New Capenna Set Championship Top 8

New Capenna Set Championship Top 8 Decklists and Day Two Coverage

Top 8 Standard and Historic decklists from the New Capenna Championship, as well as a summary of what happened on day two.

Day two of the Streets of New Capenna Set Championship is now in the books. With it, we have more slots filled for the World Championship and the top 8 of the set championship who are set to battle for six more slots for Worlds. So, let’s look at the top finishers at the event and what decks they brought to the table!


Top 8 Finishers

New Capenna Set Championship Top 8

Let’s look at the player bios for each of our top 8 members for the Streets of New Capenna set championships:

  • David Inglis burst onto the scene with a Top 8 at 2021’s Strixhaven Championship and has carried on since. Rising through the Challenger Gauntlet then the Rivals Gauntlet, Inglis put in the work–alongside a cadre of talented teammates–to earn another Top 8 at the New Capenna Championship. His New Capenna success matches his consistent performance all season, earning him a Magic World Championship XXVIII invitation at the top of the league standings, standing atop a field of the game’s greats.
  • Yoshigoe began playing just two years ago, but he’s quickly made his way up through the ranks of online play. He won a qualifier playing a deck of his own creation, and he now has a Top Finish to add to his accomplishments. He found success with Naya Midrange throughout the tournament, and that’s what he’ll look toward to continue his emergent run through the Top 8 and, potentially, a World Championship seat to boot.
  • Rivals League member Zachary Kiihne adds a third Top Finish to his growing resume during a year in which he’s already qualified for the World Championship. He follows up his Top 8 appearance at the Innistrad Championship with this second shot at taking home the trophy. He was one of the players who benefitted from a very strong metagame for Golgari Food in Historic, and now he’ll turn to his tuned Esper Midrange deck for Sunday play.
  • The former Player of the Year Mike Sigrist is back in a Pro Tour Top 8 as “Siggy” adds his fourth career Top Finish with a 12-3 finish this weekend. Sigrist was well below the points cutoff for the World Championship when the weekend began, but if he can win a match on Sunday he’ll instantly become one of the accomplished and fan-favorite players in Magic World Championship XXVIII. He surprised the field with his team’s Grixis Vampires deck in Standard, which he’ll now take into a sea of midrange decks.
  • The Hall of Famer entered the weekend with one goal: to qualify for the World Championship so he can chase the only title he hasn’t yet claimed in Magic. This is an incredible 10th Top Finish for the Japanese legend, and while he’s already achieved his first goal–he’ll be at the World Championship regardless of what happens on Sunday–and that means he can focus his attention solely on claiming a third individual Pro Tour title.
  • The first challenger of the weekend to secure their spot at Magic World Championship XXVIII, Nielsen added a Top Finish here at the New Capenna Championship as well. Nielsen has been a star on the Grand Prix circuit for a decade and now finally has his breakthrough performance at the Pro Tour. His relentless dedication–playing seven qualifier events over two weekends as part of his path to this tournament–paid off perfectly and now the 2014 Magic World Cup Champion from Denmark will look to reach even greater heights on Sunday and beyond.
  • Karl Sarap credited his testing team–led by fellow Top 8 competitor Inglis–as the best in the world, and they certainly looked the part in the New Capenna Championship by putting eight players in the Top 16. Sarap eschewed the two most popular Historic decks to play Selesnya Humans, and the power of Thalia's Lieutenant and Collected Company was enough to send him to his first Top Finish. He’ll now turn to his Jund deck in Standard to try and earn a seat at the World Championship.
  • On a weekend where his testing teammate Logan Nettles qualified for the World Championship, Jan Merkel will now seek to join him if he can pick up a match win on Sunday. Merkel makes his fourth career Top Finish and did so as the only Top 8 player to bring Hinata, Dawn-Crowned to bear. The Jeskai brew performed well for the resurgent German player who has made an impressive return to the top of the game, thanks in no small part to the success of the testing group of Merkel, Nettles, Daniel Goetschel and Jonathan Anghelescu.

