FaceToFaceGames.com Toronto 5K Open Top 8

Congratulations to all of our top 8 Players and to Pascal Maynard on taking it all down with his Bant Eldrazi list! We look forward to seeing you all in October on the 15th for more Modern action when the FacetoFaceGames.com Open Series returns to Toronto. Registration for October is now open!

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Name: Pascal Maynard
Deck: Bant Eldrazi
Finish: 1st

Age: 23
Occupation: MTG Pro Player

Notable past finishes:

12 GP Top 8s
1 PT Top 8

Which card was your MVP?

Eldrazi Temple

After today’s results, what would you change about your deck?

Nothing

[Deck]
[Creatures]
4 Noble Hierarch
4 Matter Reshaper
4 Thought-Knot Seer
4 Reality Smasher
4 Eldrazi Displacer
4 Drowner of Hope
2 Spellskite
1 Birds of Paradise
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
4 Ancient Stirrings
4 Path to Exile
1 Dismember
[/Spells]
[Lands]
4 Windswept Heath
4 Eldrazi Temple
3 Cavern of Souls
1 Ghost Quarter
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Breeding Pool
1 Temple Garden
3 Brushland
3 Yavimaya Coast
2 Forest
1 Plains
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
3 Grafdigger’s Cage
3 Engineered Explosives
2 Stony Silence
2 Stubborn Denial
2 Disdainful Stroke
1 Eternal Witness
1 Worship
1 Dismember
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

Name: Shaun Dhaliwal
Deck: Abzan
Finish: 2nd

Age: 19
Occupation: Student

Notable past finishes:
Top 8 player in London sometimes.

Which card was your MVP?
Swamp.

After today’s results, what would you change about your deck?

Everything except Swamp.

[Deck]
[Creatures]
4 Tarmogoyf
4 Grim Flayer
2 Scavenging Ooze
1 Anafenza, the Foremost
3 Noble Hierarch
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
2 Mishra’s Bauble
3 Inquisition of Kozilek
3 Thoughtseize
4 Path to Exile
3 Abrupt Decay
1 Collective Brutality
4 Lingering Souls
4 Liliana of the Veil
[/Spells]
[Lands]
1 Plains
1 Forest
1 Swamp
4 Verdant Catacombs
3 Windswept Heath
3 Marsh Flats
2 Twilight Mire
3 Shambling Vent
2 Overgrown Tomb
1 Temple Garden
1 Godless Shrine
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
1 Engineered Explosives
1 Zealous Persecution
1 Collective Brutality
2 Stony Silence
2 Timely Reinforcements
1 Maelstrom Pulse
1 Liliana, the Last Hope
3 Fulminator Mage
2 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
1 Damnation
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

Name: Jon Stern
Finish: 3rd -4th
Deck: Affinity

Age: 38
Occupation: Pro Magic player and writer

Notable past finishes:

5 GP top 8s with 2 wins.

Which card was your MVP?

Arcbound Ravager

After today’s results, what would you change about your deck?

+1 Mountain
-1 Island

[Deck]
[Creatures]
3 Memnite
4 Ornithopter
4 Signal Pest
4 Vault Skirge
4 Arcbound Ravager
4 Steel Overseer
4 Etched Champion
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
4 Mox Opal
4 Springleaf Drum
4 Galvanic Blast
4 Cranial Plating
[/Spells]
[Lands]
4 Darksteel Citadel
4 Inkmoth Nexus
4 Blinkmoth Nexus
4 Glimmervoid
1 Island
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
2 Ancient Grudge
2 Ghirapur AEther Grid
1 Spellskite
2 Thoughtseize
2 Dispatch
3 Master of Etherium
1 Wear // Tear
1 Blood Moon
1 Rest in Peace
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

Name: Ricky Chin
Deck: Affinity
Finish: 3rd-4th

Age: 28
Occupation: Financial Advisor / Magic Pro

Notable past finishes:
PT top 8.

Which card was your MVP?
Mox Opal

After today’s results, what would you change about your deck?
The maindeck is really solid, maybe adjust the sideboard against aggro decks.

[Deck]
[Creatures]
3 Memnite
4 Ornithopter
4 Signal Pest
4 Vault Skirge
4 Arcbound Ravager
4 Steel Overseer
2 Etched Champion
3 Master of Etherium
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
4 Mox Opal
4 Springleaf Drum
3 Galvanic Blast
4 Cranial Plating
[/Spells]
[Lands]
4 Darksteel Citadel
4 Inkmoth Nexus
4 Blinkmoth Nexus
3 Glimmervoid
1 Island
1 Mountain
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
4 Spell Pierce
1 Spellskite
2 Dismember
2 Ghirapur AEther Grid
1 Wear//Tear
1 Whipflare
2 Grafdigger’s Cage
2 Etched Champion
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

Name: Evan Berry
Deck: U/W/R Flash
Finish: 5th-8th

Age: 31
Occupation: Engineer

Notable past finishes:
Reigning Toronto city champion before they cancelled the event series.

