The second Kaldheim League Weekend is in the books. These weekends see members of the Magic Pro League and Rival League square off against other members of their league to battle for a guaranteed spot in a league next year. Players who don’t end the seven league weekends ranked high enough either have to participate in end of season Gauntlet tournaments or get relegated to a lower league. The most recent Kaldheim League weekend was the fourth such weekend of this season.
In the Magic Pro League, current World Champion Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa kept his number one slot. Team ChannelFireball Ultimate Guard member Gabriel Nassif remaines one win behind PVDDR. Rounding out the Top 4 are Ondrej Strasky and Brad Nelson. As for Nassif’s teammates, Reid Duke picked up 7 wins on the weekend, putting him three points behind Nelson for the final Top 4 (and guaranteed MPL) spot. William Jensen picked up 9 wins, which puts him three wins behind Duke. Martin Juza had a tough weekend, going winless and finding himself five wins behind Duke – eight outside of a Top 4 slot.
Over in the Rivals League, Stanislav Cifka and Eli Kassis are tied for first place. One point behind them is Matt Sperling, with Christian Hauck another point behind Sperling. If the standings hold, these four would earn a slot in the Magic Pro League next year. Team ChannelFireball Ultimate Guard member Luis Scott-Vargas had a rough time as well. His three wins saw him fall five points behind the Top 4, outside of guaranteed promotion but in the mix for the Magic Pro League Gauntlet.
The next major event for Magic is the Kaldheim Championship – March 26-28. After that, league play resumes with the first of three Strixhaven League Weekends , April 10-11.