Showdown Recap: Throne of Eldraine Team Sealed

This past weekend, to help celebrate the release of Throne of Eldraine, we hosted our first ever Team Sealed Sunday Showdown. This has got to be the most collaborative way to play Magic, and is a really fun way to get together with some friends and battle.

When the dust settled on our special event, Brian Ching claimed his second consecutive Team Showdown title alongside Matt Chow and Scott Smith.

In our Top 4 Team Draft this trio was able to harness the power of many of Eldraine’s powerful blue cards in order to come out on Top.

Joining them in the finals .was the team of Di Marco, Goosen and Lonie. Rounding out our Top 4 was Mcmann, Mcmann and Repington as well as Boccitto, Kadish and Santangelo.

You may recognize Eilidh “AliasV” Lonie from many of the Magic Pro League and Mythic Championship broadcasts on Twitch. Well, she took a break from streaming this past Sunday to join us and make the finals of our Showdown. Congrats!

It’s been awesome watching all of the ELD Limited action at our Showdowns these past two weekends. The format is slow and grindy and that leads to some really interesting games.

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 their win on Sunday, Ching, Chow and Smith cement their 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’ll be hosting a Legacy Showdown! I know many of you’ll be in the Thanksgiving spirit, and nothing goes better with the tradition of Holidays than casting some old school Magic cards. We’ll also be hosting Drafts all day long on Monday during the Holiday, and giving out some FREE pie to celebrate, so make sure to pre-register for Legacy this weekend and come on down for a full weekend of Magic!

First Place – Ching, Chow and Smith

[Deck Title= Gruul – Matt Chow]
[Creatures]
1 Bonecrusher Giant
1 Burning-Yard Trainer
2 Redcap Raiders
2 Rimrock Knight
1 Robber of the Rich
1 Weaselback Redcap
1 Fierce Witchstalker
2 Garenbrig Carver
1 Garenbrig Paladin
1 Garenbrig Squire
1 Lovestruck Beast
2 Maraleaf Rider
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
2 Outmuscle
1 Enchanted Carriage
1 Scalding Cauldron
1 Joust
1 Barge In
1 Blow Your House Down
[/Spells]
[Lands]
9 Mountain
8 Forest
[/Lands]
[/Deck]

[Deck Title= Izzet – Brian Ching]
[Creatures]
1 Queen of Ice
2 Steelgaze Griffin
2 Tomb Raider
1 Wishful Merfolk
1 Bloodhaze Wolverine
1 Bonecrusher Giant
1 Mad Ratter
2 Merchant of the Vale
1 Ogre Errant
1 Rimrock Knight
1 Seven Dwarves
1 Loch Dragon
1 Prophet of the Peak
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
1 Improbable Alliance
2 Scorching Dragonfire
1 Searing Battage
1 Barge In
1 Didn’t Say Please
1 Opt
[/Spells]
[Lands]
1 Mystic Sanctuary
8 Island
8 Mountain
[/Lands]
[/Deck]

[Deck Title= Dimir – Scott Smith]
[Creatures]
1 Corridor Monitor
2 Moonlit Scavengers
1 Queen of Ice
1 Syr Elenora, the Discerning
1 Wishful Merfolk
1 Belle of the Brawl
2 Foulmire Knight
1 Malevolent Nobel
1 Wicked Guardian
1 Thunderous Snapper
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
1 Spinning Wheel
1 Covetous Urge
1 Festive Funeral
1 Witching Well
1 Bake into a Pie
1 Turn into a Pumpkin
1 Unexplained Vision
1 Run Away Together
1 So Tiny
2 Didn’t Say Please
[/Spells]
[Lands]
1 Mystic Sanctuary
1 Witch’s Cottage
8 Island
7 Swamp
[/Lands]
[/Deck]

Second Place – Di Marco, Goosen and Lonie

[Deck Title= Selesnya – Matt Di Marco]
[Creatures]
2 Archon of Absolution
1 Hushbringer
1 Prized Griffin
1 Beanstalk Giant
1 Flaxen Intruder
1 Garenbrig Paladin
1 Keeper of Fables
1 Maraleaf Rider
2 Rosethorn Acolyte
1 Rosethorn Halberd
1 Sporecap Spider
1 Tuinvale Treefolk
1 Wildborn Preserver
1 Wandermare
1 Oakhame Ranger
[Spells]
1 Crashing Drawbridge
1 Trail of Crumbs
1 Once Upon a Time
2 Outmuscle
1 Righteousness
1 Outflank
[/Spells]
[Lands]
10 Forest
6 Plains
[/Lands]
[/Deck]

[Deck Title= Mardu – Eilidh Goosen]
[Creatures]
1 Acclaimed Contender
2 Ardenvale Paladin
1 Faerie Guidemother
1 Flutterfox
1 Giant Killer
1 Prized Griffin
1 Murderous Rider
1 Smitten Swordmaster
1 Burning-Yard Trainer
1 Embereth Paladin
1 Ogre Errant
1 Wintermoor Commander
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
1 Redcap Melee
1 Scorching Dragonfire
1 Slaying Fire
1 Thrill of Possibility
1 Steelclaw Lance
1 Fling
1 Brimstone Trebuchet
1 Shining Armor
1 Belle of the Brawl
1 Epic Downfall
[/Spells]
[Lands]
6 Plains
5 Swamp
6 Mountain
[/Lands]
[/Deck]

[Deck Title= Golgari – Andrew Lonie]
[Creatures]
2 Lash of Thorns
2 Locthwain Paladin
1 Lost Legion
1 Malevolent Noble
1 Murderous Rider
2 Reaper of Night
1 Syr Konrad, the Grim
1 Tempting Witch
1 Beanstalk Giant
1 Fierce Witchstalker
1 Flaxen Intruder
1 Garenbrig Carver
2 Tuinvale Treefolk
1 Savvy Hunter
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
1 Golden Egg
1 Insatiable Appetite
1 Return to Nature
1 The Cauldron of Eternity
1 Cauldron’s Gift
1 Giant’s Skewer
[/Spells]
[Lands]
2 Witch’s Cottage
7 Swamp
6 Forest
2 Gingerbread Cabin
[/Lands]
[/Deck]