Over the next few weeks we will be releasing the games that we captured during the first Crucible qualifier as we are able to process them and post them.
For those that don’t know, The Crucible is a local WMW qualifying event and the biggest event in the Southeast for miniature gaming (we named ourselves in honor of said event). Every year, local stores are given the opportunity to host a qualifier. Each qualifier easily is a 32 player tournament where the winner gains instant qualification to the Masters at the Crucible.
There are 4 such Qualifiers, and as a podcast we decided to cover in depth all 3 local qualifiers (we will not be able to make the Marietta, GA, qualifier though we are exploring what we can do from here), skipping our normal format for a bit to cover these qualifiers. We will be returning to our normal format after coverage is complete.
The schedule for releases for this qualifier will be:
Week 1: Rounds 1 & 2, videos presented without commentary
Week 2: Rounds 3 & 4, videos presented without commentary
Week 3: The finals game, presented with commentary that was recorded with the game
Week 4: Our Episode 10 podcast that will feature an interview between the two players in the finals, why they chose their lists, their match ups into the finals, and their thoughts on the final game.
We hope to repeat this for each qualifier we attend.
Here are the first two rounds of the Crucible Qualifier for your viewing pleasure: