Finals: Reid Duke vs. Jacob Wilson
The Finals are set: Reid Duke vs. Jacob Wilson. Who will win the Season One Invitational, punch their ticket to the Players’ Championship, win $10,000, and (most importantly) have their very own token?
Jacob, as the higher seed, has chosen to play first. Both players keep their opening hand, and the Finals are on their way!
Reid Whips back his Sidisi, Brood Tyrant, milling himself for three, creating yet another 2/2 Zombie token. Reid then attacks with the team (again making a 2/2 Zombie token), and Jacob takes even more damage, falling to two life.
Another Sandsteppe Citadel for Jacob, followed by a Llanowar Wasates for Reid. No turn 2 plays on either side. Jacob completes the trifecta of Sandsteppe Citadels, as Reid plays and cracks a Windswept Heath for a Forest to cast a Courser of Kruphix.
Jacob draws his Windswept Heath and plays it for the turn, still in topdeck mode. Reid continues to try to put Jacob away by playing a Tasigur, the Golden Fang, activating it, and adding a Soul of Innistrad to his hand. Attacks in the air with Insect tokens, a Legendary Dragon, and Hornet Queen, put Jacob down to 14. Another draw step yields nothing for Jacob, and it is once again Reid’s turn to try to kill Jacob before he gets another draw step.
Jacob Wilson calls forth a Siege Rhino!
After having Game 2 stolen from him by the topdecked Siege Rhino, Reid will be on the play for Game 3. Unfortunately for Reid, the misfortune continues, as he has to mulligan to six. Jacob kept his opening seven.
For Reid’s turn, we start with an attack by a Satyr Wayfinder and the new Snake token. A Thoughtseize from Reid shows that Jacob has no more lands in hand, but does have some pretty powerful plays. Tasigur, the Golden Fang was among them, but Reid stops that from happening by taking it with Thoughtseize. On Jacob’s turn, there is no land drop, and Jacob simply passes without playing anything. However, on Reid’s draw step, Jacob Utter Ends the Courser, not allowing Reid to get the lands off the top of his deck. Reid continues his Satyr Wayfinder beats, this time with a couple of Snake tokens. Afterwards he passes the turn, hoping that Jacob continues to stumble on land drops.
Jacob plays a Satyr Wayfinder for his turn, but misses on hitting any lands! However, he luckily had drawn one that turn, playing his fifth land, signaling to Reid that Elspeth, Sun’s Champion might be coming soon.
Reid plays a Courser of Kruphix and passes the turn, while Jacob continues to tick up Elspeth, making more and more blockers, and casting a Siege Rhino to put the pressure on Reid. Reid cracks a fetchland to shuffle away a Torrent Elemental, revealing a Sidisi, Undead Vizier, just in time to try to do something to stop Jacob’s Elspeth from reaching her Ultimate. However, with the Sidisi exploit trigger on the stack, Jacob had the answer with a Murderous Cut, not allowing Reid to search up anything. Reid could only attack hopelessly into Elspeth with his two 1/1 Snake tokens and pass the turn.
Jacob quickly untapped, used the ultimate on Elspeth, Sun’s Champion, and attack Reid in the air for lethal damage!
Reid will be on the play and try to even the matchup, but will have to do it on six cards, as he mulligans his opening hand. Jacob keeps opening seven, and we kick things off with Reid playing a Forest and passing the turn. Jacob plays a Temple of Silence and keeps his card on top.
Another draw step and another missed land leads to Reid extending his hand in defeat.
Jacob Wilson wins Game 4 and is crowned Season One Invitational Champion!!