Top 5 Players of the Weekend
Our current Season One SCG Point Leader has made back-to-back Top 8s in the Modern format. Using his trusty Kiki-Chord list, he once again has shown that brewing in Modern can pay off if one is truly prepared. While he did make an early exit in the Quarterfinals, thanks to an unfair combo deck for the second week in a row, don't be surprised of more players start to pick up Kiki-Chord due to Jeff Hoogland's success! Check out his Kiki-Chord list here!
4. Todd Stevens
Our second player to make back-to-back Top 8s is Todd Stevens. Todd has been on a bit of a tear on the SCG Tour® as of late, going to every event and finishing better and better each time. His trusty Naya Company deck took him to the Quarterfinals, where he ran into an Abzan Company deck and its infinite combo. With back-to-back Top 8s, Todd has put himself firmly in the Season One SCG Points race! Check out his Naya Company list here!
3. Bradley Carpenter
No stranger to the Top 8 of the SCG Tour®, Bradley Carpenter found himself there again this weekend at #SCGCHAR. An up-and-comer on the SCG Tour®, Bradley has already made three Top 8s in less than year, putting him firmly in our Season One SCG Points race. He may have ran into the menace that is Goryo's Vengeance in the semifinals, but Bradley will be at more SCG Tour® events, looking to find his way into the Players' Championship. Check out his Abzan Company list here!
2. Bob Huang
Well, it's no Amulet Bloom, but Bob Huang made an argument for Goryo's Vengeance to get banned in Modern. Winning on Turn 2, winning through multiple pieces of discard, winning through graveyard hate...Bob just did it all this weekend. He took his powerful deck all the way to an Open Finals, possibly showing why some piece from it needs to be banned. Check out his Goryo's Vengeance deck here!
1. Brian Huffman
Sometimes, you just need to use good ole Rock. Brian Huffman decided to use Jund to make his first Open Top 8. Using the powerful midrange strategy, Brian ran through a star-studded Top 8 to make the win his first Open Top 8, beating everything from B/W Tokens to the unfairest of decks in Goryo's Vengeance. With such a stellar start to his SCG Tour® career, look out for more of Brian Huffman soon! Check out his Jund list here!