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The first main tournament of Poro Tour season 2020 was played on Saturday 29 of February and the format was Modern. 102 players showed up to compete for the trophy, store credits, and the precious poro points for the season.

Tommi Heikinniemi took the tournament down with his Blue-White Stoneblade deck, featuring 4 Stoneforge Mystics along with 8 of the most versatile flash creatures in Spell Queller and Snapcaster Mage. You can find the updated poro point standing from here

 

 Poro Tour Modern #1 Metagame 
4C Death's Shadow 1Eldrazi Tron 4Knightfall 1
Ad Nauseam 1Electro End 1Mardu Elementals 1
Amulet Titan 4Elves 1Mono-G Tron 6
As Foretold 1Golgari Sacrifice 1Mono-R Blitz 4
Bant Infect 1Golgari Traverse 1Neoform 1
Bant Snow Control 2Goryo's Obzedat 1Selesnya Field 1
Bant Snowblade 3GR Eldrazi 1Sultai Uro 1
Bant Spirits 1GR Midrange 1Titanshift 2
BG Tron 1GR Ponza 1UB Whirza 2
Blue Moon 3Grixis Control 1UG Infect 2
Bogles 3Grixis Death's Shadow 3UG Uroza 1
Boros Burn 5Grixis Kiln Fiend 1Underworld Ascension 2
BR Midrange 1Grixis Whirza 1UR Aggro 1
BR Skelemental 2Heliod Company 3UR Breach 1
BUG Death's Shadow 2Humans 2UR Storm 1
BUG Uroza 1Jeskai Breach 1UW Control 3
Dredge 5Jeskai Stoneblade 1UW Stoneblade 2
DredgeVine 1Jeskari Control 2UW Tallowisp 1
 Jund 6 
 Jund Death's Shadow 2 

 

 The most played archetypes were: 

  • Mono-G Tron 6
  • Jund 6
  • Dredge 5
  • Boros Burn 5
  • Amulet Titan 4
  • Eldrazi Tron 4 
  • Mono-R Blitz 4
  • UW Control 3 
  • Heliod Company 3
  • Grixis Death's Shadow 3 
  • Bant Snowblade 3 
  • Blue Moon 3 
  • Bogles 3

 

Top 8 Player Profiles & Decklists

 

 Tommi Heikinniemi - Azorius Stoneblade 1st  
 Creature (12) Sideboard
4Snapcaster Mage2Ashiok, Dream Render
4Stoneforge Mystic2Kor Firewalker
4Spell Queller2Mystical Dispute
 Artifacts (2)2Rest in Peace
1Batterskull2Timely Reinforcements
1Sword of Feast and Famine2Winds of Abandon
 Planeswalker (5)3Ceremonious Rejection
3Teferi, Time Raveler  
2Jace, the Mind Sculptor  
 Instant (17)  
4Opt  
4Path to Exile  
3Force of Negation  
2Cryptic Command  
2Mana Leak  
2Spell Snare  
 Land (24)  
6Island  
2Plains  
1Mystic Sanctuary  
1Polluted Delta  
2Hallowed Fountain  
2Glacial Fortress  
4Flooded Strand  
4Field of Ruin  
2Celestial Colonnade  

 

Tommi Heikinniemi

Age: 38

Profession / what are you doing? Library aunt and some poker on the side.

Home town: Pori

What is the best memory/highlight of your Magic gaming career? My career is just ahead.

Which deck did you play, why? UW Control/Blade. The deck seemed to have good answers and sideboard options.

Which card(s) performed best in the deck today? Spell Snare and Stoneforge Mystic

Who wins today (if not you)?Hard to tell. Probably the best player of the tournament.

 

 Sakari Dammert - Mono-Green Tron 2nd  
 Creature (9) Sideboard
3Wurmcoil Engine1Warping Wail
2Walking Ballista1Sorcerous Spyglass
2Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger2Spatial Contortion
1World Breaker1Dismember
1Thragtusk2Grafdigger's Cage
 Planeswalker (6)3Nature's Claim
4Karn Liberated2Thragtusk
2Ugin, the Spirit Dragon1Emrakul, the Promised End
 Artifact (16)2Relic of Progenitus
4Chromatic Star  
4Expedition Map  
4Chromatic Sphere  
3Oblivion Stone  
1Relic of Progenitus  
 Sorcery (9)  
4Ancient Stirrings  
4Sylvan Scrying  
1All is Dust  
 Land (20)  
5Forest  
1Blast Zone  
1Sanctum of Ugin  
1Ghost Quarter  
4Urza's Tower  
4Urza's Mine  
4Urza's Power Plant  

 

Sakari Dammert

Age:27

Profession / what are you doing? Student

Home town: Helsinki

What is the best memory/highlight of your Magic gaming career? This tournament, since it is my first top 8.

