Pro Tour–Austin in Review

Posted in Feature on October 26, 2009

By Staff

The 2009 Magic Pro Tour showcased big names and big plays at Pro Tour–Austin, and now it's time to see how the dust has settled. Austin showcased the best players in Extended and Zendikar Booster Draft. What decks emerged from the new Extended as the top dogs? Is combo the way to go, or is aggro a better choice? Paul Jordan crunched the numbers for all the major deck archetypes. If you're looking for the hard numbers on what beat what, you won't want to miss it.

Rich Hagon grabbed winner Brian Kibler for an in-depth interview moments after the Dragonmaster defeated Tsuyoshi Ikeda in the final. After a four-year absence from the game, Kibler has now made back-to-back Top 8s and put his name in the discussion for next year's Hall of Fame class. You can listen to the podcast via the player to the right, or go to the Podcast page to download it.

And if you missed the Top 8 webcast, Evan Erwin has edited the finals down to highlight clips that you can watch right here. If you want the full story, sit back and check out the complete Top 8 videos.

Game 1

Game 2

Game 3

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