The ball has started rolling on the Pimpvitational 14/15 tournament. It was originally planned to take place a couple of weeks ago, but it didn't pan out. Deciding on when, where, and most of all how to play it requires some strategic planning. Erik "Sehl" Larsson is on the case however, and I have confidence that it will eventually get settled. We have 10 months left after all.
There were no less than 89 players competing in 93/94 tournaments in Sweden last year. That's a lot of new faces in the community. With that in mind, it felt like it was time for a "Rookie of the Year" award to the new player with the most points from last season.
It was a tight race. Samuel "Anthrox" Lowejko got off to a great start with his top4 at n00bcon 6, and held the lead for a long time. Felipe Garcia was another strong contender, who won the Playoteket tournament in Scania, top4'd a couple of others, and was a millimetre off a Chaos Orb flip to top8 BSK.
In the end, Felipe and Samuel had to bow down to Jenny "Moxin" Arvidsson. Jenny's top4 at the 27-player Frippan Open tournament in December, along with many solid finishes (including a second place at the n00bcon warmup tournament) was enough to grant her the first rookie of the year award.
|Jenny with the trophy at n00bcon 7|
|Black Lotus and black stout. A good start for any deck in the format.|
|Jenny's monoblack from Frippan Open.|
|UR Burn from the n00bcon warmup tournament.|
Jenny is a pleasure to face both in a tournament and in a bar, and I'm looking forward to see new tech :)