Hi, I'm Thomas Snodgrass and I'll be helping to organize season two of the online testing league, the Untap Vintage League.
How does it work? Swiss rounds are played continuously week to week, before a cut to top 8.
Last season we had 33 participants and the following metagame:
About the Untap Vintage League
We've run these leagues for other formats too. Anything from Legacy to Frontier has fired with 40-50+ people. The unique opportunity here is to connect with the larger online Vintage community while also mentoring in the next generation of Vintage players. If there's interest, we'll stream some of the matches too.
What if you've never played on Untap.in? That's no problem, there's an excellent guide on the Untap.in wiki. Also, there's a channel on the discord server dedicated to helping new users and I'm happy to answer any questions below.
This past week, 33 Vintage players submitted lists for our first Untap Vintage League. The two most popular archetypes were Paradoxical Storm and Ravager Shops, coming in at 27% and 24% of the metagame, respectively. If you combine Ravager Shops with Stax, Workshop lists come in at an astounding 30% of the meta. You can find a complete breakdown along with decklists below.
Season One Decklists
- Czech Pile by SpottedGecko
Oath of Druids Lists
Survival of the Fittest Lists
Thought-Knot Seer Lists
- White Eldrazi by LubedTaco
Blood Moon Lists
- Moon Stompy by FunPheonix
Mishra's Workshop Lists
- Stax by Jankhub
- Stax by number four
- Battleball Shops by Toastmckoth
- Ravager Shops by filthyc4sual
- Ravager Shops by Swizzle63
- Ravager Shops by Alfu
- Ravager Shops by Riley
- Ravager Shops by Zirk
- Ravager Shops by Walkman_84
- Ravager Shops by Derpyefalant
Golgari Grave-Troll Lists
Delver of Secrets Lists
Teferi, Hero of Dominaria Lists
- Jeskai Mentor by AwesomeMrJ
Paradoxical Outcome Lists
- Sai, Paradoxical Outcome by Mars (with The Antiquities War!)
- Sai, Paradoxical Outcome by Prosner
- Storm by Mussie (Tendrils of Agony list)
- Paradoxical Storm by Kayla
- Paradoxical Storm by DiamondCommando
- Paradoxical Storm by Nas
- Paradoxical Storm by gaudard
- Paradoxical Storm by captgouda24
- Paradoxical Storm by Garzo
Participants can find raw lists and player availabilities here and feel free to join us on discord to follow the action live! As always, I am indebted to the volunteer staff at the Untap Vintage League, without whom we wouldn't be able to launch this tournament series. While a lot of these lists may seem a bit raw, I do think it's of interest to see what the next generation of Vintage players are testing and brewing. Questions? Comments? Please don't hesitate to reach out through social media, discord, or below.
@aelien I honestly think that within the context of an online league with judges (what we do in the Untap Vintage League), it's not so different from playing in paper. Can people miss triggers and things? Sure. If you do, just call a judge!
Obviously a lot of us just play on modo, or at irl events. That's a great way to experience Vintage. The Untap Vintage League is just another opportunity. The users tend to be younger, but fresh blood isn't the worst thing for our format.