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Showdown Recap: Team Trios

This past Sunday at Face to Face Games Toronto I got to play a Team Trios event with two good friends that also happen to be insanely good at Magic. And lucky enough for me, that meant winning the tournament.

Your Trios Showdown champs.

Matthew Dilks, Omar Beldon and I took down the event with the combination of Simic Food in Standard, Izzet Delver in Modern and Jeskai Mentor in Legacy.

Dilks actually threw everyone for a loop and decided to play Standard instead of his usual bread and butter in Legacy and shipped me his Jeskai list to pilot. Omar’s been working on Izzet Delver with the addition of [Card]Mystic Sanctuary[/Card] in Modern and had some of the coolest games of Magic I’ve seen in a long time. Highlights included him stealing both a [Card]Codex Shredder[/Card] and a [Card]Death’s Shadow[/Card] with [Card]Archmage’s Charm[/Card] and beating his opponents with their own cards.

We defeated the team of Harms, Booker and Wallace in the finals who played Mono-Red Aggro, Grixis Shadow and Miracles to their finals birth.

Your Team Trios Top 8.

The rest of the Top 4 consisted of the team of Richer, Worrell and Schatteman who played Bant Food, Bant Spirits and Temur Delver and Choi, Levesque and Drossis who played Simic Food, a sweet Izzet Breach deck and Four Colour Snow Control.

I’ll start with Legacy because that’s what I played all day. Jeskai was fun and I think [Card]Monastery Mentor[/Card] and Narset are a pretty messed up game plan, but I cannot in good conscience recommend any deck other than Temur Delver right now. My deck was set up pretty well for Delver and I still managed to get destroyed by Boston in the semifinals.

Modern, in my opinion, is in a pretty great place right now. These Oko and Urza decks feel like the best thing to be doing right now, but it feels like there’s still a lot of exploring to do. Like always in Modern, you can win with anything and that’s a pretty good place for the format.

As for Standard, just play one of these Oko decks. Please just do yourself that favour.

Before I leave you for the week I’d just like to quickly plug all of Face to Face Games’ upcoming WPN qualifier events. Wizards of the Coast has added a new system to their competitive framework to allow players to qualify for the upcoming Player’s Tour at the local level. Below are the dates of our upcoming Open+ events which will qualify the winner for the PT and check out this article to find out how you can qualify at your local Face to Face location as well.

With our win on Sunday, Dilks, Omar and I cemented our spot in the upcoming Ultimate Showdown, while the rest of our Top 4 have begun their march up the leader board to qualify. If you’re interested in your Ultimate Showdown point total, you can check it out here. If you’d like to inquire about your point total or report a discrepancy, please email Toronto@facetofacegames.com.

This upcoming weekend at Face to Face Games Toronto we’re hosting our first WPN Preliminary Standard event on Saturday — which can earn you a chance to compete at the upcoming Player’s Tour — if you’re looking for more info on the WPN system, click here. You can pre-register for the event right here.

Then on Sunday, as part of our normal Showdown series we have our second WPN Standard Prelim. That’s a weekend full of Standard and assuredly a lot of Elks to enjoy, we’ll see you at the shop!

First Place – Dilks, Beldon and Capstick

Standard

[Deck Title= Simic Food – Matthew Dilks]
[Creatures]
4 Gilded Goose
4 Paradise Druid
4 Wicked Wolf
4 Hydroid Krasis
3 Brazen Borrower
1 Questing Beast
2 Arboreal Grazer
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
4 Oko, Thief of Crowns
4 Nissa, Who Shakes the World
4 Once Upon a Time
2 Vivien, Arkbow Ranger
[/Spells]
[Lands]
10 Forest
5 Island
1 Castle Vantress
4 Temple of Mystery
4 Breeding Pool
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
2 Veil of Summer
2 Voracious Hydra
4 Aether Gust
4 Disdainful Stroke
2 Lovestruck Beast
1 Ugin, the Ineffable
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

Modern

[Deck Title= Izzet Delver – Omar Beldon]
[Creatures]
4 Snapcaster Mage
4 Delver of Secrets
4 Young Pyromancer
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
4 Lightning Bolt
4 Opt
4 Serum Visions
2 Spell Snare
4 Force of Negation
4 Archmage’s Charm
3 Deprive
2 Magmatic Sinkhole
[/Spells]
[Lands]
3 Spirebluff Canal
2 Mystic Sanctuary
2 Misty Rainforest
2 Flooded Strand
2 Scalding Tarn
2 Polluted Delta
5 Island
3 Steam Vents
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
3 Blood Moon
2 Mystic Dispute
2 Disdainful Stroke
1 Dismember
1 Flame Slash
2 Dragon’s Claw
2 Abrade
1 Saheeli, Sublime Artificer
1 Spell Snare
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

