Finals: Jamie Scheffer vs. Steve Medanic
Steve and Elves has a great matchup in the finals, facing down Jamie and Death and Taxes. Can Jamie pull the upset or will Steve take the trophy home to Des Moines?
Steve goes off in Game 1.
On a mulligan to six, Jamie kicked the finals off with a Mother of Runes while Steve had a Deathrite Shaman. Jamie used Swords to Plowshares to exile the elf and attacked for 1, but missed his second land drop. Steve followed up with an Elvish Mystic and Jamie continued to stall on lands. Steve went for a Glimpse of Nature, casting Nettle Sentinel into Heritage Druid, but Jamie responded by exiling the Sentinel with another Swords and Steve passed.
Jamie missed again and played a second Mother of Runes. Steve played two copies of Glimpse of Nature and dumped creatures onto the board, refilling his hand all the while, until Jamie conceded the game.
Steve 1, Jamie 0
Jamie shuffles up for Game 2.
Jamie led off with an Aether Vial while Steve started with a Thoughtseize, opting to take a Swords to Plowshares from Jamie’s hand. Jamie ticked up the Vial and passed the turn after playing a second Plains. Steve played an Elvish Visionary and shipped the turn. Jamie put the Vial at 2 counters and landed Sword of Fire and Ice. Steve played a Llanowar Elves and attacked for 1. Jamie Vialed in a Phyrexian Revoker at the end step, naming Llanowar Elves.
Jamie suited up the Revoker with the Sword and attack, but Steve had an Abrupt Decay for the creature. Jamie used a Wasteland one of Steve’s Bayous and passed back. Steve added a Deathrite Shaman to his board and used a Green Sun’s Zenith for 1, getting Wirewood Symbiote then attacked for 1 before passing.
Steve 2, Jamie 0