Hello readers! Its
been a while, the 2005 United States Nationals have come
and gone, and the 4 representatives from the US have
been chosen to go and represent us in worlds this
August! It was a great weekend and I had a fun time, but
I do have some comments to make...
It could have been a lot better, if it wasn't for the
luck factor in this current format. In the first round I
was sitting at my table, about 2 seats away was Evan
Vargas (AKA Sand-Trap from the CoTD's) and to my right
was T from Comic Odyssey, the former national champ! I
was in great company as you can imagine!
But, as it turns out, a lot of the so called "favorites"
for this event all lost the first round of the
tournament, off the top of my head...
And a lot more people from Team Savage, and Comic
Odyssey all lost the first round. Honestly though, it
was mostly because of the incredible luck their
opponents possessed. Look at my first round match for
He goes first, sets a single Magic or Trap, and ends. I
call the Scapegoats, and summon Breaker, add counter,
but don't remove, and attack. He activates the
Scapegoats and I hit one, setting my only m/t as a bluff
(I had a horrible hand). He goes and MST's my f/d bluff,
that's fine. He proceeds to summon Tribe Infecting Virus
and discard a sinister serpent for Beast, so he would
have room to play....
Graceful Charity (Discard DMoC)
Pot Of Greed
Premature Burial + DMoC
Black Luster Soldier - Envoy
That was...around 9,000 damage, on turn 2. That was
fine, in game 2, I didn't see enough of his deck in game
one to realize that he Main Decked 2 Messenger Of
Peace's. He basically stalled me hitting me for around
1000 at a time, after his strong opening of Pot Of Greed
and Delinquent Duo.
My second round opponent looked as though he had only
been playing for a while, and pulled off a triple Pot Of
Greed by turn 4 with a single Delinquent Duo.
I wont bore you with details, I was so disgusted after
my 2nd round lost, that I dropped from the tournament,
and went back to the hotel to swim until day 3.
Other then the actual Nationals Swiss part of the
weekend, it was great. Many people that deserved top 8
didn't get top 8 because of this luck factor, but
hopefully that will be changed with the new banned and
restricted list in October.
I must give many props to: Jerry Wang, Max Suffridge,
Miguel Garcia, and Bryan Coronel from Team Overdose,
Team Nexus, and Team Alpha Omega for getting top 8 at
this event, good luck at worlds you guys!
Well, I had my friends with me from all over the US,
Chris from California took a plane down and rode with us
to Nat's, as did a few friends from Texas, they all got
home safely, and we are still tired from this great
weekend! I don't have a lot of time on my hands right
now, but expect a full Deck Fix by the end of the week.
But for now, I must leave you...
Peace for now...