Unwinnable event for season 2 players

Is there anyone out there using only season 2 units having any success with this event? Or is it as unfair as I believe it to be?

I’m second place in my bracket, but it’s really annoying to not have reaper for this.

I’m a pretty new player and I’ve won 7 events. Having season 1 cards does make a player using them have the advantage but it doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t win an event. Haven’t spent any money either.

On average how many wins do you get each event?

For me, at least 20. This one I had 31 wins, due to another person refreshing tickets a lot.