Pro Tour Return to Ravnica come home to Seattle, the mother land, to battle Modern. Players on and off camera struggled with rapidly changing trigger rules and issues with life total changes. Perhaps taking a cue from Yuuya Watanabe’s Player’s Championship win, about 1/3 of the field played Jund–much to Twitter’s consternation. Yuuya himself carved his way to the finals to face Stanislav Cifka, who went an amazing 17-1 to into the finals. Cifka’s Leyline of Sanctity shut down Yuuya’s anti-combo tools and, much to Twitter’s further consternation, Cifka’s Eggs combo (dubbed “Second Breakfast”) took the match 3-1 while Yuuya helpfully counted Storm and mana for Cifka.
In other news, Aaron Forsythe stepped in to the booth to signal Wizard’s willingness to experiment in support of the Modern format. Mid-next year, a Modern Masters set reprinting important modern cards (Goyf!) will see a limited run of boosters. We’ll even have a Modern Masters draft Grand Prix. Could this help transition Modern from a Magic Online format to a paper format as well?
As always, good luck to everyone playing in #PTRTR. Remember, don't break the format unless you are prepared to buy us a new one.— Mark Schick (@markdash12) October 19, 2012
the rumors are true nivmagus elemental on camera #ptrtr— johnathon garner (@heroeskage) October 19, 2012
This Nivmagus deck is sweet and all, but if Jund is a rough matchup (is it not?), why play it in a field expected to be full of Jund? #PTRTR— Joey Pasco (@AffinityForBlue) October 19, 2012
Morlock is pretty good but doesn't stand up for himself. He definitely shouldn't say "That's fine" because he doesn't want trouble. #PTRTR— Alaric Stein (@PlatypusJedi) October 19, 2012
I called a judge, answered all his questions honestly, and was DQed. It was a surprise to both of us. I hope we both grow from this. #ptrtr— Jackie Lee (@JackieL33) October 20, 2012
i was watching Jackie Lee's game where she got DQ'd. it's absurd that she was. if the rules state she should be DQ'd, then the rules are bad— Jesse Mason (@KillGoldfish) October 20, 2012
The Jackie Lee DQ sucks, but people's bias concerning the matter showcases why most people shouldn't become judges. :— Eric Klug (@klug_alters) October 20, 2012
If the Semis are anywhere close to the Quarters as far as tension, we're in for one hell of a show. #ptrtr— Sam Davis (@samdavisboyhero) October 21, 2012
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