Top 5 Players of the Weekend
Learn more about five players who put up a great weekend through a high finish, interesting deck, or memorable moment.
5. Matthew Tickal
Tickal's crazy 5-Color Rally brew was the talk of the tournament, amassing an 8-1 record on Day 1 with the complex combo deck. Tickal has been climbing the #SCGPC leaderboard all year and his play with his spicy deck put a face to the name. While Tickal admitted he made multiple mistakes with the deck, there is no question how powerful the strategy is in a metagame full of Abzan and G/R Devotion. Languish and Nissa%2C+Vastwood+Seer. Hangarback+Walker and Thopter+Spy+Network. Hoogland, a Top 10 player on the #SCGPC leaderboard, notched his 11th Open Series Top 8 this weekend. Check out his Deck Tech here!
1. Ross Merriam
Merriam and Danny Jessup came to Chicago separated by four points on the #SCGPC leaderboard and were neck and neck throughout the Swiss. Merriam, however, took charge of the Season Three #SCGPC points race with his Top-8 finish behind G/R Devotion while Jessup finished in 25th place. Merriam tested with Brad Nelson, Todd Anderson, and the rest of the Roanoke, VA crew for this event and notched his 16th Open Series Top 8 and fourth this year, including a win in Cleveland, OH. See Merriam's list here!