Welcome to another weekly Showdown Recap, where we take a look at what happened at Face to Face Games Toronto’s weekly Sunday Showdown, a series of 1k events feeding into the Ultimate Showdown 5k Invitational. This week players battled in the brand new Ravnica Allegiance Sealed format to see who could take home the top prize.
It seems like it happens every season, so this should come as no surprise but the phenom Lucas Worrell won yet another Showdown this past Sunday.
Early on in the format, Ravnica Allegiance looks like a spread out format with archetypes spanning aggro, midrange and control. The format also offers a nice diversity of build-around cards like Gate’s Ablaze and Archway Angel if you’re looking to go deep.
Joining Lucas in the Top 8 were Face to Face Games Sunday Showdown series stalwarts in Liam Kane, Cassandra Phillips and Shawn Dhaliwal.
Lucas was able to take down the event with an impressive Gruul beat down deck featuring Ravager Wurm. Early on, Gruul looks like a front runner for one of the best guilds to play with in the format and really packs a punch. Orzhov looks to be the colour pair of choice if you’re looking to slow the game down. The colours are chalked full of removal and offer defensive creatures like Basillica Bell-Haunt to clog up the ground.
With his win on Sunday, Lucas cements his spot in the upcoming Ultimate Showdown, while the rest of our Top 8 have begun their march up the leader board to qualify. This upcoming weekend at Face to Face Games Toronto we’ll once again be hosting a Ravnica Allegiance Sealed event to celebrate release weekend. So if you can’t get enough of this new Limited format pre-register and come on out!