Every now and then we all have to suffer through this.
But luckily we at Face to Face Games Toronto are such a tight community that we can do it together. You may have already guessed it, but this week we all have to join in congratulating Daniel “ImTooBusyAtTheGymToTest” Fournier in winning our Legacy Sunday Showdown with Golgari Depths.
The local hero did it again.
In all seriousness Fournier has been on a tear as of late. He took down our recent Ultimate Showdown, won an MCQ for MC Barcelona and has been consistently making appearances in the elimination rounds on the showdown series week in and week out. Fournier has been attributing much of this success to his new found fun-first attitude, but I personally believe he’s doing so well because he is a, ahem, Lucker N00B.
Fournier defeated another familiar face in the finals — Edgar Magalhaes. Edgar has also been playing great Magic as of late and recently took down a Modern Showdown with an innovative Mardu Death’s Shadow decklist.
Edgar played a brand new take on the Four Colour Control deck hes helped popularize since the release of Modern Horizons. On Sunday he decided to forgo black for the power of Swords to Plowshares in order to give him a little more game against Dark Depths decks.
Joining these two in the Top 8 was Boston Schatteman and Joseph Carino resurrecting Azorius Stoneblade from the ashes, Kyle Macdonald who also played Golgari Depths, Russ Jeffrey making all the mana with Eldrazi Post, Dennis Blair on Maverick and Jacob Murray who played Death & Taxes.
It’s funny, you think of Legacy as this gargantuan format that takes incredibly broken cards in order to change quickly. But with all the Legacy we’ve been playing on the Showdown series lately we’ve gotten to see just how much the addition of Modern Horizons and War of the Spark have sent the format reeling.
A couple weeks back, Wrenn and Six was absolutely dominating the format. Death & Taxes was kicked to the curb and we were talking about the second coming of Deathrite Shaman. But, as you can see with our Top 8 from Sunday, players have found a way to exploit those Wrenn decks with Marit Lage and then in turn Stoneblade and Swords to Plowshares have cycled back around in order to tackle Depths deck. The format is moving as quickly as some Standard formats, it’s really spectacular.
Before I leave you for the week I’ve got one last reminder for you. Our Toronto MCQ is coming up quickly and you’re going to want to make sure to pre-register to secure your spot. This time it’s Modern so it’s sure to be packed! We’ll see you there.
With his win on Sunday, Fournier 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. Stoneforge Mystic is freshly unbanned and will be LEGAL on Sunday. I hope you’re as excited to see what this new format looks like as we are, make sure to pre-register and we’ll see you there!