Here is the meta breakdown for the March MTGO Power 9 Challenge, for which Matt Murray (chubbyrain) and I once again collected data. Decklists for the top16 (with navigation in what I believe is Spanish because WOTC is great at designing websites) are available here: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/vintage-premier-2016-03-27

Congratulations to Montolio for winning the tournament.

Total Number of Players 74

Shops (ravager, aggro, tiny robots, dark depths, uba stax)

Number of Players 15

Win Percentage 52.6%

Gush (mentor, delver, grixis pyromancer)

Number of Players 18

Win Percentage 55.2%

"Blue Control" (landstill, grixis, painter, thoughtcast, etc.)

Number of Players 14

Win Percentage 40.9%

Dredge (traditional, pitch)

Number of Players 8

Win Percentage 50.9%

Oath (odd, omni)

Number of Players 3

Win Percentage 77.8%

Combo (DPS, doomsday, gush tendrils)

Number of Players 6

Win Percentage 48.6%

Other (white trash, BUG fish, miscellaneous singleton decks)

Number of Players 9

Win Percentage 38.6%

No Show

Number of Players 1

Here are the archetype vs. archetype winrates:

And the sample sizes:

Blue Control is a large, not very coherent grouping, but for the sake of not having too many categories we lumped all the large'ish and/or controlling blue decks together. A notable breakout from this category was UW Landstill, which had 3 pilots with a 50% win percentage.

The obvious big takeaway here is shops coming down to earth from the last month. I built my delver deck with shops in mind, and I suspect many others were gunning for this deck. Oath's win percentage was obviously very high, but given it only had 3 pilots, and one was the winner of the entire tournament, I think we can chalk this up to a small sample size and people being woefully underprepared for it.

Gush and shops appear to be a notch above the other archetypes. This does not surprise me, but note that the dominance of gush in January (58.2%) and shops in February (61.2%) were brought closer to 50%. It's quite possible next month we'll again see shops and gush swap positions as people move their crossairs.

There are a ton of interesting things to say about the archetype vs. archetype numbers. Rather than making a huge post, I will just point out what I think is the most interesting feature: how well gush did versus shops versus how well blue control did against shops. Note that calculating these took a long time, so I would not be surprised if those aren't going to happen every month.

EDIT: Numbers were adjusted slightly from last night since we had Deibler's (spicy) deck misclassified .

**last edited by diophan**