Tournament Report – April 16th
- Playoffs time in Team Wars 5
Rules for the Finals The Elimination Rounds will take place over 2 weeks. Week 1 (April 12th-16th) (Wed. submissions, 00:00 Pacific Thursday to 23:59 Pacific Monday play time) Top 8 teams will face off in a round robin formed with Bo3 matches.These matches will be in Last Hero Standing format. Top 50% of teams will advance. Any player may play any deck, there is no min or max. (To keep in the spirit of Team Wars, a team that does not field at least 3 members will be disqualified, the player freedom is there for scheduling since there are so many games to be had this week).
Week 2 (Round 1 will take place on Friday, April 20th, Round 2 on Sunday, April 22nd) (Deck submissions for Round 1 on 20th, Round 2 on 21st) The Final 4 teams will face off in a single elimination bracket. Bo11 Matches following LHS format.
- The new Battle Fy and Duelyst partnership should bring good things to Duelyst Tournament scene.
Team Wars 5
1.Juvey’s Disciples 11-1
2.Meltdown Town 10-2
3.Black Boxers 9-3
4.Astral Crusaders 9-3
6.Blood Bound Brothers 8-5
7.Serpenti Squad 7-6
8. Misplay Display 5-8
After battling out for most of the season with Meltdown Town for the number 1 spot Juvey’s Disciples finally took sole possession of the one spot overall and edging out Meltdown town, in the end, finishing the season as the best team. Most of the playoff spots where locked up before the final week except for the 8th final spot and that came down to Misplay Display and Free Wins Here. Misplay Display pulled off a win against CoCC and secured their spot in the playoffs.
Now begins the playoffs in Team Wars 5 and before the season I did my first tournament report thread and I picked these teams as my favorites to win the tournament. Juvey’s Disciples, Black Boxers, Concede or Continue Crying and Meltdown Town plus Astral Crusaders and Serpenti Squad as the dark horse candidates. And it seems I was pretty solid with predictions of who would be good in tourney and who might be in the playoffs.
So I guess I have to make predictions again.Who do I think is going to win it all? Juvey’s Disciple has been the most consistent team during the season so they look like the obvious pick but over last couple weeks I have noticed that Astral Crusaders have been coming on pretty strong so I think one of my dark horse choices is a really good option. Black Boxer is one of the most talented team so they have a really good shot.Meltdown Town spent most of the season as the number 1 so they probably should be the favorites.Who will win I don’t know? I guess we have to see in the playoffs. ..Just kidding since it is not fun not to leave any real predictions if you have a gun to my head and if they are taking the tournament seriously I would pick Black Boxers.
Head to Head Week 13
Alabakis(6-3) vs BBB
Meltdown Town vs Black Boxers(6-5)
Astral Crusaders(6-4) vs Three Moves Ahead
CoCC vs Misplay Display(6-4)
March of Warriors vs Always Replace Last(6-3)
JD(6-4) vs Free wins here
Top Performers Week 13
Songyangle 4 -0
Ryvirath 4 1
IceyFire95 4 1
56u7 4 2
Starkly 4 2
Team Wars 5 VoD week 13
The Meta Report
I am making a small adjustment with this section to keep it simple this section we are just going to talk about small snapshot of the competitive game at the moment.Team Wars stats are not the only factors involved in this section. A lot of this will be speculation until we get more stats involved something I am working on fixing.
Thanks to CrnakyPandu for his spreadsheet Magic
So looking back at this period of Duelyst and Team Wars I think you have to be pretty happy with the balance found in the game. Abyss is the big issue but there are signs pointing to Abyss having at least one competitive deck now.
There is really nothing much to say here, I think this these are how stats are basically supposed to look they will peak and valley from week to week. So it is still pretty in early in the metagame but stats are reflecting what we already know Lyonar is pretty good they have Strageos, Titan, and Tempo lists. Vetruvian is pretty good and the “Sandhai” decks flew under the radar when Strategos was being focused on people should be beginning to see how good that deck is when the dust settles I think that some variant of that deck could be the best deck in the game. Magmar I don’t think has an individual amazing deck( it has above average decks though) but it has the best tools for dealing with Lyonar and Vetruvian so just on that fact it has a place in the game.
