Tony Chu, you are the champion of the Legacy Open! Walking all over an aggressive field with U/W Stoneblade, Tony bested a diverse Top 8, including a tough fight against Dredge, before reaching the finals and facing one of his best matchups, Zoo, for the title. Batterskull brought home the bacon, earning Tony Chu the trophy! Meanwhile, Alex Bertoncini continued celebrating his Invitational championship and waltzing his oversized check around the hall to endless congratulations. The Draft Opens were won by well-known grinders Ben Wienburg and Joe Bernal, vindicating a weekend that saw each of them struggling in the main events.
That’s all for @SCGLive in 2011! Thank you so much for following us, watching us, and reading us—your feedback has improved our broadcast by leaps and bounds all year long. We’ll be back in January 2012 for the Atlanta Open Series, featuring Zack Hall and Adrian Sullivan as our commentating duo. We’ll be bringing you over forty events next year around the country, including four Invitationals, so there’s certainly plenty to look forward to. Happy holidays!
Dan Jordan and his R/G Wolf Run Ramp deck had just taken down Gerry Thompson in a titanic clash near the top of the standings, but reigning Magic Online champion Reid Duke was no slouch himself, and his R/G/W ramp deck was ready for war.
Player of the Year competitor Gerry Thompson and his opponent Brian Eason are locked in for Day 2 at 6-1, but the winner of this match would be in great shape going into tomorrow, while the loser would fall back to pack.
Brian Kibler was one of the early voices turing heads with Infect this year, playing a list he innovated himself for much of the summer with a few reasonable finishes and a boast-worthy record on Magic Online.
After a hugely successful year that culminated in the 2011 Magic: the Gathering Player of the Year title, Owen Turtenwald sat down for battle against Legacy stalwart Michael Caffery in the first round of the StarCityGames.com Invitational.
Travis Gibson always joked with friends that Artificer's Intuition was the "good" Survival of the Fittest—and now he's trying to prove it by playing it in the Legacy Open with more combos than you can shake your fist at.
There aren’t a lot of “firsts” for me in the Magic community, but I took part in just such an event in Charlotte on Friday afternoon. I attended my first judge conference in the hall of our Invitational!
The Rookie of the Year is in contention! Not because of a close race but because of an error that failed to show Open Points for people with fewer than 4. As a result, two people will receive the prize, but only one will receive the title.