Adelaide Eternal had a Dual Land event planned for Jan 17th but sadly due to COVID-19 restrictions on our host venue we had to cancel. Phil kindly offered to use Dragon’s Lair as the alternate venue, and although we couldn’t make it the originally planned Proxy event, the turnout was still excellent with 22 Players battling for the Revised Savannah!
After the Swiss rounds these were the final standings for the Top 8 who progressed in to the Playoffs.
1st – Rob Lark
2nd – Raj Tokhi
3rd – Torin Kelderman
4th – James Arthur
5th – Riley Beck
6th – Michael Hearn
7th – Simon Hall
8th – Shane Cutting
Rob (W) vs Shane
Raj vs Simon (W)
Torin vs Michael (W)
James (W) vs Riley
Rob (W) vs James
Michael vs Simon (W)
Rob (W) vs Simon
With a larger turnout including players from up north as well as some brand-new faces too, the metagame was very diverse! We saw a very healthy mix of ‘fair’ archetypes (Aggro, Control, Midrange, and Tempo), as well as and excellent presence from players rocking Combo decks. The ‘midrange-grind’ was kept well in check by the handful for degenerate archetypes looking to enact gameplan anywhere from Sneak Attacking a Worldspine Wurm, looping Black Lotus with Auriok Salvagers, Flashing in an Arena Rector, to Time Twister-ing with a Narset out! It was awesome to see how many Tinker, Flash, Lim-Dul’s, and other highly under-rated combo Points were out in full force on Sunday and really pushing the envelope.
2 of these combo players (Simon Hall and Shane Cutting) progressed into the Top 8, which was otherwise comprised of 5 Midrange ‘usual suspects’ and 1 lonely Control deck… however Rob Lark has been championing Esper Control in Adelaide and not only took the clear lead as the top of the Swiss standings, but progressed all the way to the Finals and took down the whole event! Congrats to Rob for an undefeated climb to victory and taking home the Revised Savannah!
|Player’s Standing||Player’s Name||Player’s Deck List Link|
|1st||Robert Lark||Esper Control (WUB Control)|
|2nd||Simon Hall||Flash-BUG “Firefly” (Sultai Combo)|
|3rd-4th||James Arthur||4c Yorion (WURG Midrange)|
|3rd-4th||Michael Hearn||“Kess Pod” (UBRG Midrange)|
|5th-8th||Shane Cutting||Bomberman “Fidget Spinner” Draw 7’s (5c Combo)|
|5th-8th||Torin Kelderman||Jund Haste (BRG Midrange-Aggro)|
|5th-8th||Rajdeep Tokhi||“Junk” (GWB Midrange)|
|5th-8th||Riley Beck||“Dark Bant” (WUBG Midrange)|