Finals: Nathan Zamora vs. Simon Sung
Legacy Open finalist Simon Sung is ready for battle.
Nathan's Aggro Loam deck looked to have the advantage against Simon's RUG Delver thanks to a large suite of removal including the deadly Punishing Fire-Grove of the Burnwillows engine that could wipe out most of Simon's army. Still, the roles were not clearly defined and favor could swing back and forth depending on each player's lines and draws.
Simon started out with an early Delver of Secrets, but Punishing Fire picked it off. Unafraid, Nathan ran Dark Confidant into Daze, and kept throwing things Simon's way until Simon's hand was exhausted from multiple displays of his Force of Will.
That meant a 4/5 Tarmogoyf stuck, and Simon had no real way to stop it. Gitaxian Probe revealed a handful of Punishing Fires and a Diabolic Tutor that was sure to finish the deal. A few turns later we were off to game two.
Nathan Zamora is looking to punish his finals opponent.
Nathan 1, Simon 0
A first turn Nimble Mongoose was an un-punishable threat for Simon, but Nathan was unfazed. He used Wasteland on Simon's Tropical Island and proceeded to roll out Scavenging Ooze, Dark Confidant and Terravore while Simon failed to replace his lost land. The beats came through and Simon extended the hand, unable to stop anything with just his lowly Nimble Mongoose.
Nathan Zamora wins the match 2-0 and is the Legacy Open champion!