Magic players qualified for the Star City Games Open Series Invitational event congregated in Indianapolis this past weekend to compete for a Pro Tour-level prize pool that dwarfs any independent tournament series hosted by SCG’s competitors. The usual Twitter coverage of the event was supplemented by arguments, insults and disagreements between some Channel Fireball personalities and fans of the SCG Open series and its players. Players and viewers showed up on Twitter to defend their SCG Open Champion Gerry Thompson. Likewise, fans threw heavy support behind series regular and SCG Blue member Brian Braun-Duin who ended up in Top Eight. In the end, Lauren Nolen took down the event, sporting a Delver deck in both formats and taking down Michael Hetrick in the finals.
About to start round 1 at the #SCGINVI in Indy!— Corbin Hosler (@Chosler88) June 15, 2012
Are they playing inside of a cage?CAGE MATCH!!!!! #SCGINVI— Trevor Holness (@tholness) June 15, 2012
Evan, the king of hype. Love watching you at work. You should be a fight promoter #scginvi— Patrick Pane (@thepanetrain) June 15, 2012
Defeated Dave Thomas on camera, moving to 5-0. #scginvi Gogo Griselbrand!— Gerry Thompson (@G3RRYT) June 15, 2012
Okay, I'm going to let you guys pick my Legacy deck. Whatever archetype gets the most suggestions, I'll play tomorrow. Hit me! #SCGinvi— Drew Levin (@drewlevin) June 16, 2012
@efropoker Reap and Sow.— Riki Hayashi (@mtgRikipedia) June 16, 2012
@efropoker well it feels like the SCG tournaments are their own little world, whenever they say "in the world" I just hear "in SCG tourneys"— Paulo Vitor (@PVDDR) June 17, 2012
GERRY IS NOT IN THE FINALS. STOP SAYING HIS NAME. STOP. STOP. STOP. STOP. STOP. STOP. STOP. #SCGINVI— Dave E (@NewCardSmell) June 17, 2012
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