If you read Frank Karsten's metagame preview article, then you already got some idea of what to expect from Standard this weekend. Of course, players have continued to work on their deck selection and the metagame has settled some more in the time since Frank's data collection.
Now we have the Players Tour Online 1 decklists that 195 highly qualified players chose to run this weekend:
It really didn't come as any surprise that Temur Reclamation took the top spot. What could count as a surprise, though, is just how big of a metagame share Reclamation claimed. 40% is up there with the most dominant Standard decks of all time.
It's also not much of a surprise that Jund Sacrifice came in second here. Although many had speculated that Mono-Red Aggro might be a good choice to outrace the Reclamation combo deck, it fell somewhat short of expectations. Meanwhile, Bant and in particular Sultai Ramp picked up steam. Other former favorites lost almost all of their followers...
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Five singletons comprised the "Others" category: Simic Mutate, Izzet Burn, Grixis Sacrifice, Four-Color Winota, and Four-Color Control.
Overall, the metagame breakdown itself didn't reveal any new breakout deck. However, the results throughout the weekend may yet provide some major news. And as always, devils lurk in the details. There's always additional technology being developed and worth reporting. For example, the 195 lists contained no fewer than 37 main-deck copies of
The famous Czech/Slovak contingent of Martin Jůza, Ondřej Stráský (both MPL), Stanislav Cifka (Rivals), and Ivan Floch (champion of Pro Tour Magic 2015) all registered a list that eschewed the usual
Ivan Floch was of course his usual calm self, favoring understatement over big sweeping declarations. "I think we have a well-tuned deck, but you can't say we broke it if we play the number one archetype." He also admitted that he wasn't in love with four copies of
Either way, we live in Reclamation land now. The most played cards across all registered decks were: