Finals: Matt Hoey vs. Colin Logan
Matt brings RUG Delver and the power of the play to the matchup, but Colin is a solid favorite with Death and Taxes. Which player would get to go home with the trophy?
Colin names “Goblin Piker” with Phyrexian Revoker.
Both were happy with their openers and Matt kicked things off with a Delver of Secrets and Colin had an Aether Vial. Matt flipped his Delver off a Brainstorm and attacked for 3 then Brainstormed and played a Polluted Delta. Colin ticked up his Vial and added a Wasteland to his mana base. Colin went for a Swords to Plowshares on the Delver, but Matt used Force of Will, pitching Stifle to counter it. Matt untapped and cracked his fetch land to find a Volcanic Island and attacked for 3 after drawing. Matt passed with no other action so Colin Vialed in a Mother of Runes at the end of the turn.
Colin untapped and ticked up the Vial and played a second Mother of Runes before Vialing in a Thalia, Guardian of Thraben. Matt sent in his 3/2 to knock Colin to 11 and passed after playing a second Delver. Colin ticked up Vial to three counters and played a Stoneforge Mystic , but Matt countered with a Force of Will, pitching Brainstorm and paying one more mana to do so. Colin decided on using the Wasteland on the Volcanic Island and passed.
Matt failed to flip his second Delver and cracked his fetch land, but in response Colin Vialed in an Aven Mindcensor, and Matt was fine with it as he knew the land was on top after checking for Vial. Matt played a Nimble Mongoose and passed. Colin attacked with Thalia then used another Wasteland on Matt’s Volcanic. Colin Ported Matt and Matt flipped his second Delver with Spell Pierce. Matt again passed with no attack.
Colin opted to not attack again and Ported Matt during his upkeep. Matt played a Wasteland and passed. Colin passed and Matt used his Wasteland on the Port at the end of the turn. Matt passed after adding a Polluted Delta to his board. Colin played Phyrexian Revoker, naming Goblin Piker as it was irrelevant in the matchup, and passed. Matt drew and passed with no action.
Colin added a second Revoker to the board, this one naming Bronze Sable, and passed. Matt found a Wasteland to use on the Karakas and passed. Both players played draw-go a few turns until Colin went for an end-of-turn Swords on an Insectile Aberration, Matt joked “no gamble, no future” and cracked a fetch land, but failed to hit so he used a Force of Will, pitching a Spell Pierce and paying one to counter it.
Colin found another SFM that fetched up a Sword of Fire and Ice and passed. Matt played a Nimble Mongoose and passed. Colin added a Serra Avenger to his board and shipped the turn. Matt passed with no play and stuck on just a Tropical Island. Colin put in the Sword with SFM and equipped the Serra Avenger on his next turn and Matt decided to pick up his cards.
Colin 1, Matt 0
Matt shuffles up for Game 2.
Matt kicked off the second game with a Delver and Colin matched with a Mother of Runes. Matt failed to flip his Delver and used a Fork Bolt to kill Mom and hit Colin for 1 before attacking for 1 more and passed after playing a Flooded Strand. Colin played a Stoneforge Mystic and fetched up a Sword of Fire and Ice. Matt flipped Delver with a Lightning Bolt and attacked Colin down to 15 then fetched up a Tropical Island, played a Wasteland and landed a Tarmogoyf and ended his turn by Bolting the SFM.
Colin had a replacement SFM to find a Batterskull then played a Mother of Runes. Matt untapped and Pondered and decided to shuffle away the cards for a fresh draw. Matt attacked with his team and Colin fell to 8. Matt passed the turn. Colin played a Serra Avenger and passed back. Matt decided to try to Bolt the Avenger but Colin used Mom to save it and used SFM to put Batterskull into play.
Matt decided on using Ancient Grudge on the Batterskull and attacked with his team, Colin traded his Avenger for the Aberration and fell to 3. Colin played his Sword and suited up the squire with and attacked, but Matt flashed back the Grudge to get rid of it. Matt played Cursed Totem and attacked and so Colin chumped and Matt fired off a Lightning Bolt to kill Colin.
Colin 1, Matt 1
Colin kicked things off with a Karakas and no play while Matt played a Nimble Mongoose. Colin went for a Thalia and Matt said no to that with a Daze. Matt attacked for 1 and played a Volcanic Island before passing. Colin fired off a Wasteland on the Volcanic Island and Matt hit Colin with a Lightning Bolt in response. Colin resolved a Stoneforge Mystic and tutored up Sword of Fire and Ice.
Matt played his Tropical Island and passed the turn. Colin had another Wasteland for the Tropical Island then activated SFM to put in Batterskull. Matt drew and passed with no land. Colin attacked with his Germ and added an Aether Vial to his board. Matt found a Polluted Delta and passed as Colin used SFM to put in the Sword. Colin suited up the Germ with the Sword and attacked Matt down to 9 and then 7 after the Sword trigger. Colin played a Mother of Runes and passed so Matt responded by fetching up Volcanic Island and Bolted the Mother of Runes.
Matt untapped and played another Delta before passing. Colin used his third Wasteland to hit the Volcanic Island so Matt responded by fetching up a Tropical Island and used an Ancient Grudge on the Batterskull before losing the Volcanic Island. Colin played Rest in Peace and Matt responded by scooping up his cards.
Colin 2, Matt 1