Which deck did you play, why?Mono-Green Tron. Mikko Salin told me that he had all the cards for it.

Which card(s) performed best in the deck today?Tron-lands.

Who wins today (if not you)? Matti Kuisma

 

 Lauri Nord - Boros Burn 3rd - 4th  
 Creature (12) Sideboard
4Goblin Guide1Deflecting Palm
4Eidolon of the Great Revel4Kor Firewalker
4Monastery Swiftspear3Path to Exile
 Instant (16)1Rest in Peace
4Lightning Bolt3Skullcrack
4Lightning Helix3Smash to Smithereens
4Boros Charm  
4Searing Blaze  
 Sorcery (12)  
4Lava Spike  
4Skewer the Critics  
4Rift Bolt  
 Land (20)  
1Arid Mesa  
1Fiery Islet  
4Inspiring Vantage  
2Sacred Foundry  
1Scalding Tarn  
3Snow-Covered Mountain  
4Sunbaked Canyon  
4Wooded Foothills  

 

Lauri Nord 

Age:24

Profession / what are you doing? Waiter

Home town: Helsinki, Kontula

What is the best memory/highlight of your Magic gaming career? A road trip to Tampere to play Standard somewhere around 2015-16.

Which deck did you play, why? Burn, because of burn.

Which card(s) performed best in the deck today?Burn spells. All to the face.

Who wins today (if not you)?Matti Kuisma

 

 Matti Kuisma - Dredge 3rd - 4th  
 Creature (23) Sideboard
4Stinkweed Imp2Ancient Grudge
4Bloodghast3Lightning Axe
4Narcomoeba3Nature's Claim
3Prized Amalgam1Abrupt Decay
3Golgari Thug1Darkblast
2Ox of Agonas3Blood Moon
3Merchant of the Vale1Blast Zone
 Artifact (4)1Leyline of the Void
4Shriekhorn1Leyline of Sanctity
 Sorcery (10)  
4Creeping Chill  
4Cathartic Reunion  
4Life from the Loam  
1Conflagrate  
 Land (20)  
3Copperline Gorge  
2Blood Crypt  
2Mountain  
2Stomping Ground  
2Arid Mesa  
2Wooded Foothills  
3Bloodstained Mire  
1Gemstone Mine  
2Forgotten Cave  
1Dakmor Salvage  

 

Matti Kuisma

Age:28

Profession / what are you doing? Student / Software Engineer / Magic Pro

Home town: Espoo

What is the best memory/highlight of your Magic gaming career?A villa week in Italy, practicing Team Sealed for Grand Prix Bologna + GP Top 4.

Which deck did you play, why? I couldn't find any Grinding Stations, so I played a deck where I owned the cards (Dredge).

Which card(s) performed best in the deck today? Ox of Agonas.

Who wins today (if not you)?Joonas Eloranta.

 

 Joonas Eloranta - Dredge 5th - 8th  
 Creature (23) Sideboard
4Stinkweed Imp2Ancient Grudge
4Bloodghast3Lightning Axe
4Narcomoeba3Nature's Claim
3Prized Amalgam1Abrupt Decay
3Golgari Thug1Darkblast
3Ox of Agonas3Magus of the Moon
3Merchant of the Vale1Blast Zone
 Artifact (4)1Leyline of the Void
4Shriekhorn1Leyline of Sanctity
 Sorcery (10)  
4Creeping Chill  
4Cathartic Reunion  
4Life from the Loam  
1Conflagrate  
 Land (20)  
3Copperline Gorge  
2Blood Crypt  
2Mountain  
2Stomping Ground  
1Gemstone Mine  
4Wooded Foothills  
4Bloodstained Mire  
1Forgotten Cave  
1Dakmor Salvage  

 

Joonas Eloranta

Age:31

Profession / what are you doing? Software Engineer

Home town: Tampere

What is the best memory/highlight of your Magic gaming career? A villa week in Italy, practicing Team Sealed for Grand Prix Bologna + GP Top 4.

Which deck did you play, why? Dredge, since I owned the cards.

