Travis Gibson is your Washington, D.C., Legacy Open champion! After starting with a field of an all-time record 350 players, Travis used RUG Delver, and specifically maindeck Grim Lavamancers, to slice his way through the competition! Congrats, Travis!
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RUG Delver versus Maverick traditionally favors the green-white deck, but SCG ‘Purple’ Travis Gibson is undefeated on the day against the archetype. The reason? Grim Lavamancer. Will Travis be able to continue his winning trend or will Knight of the Reliquary reap its revenge?
Reid is going for the rarely-seen ‘double,’ attempting to be the first player to go back-to-back since Gerry Thompson completed the feat at SCG Pittsburgh last year. Furthermore, he’s looking to take two unsung archetypes, RUG Ramp in Standard and U/W Miracle Tax in Legacy, to new heights of popularity. Standing in his way is Chas Hinkle, a Maverick pilot with dreams of spoiling Reid’s dream Sunday. Can he take away the storyline and create one of his own?
Greg is usually seen judging these sorts of events, but wins in a pair of Super IQs has given him the itch for more competitive Magic. And it’s tough to get more Spikey than RUG Delver! Chas has won a couple of PTQs in his time, which is arguably more prestigious. But this is his highest profile finish to date, and as one of a trio of players on Maverick in this top 8 he’s confidant in the green machine. Which pillar of Legacy can close the deal?
SCG Black vs. SCG Blue would be the headline in the final match here at the StarCityGames.com Open in Washington, D.C. Reid Duke and Charles Gindy are wily pros with lots of top tournament experience. But with Charlie attempting to go undefeated on the weekend, currently sitting at 9-0-1 plus a brace of additional wins in the top 8, Reid may have had the taller order. Could he stop the Jacksonville Juggernaut or would the PT: Hollywood champion continue his winning ways?
It seems like only last week that I was covering Josh Cho in the top 8 of a Star City Open… because it was! Josh was going for the ‘Tiger Slam’ equivalent, attempting to win back-to-back events but on different weekends. His opponent Charles Gindy is no stranger to top 8s himself, with a Pro Tour win and several other high level finishes under his belt. Who would win this 72 card Delver mirror match?
Ian Shore is a big Brian Braun-Duin fan, taking BBD’s exact 75 from his most recent article all the way to the third overall seed. Reid Duke is playing a RUG Ramp deck of his (and Gerard Fabiano’s) own design, making quite a splash. Which green-based creature deck would win this matchup of muscle on muscle?