The Monday Night Magic season 3 opener suffered a little bit of a Championship Hangover, as we saw only 11 players answer the bell for the night. The day’s Banned & Restricted update, which Brennan Grandey wrote about, sent shockwaves through the MNM meta, and everybody brought a fresh deck to opening night.
But after four rounds, it was Brennan who came home with the 4-0 and bragging rights to the first pod win of the August/September season. Mike Mucciolo took 1 loss to end at 3-1 and rookie contender Matthew “Righteous Ranger” Lee lead the field of 2-2’s ahead of Manuel “Nuncho” Lanceta and Paul “Plague” Miles.
In the 8pm, it was the silent but deadly Shawn “PDawg” Montgomery taking a heavy mono-red aggro build to the 12 point take down. Rookie contender Marley Lawrence came in second with a 3-1, taking their only loss to PDawg in round 3 via an AFK. A four-way tie in the 2-2’s saw David Headley, Mucciolo, Grandey and Jonah Hagan all scoring 6 points in the night cap.
Monday Night Magic is off until next Monday, but check the schedule for our community run Brawl, Historic Pauper and Historic leagues.