MagicFest Sao Paulo 2019 Top 8 Decklists and Metagame Breakdown
MagicFest Sao Paulo was on for the second time in 2019 whch is to be the last big Standard tournament before the upcoming banned and restricted announcement on Monday. There were more than 600 players competing for the main event to take their share of the $35,000 prize pool before the major metagame shakeup. Event coverage and decklists courtesy of ChannelFireball and Frank Karsten.
Top 8 Decklists
The top 8 consists of 3 Sultai Sacrifice, 1 Rakdos Knights, 1 Jund Sacrifice, 1 Simic Food (same as Ondrej Strasky’s Mythic Championship winning list), 1 Sultai Food (by Brazilian pro player Thiago Saporito) and 1 Rakdos Sacrifice.
Day 2 Metagame Breakdown
101 players made it to the second round of the tournament, with half of the decks going for the Oko decks with the more recent sacrifice variant that adds Cauldron Familiar, Witch’s Oven and Trail of Crumbs taking the top spot of the metagame.
Rakdos Knights, an aggressive Embercleave combo deck is showing strong performances after Willy Edel (Brazilian pro player and Hall of Famer) have popularized the deck from Mythic Championship VI. The other variety of decks are likely to be some of the top contenders of a new metagame if Oko was to be banned, and they are definitely worth keeping an eye on.