Lauren’s mythic victory

As I mentioned earlier this week, Lauren Lee took down one of the first PTQs of the season using her fine-tuned Mythic build. Now she’s written about her experience in three parts (well, two parts and an appendix of sorts). Here they are:
Part 1 – Deck list and notes
Part 2 – A brief pointer to URW Planeswalker control, which Lauren faced down in the finals
Part 3 – Links to the top eight lists
Congrats again to Lauren. You can see all the top eights from the current Amsterdam PTQ season here. The four reported post-Rise PTQs were won by Grixis midrange (Thomas Ma in Denver), Polymorph (Vincent Thibeault in Quebec), Conscription Mythic (Eric Twarog in Salt Lake City), and Mythic (our own Lauren Lee).

Mythic to the top

Congratulations to Lauren Lee (aka Mulldrifting) for her first PTQ win (in her second-ever PTQ) at Boston last weekend. She’ll hitting her first PT as a competitor in Amsterdam later this year.
Lauren talks a bit about her PTQ experience here, with a promise of a more detailed report to follow. She ran Mythic without the Conscription package, going 6-1-1 in the Swiss rounds and acing the top eight 6-0.
Congrats again to Lauren. I’ll link to the PTQ report when it goes up.

MTGO PTQ time

Curiously, in the same week in which Adrian Sullivan explained why he doesn’t like MTGO play and thus isn’t participating in MTGO PTQs, I’ve solidified my plan to play in MTGO PTQs for the current season.
The motivation is twofold.
First, I really want to qualify, and would like more shots at it.
Second, I can make it to literally none of the PTQs within several hundred miles of me this time around. That’s pesky.
I know that online PTQs are necessarily going to be among the hardest in the world, but honestly, that’s not a gigantic shift from many of the PTQs that I’m already prone to attending. We’re in a strong Magic environment here in the Bay Area, after all.
It’s also nice to have the ability to attend PTQs while hanging out with my loved ones, and it’s solid that this time around it’s a Standard environment, making it reasonably affordable to revive my fallow MTGO account and put together the deck I want to play.
How many of you are participating in the current MTGO PTQ season?