Ivory Cup IV Retrospective

The fourth Ivory Cup is over and left are just the memories, and the videos! Yes, two weeks ago we organized the playset edition of Ivory Cup, Stockholms first annual tournament following the likes like n00bcon, BSK and Arvikafestivalen. This year 29 brave souls showed up to play, which I believe is the same amount as last year and also a number we are very happy with as we don’t really promote it.

Old School has grown so large since the first cup and there are tournaments all over the world all the time. When we started the cup this wasn’t the case and we saw a part of the year where there were no tournaments, especially not in Sweden. Today you could play an old school tournament at least every month if you travel a bit (just as Jason Schwartz!) and it also seems every tournament try to make it cooler than the next in some way. The Ivory Cup however, will stay the same with non of that extra spice, except for our beer list.

We play at a community hall in the outskirts of Stockholm (a whoopin’ 15 min by metro from the central station) where we sell beers and have a couple of moderate prices. That’s it. Still, for some reason people from outside of Sweden travel here and we are deeply honored by that. So a big thanks to Åland, Brother Karl, Brother Stebbo, Constantine, Anya, Timo, Jason and Mitja who made it so that we had more guests from outside of Sweden than swedes outside of Stockholm (Arvika, Gbg and more, what’s up?). With that said, a special thanks to Kalle who both travelled from the other side of the country to play and painted an amazing price for us!

For the international guests and the ones who found a link on the tournaments webpage and asked me about it we also held a special invitational tournament the day before. A singleton tournament without all the bannings most people do. A fun format to play every now and again, but not really a format. If you want to read more about that, check out Svantes report from the event.

But now let’s talk about what you probably here for, the decks and the videos!

I’m actually not going to say much more than here are the top 8 decklists and under them you will find video coverage. We didn’t stream the cup this year, but we did however record a feature match every round. And as it is not much fun to watch a match with no sound Gordon, Seb and Paddan sat down to drink a lot of beer and do commentary (that’s why it has taken some time to get it up).

Without further ado, here it is!

Decks:


Videos:

The above is a playlist with all 5 rounds+top8.

Are you ready?

N00bcon is just around the corner!  Have you booked your tickets to come and play? In that case, see you there!

If you instead have been relegated to the sidelines don’t be sad because as last year we here at Wak-Wak will stream the whole shindig and would love for you to tune in!

 

This year’s commentators are our own Gordon Andersson and the founder himself, Magnus “Mg” De Laval. We’ll try to start the stream at 1.30pm CET as the tournament is supposed to start 30 minutes later. And hopefully this year someone won’t cut the camera cable hehe.

 

Date: April 19

Time: 1.30pm CET (4.30am PDT & 7.30pm EDT)

Where: twitch.tv/wakwakmtg

 

Hope to see you there or on stream! 

All the streams from the Fishliver Oil Cup!

Fishliveroilcup stream

So last weekend Gordon flew to Italy to do some streaming, to be exact a whoopin’ 3 streams in 3 days(!). Now, the result didn’t really end up like that, due to… some “small” internet issues. But we did manage to stream at least the swiss from both the main event and the first ever European Championship in Premodern. The main event is split into two different videos due to a blackout (yep, everything is stable over there hehe) in the middle of the tournament. The players did however continue their games during the blackout thanks to the flashlights in people’s phones. That was amazing to see!


but without further ado, here are the matches that were caught on camera!

Fishliver Oil Cup Main Event - Part 1

Fishliver Oil Cup Main Event - Part 2

Fishliver Oil Cup European Championship in Premodern

Fishliver Oil Cup - 3 days & 3 streams!

Fishliveroilcup stream

Hi all!

Here are some amazing news! At least we think so!

One of the worlds biggest and most amazing old school events is the Fishliver Oil Cup and as last year, Wak-Wak will be there to set up a stream. That means that if your aren’t lucky enough to be able to attend you will at least be able to tune in and watch some Juzams being cast on Twitch.

The event features three different very special tournaments and the plan is to stream them all. Also, at least two of the three will have full time commentary! Isn’t that great?

The schedule is as follows:

October 26th - Columbus Friday Night

This tournament will probably be the largest old school tournament with Eternal Central rules ever organized in Europe, taking the record from last years event. Right now there are 88 players registered, and that is also the limit of the event that will be held in the worlds oldest lighthouse(!), talk about a special venue.

The stream will start at around 5pm CET and probably not have a commentator.

October 27th - The Main Event

The main event will be played with Italian rules in Swedish style, and if we are lucky this could become the worlds biggest old school tournament ever(!). Just because of this our own Gordon will do commentary instead of playing and he will probably become drunker and drunker through the event for that real old school feel.

The stream will start at around 1pm CET.

October 28th - European Premodern Championship

The last tournament of the weekend will be the first European Premodern Championship, which also will be the biggest Premodern tournament held to date. To celebrate this we have gotten the founding father of Premodern, Martin Berlin, to do commentary throughout the event!

The stream will start around 11am CET.

You can tune in to watch the streams at Twitch.tv/wakwakmtg and please see the above times as approximate hehe.

Any questions, or suggestions for the stream? Just leave a comment!