
    2 Kataki, War's Wage
    2 Aegis of the Gods
    2 Grafdigger's Cage
    2 Spirit of the Labyrinth
    2 Swords to Plowshares
    1 Crucible of Worlds

    4th: Nat Moes – Bant Mentor
    4 Monastery Mentor
    3 Tarmogoyf
    2 Vendilion Clique
    2 Snapcaster Mage
    1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
    4 Force of Will
    2 Mental Misstep
    2 Flusterstorm
    2 Swords to Plowshares
    1 Hurkyl’s Recall
    1 Echoing Truth
    4 Preordain
    3 Gush
    1 Ancestral Recall
    1 Brainstorm
    1 Ponder
    1 Time Walk
    1 Treasure Cruise
    1 Dig Through Time
    1 Mystical Tutor
    1 Merchant Scroll
    4 Flooded Strand
    2 Misty Rainforest
    3 Tundra
    3 Tropical Island
    2 Island
    1 Plains
    1 Mox Sapphire
    1 Mox Pearl
    1 Mox Emerald
    1 Black Lotus
    1 Mana Crypt
    1 Lotus Petal

    Sideboard
    2 Swords to Plowshares
    2 Disenchant
    2 Pithing Needle
    2 Containment Priest
    2 Hurkyl’s Recall
    2 Mindbreak Trap
    1 Nihil Spellbomb
    1 Steel Sabotage
    1 Surgical Extraction

    5th: Matt Hazard – Depths-Still
    4 Dark Depths
    4 Thespian's Stage
    4 Polluted Delta
    2 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
    2 Island
    3 Underground Sea
    4 Wasteland
    1 Strip Mine
    1 Black Lotus
    1 Mox Jet
    1 Mox Sapphire
    4 Force of Will
    4 Mental Misstep
    1 Flusterstorm
    1 Mindbreak Trap
    4 Standstill
    1 Ponder
    1 Ancestral Recall
    1 Brainstorm
    1 Time Walk
    4 Vampire Hexmage
    1 Demonic Tutor
    1 Vampiric Tutor
    1 Demonic Consultation
    4 Thoughtseize
    3 Preordain
    1 Spell Snare

    Sideboard
    1 Steel Sabotage
    3 Hurkyl's Recall
    2 Grafdigger's Cage
    2 Pithing Needle
    1 Flusterstorm
    2 Teferi's Response
    1 Spell Snare
    2 Illness in the Ranks
    1 Innocent Blood

    6th: Kevin Cron – Tamiyo’s Angels
    3 Stoneforge Mystic
    2 Snapcaster Mage
    3 Spell Queller
    1 Consecrated Sphinx
    1 Moat
    2 Tamiyo, Field Researcher
    1 Umezawa’s Jitte
    1 Batterskull
    1 Sensei’s Divining Top
    1 Ponder
    1 Ancestral Recall
    1 Time Walk
    2 Fact or Fiction
    1 Dig Through Time
    1 Brainstorm
    3 Swords to Plowshares
    4 Force of Will
    2 Mana Drain
    3 Mental Misstep
    2 Flusterstorm
    1 Black Lotus
    1 Sol Ring
    1 Mox Sapphire
    1 Mox Ruby
    1 Mox Pearl
    1 Mox Emerald
    1 Mox Jet
    1 Karakas
    1 Library of Alexandria
    4 Flooded Strand
    3 Misty Rainforest
    3 Tundra
    2 Tropical Island
    2 Island
    1 Plains

    Sideboard
    2 Path to Exile
    2 Nature’s Claim
    2 Steel Sabotage
    1 Forest
    1 Containment Priest
    2 Rest in peace
    1 Flusterstorm
    1 Balance
    1 Supreme Verdict

