Finals: Wayne Tam vs. Eric RIll
Wayne made it here beating people with singleton huge monsters and Eric got here playing very small creatures, but in large numbers. Would Wayne take home the trophy behind Sneak and Show or would Eric claim his fourth Open Series trophy and second with Young Pyromancer in his deck?
Wayne shuffles up after taking Game 1.
Wayne went down to five and Eric kept his opener to kick off the finals. Wayne led things off with a Scalding Tarn that fetched up an Island on his turn to avoid Stifle and passed. Eric played a Tarn of his own and Wayne Brainstormed at end of turn. Wayne dropped a Flooded Strand to get another Island and Pondered. Eric added another Tarn and passed back.
Wayne played an Ancient Tomb and a Lotus Petal and shipped the turn as Eric cracked a Tarn for a Volcanic Island and Brainstormed at end of turn, then fetched again to get rid of the top two, this time going for an Underground Sea, which he tapped to Brainstorm again. Eric fetched again with a Mistry Rainforest after he untapped, grabbing another Volcanic Island and Pondered. After shuffling with his Ponder, Eric drew and paid two life to use a Gitaxian Probe to see Wayne’s Sneak Attack, Griselbrand, and Brainstorm. Eric dropped to 13 after cycling another Probe and decided to go down to 11 with the third Probe of the turn. Once Eric passed, Wayne Brainstormed.
During Wayne’s upkeep, Eric tapped his Ancient Tomb with Ice. Wayne drew and played a Scaling Tarn before passing back. Eric Pondered again, still looking for a threat, then ended his turn by playing a Deathrite Shaman. Wayne tried to fetch a land at end of turn, but Eric Stifled it.
Wayne untapped and tried to fetch again, this time getting to put a Volcanic Island into play, and played Sneak Attack. Eric fetched in response, dropping to 10, then Brainstormed before letting the enchantment resolve. Wayne sneaked in a Griselbrand by using his Lotus Petal, then drew seven cards and attacked Eric down to 3. Eric ended his turn by discarding and putting his Griselbrand into his graveyard.
Eric dropped to 2 off another fetch land and played Young Pyromancer. Wayne went to Brainstorm at end of turn, but Eric Dazed it and got a 1/1 by doing so. Wayne untapped and activated Sneak Attack, this time putting in Emrakul, the Aeons Torn, and Eric scooped up his cards.
Wayne 1, Eric 0
Wayne went down to six and Eric led things off with his seven by Pondering off a Tropical Island. Wayne played a Lotus Petal and fetched an Island to avoid Stifle and passed. Eric dropped a Delver of Secrets and passed after adding a Misty Rainforest to his board. Wayne played an Ancient Tomb and shipped the turn back.
Eric flipped his Delver with a Surgical Extraction and attacked Wayne down to 16 and Wayne Brainstormed at the end of the turn. Wayne played a City of Traitors then popped his Lotus Petal for red and went for a Pyroclasm that Eric let resolve. Eric used his Extraction on Brainstorm so Wayne responded by casting one then let Eric see his hand of two copies of Force of Will, Show and Tell, and Spell Pierce before exiling the remaining Brainstorms. Eric played a Young Pyromancer and Wayne used a Force of Will, pitching Spell Pierce, but Eric had his own Force of Will, pitching another Force, to get a threat on board.
Wayne drew and passed with no play. Eric knocked Wayne to 13 with the 2/1 then paid two life to see Wayne’s hand with a Gitaxian Probe and to make a 1/1 then played Deathrite Shaman, Wayne passed again with no play and Eric untapped and played Cabal Therapy from a Deathrite Shaman activation that resolved naming and hitting Show and Tell. Eric sacrificed a token to flash back Therapy and made another 1/1 to get rid of the Force of Will from Wayne’s hand.
Wayne passed for a third time with no play and Eric attacked for five to knock Wayne to 5. Wayne drew on his next turn and scooped up his cards.
Eric 1, Wayne 1
Eric flashes the thumbs up after winning Game 2.
Wayne reluctantly kept his opener and Eric quickly kept his. Wayne started with a Lotus Petal and an Island off a Flooded Strand. Eric started with a Ponder after fetching a Volcanic Island. Wayne added a Polluted Delta to his board and shipped the turn. Eric fetched again, this time for an Underground Sea then dropped to 16 to use a Gitaxian Probe. Wayne showed a hand of Jace, Sneak Attack, Pyroclasm, Emrakul, and Spell Pierce. Eric ended his turn by playing a Young Pyromancer and Wayne fetched an Island at end of turn.
Wayne used the Pyroclasm to kill the 2/1 and passed back. Eric used a Wasteland on Wayne’s Volcanic Island and played a backup Young Pyromancer. Wayne Pondered and shipped the turn. Eric started his turn by using a Brainstorm to get a 1/1 then attacked Wayne down to 16 before adding a Delver of Secrets to his board. Wayne played a Lotus Petal and passed back. Eric flipped his Delver with a Misdirection and attacked for six before passing back.
Wyane knew his time was now and went for a Show and Tell, Eric floated a blue and used Daze, Wayne used a Force of Will, pitching Jace, which Eric allowed, then played another Daze, and Wayne extended the hand.
Eric Rill is your #SCGMKE Legacy Open champion!
Eric 2, Wayne 1