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. Collected+Company, so it was no surprise to see him beating down the competition this weekend. Andy brewed up an Abzan Company deck utilizing a bunch of new cards from Oath of Gatewatch, including: Sylvan+Advocate, Matter+Reshaper, Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim, and Hissing+Quagmire. Andy brought the deck to beat up on the Rally decks and went undefeated against the most popular strategy on the weekend. Check out Andy's Abzan Company decklist Wandering+Fumarole, took on all comers, losing just to a G/R Eldrazi deck on Day 1 and scooping to his Round 14 opponent. Gerry eventually fell to Rattleclaw+Mystic powered Christopher up early on and allowed him to ramp faster into Ulamog%2C+the+Ceaseless+Hunger and Kozilek%2C+the+Great+Distortion. Thought-Knot+Seer pulled its weight for Christopher, as its disruption and bigger body helped him stabilize. In the end, the Eldrazi couldn't hold off Korey+McDuffie
Korey isn't often thought of as a red mage, but his unique take on Atarka Red worked wonders as he won his second Standard Open in Atlanta. Korey did away with Temur+Battle+Rage and went wide with Reckless+Bushwhacker, the only card from Oath of the Gatewatch in his list, to take the title. Korey opted to use a black splash in his sideboard to give the deck more gas with Painful+Truths and kill Siege+Rhinos with Self-Inflicted+Wound. Korey was able to defeat Christopher Brickey and his Mono-Green Eldrazi ramp deck in the finals to give Atarka Red its second trophy following a new set release. Check out Korey's Atarka Red decklist here.