Standard Super League players showed up with quite a collection of brews last week. Paul Cheon wound up winning largely because he accurately predicted that no one would play control decks and he could therefore clean up with Green Devotion (splashing red for Xenagos, the Reveler and Dragonlord Atarka). He beat Tom Ross in the finals, who ran a Boss Sligh deck that included Impact Tremors. The “sweet tech of the week” award, however, has to go to Josh Utter-Leyton. His deck featured the combo of Become Immense and Temur Battle Rage, complete with hexproof Conifer Striders to point them at and Temur Chargers to bestow trample.
However, as sweet as his brew was, it didn’t work out well for Utter-Leyton. He and Brad Nelson were both eliminated in the first round last week. Ross’ finals appearance came after defeating Week 1 winner Owen Turtenwald in the first round and Gerry Thompson in the semifinals. Paul Cheon, meanwhile, cruised to victory after defeating Brian Kibler in his first match, Andrew Cuneo in the semis, and, finally, claiming victory in the finals against Ross.
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With the Week 1 finalists failing to do much winning in Week 2, the standings are quite close right now.
|Player||Total||Week 1 Results||Week 2 Results|
|Paul Cheon||35 Points||Esper Dragons (0-1)||Green-Red Devotion (3-0)|
|Owen Turtenwald||35 Points||Abzan Aggro (3-0)||Mardu Dragons (0-1)|
|Tom Ross||30 Points||Jeskai Tokens (1-1)||Boss Sligh (2-1)|
|Gerry Thompson||30 Points||Sidisi Whip (2-1)||Unwritten Dragons (1-1)|
|Andrew Cuneo||10 Points||Temur Ramp (0-1)||Green-Black Shenanigans (1-1)|
|Brian Kibler||10 Points||Green-Black Aggro||Green-White Aggro|
|Brad Nelson||0 Points||Bant Heroic (0-1)||Mardu Dragons (0-1)|
|Josh Utter-Leyton||0 Points||Esper Mentor (0-1)||Green-Red Immense Rage (0-1)|
Players receive 10 points for each match win and 5 bonus points for winning the week.
The matchups for the first round of Week 3 games are as follows:
- Tom Ross vs. Josh Utter-Leyton
- Brian Kibler vs. Owen Turtenwald
- Gerry Thompson vs. Andrew Cuneo
- Paul Cheon vs. Brad Nelson
Tune in Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7) on twitch.tv/magic to see what brews the team has in store and who can climb the ladder! Check MTGO.com at the same time to see the decklists that players will be using in the upcoming episode.