May 20 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.

Standings are updated at blog.kingslayergames.com/standings-season-2 every 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.


Monday Legacy

Heralding in a new era of planeswalker dominance, Mitchell Nguyen ultimately dispatched Kevin Kiang in the finals, earning himself another 4-0. While War of the Spark staples like Narset and Teferi, Time Raveler have yet to make a substantial impact on the in-store metagame, Legacy as a whole has seen radical shifts from the newest cadre of planeswalker options.

Player Deck Record Points
Mitchell Nguyen Jeskai Stoneblade 4-0 4
Kevin Kiang Esper Stoneblade 3-1 3
Jason Jahromi Depths 3-1 3

Monday Standard

Showcasing a pull towards three color midrange decks, Monday Standard ultimately saw Dylan Feeman splitting with Jacob Brooks in the finals with Jeskai Planeswalkers, while Andrew Goodwin and Matt Hollander piloted 74/75 cards to a 3-1 finish. For more information on Jeskai Planeswalkers, you can check out our article here.

Player Deck Record Points
Dylan Feeman Jeskai Planeswalkers 3-0-1 3
Jacob Brooks Jeskai Planeswalkers 3-0-1 3
Andrew Goodwin Sultai 3-1 3
Matt Hollander Sultai 3-1 3

Midweek Standard

Firing multiple Standard events a week in the wake of War of the Spark has proven to be no issue, and multicolored decks ruled the day during Midweek Standard. Joshua Tenny was taken down in the finals by Bobby McCamey, making him the last undefeated player to lose a match during the tournament.

Player Deck Record Points
Joshua Tenny Bant Nexus 3-1 3
Bobby McCamey Sultai Command 3-1 3
Ryan Carpenter Bant Midrange 3-1 3
Justin Recksick Temur Reclamation 3-1 3

Thursday Modern

Modern continues to boast heavy attendance, as players flock to enjoy the pre-Modern Horizons format while they can. Ultimately it would be local Judge and mismatching aficionado Sam Lewis taking down the event with his version of Mono-Red Phoenix. You can check it out in our featured decklists section below, but unfortunately, the current display method doesn’t easily mismatch lands.

Player Deck Record Points
Sam Lewis Mono Red Phoenix 4-0 4
Bastion Noah Eldrazi and Taxes 3-1 3
Andrew Farris Eldrazi and Taxes 3-1 3
Connor Whitten Storm 3-1 3
Nico Urrea Izzet Phoenix 3-1 3
Jason Jahromi Golgari Rock 3-1 3

Friday Standard

Navigating through a landmine field full of aggressive decks, Kevin Morris triumphed over the competition with his take on Esper Control, beating out a well-balanced list of top players on his way to an undefeated finish.

Player Deck Record Points
Kevin Morris Esper Control 4-0 4
David Wallace Esper Control 3-1 3
Dave Cyril Feather 3-1 3
Bastion Noah Simic Nexus 3-1 3

Standard Showdown

Navigating through a hostile metagame, Brian Schmitzer and Jesse Brizuela drew in the finals. With all five colors represented among the two decklists, Jesse’s 4 Color Command met Brian Schmitzer’s Mono Red in a soon-to-be common matchup for Standard.

Player Deck Record Points
Brian Schmitzer Mono Red 3-0-1 3
Jesse Brizuela 4 Color Command 3-0-1 3
AJ Schremp Grixis Control 3-1 3
Chris Kaifos Esper Midrange 3-1 3
Jonathan Galbraith Mono Red 3-1 3

Modern Featured Decklist — Sam Lewis’ Mono Red Phoenix

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