Your #SCGNOLA Legacy Open champion: Chi Hoi Yim! Chi Hoi steamrolled to the championship, finishing with the top seed and never looking back with UW Miracles. And also congratulations to Brad LeBouef and his G/W Humans!
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We met Tayler yesterday when he decided to bring his ‘Gnawsome’ deck to the Standard Open. Today he’s decidedly less exciting in his deck choice, but Dustin is more than making up for that with his U/R DreadStill list. Can the 12/12 trampler make an appearance before Scott’s one mana army overtakes him?
This round saw Tyler Arceneaux, a local player from Lafayette who has been making a comeback to magic after some time off, versus Chi Hoi Yim who was the second place finisher at the last Star City Games Invitational in Atlanta.
So it comes down to this: Alex’s fairly stock U/W/R Midrange deck that’s been on top of the Standard metagame for a week or so up against Brad’s unique G/W Humans build featuring many spicy singletons like Riders of Gavony and Odric, Master Tactitian. Will the Humans be Geist-busters or phantom food?
In this top 8 match we have two local players facing off, both coming from the same store in Baton Rouge. Sam, a 17 year old up and comer, has been on a tear lately with a PTQ win and a States top 8. Jeff is a very solid player is his own right, looking to use this weekend as a start for future success.
'Midrange' can encompass any number of decks. Coleman, for example, had Thragtusk, Rakdos Keyrune, and more controlly elements. Alex meanwhile has Geist of Saint Traft and a lot of targeted burn spells. Whose midrange deck will tip the scales in their favor?
Both of these players are Louisiana players hoping to finish out the tournament in the top 8, with this last round deciding it all. So far in their careers, Sam is the more accomplished of the two players, qualifying for the most recent Pro Tour Return to Ravnica, but unable to attend. A win for either of these players will guarantee their place in Top 8.
Match covered and article written by Adrian Sullivan