Finals: Michael Malone vs. Wesley See
After 17 grueling rounds of Modern action, two players have made his way through 2868 other players in order to make the finals! One of these players will be crowned champion. Will it be Wesley and his ability to make an infinite amount of faeries? Or Michael and his troupe of Elves?
Unfortunately for Wesley, due to a decklist error that was caught between the semifinals and the finals, he received a game loss. He will choose to be on the play for Game 2.
Michael wins Game 1, and leads the finals, 1-0!
Neither player gets to sideboard, as due to the game loss issued to Wesley, neither player gets to sideboard until an actual match of Magic takes place. After a mulligan, Wesley will be on the play to start Game 2.
Wesley leads with a Scalding Tarn and a pass of the turn. Michael leads with his trusty Turn 1 play, Forest into Elvish Mystic. Welsey fetches a Mountain and Lightning Bolts the Elf, keeping Michael from exploding with mana. A land-go by Wesley is followed by two more one-mana Elves from Wesley, but both are also Lightning Bolted by Wesley. On his third turn, Michael once again has two Elves, which gets a thumbs up from Wesley, as he has already used most of his Lightning Bolts.
A Sleight of Hand by Wesley is met with an attack for two by Michael and a deployed Fauna Shaman. Wesley draws for his turn, and passes, leaving up three open mana. Another attack by Michael, followed by fetching a Spellskite with his Fauna Shaman, discarding an Eternal Witness. At the end of Michael's turn, Wesley has a Pestermite, tapping down the Spellskite.
A Serum Visions, an attack with Pestermite, a land drop and a Blood Moon is everything Wesley has for his turn. Michael sheepishly plays his Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx into his opponent's Blood Moon, followed by playing an Ezuri, Renegade Leader and attacking for four damage. A pass of the turn to Wesley, who seems like he is on the ropes.
Michael contemplates his plays!
Wesley starts his turn with a Serum Visions, but after some thought, passes the turn without any other plays. Michael plays a Forest and activates Ezuri, Renegade Leader, giving his creatures +3/+3 and trample. Wesley plays a Snapcaster Mage, targeting Lightning Bolt, and attempts to kill Ezuri, but Michael pays two life to redirect the Bolt to his Spellskite. A swing with the Elves, and Michael is your Grand Prix Charlotte champion!
Michael wins Game 2, the match, and the championship! Michael Malone is your Grand Prix Charlotte champion!