Posted in NEWS on March 16, 2014

By Adam Styborski

Stybs has played Magic the world over, writing and drafting as part of the event coverage team and slinging Commander everywhere his decks will fit.

Brock Parker's return to the Magic spotlight was something the vocal crowd of pro players at home approved. With his team Pro Tour-winning teammate

For the first game Shiels used his aggressive, evasive creatures to try and overwhelm the defenses Parker could set. But Parker's ability to drain and remove kept him in the game that continued longer than the entire Fabiano-Gomes quarterfinal match for Shiels finally won.

"That was a sweet game of Magic!" Shiels exclaimed. "I've never had a game where I kept a hand with double Gods Willing take that long."

The second game didn't. It featured an Ordeal of Heliod-enhanced-twice-over Battlewise Hoplite that quickly became 7/7), which Parker was only able to buy time against.

Dave Shiels defeated Brock Parker, 2-0