SCG Tour Online Season One Championship Decklists and Metagame

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The SCG Tour Online is a new tournament series played on Magic: The Gathering Arena, in which players from around the world will compete for Star City Games store credit and cash prizes! All SCG Tour Online events will be administered by our Star City Games Organized Play team using MTGMelee’s top-rated online event software.

The SCG Tour Online Seasonal Championship is an invitation-only event that awards a total of $25,000 USD in prizes to top finishers. Players that have earned a minimum of 100 SCG Online Points in the SCG Tour Online 2020 Season One were eligible to participate. Season One Championship held 80 top-level players, including the big names like Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa, Brad Nelson and Autumn Burchett among others.

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Metagame

Almost the third of the tournament participants have registered Temur Reclamation lists. When you add Four-Color Reclamation into the equation, the Wilderness Rec variants amount to over 40% of the meta in the SCG Tour Online Season One Championship. 4 Temur Reclamation decks and a single Four-Color build have made it into the top 8.

Yuuki Ichikawa has piloted his Temur Reclamation build to the top finish. His list was heavily tuned to beat the mirror and control matchups, making almost no concessions to aggro in the maindeck. Ichikawa went with a total of 7 counterspells in the 60 cards: 4 Mystical Dispute, 3 Negate, and that if we’re not accounting for 4 Expansion that can double up as countermagic as well. His decks runs no sweepers like Storm’s Wrath – even out of the sideboard. The plan to deal with the early onslaught of creatures includes 4 copies of Bonecrusher Giant and 2 Scorching Dragonfires, with Elder Gargaroth as an ultimate aggro hoser.

Still, despite that lack of aggro tech, Ichikawa managed to beat Mono Red Aggro list of Robert McKee in the finals. It was crucial that Temur did stole the pre-sideboarded game 1 on the draw where the deck was massively unfavoured, using Blast Zone to sweep McKee’s board. Mono Red retaliated, and the match eventually went to game 3, where Ichikawa shut the door on McKee with Elder Gargaroth.

The 3rd and 4th place respectively went to Nam Dang’s Four-Color Reclamation, and Noam Zimet’s Bant Ramp. 4C Rec deck runs 3 Teferi, Time Raveler to help shut down Wilderness Reclamation/Explosion combo, and it also has access to 3 copies of Solar Blaze out of the sideboard to deal with creature-heavy boards. Kenrith, the Returned King is another popular tech in the archetype that both hoses aggro and presents an offensive threat in matchups where you want to be proactive.

Noam Zimet’s Bant Ramp deck went greedy on a full playsets of Nissa and Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath – forfeiting the popular Jolrael, Mwonvuli Recluse build-around as a result. Two Brazen Borrowers maindeck and another one from the sideboard are exceptionally effective against Wilderness Reclamation. A somewhat funny inclusion is a single copy of a Core M21 common Valorous Steed in the sideboard.

Here’s a statistical breakdown off all the popular archetypes and their performance in SCG Tour Online Season One Championship:

Archetype Name# of Decks% of FieldWin Rate %
Temur Reclamation2531.25%56.0748%
Bant Ramp1215%50%
Four-color Reclamation810%51.0638%
Mono-R Aggro67.5%51.2821%
Azorius Control45%25%
Mono-B Aggro33.75%42.1053%
Azorius Yorion Control33.75%60%
Rakdos Sacrifice22.5%57.1429%

Decklists

Here are the final standings and the top 16 decklists from the tournament. Additionally you can find all the decks and complete stats using the link below:

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