The EDH Battle Royale VI: The Last Two Play-in Matches

 

The play-in division for The EDH Battle Royale VI is drawing to a close, and only two more decks will make it into the main event! These are our matchups today:

Match 14: My Maga, Traitor to Mortals vs. Krenko, Mob Boss vs. General Tazri

and

Match 15: Brianna’s Karametra, God of Harvests vs. Trostani, Selesnya’s Voice vs. Heliod, God of the Sun

Who will be our last two decks advancing to the main event? Let’s find out!

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Setting the stage:
• To read the introduction to The EDH Battle Royale VI, click here.
• To read about the first secret entrant this year, Brianna’s Xmas deck, Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons, click here.
• To read about the second secret entrant this year, Darby’s Xmas deck, The Locust God, click here.

The Play-in Division:
• To read about play-in division matchups 1-2, click here.
• To read about play-in division matchups 3-5, click here.
• To read about play-in division matchups 6-9, click here.
• To read about play-in division matchups 10-13, click here.

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Match 14: My Maga, Traitor to Mortals vs. Krenko, Mob Boss vs. General Tazri
Poor Maga. Every year, he struggles to ascend to his former glory (he’s a former Battle Royale winner), but every year since, he has ended up getting paired against two aggressive decks and eliminated in the first round.

This year was no different; the two aggro tribal decks beat the crap out of Maga, knowing that without the control deck in the mix, they’d be more easily able to kill each other, while Maga constantly Wrathed and fought to keep control.

At a precarious 2 life, Maga powered out his general using the mighty Black Market with X = 14 to kill off Krenko; sadly, this left him wide open to a Kor Entanglers from the Allies, who tapped his only blocker, then attacked him for the win.

Our second bad tribal deck, my General Tazri 5-color Allies, becomes my last deck to qualify for the main event!

Match 15: Brianna’s Karametra, God of Harvests vs. Trostani, Selesnya’s Voice vs. Heliod, God of the Sun
Everyone felt strongly going into this match that Karametra was the obvious favorite to win here, as the most powerful of the three decks. Unfortunately for her, that got her eliminated early, as Trostani unleashed a horde of token creatures backed up by a Collective Blessing and Eldrazi Monument to kill off the Theros God.

Sadly, things fell apart from here for Trostani. Both powerful team pump spells were destroyed, and the Clerics were able to set up their general Heliod with Cathars’ Crusade and Caged Sun to make tons of 2/1 Cleric tokens every turn. Trostani just could not find a way to stop this, and just like that, we had our winner, as the token swarm deck was ironically swarmed to death by tokens.

In a huge upset, Heliod, God of the Sun and tribal Clerics win our last match, becoming Brianna’s last deck to advance to the main event!

So after all the preliminary qualifying matches, these are each of our decks qualified for the main event:

MY DECKS:
Bruna, Light of Alabaster
Wort, the Raidmother
Keranos, God of Storms
Nekusar, the Mindrazer
General Tazri

DARBY’S DECKS:
Intet, the Dreamer
Noyan Dar, Roil Shaper
The Locust God
Kalemne, Disciple of Iroas
Marrow-Gnawer

BRIANNA’S DECKS:
Karlov of the Ghost Council
Zada, Hedron Grinder
Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons
Tishana, Voice of Thunder
Heliod, God of the Sun

Even though we didn’t know when we’d be starting the main event (likely in the new year), we decided to pair up the three blocks to see who’d be facing who.

These are the three blocks (the three separate tourneys we’ll hold to decide who competes in the finals):

BLOCK ONE:
General Tazri vs. Wort, the Raidmother vs. Intet, the Dreamer vs. Kalemne, Disciple of Iroas vs. Zada, Hedron Grinder

BLOCK TWO:
Bruna, Light of Alabaster vs. Nekusar, the Mindrazer vs. Marrow-Gnawer vs. Karlov of the Ghost Council vs. Tishana, Voice of Thunder

BLOCK THREE:
Keranos, God of Storms vs. The Locust God vs. Noyan Dar, Roil Shaper vs. Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons vs. Heliod, God of the Sun

Remember, each deck in a block will face each other deck within that block in three-way matches, and the deck with the best overall record will advance to the finals.

We have our qualified decks! Who will win in the main event? Stay tuned to find out!

 

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