Have you ever been presented with something that you wouldn't normally participate in, but on a whim decide to do it... and then immediately regret it? Well, that's me right now with the Standard tournament that I just signed up for! grinning face with sweat emoji
If you don't know me, I'm Pixie Kitten, a Magic the Gathering content creator (who's not, these days, am I right?). I have been playing MTG for a little over two years now, but only very casually. I've never gone to FNM or even played at a prerelease event. I just got into commander a few months ago. I play Arena, but only the regular queue... I've never ranked above Silver on the ladder. So while I enjoy MTG and make content about it, I'm not hyper involved in the competitive side of it and never have been.
I signed up for the Venus and Mercury League (VML) Season 3! I'm honestly not sure what possessed me to sign up, but HERE WE GO! The VML is an 8-week long, league-style tournament played on MTG Arena open to women and non-binary players. Players will play one match per week during round-robin Division play, with the top finishers in each Division making the playoffs for prizes. Season 3 will be played in the Standard format and happens during Standard rotation. sweating increases
I'm sort of excited, but mostly terrified. Since I have never played competitive Magic in any form, I'm trying to create realistic goals for myself in this tournament, like 'win a game', instead of 'win a round'! I've also been wrestling with a deck to play since I personally despise blue and pretty much refuse to play it. I think I have finally settled on a Rakdos Sacrifice deck for my first week. I found this deck list from Ashlizzlle on Twitter, have tried it out a bit and I feel pretty good about it, so we'll see how it goes!
Cross your fingers, wish me luck, and I'll be back after my first round to report results!