hey guys, great turnout this year, let's see if the activity can match it though. a few things to note, as edited recently in the signup topic, i've decided that i'm going to give out 16 BYES to the players whom i feel are familiar with the current format. originally it was just meant to avoid the awful, AWFUL, round robin finals, but it also allows newer players to play against each other in round 1 on a more level playing field. anyway the 16 players with byes are the following: byes list (Move your mouse to reveal the content) byes list (open) byes list (close) reno shrap floppy nexus ice-eyes lizardman hobo-joe sapphire birch asim pidge the pugilist shinkou bluecaptain nesp kd24 nilf again, sorry if you're actually good but i was basing this on my personal knowledge and your OP. it shouldn't be too bad though as round 1 is just a bunch of newbies anyway! next thing is i subbed out some of the people who said they might have activity problems. sorry about this but activity has been a HUGE issue in previous tournaments so i'd like to have as little difficulty with it as possible. FINALLY, i decided to to sub in kd24 directly into the tournament as he has been an active member of the past 2 tournaments and has had some personal issues recently which prevented him from signing up earlier. ANYWAY.... the pairings. ROUND 1: Crafty Scrafty vs makiri LoveDestiny vs Atticus von fielder vs Quagsires The Chaser vs Terrador Fabbles vs drcossack reyscarface vs Lord_Liam smashlloyd20 vs sheep Arch vs the interwebs LightWolf vs temperantia flamestrike vs WrekK royal flush vs camelman00 JabbaTheGriffin vs Walrein rudy vs AlphaSpade Heist vs StevenSnype icsy vs Darthenos ENZ0 vs X-Sandstreamer-X SUBS: 1. zystral 2. kurashidragon 3. undisput3d since this is round 1 i really don't care if you decide to have it a best of 1 with no side decks. just get em done! The deadline for this round is AUGUST 9th but please try to get it done ASAP.