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 take down the top prize.

Showdown winner Jason Drossis

All I can say is wow. I’d be lying if I said I expected to see Abzan atop the Modern standings after weeks of writing recaps about tons of Tron and Scapeshift decks succeeding in the Showdown Series. Jason Drossis took down this event with just that, good old Abzan.

All that said, I think the story of this event has got to be the emergence of U/R Storm in the Toronto Modern scene. If you pay attention to the Magic Online metagame at all, you know this Storm deck is really making waves. Now, as the real-life metagame catches up, Toronto locals are starting to build and master this powerful deck, and clearly that is bad news for other competitors.

I’d also like to highlight Anthony Chernyak’s Naya Evolution masterpiece that sports 14 maindeck singletons which has got to be some kind of record. This Showdown was definitely unique in that a lot of unconventional strategies like this had success. The Top 8 also featured a Ponza player, Sun and Moon and a Mono-Blue Tron deck featuring Torrential Gearhulk.

With his win this weekend Jason qualifies himself for the next Face to Face Games Ultimate Showdown and the rest of the Top 8 have started their march toward the top of the Showdown leaderboard. Join us this weekend at Face to Face Games Toronto for our special Team Trios Showdown. Sign up with two friends and play Legacy, Modern and Standard constructed team Magic to qualify all three of you for the Ultimate Showdown !

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First Place, Jason Drossis, Abzan

Second Place, Sean Yang, Mono-Blue Tron

Third Place, Sam Shoffner, U/R Storm

Fourth Place, Liam Kane, U/R Storm

Fifth Place, Connors Eilerson, G/R Ponza

Sixth Place, Anthony Chernyak, Naya Evolution

Seventh Place, Dylan Harkness, Affinity

Eighth Place, Philip Wong, Sun and Moon

Want to get out and battle at a Showdown and cement your spot in our Ultimate Showdown? This Sunday we’ve got a very special Team Trios Showdown. Grab two friends and come out to battle Modern, Standard and Legacy for 1k in prizes !