Ondrej Strasky continues the momentum from his top-ranked end within the Magic Professional League as the one undefeated participant by means of day one of many Magic World Championship XXVII.
It’s been a number of months since Magic followers have seen Strasky compete since he certified for the World Championship back in April. His identify flew beneath the radar in comparison with a number of the extra widespread names like Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa who competed extra just lately.
It was Strasky who grew to become the frontrunner with a 5-0 document by means of three rounds of Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Draft and two rounds of Normal.
The day opened up with a Draft that noticed Strasky in a pod with Damo da Rosa, Yoshihiko Ikawa, Stanislav Cifka, Sato Rei, Jan Merkel, Ondřej Stráský, Jean-Emmanuel Depraz, and Yuta Takahashi.
Strasky landed on a W/B deck that might take over video games with Intrepid Adversary, the most effective pulls in Midnight Hunt Restricted. He defeated Merkel, Damo da Rosa, and Ikawa.
The ultimate two rounds of the day had been a special format, however Strasky was nonetheless unstoppable. He defeated his teammate Huschenbeth in an Izzet Epiphany mirror in spherical 4. This arrange a conflict between Strasky and Matt Sperling piloting Grixis Epiphany, a deck that was created as a silver bullet in opposition to Izzet Epiphany. In a marathon collection, Strasky pulled out the victory in opposition to Sperling to conclude his glorious day one.
There’s nonetheless loads of Magic to be performed heading into day two on Saturday. There are 5 extra rounds left in Normal and Strasky will want two extra wins if he hopes to complete within the prime 4 and make Sunday’s finals bracket.
Sam Pardee and Damo da Rosa are proper behind Strasky within the standings at 4-1. There are 5 gamers sitting at 3-2 which might be in prime place to leap into the highest 4 if issues go proper on Saturday.
Magic World Championship XXVII continues on Saturday at 11am CT on the Magic Twitch Channel.
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