Battle of the Maxes
📅 February 28, 2022•
⏱️2 min read
Welcome to Battle of the Maxes!
Organized by the wonderful Anuraag Das (twitch.tv/AnziDmtg), I get to bring you some high stakes magic! Maxx Kominowski, a.k.a. TwinlessTwin, as a quintessential MTGO Zoomer. He's great at the game across multiple decks and formats, and a terrifying person to get paired against. For some reason I chose to pair into him willingly, multiple times in a row, and even fronted $100 for the opportunity!
Here's the deal. Maxx (for clarity referred to as Twinless) and I played a best of 5 matches (with each match consisting of the normal best of 3 games, of course). For at least the first 3 matches, we had to submit different deck archetypes. Matches 4 and 5 could either be repeats of a deck chosen for the first 3, or be another different deck if we so wished. The games themselves would be played with open decklists.
We each selected our decks and deck orders in secret, locked them in, and submitted them to Anuraag. When we both submitted, he revealed the matchups to us:
Match 1: Maxtortion on Blood Moon Stompy vs TwinlessTwin on UR Delver
Match 2: Maxtortion on Grixis Tempo Doomsday vs TwinlessTwin on UB Doomsday
Match 3: Maxtortion on UW Bomberman vs TwinlessTwin on Jeskai Daybreacher
Match 4: Maxtortion on UR Delver vs TwinlessTwin on Jeskai Daybreacher
Match 5: Maxtortion on Grixis Tempo Doomsday vs TwinlessTwin on UR Delver
Here's the decklists:
Blood Moon Stompy
Grixis Tempo Doomsday
AND NOW, ONTO THE MATCHES!
This event was intended to be streamed, but some technical difficulties sadly knocked it off the air. In order to give it the light of day, I recorded my perspective through replays!