Lucas “f1m0z3” Garofolo proved that steady does it does the deal and wins his first Monday Night Magic Championship. Lucas joined Plague League shortly before season 3 began, and missed zero events over the last two months, putting up on average 18 points a week on his way to a 144 point record, clearing defending champion Dave Carrera by a full 36 points.
Lucas put up a record of 43-26 and won one pod on his way to take down the double, of not just being the season champion, but also grabbing Rookie of the Season honors.
In our other Championship race, the King of the Mountain, which is awarded to the player with the highest ELO rating at the end of the season. Mike “Mooch” Mucciolo posted a 28-16 record in 11 events, with a pod win. Mooch added about a hundred points to his ELO score, wrapping up season 3 with a 1338 rank.
Season 2 champion Dave Carrera, who brought Lucas (and many other players) into the league, finished in second with a 31-30 record for 108 points and a pod win. Rookie contender Rezedent Genius posted a strong campaign, with 102 points and a 34-9 record with 2 pod wins and a gaudy .791 winning percentage. Rez benefited greatly from our Double Points Night on August 31st, but being the only full-timer in the league to finish with single digit losses, Rez is a massive threat for the season 4 overall championship.
In all, 13 players scored a full schedule’s worth of events (6 out of 16 events, or at least 1 event 6 out of 8 weeks). 68 players in all joined us for a Monday Night Magic pod, and 25 came back for at least 2 pods.
There is no rest for the wicked, though, as Season 4 of Monday Night Magic begins next week.
Season 4 will continue to bring two pods of standard Magic every Monday night. We are locked in to 4 rounds at 5PM and as many as needed at 8PM. A new twist for Season 4 will be a special Friday Night Monday Night Magic, which will be held on Friday November 6th, as a warm-up for our first ever Causa Championship Series event.
Congratulations to Lucas and Mike, and thank you to everyone who participated in this season of Monday Night Magic.