Top 5 Players of the Week
Learn more about five players who put up a great weekend through a high finish, interesting deck, or memorable moment.
Fresh off his win at Grand Prix San Diego, Michael Majors continued his hot streak with a Top 8 finish here at #SCGCHAR. Playing an innovative take on the Grixis Control archetype, Michael decided to play a grindy version featuring both Liliana of the Veil and Jace, Vryn Prodigy. While falling in the Quarterfinals to Joe Herrera, Majors' continued dominance of all formats of Magic is a sight to see! Check out Majors' version of Grixis Control here.
4. Albert Ake
It seems that Albert Ake was in good company all weekend – specifically, Naya Company. The former Grand Prix San Antonio Semifinalist spent most of his tournament casting Collected Company, netting two powerful Naya threats and attacking swiftly and efficiently to get his opponents dead. Along with some of the most hateful sideboard cards in the format, such as Blood Moon, Stony Silence, and Choke, Albert Ake took his deck all the way to the Semifinals, before bowing out to Jund. Check out his Naya Company deck here.
3. Tom Ross
To the surprise of nobody, Tom Ross showed up to a tournament playing Infect. And, also to the surprise to nobody, he spent the majority of the tournament at the top of the pact. The two-time SCG Invitational champion poisoned many players on his way to a Top 4 finish. While taking a loss in the Semifinals to Hunter Nance and his fishy, Merfolk friends, Tom showed that Infect is still a force to be reckoned with. Check out Tom's Infect deck here.
2. Hunter Nance
Hunter and his fishy friends looked to take down this tournament hook, line, and sinker. With a barrage of tempo plays, thanks to Harbinger of the Tides and Aether Vial, Hunter rode a wave of success to a Finals finish, losing to Jund. With his run here, Hunter Nance has placed himself firmly in the race for a Players' Championship spot. Check out Hunter's Merfolk deck here.
1. Joe Hererra
The two-time SCG Open Series winner has been on the prowl for another, and got there. Joe took his Jund deck all the way to a championship, taking out several strong players on his way, including Michael Majors and Hunter Nance. Click here for Joe's Jund list.