Which card was your MVP?

Spell Queller

After today’s results, what would you change about your deck?
Nothing.

[Deck]
[Creatures]
1 Venser, Shaper Savant
3 Restoration Angel
3 Spell Queller
4 Snapcaster Mage
2 Vendillion Clique
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
3 Serum Visions
2 Remand
1 Dispel
1 Spell Snare
2 Mana Leak
4 Lightning Bolt
4 Path to Exile
1 Electrolyze
3 Lightning Helix
2 Cryptic Command
[/Spells]
[Lands]
2 Steam Vents
1 Hallowed Fountain
1 Sacred Foundry
2 Arid Mesa
3 Scalding Tarn
3 Flooded Strand
2 Island
1 Plains
1 Mountain
2 Sulfur Falls
2 Ghost Quarter
4 Celestial Colonnade
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
2 Blessed Alliance
2 Relic of Progenitus
2 Aven Mindcensor
2 Geist of Saint Traft
1 Elspeth, Sun’s Champion
1 Dispel
1 Celestial Purge
1 Negate
3 Engineered Explosives
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]


Name: Matt Thomason
Deck: Affinity
Finish: 5th-8th

Age: 24
Occupation: Software Developer

Notable past finishes:
N/A

Which card was your MVP?
Cranial Plating / Etched Champion

After today’s results, what would you change about your deck?

Still too early to tell.

[Deck]
[Creatures]
2 Memnite
4 Ornithopter
4 Signal Pest
4 Vault Skirge
4 Arcbound Ravager
4 Steel Overseer
2 Etched Champion
3 Master of Etherium
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
1 Welding Jar
4 Mox Opal
4 Springleaf Drum
3 Galvanic Blast
4 Cranial Plating
[/Spells]
[Lands]
4 Darksteel Citadel
4 Inkmoth Nexus
4 Blinkmoth Nexus
4 Glimmervoid
1 Mountain
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
2 Thoughtseize
2 Spellskite
1 Dismember
2 Ghirapur AEther Grid
1 Whipflare
2 Grafdigger’s Cage
2 Etched Champion
1 Stubborn Denial
2 Ancient Grudge
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

Name: Andrew McClintock
Deck: Merfolk
Finish: 5th-8th

Age: 29
Occupation: Construction

Notable past finishes:
Second place at the Face to Face Open Series at GP Toronto.

Which card was your MVP?
Merrow Reejerey for letting me cast 5 Lords on turn 4.

After today’s results, what would you change about your deck?
N/A

[Deck]
[Creatures]
4 Cursecatcher
3 Harbinger of the Tides
1 Kira, Great Glass-Spinner
4 Master of the Pearl Trident
4 Lord of Atlantis
4 Merrow Reejerey
4 Silvergill Adept
1 Tidebinder Mage
4 Master of Waves
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
2 Vaporsnag
4 Spreading Seas
2 Spell Pierce
4 Aether Vial
[/Spells]
[Lands]
2 Cavern of Souls
8 Island
1 Oboro, Palace in the Clouds
4 Wanderwine Hub
4 Mutavault
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
2 Dispel
2 Echoing Truth
1 Grafdigger’s Cage
1 Gut Shot
3 Hurkyl’s Recall
1 Kira, Great Glass-Spinner
2 Relic of Progenitus
2 Tidebinder Mage
1 Spell Pierce
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

Name: Cody McCowell
Deck: Boros Burn
Finish: 5th-8th

Age: 25
Occupation: Student

Notable past finishes:
None.

Which card was your MVP?

Thunderous Wrath.

After today’s results, what would you change about your deck?

Burn was fun, but I’d probably play my baby, Living End. Also the way I draw cards, messing up a miracle sucks.

[Deck]
[Creatures]
1 Grim Lavamancer
4 Monastery Swiftspear
4 Goblin Guide
4 Eidolon of the Great Revel
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
1 Thunderous Wrath
4 Rift Bolt
4 Searing Blaze
4 Skullcrack
4 Boros Charm
4 Lavaspike
4 Lightning Bolt
2 Shard Volley
1 Lightning Helix
[/Spells]
[Lands]
4 Bloodstained Mire
2 Sacred Foundry
4 Wooded Foothills
2 Clifftop Retreat
7 Mountain
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
2 Deflecting Palm
3 Smash to Smithereens
3 Wear/Tear
2 Molten Rain
1 Crumble to Dust
2 Path to Exile
2 Sudden Shock
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]