Welcome to another weekly Showdown Recap, where we take a look at what happened at Face to Face Games Toronto’s weekly Sunday Showdown, a series of 1k events feeding into the Ultimate Showdown 5k Invitational. This week, players battled in Legacy, and for once, the unfair side of the format showed up — but not in the winner’s circle.
As per usual, a member of the dynamic trio of Legacy friends: Edgar Magalhaes, Matthew Dilks and Ben Winokur won our Legacy, showdown. Now, since Edgar and Dilks weren’t there, you guessed it, it was Ben. Dilks was busy losing in the finals of the Legacy classic at the StarCity Games Open. Once again 4C Leovold prevailed in a Face to Face Games Toronto Legacy tournament, a story you’re all too familiar with if you read these recaps. I was at the event and played the deck, but I played much too poorly to put up any good results.
What I did notice though, is what I’d like to focus on. The room was much less fair then we’re used to seeing. There were three or four Storm decks, a bunch of Sneak & Show, Eldrazi and some combo Elves. As you can tell by the Top 8 players seem to be honing in on the combo decks that are able to put up high win-rates against Deathrite Shaman decks, like Elves and Sneak. Maybe crazy people like Edgar Magalhaes will have to go back to playing Force of Wills in their 4C Leovold decks.
I’d like to give a special shoutout to Peter de Vries, who finds a way to pilot random stompy aggro decks, like his Legacy Merfolk deck here, to consistent Showdown finishes. Guy can serious sling some 2/2 bears.
With his win on Sunday Ben moves himself up Face to Face Games Ultimate Showdown leaderboard. Next week it’s time for our big Rivals of Ixalan pre-release Showdown. That’s right come out all weekend to Face to Face Games Toronto to battle the new limited format !
I’ve also got one more special announcement about our FaceToFaceGames.com Open Series. This is a travelling series of massive prize pool events that we host all over Canada. Here is this year’s Top 8 playmat that you’ll be able to win by making the elimination rounds of any of our Opens, Open+, or Classics:
Guess it’s time you start practicing if you want to get your hands on one of these ! Our next Toronto Open is on Jan. 27 at Seneca College. Come out and battle Modern in preparation for Grand Prix Toronto in February !
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First Place, Ben Winokur- 4C Leovold
Second Place, Michael Chan- Deadguy Ale
Third Place, Boston Schatteman- Grixis Delver
Fourth Place, Nick Cummings- Food Chain
Fifth Place, Peter de Vries- Merfolk
Sixth Place, Andrew Gordon- Elves
Seventh Place, Taimur Rashid- Sneak & Show
Eighth Place, Travis McDonald- Eldrazi