Which card(s) performed best in the deck today?Ox of Agonas

Who wins today (if not you)?Matti Kuisma

 

 Joel Mattila - Azorius Control 5th - 8th  
 Creature (4) Sideboard
3Snapcaster Mage3Timely Reinforcements
1Vendilion Clique1Surgical Extraction
 Planeswalker (8)1Stony Silence
2Jace, the Mind Sculptor2Rest in Peace
2Narset, Parter of Veils2Monastery Mentor
2Teferi, Hero of Dominaria1Gideon of the Trials
3Teferi, Time Raveler2Celestial Purge
 Sorcery (4)1Ashiok, Dream Render
2Supreme Verdict2Aether Gust
1Winds of Abandon  
1Timely Reinforcements  
 Enchantment (1)  
1Detention Sphere  
 Instant (18)  
4Opt  
4Path to Exile  
3Force of Negation  
3Cryptic Command  
2Mana Leak  
1Dovin's Veto  
1Logic Knot  
 Land (25)  
2Mystic Sanctuary  
3Hallowed Fountain  
3Snow-Covered Island  
3Island  
2Snow-Covered Plains  
4Flooded Strand  
4Field of Ruin  
1Scalding Tarn  
2Celestial Colonnade  
1Polluted Delta  

 

Joel Mattila

Age:23

Profession / what are you doing? I study mechanical and building engineering at Aalto University.

Home town: Espoo

What is the best memory/highlight of your Magic gaming career? My first Grand Prix in Stockholm.

Which deck did you play, why? UW Control. Drawing cards and fate sealing your opponent with Jace is fun.

Which card(s) performed best in the deck today?Force of Negation

Who wins today (if not you)?Matti Kuisma

 

 Sergey Molchanov - Jeskai Control 5th - 8th  
 Creature (4) Sideboard
4Snapcaster Mage1Stony Silence
 Planeswalker (6)2Rest in Peace
2Jace, the Mind Sculptor2Celestial Purge
1Narset, Parter of Veils1Timely Reinforcements
1Teferi, Hero of Dominaria2Aether Gust
2Teferi, Time Raveler1Mystical Dispute
 Instant (22)2Blood Moon
4Path to Exile1Anger of the Gods
3Opt1Ashiok, Dream Render
1Spell Snare1Dovin's Veto
1Mana Leak1Engineered Explosives
2Logic Knot  
1Force of Negation  
3Cryptic Command  
3Lightning Bolt  
2Lightning Helix  
1Magmatic Sinkhole  
 Artifact (3)  
3Arcum's Astrolabe  
 Sorcery (1)  
1Supreme Verdict  
 Land (24)  
2Flooded Strand  
4Scalding Tarn  
3Field of Ruin  
2Celestial Colonnade  
2Hallowed Fountain  
2Steam Vents  
1Mystic Sanctuary  
1Snow-Covered Plains  
4Snow-Covered Island  
1Snow-Covered Mountian  

 

Sergey Molchanov

Age:32

Profession / what are you doing? Musician

Home town: Helsinki

What is the best memory/highlight of your Magic gaming career? One long game on UW Control against Amulet Titan where I managed to tap team and clean the board to buy turns until Jace ultimated and won the game.

Which deck did you play, why? Jeskai Control. You get to play Paths, Bolts and Astrolabe allows playing Blood Moon in the sideboard.

Which card(s) performed best in the deck today?The usual. Cryptic Command, Jace and both Teferis'.

Who wins today (if not you)?I am happy to see old pal Sakari do well and I wish him to win.

 

 Rasmus Mellanen - Jund Death's Shadow 5th - 8th  
 Creature (13) Sideboard
4Death's Shadow4Veil of Summer
4Tarmogoyf3Collective Brutality
4Street Wraith2Damping Sphere
1Ghor-Clan Rampager2Ashiok, Dream Render
 Artifact (4)2Ravenous Trap
4Mishra's Bauble1Yixlid Jailer
 Planewalker (2)1Plague Engineer
2Liliana of the Veil  
 Sorcery (12)  
4Traverse the Ulvenwald  
4Inquisition of Kozilek  
4Thoughtseize  
 Instant (11)  
3Fatal Push  
2Dismember  
1Abrupt Decay  
2Manamorphose  
1Once Upon a Time  
2Temur Battlerage  
 Land (18)  
4Nurturing Peatland  
4Verdant Catacombs  
2Bloodstained Mire  
2Wooded Foothills  
1Overgrown Tomb  
2Blood Crypt  
1Stomping Ground  
1Snow-Covered Forest  
1Snow-Covered Swamp  

 

Rasmus Mellanen

Age:26

Profession / what are you doing? Fencing Coach / Student

Home town: Helsinki

What is the best memory/highlight of your Magic gaming career? Any Magic event with my friends.

Which deck did you play, why? Jund Death's Shadow. I did not have the cards for Dredge.

Which card(s) performed best in the deck today? Death's Shadow and Temur Battlerage.

Who wins today (if not you)?Dredge wins today.