Season V is a-rolling!
The first tournament of season V was a success, 19 players attended and they brought a wide variety of decks with them. Congratulations to Arjan for taking the win!
The metagame of this tournament was as said very, very diverse and some decks I personally considered to be in the category of has-beens. Kudos to Henri for bringing Dr. Teeth (Psychatog's pet name, seriously every time I see this card I'm singing 'Calling Dr. Love' by Kiss but replacing the Love with teeth :P)and posting a good result with it. In the end he couldn't quite cope with High Tide. In the final game I saw Henri had all the tools he would theoretically want, scepter-counterspell, a hindering touch and plenty of mana, however, a well-timed early frost caused Henri to cast the Touch to signal Allard he knew he had lost the game. Speaking of High Tide, I loved seeing this take on storm, nice.
Another two decks I didn't expect to be posting a good result these days were the Affinity decks, how we live and learn... :) By the by, I love how these two decks, which on paper have such similar strategies, can still be so different.
Special attention obviously has to go to the U/B the Rack deck wielded by Arjan. I am pleased to see a deck with a heavy discard package and black's solid removal suite taking the night (I played black for the very same reason, so I can say that at least I had an inkling of a good idea, right? Right...?:P). To be honest I think that we can expect a variety of decks supported by the controlling power offered by discard and heavy removal in the future.
The top 8 was complemented by two decks both running its own kind of annoying little critter ;) On one hand we had the very well known Faeries buzzing around everyone's head and needle-pricking them to death, on the other hand Martijn's soul sisters let his life total reach for the heavens (Gods, why didn't I play mass removal...)
All in all, a good tournament so sayeth Johan and I! Lots of peepz and cool decks. Looking forward to next month!