Legacy

[Deck Title= Jeskai Mentor – Keith Capstick]
[Creatures]
2 Snapcaster Mage
4 Monastery Mentor
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
4 Brainstorm
4 Ponder
4 Force of Will
4 Swords to Plowshares
3 Arcum’s Astrolab
2 Narset, Parter of Veils
2 Teferi, Time Raveler
2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
2 Council’s Judgement
2 Magmatic Sinkhole
2 Spell Snare
2 Force of Negation
1 Supreme Verdict
[/Spells]
[Lands]
4 Scalding Tarn
4 Flooded Strand
1 Misty Rainforest
5 Snow-covered Island
2 Snow-covered Plains
1 Snow-covered Mountain
1 Mystic Sanctuary
1 Tundra
1 Volcanic Island
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
2 Pyroblast
1 Red Elemental Blast
2 Hydroblast
2 Palace Jalier
2 Blood Moon
2 Rest in Peace
1 Path to Exile
1 Wear // Tear
1 Supreme Verdict
1 Containment Priest
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

Second Place – Harms, Booker and Wallace

Standard

[Deck Title= Mono-Red Aggro – Lizzie Harms]
[Creatures]
3 Torbran, Thane of Red fell
4 Runaway Steam-Kin
4 Bonecrusher Giant
4 Fervent Champion
4 Rimrock Knight
4 Robber of the Rich
2 Tin Street Dodger
2 Weaselback Rider
2 Scorch Spitter
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
2 Slaying Fire
3 Embercleave
1 Light Up the Stage
1 Chandra, Fire Artisan
4 Shock
[/Spells]
[Lands]
16 Mountain
4 Castle Embereth
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
4 Experimental Frenzy
4 Lava Coil
2 Embereth Shieldbreaker
1 Redcap Melee
2 Tibalt, Rakish Instigator
2 Slaying Fire
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

Modern

[Deck Title= Grixis Death’s Shadow – David Booker]
[Creatures]
4 Death’s Shadow
4 Gurmag Angler
3 Snapcaster Mage
4 Street Wraith
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
2 Dismember
1 Drown in the Loch
4 Fatal Push
2 Inquisition of Kozilek
4 Stubborn Denial
2 Temur Battle Rage
4 Thought Scour
4 Thoughtseize
4 Mishra’s Bauble
1 The Royal Scions
[/Spells]
[Lands]
1 Blood Crypt
4 Bloodstained Mire
1 Island
4 Polluted Delta
3 Scalding Tarn
1 Steam Vents
1 Swamp
2 Watery Grave
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
2 Collective Brutality
3 Disdainful Stroke
1 Duress
1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
2 Kolaghan’s Command
2 Plague Engineer
1 Spell Snare
1 Terminate
1 The Royal Scions
1 Drown in the Loch
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

Legacy

[Deck Title= Miracles – Kelvin Wallace]
[Creatures]
2 Snapcaster Mage
1 Monastery Mentor
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
3 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
4 Swords to Plowshares
4 Accumulated Knowledge
4 Force of Will
4 Ponder
4 Brainstorm
2 Counterbalance
1 Spell Snare
1 Council’s Judgement
3 Terminus
1 Counterspell
1 Force of Negation
2 Spell Pierce
1 Entreat the Angels
3 Arcum’s Astrolabe
[/Spells]
[Lands]
4 Flooded Strand
3 Scalding Tarn
2 Prismatic Vista
2 Tundra
5 Snow-covered Island
2 Snow-covered Plains
2 Mystic Sanctuary
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
1 Palace Jailer
2 Dovin’s Veto
1 Celestial Purge
2 Blue Elemental Blast
1 Engineered Explosives
1 Vendilion Clique
1 Supreme Verdict
1 Council’s Judgement
2 Disenchant
1 Moat
1 Humility
1 Rest in Peace
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

Third Place – Richer, Worrell and Schatteman

Standard

[Deck Title= Bant Food – Jacob Richer]
[Creatures]
4 Hydroid Krasis
4 Wicked Wolf
4 Paradise Druid
4 Gilded Goose
2 Arboreal Grazer
3 Deputy of Detention
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
4 Oko, Thief of Crowns
2 Teferi, Time Raveler
4 Once Upon a Time
4 Nissa, Who Shakes the World
[/Spells]
[Lands]
1 Island
6 Forest
2 Fabled Passage
2 Temple of Mystery
2 Castle Vantess
4 Temple Garden
4 Breeding Pool
4 Hallowed Fountain
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
3 Aether Gust
1 Glass Casket
2 Veil of Summer
2 Lovestruck Beast
2 Tolsimir, Friend to Wolves
4 Disdainful Stroke
1 Knight of Autumn
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

