Team Draft 3: USA vs. Japan
After a disappointing draw in the first round today the American team rebounded with a victory against Brazil. If they won this round and Finland won as well they would clinch both berths in Sunday's finals.
The Japanese team was close behind them but they needed to win their next two rounds to do so. France was in the same boat paired off against Finland. If the US and Finland won this round next round would be irrelevant for the purpose of the cut to Sunday. All that would be left to play for was pride.
If France or Japan could win this round they would create all sorts of interesting possibilities including the possibility of another playoff like last year's.
Onslaught Pack One
Onslaught Pack Two
Onslaught Pack Three
Onslaught Pack Four
Onslaught Pack Five
Onslaught Pack Six
Legions Pack One
Legions Pack Two
Legions Pack Three
Legions Pack Four
Legions Pack Five
Legions Pack Six
Scourge Pack One
Scourge Pack Two
Scourge Pack Three
Scourge Pack Four
Scourge Pack Five
Scourge Pack Six
"My opponent has Siege-Gang Commander, Ravenous Balothand Kamahl... And he's still not winning," laughed Walls after the draft. His teammates were dubious but they were similarly excited about their own match-ups.
Justin Gary proudly displayed an Alpha Status, "This card is going to be retarded—and we took all the Vigilantes away from him." High fives all the way around. Justin would have had absurd green if Osamu hadn't (in)audibled into it after opening the Kamahl and Baloth in successive packs. "It was a horrid seat to go green in but he kept opening rares."
Joshua Wagener piped in, telling them Gabe had more to worry about than the rares, "He has two of the 4/1 provokes and the Krosan Warchief with Baloth. Its not good."
Justin was not worried because he believed the match-ups on either side of Walls were ridiculous, "Green on green battles tend to be about evasion. I have a lot and he has none."
Gabe was still shaking his head about the way his team was out-opened, "It figures the Japanese players would get Siege-Gang! It was such a high-powered draft. I have the worst deck at the table and it is insane."
Justin had played four colors in the previous two rounds and had not dropped a match yet. He managed to keep this deck to three colors. Actually he had to go up to three colors to maximize his two Crawlers. He played the Valesk as an off color morph and then decided to add the Carbonize and some other red.
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