A Huge Weekend for Team BCW in Indy!

Team BCW started the weekend with a BCW Challenge, hosted by Game Time Indy on Friday, Feb. 16th. Team members Todd Stevens, Brennan DeCandio, Ross Merriam, and Jim Davis, took on 44 players in one of the largest Challenge events to date. The first 36 players in the BCW Challenge were given a pack of Elite Deck Guards, with the new mulberry color Elites in high demand.

BCW Challenge at Game Time Indy

On Saturday, Team BCW competed in the Star City Games Indy Open. This was the largest SCG Open in history with 1,060 players competing for a shot at the ultimate prize. It would take a record of 7-2 or better to make Day Two and three Team BCW members got there! Ross and Brennan advanced with a record of 8-1, while Jim advanced with a 7-2 record. Todd just missed Day Two with a record of 6-3. Not to worry Value Town fans, we will see more of Todd on the SCG Standard Classic on Sunday.

Going into Sunday, both Jim and Brennan looked good to make the Final 8. Then the pairing for Round 15 pitted Jim against teammate Brennan. Good news is one of them would make Top 8, but the bad news is one of them would be out of the Open. Brennan playing Grixis Death’s Shadow would take the round winning 2-1 against Jim on B/G Tron. Brennan would navigate his way once again to the Open finals, and in stunning fashion he won the largest Modern Open!

Brennan receiving his SCG Indy Open trophy from Nick Miller

As for Mr. Value Town, Todd made some noise in standard. He went 6-0-2 for the Swiss rounds of the Classic. Todd piloted his take on U/B Control only dropping 2 games. He would go on to win the Standard Classic bringing home the hardware as well.

Team BCW members (left to right) Ross Merriam, Todd Stevens, Brennan DeCandio, Jim Davis, and Team Manager Rick Kivett

How will Jace TMS and Bloodbraid Elf change the Modern format? Make sure to tune into Team BCW members’ Twitch streams over the next few weeks to watch and learn as they test the new Modern format and continue to push the Standard format. Follow each team member on Twitter for updates on when they go live, and follow Team BCW for updates on the BCW Challenge events. If you are in the Worcester area before #SCGWOR, please join us at TJ Collectibles on Friday, March 2nd for our next BCW Challenge.


Team BCW Gets Rolling with FNM Event and SCG Open in Columbus

With the first weekend of the 2018 Star City Games Open Series in the books, here’s how Team BCW fared:

Comic Town in Columbus hosted the first BCW Challenge during FNM on January 5th. Comic Town players challenged Team BCW members Ross Merriam, The Tannon Grace, and Brennan DeCandio to a single game of Magic. Thirty-three people took the challenge, with 8 people walking away with a victory and receiving a special prize, and all 33 people who played walked away with a pack of BCW Elite Deck Guards. The event was fun for both players and the team, with lots of laughs and great games from Standard, Modern, and Legacy.

Team BCW members at Comic Town in Columbus, OH

As for Saturday at the SCG Tour, the team started off strong with Todd Stevens playing his U/B Processor deck. If you missed it, Todd made a statement via Twitter that if he reached over 100 Twitch subscribers during his Christmas day stream, he would play U/B Processor at the first Open in 2018, and true to his word he played it in the open. Brennan Decandio played his Green Devotion deck that he has been working on and streaming for several weeks. Jim Davis played G/B Tron and he has also been streaming that deck for several weeks. The Tannon Grace took a shot at Grixis Death Shadow for this Open. Ross Merriam was the only team member to make day two and was running his take on Dredge. Ross finished day 1 with a record of 8-1.

Sunday Ross ran into some rough match ups on day two and finished the day in 59th place. Ross stated that he liked his build of Dredge because it was good versus the creature heavy decks. As for the rest of the team, Todd played in the Modern Classic with Bant Eldrazi and Brennan, Jim, and Tannon decided to take their shot at the Legacy Classic. Brennan finished the Legacy Classic in 32nd place with the rest of the team finishing outside of prizes.

The next Open is January 20th and 21st in Fort Worth, Texas, and we will have a BCW Challenge event held at Madness Comics and Games in Plano TX. If you plan on attending the Open, come hang out with the team Friday night. Follow us on Twitter at @Team_BCW for all the updates and fun.