February 2014 Banned & Restricted Update – Deathrite Shaman Banned, Wild Nacatl & Bitterblossom Unbanned in Modern

The DCI has announced their quarterly updates to the Banned and Restricted lists today, and Deathrite Shaman has been Banned in Modern, while Bitterblossom and Wild Nacatl have been Unbanned in Modern! There are no changes in any other format.

Modern
Deathrite Shaman is Banned.
Bitterblossom is Unbanned.
Wild Nacatl is Unbanned.

Standard, Extended, Legacy, Vintage, Block Constructed
No changes.

GP Brisbane Vintage Side Event Top 8 Decklists

Courtesy of our friend Joshua Butler (@VintageFamilar) we bring you the Top 8 decklists and wrap-up from the GP Brisbane Vintage Side Event (sanctioned!).

“GP Brisbane was a blast and it would not have been complete without a touch of Sanctioned Vintage. In the end, we had 25 brave souls, powered up and ready to battle make their way into the hall to find out who would remain standing in the end. Five very interesting rounds ensued with what could have been a feature match, both due to the calibre of players and the decks involved. Overall this event was great and we had a heap of people watching from the sidelines.

At the end of the Swiss, it was the BUG Fish deck (BUG Fish won the previous Australian Vintage event) who would be on the play for the entire top 8. Unfortunately for our BUG player, he fell in the Semi’s to our eventual second place player. At the end of the day it was Robert Bartlet, running BC Stax who reigned supreme over the other 24 players taking home. Robert was also notable as the only player running Workshops in this event. Robert left the venue with a foil Rare/Mythic Theros Sheet.”

Ovino 8 2013 Legacy Top 16 Decklists and Standings

The huge annual Ovino tournaments were recently held, and 407 people duked it out for a studly prize pool in Milan (Italy) on September 28 2013. Vladimir Padve (UR Delver) bested Ilya Sherbakov (Dark Depths Maverick) in the finals.

We are proud to bring you the Top 16 decklists from the Ovino 8 2013 Legacytournament, as well as the complete final standings.

Ovino 8 2013 Vintage Top 8 Decklists and Standings

One of the largest Vintage tournaments of the year was recently held in Milan (Italy) on September 29 2013, and 150 player came out to battle for a deep prize pool and accompanying glory. Daniel Scherer (Grixis Control) defeated Alexey Isupov (Grixis Control) after surviving a Top 8 filled with 7 blue decks and 1 Dredge deck.

We are proud to bring you the Top 8 decklists from the Ovino 8 2013 Vintage tournament, as well as the complete final standings.