Showdown Recap: Legacy

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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 if Grixis Delver could still reign supreme.

Well if there was ever any question (there wasn’t) about Matthew Dilks command of the Legacy format, they’ve been silenced. Not only did he win yet another Legacy Showdown, but this time he did it with a deck other than R/G Lands. Dilks took down Sunday’s event with a slowed down version of B/G Depths.

Your Legacy Showdown champion, Matthew Dilks.

Dilks has been boasting about Turbo Depths being the best combo deck in the format for a while and I guess he decided to dust it off to prove it to us. What I’ve noticed throughout his run through the Toronto Legacy scene is his ability to execute patient game plans in a high-powered format.

Dilks has registered a deck that can win in one turn in every Legacy tournament I’ve ever seen him play. But yet, he’s always looking to play for that extra draw step, to play around that one problematic out that his opponent might have. To me, this is what separates his play.

Our Legacy Showdown Top 8.

The rest of our Top 8 was, well a little strange. Other than Daniel Goetschel playing Omar Beldon’s Grixis Delver list from Grand Prix Toronto the rest of the Top 8 isn’t what you’d expect from the Legacy metagame.

We had a lot of local staple players having success with decks they’ve been playing for quite a long time. Peter DeVries is always playing something tribal and made the finals, Michael Chan piloted Pox to another Top 8 and Jon Fine dusted off his classic Eldrazi deck.

There’s been a lot of Legacy in Toronto as of late and it’s awesome to see how our own little metagame has developed and how players have been able to tune their favourite decks to beat the expected field.

The Showdown series is really heating up headed into the Ultimate Showdown and Matthew Dilks just padded his point total headed into the event. This coming weekend we’ll be hosting a Battlebond Two-Head Giant Release Showdown. Grab your best friend and get down here to battle with some sweet new cards! Sign up now. 

Before you check out these sweet decklists, make sure you’ve got your plans ready for Canadian Nationals. Face to Face Games will be hosting Nats from June 29 – July 1 over the long weekend. Come down early and make a weekend of it! We’ll also be hosting a slew of side events including a 5k Modern FacetoFaceGames.com Open+, a Legacy Eternal Weekend Trial and a Legacy Showdown on the Sunday. Get all the information here.

First Place, Matthew Dilks – B/G Depths

Second Place, Peter DeVries – Merfolk

Third Place, Philip Wong – Lantern Control

Fourth Place, Richard Welch – U/W Miracles

Fifth Place, Jon Fine – Eldrazi Stompy

Sixth Place, Michael Chan – Mono-Black Pox

Seventh Place, Daniel Goetschel – Lands

Eighth Place, Benson Lau – Ad Nauseam Tendrils

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