MTGO March 2016 Power 9 Challenge

Really awesome info, thanks guys for compiling this, especially so quickly. And really stoked for Montolio taking down the whole thing - a true MTGO Vintage warrior!

I hope results like this are actually something R&D cast a glance at when considering the B/R list. I hope....

Look forward to the next, even if I was roundly trounced this time round. Happy easter y'all.

Oath has won two of the Power Nine Challenges. I think that people writing that deck off are making a mistake.
Oath has a ton of crazy draws, turn one Orchard Mox Oath is relatively common. Add to that the fact that the deck has a positive match up against the most popular deck online, and it makes sense that it can occasionally spike an event.
I was trying to run one Omniscience as a way to play a bomb through Containment Priest, but I didn't have much luck with it and abandoned it. Looks like that's what won the event though. Nice work 🙂

Great report @diophan @ChubbyRain . I find your recaps always interesting,

Way to audible to Oath Andy and keep the DCI off the scent of shops ;). Grats.

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Thanks @diophan @ChubbyRain Great work!

I had considered an audible to Oath but had signed up in the morning and got back right at 2. Instead I got to contribute a 1-4 performance to the Shops record. 😕

I did inspire a "restrict LSG" tweet from Randy so that's something I guess.

Thanks for putting all this together guys!

Interesting to see the gradual decline in number of players month to month.

@spook That's not super surprising, the first few were always going to be a novelty with high turnouts, and this event was Easter weekend with a few big paper events, too. I expect to see the next few plateau or decline a little, but then the numbers to slowly go up over time, as more and more vintage players start realizing how awesome mtgo is 😄

Thank you @diophan @ChubbyRain for the work you've done for us.
Do you mind if I use the data in my report? (I would credit you of course).

Glad to see Managorger making an appearance on modo

@stsung I don't mind at all. It's meant to be a benefit to the community as this type of data is really hard to get in Vintage.

Good stuff guys and congrats to the Top 8 players!
Cant wait until April!

@diophan @ChubbyRain Thank you for effort and this precious data.
What exactly happened during last round vs Collecter? Seems like he was locked for Top8 but he dropped/ disconnected after 0-1 vs diophan ?
Even with 5-2 he was 6th :

Rank Name Points OMWP GWP OGWP

6 Collecter 15 0.6395 0.6250 0.5823
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@matori Yeah I was confused. I did not remember you get dropped from a tournament for inaction, so originally I thought he took an extended break to go do something and didn't care too much about top 8 seedings since modo doesn't use the play/draw rule. Unfortunately after it happened I saw that his name got greyed out and he was dropped. Someone told me afterwards that he was streaming. He was playing matches for fun and the P9 game window never blinked so he timed out. Pretty rough. We didn't count that match in the data, FWIW.

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@diophan
Ah, what a bummer:(
Anyway thx again and congrats on your finish!

@matori After knocking me out of top 8 contention ( 😢 ), Collecter got an inactivity loss (no actions for 10 minutes), which automatically drops you from the event. I think he was streaming and Ryan mentioned that he didn't know the final round was starting. It has been an issue for me before too - if you turn off the somewhat annoying notifications from MTGO, it doesn't alert the system when there is a change.

It would be 3rd time in a row that somehow budget Dredge list finish among Top8. Maybe "no Undiscovered Paradise tech" is really good against Shops MU with its ability to steadily build mana base and deal with gy hate and other artifacts. Also MD missteps and SB traps are great against DPS.

Top 16
Decklists (excluding Mossdogtrainee which for some reason did not appear) from http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/vintage-premier-2016-03-27

1st Place
Montolio
Planeswalker (2)
2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
Creature (3)
1 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
2 Griselbrand
Sorcery (12)
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Ponder
4 Preordain
4 Show and Tell
1 Time Walk
1 Treasure Cruise
Instant (15)
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
1 Dig Through Time
1 Flusterstorm
4 Force of Will
4 Mental Misstep
2 Steel Sabotage
1 Vampiric Tutor
Artifact (7)
1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sol Ring
Enchantment (5)
4 Oath of Druids
1 Omniscience
Land (16)
4 Forbidden Orchard
2 Island
1 Library of Alexandria
4 Misty Rainforest
1 Polluted Delta
2 Tropical Island
2 Underground Sea
60 Cards

