The Goat Format community sure has come a long way since Jazz and Ynusgridorh hosted the inaugural Format Library Championship back in early 2018. Ironically enough, that first installment of the series remains to this day both the largest and only one of two that was actually won by a Goat Control deck. I remember telling myself that Sunday that I would win with Empty Jar when I finally got a chance to play in one, but that didn't exactly pan out; instead, I ran the old "undefeated in Swiss, lose in top cut to Burn" at FLC3 that March with Goat Control of all things, a deck I'm not exactly known for piloting well (or at all, for that matter).
Six FLCs and over a year later, I finally got my chance to show the world what Morphing Jar and Cyber Jar can do in Goat Format at FLC9 this past weekend in what is likely to be one of my last serious tournament showings of the year, given that I'll be following in the footsteps of the great Jae Kim and starting law school in a few months and won't be able to play in anything for a while after that.
Goat Format in 2019 is good and all, but does it really compare to going to a SJC in 2005, when you could compete for prize cards worth thousand of dollars? Well now you can do that in 2019 too. That's because in August, we will be giving away a Near Mint SJCS-EN007 Dark End Dragon. This is among the rarest cards in Yu-Gi-Oh!'s history. There are none available to buy at any store listed on TCGplayer.com, and the only copies listed on eBay command a price tag of $1000+.
As we stated in our last tournament announcement, the date for this tournament will be August, TBD. And yes, like all of our tournaments, anyone can participate for free. We anticipate a huge turnout for what will be, by far, the modern Goat Format tournament with the highest prize support of all time. Thus, the logistics of this tournament will need careful consideration in order to ensure that all of our players will have a high-quality experience. Once the date(s) and exact structure of the tournament is determined, you all will be the first to know, so be sure to check back regularly for more announcements.
Please read our last announcement regarding tournaments here if you have not done so already. We have a smaller tournament coming up this Saturday (2 days from today) in which we're giving out a cool shirt and VIP memberships. The VIP membership will be especially valuable for this next month, as VIPs will get a small seeding advantage for the big Dark End Dragon tournament. I wouldn't miss this opportunity if I were you.
geistD: 1st place out of 20
Deck: Anti-Meta Warriors
MMF: 2nd place out of 20
Deck: Empty Jar
leopard: Top4 out of 20
KL1993: Top4 out of 20
"Priority" is not a 4-letter-word. Our rules page has a great explanation of what exactly "priority" is and how it works, but the mechanic still trips up a lot of players in part due to misunderstandings about priority that continue to ripple throughout the Goat Format community. I will directly clear up each of the biggest misconceptions surrounding priority so that our players can all gain a more concrete understanding of this mysterious game mechanic.