Top 5 Players of the Week
5. Ash Durrbeck
Ash's super aggressive Mono-Red Aggro deck featured Magic Origins innovations such as Chandra, Fire of Kaladesh and Exquisite Firecraft that burned her way to a Top 8 bid. With many players deciding to play Abzan Control or G/R Devotion at #SCGRICH, Ash took the initiative and played a deck capable of going underneath those strategies faster than most other decks in the format. Click here to see Ash's Mono-Red Aggro deck!
4. Adam Bialkowski
Adam took the field by surprise with an innovative G/R Ramp strategy. Utilizing mana creatures for fast mana and See the Unwritten in combination with Xenagos, God of Revels and Atarka, World Render to hit an opponent for twenty-four damage out of nowhere! Ferocious enablers Surrak, the Hunt Caller and Yasova Dragonclaw round out this explosive deck that made waves all the to a Top 8 berth at #SCGRICH. Click here to see Adam's Deck Tech!
3. Chris Calhoun
Chris decided to play the role of the format boogeyman this week, as he played Abzan Control at #SCGRICH. With the addition of Languish and Nissa, Vastwood Seer from Magic Origins, Abzan Control stood out as the most popular deck for the Day 2 metagame, and Chris played it to a Top 4 berth. Chris did make some innovations to the deck, however, adding a Dragonlord Dromoka to the already powerful bevy of spells in the deck. Click here to see Chris' Abzan Control list!
Okay, I admit, we are cheating a bit here. It's supposed to be the "Top 5" players of the weekend, but when two players decide to play the exact same 75 card list, it seems a shame to leave either of them off the list. Both CVM and Todd smashed their way through the field, using Heroes and combat tricks to keep their opponents off guard the entire time. Although Todd beat CVM in the Semifinals,both players deserve a spot in our Top 5. Click here to see the SCG Heroic decklist!
1. Raymond Tautic
Picking up where Matthew Tickal left off in #SCGCHI, Raymond decided to cut some unnecessary colors from his Rally the Ancestors deck, making it an Abzan lean, mean, killing machine! With the addition of more sacrifice outlets, like Fleshbag Marauder, and a Magic Origins flip Planeswalker that is just oozing with value in Liliana, Heretical Healer, Raymond rallied his way all the way to the finals of #SCGRICH! Click here to see Raymond's Rally the Ancestors deck list!