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Honnay, Jund Food (Jegantha), Wins SCG Tour Online $5K Strixhaven Championship Qualifier #8

Lukas Honnay wins the eighth SCG Tour Online $5K Strixhaven Championship Qualifier with Jund Food (Jegantha).

Korvold, Fae-Cursed King, illustrated by Wisnu Tan

Lukas Honnay won Sunday’s SCG Tour Online Historic $5K Strixhaven Championship Qualifier #8 with Jund Food (Jegantha).

Quarterfinals
1
Simon Degee
Orzhov Auras (Lurrus)
8
Patrick Fernandes
Dimir Rogues (Lurrus)
4
Chase Masters
Jeskai Control
5
Xuankai Huang
Jund Citadel
2
Andre Santos
Jund Company (Jegantha)
7
Brandon Burton
Gruul Aggro
3
Lukas Honnay
Jund Food (Jegantha)
6
Admassu Williams
Dimir Tainted Pact (Lurrus)
Semifinals
Patrick Fernandes
2-0
Chase Masters
2-1
Andre Santos
2-1
Lukas Honnay
2-0
Finals
Chase Masters
2-1
Lukas Honnay
2-1
Champion
Lukas Honnay
2-1


Honnay earned an invite to the Strixhaven Championship and $1,500 by winning the 247-person event only dropping a single match in the Swiss. Honnay entered the elimination rounds as the No. 3 seed and faced three distinct archetypes en route to the title. Honnay took the quarterfinals match 2-0 over Admassu Williams on Dimir Tainted Pact (Lurrus) and beat Andre Santos on Jund Company (Jegantha) 2-1. Chase Masters on Jeskai Control awaited in the finals, but Honnay clinched the finals in the third game.

Tainted Pact decks of Dimir and Grixis variants were the breakout decks of the tournament, accounting for four of the Top 12 decks and each boasted a 56 percent win rate or better. Tainted Pact from the Mystical Archive super-charged the new combo/control hybrid deck almost entirely made of one-ofs to utilize the two-mana sorcery. With tutors, card drawing, and plenty of tools to extend the game, the Tainted Pact decks can reliably find Tainted Pact and Thassa’s Oracle to win the game via two cards.



Selesnya Company shot up to the most played deck in the tournament following back-to-back second-place finishes in Insight Esports Historic Opens. Despite its popularity, Selesnya Company failed to put any player in the Top 12. Gruul Aggro, the next most played deck, managed to put two copies in the elimination rounds.


The metagame breakdown for decks with more than two pilots in the event can be seen below.

ArchetypeCopies
Selesnya Company37
Gruul Aggro25
Orzhov Auras (Lurrus)23
Jeskai Control23
Dimir Tainted Pact (Lurrus)17
Izzet Phoenix 17
Simic Company13
Azorius Control13
Jund Food (Jegantha)10
Dimir Rogues (Lurrus)8
Jund Company (Jegantha)8
Grixis Tainted Pact 6
Jund Citadel5
Rakdos Arcanist (Lurrus)5
Mono-Red Aggro❄4
Dimir Control3

View the Top 12 decks.