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 Guilds of Ravnica Sealed for the first time in our special Pre-Release Showdown.

A new Ravnica set it here and this weekend was an absolute blast at Face to Face Games Toronto exploring the new cards for Pre-Release. We sold out all of our Pre-Release events all weekend thanks to all of you and that includes our Showdown won by Pasha Meshkati.

Our Sealed Pre-Release Showdown Top 8.

Pasha played and Izzet deck splashing black in the Top 8 to take it down. These blue-based midrange decks were the absolute stand out performers all weekend long in Sealed. Surveil is just such a nice way to smooth out your draws, and the Boros decks weren’t aggressive enough in Sealed to punish that.

I saw Darkblade Agent and Notion Rain stealing the show all weekend.

Pasha was able to take down Shawn Dhaliwal in the finals. Shawn’s a Showdown regular, known for his gigantic smile and extremely good luck. He showed this off tenfold on Sunday when he cast Inescapable Blaze roughly 1500 times for lethal on his was to the finals.

Showdown Finalist Shawn Dhaliwal.


With his win on Sunday, Pasha cements his spot in the upcoming Ultimate Showdown and the rest of our Top 8 have begun their march up the leader board to qualify. This upcoming Sunday at Face to Face Games Toronto┬áit we’ve got more GRN Sealed for you to celebrate release weekend! Come on down and crack some packs!

First Place, Pasha Meshkati – Grixis

Second Place, Shawn Dhaliwal – Grixis