February 18 Weekly Recap

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Every 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.

With Ravnica Weekend coinciding with GP Memphis and RPTQ San Diego, this weekend was huge for casual and competitive players alike.

We have updated our Season 2 Standings following our Saturday Drafts. You can see those here or by clicking the Invitational Standings tab above.

Monday Standard

With major competitive Standard events on the horizon, players showed up to our first Standard event of the week. No players went undefeated, as Nico took down Anthony Garcia in the final round.

Player Deck Record Points
Nico Urrea Mono Blue 3-1 3
Dylan Feeman Gates 3-1 3
Tony Boozan Temur Monsters 3-1 3
Anthony Garcia Simic Nexus 3-1 3

Monday Legacy

A full four-round Legacy event fired last week, with Brandon Groshong taking down the event with UW Delver Blade. This Stoneblade variant uses Delver of Secrets alongside cheap interaction to efficiently close out games. With just enough card advantage to tussle with the likes of Miracles, Delver Blade sits at a unique spot in Legacy. Check it out below, as Brandon’s deck is our Featured Legacy Decklist today.

Player Deck Record Points
Brandon Groshong UW Delver Blade 4-0 4
Ian Manly Manaless Dredge 3-1 3
Nishant Soma Goblins 3-1 3
Kevin Kiang Esper Stoneblade 3-1 3

FNM Draft Winners

Greg Purpura continues his tear in Draft, with multiple 3-0 finishes in a row. With finishes like these, Greg is well on his way to earning an invite to our Season 2 Invitational in July.

Player Deck Record Points
Jason Zila Gruul 3-0 3
Greg Purpura Simic with Red 3-0 3

Midweek Standard

Davey Oberlin smashed through Gates on his way to a 4-0 finish, representing the only non-Gates player among the winning records.

Player Deck Record Points
Davey Oberlin Sultai Midrange 4-0 4
Anthony Garcia Gates 3-1 3
Dylan Feeman Gates 3-1 3
Andrew Goodwin Gates 3-1 3

Thursday Modern

Another week of Magicfest LA practice has come and gone, and J Burley took this one down with his traditional form of Affinity. His decklist is our Featured Modern Decklist, so check out some of his innovations below.

Player Deck Record Points
J Burley Affinity 4-0 4
Nishant Soma Unknown 3-1 3
Jason Jahromi Abzan Rock 3-1 3
Chase Chappell Mardu Madcap Reanimator 3-1 3
Phillip Vu Unknown 3-1 3

Friday Standard

Showcasing his strength in navigating Standard, Dylan Feeman took Gates to another 4-0 finish, beating three of the other players with winning records. Dylan triumphed over commentary partner Kyle Miller in the mirror match, before securing victory over Ryan Carpenter in a crazy set of three games. Dylan’s deck is our Featured Standard Decklist for the week.

Player Deck Record Points
Dylan Feeman Gates 4-0 4
Ryan Carpenter Azorius Aggro 3-1 3
Gary Quach Esper Midrange 3-1 3
Joshua Tenny Temur Reclamation 3-1 3
Kyle Miller Gates 3-1 3
Winston Ruiz Drakes 3-1 3

Friday Modern

FNM offers a format for everyone, and many players chose to try their hand at Modern. With just two weeks before Magicfest LA and its ensuing Friday MCQ, Modern has been quite competitive. Wilson Tran and Ryan Sanders were our undefeated players during FNM, each taking an aggressive route to victory.

Player Deck Record Points
Wilson Tran Burn 4-0 4
Ryan Sanders Hardened Affinity 4-0 4
Bobby McCamey Dredge 3-1 3
Thien Phung Titanshift 3-1 3

Saturday Standard

Dave Cyril ran back his Saturday side event victory a few weeks back with a first place finish in Standard Showdown. He fought through a field of Mono Red on his way to first place and snagged himself a high placement on our Standings.

Player Deck Record Points
Dave Cyril Simic 3-0-1 3
Jason Jahromi Mono Red 3-1 3
Chris Kaifos Mono Red 3-1 3
Chase Chappell Undergrowth 3-1 3

Legacy Featured Decklist — Brandon Groshong’s UW DelverBlade

Legacy Recap

Modern Featured Decklist — J Burley’s AffinityThursday Modern

Standard Featured Decklist — Dylan Feeman’s GatesFNM Standard

Thanks for tuning into our Weekly Recap. As always, if you have any comments or suggestions, let us know below.

This week we have our 1st Season 2 Invitational Qualifier. The format is Team Unified Standard and we will be having coverage of the event at twitch.tv/kingslayermtg. Every player on the first place team gets an invite to the Season 2 Invitational. The event is nearing capacity, so reserve your spot soon.

Next week, I’ll be recapping the event in its entirety and breaking down the successful archetypes in addition to our Weekly Recap.

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