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. Karn+Liberated and Ulamog%2C+the+Ceaseless+Hunger. Check out Cucunato’s Affinity decklist Simian+Spirit+Guide to facilitate quicker games with Turn-1 Cathartic+Reunion. Ayers’ explosive build did him wonders in the Swiss, cruising into the Top 8 as the No. 3 seed. Ayers dispatched Kevin+Jones in two as well, setting up the finals against Tom+Ross
Tom+Ross had his eye on taking back the lead in the Player of the Year race and did it in the most dominant fashion. Ross shocked many by sleeving up G/W Tron and blazed through Day 1 as the lone undefeated player. As the only Tron player on Day 2, Ross only took one loss to lock up the top seed in the elimination rounds. The Boss took down fellow VS. Video star, Todd+Anderson, in the quarterfinals before eliminating Robert Cucunato on Affinity in the semis. The only thing standing between Ross and his third Open win of the year (and fifth overall) was Matt Ayers on Dredge. The Boss showed the strength of his deck in the Dredge matchup, taking the set in two with a little help from mulligans by Ayers. In the end, Ross took an 18-point lead over Jeff Hoogland and will look to build on it at the Invitational as he missed the Knoxville Open to play in the Epic World Championship. Check out Ross’ G/W Tron decklist here.