Team Vintage!

Team Vintage Super League starts on Thursday (yes, Thursday) April 19th at 6pm pacific time. The show will follow the same format as the very successful Team Modern season: 8 teams submitting 6 different decks, banning one, and then playing best 4 out of 7 Conqueror style (aka, the winner of any given match keeps playing). We will use the same structure as well: 2 rounds of Swiss with the two 2-0’s getting byes into the Top 4 and the four 1-1’s playing for the other two spots.

TVSL R1 Schedule

Here is the slate of teams that will be competing:

(In video form: https://youtu.be/Sl0nmlhAolk)

The Academy – Rich Shay, Brian Kelly, Andy Markiton

So Many Insane Plays – Stephen Menendian, Kevin Cron, Jason Jaco, (alternate: Andy Probasco)

Scottsdale Foundation – Paul Rietzl, David Williams, Matt Sperling, (alternate: Bob Maher)

Cardsphere.com – Reid Duke, Eric Froehlich, Randy Buehler

Hornet Queens – Rachel Agnes, Erin Campbell, Athena Froehlich

ChannelFireball – Luis Scott-Vargas, Josh Utter-Leyton, Matt Nass, Sam Pardee

Blue Crab Club – Seth Manfield, Jarvis Yu, Ari Lax

Snapcardster.com – Andreas Petersen, Michael Bonde, Thomas Enevoldsen, (alternate: Julian Knab)

This season should be awesome! See you on Thursday nights (or on YouTube)!

Note: This show is supported (but not financially sponsored) by Wizards of the Coast. Visit https://www.patreon.com/SuperLeague if you want to help fund this and future shows.

VSL Season 7 is Here!

VSL Preseason Teaser

Our format this season has 12 players and we’ll play 9 matches each, with the top 4 records advancing to the playoffs (ties broken by More Magic ™). Each week of the regular season will feature 4 competitors playing 3 matches each, with the makeup of each group being determined randomly.

In addition, all 12 players have agreed not to submit the same deck twice (during the regular season, anyway). We’re looking forward to some quite spicy brewing as we explore the new meta created by the recent changes to the B&R list!

You can support the show on Patreon.

Playoff Time!

VSL Playoffs

For season 6 the playoffs are double round robin. That means everyone plays everyone on Tuesday night March 28, and then they submit new decks and run it back again on Tuesday April 4. At the end of 6 matches each (12 total) whoever has the best record is our winner. If there’s a tie, we will play More Magic ™.

Next Set of Groups:

Group 1: Feb 28

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Group 2: March 7

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Group 3: March 14

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Rules reminder: 1st and 2nd place from Group 1 make the playoffs, along with 1st place from Group 2, and 1st place from the Wildcard Group. The Wildcard Group plays on March 21st and is composed of 3rd and 4th from Group 1, 2nd from Group 2, and 1st from Group 3. Anyone tied for last (on match wins) in Group 3 is demoted to next season’s Play-In Tournament.

Tiebreakers reminder:

Most match wins in current group

Game win % in current group

Head to Head, looking at the entire season

Match win % for entire season

Game win % for entire season

Play more Magic

Regular Season Groups and Format!

Group A plays Feburary 7th:

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Then Group B plays on February 14th:

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And Group C battles on February 21st:

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Each group will play a round robin on their night (6 total matches). Then we make a second set of groups based on how everyone does: the 3 winners and the best 2nd place finisher go to Group 1. The “middle” four players go to Group 2. And the 3 losers and the worst 3rd place finisher go to Group 3.

After that come the playoffs: The top two from Group 1 (aka the “winners group”) make the playoffs, along with the winner of Group 2. The 4th person in the playoffs will be the winner of the Wild Card group, which will be composed of the other 2 from Group 1, the runner-up from Group 2, and the winner of Group 3.

(Meanwhile anyone tied for last in Group 3 gets relegated down to the play-in tournament for Season 7.)