The World Championships is Magic's largest stage and its hardest tournament. Even getting into the event is a serious accomplishment, but Brad Nelson didn't want to rest on his laurels when there were twenty-three other mages standing between him and the title.
Brad and Tom prepare for the Season Three Invitational by testing one of Standard's most pivotal matchups, current "Best Deck" Abzan Aggro and its critical predator, Bant Heroic.
Standard is proving to be about the most dynamic it has ever been these days, so BBD and Brad Nelson know better than to rest on their laurels when there is a metagame that needs crushing. Check out their latest efforts as they prepare for the Season Three Invitational!
Brad is back from London with a plethora of experiences that all need to be processed in order to figure out what to do next with the Standard metagame, but he thinks he has the beginnings of an answer for how to fight this latest shift of the format's top decks...
#SCGCHAR is a big weekend for Modern as the first large-scale event since Magic Origins was added to the format. Join Brad and Todd as they prepare for that event by battling with two of Modern's most important decks right now!
As the Standard metagame continues to shift and Abzan Aggro has taken the forefront, is it control's time to reassert itself in the next wave of the metagame cycle? BBD and Brad battle head to head in order to figure out which control deck might be king: Abzan, or Esper Dragons?
Join Todd Anderson and Brad Nelson as they prepare for Grand Prix London in today's Versus Video, which pits two of the most potent archetypes from #PTOrigins - Mono-Red Aggro and G/R Devotion - against each other to prepare for their trip across the pond.
With a Standard format that has shifted wildly over the course of the past month, Brad Nelson reflects on where we've been in order to predict where the metagame is going next. Grand Prix London is calling his name, if only he picks the right deck for the event...
Join Brad Nelson and Tom "The Boss" Ross as they battle Legacy to prepare for #SCGDC this weekend! The Boss has his trusty Infect deck, while Brad is giving the powerful 4-Color Delver deck a try for the first time!
Brad Nelson and the rest of his team agreed that #PTOrigins was the time to be the beatdown, they just did it with Dragonlord Atarka and friends instead. Check out what they did right, what they did wrong, and most importantly - what they'd do next.
With #SCGDC just days away, BBD and Brad reprise one of the key matchups from #GPLille, battling U/W Miracles with Monastery Mentor versus the Aggro Loam deck that wasn't on many people's radar before it posted two copies to the Top Eight!
For today's Versus Video, Todd Anderson and Brad Nelson are battling old-school style with a pair of their favorite retro Standard decks from a bygone age - back when Opposition and Upheaval were considered "fair" blue cards. Check it out!
In today's Versus Video, Todd Anderson and Brad Nelson explore the recent high finishes by Merfolk in Modern by putting it up against a critical nemesis, good old-fashioned Jund.
For today's Versus Video, BBD and Brad Nelson battle Modern to explore a pair of interesting decks that are recent $5K Modern Premier IQ winners.
Brad Nelson has gone so far as to call G/R Devotion "The Fun Police," as in "this is the reason you can't just play whatever you want in Standard." So it comes as no surprise that he and his squad played it at #SCGCHI - or that they did very well for themselves.
Brad Nelson and Tom "The Boss" Ross battle Standard in today's Versus Video, testing out Tom's Tutelage Control deck against Brad's tried-and-true G/R Devotion as they prepare for #SCGHI!
BBD and Brad playtest for #SCGCHI this weekend by updating two powerful archetypes with Magic Origins cards and battling them head-to-head to see which deck will be the right one for Week One of the new Standard format!
In today's Versus Video, Brad and Todd begin testing out Magic Origins Standard by throwing a new problem at the previous format's old solution. Abzan Control is great at keeping creatures off the board, but what does it do against a grip full of burn spells?
We had a powerful Standard format full of strong decks before Magic Origins hits, so it's reasonable to expect that we'll still have a format full of strong decks - and anything you're playing using the new cards will still have to hit that level to compete.
It's time to battle Standard with Magic Origins, and today Brad and BBD explore an interesting pair of new archetypes by pounding them into each other head-first.