Showmatch Raw Footage Posted

Yesterday, World Champion John Tatian and I finished our Best of Seven First Encounter Showmatch. It was a lot of fun, and we had quite a few games that were Epic in every way: close, exciting, and long.

So far we have my raw stream footage uploaded to Youtube, John’s raw stream footage can be seen on his blog, and both streams can be watched simultaneously with commentary from cnoz + CJ Moynihan.

My Stream: Part 1, Part 2
John’s Stream
cnoz + CJ’s stream (audio starts at 47:00)

Edited videos are planned as well.

 

Core Tier Charts (Wild Update)

I have updated my Dark Draft, Core-Only, Tier Charts article to include my Wild tier charts, included below. Check out the main article for explanations on when and why I draft specific alignments.

Wild Commitment Pick 1 Chart

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Wild Commitment Pick 2/3 Chart

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Core Tier Charts (Sage Update)

I have updated my Dark Draft, Core-Only, Tier Charts article to include my Sage tier charts, included below. Check out the main article for explanations on when and why I draft specific alignments.

Sage Commitment Pick 1 Chart

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Sage Commitment Pick 2/3 Chart

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Constructed Saturday

Dark Draft Saturday (5/13/17)

My favored Epic Constructed playstyle varies significantly from most other people I have played against. Usually, my constructed decks are hyper-distilled versions of my Get Ahead, Stay Ahead limited playstyle. I also favor tribute/loyalty -> draw a card champions higher than most. The best example of this is my Core Epic Humans deck based off of my Combative Humans deck.

On Saturday 5/13/17 I plan on streaming 6 hours of constructed from 11am CST to 5pm CST primarily highlighting my¬†Core Epic Humans deck. Just like last time, I will be taking challenges from my Twitch Chat. Those that challenge me are welcome to “stream snipe” by remaining in chat and playing with the stream video and audio on while I explain my plays and give advice. Whether or not a challenger chooses to “stream snipe,” I’ll provide feedback at the end of each game.

It is also possible I might break out some of my other Core-Only decks or try out some chat submitted decks.

The stream (Saturday, 5/13/17 from 11am CST to 5pm CST) can be watched live at: twitch.tv/tomsepicgaming

At minimum, the raw footage will be uploaded to YouTube.

World Champion Showmatch Reminder

As I reminder, I will be taking on World Champion John Tatian in a best of 7 showmatch on 5/20/17 at 2pm CST. For full details click here.

For links to all of my Epic content click here.

Core Tier Charts (Good Update)

I have updated my Dark Draft, Core-Only, Tier Charts article to include my Good tier charts, included below. Check out the main article for explanations on when and why I draft specific alignments.

Good Commitment Pick 1 Chart

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Good Commitment Pick 2/3 Chart

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First Encounter Bo7 Showmatch Vs World Champion

Event

I, Tom’S Epic Gaming, have challenged the World Champion, John “Tatdaddy” Tatian, to an Epic best of 7 showmatch on the Epic Digital Alpha. This will be the first time we have ever played against each other. We will be live streaming the showmatch on our respective Twitch channels listed below.

Who will win, the Prolific Blogger or the Undefeated World Champion?

Time

Saturday, May 20th starting at 2pm CDT (UTC -5)

Where to Watch

Tom’S Epic Gaming’s perspective will be live streamed at twitch.tv/tomsepicgaming

World Champion John Tatian’s perspective will be live streamed at twitch.tv/johntatian

Format

This showmatch will consist of a best of 7 games with 7 different decks:

  • The first 2 games will be Dark Draft
  • The next 3 games will be Constructed
  • The final 2 games will be Dark Draft

Each game of Dark Draft will be preceded by a new Draft.

Each game of constructed may not feature the same primary alignment.

For example, if my first constructed deck has 33+ Evil, my second and third constructed decks may have, at most, 27 Evil each. If my second deck has 33+ Good, my third deck may have at most 27 Evil and 27 Good.

Stakes

If I win, John Tatian has agreed to write a guest article here on Tom’S Epic Gaming.

If John wins, I have agreed to treat him to lunch at a restaurant of his choice at either Origins, Gen Con, or Worlds.

Videos

So far we have my raw stream footage uploaded to Youtube, John’s raw stream footage can be seen on his blog, and both streams can be watched simultaneously with commentary from cnoz + CJ Moynihan.

My Stream: Part 1, Part 2
John’s Stream
cnoz + CJ’s stream (audio starts at 47:00)

Edited videos are planned as well.