With his first Invitational Top Eight now in the bag, Gerard Fabiano looks back at the decks he played and the Legacy format as a whole - and then looks forward to a new Standard thanks to Battle for Zendikar!
Tom "The Boss" Ross has had a long string of great finishes at the Invitational, and he came prepared to Infect his opponents this past weekend at the Season Three Invitational in Somerset. But not everything went as planned...
With the Season Three Invitational in the books, Todd looks back at the decisions that brought him there - and at the broader state of Magic as a whole, both real-life and digital, to see where improvements are necessary if Magic is to thrive.
Experimenting with different cards in different formats is how we find new decks. As important as it is to remember to polish your experiments into fully-crafted decks before taking them to a major competition, remember this as well: nothing ventured, nothing gained.
GerryT and two friends played Grixis Control to a combined 24-5 record in the Legacy portion of the Season Three Invitational, and as far as he's concerned he's found the best deck to play in all of Legacy!
It's been a while since we've seen Mono-Red do well in Standard, but new additions to compensate for the changes to the rest of the format might offer the deck a new lease on life now that the metagame is not fixated solely on attacking it out of existence.
While Anthony had high hopes for the Season Three Invitational and took some big risks in order to try and capitalize on the state of the Legacy format, there are lessons to be learned even when things don't quite go your way - and those lessons can thankfully be shared.
Brad and Tom prepare for the Season Three Invitational by testing one of Standard's most pivotal matchups, current "Best Deck" Abzan Aggro and its critical predator, Bant Heroic.
Join BBD and CVM as they test for the Season Three Invitational, bringing back the red beatdown machine and testing the greed level of G/R Dragons by splashing two other colors just to pump up the power level!
While Adrian Sullivan won't be at the Season Three Invitational this weekend, he's highly invested in seeing how Legacy plays out at that event - join him as looks at where the format stands after the last few major tournaments to see where it might be going at the #SCGINVI!
Cedric Phillips sits down with Patrick "PSulli" Sullivan to chat about the results of #SCGCHAR, prepare themselves for the Season Three #SCGINVI, and recount a memorable hotel experience.
Ross Merriam takes a look at his weekend playing Standard at the WMCQ as well as some Legacy on the side as he prepares for the Season Three Invitational this weekend!
Challenging your base assumptions about a format can be difficult, especially when you've been winning regularly. But Todd Anderson has noticed a distinct headwind between him and success with Bant Heroic, so he's aiming to shake it up for the Season Three Invitational!
Standard is a hard nut to crack these days because it keeps changing every time you think you've got it pinned down, but The Boss has some top choices to bring to the Season Three Invitational and take home another trophy!
As Jim Davis prepares for the Season Three Invitational, he looks back at some of Standard's top decks from just a few months ago to see if they might be positioned to reclaim some of their former glory this weekend.
Standard is proving to be about the most dynamic it has ever been these days, so BBD and Brad Nelson know better than to rest on their laurels when there is a metagame that needs crushing. Check out their latest efforts as they prepare for the Season Three Invitational!
What is the next step in Hangarback Walker's evolution? That next step is likely also the next evolution for the Standard format as a whole, and that is an important question ahead of both Worlds and the Season Three Invitational this weekend!
Abzan Aggro was top dog at the last major event, but Standard has proven to be very dynamic and we can't be sure there is more metagame shifting yet to come. As the current best deck, what can we do to prepare for those changes and still thrive?