A new article about the gatecrash prerelease and which guild to choose:
A few of the magic player who follow this blog will be delighted to read this.
Lets start a few months ago, when we all heard the incredible news from wizards announcing there would be no more “world championship”A lot of us were angry, frustrated and could not understand how wizards of the coast would do this to one of the greatest expressions of the magic year.
Now, we get this news. A different, more vibrant, and easier to qualify world championship. Where only country representatives play, and only for national pride, not for own glory.
Here the link to the news: http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/other/122311a
So there will be a world magic championship, where 4 players of every country will be battling and slinging spells. Who will be these 4? One will be the player with most professional points of the season. And 3 will be players who won three different qualifying tournaments held in the country. They will get the invite and the airfare paid to participate.
Here how this looks for Uruguay:
First place in professional points will be the one that got the best spot in the latin american gp or if anyone travels to one or more gps. Also if someone qualifies for a pro tour, he will most likely get the spot.
Theres a minimum amount of competitive points to have to be invited to them. Having 50 points is really not that hard, you could get them by:
1 gp trial y 2 small tourneys
5-10 small toruneys
FNM dont count to the competitive total.
So, the big thing will be winning one of these Grinders. We can assume that those who play them will be the better players, and since the prize is fairly interesting, there will be a lot of practice involved. But hey, someone has to win it, right?
All in all a great way to turn things around. A great game play enhancer and good prizes. Wizards shows us again they know how to do marketing.
If that one wasn’t interesting, then this one will be a lot less interesting.
This weekend are the Magic: The Gathering nationals.
For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, just think of a card game with strategy like chess, with the ability to choose which pieces to play and which one to leave out, and with a fantasy element added to it. Maybe you have seen some odd cards like the one on the bottom somewhere already, played by socially rejected, weird, often overweight or overly skinny kids. Its an interesting game for kids, with all the fantasy things, and an interesting game for grown-ups, who like strategy, role playing or adventure games. And there are the cash prizes to attract grown ups too. (we are talking about over 1.000.000U$S a year in prizes for big tourneys)
Anyway, ill be “wasting” my whole Sunday playing, trying to get hold of this years championship and the invite to play in worlds in San Francisco. I don’t feel pressured to win or anything, i already have a national champion title and a trip to japan under my belt from previous years. I just want to have a lot of fun and maybe go home with some prizes for being one of the top 8 players.
True to my history at national championships, ill be playing a rather “under the radar” deck of cards, trying to take more than one by surprise, and counting on the fact that they don’t know how to play against it.
If you are interested in the game, interested in fantasy games, or just curious about how this works, you can come by on Sunday to see some player slinging spells at each other, summoning creatures to fight or enchanting ancient artifacts :), or just say “hi”. We are going to be playing at “espacio Pliegues” Bvr. España 2697, 1 block from the “Ombú”.