February 4 Weekly Recap

thumbki23Every new week at Kingslayer Games means a new week of grinding points and a new week of competition. Every Monday we will review the previous week and spotlight one or more decks.

Going forward, Standings will be updated at blog.kingslayergames.com/standings-season-2 three times a week at minimum, on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

If you go undefeated at an event, let a Staff member know and they can take a picture of your decklist for the recap.

The Invitational

With The Season 1 Invitational representing six months of build-up, we felt it appropriate to have a special Recap reserved for the Invitational. We’ll have that up tomorrow, with complete decklists for both Draft and Standard, as well as a summary of the event. In the meantime, last week was the first full week of Ravnica Allegiance legality, so we have a bevy of events to showcase.

Unrelated, but Season 2 Standings have been updated here by clicking the Invitational Standings tab above.

Monday Standard

Player Deck Record Points
Anthony Garcia Jeskai Control 4-0 4
Thien Phung Temur Monsters 3-1 3
Nico Urrea Sultai Midrange 3-1 3

Monday Legacy

With our first Legacy tournament of Ravnica Allegiance legality, Jacob Brooks skewered the competition. Rejuvenating a potential dying archetype, Jacob opted for Skewer the Critics instead of Light up the Stage. This shift values consistency over resiliency, a move that paid off for him. You can check his decklist below as one of our Featured Decklists.

Player Deck Record Points
Jacob Brooks Burn 4-0 4
Kourosh Alizadeh Miracles 3-1 3
Martin Mackey Death and Taxes 2-1- 1 2

Draft Winners — FNM and Saturday

With four Draft pods on Friday and one on Saturday, players came in force to experience the hot new limited format. Many players chose to Draft instead of play Standard as preparation for the Invitational the following day. As with Standard side events, Anthony won our exclusive Season 1 Invitational Backpack for winning the Saturday Draft.

Player Deck Record Points
Anthony Opferman Orzhov 3-0 3
Andrew Goodwin Orzhov 3-0 3
Peter Phan Unknown 3-0 3
Phillip Vu Unknown 3-0 3
Brian Schmitzer Unknown 3-0 3

Midweek Standard

Midweek Standard brought with it experimentation. With no FNM promos at stake and many players hiding what they would play at the Invitational, Tony Boozan’s innovative take on Boros Angels proved successful once again. Proving once again that it’s never wrong to play the style you want to play, Tony’s deck is a bonus Featured Decklist below.

Player Deck Record Points
Tony Boozan Mardu Angels 4-0 4
Nicolas Johnson Jeskai Control 3-1 3
Carter Barsh Monored 3-1 3
Jason Jahromi Jeskai Control 3-1 3

Thursday Modern

Players came to Modern excited to try out the new cards for the first time, with Joel bringing three Rhythm of the Wild alongside his trademark Devoted Company deck. Serving as both a way to give Devoted Druid haste and combo with Kitchen Finks, Rhythm also supports an aggressive gameplan. This piece of tech would prove crucial in securing his 4-0, and you can check his decklist out below in our Featured Decklists.

Player Deck Record Points
Joel Waters Devoted Company 4-0 4
Jacob Brooks Burn 3-1 3
Anthony Garcia Amulet Titan 3-1 3
J Burley Affinity 3-1 3

Friday Standard

With Standard becoming more accessible by the day, players for FNM would have a more equal footing and a more defined metagame with which to design their lists. Ultimately we had two undefeated players — Bobby McCamey beating Nic Johnson in the finals, with Peter Quach winning the pair down against Dylan Feeman. You can check out Bobby’s Mythic laden decklist in our Featured Decks below.

Player Deck Record Points
Bobby McCamey Temur Monsters 4-0 4
Peter Quach Rakdos Burn 4-0 4
Nicolas Johnson Esper Control 3-1 3
Gary Quach Izzet Drakes 3-1 3
David Wallace Esper Control 3-1 3
Dave Cyril Monored 3-1 3

Saturday Standard

Running alongside the Invitational, first place of this event would receive a Kingslayer Games Season 1 Invitational backpack. Anthony’s counterspells would prove successful over Bobby’s Monsters, showcasing the power of Teferi.

Player Deck Record Points
Anthony Garcia Jeskai Control 3-0 3
Bobby McCamey Temur Monsters 2-1 2
David Okin Gruul Monsters 2-1 2
Dave Cyril Monored 3-0 3


Modern Featured Decklist — Joel Waters’ Devoted Company

Thursday Modern

Standard Featured Decklist — Bobby McCamey’s Temur Monsters

FNM Standard

Standard Featured Decklist — Tony Boozan’s Mardu Angels

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Legacy Featured Decklist — Jacob Brooks’ Burn

Legacy Recap

Thanks for reading our Weekly Recap. We’ll be having our Invitational Recap tomorrow, so stay tuned for full breakdowns of Draft and Standard with decklists.

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