Craig Wescoe has been involved in competitive Magic for over a decade, having competed in more than a dozen Pro Tours and a pair of Grand Prix Top 8s. Since his recent return to competitive Magic he finished 99th at PT Honolulu, 37th at Worlds and 4th at PT San Diego.
Thursday, June 24th – With the Extended and Legacy changes still fresh in peopleâ€™s minds, Craig Wescoe shares his thoughts on how the formats will evolve in the coming weeks and months. He also has a cautionary tale from the PTQ trenchesâ€¦
Friday, June 18th – M11 is fast approaching, and Standard is set to change! Craig Wescoe is looking for a head-start on the metagame, and today he brings us an Aggro, Control, and Combo option that incorporates some of the spoiled cards thus far. If youâ€™re looking for the next iteration of Standard goodness, this is the article for you!
Thursday, June 10th – Craig Wescoe partook in both tournaments at the StarCityGames.com Open in Philadelphia, and he learned a lot about the respective formats in the process. Today, he imparts his multi-format wisdom in time for the StarCityGames.com Open in Seattle this coming weekend!
Thursday, June 3rd – While the tournament itself didnâ€™t go too well, Craig Wescoe still had a blast in Puerto Rico. He shares his preparation, decklist, and fun stories today, alongside his thoughts on the possible direction of a Shards-free Standard formatâ€¦
Thursday, May 27th – Craig Wescoe piloted the popular Polymorph deck into Day 2 of Grand Prix: Washington, but further results were less than kind. Today, he recaps his tournament experience, talks about the strength of the deck going forward, and shares the fun times he had on the trip!
Thursday, May 20th – In todayâ€™s edition of The Wescoe Connection, Craig discusses the Rise of the Eldrazi Draft format, highlighting a selection of interesting archetypes that every serious spellcaster should consider. As a bonus, he provides tales from his Top 4 PTQ performance with Polymorph!
Thursday, May 13th – While people are clamoring for Standard tech, and sleeving up UW Planeswalkers, Jund, and Mythic Conscription, it seems that the pre-Rise hype for Polymorph has died down. Today, Craig Wescoe rekindles the fire for this shape-shifting strategyâ€¦ He presents a detailed Polymorph primer in time for Nationals Qualifiers this weekend!
Wednesday, May 5th – With wobbly monsters appearing through the Eldrazi mists, itâ€™s only natural to want to Polymorph them into play! Craig Wescoe tried such a plan at a PTQ this past weekend, and nearly went all the way. Today, he shares his decklist, his updated sideboard, and his fun stories from the event!
Thursday, April 29th – Last week, Craig Wescoe walked us through the hits and misses in the White, Blue, and Colorless cards in Rise of the Eldrazi. Today, he continues his mission to hunt out the gems in the new set, discussing the Red Green, and Black cards. He also gives his top 10 cards in the entire set!
Thursday, April 22nd – Rise of the Eldrazi is causing quite a stir, and everyone is looking for the next breakout Constructed card. Today, Craig Wescoe looks at the best of what White, Blue, and Colorless has to offer, hyping cards that have avoided examination, and busting the bubbles of a few that have been highly hypedâ€¦
Wednesday, April 14th – Rise of Eldrazi will be in our eager hands thus weekend, for Limited prerelease play across the worldâ€¦ but for some, that isnâ€™t enough! In todayâ€™s Wescoe Connection, Craig discusses a few powerful new strategies and decks that are poised to emerge from the Standard metagame upheaval thatâ€™s mere days away!
Thursday, April 8th – Craig Wescoe picked up a fresh decklist the day before Grand Prix: Houston, and ran with it to a respectable Day 2 finish. In fact, he believes the deck is so strong that any other choice for the remainder of the PTQ season would be ridiculous. Today, he shares his play-by-play tournament walkthrough, with sideboarding and strategy tips!
Thursday, April 1st – Manabase configuration is at the heart of competent deck design. Simply counting the mana symbols and working the ratios does not cut it in the modern game. In todayâ€™s edition of The Wescoe Connection, Craig shares a few rules of thumb on the creation of the perfect land mixâ€¦
Thursday, March 25th – In this excellent theory article, Craig Wescoe discusses the practice and application of Counterfactual Reasoning. Using a collection of in-game examples across a number of formats, Craig invites us into the minds of the highest level of spellslinger. Unmissable stuff!
Thursday, March 18th – Playing to win at PTQ level has a number of unwritten “rules.” One such rule is that when youâ€™re mathematically out of Top 8 contention, you drop from the tournament. Craig Wescoe brings us a thoughtful article on why this course of action is not the optimal play.