By Niels Viaene

The Gentry Invitational was held on February 25th, allowing some of the best performing players we have in our community to battle it out on camera to claim the first bye for the upcoming Gentry Open which will be held on April 8th. That yielded the bracket you can see below.

 

Aron won his slot with his win at the previous Open.

Dries and Ronny came from the St Niklaas leaderboard.

Quinten grabbed his slot through the Bredene Leaderboard.

Frederik, Thijs and Jelle locked in through the Outpost Gent leaderboard.

And finally, since Jelle was already qualified through the Outpost board, Ian, as the runner up secured a slot through the World end’s Comic Leaderboard.

Please find all coverage and decklists below. The lists are also available here: http://decks.gentrymagic.com/new_decks

Dries’ UG Merfolk/Explore

Creatures (25)
Herald of Secret Streams
Jade Bearer
Jadelight Ranger
Merfolk Branchwalker
Merfolk Mistbinder
Siren Lookout
Tishana’s Wayfinder
Wildgrowth Walker

Instants (7)
River Heralds’ Boon
Unsummon

Enchantments (4)
Cartouche of Knowledge
Hadana’s Climb

Sorceries (3)
Enter the Unknown

Artifacts (1)
Aethersphere Harvester
Lands (20)
10 Forest
Island
Woodland Stream

Sideboard (15)
Ambuscade
Dive Down
Jade Guardian
Naturalize
Negate

Ian’s Scarab Army

Creatures (22)
deadeye brawler
dusk legion zealot
gifted aetherborn
gonti, lord of luxury
hostage taker
kitesail freebooter
ravenous chupacabra
sailor of means
siren lookout
twilight prophet
The scarab god

Instants (14)
consign // oblivion
essence scatter
fatal push
hieroglyphic illumination
siren’s ruse
supernatural stamina

Enchantments (1)
cartouche of knowledge

Land (23)
swamp
submerged boneyard
island
evolving wilds
Sideboard (15)
duress
secrets of the golden city
cancel
essence scatter
final reward
forsake the worldly
plains
moment of craving
negate

Frederik VS Quinten

Frederik’s UW Monument

Creatures (24)
Cloudblazer
Aven Wind Guide
Aviary Mechanic
Gust Walker
Angel of Sanctions
Legion Conquistador
Angel of Condemnation
Angel of Invention
Fairgrounds Warden
Regal Caracal

instants (6)
Opt
Essence Scatter

Enchantments (3)
Trial of Solidarity
Cast Out

Artifacts (4)
Oketra’s Monument
Lands (23)
Meandering River
12 Plains
Island
Desert of the Mindful

Sideboard (15)
Glint-Sleeve Artisan
Dawnfeather Eagle
Compulsory Rest
Squire’s Devotion
Negate
Forsake the Worldly
Essence Scatter
Sandblast
Fragmentize

 

Quinten’s UB Control

Creatures (12)
Gifted Aetherborn
Hostage Taker
Noxious Gearhulk
Ravenous Chupacabra
Riverwise Augur

instants (17)
Essence Scatter
Fatal Push
Opt
Supernatural Stamina
Supreme Will

Enchantments (1)
Search for Azcanta

Sorceries (4)
Duress
River’s Rebuke

Artifacts (4)
Renegade Map
Lands (22)
10 Swamp
Island
Evolving Wilds

Sideboard (15)
Aether Poisoner
Dive Down
Duress
Final Reward
Negate
Scarab Feast
Spell Pierce
Trespasser’s Curse
Universal Solvent

 

Aron VS Thijs

Aron’s Esper ‘Enter the Battlefield’

Creatures (27)
Dusk Legion Zealot
Countless Gears Renegade
Sunscourge Champion
Vizier of Deferment
Sailor of Means
Vizier of Many faces
Gonti, Lord of Luxury
Ravenous Chupacabra
Restoration Gearsmith
Hostage Taker
Cloudblazer
The Scarab God

instants (4)
Supernatural Stamina

Enchantments (2)
Cast Out

Sorceries (0)

Artifacts (6)
Renegade Map
Prophetic Prism
Lands (21)
Forsaken Sanctuary
Island
Meandering River
Plains
Submerged Boneyard
Swamp

Sideboard (15)
Wander in Death
Aegis Automaton
Countless Gears Renegade
Fragmentize
Compulsory Rest
Duress
Negate
Forsake the Worldly
Aviary Mechanic

Thijs’ Monowhite Monument

Creatures (29)
Snubhorn Sentry
Fan Bearer
Glory-Bound Initiate
Adanto Vanguard
Gust Walker
Aviary Mechanic
Legion Conquistador
Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle
Fairgrounds Warden
Angel of Invention
Dawnfeather Eagle

instants (2)
Impeccable Timing

Enchantments (3)
Legion’s Landing
Cast Out

Artifacts (4)
Oketra’s Monument
Lands (22)
Shefet Dunes
Sunscorched Desert
16 Plains

Sideboard (15)
Cleansing Ray
Fragmentize
Revoke Privileges
Impeccable Timing
Anointer Priest
Paladin of the Bloodstained

Ronny VS Jelle

Ronny’s BR Pirates

Creatures (27)
Captain lannery storm
Kari zev, Skyship Raider
Fathom fleet captain
dire fleet captain
dire fleet neckbreaker
fanatical firebrand
headstrong brute
forerunner of the coalition
kitesail freebooter
dire fleet hoarder
grasping scoundrel

instants (9)
buccaneer’s bravado
sure strike
fiery cannonade
destructive tampering

Enchantments (0)

Sorceries (2)
Insult // injury
renegade tactics
Lands (22)
10 mountain
10 swamp
evolving wilds

Sideboard (15)
impale
moment of craving
duress
bombard
cartouche of zeal
destructive tampering
blazing volley

Jelle’s Esper ‘Enter the Battlefield’

Creatures (19)
Dusk Legion Zealot
Sailor of Means
Cloudblazer
Sunscourge Champion
The Scarab God
Vizier of Many Faces
Gonti, Lord of Luxury
Angel of Sanctions

instants (12)
Spell Pierce
Essence Scatter
Hieroglyphic Illumination
Fatal Push

Enchantments (2)
Cast Out

Sorceries (2)
Golden Demise
Lands (25)
Submerged Boneyard
Forsaken Sanctuary
Meandering River
Evolving Wilds
Island
Swamp
Plains

Sideboard (15)
Moment of Craving
Forsake the Worldly
Fragmentize
Negate
Essence Scatter
Duress
Final Reward
Dark Inquiry

Semifinal: Ian VS Frederik

Semifinal: Jelle VS Thijs

Unfortunately there was insufficient footage of this match available after the technical issues we had.

Final: Thijs VS Frederik

We managed to save enough of the coverage to present gane 2 and 3 to you. We are very sorry to report the video quality is lower but at least the audio has no annoying sounds and I learned to breathe less into my microphone.

I hope you enjoyed the coverage and are looking forwar to the Gentry Open already!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Niels Viaene came into contact with Magic first through the Kazz & Zakk starter set in 1996, but it wouldn’t be until 2000, around the time Prophecy came out that he actually started playing magic thanks to his nephew. Niels’ Magic career has been a roller coaster up to now, including Grand Prix Paris 2009 top 8, Pro Tour San Diego 2010 top 8, becoming a L3 Magic Judge in 2015 and managing the community effort that is the League of New and Beginning Magic: the Gathering Players, the birthing ground for Gentry since 2012. All this comes from a deep love for the game that is far from diminishing.

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