It looks like the theme of the week is invites, be they to the Pro Tour or the Invitational. Star City Games went head to head with the Final Four in Atlanta this weekend. Spells were slung, puns were had, and the tweets flowed like Spice. With 283 players invited and a mixed-format tournament, this competition was all but easy. The Top 8 was stacked like a Bertoncini shuffle and the matchups were about as “upsetting.” When the dust settled, Gerry Thompson took down his second crown, making him the only person with two Invitational championships. Most notably, however, all the fans of the Star City Token series eagerly await Gerry finally getting his own token … wait.
99% of me wants to call out of work to watch the #SCGINVI Sadly, the 1% always wins.
— Joe Jancuk (@DrKnockels) April 5, 2013
— Casey Hupke (@hackeyesup) April 5, 2013
2-1 got crushed by that mono blue thing that was just on the stream. Knew what was coming and it still didn’t matter #SCGINVI
— Chris Marshall (@TopherMarsh) April 5, 2013
Pernicious Reid. #SCGINVI
— Michele Marconi (@Cloudscraper) April 5, 2013
— CML (@CMLisawesome) April 5, 2013
@mtgkoby he played loosely for sure. No cheating, just a mistake. The community at large, however may not share that POV, unfortunately.
— Lisa Seelye (@thedoh) April 5, 2013
This Flores interviewis painful… #scginvi
— Joe Leo (@JO3L3O) April 5, 2013
— Jacob Kory (@MTGKoby) April 6, 2013
— Js Lanoue (@JsLanoue) April 6, 2013
Wow, impressive mulligan, I’m not sure if it’s correct but 3 land Jace and Terminus is something I would keep versus RUG delver. #SCGINVI
— Jan van der Vegt (@DasDzy) April 6, 2013
Can’t ever beat Ross Merriam…9-5 at #scginvi and dead for top 8….
— Dan Musser (@Daniis7) April 6, 2013
— TheRealMarkDizon (@MarkDizon) April 7, 2013
That was a sweet game.Emrakul NOT GOOD ENOUGH!#SCGINVI
— Daniel Kaplan (@Mordot7) April 7, 2013
I might have been cheering for batterskull on every bob trigger #scginvi
— Brandon Makowecki (@hermitdruid) April 7, 2013
@jonhammack Hey waiiiiiit… you’re just trying to give alcohol poisoning to anyone excited to watch an elves matchup!
— Tim (@utopian238) April 7, 2013
Also, this top 8 has been chock full of upsets so far! Makes for exciting coverage when the underdog pulls off their 20% match #SCGInvi
— USS Beatdown (@CapnTopDeck) April 7, 2013
Made it into the finals of the Invitational! #SCGINVI
— Shaheen Soorani (@shaheenmtg) April 7, 2013
— Carlos Pal (@CPal90_MTG) April 7, 2013
— Vader Magic (@VaderMagic) April 8, 2013
— Jason Reedy (@jasonlreedy) April 8, 2013
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