Top 5 Players of the Weekend
Learn more about five players who put up a great weekend through a high finish, interesting deck, or memorable moment.
5. Ross+Merriam, Gerard not only took control of Ross' Ajani%2C+Mentor+of+Heroes with a Dragonlord+Silumgar, but he also activated its ultimate to gain 100 life before attacking for lethal with a gigantic Dragonlord! Check out Gerard's U/B Control decklist Gerard+Fabiano and Curtis Sheu in a Team Sealed event. Unfortunately for Erik, his winning ways came to an end in the semifinals with a loss to the champion, Mike Deidolori. Check out Erik's Abzan Aggro decklist here.
1. Mike Deidolori
Mike's a man of few words and fittingly let his play to the talking this weekend on his way to his first Open win. Mike made his games with Esper Dragons look effortless, taking down Abzan deck after Abzan deck before beating Jeskai Aggro in the finals. In fact, Mike made the Top 8 by beating Abzan Control in Round 15, beating Andrew Jessup in the quarterfinals and Erik Smith in the semifinals, both on Abzan Aggro, before taking down Steven Hicks and Jeskai in the finals. While the popularity of Esper Dragons dipped recently, Mike showed the power of the control deck this weekend and took a home a trophy for his efforts. Check out Mike's Esper Dragons decklist here.