Standard Decks (Top 8 Format)

We see six total archetypes in the top 8 as we will be seeing Standard for the entirety of Sunday’s top 8.

JESKAI COMBO (STORM) (TANGRAMS (TANGRAMS))
by darthjacen
Standard
best of 3
7 mythic
20 rare
16 uncommon
17 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (7)
4
Goldspan Dragon
$115.96
Sorceries (4)
Enchantments (4)
60 Cards
$407.88
15 Cards
$9.59
SELESNYA MIDRANGE (HISAMICHI YOSHIGOE (NICKMAN))
by darthjacen
Standard
best of 3
8 mythic
44 rare
1 uncommon
7 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (3)
Creatures (14)
4
Gala Greeters
$1.40
1
Legion Angel
$0.99
Instants (5)
4
Voltage Surge
$1.00
1
Valorous Stance
$0.25
Sorceries (4)
4
Emeria’s Call
$27.96
Artifacts (4)
Enchantments (8)
Lands (22)
1
Forest
$0.25
1
Mountain
$0.25
1
Plains
$0.25
1
Rockfall Vale
$2.49
60 Cards
$378.24
Sideboard
4
Archon of Emeria
$11.96
2
Brutal Cathar
$5.58
3
Legion Angel
$2.97
2
Broken Wings
$0.50
1
Portable Hole
$2.79
15 Cards
$29.37
ESPER TEMPO (ZACHARY KIIHNE (ZKIIHNE))
by darthjacen
Standard
best of 3
14 mythic
41 rare
3 uncommon
2 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (7)
1
Kaito Shizuki
$9.99
Creatures (12)
Instants (8)
1
Spell Pierce
$0.25
4
Vanishing Verse
$13.96
3
Infernal Grasp
$2.07
Sorceries (1)
1
Emeria’s Call
$6.99
Enchantments (6)
Lands (26)
1
Plains
$0.25
1
Swamp
$0.25
3
Shipwreck Marsh
$14.97
2
Deserted Beach
$23.98
60 Cards
$581.28
15 Cards
$73.43
GRIXIS TEMPO (MIKE SIGRIST (MSIGRIST83))
by darthjacen
Standard
best of 3
8 mythic
34 rare
11 uncommon
7 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (4)
3
Kaito Shizuki
$29.97
Instants (8)
1
Spell Pierce
$0.25
4
Voltage Surge
$1.00
2
Infernal Grasp
$1.38
Sorceries (2)
1
Duress
$0.25
1
Soul Transfer
$0.25
Enchantments (6)
Lands (26)
1
Mountain
$0.25
1
Swamp
$0.25
1
Shipwreck Marsh
$4.99
2
Haunted Ridge
$35.98
60 Cards
$495.6
Sideboard
1
Mind Flayer
$0.35
3
Annul
$0.75
1
Negate
$0.25
1
Abrade
$0.25
1
Duress
$0.25
1
Go Blank
$1.99
1
Soul Transfer
$0.25
15 Cards
$65.33
JUND MIDRANGE (SHOTA YASOOKA (YAYA3))
by darthjacen
Standard
best of 3
7 mythic
44 rare
4 uncommon
5 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Instants (7)
3
Voltage Surge
$0.75
1
Infernal Grasp
$0.69
2
Riveteers Charm
$0.50
Sorceries (2)
1
Duress
$0.25
Artifacts (4)
Enchantments (6)
Lands (24)
1
Forest
$0.25
4
Darkbore Pathway
$33.96
3
Rockfall Vale
$7.47
2
Haunted Ridge
$35.98
60 Cards
$478.66
15 Cards
$31.91
ESPER TEMPO (SIMON NIELSEN (TOMBSIMON))
by darthjacen
Standard
best of 3
14 mythic
42 rare
3 uncommon
1 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (7)
1
Kaito Shizuki
$9.99
