Magic: The Gathering – Grand Prix Brisbane 2017 – Final Match

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Friday February 17th to Sunday February 19th inclusive saw the Modern Format Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix take place at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.  After two long days and 15 rounds of Swiss Pair followed by a top eight cut it all came down to one match.  Oliver Orks with ‘Lantern Control’ and Zen Takahashi with ‘Dredge’.

Zen had just defeated teammate Lee Shi Tian (Ranked 13th in the world as of February 16th) in a ‘Dredge’ mirror match.  Oliver had just triumphed against Sydney local Timothy Cheng with his ‘Living End’ deck, a match that lasted well over an hour.

After a short break the final match begun and Australian Tabletop Gaming Network was on site to record the match.

Video by Matt Baird. Commentary by Ben Johnston.  Special thanks to Ray “blisterguy” Walkinshaw.

OLIVER OKS' LANTERN CONTROL

Sorcery (13)
Inquisition of Kozilek
Thoughtseize
Collective Brutality
Ancient Stirrings
Infernal Tutor

Instant (4)
Abrupt Decay
Surgical Extraction

Artifact (25)
Lantern of Insight
Codex Shredder
Ghoulcaller’s Bell
Pyxis of Pandemonium
Mishra’s Bauble
Pithing Needle
Ensnaring Bridge
Mox Opal

Land (18)
Glimmervoid
Blooming Marsh
Academy Ruins
Inventors’ Fair
Spire of Industry
Swamp
Ghost Quarter
Sideboard (15)
Pithing Needle
Collective Brutality
Leyline of Sanctity
Spellskite
Welding Jar
Seal of Primordium
Nature’s Claim
Lost Legacy
Grafdigger’s Cage
Ghirapur Aether Grid

ZEN TAKAHASHI'S DREDGE

Creature (24)
Golgari Thug
Stinkweed Imp
Insolent Neonate
Bloodghast
Narcomoeba
Prized Amalgam
Haunted Dead

Sorcery (15)
Life from the Loam
Cathartic Reunion
Faithless Looting
Conflagrate

Land (21)
Dakmor Salvage
Gemstone Mine
Blackcleave Cliffs
Copperline Gorge
Wooded Foothills
Bloodstained Mire
Arid Mesa
Mountain
Blood Crypt
Stomping Ground
Sideboard (15)
Abrupt Decay
Ancient Grudge
Darkblast
Gnaw to the Bone
Lightning Axe
Collective Brutality
Thoughtseize

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