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. Tom+Ross entered the weekend second in the SCG Tour® Player of the Year race and the Season Two race, but his Top 8 gave him the lead in latter. As one of three players from Roanoke on Dredge, Ross made the Top 8 with own slight twist on the archetype, losing to Nick D’Ambrose on Infect in the quarterfinals. The Boss passed Kevin Jones in the Season Two race, taking the lead by six SCG Points going into the New Jersey Invitational. Ross will look to confirm his invite to the Players’ Championship next weekend, while shooting for a third Invitational title. Check out Ross’ Dredge decklist Breach, but will jump up to about 20th place on the Player of the Year leaderboard and only a few points away from securing two byes for the remainder of the season. Check out Andersen’s Jund decklist Breach. Voltz took down Alan Breitman and U/W Control in the quarterfinals, before smashing Chris+Andersen with Emrakul, the Aeons Torn in semifinals. Voltz fell a game short in the finals of taking home a trophy, losing to Breach decklist Ross+Merriam
Dredge was the talk of Modern following the Classic at #SCGBALT, where Justin O’Keefe won the event with the basis of the deck the Roanoke crew brought to battle with in Syracuse. While Todd+Anderson failed to make Day 2 with the deck, Ross+Merriam and Tom+Ross made the Top 8, ending with Merriam taking home his fourth trophy. Merriam showed how busted the deck could play out on camera multiple times, including Game 1 of the finals against Matthew Voltz. Merriam crushed Breach deck. The Zombies proved to be too strong in the end, as Merriam overran Voltz in the finals, showing the deck can grind with fair decks and race the unfair decks in spectacular fashion. Merriam will be just outside the Top 16 on the Player of the Year leaderboard, but is set up for a run for the Players’ Championship in Season Three. Check out Merriam’s Dredge decklist here.