Creatures (12)
Instants (8)
1
Spell Pierce
$0.25
4
Vanishing Verse
$13.96
3
Infernal Grasp
$2.07
Sorceries (1)
1
Emeria’s Call
$6.99
Enchantments (6)
60 Cards
$595.72
15 Cards
$85.93
JUND MIDRANGE (KARL SARAP (TERRIBADMTG))
by darthjacen
Standard
best of 3
5 mythic
39 rare
9 uncommon
7 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (2)
1
Wrenn and Seven
$12.99
Creatures (10)
Instants (11)
4
Voltage Surge
$1.00
2
Infernal Grasp
$1.38
3
Riveteers Charm
$0.75
Sorceries (1)
1
Duress
$0.25
Artifacts (4)
Enchantments (6)
60 Cards
$485.8
15 Cards
$116.93
JESKAI CONTROL (JMM (JMM))
by darthjacen
Standard
best of 3
9 mythic
31 rare
9 uncommon
11 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (8)
4
Goldspan Dragon
$115.96
Instants (21)
1
Voltage Surge
$0.25
2
Negate
$0.50
1
Dragon’s Fire
$0.25
2
Make Disappear
$0.50
4
Magma Opus
$17.96
Sorceries (5)
Enchantments (4)
Lands (22)
1
Island
$0.25
1
Mountain
$0.25
3
Sundown Pass
$26.97
2
Deserted Beach
$23.98
60 Cards
$462.4
15 Cards
$8.47
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esper midrange
vs
naya runes
vs
Jeskai Combo (Storm)
vs
jund midrange
vs
grixis vampires
vs
temur control
vs
jund treasures
esper midrange
275 matches
global 44.0% [38.3%-49.9%]
-
43.8%
48 matches
34.3%
70 matches
69.2%
39 matches
25.0%
20 matches
26.3%
19 matches
53.8%
13 matches
esper midrange
275 matches
global 44.0% [38.3%-49.9%]
naya runes
120 matches
global 41.7% [33.2%-50.6%]
56.3%
48 matches
-
11.1%
18 matches
66.7%
12 matches
0.0%
9 matches
0.0%
2 matches
33.3%
3 matches
naya runes
120 matches
global 41.7% [33.2%-50.6%]
global 59.4% [51.1%-67.3%]
65.7%
70 matches
88.9%
18 matches
-
30.8%
13 matches
33.3%
6 matches
66.7%
3 matches
40.0%
5 matches
global 59.4% [51.1%-67.3%]
jund midrange
90 matches
global 45.6% [35.7%-55.8%]
30.8%
39 matches
33.3%
12 matches
69.2%
13 matches
-
66.7%
6 matches
50.0%
2 matches
50.0%
2 matches
jund midrange
90 matches
global 45.6% [35.7%-55.8%]
global 64.1% [51.8%-74.7%]
75.0%
20 matches
100.0%
9 matches
66.7%
6 matches
33.3%
6 matches
-
0.0%
1 matches
66.7%
6 matches
global 64.1% [51.8%-74.7%]
temur control
33 matches
global 63.6% [46.6%-77.8%]
73.7%
19 matches
100.0%
2 matches
33.3%
3 matches
50.0%
2 matches
100.0%
1 matches
-
0.0%
3 matches
temur control
33 matches
global 63.6% [46.6%-77.8%]
jund treasures
36 matches
global 52.8% [37%-68%]
46.2%
13 matches
66.7%
3 matches
60.0%
5 matches
50.0%
2 matches
33.3%
6 matches
100.0%
3 matches
-
jund treasures
36 matches
global 52.8% [37%-68%]
vs
esper midrange
vs
naya runes
vs
Jeskai Combo (Storm)
vs
jund midrange
vs
grixis vampires
vs
temur control
vs
jund treasures

