WPNQ Prelim Recap: Cat/Oven claims another Standard event

The [Card]Cauldron’s Familar[/Card] and [Card]Witch’s Oven[/Card] combo has claimed yet another Standard tournament. Predram Moazen-Sayad took down our Standard WPNQ Prelim Showdown this past Sunday with his Rakdos Sacrifice deck.

Your Showdown champ!

Pedram was able to take down the seemingly-unbeatable Brian Ching and his Bant Midrange deck in the finals.

In many ways our Top 8 on Sunday was the tale of Standard right now. We multiple Rakdos decks built around a sacrifice theme, some Jeskai Fires decks and of course the Temur Clover deck that has become wildly popular lately. There really is a healthy cat and mouse game going on in Standard right now where any of five to seven different decks can be the right call for a weekend.

On Sunday, it seems like both this Rakdos deck and Jeskai Fires were awesome choices for the metagame.

Your Standard Top 8.

After the results of the World Championship Standard has shifted a lot. Azorius Control is significantly less popular now that Temur Clover and these Food decks are running rampant. That said, Fires has obviously maintained.

I’m interested to see if Temur Reclamation will make a comeback to prey on some of these Cat/Oven decks.

Congratulations to Predram Moazen-Sayad on his finish this weekend that qualifies him for our upcoming Ultimate Showdown! He and the rest of our Top 8 qualified for our upcoming 32-person WPN  even that will have a Players Tour qualification on the line and also picked up some valuable points towards their qualification. Notably, Omar Beldon Top 8’d yet another Showdown on Sunday to open up his points lead over the competition even further. Brian Ching also put up another stellar performance to become the third player to reach the 200 point mark this season.

Now, this is the part of the article where I’d normally update you about the events we’ll be hosting this coming weekend. But in an effort to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Face to Face Games has decided to cancel a number of events in accordance with the recommendations made by Health Canada. This includes both of our upcoming WPN Prelim events this coming Sunday and the following one. If you’d like further information on how Face to Face Games events are being impacted across the country, please see our article on the subject here.

In the coming weeks we’ll be closely monitoring the situation and if anything changes, you’ll be the first to know. We hope to see you at the shop soon!

[Deck Title= First Place, Rakdos Sacrifice – Predram Moazen-Sayad]
[Creatures]
4 Cauldron Familiar
4 Dreadhorde Butcher
4 Mayhem Devil
4 Midnight Reaper
4 Priest of Forgotten Gods
1 Rankle, Master of Pranks
4 Stormfist Crusader
4 Woe Strider
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
4 Claim the Firstborn
4 Witch’s Oven
[/Spells]
[Lands]
4 Blood Crypt
2 Castle Locthwain
4 Fabled Passage
6 Mountain
5 Swamp
2 Temple of Malice
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
2 Act of Treason
4 Embereth Shieldbreaker
2 Epic Downfall
2 Kroxa, Titan of Death’s Hunger
1 Noxious Grasp
4 Redcap Melee
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

[Deck Title= Second Place, Uro Bant – Brian Ching]
[Creatures]
1 Dream Trawler
2 Hydroid Krasis
3 Knight of Autumn
3 Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
2 Shatter the Sky
2 Tamiyo, Collector of Tales
4 Teferi, Time Ravaler
2 Mystical Dispute
2 Narset, Parter of Veils
4 Nissa, Who Shakes the World
3 Elspeth Conquers Death
4 Growth Spiral
[/Spells]
[Lands]
4 Hallowed Fountain
4 Breeding Pool
1 Castle Vantress
4 Temple Garden
2 Temple of Enlightenment
4 Temple of Mystery
2 Temple of Plenty
1 Plains
1 Island
2 Fabled Passage
3 Forest
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
4 Aether Gust
4 Devout Decree
3 Dovin’s Veto
1 Heliod’s Intervention
2 Mystical Dispute
1 Agent of Treachery
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

[Deck Title= Third Place, Jeskai Fires – Randall Barber]
[Creatures]
2 Tithe Taker
4 Bonecrusher Giant
4 Sphinx of Foresight
4 Cavalier of Flames
1 Cavalier of Gales
3 Kenrith, the Returned King
1 Dream Trawler
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
4 Teferi, Time Ravaler
3 Deafening Clarion
4 Fires of Invention
1 Disenchant
2 Elspeth Conquers Death
[/Spells]
[Lands]
3 Temple of Epiphany
3 Temple of Triumph
4 Steam Vents
4 Sacred Foundry
4 Hallowed Fountain
2 Fabled Passage
2 Castle Vantress
2 Island
2 Mountain
1 Plains
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
2 Devout Decree
1 Disenchant
1 Deafening Clarion
3 Robber of the Rich
2 Legion Warboss
2 Aether Gust
4 Mystical Dispute
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

