By Niels Viaene

The Gentry Open is over, those of you that want to review a match that was played on camera can do so in the Youtube playlist featuredbelow. And for the number crunchers looking for new tech, the decklists are all posted under it. And this might be more important than in othertimes, since some of the first leaderboard events for the next season are before the rotation and thus these decks will be viable.

Verhelst, Joris

Quarterfinalist

Lands (25)
Evolving Wilds
Highland Lake
Stone Quarry
Meandering River
Mountain
Plains
Island

Rare/Mythic (4)
Fumigate
Teferi, Hero of Dominaria
Settle the Wreckage
Pull from Tomorrow

Creatures (3)
Sunscourge Champion

Other (27)
Opt
Magma Spray
Syncopate
Essence Scatter
Negate
Gideon’s Reproach
Abrade
Fight with Fire
Fiery Canonnade
Supreme Will
Cast Out
Glimmer ofGenius
Hieroglyphic Illumination
Sideboard (15)
Negate
Cancel
Unwavering Initiate
Blazing Volley
God-Pharaoh’s Faithfull
Aether Swooper
Salvager of Secrets
Forsake the Worldly
Blessed Light

Van Holsbeeck, Kristof

Quarterfinalist

 

Lands (24)
Desert of the Indomitable
Desert of the Fervent
10 Forest
Mountain

Rare/Mythic (4)
Rhonas the Indomitable
Ripjaw Raptor
Regisaur Alpha
Carnage Tyrant

Creatures (25)
Druid of the Cowl
Drover of the Mighty
Raptor Hatchling
Ravenous Daggertooth
Ranging Raptors
Frilled Deathspitter
Forerunner of the Empire
Thrash of Raptors
Raging Regisaur
Needletooth Raptor
Raging Swordtooth

Other (7)
Magma Spray
Shivan Fire
Bombard
Puncturing Blow
Sideboard (15)
Naturalize
Puncturing Blow
Magma Spray
Crushing Canopy
Frilled Deathspitter
Bombard

De Paepe, Emiel

Quarterfinalist

Lands (24)
Plains
12 Island
Meandering River
Memorial to Genius

Rare/Mythic (4)
Settle the Wreckage
Cleansing Nova
Teferi, Hero of Dominaria
Approach of the second Sun

Creatures (7)
Sailor of Means
Cloudblazer

Other (25)
Opt
Anticipate
Essence Scatter
Seal Away
Cancel
Supreme Will
Cast Out
Hieroglyphic Illumination
Ixalan’s Binding
Sideboard (15)
Slash of Talons
Spell Pierce
Compulsive Rest
Negate
Invoke the Divine
Forsake the Wordly

Van Raemdonck, Cederic

Quarterfinalist

Lands (22)
Evolving Wilds
Forest
Island
Plains
Submerged Boneyard
Swamp

Rare/Mythic (4)
Profane Procession
Muldrotha, the Gravetide
The Scarab God
Teferi, Hero of Dominaria

Creatures (14)
Dusk Legion Zealot
Gifted Aetherborn
Sailor of Means
Ravenous Chupacabra
Tatyova, Benthic Druid
Cloudblazer

Other (20)
Blink of an Eye
Essence Scatter
Fatal Push
Negate
Siren’s Ruse
Supernatural Stamina
Syncopate
Deep Freeze
Ixalan’s Binding
Golden Demise
Renegade Map
Sideboard (15)
Cancel
Duress
Forsake the Worldly
Fragmentize
Fungal Infestation
Negate
Plains

Vermeiren, Yves

Semifinalist

Lands (19)
Cinder Barrens
Mountain
Swamp

Rare/Mythic (4)
Cut//Ribbons
Hazoret the Fervent
Skysovereign, Consul Flagship
Pia Nalaar

Creatures (16)
Night Market Lookout
Inventor’s Apprentice
Aether Chaser
Weldfast Engineer

Other (21)
Shock
Inventor’s Goggles
Renegade Map
Sky Skiff
Lightning Strike
Renegade Freighter
Unlicensed Disintegration
Sideboard (15)
Inventor’s Goggles
Duress
Final Reward
Sweatworks Brawler
Destructuve Tampering
Blazing Volley

Schuer, Alan

Semifinalist

Lands (21)
21 Mountain

Rare/Mythic (4)
Bomat Courier
Chandra, Torch of Defiance
Goblin Chainwhirler
Hazoret the Fervent

Creatures (20)
Fanatical Firebrand
Ghitu Lavarunner
Viashino Pyromancer
Firebrand Archer
Ahn-Crop Crasher

Other (15)
Shock
Lightning Strike
Wizard’s Lightning
The Flame of Keld
Sideboard (15)
Act of Treason
Blazing Volley
Blur of Blades
Destructive Tampering
Open Fire
Radiating Lightning
Shatter

De Wael, Tom

Finalist

Lands (22)
Island
10 Forest
Woodland Stream

Rare/Mythic (4)
Carnage Tyrant
Bristling Hydra
Lifecrafters Bestiary
Aethersphere Harvester

Creatures (21)
Llanowar Leves
Longtusk Cub
Servant of the Conduit
Aetherstream Leopard
Vine Mare
Arborback Stomper

Other (13)
Cartouche of Knowledge
Cartouche of Strength
One with the Wind
Glimmer of Genius
Sideboard (15)
Naturalize
Negate
Ambuscade
Dive Down

De Quick, Sander

Champion

Lands (25)
Mountain
Island
Swamp
Evolving Wilds
Submerged Boneyard
Cinder Barrens

Rare/Mythic (4)
Liliana, Death’s Majesty
The Scarab God
Nicol Bolas, the Ravager
Hostage Taker

Creatures (15)
Gifted Aetherborn
Dusk Legion Zealot
Ravenous Chupacabra
Skyscanner
Sailor of Means

Other (16)
Eldest Reborn
Supreme Will
Golden Demise
Essence Scatter
Siren’s Ruse
Blink of an Eye
Fatal Push
Sideboard (15)
Plains
Negate
Essence Scatter
Duress
Fungal Infection
Final Reward
Forsake the Worldly
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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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