Historic Decks

GOLGARI FOOD (TANGRAMS (TANGRAMS))
by darthjacen
Historic
best of 3
4 mythic
28 rare
19 uncommon
9 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (13)
4
Gilded Goose
$11.96
Instants (8)
4
Fatal Push
$11.96
4
Deadly Dispute
$7.96
Sorceries (2)
2
Bone Shards
$0.50
Artifacts (6)
4
Witch’s Oven
$3.96
Enchantments (8)
4
Trail of Crumbs
$1.00
Lands (23)
1
Swamp
$0.25
2
Khalni Garden
$0.98
4
Blooming Marsh
$31.96
4
Darkbore Pathway
$33.96
4
Overgrown Tomb
$67.96
2
Phyrexian Tower
$29.98
60 Cards
$551.47
Sideboard
2
Graf Reaver
$0.50
4
Thoughtseize
$71.96
1
Maelstrom Pulse
$1.29
3
Culling Ritual
$8.97
15 Cards
$114.19
RAKDOS ARCANIST (HISAMICHI YOSHIGOE (NICKMAN))
by darthjacen
Historic
best of 3
8 mythic
39 rare
4 uncommon
7 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (4)
Instants (8)
3
Fatal Push
$8.97
3
Unholy Heat
$0.75
1
Hagra Mauling
$1.99
Sorceries (7)
4
Thoughtseize
$71.96
Artifacts (2)
Enchantments (2)
Lands (23)
2
Mountain
$0.50
2
Swamp
$0.50
2
Fabled Passage
$11.98
2
Hall of Oracles
$0.70
2
Haunted Ridge
$35.98
4
Blood Crypt
$111.96
58 Cards
$541.71
Sideboard
1
Fatal Push
$2.99
2
By Force
$1.98
4
Feed the Swarm
$1.00
2
Go Blank
$3.98
13 Cards
$20.67
GOLGARI FOOD (ZACHARY KIIHNE (ZKIIHNE))
by darthjacen
Historic
best of 3
4 mythic
29 rare
19 uncommon
8 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (13)
4
Gilded Goose
$11.96
Instants (8)
4
Fatal Push
$11.96
4
Deadly Dispute
$7.96
Sorceries (2)
1
Bone Shards
$0.25
1
Maelstrom Pulse
$1.29
Artifacts (6)
4
Witch’s Oven
$3.96
Enchantments (8)
4
Trail of Crumbs
$1.00
Lands (23)
1
Swamp
$0.25
2
Khalni Garden
$0.98
4
Blooming Marsh
$31.96
4
Darkbore Pathway
$33.96
4
Overgrown Tomb
$67.96
2
Phyrexian Tower
$29.98
60 Cards
$552.51
Sideboard
2
Graf Reaver
$0.50
4
Thoughtseize
$71.96
1
Maelstrom Pulse
$1.29
3
Culling Ritual
$8.97
15 Cards
$114.19
IZZET PHOENIX (MIKE SIGRIST (MSIGRIST83))
by darthjacen
Historic
best of 3
6 mythic
25 rare
11 uncommon
18 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (17)
3
A-Symmetry Sage
$0.00
4
Ledger Shredder
$107.96
4
Arclight Phoenix
$35.96
2
Ox of Agonas
$2.98
Instants (13)
4
Opt
$1.00
1
Spell Pierce
$0.25
4
Unholy Heat
$1.00
4
Consider
$11.96
Sorceries (9)
1
Pillar of Flame
$0.25
60 Cards
$539.99
Sideboard
2
Brazen Borrower
$43.98
1
Crackling Drake
$0.25
1
Negate
$0.25
2
Abrade
$0.50
1
Fry
$0.39
1
By Force
$0.99
15 Cards
$98.79
IZZET PHOENIX (SHOTA YASOOKA (YAYA3))
by darthjacen
Historic
best of 3
5 mythic
21 rare
13 uncommon
21 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (14)
2
Sprite Dragon
$1.38
2
Crackling Drake
$0.50
4
Arclight Phoenix
$35.96
Instants (13)
4
Opt
$1.00
1
Spell Pierce
$0.25
4
Unholy Heat
$1.00
4
Consider
$11.96
Sorceries (11)
2
Pillar of Flame
$0.50
Artifacts (1)
Lands (21)
1
Island
$0.25
2
Mountain
$0.50
4
Spirebluff Canal
$99.96
4
Steam Vents
$95.96
60 Cards
$425.16
Sideboard
1
Brazen Borrower
$21.99
1
Crackling Drake
$0.25
1
Negate
$0.25
1
Abrade
$0.25
2
Fry
$0.78
15 Cards
$176.95
SELESNYA HUMANS (SIMON NIELSEN (TOMBSIMON))
by darthjacen
Historic
best of 3
4 mythic
46 rare
1 uncommon
9 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
60 Cards
$471.16
15 Cards
$39.05
SELESNYA HUMANS (KARL SARAP (TERRIBADMTG))
by darthjacen
Historic
best of 3
4 mythic
46 rare
2 uncommon
8 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
60 Cards
$471.16
15 Cards
$39.05
RAKDOS ARCANIST (JMM (JMM))
by darthjacen
Historic
best of 3
7 mythic
43 rare
0 uncommon
8 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (2)
Instants (8)
4
Fatal Push
$11.96
4
Unholy Heat
$1.00
Sorceries (8)
4
Thoughtseize
$71.96
Artifacts (4)
Enchantments (4)
58 Cards
$612.7
15 Cards
$65.91
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izzet phoenix
vs
golgari food
vs
azorius auras
vs
rakdos arcanist
vs
azorius affinity
vs
selesnya humans
izzet phoenix
267 matches
global 43.4% [37.6%-49.4%]
-
35.0%
80 matches
55.8%
43 matches
63.2%
19 matches
33.3%
33 matches
40.9%
22 matches
izzet phoenix
267 matches
global 43.4% [37.6%-49.4%]
golgari food
206 matches
global 56.3% [49.5%-62.9%]
65.0%
80 matches
-
50.0%
28 matches
54.5%
11 matches
48.3%
29 matches
45.5%
11 matches
golgari food
206 matches
global 56.3% [49.5%-62.9%]
azorius auras
119 matches
global 41.2% [32.7%-50.2%]
44.2%
43 matches
50.0%
28 matches
-
20.0%
5 matches
42.9%
14 matches
25.0%
4 matches
azorius auras
119 matches
global 41.2% [32.7%-50.2%]
global 54.5% [41.5%-67%]
36.8%
19 matches
45.5%
11 matches
80.0%
5 matches
-
83.3%
6 matches
40.0%
5 matches
global 54.5% [41.5%-67%]
azorius affinity
110 matches
global 56.4% [47%-65.3%]
66.7%
33 matches
51.7%
29 matches
57.1%
14 matches
16.7%
6 matches
-
50.0%
2 matches
azorius affinity
110 matches
global 56.4% [47%-65.3%]
global 62.7% [49%-74.7%]
59.1%
22 matches
54.5%
11 matches
75.0%
4 matches
60.0%
5 matches
50.0%
2 matches
-
global 62.7% [49%-74.7%]
vs
izzet phoenix
vs
golgari food
vs
azorius auras
vs
rakdos arcanist
vs
azorius affinity
vs
selesnya humans