Unlike the former metagame we have the card Mythron Wanderer and depending on your opinion of highlander decks it might affect your thinking how good they are overall but undeniable that Wanderer is a better card than most people thought and now meta has unpredictable “good” decks that can show up in almost every general and that makes the metagame more stable than people think. I don’t think any faction is truly miserable shape because highlander decks exist. So what about Abyss that is going to interesting conversation going into the future I have seen players who I respect their opinion say that Aggro Cass is good. I personally think Wanderer Lilthle is a very good deck.So even the worse faction is playable in metagame. They might need to work to get your favorite archetype to work like creep or wraithling swarm but you aren’t with out options anymore.
S Rank Snapshot
End of Seasons Awards
As with sports it comes down to the player who is most valuable to their team and player who has played the best on the one of the best teams. In this case I am the one making the call in this article and I believe what Yerboijosh has done has been spectacular.You can make an argument for say Ryvirath or RHacker but I think yerbojosh has been the most valuable for his team.
If you can’t tell I am big sports fan and one of the most interesting thing is the end of season all pro teams.So here is my picks for the best of the best from this season
Juvey’s Disciples Rviryath 18-9
Astral Crusader Kieran 13/4
Free Wins Here 56u7 27-12
Serpenti Squad- Zabiool 20-7
Juvey’s Disciples Alpha Century 13/6
Astral Crusader Improbable Blob 16/6
CoCC Freud -12/5
Black Boxer Dragall 14-4
Black Boxer MinMaxer 17/12
Three Moves Ahead– Nivv 15-24
Free Wins Here 56u7 27-12
Serpenti Squad– Zabiool 20-7
Juvey’s Disciples Rviryath 18-9/Alpha Century 13/6
CoCC Freud -12/5
Black Boxers Dragall 14-4/MinMaxer 17/12
Misplay Display Starkly 17-24
Meltdown Town RHacker 32-12
Astral Crusader Kieran 13/4 Improbable Blob 16/6
March of Warriors PixelLegionnaire 9/10
Tear One Themightybaloon 7/10
Bloodbound Brothers YerBoiJosh 36/17
Always Replace Last Mycroft92 17/18
Alabakis IceyFire95 19/23
The hey aren’t you going to play award– Ferroca and F8D
Undefeated Award– Kirabi
Highest Win Percent
Dragall 14-4 77.78%
Runner up Kieran 13/4 76.47%
Highest Win Percent with only 5 games Juvey 4-1 80.00%
The biggest surprise-Alabakis They start late in the tournament but up until the second to last week they had a chance to make playoffs,I think the future will bring good things
Fun ideas for Next team Wars
It is crazy idea in terms of logistics but it would be highly compelling if every player was in pool and captains got a chance to pick them. More realistic idea is the teams stay as is and the new players who want the play in team wars get drafted.
2. Community vote end of Season Awards.
Since it is my piece i end up making the call based on my opinions but I think Team Wars how it is run a premier event in Duelyst. And something so big should recognize the players in it. I think players should vote for the MVP and Community should vote for the Top 6 players.
The Season was made irrelevant by the playoff format what is the point of playing so many games and winning. I don’t mind the format but the top teams should have gotten a bye. Maybe in the future we get a two conference system where the teams who win their division gets a bye in the playoffs.Also this format allows for a All star game which I think is cool.
The biggest news of the week that Duelyst and Battle fy have team up to basically streamline tournament process. If you ever want to make your own tournament for Duelyst here is a good place to start
Several Tournaments are in the works here are some below
Trials of the seven sanctum
The Duelyst Melee
The Saltiest Duelyst
-The Bad Magmar is still looking for people interested writing articles for Duelyst