Showdown Recap: Masters 25


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 Masters 25 Sealed for the top prize and to open some sweet, sweet value.

Masters 25 is upon us and players from all around the Greater Toronto Area converged on Face to Face Games Toronto this past weekend to play our Sealed Masters 25 Sunday Showdown and open up some sweet new cards!

David Rood was able to take down the event with a sweet U/W deck, featuring Ensnaring Bridge and Cloudblazer.

Your Showdown champion David Rood.

If you take a look at the Top 8 the format looks pretty sweet. In the past, a lot of these “masters” sets have boiled down to a bunch of good cards and colour fixing smashed together, and the decks don’t always look great. But here we have a lot of focused strategies with a bit of a power boost.

I’d specifically like to point to Will Hall’s triple Murder, double¬†Triskaidekaphobia deck that I have no idea how he lost with. That deck looks like a blast to play and is exactly what I like to be doing when I play these kinds of formats.

Shawn Dhaliwal also proved that he literally cannot miss Top 8 of a showdown, and has been added to the over-powdered list of attendees.

Your Masters 25 Showdown Top 8.

With his win on Sunday Davis qualified himself for the next Face to Face Games Ultimate Showdown. Next week we’re back to Modern, where we’ll see how Toronto’s most popular format is developing since the banned and restricted announcement.

First Place, David Rood- U/W

Second Place, Peter Bowman- Jeskai

Third Place, Jason Arsenault- R/W

Fourth Place, Gabriel Tsang- BUG

Fifth Place, Christopher Taimla- B/R

Sixth Place, Will Hall- B/R

Seventh Place, Enea Koxhioni- B/G

Eighth Place, Shawn Dhaliwal- G/W