Sideboard (15)
2 Steel Sabotage
3 Abrupt Decay
1 Karakas
4 Leyline of the Void
3 Nature's Claim
1 Pithing Needle
1 Surgical Extraction

2nd Place
Tomm
Creature (15)
4 Lodestone Golem
2 Phyrexian Metamorph
4 Phyrexian Revoker
3 Porcelain Legionnaire
2 Razormane Masticore
Artifact (25)
1 Black Lotus
1 Chalice of the Void
2 Coercive Portal
3 Crucible of Worlds
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
3 Null Rod
1 Sol Ring
4 Sphere of Resistance
4 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Trinisphère
Land (20)
4 Ancient Tomb
3 Ghost Quarter
3 Mishra's Factory
4 Mishra's Workshop
1 Strip Mine
1 Tolarian Academy
4 Wasteland
60 Cards

Sideboard (15)
1 Phyrexian Metamorph
1 Crucible of Worlds
1 Batterskull
1 Dismember
4 Grafdigger's Cage
2 Leyline of Sanctity
4 Leyline of the Void
1 Wurmcoil Engine

3rd Place
Renerancrup
Creature (7)
4 Monastery Mentor
1 Snapcaster Mage
2 Young Pyromancer
Sorcery (10)
3 Gitaxian Probe
1 Ponder
4 Preordain
1 Time Walk
1 Treasure Cruise
Instant (23)
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
1 Dig Through Time
3 Flusterstorm
4 Force of Will
4 Gush
4 Lightning Bolt
4 Mental Misstep
1 Spell Pierce
Artifact (4)
1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
Land (16)
1 Island
3 Misty Rainforest
4 Scalding Tarn
1 Strip Mine
2 Tundra
3 Volcanic Island
2 Wasteland
60 Cards

Sideboard (15)
2 Wasteland
4 Grafdigger's Cage
4 Ingot Chewer
1 Mountain
1 Null Rod
2 Rest in Peace
1 Shattering Spree

4th Place
TKC55
Creature (4)
1 Laboratory Maniac
3 Trygon Predator
Sorcery (18)
1 Demonic Tutor
4 Doomsday
2 Duress
4 Gitaxian Probe
1 Merchant Scroll
1 Ponder
3 Preordain
1 Time Walk
1 Treasure Cruise
Instant (20)
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
1 Dark Ritual
1 Dig Through Time
2 Flusterstorm
4 Force of Will
4 Gush
4 Mental Misstep
1 Mystical Tutor
1 Vampiric Tutor
Artifact (3)
1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Sapphire
Land (15)
1 Island
4 Misty Rainforest
4 Scalding Tarn
2 Tropical Island
4 Underground Sea
60 Cards

Sideboard (15)
1 Flusterstorm
1 Forest
4 Grafdigger's Cage
1 Hurkyl's Recall
1 Massacre
4 Nature's Claim
1 Repeal
1 Tendrils of Agony
1 Yawgmoth's Will

5th Place
Diophan
Planeswalker (2)
2 Dack Fayden
Creature (10)
4 Delver of Secrets
2 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy
4 Young Pyromancer
Sorcery (10)
2 Gitaxian Probe
1 Ponder
4 Preordain
1 Shattering Spree
1 Time Walk
1 Treasure Cruise
Instant (20)
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
1 Dig Through Time
1 Flusterstorm
4 Force of Will
3 Gush
2 Lightning Bolt
4 Mental Misstep
1 Spell Pierce
2 Swords to Plowshares
Artifact (3)
1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
Land (15)
2 Island
3 Polluted Delta
4 Scalding Tarn
1 Strip Mine
2 Tundra
3 Volcanic Island
60 Cards

Sideboard (15)
1 Flusterstorm
2 Containment Priest
2 Grafdigger's Cage
3 Ingot Chewer
1 Kataki, War's Wage
1 Mountain
2 Rest in Peace
2 Wasteland
1 Wear // Tear

6th Place
Unrestrictgifts
Creature (19)
4 Arcbound Ravager
2 Hangarback Walker
4 Lodestone Golem
3 Phyrexian Metamorph
4 Phyrexian Revoker
2 Triskelion
Artifact (22)
1 Black Lotus
1 Chalice of the Void
1 Crucible of Worlds
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sol Ring
2 Sphere of Resistance
1 Sword of Fire and Ice
4 Tangle Wire
4 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Trinisphère
Land (19)
4 Ancient Tomb
1 Ghost Quarter
4 Mishra's Factory
4 Mishra's Workshop
1 Strip Mine
1 Tolarian Academy
4 Wasteland
60 Cards

