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Duelers, Welcome…

Please ensure you read the whole post. Things have changed with Kaladesh…

***Welcome to the Fair***

Whether you are a player or participant, I’d like to welcome you to the tournament! My name is Kryder and I am the host and judge for this tournament! I run these tournaments to provide a fun and competitive tournament environment and to showcase our players within the community.

**Participants**

Players are expected to contact their opponents in a timely manner after Match pairings go up every week and should keep in contact with me if they are unavailable at any point during the tournament. When in doubt if you should contact me about something, contact me!

Games will be recorded at a minimum either via 3rd party recording software (such as OBS or other suitable freeware) or via twitch via autoarchive. After the game, only the winner of the match is required to post video links to their recording (This is a change from previous tournaments...see the rules for Recording/Streaming for more details).

For persons requiring assistance setting up a Twitch.tv stream, NGA’s very own Nighthawk has produced a short video located HERE to help set it up. Please also remember to set your bitrate to 2500 to avoid a jerky video and use the “Archive Broadcast” feature which is in the description of the video. I would also recommend doing some test streams before your matches to make sure everything is working. Any trouble, please do not hesitate to ask.

If you do stream your match via Twitch.tv, I would prefer that you either minimize the chat window or minimize Twitch for the match, but no one is required to do so by any rules. I realize many players (and audience members as well) like to interact during the match, and that is great. However, if I feel there is a perception of coaching and/or cheating, the player will be punished accordingly.

Remember, this is a free, fun, tournament. Let the players play, stay out of your opponents Twitch stream, and stay out of their decision making.

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***Tournament Table of Contents***


Tournament Rules
Tournament Sponsors
Tournament Donation Link
Participant Decklist and Twitch.tv/You Tube links
Tournament Timeline
Round 1 Pairings and Results
Round 2 Pairings and Results
Round 3 Pairings and Results
Round 4 Pairings and Results
Round 5 Pairings and Results
Elite 8 Pairings and Results
Final 4 Pairings and Results
Finals Pairings and Results
Prize Pool
Important Links


Let’s have a great tournament!

**Tournament Rules**


1. Commitment - This is the first rule because it is the most important of all. Tournament rounds will last a maximum of 7 days and it is your responsibility to complete your matches in a timely manner. Anyone who misses a deadline (without first contacting me) will be immediately dropped from the tournament and excluded from any future tournaments. If you can't fully commit to this tournament then simply don't join it. If there are mitigating circumstances on why your games cannot be played or you are having issues contacting your opponent, you need to contact me soonest. After the 3rd round, I will be accepting drops from players with no repercussions in future tournaments.

If you will be unavailable for any length of time during the tournament you need to let me know so I am not blindsided by your absence. You should also let your opponent know, if possible.

2. Tournament Format - The tournament is a 5-round Swiss tournament. The top 8 players will then play single elimination until there is a single winner. All rounds are best of 3 games, with the exception of the final match, which is best of 5 games.

There are no Sideboards for this tournament.

3.Decklists - Each player will register one (1) deck of 60+ cards. All decks will be submitted in secret to me and then published once all submissions have been received. Once you have settled on you deck list, send it in to me by sending me a PM.

The PM to me needs to be in the following format:

Your name
Your contact information (such as reddit info and/or NGA username, YouTube and/or Twitch.tv account information
Email [only if you want it published!])
Decklist Name (example: Gruul Aggro, Mosters Inc., etc…)

**It is your responsibility as a participant to ensure the posted decklist matches the decklist you intend to play before the tournament commences, so check the player decklist link and ensure what is posted is correct.**

4. Illegal Cards - The first penalty for playing an illegal card (otherwise known as a card NOT on your submitted decklist) is a game loss. The second penalty is a match loss. The third penalty is tournament expulsion. I suggest creating a special copy of your tournament deck and giving it a unique name so that you never modify it by mistake.

There is no statute of limitations on this, though it will not change results retroactively.

5. Intentional Drawing - In paper Magic tournaments, it is common for players to intentionally draw matches in order to secure a place in the Top 8. Since the purpose of this tournament is content creation, intentional drawing will not be allowed. You have to play your matches.

6. Disconnects - If there is a disconnect, we will assume that it was unintentional and replay the match UNLESS it is clearly obvious that one of the players had an insurmountable advantage and would have likely won. This needs to be agreed upon by BOTH players, and I need to know this via PM that you both were in agreement. If both players do not agree, replay the match anyway and then PM me with your video link (to include timestamps where this DC occurred) and I will make the call. If it is not clear there will be a winner within several turns by my estimation, the game will be voided and the results of the following games will count. If I decide there would have been a clear winner within several turns, I will award that player the win for that game and the results will stack in order from that game, if necessary.

Remember this is a friendly tournament and aims to promote a fun and competitive tournament environment and to showcase our players within the community ...don't be a dick, that’s my job. But also, don’t be afraid to call an issue to my attention; just be respectful.

