Hello there again folks , its your friendly neighborhood MTG Dad here, with another exciting edition of Pretenders vs Contenders. I wanted to delay this one until we had a definite answer on the cheating that occurred this round. This time around I also did a IC Radio with Tommy, but if you missed that, heres your chance,. This time around im going to go in reverse to make sure you take a look at the whole galaxy. So here we go…
Being lead by Spike, and full of unknowns in his own words, they do not seem to organized, they have a decent map position, but unless they can get organized they will lose it all to the families around them.
#6364: Christmas is Over
Decent map position, but a slow start describes this family. With folks like vicious and hoit they have a decent line up, but have not gotten off to a great start. Their lack of a camaar may hurt them down the road, but i just think they are so far behind they wont be able to catch up.
#6362: Make Our Family Great Again!
Only player i can see here is Rivan, they are at a big disadvantage with only have 5 players though. They have a decent map position, having the corner to themselves, unless they can make some big moves in wars, they will not be able to keep up.
#6361: Naruto’s guild
Was told by 2 of their players that they are full of inactives, they do have 7 players, but have not kept up with the rest of the galaxy. Not a big fan of their map position, they are surrounded by 5 families.
Prediction: Pretenders Top 8
#6370: The Family
With a lineup including kingray, zanharim, tif, swagga, biscuit,and spectre, they have a strong core. They do have a great map position and have tons of room to grow, but it looks like they haven’t had the greatest start. Duel camaars could make they interesting when to comes to war. They have the distinction of being the fam where the cheater was. They seem to have rebounded well from him not being there though.
Prediction: Pretenders top 8
#6363: Simply us
Wow what a great lineup here, and no one is hiding. They have an ok map position, but they are surrounded by a few fams. They also didn’t get their full line up until a few days into the round. So that has them behind a little, but I fully expect them to catch up.
Prediction Contenders for top 4
#6366: The Hundred Acre Wood
This fam has Shumi, ordos, whoflungdung, kanga and orbit. They have a great map position, and have a decent start. Im not sure how strong they will be when it comes to attacking.
Prediction Contenders for top 5
#6368: Heroes in a Half Shell
Lead by Pickle they also have lightguns, dukey, hala,remo, caedmon. Look at that lineup folks, they do have 1 inactive it looks like, which will set them behind as the round develops. Their map position is very rough, but they seem to have a good start going. Normally I would rate pickle high, but this round is stacked.
Prediction Contenders top 5
#6371: Masters of the Universe [
This fam has soul, vivanti, and mr blonde, they have had a really great start. They have an active 7 players, and seem to have a good start strat. Not a big fan of their map position, but lets see what they can do with it.
Prediction Contenders top 5
#6369: The Horde
Well this fam has caused some controversy this round. With White Shadow, Helraizer, Hydrop and pw forever, they were accused of cheating from the start. They have had an amazing start all round long, and have been aggressive with their map position. It looks like they are going all pop, with no camaars, so lets see what happens with these guys,
Prediction: Contenders For the Win.
And now we come to my family. We have a solid line up with myself, Tommy, TBO, Xenon, Tortoise, Zero and new Italy. We are smack dab in the middle of the map, so we are getting pressed in from all sides. We are looking to have fun, and that is our goal for the round.
Prediction: Contenders for the win