Earlier this week Oko, Thief of Crowns was banned in Standard. So of course the Planeswalker was part of a deck that won a Modern Grand Prix.
Grand Prix Columbus
The Grand Prix at MagicFest Columbus featured the Modern constructed format. While Standard and Pioneer have been getting a lot of press as of late, Modern is a beloved format and players poured into Ohio in an attempt to earn an invitation to the first Players Tour Finals. Sultai Urza was the most popular deck on Day One with just over 10% of the metagame. The archetype increased its share on Day Two, bumping up to over 13%.
It was also the deck that won the tournament. Brian Coval squeked into the Top 8 as the eighth seed – with three losses – and proceeded to run roughshod over the elimination rounds. The former North American Vintage Champion did not drop a game in the Top 8 and for his troubles he gets to add another trophy to his mantle.
Brian Coval’s Sultai Urza
Winner, Grand Prix Columbus
4 Snow-Covered Island 1 Snow-Covered Forest 2 Breeding Pool 2 Flooded Strand 4 Misty Rainforest 2 Mystic Sanctuary 2 Polluted Delta 2 Scalding Tarn 1 Watery Grave 4 Emry, Lurker of the Loch 4 Gilded Goose 4 Urza, Lord High Artificer 3 Karn, the Great Creator 4 Oko, Thief of Crowns 2 Cryptic Command 2 Metallic Rebuke 4 Arcum's Astrolabe 3 Engineered Explosives 1 Everflowing Chalice 4 Mishra's Bauble 4 Mox Opal 1 Witching Well Sideboard 2 Assassin's Trophy 2 Drown in the Loch 2 Thoughtseize 2 Fatal Push 1 Mycosynth Lattice 1 Ensnaring Bridge 3 Damping Sphere 1 Pithing Needle 1 Tormod's Crypt