Standard Super League Episode 2 Recap

Posted in Magic Online on 2015年 5月 12日

By Randy Buehler

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.

Watch archives of previous Standard Super League episodes here.

Read more about Standard Super League here.

View last week's decklists here.

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 to see what brews the team has in store and who can climb the ladder! Check at the same time to see the decklists that players will be using in the upcoming episode.

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