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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!

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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.)

Season 6 Starts January 3rd!

8 players will compete for 3 spots in the league starting the Tuesday after New Year’s. Check out our hype video HERE.

One of these 4 players will win a spot during week 1: Reid Duke, Kevin Cron, Oliver Tiu, Andy Probasco

Then one of these 4 will win a spot during week 2: Stephen Menendian, Rachel Agnes, Rodrigo Togores, Caleb Durward

The remaining 6 will play double elimination for the final spot during the last two shows in January. That will round out our newly expanded cast to 12 players when the regular season starts on February 7th.

Meanwhile, here are the players already confirmed for Season 6:

Randy Buehler
Rich Shay
Paul Rietzl
Brian Kelly
David Ochoa
Eric Froehlich
David Williams
Chris Pikula
Bob Maher