Magic: the Gathering in the UK
Rebecca Bonfield said:
I'm going. Yes Paul you can borrow Tron. Mills if you're not playing Jund don't forget to bring it so I can have it back. I'll be needing to borrow affinity stuff again. As a vague point of interest did you guys see that Marco (O-J) won last night's mtgo PTQ with Caw Blade?
was eduardo going to win in a normal game? :P
Amar Dattani said:
Yeah, he beat Eduardo (Twin) in the finals by timing him out!
Pretty sure he was combo'ing when he timed out.
That has got to hurt.
i time people out irl using my time-dilation techniques
they don't even just time out of the match, they literally age and decompose and shit. last crusade style.
i guess i should clarify what happened:
i did indeed play eduardo in the final of the modo ptq, me on cawblade him on twin. i won g1. game 2 went on forever, eventually he assembled his combo with 8 mins on his clock. i didn't scoop, initially because i was slightly behind on time (about 6:30 left on my clock) so wanted to recoup that before game 3 (1 min 30 is about average for a twin player to go off on modo, maybe even a bit generous). Then he took forever for each loop of the combo (lag i guess?) so it became obvious that time out was a real possibility, which put me to a decision: scoop or go for the time out. i guess it's pretty close to the scummy line, but i chose not to scoop. Vs unknown opponent i would do this 100% of the time in a ptq. It's different when it's eduardo ofc, but when u choose to play an infinite loop deck on modo timing out is something that you have to consider and is a part of software. i know thats not the strongest justification, but honestly i just can't ever see me scooping myself out of a pro tour invite in this spot. anyway eventually he killed me with 1:40ish on his clock, which wasn't enough for game 3, which i won by timeout.
that WAS a pretty scummy move, especially given that it was eduardo, and I personally wouldn't have done it to someone I know well. That said, its a bit like whether or not you remind your opponent to pay for a pact, its completely within the rules, and you didn't do anything WRONG, so I guess its fine. That's why you shouldn't play twin or melira online...
Congrats (especially given recent t8 struggles online), gl at the PT