World’s Slots Locked Up:

League Players Standings
Challenger Players Standings

We’ve seen five league slots and eight challenger slots for the World Championship fully locked up by the end of day two. While there are some other slots that are likely locked up thanks to players in the top 8 live to earn a second Worlds slot, which passes down to another player, we will see more players on these lists sneak into Worlds as well. For now, we have David Ingles, Shota Yasooka, Reid Duke, Logan Nettles, and Matti Kuisma from the leagues and Simon Nielsen, Tristan Wylde-Larue, Greg Orange, Yuma Koizumi, Nathan Steuer, Julian Wellman, Jim Davis, and Drew Baker from the challenger race.


Now What?

The final World Championship slots are up for grabs along with a battle for the Streets of New Capenna set championship trophy. With this being the last event of this style of Organized Play structure with a return to the Pro Tour in 2023, we will be ending this season with a bang. Will we see repeat top finishers close out this event, a Hall of Famer, or former Player of the Year get the trophy? Will an underdog rise to take down the field or will one of the several long-time Magic Online and Grand Prix grinders elevate their legacy with a win?

There’s only one way and one place to find out! We’ll be back with more tomorrow after the top 8 rounds have completed and the trophy has been handed to a new member of Magic’s illustrious club of Set Champions! Check back in with us then, and you can also tune-in to the official live coverage over on Twitch.

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