Gary Wong won the 2021 Hunter Burton Memorial Open with Temur Crashcade on Sunday. The Modern tournament was one of the first large-scale tabletop events since the COVID-19 pandemic with more than 500 players showing up to support charity and spread suicide awareness.
The seventh-annual event played host to a number of tournaments, including the Modern main event. The two-day, 13-round tournament aired on Twitch, allowing viewers a rare opportunity to see many new decks and cards in paper play for the first time.
Wong went 11-1-1 in the Swiss to enter the Top 8 as the No. 1 seed. Wong rattled off three more wins with Temur Crashcade, including the finals win against Christian Castro on Four-Color Crashcade to take home the first-place prize of $1,800.
Other notable players in the Top 8 include 2019 SCG Tour Invitational champion Collin Rountree with Mono-White Hammer (Lurrus) and popular stream Evart Moughon on Grixis Death’s Shadow (Lurrus).
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- 4 Stoneforge Mystic
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