Ian Ellis has secured his second StarCityGames.com Open Series trophy! Piloting a Junk build of his own designâ€”and decidedly not a Rock deckâ€”Ian triumphed over a field rife with RUG Delver and Maverick on the back of Knight of the Reliquary and black disruption. He met friend Bennett Snyder in the finals, guaranteeing the trophy was coming home to their local store. As it turned out, it went home in Ianâ€™s hands!
Next weekend @SCGLive is dropping into Orlando for another Open Series weekend. Keep your eye on #SCGORL on Twitterâ€”Jake Van Lunen and Drew Levin will be commentating!
Edward Song’s Dredge deck has made it to the semifinals, but he’s not thrilled after seeing Ian’s list. Ian, on the other hand, was elated to have made it this far and hoped to play one more match after this one.
Two green decks squared off in the quarterfinals—Bruce Mills and his Nic-Fit list against Nick Becvar’s Maverick build. Nick didn’t seem certain of the matchup, no doubt wary of Bruce’s sweepers and big creatures.
The final round left Nicholas and Matt fighting for a shot in the single elimination rounds. Matt’s RUG list was one of the more popular decks in the field, but Nicholas had the Dream Halls combo deck, a Legacy archetype picking up steam since Grand Prix Indianapolis.
wo tried and true Legacy Open champions on their archetypes of choice—Aggro-Loam for Pat McGregor, and Ian with his “black, green, and white spells” but emphasizing some power two-drops backed by removal and disruption.
Matt’s a control player at heart, and despite a strong Des Moines showing with Delver he reverted to Esper Control for Madison. Court, on the other hand, is attacking for the win early and often with G/R Aggro.