Overextended and a 66 man PRE

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So in case anyone wasnt aware, Gavin Verhey has started www.mtgoverextended.com/ and has run his first MTGO Prere for overextended. Had 66 players show up to it. Probably makes it the largest PRE ever. Just curious what people think about this.


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That is amazing and is probably the record.
I know we've had TPDC's in the 40's and MPDC/SPDC in the 30's (maybe 40's?).
The old Chaos FFA's used to get like 50+ but it was hard to tell the exact number because they capped it at 36 and turned the rest away(even though alot would hang around and watch).

The format itself is much better than 'modern'. At first, I was against starting at anything other than masques but after thinking (and reading his points on it) I agree invasion is a much better starting point.

Hopefully it continues to do well, I'd much rather see this as the new format instead of modern.
That is amazing and is probably the record.
I know we've had TPDC's in the 40's and MPDC/SPDC in the 30's (maybe 40's?).
The old Chaos FFA's used to get like 50+ but it was hard to tell the exact number because they capped it at 36 and turned the rest away(even though alot would hang around and watch).

The format itself is much better than 'modern'. At first, I was against starting at anything other than masques but after thinking (and reading his points on it) I agree invasion is a much better starting point.

Hopefully it continues to do well, I'd much rather see this as the new format instead of modern.




I agree completely, especially once I read his point regarding this prior couple of extended seasons showcasing what Modern will be like. Also, he said they hit the limit on spectators :P
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It's not a record overall, but it's almost certainly a record for a first-time event. Very impressive. I'm interested to hear how the first Modern PREs go as well.

P.S. This also seems like a good time/place to promote the Player-Run Event Forum. If you would like to participate in player-run tournaments with (generally) no entry fee, swing by and find an event that suits you.

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Wow, great news.

I'll be looking into this for sure. 
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For those that favor the starting point in Masques, Gavin has stated quite clearly that starting in Invasion is not set in stone. Perhaps when Masques block is 100% online Overextended will shift to starting in Masques. Right now it is extremely important that the format is completely mirrored in paper and online (something which is not even the case with Legacy, even though the differences may not actually matter they are there).

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