52 players registered for the P9 Challenge this month. Luckily I was able to take it down with a list similar to what I played last month, incorporating a couple changes Rich and I made to the deck for this trimester of VSL. Congratulations to the rest of the top 8!
- diophan - Grixis Pyromancer
- Becks84 - DPS
- Princess_Power - Esper Mentor
- i_b_TRUE - Grixis Thieves with Remora
- ChubbyRain - Jeskai Nahiri Gush
- ConradKolos - UW Landstill
- desolutionist - TKS Vault/Key Gifts
- Lexor19 - White Eldrazi
- wappla - Jeskai Delver
- thediabetical - Esper Landstill
- MRP900 - DPS
- nucleosynth - Grixis Pyromancer
- Call1Me1Dragon - White Eldrazi
- maciek1618033 - Thing in the Ice Storm
- Boin - White Eldrazi
- Egget - Jeskai Mentor
- oRS - Burning Omnioath
- evouga - Control Oath
A few things that immediately jump out at me. First, the top decklists were very diverse, with some truly innovative lists. Gush was a huge chunk of the metagame, but even after removing mirror matches had only a 50% winrate. The other big takeaway for me was the disappointing performance by shops, in particular versus gush. Matt noted that a larger percentage of the gush decks were lower to the ground with JVP, which assuredly contributed to this.
This time around we decided to post a link to the googledoc. The reason is twofold. First, if you see any errors please let us know (we removed all wins resulting from byes and no show opponents). Additionally, if anyone would like to play around with the data using different classifications than we did, you can do so by copying our read-only googledoc. If you want to and have questions on how the formulas work, shoot one of us a PM.
As usual, huge thanks to @ChubbyRain for working with me to compile the data.