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We had 9 people come out to battle some vintage. After 5 rounds of Swiss +1, these were the results:

The Twitch stream VOD has been uploaded to our youtube, which can be found here.

Thanks to everyone that came to play! Hope to see you at the next TSO!

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@matori I'm trying to hunt down pictures from people that took them but haven't gotten any responses.

Ben's box had:

  • Animate Dead print

  • Foil Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver

  • Miscut Revised Rocket Launcher

  • Alpha Mountain

  • 2 fbb Chinese Llanowar Elves

  • An envelope that could be traded for 2 deck boxes.

  • The envelope had a Tundra in it.

  • The 2 deck boxes had Middle School staples.

There was also a suitcase provided as a prize. It had a bunch of random stuff in it! Nat tweeted a few of the pictures I took after I opened it:

https://twitter.com/GrandpaBelcher/status/1103043968537907205

It had:

  • The Junior Classics 2 Stories of Wonder and Magic book by Collier

  • Helm of Obedience

  • 1000 piece puzzle

  • Nikolai Vodka

  • Clown nose

  • Sun glasses

  • Stickers

  • Deck Box

  • Toothbrush

  • 2 pieces of Mox Chocolate chocolate

  • a No one can beat my Dad mug

  • a Rick Astley Whenever You Need Somebody cassette tape

  • Tylenol

  • Shower cap

  • Pojo's Unofficial Total Magic the gathering Special Magic 10th anniversary book

Apparently the Tylenol and Shower Cap were already in the suitcase when it was acquired.

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We had 29 people come out for the Team Serious Invitational to battle some vintage to celebrate Hazard’s birthday for the 4th year in a row!

The drinks:

Drinks

We messaged Land Grant Brewing in Columbus, Ohio who graciously gave us some free beer! They have employees that play Magic but have never heard of the card Land Grant, so we gave them a foil Land Grant as a Thank You! Thanks Jackie!

Jackie Land Grant

The donated prizes:

Prizes

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Pre-tournament Middle School action!

Middle School

Some tournament action shots:

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15 pizzas for the post Round 2 lunch break!

Pizza

After 6 rounds of Swiss (it should have been 5 rounds but was announced as 6), the top 8 played out as follows:

Quarterfinals:

Bob Agra – Humans - (1) vs Jacob Hilty – Paradoxical Outcome Oath - (8) – Jacob wins!
Jason Jaco – 4C Outcome - (2) vs Alex – Oath - (7) – Jaco wins!
David Lance – Survival - (3) vs Kevin Cron – Grixis Xerox - (6) – David wins!
Nam Tran – Ravager Shops - (4) vs Andy Probasco – Ravager Shops - (5) – Nam wins!

Semifinals:

Jason Jaco – 4C Outcome - (2) vs Nam Tran – Ravager Shops - (4) – Jaco wins!
David Lance – Survival - (3) vs Jacob Hilty – Paradoxical Outcome Oath - (8) – David wins!

Finals:

Jason Jaco – 4C Outcome - (2) vs David Lance – Survival - (3) - Jaco wins!

Congrats to Jason Jaco for his second TSI win!

Decklists:

Thanks to everyone that came to celebrate and play some Vintage! It was a blast! The over 12 hour Twitch VOD can be found here: Twitch

We're also working on uploading the content on the SeriousVintage youtube channel, which can be found here: Youtube

Looking forward to TSI Hazard's Birthday 5.0 next year!

Metagame breakdown:

Blue decks: 9

U/R Delver
RUG
Jeskai
BUG
(2) Grixis Xerox
Turbo Tezz
(2) Oath

Combo: 6

SX Tendrils!
3C PO
4C PO
(2) Paradoxical Outcome Oath
2 Card Monte

Shops: 3

(2) Ravager Shops
BrassCity Vault

Dredge: 4

(3) Dredge
Dredge and Dragons

Misc: 7

Mono Red Blood Moon Beatz
Tribal Predators
Lands
Survival
Hatebears
Humans
Colorless Eldrazi

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We had 8 people show up to battle some vintage. After some 4 rounds of Swiss +1, here are the results.

Fourth Place - I wasn't there and nobody that was there can remember! 1000% Serious. We think it was Tyrant Oath but we don't have a list.

Metagame breakdown:

Jeskai
Tyrant Oath
Esper Xerox
Forgemaster Staves Two Card Muddy
5 Color Humans
Paradoxical outcome
Sun Titan Dredge
Esper Humans

The next Team Serious Open (TSO) will be 3/16 at POP in Sandusky! Hope to see you there!

http://www.themanadrain.com/topic/2423/3-16-2019-m-tg-proxy-vintage-team-serious-open-at-pop-shop-sandusky-oh

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I believe the issue was brought up to Kevin and Steve and they had to fix the audio issue and re-upload the episode to Eternal Central. So if you download it again, it should be fine!

https://twitter.com/kevincron/status/1097550374297354241

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We had 7 people come out to play some Vintage! Prizes were awarded to the top 3 players. After 4 rounds of Swiss +1, here are the results!

