With week 7 now on the books, the rankings are shaping up with Julian alone at the lead, now having back to back win-and-in’s for the rest of the season. Will he be able to pull it off and make it to the championships? Probably, he’s not very mediocre after all.
Week 7 was a bad week for Cabal Therapy; being the primary interaction for Dayv against Caleb’s Tinfins list, it acted exclusively as vampiric tutor for Caleb leading to a few quick attacks for 22 and the match.
Soon after, Danny found himself in a similar situation but managed to pull off the game one win against a bad matchup by resolving 4 planeswalkers against Brett’s Sneak and Show. With 14 cards from the sideboard coming in, he still struggled against a resolved sneak attack, but game 3, through a combination of counterspells and Brett dealing 18 damage to himself with his manabase and phyrexian spells, eventually got in there with two veteran explorer beats for the win.
Round 3, Lejay mulligans to 3 and loses to t2 thought-knot seer, t3 reality smasher (swing for 9), t4 activate mishra’s factory, swing for 11. Game two didn’t fare much better, with Romario having T1 Thorn of Amethyst into turn 2 Thorn of Amethyst. Having found 0 answers to them, and Romario immediately sticking some threats, Lejay succumbs to the hate and takes his fourth loss.
Round 4, Tim has a choice to discard griselbrand of tidespout tyrant in a hedge to draw either show and tell or exhume. He bins the tidespout, then draws exhume, and Julian has an opening to glimpse into a shaman of the pack kill before tidespout can get there. Game two Julian has a timely surgical extraction for T2 Iona, Shield of Emeria, lands deathrite shaman and scavenging ooze to invalidate the graveyard strategy, and then topdecks craterhoof behemoth to kill Tim on the spot and take sole possession of the top seed.
This leaves Tim and Caleb currently tied for second place with only 3 more weeks to go.
Week 7 Results:
|Dayv Doberne (Nic Fit)||(Tin Fins) Caleb Durward|
|Danny Batterman (Cube)||(Sneak Show) Brett Jayne|
|Jean-Mary Accart (Doomsday)||(Eldrazi) Romario Neto|
|Julian Knab (Elves)||(Reanimator) Tim Akpinar|
Week 8 Pairings:
|Dayv Doberne (Nic Fit)||vs|| (Sneak Show) Brett Jayne
|Julian Knab (Elves)||vs||(Eldrazi) Romario Neto|
|Joe Lossett (Tezzerator)||vs||(Reanimator) Tim Akpinar|
|Jean-Mary Accart (Doomsday)||vs||(Tin Fins) Caleb Durward|
Week #7 Standings:
Top 3 makes playoffs
|1st||Julian “itsJulian” Knab||5-1||Elves|
|2nd||Tim “ziggy_stardust” Akpinar||4-2||Reanimator|
|2nd||Caleb “CalebDMTG” Durward||4-2||Tin Fins|
|4th||Joe “oarsman79” Lossett||3-3||Tezzerator|
|5th||Jean-Mary “Lejay” Accart||3-4||2012 Doomsday|
|5th||Danny “DBatterskull” Batterman||3-4||Planeswalker|
|7th||Brett “BrettWJayne” Jayne||2-4||Sneak Show|
|7th||Dayv “Sunyveil” Doberne||2-4||Nic Fit|
|7th||Romario “romariovidal” Neto||2-4||Eldrazi|
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