Beaulieu, Mono-White Aggro❄, Wins Insight Esports Standard Open

San Beaulieu takes down the Insight Esports Standard Open with Mono-White Aggro❄.

Drannith Magistrate illustrated by Kieran Yanner

Sam Beaulieu won the Insight Esports Standard Open with Mono-White Aggro❄ on Saturday.

Beaulieu made the Top 8 as the No. 2 seed and defeated three different archetypes in the elimination rounds to take the title and $1,250 first prize. Beaulieu moved past Tomas Pokorny on Sultai Ramp (Yorion) in the quarterfinals 2-1 and topped NamelessThing on Jeskai Cycling 2-1 to set up the finals against Jim Davis on Mono-Green Aggro❄. Mono-White and the host of flyers and disruption cleaned up the larger, slower Mono-Green build 2-0, capping the event for Beaulieu. Davis still earned $750 for his efforts.

The Top 8 consisted of two copies of Mono-White Aggro❄ and Jeskai Cycling, leaving the final four spots to Mono-Green Aggro❄, Sultai Ramp (Yorion), Mono-Red Aggro❄, and Dimir Control. Sultai Ramp (Yorion) was the most played deck at 20% of the 111-person event with Mono-Red Aggro❄ as the only other deck with more than 10% of the metagame share at 12%.

Notably, no copies of Adventure-style decks made the Top 8 and the combined number of varying builds only counted for twelve for the 111 decks in the event. Dimir Control in the hands of aeric was the lone standout in the Top 8 of proven archetypes.

View the Top 8 decklists.