Capital Chaos Online Championship – Event

We did it! We hosted 33 Old School magicians for a one-day, 6-round webcam tournament. We sent $350 to the Ottawa Food Bank, earmarked for COVID-19 relief.

We really appreciate those who took the time to play in the event as we adjust to our new normal.

I can’t say the event went without hiccups. We were planning on using Wizards’ event software and it turns out some features were locked, so we scrambled to find a solution before the tournament started. Between that, and a few technical difficulties as people got used to their setups, we had a late start. Thank you for not giving us too much of a hard time about it.

Deck representation

Some note-worthy observations:

  • Atog was the most represented deck (4), with all decks in the top half of standings, including 2 in Top 8.
  • BR Dreams Combo and Reanimator were the second-most represented, with 3 players each.
  • There were 2 copies in Reanimator in Top 8.
  • Dreams decks didn’t perform well, with all of them in the bottom 25%.
  • The Deck, UR Counterburn and Mono Black, Old School usual suspects, were not represented.

Prizes

We had prize cards for most creative and first through fourth. In addition, the person in first place could choose between an altered Unlimited Icy Manipulator or $33 in store credit at Multizone.ca. Second place would get the other. In addition, the best performing unpowered deck would get a set of Capital Chaos Power 9 proxies. Our prize recipients are:

  • Most Creative – Yannick B with Poisonous Lands
  • Best Unpowered – Pascal P with Mono U Aggro (21st in Swiss)
  • 1st Place – Mark E with Esper Reanimator (Unlimited Icy Manipulator)
  • 2nd Place – Eric DC with Initiates of the Juzam Hand ($33 at Multizone)
  • 3rd Place – Drew L with Bant Midrange
  • 4th Place – Will M with UWR CopyAtog

Drew and Mark faced off in the final round as the sole 5-0s, but despite that, Eric edged ahead on breakers by 0.05% on the third tie-breaker (opponent game percentage?).

Thank yous

There are lot of people to thank:

  • Everyone who played in the event and told their friends about it.
  • The folks from the Pestilence Open, who gave us tips on running a webcam tournament.
  • The folks from New England Old School and Geocities of Brass who lent us their Whereby rooms.
  • Multizone who did pairings and reporting for us so organizers could play.
    Use coupon code CAPITALCHAOS for 10% off on their website.

Final standings and decklists

1st: Mark E — 4c Reanimator

2nd: Eric DC – Initiates of the Juzam Hand

3rd: Drew L – Bant Midrange

4th: Will M – UWR CopyAtog

5th: Michael W – UG Pump

6th: Mike F – Atog

7th: Patrick B – Esper Reanimator

8th: Thomas A – Grumpy.dec (BW Void)

9th: Ben K – WUB Derelor

10th: Karl KR – Montreal Robot Special

11th: Joshua J – Atog

12th: Christopher Z – Deadguy Rack

13th: Ryan K – UW Shops

14th: Joel B – UWR Atog

15th: Will P – NO DECKLIST

16th: James C – Dwarves and Derelors

17th: Dylan K – UWR Skies

18th: Jason B – RW Forkin’ Weenies

19th: Louis E – UR Vise Burn

20th: Marc F – Grixis Atog

21st: Pascal P – Mono U Aggro BEST UNPOWERED

22nd: Nolan B – BR Troll Disco UNPOWERED

23rd: Brian M – Candleshops

24th: Shane C – Esper Reanimator

25th: David D – Forkin’ Mono R UNPOWERED

26th: Andy B – BR Dreams Combo

27th: Abraham C – WG Midrange

28th: Kaelen M – BR Dreams Combo

29th: Ben R – The Tomb: Grixis Control

30th: Michael S – BR Dreams Combo

31st: Yannick B – Poisonous Lands MOST CREATIVE

32nd: Lucas A – NO DECKLIST

33rd: Kevin V – BG Fallen Elves

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