You see, as fortune would have it, I ran across this link in the PDCMagic.com Standard forums this morning, announcing a special Player Run Event tomorrow afternoon beginning at 5pm EDT hosted by an online clan known as BestDeal. While I am unfamiliar with this clan, I am excited to see that the format has garnered enough attention that they would host a special Standard Pauper event.
So here's how it works. According to the announcement in the Player Run Events forum, this will be a Swiss event, tentatively running for four rounds but potentially continuing until only a single player remains undefeated. There are three prizes in contention:
- A most unique deck prize of 2 tickets, awarded for the most innovative or unique deck idea.
- A best sportsmanship prize, also of 2 tickets, awarded to the most courteous and respectful player.
- And last but not least, a full set of all of the cards in Standard Pauper, awarded to the first place finisher. Yes, you read that right. A full set! This is a fantastic prize!
To participate, you need to send a valid decklist to MTGOBESTDEAL@GMAIL.COM by the time the tournament is scheduled to start, which is Friday 12th July 5pm EDT. You will need to join the BestDeal chat room (/join BestDeal) and all games will be played out in the Anything Goes (or Moving On Up on the new client) room.
I certainly will be there, and I hope I will even be able to record my matches. Hope to see you there!