My name is Joakim. I'm an oldschool "oldschool" player with a love for The Deck that I hope can bring me a Shark one day. This is my story of pimpvitational 2016.
It all started with me getting a late invite for the tournament (as I was #9 in the rankings) and we began to plan everything. Thanks to Mällroth and Kungmarkus we were playing this tournament in Karlstad at Mällroths place. The format ended up with singleton Alpha-Alliances, with the condition that you needed to have 5 cards from each set.
So when we found out what format we were gonna play the brewing began. I was sure about one thing; I will play control. When I first started to browse through all the expansions, I thought I should play blue-white-black control. But something changed when a friend of mine told me about playing a combo deck with Soldevi Digger + Browse + Time Walk and I was sold.
Now we were ready to travel to Mällroth and the guys from Varberg (Sehl, Elof and JummJumm) were to pick up me and Kalle (aka Egget) in Gothenburg before we would travel to Karlstad. But when we arrived to our meeting place in Gothenburg Egget was missing and we could not get a hold of him. If this was a normal tournament, like a PTQ, I would get really stressed right now, but I don't and that's what's really nice with these kind of tournaments. You have all day to play and all of the participating people are chill. So we wait a bit for Egget to wake up, and eventually go to his place to pick him up there instead.
Round 1 vs Artelas with Red/Blue aggro 2-1
|Highlander-96 R/G Aggro|
Round 7 Mällroth Blue/Black/White Control 2-0.
After the swiss I, Egget and JummJumm ended up with the same result, 5-2. Egget ended up in the finals since he beat both me and JummJumm, so JummJumm and I played a semifinal best of one. As I lost in the swiss to his Red/Green aggro I was a bit afraid of not making it to the finals, but I got a bit lucky with an early Abyss in the game and Millstone ending it fast.
|Spoils of victory, 2016 and 2013.|