So the Pro Tour is happening well after a set release. Big deal. That can't possibly make a difference in how it shapes out, right? Wrong. Ross Merriam explains why this PT is going to be a different animal entirely and why it's going to change everyone's strategy for Grand Prix Atlanta.
Yeah, yeah, we've seen the Temur Energy deck and the red aggro deck. Those are easy shots to call. What we want is some predictions with some power behind them! Jim Davis is giving us just that! We're on our way to the Pro Tour with Grand Prix Atlanta just beyond!
Not in the main event for Grand Prix Atlanta? Only have time for a few rounds? Hey, any Magic is good Magic! Cedric has the massive schedule for all the side events you'll find all weekend long!
The Pro Tour is practically here, and somehow, the Sultai Energy archetype that won the first weekend on the new SCG Tour is already being slept on. And are players so tired of Mardu Vehicles that they've forgotten it can kick your teeth in? Brad and Todd provide due respect to these very dangerous decks!
When the players all descend on Atlanta most of them are going to have one goal in mind: the Pro Tour and a trophy! If you're one of the hungry players on your way to Georgia to join us, this is all the info you need!
What's the flip side of "the fire" in competitive Magic? Burnout, and Peter Ingram was feeling it at SCG Washington DC! But there's always something new to explore, and he turns his eye to the Standard Magic Online PTQ results ahead of Pro Tour Ixalan!
Cedric Phillips shares the many ways you can enjoy Grand Prix Atlanta, from the main event to Inifinite Challenges and the Ultimate Commander experience!
Over/Under returns! Ari Lax and Todd Anderson face down five numerical conundrums and make their call: Over or Under? They seem to be largely in agreement, but that doesn't necessarily mean they'll be correct. That's why you get to weigh in!
Chris Lansdell's evil Spike side is a vicious, ruthless straw opponent. But as two of Chris's brews get torn apart, it's worth remembering: the Tier 1 decks don't draw perfectly all the time...
Grand Prix Atlanta will be here before you know it! Cedric Phillips kicks off the Countdown Blog with his event overview. Whether you're a Standard grinder, a Commander fan, or an art lover, there's something for you!
With GP Atlanta two weekends away, mastery of Standard is the ticket to the Pro Tour! Watch Tom "The Boss" Ross wield Sultai Energy against Todd Anderson and Abzan Tokens!
Chris Lansdell is back with the latest technology in the Temur Energy versus Sultai Energy matchup...just kidding! Enjoy this wacky Standard brew built around Hazoret's Undying Fury and Paradox Engine! Let's go wild, brewers!
Vintage. Standard. Ixalan Limited. Every tournament format needs to own up to its strengths and weaknesses. This week, Veteran Pro Tour deckbuilder Sam Black puts the game under the microscope and explains exactly what he sees.
Chris Lansdell has never been short of opinions! Today the Magician of Mount Pearl dispenses his wisdom on Search for Azcanta, Merfolk and Dinosaurs in Standard, and much, much more ahead of SCG Washington DC!
Temur Energy helped Gerry Thompson earn a place on the USA's World Magic Cup team in Richmond last weekend! He and Bryan Gottlieb discuss this deck and more on the latest episode of The GAM Podcast!
The narrowness of the Standard metagame has been greatly oversold! Ross Merriam highlights a combo-centric R/W Approach deck from the Top 16 of U.S. Nationals ahead of SCG Cincinnati's Standard Classic!
Jeremy Noell has the latest on the biggest Eternal event of the season, plus lots more in his new Split Second edition!
Jund isn't just for Modern! Ross Merriam highlights a successful Standard list featuring Vraska, Relic Seeker that might provide a change of pace at the SCG Cincinnati Standard Classic!
Gerry Thompson made the finals of U.S. Nationals and his country's World Magic Cup team! Today, watch him play the deck that stopped his run just short of the title: U/B Control!
Temur Energy, Ramunap Red, and U/B Control seem to have a stranglehold on the Standard metagame. Can a tokens strategy break through? Ross Merriam highlights a Top 8 list from the Magic Online PTQ!