Metagame:

4 Paradoxical Outcome

  • 2 Esper
  • Grixis
  • Belcher

1 Grixis Thieves
1 Ravager Shops
1 Thousand Year Storm Combo

The next Team Serious Open will be on 2/9 at Kidforce Collectibles.

http://www.themanadrain.com/topic/2346/2-9-2019-proxy-vintage-team-serious-open-at-kidforce-berea-oh

Hope to see you there!

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Yeah I asked Patrick and Matt for their lists yesterday but haven't heard from them. I think Matt picked up Assassin's Trophies at the store and Patrick played U/W/R Landstill because he comfortably played U/W Landstill last time but I believe he said the deck was not where he wanted it to be.

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Added Twaun's decklist and fixed Jake's.

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We had 17 players come out to battle some Vintage. This meant 6 rounds of Swiss +1. Sue graciously donated an extra $100 to the prize pool so we had prizes go to Top 8. Standings after 6 rounds:

Metagame breakdown:

Blue decks

  • 4C Paradoxical Outcome
  • Esper PO
  • (3) Paradoxical Oath
  • RUG Tidespout Tyrant Oath
  • U/W/R Landstill
  • Jeskai Mentor

Shops Decks

  • Ravager Shops
  • Mono Black Stax

Misc

  • B/W Hate Bears
  • Lands
  • White Eldrazi
  • Dragon
  • Waste Not Combo
  • Krark’s Thumb\Mana Clash.dec
  • Bant Survival

Thanks to everyone that came out! Hope to see you at the next TSO!

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We had 14 players come out to battle some Vintage! Thanks again to Sue who decided to also add $50 of credit to the prize pool so we had prizes for 1st through 6th place. After 5 rounds of Swiss + 1, the results were as follows:

Metagame Breakdown:

Blue:

• Bant Survival
• Merfolk
• Esper PO
• 4C PO
• PO Oath
• U/W Enligthened Tutor control
• Esper Mentor
• Blue Belcher

Shops:

• (3) Ravager Shops

Misc:

• Aperture Science
• Colorless Eldrazi
• Krark’s Thumb

Thanks to everyone that came out! Hope to see you at the next one!

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We had 11 players show up to battle some vintage. After 5 rounds of Swiss +1. The top 4 competitors were:

Metagame Breakdown:

(2) Ravager Shops
(2) Dragon
White Eldrazi
Grixis
Oath
Jeskai Mentor
Dredge
Lands
Doomsday

Thanks to everyone that came out! See you at the next TSO!

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We had 16 players show up to battle some Vintage. After 5 rounds of Swiss (Swiss +1), prizes were awarded to the top 6 finishing players.

Results:

Metagame Breakdown:

Blue:

  • U/W Enlightened Tutor Control
  • (2) Esper Paradoxical Outcome
  • Mono Blue Paradoxical Outcome
  • Merfolk
  • U/R Pyromancer
  • (2) Oath

Shops:

  • (2) Brass City Vault
  • Car Shops
  • 2 Card Monte

Misc:

  • U/G Enchantress
  • Lands
  • Dragon
  • Dredge

Thanks to everyone that came out! Hope to see you at the next TSO!

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@grandpabelcher So 6 5th-8th finishes, 2 top 4 finishes, and 1 win for me eh? One win out of 9 top 8s isn't that bad is it?!

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@shaman-ben Man, do I make a great adversary? Too bad I lost in top 8 and we couldn't have a finals rematch!

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@moorebrother1 Sweet! I'm not sure if anyone else from Michigan would be coming but arranging a car pool would be sweet! Though I thought you were trying to improve your MtG game?! Warning, TSOs are not conducive for that haha!

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Facebook Event

What: Unlimited Proxy Vintage Magic
When: May 19th
Where: Kidforce Collectibles, Berea, OH
103 Front St, Berea, Ohio 44017
Entry Fee: $20.00
Registration Opens: 11 AM
Start Time: 12:00 PM

Format: Unsanctioned Vintage - Unlimited Proxy

Prizes - store credit equal 100% of entry fees.

We will play Swiss+1 rounds based on attendance so everyone gets to play plenty of Vintage. Decklists will be collected from the top 4. If you feel confident you'll make it in, write one up beforehand to save time!

Playtest cards will be permitted. There are several ways of making playtest cards:

Using Basic Land: The first and most basic is taking a basic land card and writing the details of the card on it.
Altering an existing card: PREFERRED! The second method is to use a card that shares some of the characteristics with the card that you want to make as a Playtest Card and remove any characteristics that do not match, replacing them with the correct characteristics. Methods for doing this can be found on Youtube.com.
Printed Slips: the third is to print out all 75 cards, and slip the cuts sheets of paper into each sleeve. If you do this, every card must be printed on the same type of paper and have a basic land backing.
Collector's Edition cards: CE/ICE versions of cards are allowed.
World Championship cards: blank WC cards can be used to make great proxies with your own writing or art.

See you there! BAOM!

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We filled up the house again with 24 players for the 3rd annual Matt Hazard Birthday Team Serious Invitational.

