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ONOG Finals at PAX West: Results and Winning Decklists

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The 2016 ONOG Circut finals at PAX West concluded yesterday with an all Luminosity final.

Even though no players were eliminated in the group stages, they were important in seeding the knockout phase. The results from the groups are shown below:

Group A: Eversiction (2-0), Fr0zen (2-1), Dog (1-2), Eversiction (0-2)

Group B: Shoop (2-0), Chakki (2-1), Duhcodda (2-1), Dart (0-2)

Of note in the group stages was that Fr0zen played Dog twice, and won 4-0 both times.

In the knockout phase, Chakki and Fr0zen advanced to the upper bracket final, in which Fr0zen ran out the 4-3 winner. Chakki was not easily dismissed though, and he earned himself another shot by beating Duhcodda 4-0 in the lower bracket final.

Fr0zen brought Malygos Yogg Druid, Mid Hunter, Miracle Rogue, Aggro Shaman, and Dragon Warrior.

Chakki brought Malygos Yogg Druid, Tempo Mage, Miracle Rogue, Aggro Shaman, and Dragon Warrior.

Due to winning the upper bracket, Fr0zen was awarded a winner's advantage of a 1-0 start. Chakki was allowed to ban the deck for that start, and he chose to ban Shaman. Chakki got off to a flying start and won four of the first five games, which left him needing only one win with Dragon Warrior in three attempts. Fr0zen was not to be denied however, and took the title by winning with Druid, Rogue, and then his own Warrior to take down the $10,000 first prize. In the final mirror match, Fr0zen's advantage came from keeping The Curator in his opening hand. He explained in interview afterwards that he felt the matchup comes down to whoever can force the other player to cast Deathwing first. Keeping The Curator gives more fuel towards making that happen.

Fr0zen's five decks are pictured below.

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Oh wow. A reverse all-kill is a really good way to finish the tournament. Congrats to Fr0zen!

Was The Spire available to the participants? Surprised to see a Shaman deck without Spirit Claws in it.

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The spire was available yeah for the players. 

I had to go to bed when the finals started, a shame. Really wanted to see that. 

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