What is it like to play in an exclusive tournament like the Magic World Championship? Is Standard as good as solved already or are the new archetypes popping up competitive? Gerry Thompson tells you about what the experience was like firsthand!
Gerry Thompson shares his knowledge of the U/B Control deck he played at the World Championship and its prospects for future Standard events!
Second place feels like a punch in the gut. Brad Nelson describes the aftermath of the Team World Championship and what he feels he should've done differently in Standard. Learn from his mistakes at the Standard Classic this Sunday in Charlotte!
Does the narrow Standard metagame at the World Championship have you down? Jim Davis points to Magic Online as the cure for your blues! Three Anointed Procession decks made a PTQ Top 8 there, and he has the breakdown!
Sam Black saw U/B Control emerge as a challenger to Ramunap Red and Temur Energy at the World Championship! But he doesn't think Standard is just a three-deck metagame. Today he outlines ways to take down The Scarab God and friends!
Sultai Energy won SCG Dallas. Temur Energy won the World Championship. Ross Merriam explains why it's better to accept Energy's dominance in Ixalan Standard than fight it...and what you can do to adjust.
Peter Ingram's predictions for the World Championship went slightly haywire, so he's moving on to Modern and SCG Charlotte! There's just one problem: he doesn't know what Modern deck to play! Maybe you can help him?
Sam Black was one of the 24 players invited to the 2017 Magic World Championship! Today, he takes a dive into his preparation for the event with hot takes, secret strategy, and why control is the best thing in Standard for the first time in years!
While Ixalan previews were going around, competitive Magic players threw a Dinosaur- and Pirate-themed party. But morning has come, and Ari Lax draws lessons from how the hype met reality for next time! What's missing to make these cards good enough?
The much-touted Pirate Stompy Legacy deck didn't turn out as expected. Chas Andres uses it as a jumping-off point to discuss common pitfalls of Magic finance and how not to end up looking like the greater fool! If you want to save some money next time "the next big thing" happens, this is a must-read.
Patrick Chapin breaks down the Standard metagame at the World Championship! With just 24 competitors, he expected things to get a little weird...but not this weird! What's the plan if you're bound for SCG Charlotte's Standard Classic?
Two control decks in the Top 4 of the World Championship? That makes for a happy Shaheen Soorani! He shares his control updates, including the decks he's considering taking to U.S. Nationals! What are you taking to SCG Charlotte's Standard Classic?
As Gerry Thompson sits down to play in the Magic World Championship, get insight into his testing process through the B/U Reanimator deck he contemplated bringing to the Standard portion of the game's biggest event! How close did he get to playing it? Why should you?
Peter Ingram's team cleaned up at SCG Dallas! Get his thoughts on the new Standard metagame and his predictions for the World Championship this weekend!
The first Pro Tour circuit event featuring Ixalan will be this weekend's World Championship! Two-time Pro Tour finalist Shaun McLaren breaks down his Top 8 Standard decks going into the event and what they must do to thrive there!