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.
We’ve watched as Sensei’s Diving Top came and went, waved goodbye to Deathrite Shaman and even got some time in the sun with Treasure Cruise. But, no matter how busted things have gotten in Legacy over the past few years, there’s one thing that’s constant — Delver of Secrets.
On Sunday, local Legacy enthusiast Boston Schatteman showed us that Delver is forever when he took down our Showdown with an old classic in Temur Delver.
Schatteman played the version of Temur that features Nimble Mongoose, rather than playing a boat load of Hooting Mandrils as has become popular online recently. Schatteman has been playing Delver forever in Toronto, so it was no surprise to see him in the winner’s circle on Sunday.
He defeated Travis Macdonald in the finals who was piloting Sneak & Show and was one of two Sneak players in the Top 8 along with Edgar Magalhaes. The rest of the Top 8 featured Ryan Myers on Lands, Wilkin Chau on his classic Dead Guy Orzhov deck, myself playing Azorius Stoneblade, Jeremy Rubinoff and his Tin Fins Depths combo deck and Elliot Tzaneteas who’s been mastering Golgari Depths over the past few months.
With Grand Prix Niagara Falls just on the horizon Legacy is definitely in flux right now. You really can just play anything you want. Delver is still prominent, but hasn’t overthrown combo decks like it did back when Deathrite was legal. I’ve been thoroughly enjoying the format and am very excited to see what deck ends up as the top dog at the GP.
With his win on Sunday, Boston 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. Make sure to pre-register and we’ll see you on Sunday!