7. Bugged Cards - A lot of these have been corrected, but some were not. Instead of going over individual cards, here's the basic rule: You, the player, will have (hopefully) been practicing with your deck for some time and know any buggy interactions that occur with the cards you have selected for your deck.

Regardless of what you can do, don't do anything that is contrary to the rules of the cards/game as written. If the game forces you to do something that is contrary to the rules, make it right (ie, if you get away with casting/doing something for free and there should have been a cost, add the appropriate mana to your mana pool and let it drain at the end of the current phase).

If there are any questions or something happens mid-game, finish the game and send me video of the event...I’ll make the rules call. If a card causes a disconnection, before the next match starts all players will have the option to replace the card(s) in question if it is in their original decklist for the rest of the tournament. If players do not change the card out, any further bugged interaction caused by that card will cause them to receive a game loss.

8. Recording/Streaming - Participants are to either stream their games via Twitch and archive and/or record their games. This is two-fold; first to create Magic Duels content. Second, to have a record of your actions in case arbitration is required. If there is a discrepancy with your games I will need to have evidence (ie, the recording) to judge it fairly.

In a change from previous tournaments, only the winner of the round is required to post the link to their twitch archive and/or post their recording to youtube; the loser of that round is not required to post their video links, though it is encouraged.

Failure for the winner to post their video will incurs a game loss.

Make sure your recording is working BEFORE you play your matches. If for some reason you are having problems, you'll need to contact me.

9. Arbitration - I am the judge for this tournament. All rules, arbitration, prize distribution, demerits, etc...will be conducted by me for the entirety of the tournament and all decisions are final.

If there is need for arbitration, unless I am currently watching the game (if you are streaming, in which case I'll issue a ruling on the spot), FINISH THE GAME AND MATCHES if possible! I will make a decision when I look at the replay. This is just in case there was no violation of the rules.

Players requesting arbitration (and their opponents) will PM me with the link to the match in question with the appropriate time stamp so I can quickly make a determination and issue a ruling.

If any play, interaction, bug, etc...gets under your skin, puts you on tilt, gets you salty, whatever...stop and give yourself 5 minutes between a game to chill and get your head on straight. This is a friendly competition, so treat everyone with respect (including yourself).

10. Cheating - Don't cheat. Pretty much that simple. This includes stream sniping, taking advice from your audience while on twitch (also known as coaching), someone else watching your opponents gameplay and feeding you information, etc...penalty for cheating, whether it is defined in the rules as written or defined at a later date, is immediate DQ and ban from the next tournament.

If you think it could be cheating, you probably shouldn't be doing it. If you have questions about it, PM me soonest.

11. Wheaton's Law - Don't be a dick. Seriously. That's my job if it's absolutely necessary. Your job is to have fun and showcase yourself. If you have a problem with the gameplay, getting together with your opponent, the way something went down in the game...whatever the problem, the correct answer is to let me know and I will deal with it.

One last thing...Have fun, Duelers!


**Tournament Sponsors**
Wizards of the Coast
Nogoblinsallowed.com
The Duels Subreddit
MagicDuelsHelper
Magic Duels Wikia

**Tournament Donation Link**
Donation link All donations go towards prize money for the top 4 competitors in each tournament. Please specify which tournament you are donating to otherwise I will split it as evenly as possible.

**Participant Decklist and Twitch.tv/You Tube links**
tSh1rt
holysacrebleu
PureSynthesia
MrNiceGuyyy249
xxUNBEATABLExx2
ThatsSoBlazin
Insert_Witty_Name
CovertGo Blue
InfamousGemini
Smoothjulz
heebeejeebeez
Black Barney
hnqE
Wreckedem420
yankspanker

**Tournament Timeline**

Signups start right now...put your interest below on this thread. Once you email me your decklist you are in and I’ll put your decks up and make them public as stated below. Decklist are due at 1800 EST on 29 October to give me time to go over them and make sure they look good. Decklist will be posted on 30 October for the players to look over and ensure that is what they are playing. Make sure your decklist are correct! Once Round 1 Pairings go up, that is the deck you are using for the tournament.

Once a round is completed, I’ll tally up the results and get the next round started soonest...no need to wait until the end, but no rush to get there, either.


**Round 1 Pairings and Results** 1 November - 1800 7 November



Round 1 games


Tsh1rt vs CovertGo Blue[spoiler]Tsh1rt defeats CGB 2-1[/spoiler]
MrNiceGuy248 vs Black Barney[spoiler]MrNiceGuy 2-1 over Black Barney[/spoiler]
PureSynthesia vs. xxUNBEATABLExx2[spoiler]Pure beats UNBEATABLE 2-0[/spoiler]
Smoothjulz vs. WreckeDem420[spoiler]Smoothjulz wrecks WreckeDem 2-1[/spoiler]
hnqE vs InfamousGemini[spoiler]hnqE defeats Infamous Gemini 2-0 (adjusted to 2-1 due to no video)[/spoiler]
Insert_Witty_Name vs HolySacrebleu
[spoiler]HolySacrebleu wins by decision 2-1[/spoiler][/spoiler]

