Two of the most powerful and popular strategies of the format combined into one?! What could be better? This was likely the thinking of Logos Soup when they decided to enter today's event with this sweet "Chaos Monarch" brew!
232 entrants in the year's first Goat Format Championship, but only one can stand victorious! In the second day of the event the top 16 players from the day before will duke it out for the crown, but who are these talented duelists? Read on to learn more about them!
Sacred Phoenix of Nephthys is one of the cards that feels so powerful when it works, but can't seem to find a solid fit in the meta. This is mostly due to its weakness to the omnipresent chaos monsters of the format. Historically, Roberto Martinez's Shonen Jump New Jersey 2005 deck placed well with the fiery fowl, but Phoenix has yet to see that sort of success again. Players like Kenny Hughes still believe in the bird, though, and this belief is what drove him to pilot a Sacred Phoenix deck in today's event!
With such a large crowd to start the year, we were bound to see some crazy decks in the GFC19 meta. I don't think anyone expected a full-fledged Archfiends list, though, but that's exactly what Erkator ran in their bid to be crowned a goat format champion!
Malte Löwecke (AKA Alephya2) is no stranger to deck techs and spicey strategies. So, it came as no surprise to us at Goatformat.com when we saw them enter with a sweet Horus Dragon list. Popular among casual circles, does the LV-themed dragon have what it takes to top a Goat Format Championship event?
A Whopping 232 players have arrived to compete in the first Goat Format championship event of 2023. Among them are both players known well within the community, and those that are looking to make a name for themselves. As far as the meta is concerned, most of the expected strategies, like Chaos Control, are represented in high numbers. Perhaps due to its strong placing in the most recent world championship event, there's an unusually high number of Earth Aggro players in the room as well. Ted Kruzsely (AKA Kombat Wombat) has ignored the recently popularized strategy however, in place of his own spice: Strike Ninja Reasoning Gate.
The first West Coast Goat Grand Prix of the 2023 season is taking place on April 8. If you are looking for real life Goat Format action check out the Facebook Event Page here.
Goat Format Championship 19 will be taking place on January 28th 2023 and played on Duelingbook.coml. The tournament is free to enter, sign ups up will open on the GoatFormat.com Discord on Friday January 27th, and close at 11:00am Eastern on Saturday January 28th. Once sign ups open type /join on the GoatFormat.com Discord then follow the instructions from RetroBot.
GFC 19 will be a double elimination tournament with a Top 8 cut. The Top 8 players from Day 1 will then be entered into a new Double Elimination bracket on Day 2, Sunday January 29th. Losses from Day 1 will not carry over to Day 2, warnings and penalties will carry over. The Day 2 Top 8 Bracket will begin at 11:00AM Eastern on Sunday January 29th. Day 2 Seeding will reflect Day 1 Final Standings.
The tournament will be streamed on Youtube.com/GoatFormat
1st Place Prize: $250, 2023 Goat Format World Championship Invitation, MetaMats 2023 Goat Format World Championship Qualifier Playmat, GEM Goated Deck Box, GEM Goated Sleeves
Imperium Duelist Goat 3D Dice, Imperium Duelist Goat Hat.
2nd Place: $100, 2023 Goat Format World Championship Invitation, MetaMats 2023 Goat Format World Championship Qualifier Playmat
3rd/4th Place: 2023 Goat Format World Championship Invitation, MetaMats 2023 Goat Format World Championship Qualifier Playmat
5th place to 8th place: For every 32 entrants to GFC 19 a 2023 Goat Format World Championship Invitation will be added, with a maximum of 8 invites awarded.
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