Sideboard (15)
1 Phyrexian Metamorph
2 Crucible of Worlds
1 Batterskull
2 Dismember
3 Grafdigger's Cage
2 Tormod's Crypt
2 Pithing Needle
2 Precursor Golem

7th Place
BSCHL
Creature (20)
4 Arcbound Ravager
4 Hangarback Walker
4 Lodestone Golem
4 Phyrexian Revoker
4 Triskelion
Artifact (22)
1 Black Lotus
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sol Ring
3 Sphere of Resistance
4 Tangle Wire
4 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Trinisphère
2 Umezawa's Jitte
Land (18)
4 Ancient Tomb
4 Mishra's Factory
4 Mishra's Workshop
1 Strip Mine
1 Tolarian Academy
4 Wasteland
60 Cards

Sideboard (15)
3 Crucible of Worlds
4 Grafdigger's Cage
1 Karakas
3 Relic of Progenitus
4 Tormod's Crypt

8th Place
Deibler
Creature (6)
1 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy
4 Managorger Hydra
1 Trygon Predator
Sorcery (7)
1 Ponder
4 Preordain
1 Time Walk
1 Treasure Cruise
Instant (19)
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
1 Dig Through Time
1 Flusterstorm
4 Force of Will
3 Gush
4 Mental Misstep
1 Mindbreak Trap
1 Spell Pierce
2 Swords to Plowshares
Artifact (9)
1 Black Lotus
1 Engineered Explosives
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sol Ring
Enchantment (4)
4 Mystic Remora
Land (15)
1 Island
1 Library of Alexandria
3 Misty Rainforest
1 Polluted Delta
4 Scalding Tarn
3 Tropical Island
2 Tundra
60 Cards

Sideboard (15)
1 Mindbreak Trap
2 Containment Priest
2 Grafdigger's Cage
3 Hurkyl's Recall
3 Nature's Claim
3 Rest in Peace
1 Supreme Verdict

9th Place
Collecter
Creature (23)
3 Bloodghast
1 Flame-Kin Zealot
4 Golgari Grave-Troll
3 Golgari Thug
4 Ichorid
4 Narcomoeba
4 Stinkweed Imp
Sorcery (6)
4 Cabal Therapy
2 Dread Return
Instant (6)
2 Chain of Vapor
4 Mental Misstep
Artifact (2)
2 Serum Powder
Enchantment (8)
4 Bridge from Below
4 Leyline of the Void
Land (15)
4 Bazaar of Baghdad
4 City of Brass
1 Dakmor Salvage
4 Mana Confluence
2 Petrified Field
60 Cards

Sideboard (15)
1 Chain of Vapor
4 Ingot Chewer
3 Mindbreak Trap
4 Nature's Claim
3 Wispmare

10th Place
STSUNG
Planeswalker (2)
2 Dack Fayden
Creature (9)
4 Delver of Secrets
1 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy
4 Young Pyromancer
Sorcery (9)
2 Gitaxian Probe
1 Ponder
4 Preordain
1 Time Walk
1 Treasure Cruise
Instant (21)
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
1 Dig Through Time
1 Flusterstorm
4 Force of Will
3 Gush
4 Lightning Bolt
4 Mental Misstep
2 Path to Exile
Artifact (3)
1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
Enchantment (1)
1 Stony Silence
Land (15)
2 Flooded Strand
2 Island
1 Polluted Delta
4 Scalding Tarn
1 Strip Mine
2 Tundra
3 Volcanic Island
60 Cards

Sideboard (15)
1 Stony Silence
2 Containment Priest
2 Grafdigger's Cage
3 Ingot Chewer
1 Mountain
2 Pyroblast
2 Rest in Peace
2 Wear // Tear

11th Place
Tondol
Planeswalker (1)
1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
Creature (9)
4 Dark Confidant
3 Monastery Mentor
1 Notion Thief
1 Snapcaster Mage
Sorcery (8)
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Ponder
3 Preordain
1 Thoughtseize
1 Time Walk
1 Treasure Cruise
Instant (17)
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
1 Dig Through Time
2 Flusterstorm
4 Force of Will
1 Mana Leak
3 Mental Misstep
4 Swords to Plowshares
Artifact (8)
1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
2 Sensei's Divining Top
Land (17)
4 Flooded Strand
1 Island
1 Karakas
1 Library of Alexandria
4 Scalding Tarn
3 Tundra
3 Underground Sea
60 Cards

