Showdown Recap: Standard

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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 our Standard Store Championship, to see who could cast Attune with Aether better than the rest.

We’re off and have started a whole new Ultimate Showdown race, and a familiar face got his run off to a good start yesterday. The Sunday Showdown warrior himself — Chris Ha.

Chris Ha after his win on Sunday.

Ha, who played a straight Temur Energy deck, took down a field filled with Temur Energy variants which made up seven of the Top 8 deck. Perennial Chris Ha slayer Liam Kane was the one outstanding Ramunap Red deck in the Top 8, but he didn’t have what it took to beat Chris this time.

What’s most interesting is that of the entire Top 8 of almost entirely energy decks, Ha’s was the only straight Temur build as the rest opted for a power boost to play The Scarab God. This time the sleeker build had what it took to take down the mighty legendary creature.

Standard seems to be about as solved as a format can get, and if this event is any indication you best be sleeving up Attune with Aether if you’ve got an event coming up. Notably, there were multiple copies of Vizier of Many faces in maindecks throughout the Top 8 as players picked up some of Yuya Watanabe’s World Magic Cup tech, that’s something you should be trying to win these energy mirrors.

Your Standard Top 8.

With his win on Sunday Chris moves himself up Face to Face Games Ultimate Showdown leaderboard. Tomorrow I’ll have another recap from our special New Year’s Day Modern Showdown and next weekend we’ll be hosting a Legacy Showdown on Sunday in addition to our Magic Open House on Saturday. The week after is Rivals of Ixalan Pre-Release. Needless to say there’s a lot of Showdown points to be had over the next little while, so come on down to Face to Face Games Toronto and battle!

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First Place, Chris Ha- Temur Energy 

Second Place, Gokulan Balakrishnan- Sultai Energy 

Third Place, Asha Mills-Emmett- 4C Energy 

Fourth Place, Braydon Beacock- 4C Energy 

Fifth Place, Garnet Lollar- 4C Energy 

Sixth Place, Jeff Swaluk- 4C Energy 

Seventh Place, Liam Kane- Ramunap Red 

Eighth Place, Lucas Worrell- 4C Energy 

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