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 Modern format to see who could qualify themselves for the Ultimate Showdown.
On Sunday all of the Toronto Magic community’s hearts were warmed. Quite possibly the nicest guy on the planet won our Modern Showdown with maybe the coolest deck in Modern. Jonny Teigesser was able to take it down with Grixis Goryo’s Venegeance.
Jonny played a combo deck filled with combos. His deck featured Goryo’s Vengeance and Griselbrand, Deceiver Exarch and Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and As Foretold with some sweet suspend spells in Ancestral Vision and Living End. If I’m being honest with you, I have no idea how he even won a match, let alone the tournament with this pile. But, this deck is so cool and I could not be more stoked to see it in the winner’s circle. Sometimes you assemble a little bit of this and a little bit of that — and a plan comes together.
If Jonny’s spicy winning decklist isn’t enough for you, there’s even more good stuff for you in the rest of the Top 8. There was an Esper Faeries brew in the semifinals, a flash from the past in RUG Scapeshift in and even Chris Ha played Mono-Green Tron with 0 copies of Karn Liberated as popularized by Autumn Burchett.
In general there were way more blue cards in our elimination rounds than expected. Daniel Fournier showed up with Jeskai (as usual) and Boston Schatteman lost in the Finals to Teigesser with Blue Moon.
Lastly, we had David Rood in the Top 8 as well with Humans. The Modern deck he played at Pro Tour Magic 25.
With his win on Sunday, Jonny cements his spot in the upcoming Ultimate Showdown and the rest of our Top 8 have begun their march up the leader board to qualify. This upcoming Sunday at Face to Face Games Toronto it is Pre-Release time! That’s right Guilds of Ravnica is finally upon us, and spots are filling up. Make sure to register today.
First Place, Jonny Teigesser – Grixis Goryo’s Vengeance
Second Place, Boston Schatteman – Blue Moon
Third Place, Daniel Fournier – Jeskai Control
Fourth Place, Elliott Stanwick – Esper Faeries
Fifth Place, Chris Ha – Mono-Green Tron
Sixth Place, David Rood – Humans
Seventh Place, Russel Phillips – Titan Shift
Eighth Place, Adrien Levesque – R/U/G Scapeshift