02 May 2020 | Saturday Night Swiss Tournament Report

By: Horatius

First ever set of Saturday Swisses was played last night. 44 Players joined into 3 flights of gameplay–1×16 player swiss and 2×14 player swisses. The Gladiator format stills seems wide open: a huge array of decks joined the fight covering every archetype and color (…and then some–shoutout to Griff-dog who brought a Dance of the Manse combo deck that went 0-4 but won the entertainment factor of the night).

This diversity was also seen in the top lists. Aggro, Tempo, Midrange, Control, Ramp, and Combo are all present in the top 25% of decks from the night.

The following 13 decks had winning records:

Flight 1:

 Narwhalrus  Temur Ramp  4-0 

 Dwaginz  Mardu Shonen  3-1 

 DarkRider  Esper Control  3-1 

 Thaige  Gladiator Stompy  3-1 

Flight 2:

 Swankishdank  Gruul Aggro  4-0 

 Irishlawyer  Izzet Tempo  3-1 

 MuddyMundo  Jeska Aggro  3-1 

 Samsoni1  4C Blood  3-1 

Flight 3:

 Tregelen  Mardu Control  4-0 

 Archermaster24  Bant Nexus  3-1 

 DeBugg  Mono Red Aggro  3-1 

 JimJambo  5C Gruul  3-1 

 Nlght  UG Ramp  3-1 

Clearly there is still a home for almost any deck, so bust out your thinking caps and bring your spiciest lists!

We hope to repeat this event in the future. More gameplay and tournaments are always a plus. Keep an eye out for more unofficial and impromptu Saturday Swisses. Maybe You can solve the format!

Additional decklists:

Monowog  Gladiator Fires  2-2 

 Pearogative  Dimir Flash  2-2 

 croisvoix  Izzet Blitz  2-2 

 Juniper  Butterfly In Jeskai  2-2 

 MrPrototype  4-Colour Black  2-2 

 TheMuskrat  Jund Midrange  2-2 

 JRandomHacker  BG Control  2-2 

 K1Lnice  Abzan Reanimator  2-2 

 HyperMizutsune  Mono Green  2-2 

 Kyir  Jersey Dumptruck  1-3 

 HalfshellHer0  Jeskai Spells  1-3 

 Gryphon  Abzan Undertaker  1-3 

 Denthrass  Esper Control  1-3 

 Statist42  Jeskai Control  1-3 

 LargestLad  Bant Ramp  1-3 

 cdgentry1  Mardu Aggristocrats  1-3 

 RIP_Enrico  Gladiator Not-F2P Jund  0-4 

 AubieMan  Abzan Rean Shenanigan  0-4 

 Griff-dog  U/W Manse  0-4 

 jon81  Gladiator Esper Control  Technical issues (Drop) 

 Squirrel Lord  Gladiator – Song of Old  (drop) 

 HeWhoHasCake  Mono Black Flexrange  Dropped  https://archidekt.com/decks/537753#Tourney_Mono_Black

 Katnissbot  Mardu Aristocrats  Dropped  https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/2980228#paper