Eli Kassis, Corey Baumeister, and Pete Ingram
Eli Kassis, Pete Ingram, and Corey Baumeister came out on top of another loaded Top 4 to take down the Team Constructed Open at SCG Richmond. In three fresh formats, Kassis, Ingram, and Baumeister added another trophy to their collections using Dimir Whirza in Modern, Dimir Inverter in Pioneer, and Azorius Control in Standard.
The winning squad entered the elimination rounds as the #2 seed and advanced to the finals by defeating the squad of Dom Harvey, Kevin Jones, and Harlan Firer. Standing in their way in the finals was Team Constructed Open endbosses Matt Dilks, Edgar Magalhães, and Will Pulliam. Baumeister was able to hand Pulliam, on Temur Reclamation, his first match loss on the weekend, allowing Kassis to close out the event with a win over Dilks by sealing the deal with a pivotal Aether Gust on an Azusa, Lost but Seeking that had been tutored up with a Summoner’s Pact.
Zach Allen claimed another Classic plaque, using Azorius Control to defeat Brendan Cevasco on Mono-Red Aggro in the finals. The Top 8 was made of three copies of Azorius Control, two copies of Mono-Red Aggro and Simic Ramp, and a single copy of Temur Reclamation.
Though Dimir Inverter was the dominant deck in the Team Constructed Open, Justin Miller claimed the Pioneer Classic with Five-Color Niv-Mizzet, beating Mat Mansoor on the powerful new archetype in the finals. The Top 8 included six different decks.
Joe Ambrosio won a Mono-Red Prowess mirror against Michael Ostroski to win the Modern Classic. The Top 16 was filled with Lightning Bolts as four copies of Prowess prized along with another copy of Burn.
Next week, the SCG Tour visits Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! Register for the Team Constructed Open, Standard, Pioneer, and Modern Classics today!