[Deck Title= Fourth Place, Temur Clover – Daniel Goetschel]
[Creatures]
4 Bonecrusher Giant
4 Lovestruck Beast
4 Fae of Wishes
4 Brazzen Borrower
4 Beanstalk Giant
4 Edgewall Innkeeper
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
4 Lucky Clover
4 Escape to the Wilds
1 The Great Henge
[/Spells]
[Lands]
4 Breeding Pool
4 Stomping Ground
3 Steam Vents
3 Temple of Mystery
1 Temple of Abandon
6 Forest
4 Island
2 Mountain
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
1 Shadowspear
1 Grafdigger’s Cage
1 Mystic Repeal
1 Redcap Melee
1 Return to Nature
1 Storm’s Wrath
1 Expansion // Explosion
1 Fling
1 Fabled Passage
1 Mass Manipulation
1 Once and Future
1 Negate
3 Aether Gust
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

[Deck Title= Fifth Place, Temur Clover – Shawn Dhaliwal]
[Creatures]
4 Edgewall Innkeeper
4 Fae of Wishes
4 Brazen Borrower
4 Bonecrusher Giant
4 Lovestruck Beast
4 Beanstalk Giant
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
1 Aether Gust
4 Lucky Clover
4 Escape to the Wilds
[/Spells]
[Lands]
4 Island
2 Mountain
6 Forest
3 Steam Vents
1 Temple of Epiphany
4 Stomping Ground
4 Breeding Pool
1 Temple of Abandon
2 Temple of Mystery
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
1 Return to Nature
1 Domri’s Ambush
1 Storm’s Wrath
1 once and Future
1 Expansion // Explosion
1 Mass Manipulation
1 Fabled Passage
1 Redcap Melee
1 Mystic Repeal
1 Grafdigger’s Cage
1 Shadowspear
2 Aether Gust
1 Disdainful Stroke
1 Fling
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

[Deck Title= Sixth Place, Jeskai Fires – Richard Hawron]
[Creatures]
4 Cavalier of Flames
2 Cavalier of Gales
4 Sphinx of Foresight
3 Kenrith, the Returned King
4 Brazen Borrower
4 Bonecrusher Giant
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
4 Teferi, Time Ravaler
4 Fires of Invention
4 Deafening Clarion
[/Spells]
[Lands]
1 Plains
3 Temple of Triumph
2 Castle Vantress
2 Island
4 Steam Vents
2 Mountain
3 Sacred Foundry
4 Hallowed Fountain
3 Temple of Epiphany
3 Fabled Passage
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
2 Aether Gust
1 Dovin’s Veto
4 Robber of the Rich
1 Heliod’s Intervention
2 Devout Decree
3 Mystical Dispute
2 Elspeth Conquers Death
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

[Deck Title= Seventh Place, Jeskai Fires – Evan Keen]
[Creatures]
4 Bonecrusher Giant
4 Sphinx of Foresight
2 Cavalier of Gales
4 Cavalier of Flames
3 Kenrith, the Returned King
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
2 Aether Gust
1 Omen of the Sea
3 Deafening Clarion
4 Teferi, Time Ravaler
4 Fires of Invention
2 Elspeth Conquers Death
[/Spells]
[Lands]
3 Castle Vantress
3 Fabled Passage
4 Hallowed Fountain
2 Island
2 Mountain
1 Plains
3 Sacred Foundry
4 Steam Vents
3 Temple of Epiphany
3 Temple of Triumph
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
2 Devout Decree
2 Disenchant
2 Tithe Taker
1 Aether Gust
2 Robber of the Rich
2 Mystical Dispute
3 Legion Warboss
1 Deafening Clarion
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

[Deck Title= Eighth Place, Rakdos Sacrifice – Omar Beldon]
[Creatures]
4 Kroxa, Titan of Death’s Hunger
4 Gutterbones
3 Cauldron Familiar
4 Woe Strider
4 Mayhem Devil
4 Priest of Forgotten Gods
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
3 Claim the Firstborn
4 Witch’s Oven
4 Tymaret Calls the Dead
2 Angrath’s Rampage
[/Spells]
[Lands]
4 Fabled Passage
4 Blood Crypt
3 Castle Locthwain
7 Swamp
5 Mountain
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
1 Murderous Rider
2 Pharika’s Libation
2 Embereth Shieldbreaker
1 The Akroan War
1 Duress
2 Rankle, Master of Pranks
2 Noxious Grasp
4 Redcap Melee
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]