June 17 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 Standard

Standard is no stranger to diversity, and here we see a suite of three color decks showcasing the grindy nature of the format. Ultimately it would be Kevin Morris’ Esper Control that would rise above, proving that Esper has what it takes to be a consistent player in the metagame.

Player Deck Record Points
Kevin Morris Esper Control 3-0 3
Mike Ransom Grixis Control 2-1 2
Jonathan Calderon Abzan Proliferate 2-1 2
Grant Webster Unknown 2-1 2

Monday Legacy

Chris Tolar’s back to back finishes are no surprise, but this week’s prison focused 12 Post list met Ryan Borashan’s tried and true Dredge list in the finals. While both of these decks can have explosive turns, ultimately Monday Legacy saw both of these players rewarded for archetypal expertise.

Player Deck Record Points
Chris Tolar 12 Post 3-0-1 3
Ryan Borashan Dredge 3-0-1 3
Anthony Garcia Eldrazi Stompy 3-1 3

Tuesday Modern

With no undefeated players a truly balanced field ended the night, with Nico Urrea and Andrew Farris remaining near the top in yet another Modern tournament. Both of these players have shown exceptionally consistency with their archetypes, navigating often diverse fields.

Player Deck Record Points
Nico Urrea Izzet Phoenix 3-1 3
Andrew Farris Humans 3-1 3
Sam Lewis Mono Red Phoenix 3-1 3
Ryan Sanders Mill 3-1 3

Midweek Standard

As with the previous week, Nicholas Lee once again puts up a strong finish in Standard, earning himself a 3-0 finish with his trusty Nicol Bolas filled Grixis Control deck, overcoming an aggressive field on his way to the top.

Player Deck Record Points
Nicholas Lee Grixis Control 3-0 3
Chelsea Neal Mono Red 2-1 2
James Packes Azorius Aggro 2-1 2
Sean Thompson Esper Control 2-1 2

Thursday Modern

Ryan Sanders showcases his deft milling specialty, as he rose to the top amidst a strong Modern crowd. While Nico and Joel joined him at the top of the standings, ultimately this Hedron Crab infused archetype gave his opponents a glimpse of ensuing defeat.

Player Deck Record Points
Ryan Sanders Mill 4-0 4
Nico Urrea Izzet Phoenix 3-1 3
Joel Waters Devoted Company 3-1 3

Friday Standard

While not a Standard Legal set, Modern Horizons release day drew players to the shop. While many chose to draft, it was ultimately the regular Standard crowd who ended near the top of the FNM Standings. Brian Schmitzer was taken down, his trusty Mono Red giving up a crucial match win, ending his hat trick dreams.

Player Deck Record Points
Sean Lee Unknown 4-0 4
Brian Schmitzer Mono Red 3-1 3
Dave Cyril Feather 3-1 3
Jonathan Galbraith Mono Red 3-1 3
Erik Dowling Gruul 3-1 3

Friday Modern

Release day for Modern Horizons brought with it a diverse field, with just two players picking up the Hogaak Bridgevine menace. While only one player made the conversion into a top finish, steady performer Tony Boozan piloted his Arclight Phoenix deck to a 3-1 finish, alongside other Modern specialists like Bastion.

Player Deck Record Points
Danil Garbuzof Unknown 4-0 4
Bastion Noah Mill 3-1 3
Joshua Tenny Uknown 3-1 3
Jason Jahromi Bridge Vine 3-1 3
Tony Boozan Izzet Phoenix 3-1 3

 


No featured decklists this week, but we’ll be releasing extra decklists next week to compensate, as well as highlighting a Modern deck every day.

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