Top 5 Players of the Week
5. Andrew Tenjum
Team Lotus member Andrew Tenjum has been climbing up our Leaderboard as of late. He's won a Modern Classic at the #SCGINVI in Las Vegas, and this Top 8 at #SCGCOL puts him in prime position to make a run at the top spot on our Leaderboard. He, along with fellow Team Lotus member Kent Ketter, made the quarterfinals playing a Jeskai Black build the team was on. He did fall the red hot Andy Ferguson, but look for more good things from Andrew Tenjum in the near future. Check out the Team Lotus build of Jeskai Black!
4. Jacob Rupp
Jacob Rupp tore through #SCGCOL this weekend. Finishing with a 13-1-1 record, with the draw being intentional in the final round, he took his Abzan Blue deck all the way to the semifinals, eventually falling prey to the Four-Color Rally juggernaut and Jacob Baugh. But Jacob's play throughout the tournament showed that the combination of Siege Rhino, Gideon, All of Zendikar, and just a touch of blue is plenty powerful enough for Standard. Check out Jacob's build of Abzan Blue!
3. Tom Ross
It's good to be the Boss. He shows up with an aggressive red deck, and makes a Top 8 of an Open. This time, he showed up with B/R Dragons, a deck that his fellow VS Video companion, Brad Nelson, thinks is the best deck to take down the metagame. And while Tom may have been defeated in the semis by Andy Ferguson, there was no way that Andy's deck was on Tom's radar beforehand. Instead, he fly over and burned out his competition for most of the day. Looking for an aggressive red deck with a good matchup against Four-Color Rally? Then check out Tom's build of R/B Dragons!
2. Andy Ferguson
Back-to-back Open Top 8s is a rare accomplishment. Back-to-back Open Top 8s with different archetypes? Ever rarer. But that's exactly what Andy Ferguson did by making it to the finals of #SCGCOL. Last week, at #SCGATL, he played a new and innovative Abzan Company deck. This week, he trades the black for blue, and tries his hand with Bant Company. Why blue? Well, Andy will tell you all about it in his deck tech, but you can probably guess that Jace, Vryn's Prodigy had something to do with it! Check out Andy's Bant Company deck tech here!
1. Jacob Baugh
Sometimes you should just play the best deck. That's precisely what Jacob Baugh did this weekend, when he chose to play Four-Color Rally instead of playing the other Team Lotus decks, like B/R Dragons or Jeskai Black. And it served him well, taking him all the way to a championship! With Jacob Baugh winning, Andrew Tenjum making Top 8 and Kent Ketter, Chris Andersen, and Jessy Hefner all making Top 32, it looks like Team Lotus is already making an impact on the SCG Tour®! Check out Jacob's build of Four-Color Rally!