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 Legacy format to see who could qualify themselves for the Ultimate Showdown.
Maybe the nicest person in the entire Toronto Legacy scene has been crowned a Face to Face Games Legacy Showdown champion. This past Sunday Chris Anderson took took down our Showdown with Esper Stoneblade.
To be honest, if you told me Esper Stoneblade would have been the deck to take down this event, I probably would have laughed. But Chris seems to have made a few upgrades to traditional versions of this deck. In particular, the addition of Teferi, Hero of Dominaria looks nice in this deck, and gives it a nice alternate win-condition in the late game.
As for the rest of the Top 8, there was a lot more linear combo decks than you’d usually expect from a Toronto Legacy event.
We had an Eldrazi Stompy deck, one copy of Storm and Dredge respectively, Jason Drossis playing Elves, a Burn deck, one Miracles player and Andrew Abela playing Death’s Shadow.
Abela also piloted Death’s Shadow at Grand Prix Richmond last month, so it’s no surprise to see him have some success here.
As for Legacy in general, we still don’t have a stable metagame after the banning of Gitaxian Probe and Deathrite Shaman. Miracles showed at Grand Prix Richmond that it can compete with the various Grixis strategies in the format, and combo has really been kept down as of late. But there’s still no consensus “best” Delver deck, which is something we haven’t had in Legacy in a long time.
With his win on Sunday, Chris 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 we will be hosting a Modern Sunday Showdown. Come out and see if Humans is the real deal, or if KCI is the deck to beat!
First Place, Chris Anderson – Esper Stoneblade
Second Place, Justin Glanzer – Eldrazi Stompy
Third Place, Jason Drossis – Elves
Fourth Place, Delan Hamasoor – Dredge
Fifth Place, Trevor Cordingley – Burn
Sixth Place, Andrew Abela – Death’s Shadow
Seventh Place, Kelvin Wallace – Storm
Eighth Place, Anthony Evangelista –