Ok after 2 pages of hype, peer pressure, incentives, and rules questions, it's time to make like Tex and "Git down to bidness!"
We hit 20 players, so this will be a 5 round extravaganza with LOTS of prizes at the end! But we'll get to that later. For now, here are your Round 1 Pairings:
Maggie Geppert (JadziaDax8) vs. Joseph Wisniewski (GeraldKW)
Brian Sykes (Armus)
vs. Matthew Zinno (CommDecker)
Sebastian Kirstein (Caretaker's Guest) vs. Jesse Warburton (Jesseon)
Kris Sonsteby (LORE)
vs. Violet Edgar (VioletBlaze)
Julius Melhardt (Clerasil ToB)
vs. Oliver Thust (BashirCommander)
Michael Van Breemen
(The Ninja Scot) vs. Jon Carter (pfti)
Stephen R Sanders (Spock with a Goatee) vs. Edwin Latrell (Latrell)
Niall Matthew (Sexecutioner) vs. Matthew McCalpin (Keiimaster)
Paddy Tye (KazonPADD)
vs. Matthew P (flyinhawaiian)
James Heaney (BCSWowbagger) James Monsebroten (Orbin)
vs. Joe Kallstrom (Commander Joe)
Since this is the first round, there's a week of deckbuilding time baked into the schedule, so the official due date of your round 1 games is Saturday December 19th, 2020.
However, if we finish all of our games early, I will announce Round 2 pairings early. I know there's a stack of Holidays coming up over the next few weeks, and I want to be as flexible with the schedule as I can, but I also want to make sure the tournament is proceeding at a reasonable pace, so I would encourage everyone to try to get their games scheduled and played in the established timeframes (or faster if possible).
I also want to say a huge THANK YOU!!
to everyone who decided to participate in this event. 20 was an aggressive goal, especially with the holidays, and I'm so happy and greatful that everyone turned out to make this event happen. Let's have a great time with some crazy sealed deck action!
Good luck everyone, and as always (and most importantly), have fun!