By Niels Viaene

Every third event has special deckbuilding restrictions on top of the usual Gentry restrictions. This is done for several reasons, but ultimately it is to keep Gentry interesting for more people.

For this event, 23 people ended up submitting a legal deck with 20 creatures sharing a cerature type. For people interested in them, you can go to this page, scroll down, and see all the lists that did well. We will not be highlighting them in this article as usual since they come from a very unique place and we want to avoid confusing people that are interested in the format.

The leaderboard

This event does count for the leaderboard, and since it was larger than any event in the split so far, scoring well in it has a lot more weight than in others so far, with winner Dylan taking home 31 points in a season where scoring over 20 on average nets you a top 3 slot at the moment.

What makes this more interesting is that none of the heavy hitters on the leaderboard peaked that hard, with two notable exceptions: Noa Munther and Karl Lister, who are now, unsurprisingly, at the top of the standings. But that means nothing, as there is a contender still lurking in the standings, someone on track to have over 120 qualifying points, in Kobe Keymeulen, who nabbed 29 points here.

Next event

We go back to regular old Gentry for episode 7 and 8, and I am keen to see if this event will serve as an inspiration to some people after all. Who knows, maybe Dimir Zombies is the new hotness in Gentry from now on? Go to MTGMelee to join the next event(s).

Niels Viaene came into contact with Magic first through the Kazz & Zakk starter set in 1996, but it wouldn’t be until 2000, around the time Prophecy came out that he actually started playing magic thanks to his nephew. Niels’ Magic career has been a roller coaster up to now, including Grand Prix Paris 2009 top 8, Pro Tour San Diego 2010 top 8, becoming a L3 Magic Judge in 2015 and managing the community effort that is the League of New and Beginning Magic: the Gathering Players, the birthing ground for Gentry since 2012. All this comes from a deep love for the game that is far from diminishing.

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