Sunday, February 1, 2015

Never ever play the two-mans and eight-man constructed tournaments on MTGO

It is a bad idea to play the two-man constructed tournaments on Magic Online (and the 8-mans) if you are interested in going infinite. In fact, playing the small tournaments is a serious leak compared to playing the Daily Events and the Premier Events.

Sad facts
The approximate resale value of a pack of Khans of Tarkir is 2.7 tickets at this point.
You pay 2 tickets to play a two-mans.
That means you have to have a 74% win rate in the long run to break event. Despite your win rate in the Tournament Practice room, very few people achieve this in the two-man queues.
If you can actually manage a 80% win rate (very unlikely) you only make 32 tickets in 100 tournaments.

This, of course, does not apply if you are only interested in the entertainment value and are prepared to pay for it.

Most people know this, why are you going on about it?
Well, having said all this, I will now play the two-mans and possibly the eight-mans with the remaining two decks of the second season of the Pauper Gauntlet.

Calculate the value of any MTGO tournament here:

Price of Khans of Tarkir boosters:

What is the Pauper Gauntlet and what are the rules?

Full list of the 77 Pauper Gauntlet decks for the second season:

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