**Round 2 Pairings and Results**
8 November - 1800 14 November


round 2 games


**Round 3 Pairings and Results** 15 November - 1800 21 November
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ThatsSoBlazin vs WreckeDem420
Spoiler


Tsh1rt vs Yankspanker
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Black Barney vs Smoothjulz

Spoiler


InfamousGemini vs MrNiceGuy249
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heebeejeebeez vs Unbeatable
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hnqE vs PureSynthesia
Game 1
Game 2

CGB vs holysacrebleu
Game 1
Game 2








**Round 4 Pairings and Results** 22 November - 1800 30 November (US Holidays)

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ThatsSoBlazin vs Smoothjulz
Game 1
Game 2
Spoiler


MrNiceGuy248 vs Unbeatable
Three
Different
Links
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InfamousGemini vs yankspank
All the games under one link
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Black Barney vs Heebeejeebeez

Spoiler


CovertGo Blue vs PureSynthesia
Game of the Week!
Spoiler


HolySacreblue vs Wreckedem420
Game 1, 2 Lag
Game 2 (3rd replay due to lag), Game 3
Spoiler


TSh1rt vs hnqE
The Match of the Unbeaten
Spoiler




**Round 5 Pairings and Results**
1 December - 1800 7 December

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**Elite 8 Pairings and Results** 8 December - 1800 12 December

**Final 4 Pairings and Results**
13 December - 1800 20 December

**Finals Pairings and Results** 13 December - 1800 20 December

**Prize Pool** - All donators for the prize pool will be listed under the Sponsors section...please take the time to thank them and visit their websites if linked.

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I notice the word "sideboard" is absent from this post.

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I notice the word "sideboard" is absent from this post.


2. Tournament Format - The tournament is a 5-round Swiss tournament. The top 8 players will then play single elimination until there is a single winner. All rounds are best of 3 games, with the exception of the final match, which is best of 5 games.

There are no Sideboards for this tournament.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:13 pm 
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How comes no sideboard. I thought we had 67% of the vote.

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I'm in.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:19 am 
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How comes no sideboard. I thought we had 67% of the vote.


Kryder made the right choice by not including them. When I checked around lunch yesterday, YES had 59% of the votes. When I was going to bed it was 65% and this morning a lot of shenanigans popped up with a sudden rise of new accounts. When giving the option to vote and that power is being abused, it's a justified choice not to include sideboards.

This makes me sad tho, I was really looking forward in creating a transformational deck with the sideboards. Also, the forum activity of the last days/weeks made me decide not to stream my games (which I really enjoy).

And a special thanks to Kryder for opting and polling the sideboards + hosting all of this again. :party:

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count me in
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:57 am 
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I'm in Kryder.

Do you prefer Decklist by PM or email ? Your post says both but I'm guessing PM

So I can't have chat window open in Twitch right? Just want to be really clear on that.

Thanks for organizing this, should be fun. Thanks for allowing so much time for signup, I have no idea which of "my" decks I'm going to play yet

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I'm in Kryder.

Do you prefer Decklist by PM or email ? Your post says both but I'm guessing PM

So I can't have chat window open in Twitch right? Just want to be really clear on that.

Thanks for organizing this, should be fun. Thanks for allowing so much time for signup, I have no idea which of "my" decks I'm going to play yet


Well, you have my email where most do not...so you can do it either way, no worries. For most people, PM is the way to go. Just PM me here if you do send it to my email so I don't misplace it...I get 40-50 email on that account a day.

I would not have the chat window up during gameplay just so there is no perception of coaching. I'm not going up to Canada to check on you so unless it's pretty obvious that someone's coaching there isn't much that can be done. Just smart way to play, IMO.

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awesome thanks! PM it is :)

I'll close the Twitch chat window then. It's pretty obvious when I have it open cuz my face is lit up by it, and I'm talking non stop to the trash talking styles of our very own DJ. And I have to give the xbox a vocal command to close it when the match starts and you can see my face darken when the window closes.

Plus, it's fun to rewatch my matches after and see people talking about the lines of play I could have taken. It makes it super fun to rewatch for me after. I like bouncing into chat between the games too to see what's what.

thanks again for the clarifications

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I'll join. Decklist is in your inbox.

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wow, nice Gem. I can't decide what I'm going to play at all. I'll pick next Wednesday evening I think.

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Does anyone wish to playtest later tonight either on XbOne or iPad?

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Anyone around to play on XbOne?

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Anyone around to play on XbOne?


I could help you out. Send me a message on Xbox.

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Where have all the players gone??? I don't want to make top 8 by default. Also, Kryder, since wizards is a sponsor, could you get them to post an invite on the Facebook page?


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Where have all the players gone??? I don't want to make top 8 by default. Also, Kryder, since wizards is a sponsor, could you get them to post an invite on the Facebook page?


Already sent out an email to Wizards_Chris, but he does not work weekend. I am sure it will be up in a day or two.

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Count me in.

Also, where have all the salty ones gone to? Come back Chiang and Squeeps.


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