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 Legacy to see who could take down the top prize.
Well, it’s happened again. Players from all over the Greater Toronto Area assembled at Face to Face Games to play Legacy, the format that features some of game’s most powerful cards ever printed, only to have the top prize be taken down by a collection of small white creatures.
Indy Zhao reigned victorious on Sunday with Death & Taxes.
Death & Taxes has this incredible ability to just put you in the squeeze. On paper, it just looks like a pile of mediocre creatures. But, when everything comes together like it did on Sunday for Zhao, the deck has game against every deck in the format.
Zhao was able to defeat Marc Cernele, who was playing Lands, in the finals. Lands feels like it’s always a good choice in Toronto, where in Legacy fair decks seem to be the favourite. The deck is able to pray on Baleful Strix and Delver decks pretty easily.
The rest of the Top 8 featured two copies of Golgari Depths, Jason Drossis on Grixis Control, a four colour control deck, one copy of Miracles and John O’Keefe playing another Toronto Legacy special in Mono-Black Pox.
With his win on Sunday, Indy 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. If you’re interested in your Ultimate Showdown point total, you can check it out here. If you’d like to inquire about your point total or report a discrepancy, please email Toronto@facetofacegames.com. This upcoming weekend at Face to Face Games Toronto we’ll be hosting a Modern Showdown. So get your Noble Hierarchs and your Arclight Phoenixs and come on out and battle!