If you’re a fan of Vintage, Luis Scott-Vargas, or general degeneracy then you’ve probably been keeping up with the Vintage Super League. If you haven’t been watching VSL, then it’s something that I would recommend checking out. Basically a bunch of great players play Vintage matches every week with the matches commentated by other great players. Archives for VSL videos can be found here.
If you’re not into Vintage or degeneracy, but are a fan of Luis Scott-Vargas then there was an announcement made this week that will possibly interest you. A picture is worth 1,000 words, and this picture has a few words on it so it’s worth… one-thousand-and-several words.
Eight great players playing Standard every week with LSV commentating each and every match. This is a dream come true for many Standard players. I personally have transitioned to consuming a lot more video content than written content largely in the interest of multi-tasking, so I’m super hyped for this. With names like Brad Nelson, Gerry Thompson and Tom Ross you know that we’ll see some sweet brews every week, too.
It’s kind of funny when you look at the listed accomplishments on the banner and see Cheon’s credit coming from way back in 2006, but he’s been crushing GPs lately and is definitely worthy of the spot. Either way, even if Paul Cheon is the worst guy in your league then you still have a lot of room to fall.
This is going to be extremely fun to watch, and if you’re trying to see Standard success I can’t imagine that skipping watching SSL would be a good idea. Outside of PT coverage you really can’t find consolidated information from this many great minds anywhere.