Brewing Decks for Guilds of Ravnica Standard

For Standard players, RPTQ weekend signaled the end of competitive events until after rotation. Some players are sad to see their favorite cards leave the format, with all-stars like Chandra, Torch of Defiance, Hazoret the Fervent, and Walking Ballista being relegated to Modern decks forever. Others are glad to see Standard get a shake-up, and …

Chandra's Defeat

RPTQ Testing Process and Tournament Report

Testing for the RPTQ started two weeks before the tournament. Unfortunately, the format for the current PPTQ season is Modern, meaning that those qualified were unable to get much practice playing in Competitive REL Standard events. So testing started as soon as the meta had settled a little bit after the Pro Tour, helping my …


Standard Results at PT 25th Anniversary and Testing for GP LA

Well, the results are in, and Allen Wu, Ben Hull, and Greg Orange defeated Channel Fireball’s Martin Juza, Ben Stark, and Josh Utter-Leyton in the finals of Pro Tour 25th Anniversary. This Pro Tour was a great celebration of Magic’s 25 years, complete with star-studded lineups, old favorites, and newcomers challenging for the title. The …