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 Standard to see if the new Nicol Bolas could dethrone that pesky Chainwhirler.
Now, let’s all be honest. Standard hasn’t exactly been a brewer’s paradise as of late. Goblin Chainwhirler and company dominated Canadian Nationals and B/R Aggro has just been the consensus best deck for months now. Mono-Green Stompy has propped up here and there since M19 came out and there’s this new Mono-Blue Paradoxical Outcome deck that might just have what it takes to compete.
Lucas Worrell was also prepared to compete on Sunday, with the newly popular Mono-Green deck, with which he was able to take down Daniel Fournier in the finals.
The rest of our Top 8 was chalked full of local Standard notables. Fournier and Worell were joined by both Liam Kane, Edgar Magalhaes and Delan Hamasoor as our familiar faces in the elimination rounds.
One outlier at the event was Nicholas Fleming, who brought a wild looking Big Red deck with him and made Top 8 with it. This is a thing of beauty, packed will four full copies of Treasure Map that bring a smile to my face. If you’re looking for some fun, try this thing out!
With his win on Sunday, Lucas cements his spot in the upcoming Ultimate Showdown and the rest of our Top 4 have begun their march up the leader board to qualify. This upcoming weekend’s Showdown will be in the Modern format. What’s more is that it will be a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier for the upcoming RPTQ. Come out and battle and see if you can earn yourself a slot!