Welcome to What We'd Play! With SCG Syracuse right around the corner, many are unsure what they'd play in such a high profile tournament. That's where we come in and let you know what we'd play this weekend and why we'd play it. Hopefully this last-minute advice aids in your decision making! Be sure to vote for who you agree with in the poll at the end!
Ari Lax - Burn
Burn crushes Mono-Green Tron. Burn crushes Storm. Burn is ahead against Humans and Spirits, if you hedge for Worship in the second case. As an Azorius Control player, I was not excited to face off against Burn. Hardened Scales Affinity is probably fine.
That leaves the only scary matchups as Hollow One, which is not in a great spot, and Ironworks, which isn't putting up results and no one plays it. People aren't playing Collective Brutality. They are shifting away from Lightning Helix because Jeskai is for chumps. Burn is easily driven away, but right now there's nothing really stopping it from being the best choice.
Hopefully I didn't ruin it by writing this.