Grand Prix Detroit 2013

With a deck built to be part machine, part creature, and all combo, Josh McClain brought a third victory for the Melira, Sylvok Outcast and Birthing Pod deck in as many Grand Prix. After falling in defeat to Reid Duke in the finals of Grand Prix Miami, McClain had his revenge and policed the Jund menace that put six decks into the Top 8. While Melira-Pod was a constant threat throughout the weekend, it was only at the end of the event it mattered most.

Duke's Jund was one of many flavors found over the weekend, and the dominating presence of Deathrite Shaman and Lightning Bolt was felt throughout. Modern is a format alive with diversity. Day 2 alone featured thirty-seven different types of decks, with those among the top tables drifting from combo to control to midrange and back again. In the end it was Jund that took the most top slots the longest despite Melira-Pod's final performance.

As we move on from Detroit, we know it won't be long for amazing Magic to happen again. With the Theros Prerelease and release events coming soon, everyone can get in on the action. After that, we'll revisit Modern in Oklahoma City to find out if Theros can push new decks to the top of the format.

Farewell from Detroit. We'll see you next time!

Top 8 Bracket

Quaterfinals

(1) Adam Jansen

(8) Ben Moir

(4) Reid Duke

(5) Marcelino Freeman

(2) Alex Majlaton

(7) Josh McClain

(3) Ben Stark

(6) Willy Edel

Semi-finals

Ben Moir, 2-0

Reid Duke, 2-0

Josh McClain, 2-1

Ben Stark, 2-1

Finals

Reid Duke, 2-0

Josh McClain, 2-0

Champion

Josh McClain, 2-1

EVENT COVERAGE

  • by Adam Styborski
    Top 5 Cards
    Of GP Detroit
  • by Marc Calderaro
    Finals
    Josh McClain (Melira-Pod) vs. Reid Duke (Jund): The Revenge
  • by Adam Styborski
    Semifinals
    Reid Duke (Jund) vs. Ben Moir (Jund)
  • by Marc Calderaro
    Semifinals
    Josh McClain (Melira-Pod) vs. Ben Stark (Jund)
  • by Adam Styborski
    Quarterfinals
    Adam Jansen (Jund) vs. Ben Moir (Jund splashing White)
  • by Marc Calderaro
    Quarterfinals
    Josh McClain (Melira-Pod) vs. Alex Majlaton (Affinity)
  • by Marc Calderaro
    Quarterfinals
    Marcelino Freeman (GB Rock) vs. Reid Duke (Jund)
  • by Adam Styborski
    Quarterfinals
    Ben Stark (Jund) vs. Willy Edel (GB Rock)
  • by Adam Styborski
    Top 8
    Profiles
  • by Marc Calderaro
    Top 8
    Decklists
  • by Adam Styborski
    Top 16
    Decklists
  • by Event Coverage Staff
    Day 2 Blog
  • by Event Coverage Staff
    Day 1 Blog
  • by Event Coverage Staff
    Info: Fact Sheet

INFORMATION

1. Josh McClain $3,500
2. Reid Duke $2,300
3. Ben Moir $1,500
4. Ben Stark $1,500
5. Adan Jansen $1,000
6. Alex Majlaton $1,000
7. Marcelino Free $1,000
8. Willy Edel $1,000

pairings, results, standings

Pairings

15 14 13 12 11 10

9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Results

15 14 13 12 11 10

9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Standings

15 14 13 12 11 10

9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Top 16 Decklists

by Adam Styborski
 

Lucas Siow - GB Rock

Tristan Woodsmith - WRU Splinter Twin

Dan Musser - Junk

Josh Utter-Leyton - Jund

Brian Kibler - Naya Midrange

Owen Turtenwald - Jund

James Chong - Scapeshift

David Caplan - Splinter Twin


Top 8 Decklists

by Marc Calderaro
 

Reid Duke – Jund

Adam Jansen – Jund

Alex Majlaton - Affinity

Marcelino Freeman - BG Rock

Willy Edel - BG Rock