The Lone Star State enjoyed the return of the Star City Open Series over the weekend. With a remarkable turnout for Standard of nearly 600 players, 10 grueling rounds saw two Bant Hexproof decks into Top 8 as well as a spicy Four-Color Control list. Fortunately, fairer mechanics than hexproof won the day, with a finals matchup of Naya Humans being driven by Sean Thrasher against Will Craddock’s Zombies. Sean stayed true to his name and sent Will packing with a quick 2-0.
Legacy, as always, brought some exciting plays and of course some very, very unexciting plays. Most notably, Dredge enthusiast David Thomas managed to pilot a mulligan to three into a very decisive victory. Three combo decks, Stoneblade, and some folk who decided the most exciting thing to do in Legacy was attack with creatures all made Top 8. After his crushing defeat in the Finals earlier that morning, Will apparently decided that Dallas had not heard the last from him. He managed to dispatch Mark Hendrickson, on Junk, in three games, to become crowned the Dallas Legacy Champion.
545 players for SCG Dallas today. #SCGDAL— DSteele (@dsteelenet) January 19, 2013
#SCGDAL And there's the bonfire! Miracles is such a fun mechanic at times— FelineLongmore (@FelineLongmore) January 19, 2013
4-0, I can start getting excited if I win 4 more. #SCGDAL— Michael Hilton (@ZykoMike) January 19, 2013
Grixis? In my standard open? Nicky B AND Niv? PSN being up can wait.#scgdal— Gage Waldron (@sassafrasser) January 20, 2013
SLAUGHTER GAMES NAMING SLAUGHTER GAMES. #SCGDAL— Hallie Santo (@halcansan) January 20, 2013
Just watched one of the matches from the top 8 of #SCGDAL. I hate to say it, but Bant Hexproof is a thing now. God help us all.— Oestrus (@OriginalOestrus) January 20, 2013
#scgdal Humans wins the war.— Shong Lo (@bigifonlyone) January 20, 2013
Played bad deserved to lose #SCGDAL— Will Craddock (@WillTheDefiler) January 20, 2013
Did David Thomas just win on a mull to 3?? #scgdal— Jason Abong (@MTGTwin1) January 20, 2013
8 minutes left in this match. It's the FINAL COUNTDOWN. #SCGDAL— Jacob Saylor (@Skulldrey) January 20, 2013
BEST 1 MINUTE 10 SECOND GAME I'VE EVER SEEN!!! @willthedefiler— Daniel Simon (@metasynergy) January 21, 2013
Merfolk vs Ensaring Brdge makes for exciting magic #SCGDAL— Sean Thielman (@MemoryLapseGuy) January 21, 2013
Boring game of magic, or the most boring game of magic? #scgdal— Stephen (@StephenKonefal) January 21, 2013
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