    7th: C.J. Moritz – Moonunit Zappa
    4 Magus of the Moon
    4 Painters Servants
    1 Blightsteel Collossus
    2 Gorilla Shaman
    2 Goblin Welder
    4 Force of Will
    3 Red Elemental Blast
    2 Pyroblast
    1 Ancestral Recall
    1 Time Walk
    1 Dig Through Time
    1 Tinker
    1 Brainstorm
    3 Thirst for Knowledge
    2 Grindstone
    1 Sensei's Divining Top
    1 Jace, The Mind Sculpter
    1 Tezzeret
    1 Voltaic Key
    1 Time Vault
    1 Mox Jet
    1 Mox Sapphire
    1 Mox Ruby
    1 Mox Pearl
    1 Mox Emerald
    1 Black Lotus
    1 Sol Ring
    1 Mana Crypt
    4 Volcanic Island
    3 Scalding Tarn
    3 Wasteland
    1 Strip Mine
    4 Island

    Sideboard
    4 Surgical Extraction
    3 Grafdigger's Cage
    2 Energy Flux
    1 Sphinx of the Steel Wind
    3 Grim Lavamancer
    2 Rattata

    8th: Nam Q. Tran – Ravager Stax
    4 Sphere of Resistance
    4 Thorn of Amethyst
    4 Tangle Wire
    4 Smokestack
    2 Crucible of Worlds
    4 Arcbound Ravager
    4 Phyrexian Revoker
    3 Triskelion
    1 Karn, Silver Golem
    1 Phyrexian Metamorph
    1 Lodestone Golem
    1 Black Lotus
    1 Mox Sapphire
    1 Mox Jet
    1 Mox Ruby
    1 Mox Emerald
    1 Mox Pearl
    1 Sol Ring
    1 Mana Crypt
    1 Tolarian Academy
    1 Strip Mine
    4 Ancient Tomb
    4 Wasteland
    4 Mishra's Factory
    4 Mishra's Workshop
    1 Buried Ruin
    1 Ghost Quarter

    Sideboard
    4 Grafdigger's Cage
    3 Ghost Quarter
    2 Wurmcoil Engine
    2 Tormod's Crypt
    2 Relic of Progenitus
    1 Umezawa's Jitte
    1 Sword of Fire and Ice

    Metagame Breakdown

    8 Mentor
    -- 4 Esper Mentor
    -- 1 Four-Color Mentor Gro
    -- 1 Sylvan Mentor
    -- 1 Bant Mentor
    -- 1 Jeskai Mentor

    6 Other
    -- 1 Two-Card Monte
    -- 1 Depths-Still
    -- 1 Tamiyo's Angels
    -- 1 Moonunit Zappa
    -- 2 Dragon

    3 Eldrazi
    -- 1 Thalia Tribal
    -- 1 White Eldrazi
    -- 1 Tribal Eldrazi

    2 Dredge

    2 Shops
    -- 1 Aggro Stax
    -- 1 MUD Aggro

    2 Dark Petition Storm

    1 Burning Omniscience Oath



  • Let the record state that there were 8 mentor lists (one was mine) and only one made top 8! What an interesting tournament.



  • @mediumsteve said:

    Let the record state that there were 8 mentor lists (one was mine) and only one made top 8! What an interesting tournament.

    Let the record state that Gush is a pretty difficult card to use effectively while smashed. It was an interesting tournament though and a blast to watch on Twitch.



  • Man I'm envious of that ceramic eggplant!



  • I may have won the tournament, but Jimmy really won by taking home the ceramic eggplant.



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  • TMD Supporter

    First ever barefoot Vintage champion?



  • Updated the lists to include Brian Fisher's second-place pile.

    Also, videos are up on YouTube, including #BrassDance.
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3klcfmNMPqHT7iiWJdRPZm2f2FY9FyJQ

    Enjoy!



  • #BrassDance



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    #BrassDance



  • @SamuelA Unlikely. I did pretty much run around with no shoes for the whole time I was there, but many of us were in and out of the pool so it did not seem as absurd as it does reflecting back on my decision to wear a top hat and no shoes.


  • TMD Supporter

    So just throwing this out there, for anyone who was wondering new Thalia is amazing, and makes me want to try a bunch of different builds. If you were on the fence about testing it, definitely move in, the card is bonkers.



  • dancing brassman is so great.


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