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Weekend Roundup – November 1st-3rd

It’s the run up to Mythic Championship VI in Richmond, Virginia and the week before was jam packed with Magic. Let’s get to the results.

Eternal Weekend

Out of all the major events this weekend, the North American rendition of Eternal Weekend were the only two to not feature Standard. Legacy and Vintage were on display as players battled with almost the entire card pool at their disposal.

On the Vintage side of things, Joe Brennan took down the tournament, and the Mox Jet trophy, with his Sultai deck. Brennan’s deck mixed old with new, as Narset, Parter of Veils, Oko, Thief of Crowns, and Brazen Borrower were found alongside Black Lotus, Time Walk, and Ancestral Recall.

Joe Brennan’s Vintage Sultai

3 Polluted Delta
1 Strip Mine
3 Wasteland
1 Bayou
3 Tropical Island
2 Misty Rainforest
2 Verdant Catacombs
3 Underground Sea
4 Deathrite Shaman
3 Tarmogoyf
2 Collector Ouphe
2 Leovold, Emissary of Trest
1 Brazen Borrower/Petty Theft
1 Fatal Push
1 Ancestral Recall
3 Assassin's Trophy
1 Brainstorm
4 Force of Will
1 Dig Through Time
1 Gush
1 Mental Misstep
1 Misdirection
1 Flusterstorm
1 Spell Pierce
1 Misdirection
1 Force of Vigor
1 Ponder
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Time Walk
1 Treasure Cruise
1 Sylvan Library
1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Oko, Thief of Crowns
2 Narset, Parter of Veils

Sideboard
2 Yixlid Jailer
1 Toxic Deluge
1 The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
2 Ravenous Trap
1 Liliana, the Last Hope
2 Grafdigger's Cage
2 Energy Flux
2 Force of Vigor
1 Flusterstorm
1 Assassin's Trophy

Meanwhile in Legacy, Tom Hertfelder won the day with Temur Delver. Hertfelder’s deck had many of the platinum hits like Tarmogoyf, True-Name Nemesis, and Force of Will going hand-in-hand with Wrenn and Six and Force of Negation.

Tom Hertfelder’s Legacy Temur Delver

2 Flooded Strand
4 Polluted Delta
2 Scalding Tarn
3 Tropical Island
3 Volcanic Island
4 Wasteland
1 Waterlogged Grove
4 Delver of Secrets/Insectile Aberration
3 Hooting Mandrills
3 Tarmogoyf
2 True-Name Nemesis
4 Brainstorm
4 Daze
2 Force of Negation
4 Force of Will
4 Lightning Bolt
2 Thought Scour
2 Spell Snare
4 Ponder
3 Wrenn and Six

Sideboard
1 Abrade
1 Ancient Grudge
1 Blue Elemental Blast
1 Collector Ouphe
1 Flusterstorm
1 Grafdigger's Cage
1 Oko, Thief of Crowns
2 Pyroblast
1 Return to Nature
2 Submerge
1 Surgical Extraction
1 Vapor Snag
1 Veil of Summer

Magic Pro League Pearl Division

Five players made it to the Pearl Division Eldraine Split  playoff for the Magic Pro League. Andrea Mengucci and Andrew Cuneo had a play-in before joining Matthew Nass, Shahar Shenhar, and Shota Yasooka in the Top 4. The finals were an all-Food affair with Nass and Yasooka squaring off, with the Hall of Famer and Pro Tour Kaladesh Champion Yasooka earning the bye into Day Two of Mythic Championship VII. He’ll join Piotr Glogowski and William Jensen, as well as the to-be-determined winner of the Emerald Division, with a pass to the second day of competition.

Shota Yasooka’s Simic Food

4 Breeding Pool
10 Forest
3 Temple of Mystery
5 Island
2 Mobilized District
4 Gilded Goose
4 Paradise Druid
4 Wicked Wolf
2 Questing Beast
4 Hydroid Krasis
4 Brazen Borrower/Petty Theft
2 Once Upon a Time
4 Aether Gust
4 Nissa, Who Shakes the World
4 Oko, Thief of Crowns

Sideboard
2 Negate
3 Veil of Summer
1 Questing Beast
2 Voracious Hydra
4 Lovestruck Beast/Heart's Desire - Showcase
1 Disdainful Stroke
2 Mystical Dispute

MagicFests Nagoya and Lyon

There were two MagicFests this weekend in Nagoya, Japan and Lyon, France. Both associated Grand Prix featured Standard. And while we do not have the full decklists from Nagoya, Riku Kumagai won the tournament with his take on Simic Food. Meanwhile in France, Antoine Lagarde emerged from the 944 person field as the victor with his take on Bant Food.

Antoine Lagarde’s Bant Food

4 Breeding Pool
2 Castle Vantress
4 Hallowed Fountain
4 Temple Garden
6 Forest
5 Island
4 Gilded Goose
4 Paradise Druid
3 Hydroid Krasis
4 Wicked Wolf
3 Aether Gust
4 Once Upon a Time
2 Growth Spiral
3 Mass Manipulation
4 Nissa, Who Shakes the World
4 Oko, Thief of Crowns

Sideboard
1 Mystical Dispute
2 Negate
3 Teferi, Time Raveler
3 Thrashing Brontodon
2 Veil of Summer
4 Voracious Hydra

 

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