Modern

[Deck Title= Bant Spirits – Lucas Worrell]
[Creatures]
4 Noble Hierarch
4 Mausoleum Wanderer
2 Rattlechains
4 Supreme Phantom
4 Spell Queller
4 Drogskol Captain
3 Deputy of Detention
1 Phantasmal Image
1 Birds of Paradise
4 Unsettled Mariner
1 Geist of Saint Traft
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
4 Collected Company
4 Path to Exile
[/Spells]
[Lands]
1 Forest
1 Island
1 Plains
3 Windswept Heath
2 Flooded Strand
1 Temple Garden
2 Hallowed Fountain
1 Breeding Pool
1 Moorland Haunt
4 Botanical Sanctum
2 Misty Rainforest
1 Waterlogged Grove
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
2 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
2 Damping Sphere
2 Unified Will
3 Knight of Autumn
2 Rest in Peace
2 Collector Ouphe
2 Kor Firewalker
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

Legacy

[Deck Title= Temur Delver – Boston Schatteman]
[Creatures]
4 Delver of Secrets
4 Tarmogoyf
2 Hooting Mandrills
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
2 Wrenn and Six
4 Brainstorm
4 Ponder
4 Lightning Bolt
1 Dead // Gone
4 Force of Will
4 Daze
1 Force of Negation
2 Spell Snare
2 Spell Pierce
4 Stifle
[/Spells]
[Lands]
4 Flooded Strand
4 Polluted Delta
3 Tropical Island
3 Volcanic Island
4 Wasteland
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
2 Ancient Grudge
1 Cindervines
3 Grafdigger’s Cage
3 Pyroblast
3 Submerge
1 Sylvan Library
2 Winter Orb
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

Fourth Place – Choi, Levesque and Drossis

Standard

[Deck Title= Simic Food – Francis Choi]
[Creatures]
4 Gilded Goose
4 Hydroid Krasis
4 Paradise Druid
4 Questing Beast
4 Wicked Wolf
4 Voracious Hydra
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
4 Once Upon a Time
4 Nissa, Who Shakes the World
4 Oko, Thief of Crowns
[/Spells]
[Lands]
4 Breeding Pool
1 Castle Garenbrig
11 Forest
4 Island
3 Temple of Mystery
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
2 Aether Gust
1 Ashiok, Dream Render
2 Lovestruck Beast
3 Mystical Dispute
2 Veil of Summer
2 Disdainful Stroke
2 Shifting Ceratops
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

Modern

[Deck Title= Izzet Breach – Adrien Levesque]
[Creatures]
4 Snapcaster Mage
4 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
2 The Royal Scions
1 Izzet Charm
2 Serum Visions
4 Opt
1 Spell Snare
4 Remand
3 Cryptic Command
2 Archmage’s Charm
4 Through the Breach
2 Abrade
4 Lightning Bolt
[/Spells]
[Lands]
4 Scalding Tarn
2 Flooded Strand
2 Misty Rainforest
1 Desolate Lighthouse
2 Fiery Islet
4 Steam Vents
6 Snow-covered Island
1 Mystic Sanctuary
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
2 Force of Negation
2 Chandra, Awakened Inferno
2 Blood Moon
2 Anger of the Gods
1 Izzet Staticaster
1 Magmatic Sinkhole
2 Dragon’s Claw
3 Surgical Extraction
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

Legacy

[Deck Title= Four Colour Snow – Jason Drossis]
[Creatures]
1 True-name Nemesis
1 Plague Engineer
4 Snapcaster Mage
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
3 Wrenn and Six
4 Brainstorm
4 Ponder
4 Force of Will
2 Abrupt Decay
1 Assassin’s Trophy
2 Kolaghan’s Command
1 Liliana’s Triumph
1 Tyrant’s Scorn
1 Lightning Bolt
2 Fatal Push
1 Thoughtseize
1 Inquisition of Kozilek
1 Spell Snare
4 Arcum’s Astrolabe
[/Spells]
[Lands]
4 Polluted Delta
3 Verdant Catacombs
2 Misty Rainforest
1 Volcanic Island
1 Badlands
1 Underground Sea
1 Tropical Isalnd
1 Bayou
2 Wasteland
2 Snow-covered Island
1 Snow-covered Forest
1 Snow-covered Swamp
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
1 Ancient Grudge
1 Vraska, Golgari Queen
1 Thoughtseize
2 Surgical Extraction
1 Pithing Needle
1 Plague Engineer
2 Leovold, Emissary of Trest
1 Veil of Summer
1 Flusterstorm
2 Pyroblast
1 Hydroblast
1 Engineered Explosives
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

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