Pete Ingram can’t stop winning with Dimir Inverter.
After an already great month including a Team Constructed Open win in Richmond and a Players Tour Top 8 in Phoenix, Ingram capped it off by taking down the Pioneer Open in Indianapolis. Ingram went undefeated on Day 1, entered the elimination rounds as the top seed, then won three straight Dimir Inverter mirrors to claim his fourth trophy on the SCG Tour.
Four players made the Top 8 with Dimir Inverter and Ingram beat the other three, leaving the rest of the bracket made up of two copies of Mono-White Devotion, and singleton copies of Azorius Control and Golgari Aggro. Ingram eliminated Collins Mullen in the quarterfinals and Julien Henry in the semifinals to set up his final mirror match against Ben Wienburg in the finals. His previous two matches were three-game slugfests, but Ingram managed to take the finals in two, winning the event by taking care of Wienburg’s Pack Rat army with a clutch Legion’s End to turn the game in his favor.
Michael Farrell came out on top of the Modern Classic with a new take on Jund, rising above the four Primeval Titan decks in the Top 8. Farrell’s build of Jund included two copies of Kroxa, Titan of Death’s Hunger and used Pillage, Fulminator Mage, and Ashiok, Dream Render all from the sideboard to fight the big mana decks. Farrell defeated Michael Bischoff on Jund Death’s Shadow in the final, where both players had access to Kroxa.
Derrick Davis won the Pioneer Classic with Sultai Delirium – a deck that didn’t make the elimination rounds of the Open despite it being the second-most played deck – while not worrying about facing Dimir Inverter as the deck didn’t make the Top 8 in the Sunday event. Davis beat James Johnston on Mono-Black Vampires in the finals, which was one of three black aggressive decks in the Top 8.
- 2 Courser of Kruphix
- 4 Satyr Wayfinder
- 3 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy
- 1 Tireless Tracker
- 1 Emrakul, the Promised End
- 1 Ishkanah, Grafwidow
- 1 Walking Ballista
- 1 Murderous Rider
- 1 Atris, Oracle of Half-Truths
- 4 Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath
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