Andrea Mengucci enter the story of Magic The Gathering winning the first Mythic Invitational of the digital age.

The Italian player, already known in the professional paper circuit, won the tournament held in Boston during the Pax East last weekend. In addition to the eternal glory, Mengucci brings home a nice prize of $ 250.000.

Very particular the format used during this tournament called Duo Standard.

Each player was asked to bring two legal decks for the Standard format (potentially one could also carry two identical decks), without sideboard except for a set of cards that could be selected from particular spells such as Mastermind's Acquisition.

The games took place this way:

Game 1: deck selection and who goes first randomly.

Game 2: use of the second deck and some who did not start the 1 game.

Game 3: the player chooses which deck to play with and who starts is chosen randomly.

Mengucci has chosen two archetypes at the extremes, a control and an aggro, probably to have more choice in possible 3 games. But let's see the lists.

. (15)
1 Cleansing Nova (M19) 9
1 Clear the Mind (RNA) 34
1 Demystify (XLN) 8
1 Devious Cover-Up (GRN) 35
1 Duress (M19) 94
1 Ethereal Absolution (RNA) 170
1 Healing Grace (DAR) 20
1 Ixalan's Binding (XLN) 17
1 Lyra Dawnbringer (DAR) 26
1 Mass Manipulation (RNA) 42
1 Nezahal, Primal Tide (RIX) 45
1 Sanguine Sacrament (XLN) 33
1 Sorcerous Spyglass (XLN) 248
1 The Mirari Conjecture (DAR) 57
1 Unmoored Ego (GRN) 212

As you can see Mengucci did not miss the possibility in this fairly classic Esper Control to exploit the potential of Mastermind's Acquisition.

4 Benalish Marshal (DAR) 6
4 Dauntless Bodyguard (DAR) 14
2 Rustwing Falcon (M19) 36
4 Skymarcher Aspirant (RIX) 21
4 Snubhorn Sentry (RIX) 23
4 Tithe Taker (RNA) 27
4 Venerated Loxodon (GRN) 30
3 Unbreakable Formation (RNA) 29
3 Conclave Tribunal (GRN) 6
4 History of Benalia (DAR) 21
4 Legion's Landing (XLN) 22
20 Plains (GRN) 260

Here too we have a decklist of WW very solid, with the beauty of 3 Unbreakable Formation, fundamental card both in the closing phase of the game and as a “counter” for any Mass Removal.

And here is the video of the final, finished with a dry 2 at 0 for the Italian champion.

Once again congratulations to Andrea Mengucci!