Some drinks:

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The donated prizes:

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Some tournament action:

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After 5 rounds of Swiss, the top 8 played out as follows:

Top 8:

(1st) Frank Singel (Vintage Lands) vs (8th) Craig Kuchar (Zacama Oath) – Frank wins 2-1

(3rd) Kevin Cron (4 Color Leovold) vs (6th) Nam Tran (2 Card Monte) – Kevin wins 2-1

(4th) Jon Hammack (Grixis Tinker) vs (5th) Charles Rolko (Jeskai Mentor) – Charles wins 2-1

(2nd) Kevin Nelson (Dredge) vs (7th) Ben Perry (Oath) – Ben wins 2-1

Top 4:

Frank Singel (Vintage Lands) vs Kevin Cron (4 Color Leovold) – Frank wins 2-1
Charles Rolko (Jeskai Mentor) vs Ben Perry (Oath) – Ben wins 2-1

Finals

Frank Singel (Vintage Lands) vs Ben Perry (Oath) – Ben wins 2-1

Every match in the elimination rounds went to 3 games!

Congrats to Ben Perry, our first repeat TSI Champion!

Decklists:

Ben picked a Russian foil Khalni Hydra as his prize. Mostly for all of the green mana symbols!

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Kevin Cron ended up with Ben's prize box 3rd pick.

The box:

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Opening a set of Homelands, 2 Illuminati Decks, pack of shades of grey crayons, a page torn out of a bible, a wormword treefolk altered to be a malort elemental, and a stack of foreign staples, some japanese foils and some alters.

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Kevin was given the choice of choosing Door #1 or trading Door #1 for Door #2. Kevin opted for Door #2. Door #1 had a Worldwake Jace, the Mindsculptor. Door #2 had a Jace, the Malort Sculptor Forest!

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Frank took a revised Taiga for 2nd place. Jon Hammack took a Legends Karakas. Nam Tran took a set of Rivals of Ixalan. Craig Kuchar took an Iconic Masters Mana Drain and a box of Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies! I am not sure how the rest of the prizes went. Everyone got to pick something so I'm sure they can post what they got! The From the Vault pictured is the Lore set.

The stream past broadcast can be found at twitch.tv/seriousvintage. I've made highlights of all of the rounds that can be found in the highlights sections with these approximate timestamps.

Round 1: Nam Tran (2 Card Monte) vs Matt Hazard (U/B Control)

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/230746530

1:01:00 - 1:43:00

Round 2: Andrew McClennan (U/R Delver) vs Rick Gideon (Esper Control)

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/230749205

2:05:00 - 2:32:00

Round 3: Kevin Nelson (Dredge) vs Charles Rolko (Jeskai Mentor)

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/230749671

3:24:00 - 4:15:38

Round 4: Jon Hammack (Grixis Tinker) vs Kevin Nelson (Dredge)

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/230750314

4:25:00 - 5:29:00

Round 5: Rajah James (Ravager Shops) vs Matt Hazard (Temporal Mastery Spy Network Hazard Control)

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/230750638

5:40:00 - 6:12:00

Top 8: Craig Kuchar (Zacama Oath) vs Frank Singel (Vintage Lands)

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/230750900

6:30:00 - 7:12:04

Top 4: Charles Rolko (Jeskai Mentor) vs Ben Perry (Oath)

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/230751177

7:32:00 - 8:33:50

Finals: Frank Singel (Vintage Lands) vs Ben Perry (Oath)

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/230751580

9:39:00 - 10:57:52

The matches have also been uploaded to our youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpAK-R0_pmD3dnJZ32yJL0w

I must have messed up the time stamps so the first batch of videos are under 2 minutes and a few others uploaded that are way too long. The next batch are correct but I don't have our youtube login so I can't delete the mistakenly uploaded videos

Metagame breakdown:

Blue: 7

• Grixis Tinker
• Jeskai Mentor
• 4 Color Leovold
• U/R Delver
• 4 Color Leovold Kess
• U/B Control
• Esper Control

Oath: 6

• (4) Oath
• (2) Burning Paradoxical Oath

Shops: 6

• (1) 2 Card Monte
• (5) Ravager Shops

Misc: 5

• Vintage Lands
• Dredge
• Paradoxical Outcome Storm
• Spirits
• Infect

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@loukayza Thanks Dan. I figured you'd chime in! We were real professional with grabbing standings and such haha!

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We had 16 people show up to battle some vintage in Sandusky Ohio! We did Swiss + 1 now instead of a top 8 playoff so after 5 rounds, the top 5 finishers were as follows:

*The list should be -3 Sorcerous Spyglass and +2 Walking Ballista and +1 Mana Crypt but the deck was built in a rush.

Metagame Breakdown:

Blue: 5

• Big Fish, Little Fish
• Grixis Thieves
• Merfolk
• U/R Delver
• Steel City Vault Combo

Shops: 4

• 3 Ravager Shops
• 1 5 Color Stax

Oath: 3

• 2 Oath
• 1 Oath Tendrils Combo

Dragon: 2

Misc: 2

• Elves
• Dredge

Thanks to everyone that came! It was a fun event! We should be announcing the next TSO soon! Likely it will be at Kidforce Collectibles in Berea Ohio! Hope to see you there!