McLaren Golden in Valencia!

Once again, a Canadian player wins a Spanish Pro Tour! Edmonton’s Shaun McLaren has defeated Vancouver-based Jacob Wilson in an all-Canada final at Pro Tour Born of the Gods, in Valencia, Spain.

Jacob Wilson of Team Face to Face Games played Melira Pod, while Shaun McLaren piloted WUR Control to a tense and masterful 5-game Modern-decided final to the Pro Tour. Finishing 1st in the Swiss, Shaun went 6-0 in Theros Block draft, and earned a total 22 points in Modern constructed, while Jacob achieved a 5-1 draft record, and collected 23 points in Constructed to place 3rd in Swiss going into the Top 8. Decklists below!

Congratulations as well to some of the other members of Team Face to Face Games who had incredible showings, coming very close to top eight and/or finishing in the money, namely Josh McClain (11th), Sam Pardee (23rd), Ben Moir (63rd), Alexander Hayne (66th), and Glenn McIelwain (74th)!

[deck title=Shaun McLaren – WUR Control – Modern]
[Lands]
3 Arid Mesa
4 Celestial Colonnade
2 Hallowed Fountain
2 Island
1 Mountain
1 Plains
1 Sacred Foundry
4 Scalding Tarn
2 Steam Vents
2 Sulfur Falls
4 Tectonic Edge
[/Lands]
[Creatures]
4 Snapcaster Mage
1 Vendilion Clique
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
1 Anger of the Gods
2 Ajani Vengeant
3 Cryptic Command
3 Electrolyze
4 Lightning Bolt
4 Lightning Helix
4 Mana Leak
3 Path to Exile
2 Remand
1 Spell Snare
2 Sphinx’s Revelation
[/Spells]
[Sideboard]
1 Anger of the Gods
1 Celestial Purge
1 Counterflux
1 Crucible of Worlds
1 Izzet Staticaster
1 Logic Knot
2 Porphyry Nodes
2 Relic of Progenitus
2 Stony Silence
1 Threads of Disloyalty
1 Timely Reinforcements
1 Wear // Tear
[/Sideboard]
[/deck]

[deck title=Jacob Wilson – Melira Pod – Modern]
[Lands]
3 Forest
3 Gavony Township
1 Godless Shrine
4 Misty Rainforest
2 Overgrown Tomb
3 Razorverge Thicket
1 Swamp
1 Temple Garden
4 Verdant Catacombs
1 Woodland Cemetery
[/Lands]
[Creatures]
4 Birds of Paradise
1 Eternal Witness
4 Kitchen Finks
1 Linvala, Keeper of Silence
1 Melira, Sylvok Outcast
2 Murderous Redcap
3 Noble Hierarch
1 Orzhov Pontiff
1 Qasali Pridemage
1 Ranger of Eos
1 Reveillark
1 Scavenging Ooze
1 Shriekmaw
1 Spellskite
1 Viscera Seer
2 Voice of Resurgence
2 Wall of Roots
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
2 Abrupt Decay
4 Birthing Pod
3 Chord of Calling
[/Spells]
[Sideboard]
1 Entomber Exarch
1 Harmonic Sliver
1 Kataki, War’s Wage
1 Obstinate Baloth
2 Path to Exile
1 Scavenging Ooze
1 Sin Collector
2 Slaughter Pact
4 Thoughtseize
1 Voice of Resurgence
[/Sideboard]
[/deck]

Watch the video replays and read all about the hot new Modern format at the official WotC Coverage Page for Pro Tour Born of the Gods:
http://www.wizards.com/magic/magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/eventcoverage/ptbng14/