Showdown Recap: Modern

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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 Modern, and let me tell you, there were a lot of Bloodbraid Elfs in the Top 8.

That said, where there’s Bloobraid, there’s also hateful combo strategies and that’s what Jeremy Rubinoff brought to take down the whole event — Dredge.

Jeremy Rubinoff took down our Modern Showdown with Dredge.

This is Rubinoff’s second consecutive Modern Showdown victory with the deck. So yes, that means it is time to put better graveyard hate in your sideboards everyone.

The rest of the Top 8 is almost entirely fair decks, most of which are different iterations of Jund with Bloodbraid Elf. The only exception is Connors Eilerson’s Ponza deck, which also features Bloodbraid.

This is a far cry from the Modern events we used to see a month or two ago filled with Tron lands and storm cards. It seems like players are really starting to tune their fair decks, and it’s showing in the results. You can see that with Liam Kane’s sweet Blue Moon deck featuring maindeck Entrancing Melody. Perfect for nabbing Tarmogoyfs.

The Modern Showdown Top 8.

Modern truly is turning into a fantastic format. Jund and fair midrange decks were the best choice on Sunday and Jeremy capitalized on that for the second straight event. Now it’s time for the format to work to beat Jeremy. Maybe we’ll see some Leyline of the Voids in the Top 8 of the next Modern Showdown, we’ll have to wait and see.

With his win on Sunday Jeremy furthers his climb up the Face to Face Games Ultimate Showdown leaderboard. Next week we’re hosting our first Pauper Showdown, this is sure to be a super fun event so don’t miss it!

First Place, Jeremy Rubinoff- Dredge

Second Place, Bernardo Fava- Jund

Third Place, Justin Wong- Blue Jund

Fourth Place, Hunter Platt- Esper Control

Fifth Place, Liam Kane- Blue Moon

Sixth Place, Matt Long- Jund

Seventh Place, Richard Smith- The Rock

Eighth Place, Connors Eilerson- Ponza

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