Another week, another challenge. Congrats to MTGO user Scabs on a dominating performance, running the table with a version of Mentor featuring Night's Whisper. Also, congrats to Andy (@Montolio) on a second place finish following his month-long sabbatical away from crushing online Vintage tournaments. The top 32 decklists are available here: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/vintage-challenge-2017-07-02.
The top 8 decks were:
- Scabs - Esper Mentor
- Montolio - Blitzkrieg Shops
- WashableWater - Jeskai Mentor
- Butakov - Blitzkrieg Shops
- Jazza - Jazza Shops
- Neo_Altoid - Paradoxical Mentor
- BadBrain - Jazza Shops
- BrianPK80 - Brian Kelly Deck TM (loosely classified as Paradoxical Mentor)
The metagame report is slightly different this week. I added a column for Standard Deviation. If you are interested in the math behind it, you can check out Wiki's post on binomial distributions. The intent here is to provide a perspective on the variability of win rates in a single event (which is based on sample size). This was only done for archetypes - Ryan has been busy this weekend and I try not to touch his formulas out of fear of breaking everything.
Big Blue consisted of Grixis Thieves, Academy Combo, and BUG Tezzerator. Blue Control consisted of Blue Angels and UW Stoneblade. Other consisted of Workshops Combo and The Mountains Win Again.
For Americans reading this, happy July 4th weekend!