Fifth round of Circuito Legacy Catarinense was played in Joinville, at O Principado store, at Sunday 18th, and put 41 players together. After six rounds, eight different decks moved into playoffs, showing the diversity and balance of power in this event. At the end of the day, the great champion was Lenon Furtado, playing BUG Leovold, who defeated Andreas Moser’s eldrazis.
41 players fighting for glory, fortune and fame at O Principado – The champion has taken home a Jace, the Mind Sculptor, a Liliana of the Veil and a Verdant Catacombs. For second place, Moser got a playset of Show and Tell, a Stoneforge Mystic and a Umezawa’s Jitte. The tournament was covered, in Twitch, by Guma Noob. For those who want to watch the nine rounds played on feature match, they are already there.
With half of Santa Catarina’s season accomplished, the ranking is led by Marcos Morelli, with Andreas Moser in second place, José Zilli Jr. in third place and Alex Wehrmeister, the “X”, in fourth place. After 10 rounds there will be an invitational for the best 16 players of this year.
The champion played another deck – Lenon said he couldn’t follow GP Las Vegas, but looking into the top16 he almost chose to play Grixis Delver. “Fortunately I didn’t have time to change the deck”, he said. After the ban of Sensei’s Divining Top, the winner sees this large number of decks with Delver of Secrets as a normal thing. “I think this is the first step. Delver decks, in general, have chances against all other decks in the format, which makes it a solid choice for a tournament where the metagame is still open”. And, besides the name of the deck, Leovold, Emissary of Trest, is not an special piece. “He entered at the last minute, in this list he is just another good creature. The deck doesn’t play around him, like in other versions”, explains. “With less Swords to Plowshares in the format, Tarmogoyf will be strong again”, he said.
Lenon had some very tight matchups, but it was his day. Even when his delver didn’t flip after seven or eight rounds, he managed to win. And when he was helpless, against Manaless Dredge, he just drew a Wasteland that saved his life. “In the first game of the quarter-finals, against Morelli’s Eldrazi and Taxes, I was in a very difficult situation, far behind on the board… But two good draws in a row gave me the victory”.
Second place, smiling physiotherapy’s student and MTGO grinder, Lenon, from Floripanópolis, plays several formats and studies the game deeply. Member of the Bullogs Gaming, he explains that belonging to a team helps with the training. And that’s how he started in Legacy, training and talking to friends about decks and rules. “When I got into Legacy, one thing that helped a lot was training at Paulo de Tarso and Michelle’s house. Legacy is the kind of format in which you must have a huge knowledge of the metagame and, above all, about your own deck”, he said.
Lenon started to play in 2004, when he was at High School, then stopped and came back two years later. The one who has brought him into this world was Luciano Guma, the man behind the coverage works in Santa Catarina. “I started to play the FNM’s and never stopped”, remembers him, who’s now a lvl 1 judge. To him, being judge helps to avoid dumb mistakes, in general due to not knowing the rules and interactions in Legacy. MTGO it’s an important tool, because allows the player, from his house, to face professionals. “On daily events, when I played Standard on MOL, it was quite normal to face Pro Tour players. It helps you to get better”.
You can see here the decklists from the Top8 of the fifth round of Circuito Catarinense de Legacy. The next round is scheduled to July 17th, in Itajaí, at Blackout Card Games.