Paul Tong won the Hooglandia Open on Sunday with Izzet Epiphany.
Over the course of the event, Tong went 10-1 to win the first Innistrad: Crimson Vow Standard tournament on MTG Arena following the release of Magic’s newest set. Tong’s only loss on the day came in Round 2 against Scott Spurlock, playing one of the format’s dark horse decks — Mono-Black Zombies.
- 4 Shambling Ghast
- 4 Champion of the Perished
- 3 Jadar, Ghoulcaller of Nephalia
- 4 Tainted Adversary
- 3 Fell Stinger
- 2 Mindleech Ghoul
- 3 Headless Rider
The Top 10 decks only had one duplicate in Orzhov Clerics, which finished in fourth and sixth place. The most represented deck in the event was Izzet Dragons❄️ with eleven copies, however none managed to make the Top 8, the closest falling just short at ninth place.
In the Top 8, Tong faced a series of relatively unknown decks, including Orzhov Clerics, Boros Burn, and finally Azorius Midrange❄.
In the finals, Tong was able to dispatch William La Hay’s unique midrange deck 2-0 to become the Hooglandia Open champion.
View the event’s Top 10 decklists.