State of the Format update July 2020

By: Jake Nash 17 July 2020 There’s been a number of huge updates for our beloved format since the last state of the format. Key items: Core 2021, Jumpstart, Historic Anthology 3 released into the metagame The creation of the Gladiator Council and the banning of Field of the Dead Growth of the Gladiator DiscordContinue reading “State of the Format update July 2020”

Tech-Edge: Bant Nexus Deck Tech

18 June 2020 By Archermaster24 Tech-Edge is a new-player friendly column featuring iterative deck-techs! Check back in two weeks to see your favorite article revisited and discussed after further experimentation during play testing! Bant Nexus is a hybrid ramp and control deck, built to drag the game out long to generate a sufficient mana advantageContinue reading “Tech-Edge: Bant Nexus Deck Tech”

June 14th Sunday Slam Tournament Report

The 3rd weekly Sunday Slam occurred this Sunday, June 14th. Through 5 rounds, 8 players came to the top 8. Here is their standings. 1st: 4-1 Wilbur on Mono Black Aggro2nd: 4-1 ultrajelle on Mono Green Stompy3rd: 4-0 GoblinMatron on Bant Control4th: 4-1 Nhiviol on Orzhov Midrange5th: 3-2 MonoHog on Sultai Reanimator6th: 3-2 telemach0s onContinue reading “June 14th Sunday Slam Tournament Report”

Tech-Edge: 4 Color Eggs Deck Tech

12 June 2020 By Dune Brood Tech-Edge is a new player friendly column featuring iterative deck techs! Check back in two weeks to see your favorite article revisited and discussed after further experimentation during play testing About the Author I have played magic for the last 13 years, mostly casual Kitchen Table and Limited magic. Continue reading “Tech-Edge: 4 Color Eggs Deck Tech”

Tech-Edge: Jeskai Control

12 June 2020 By Wilbur Tech-Edge is a new player friendly column featuring iterative deck techs! Check back in two weeks to see your favorite article revisited and discussed after further experimentation during play testingb Introduction Jeskai Control is an excellent choice for you if you’re looking to learn the fundamentals of control. Playing JeskaiContinue reading “Tech-Edge: Jeskai Control”

Tech-Edge: Mono-Green Stompy Deck Tech

9 June 2020 By HyperMizutsune Tech-Edge is a new-player friendly column featuring iterative deck techs! Check back in two weeks to see your favorite article revisited and discussed after further experimentation during play testing! I’m Amber, or HyperMizutsune on Discord and Arena. I’ve been playing Magic since Magic 2012, but Innistrad was what really pulledContinue reading “Tech-Edge: Mono-Green Stompy Deck Tech”

05 June 2020 Tournament Report

06 June 2020 By: Dune Brood Tournament Breakdown On June 5th 28 Gladiators entered the Arena to battle for the title of the G:AS FNM Champion in a 4 rounds Bo3. The following 8 champions emerged victorious. 4-0 alternate789 on Azorious Control 4-0 telemach0s on Simic Ramp 3-1 Decontest on Sultai Midrange 3-1 Yesterdaze onContinue reading “05 June 2020 Tournament Report”

Tech-Edge: Esper Manse Deck Tech

04 June 2020 By MajorMineral Tech-Edge is a new player friendly column featuring iterative deck techs! Check back in two weeks to see your favorite article revisited and discussed after further experimentation during play testing I’ve been playing magic since Invasion and have maintained a 20 year interest in the game, however I much moreContinue reading “Tech-Edge: Esper Manse Deck Tech”

Gladiator Data Crunch: The Most Played Cards and Colours in the May 2020 Tournaments

03 June 2020 By: Mackenzie (she/her) (“Who Smiles at Death” in the Discord) With May coming to a close and not much else to do I thought it would be interesting to see how the competitive meta of Gladiator was shaping up. Specifically, what was being played most at the upper echelons of tournaments. So,Continue reading “Gladiator Data Crunch: The Most Played Cards and Colours in the May 2020 Tournaments”

30May Saturday Swisses Tournament Results

Stompy Bant Ramp 5 – 0 MandarinMonkey#5299 Bant Control 4 – 1 jude#0249 Dredge 4 – 1 wolfiezz43 Gruul Stompy 4 – 1 UFO6300#7218 5c Omni 4 – 1 thatonesungod Abzan Midrange 4 – 1 Kevmane#6706 Bant Vani-Shar 4 – 1 kinggordon#0707 Mono Black 4 – 1 JokerBoney 4C Blood 3 – 2 Archermaster24 BantContinue reading “30May Saturday Swisses Tournament Results”