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The War of the Spark Standard Meta Week 1

Competitive Meta 
By: andreliverod - 06 May 2019

The results from the Star City Games Weekend Tourneys are in SCG Open and SCG Classic. This is a short meta overview, and as always be careful with investing too much in early meta decks.

SCG Opens are two-day tournaments with the top finishers after nine rounds of Swiss on Saturday advancing to Day 2. After six rounds of Swiss on Sunday, there is a cut to a single-elimination Top 8.

SCG Classic is a one-day event on Sunday, with Swiss rounds based on attendance and a cut to a single-elimination Top 8. The maximum seating capacity for each Classic is 400 players.

 

Star City Games Opens

The opens top 8 was the classic Aggro vs Control with some Bant and Token spice. Click here for the full list

Mono Red Aggro by Will Pulliam

 

Esper Control by Zach Allen

 

Bant by Rudy Briksza

 

WG Tokens by Zachary Kiihne

 

 

Star City Games Classic

The top 8 of the Classic were quite control heavy, but it had a variety of different control decks. To top it off we also saw a Judith "Aristocrats" deck and a Naya Feather deck there too. Click here for the full tourney list.

Bant Nexus by Mitchell Castaldini

 

Grixis Control by Chris Johnson

 

Esper Control by Aiden Brier

Mardu Judith by Justin Parnell

Naya Feather by Drew Kobus

 

UB control by Timothy Madsen

WU Aggro by Gavin Wen

About andreliverod

André Liverød Founder and CEO of AetherHub.com, techie, senior IT Network consultant, web dev, and MTG enthusiast. Likes to play with fire. You can follow André on Twitter.

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Ramza1987
I Agree with CaptainJamoke.
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Fantastic! Love the visual list layout.

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