It was a great tournament. No less than 26 people showed up, making this the second biggest non-shark tournament in Scandinavia yet. The store where we played had its own bar, the tech was plentiful, and the ambience was great. A big group from Arvika joined up, as well as a car from Varberg, and the latest n00bcon winner Kalle from Gothenburg. I started out at 0-2, but eventually picked up some victories for a 3-2 record, missing top8 on my horrible tiebreakers. I have a bunch of pictures from the tournament, and hope to get a tournament report from the organiser or winner.
The top8 was diverse, with RG Berserk, Troll Disco, The Deck, Stasis, Nether Void Ponza, and two copies of Power Monolith. Power Monolith combo is clearly the real deal, with 2 out of 2 decks in the tournament going to the elimination rounds. The decks have pretty different builds though.
|Thomas's Power Monolith|
|Jhovalking's Power Monolith|
So, #MtgForLife. Four days, and we've raised $5,711. Some players are simply awe-inspiring, and players from everywhere contribute the way they can. Two days ago, a guy walked into a store in Sweden, sold his Unlimited Black Lotus, and promtly donated $1,500 to the campaign. That is god damn generous. I've talked to the owner of the Mindstage store in Gothenburg, and he is planning on hosting a charity tournament in his store in November. Greg Titcomb (@oldschoolmtg at instagram) has started a raffle to give perks from his own collection to any of his followers who supports the campaign. Shaman Ben of the MtgUnderground gave the money he would spend on his Beta Nevinyrral's Disk to #MtgForLife, and instead did this to his Unlimited Disk:
Again, we've raised over $5,700 in four days. It is reason to be proud. After the response from the stores in Sweden, lets see if we can get some of the large American stores on board as well!