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    malkorion's Avatar Senior Member
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    Road 2 Paris 2014 Breakdown

    QUARTERFINALS

    1. KillVirgins (aka BlackSkull) vs jkkk89

    Ignatius vs Kal-Azaar 1:0
    Shaar vs Kal-Azaar 1:1
    Ignatius vs Acamas 2:1

    2. Redpepper6 vs Cucu99

    Shaar vs Kal-Azaar 0:1
    Garant vs Kal-Azaar 0:2

    3. a555551a vs MnM_vs_Smarties

    Morgan vs Kal-Azaar 0:1
    Garant vs Mother Namtaru v2 0:2

    4. Avkall vs TragicStar

    Garant vs Kal-Azaar 1:0
    Ignatius vs Kal-Azaar 2:0

    SEMIFINALS

    5. KillVirgins vs Cucu99

    Kal-Azaar vs Kal-Azaar 1:0
    Acamas vs Acamas 1:1
    Acamas vs Kal-Azaar 2:1

    6. MnM_vs_Smarties vs Avkall

    Kal-Azaar vs Dhamiria 0:1 (The best game in the tournament so far, showing just how resourceful players can be. Good job, Avkall! )
    Kal-Azaar vs Garant 1:1
    Kat vs Kat 2:1 (Avkall was really unlucky, his hand was very clunky)

    THIRD PLACE MATCHUP

    7. Cucu99 vs Avkall

    Deleb vs Acamas 1:0
    Shalan vs Kat 2:0 (Finally, Sanctuary makes an appearance. Still no Academy though. Another clunky hand for Avkall.)

    GRAND FINAL

    8. MnM_vs_Smarties vs KillVirgins

    Mother Namtaru v2 vs Dhamiria 1:0
    Mother Namtaru v2 vs Shaar 1:1
    Deleb vs Ignatius 2:1
    Kat vs Seria 3:1

    The 2014 World Champion is MnM_vs_Smarties.
    Congratulations!
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    Is it able to watch the replays?
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    Nice event!

    What I'd like for next time:
    - all matches as best of 5. best of 3 is too random between top players.
    - invite a pro player to join the commentators. They are fine, but someone who is really good at the game would add something to the commentary. like LSV for Magic top 8s.
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    Inferno was used in 24 out of the 42 picks for the games. 57%. The meta is super healthy. (j/k)

    Congrats to the players in general, they have showns really good composure and super sharp plays in general. There were only handful of misplays which I managed to observe, which is really small percentage of overall plays in the complete competition.
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    Congratulations to the new World Champion !
    But all competitors did well, i enjoyed watching all the duels.

    Thx for that !
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    Nice job, thank you! Hope you enjoyed the stream! I will try to highlight the games on Twitch May take some time but at least we'll have them
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    will decklists be posted somewhere?
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    Originally Posted by npavcec Go to original post
    Inferno was used in 24 out of the 42 picks for the games. 57%. The meta is super healthy. (j/k)
    There were no Academy decks, one Sanctuary deck (Shalan) one Haven deck (Morgan), several Necro (Mother Namtaru v2, Seria), and some Stronghold (surprisingly decent) but there was a prominent Inferno presence, which tells us that the faction is super powerful right now, to the point that it's almost toxic for the game since no other faction can match it.

    Time Jump is a format defining, if not meta warping card.
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    Originally Posted by malkorion Go to original post
    There were no Academy decks, one Sanctuary deck (Shalan) one Haven deck (Morgan), several Necro (Mother Namtaru v2, Seria), and some Stronghold (surprisingly decent) but there was a prominent Inferno presence, which tells us that the faction is super powerful right now, to the point that it's almost toxic for the game since no other faction can match it.

    Time Jump is a format defining, if not meta warping card.
    I for one was surprised at the lack of Academy. Going through Replay Manager and sorting by opponents elo I see that a pretty healthy amount of my 1850+ opponents are Academy.
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    I highlighted most of the matches here : http://www.twitch.tv/duelofchampions/profile (Hiighlight section)

    I wanted to get the replays back but the computers were taken from me before I could, if you are interested by a specific decklist, I can ask the players for it directly
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