Flesh and Blood's Calling: Las Vegas and the U.S. National Championship took place this weekend, from August 25th to 27th. The Calling had a US$20,000 prize pool, with Classic Constructed as the format. The U.S. National Flesh and Blood Championship had a US$50,00 prize pool, with Classic Constructed as the main format.
For a full schedule of Flesh and Blood's competitive premier play, click here.
Though many Lexis saw play, with some unsurprising Dromais and Iyslanders, an unexpected grabbed the spotlight in the finals: Briar!
Check out below a full breakdown of the weekend:
Calling: Las Vegas
The Calling: Las Vegas event span through two days, with almost 600 players competing on the first day.
On the first day, the metagame looked pretty varied, but with the usual Lexi dominance:
On day 2, 78 players were still standing fighting for a piece of the prize. Among the undefeated players, Jenson Wilhelm and Adrian Gebhart brought Lexi, whereas Reese Toomre brought Dromai. Lexi still converted a lot of results onto Day 2.
In the end, Yuki Lee Bender conquered the title of Calling: Las Vegas Champion! Congratulations!
> 1st: Yuki Lee Bender - Lexi, Livewire
> 2nd: Ben Hannan - Bravo, Showstopper
> 3rd-4th: Nathaniel Meserve - Uzuri, Switchblade
> 3rd-4th: Reese Toomre - Dromai, Ash Artist
> 5th-8th: Shawn Dhaliwal - Dromai, Ash Artist
> 5th-8th: Derek Anderson - Lexi, Livewire
> 5th-8th: Naib Mobassir - Lexi, Livewire
> 5th-8th: Eli Teed - Lexi, Livewire
U.S. National Championship
The U.S. National Championship for Flesh and Blood had over 500 players. The first day metagame was what was expected, so far:
On Day 2, 248 players still competed. Briar began showing off her power here, with a good conversion rate through the rounds.
In the end, Briar was able to grab the title of champion! Congratulations to Charles Dunn for conquering the title of U.S. National Champion!
> 1st: Charles Dunn - Briar, Warden of Thorns
> 2nd: Evan Herndon - Lexi, Livewire
> 3rd-4th: Craig Krempels - Lexi, Livewire
> 3rd-4th: Lucas Oswald - Iyslander, Stormbind
> 5th-8th: Daniel Rutkowski - Iyslander, Stormbind
> 5th-8th: Pheano Black - Dromai, Ash Artist
> 5th-8th: Matt Kohls - Briar, Warden of Thorns
> 5th-8th: Michael Hamilton - Lexi, Livewire
As per the game's rules, this now means Briar, Warden of Thorns, has gathered enough points on the leaderboard to become Living Legend.