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. Bring+to+Light deck and all three finished in the Top 16. While Fathom+Feeder, Silumgar's Command, and main deck Radiant+Flames. It wasn't a bad weekend for a player expecting to be playing in the Legacy Premier IQ on Sunday. Check out Joe's deck list Bring+to+Light in a five-color control shell. Gerry locked up the top seed in the Top 8 (marking his 18th Open Top 8), but a lost a three-game set to Bring+to+Light decks on Day 2 to run Ruinous+Path, Ugin's Insight, Sultai+Charm, Clever+Impersonator, and Silumgar%2C+the+Drifting+Death. Check out Gerry's Five-Color Bring+to+Light deck list Wingmate+Roc, as well as Den+Protector and Deathmist Raptor, Michael was able to grind with the best of them. Evolutionary+Leap was a big help from the sideboard, allowing him to stay ahead of one-for-one removal based decks in conjunction with Mastery+of+the+Unseen. Michael was able to tear through every opponent until the finals, where he fell to the Atarka Red deck played by Brian+DeMars
Brian found the perfect recipe for the week-one Battle for Zendikar metagame by beating down the competition with an innovative Atarka Red deck topped off with a possible combo finish. On top of fast creatures, Brian loaded his deck with pump spells like Titan's Strength and Become+Immense and combined them with Temur+Battle+Rage to kill opponents out of nowhere. Monastery+Swiftspear and Abbot+of+Keral+Keep all benefited greatly from the combat tricks, while his opponents discovered their mistakes when it was too late. Brian battled through some of the game's best, defeating Gerry+Thompson and Chandra%2C+Fire+of+Kaladesh. Check out Brian's Atarka Red deck list here.