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. Lingering+Souls. Check out Sledz’ build of Grixis Control Ad+Nauseam. Byrd has just defeated John Sauer on Bant Eldrazi in the quarters and continued his winning streak by ending Musser’s run in two quick games. Check out Musser’s Bant Eldrazi decklist Vengeance in Round 15 to make Top 8, leaving him a match against Michael Major’s on Death’s Shadow in the quarterfinals. All three games were grindy affairs, but Tilsen survived the matchup to move on in the bracket. From there, Tilsen defeated Richie Sledz on Grixis Control in two games, setting up the finals against Nick Byrd on Ad+Nauseam. Tilsen’s multiple pieces of removal and value creatures did little for him in the finals, as Tilsen lost in two to end his tournament. Check out Tilsen’s Abzan decklist here.
1. Nick Byrd
Only two players made Day 2 at #SCGINDY with Ad+Nauseam, but Nick Byrd made the most of his opportunity. Byrd reached Day 2 at 7-2 and proceeded to win every game he played until the quarterfinals of the Top 8, where he dropped the middle game of a three-game set against Bant Eldrazi. From there, Byrd didn’t lose again, beating both Dan+Musser on Bant Eldrazi and Patrick Tilsen on Abzan 2-0 Byrd took down the tournament in swift fashion, coming off a sizable break from the game as he attended college. On top of his win, Byrd defeated Death’s Shadow the three times he played the deck, making Ad+Nauseam look like a great deck to sleeve up in the next Modern event. Check out Byrd’s Ad+Nauseam decklist here.