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. Zachary Kanner
Zachary Kanner battled through a field of Bant Company and G/W Tokens with a new control deck, opting for Abzan over Esper, W/B, and G/B options. Kanner utilized 12 Planeswalkers along with a suite of removal and green creatures like Den+Protector and Sylvan+Advocate. Kanner’s run came to an end in the quarterfinals to Ethan Phelps and Bant Company. Check out Kanner’s Abzan Control decklist Crush+of+Tentacles, even being able to loop it with Den+Protector. The Traverse the Ulvenwald package allowed Dissinger to find Emrakul%2C+the+Promised+End or any number of tutor targets to answer any problem, going as deep as Rogue’s Passage. While Dissinger made it into the Top 8 as the top seed, his run ended in the quarterfinals when he fell to Eldrazi+Displacer in the main deck, moving Nissa%2C+Vastwood+Seer to the sideboard. Plott took down two Bant Company mirrors in the Top 8, beating Matt Tumavitch and Ethan Phelps before his finals match with Osyp+Lebedowicz
G/W Tokens was the best deck in Standard before the release of Eldritch Moon and it looks like it might still have that title after #SCGBALT. Osyp+Lebedowicz played G/W Tokens with no cards from the newest set, taking down Bant Company just like the deck did before cards like Spell+Queller and Selfless+Spirit existed. Lebedowicz took down Zach Kanner on Abzan Control in the quarters, Chris+Andersen on Bant Company in the semis, and Zach Plott on Bant Company in the finals. Lebedowicz, the former Pro Tour champion, can now add an SCG Tour® trophy his mantle filled with a variety of titles. Check out Lebedowicz’s G/W Tokens decklist here.