Sideboard (15)
4 Containment Priest
3 Energy Flux
1 Plains
3 Rest in Peace
3 Seal of Cleansing
1 Toxic Deluge

12th Place
Voicesfordaze
Creature (16)
3 Dark Confidant
4 Deathrite Shaman
1 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy
2 Noble Hierarch
3 Snapcaster Mage
3 Trygon Predator
Sorcery (2)
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Time Walk
Instant (17)
4 Abrupt Decay
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
1 Flusterstorm
4 Force of Will
4 Mental Misstep
2 Spell Pierce
Artifact (6)
1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Sapphire
2 Null Rod
Enchantment (1)
1 Sylvan Library
Land (18)
1 Bayou
2 Misty Rainforest
1 Polluted Delta
1 Strip Mine
2 Tropical Island
3 Underground Sea
4 Verdant Catacombs
4 Wasteland
60 Cards

Sideboard (15)
1 Flusterstorm
1 Null Rod
2 Dismember
2 Duress
2 Energy Flux
3 Grafdigger's Cage
1 Illness in the Ranks
1 Nature's Claim
2 Yixlid Jailer

13th Place
Missclique
Planeswalker (2)
2 Dack Fayden
Creature (9)
4 Delver of Secrets
1 Snapcaster Mage
4 Young Pyromancer
Sorcery (11)
4 Gitaxian Probe
1 Ponder
4 Preordain
1 Time Walk
1 Treasure Cruise
Instant (19)
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
1 Dig Through Time
4 Force of Will
4 Gush
4 Lightning Bolt
4 Mental Misstep
Artifact (5)
1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
2 Null Rod
Land (14)
2 Flooded Strand
2 Island
1 Polluted Delta
4 Scalding Tarn
1 Strip Mine
4 Volcanic Island
60 Cards

Sideboard (15)
2 Arcane Laboratory
3 Grafdigger's Cage
4 Ingot Chewer
4 Leyline of the Void
1 Mountain
1 Pithing Needle

14th Place
Mossdogtrainee
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15th Place
Nattyicebrah
Sorcery (21)
2 Cabal Therapy
4 Dark Petition
1 Demonic Tutor
4 Duress
4 Gitaxian Probe
1 Mind's Desire
1 Ponder
1 Tendrils of Agony
1 Time Walk
1 Wheel of Fortune
1 Yawgmoth's Will
Instant (11)
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
2 Cabal Ritual
4 Dark Ritual
2 Hurkyl's Recall
1 Vampiric Tutor
Artifact (13)
1 Black Lotus
2 Defense Grid
1 Lion's Eye Diamond
1 Lotus Petal
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mana Vault
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sol Ring
Enchantment (2)
1 Necropotence
1 Yawgmoth's Bargain
Land (13)
1 Badlands
2 Bloodstained Mire
1 Library of Alexandria
4 Polluted Delta
1 Swamp
1 Tolarian Academy
3 Underground Sea
60 Cards

Sideboard (15)
1 Swamp
2 Defense Grid
2 Hurkyl's Recall
3 Ancient Tomb
1 Chain of Vapor
1 Empty the Warrens
1 Island
3 Ravenous Trap
1 Sadistic Sacrament

16th Place
Blacklotust1
Creature (19)
4 Arcbound Ravager
2 Hangarback Walker
4 Lodestone Golem
1 Phyrexian Metamorph
4 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Porcelain Legionnaire
3 Triskelion
Artifact (24)
1 Black Lotus
1 Chalice of the Void
1 Crucible of Worlds
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sol Ring
2 Sphere of Resistance
2 Sword of Fire and Ice
4 Tangle Wire
4 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Trinisphère
1 Umezawa's Jitte
Land (17)
3 Ancient Tomb
4 Mishra's Factory
4 Mishra's Workshop
1 Strip Mine
1 Tolarian Academy
4 Wasteland
60 Cards

Sideboard (15)
4 Grafdigger's Cage
1 Karakas
4 Leyline of Sanctity
4 Leyline of the Void
2 Null Rod

Randy was on LSV's UW Landstill list from the VSL finals.

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