10, May, 21

LSV 7-0's The MTG Arena Strixhaven Sealed Open With 2 Mascot Exhibitions, Wins $2,000

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LSV makes perfect record in Day 2 of the MTG Arena and wins $2,000!

This past weekend, the May 2021  Magic: The Gathering Arena Open: Strixhaven: School of Mages Sealed kicked off, giving players a chance to compete for up to $2,000 cash prizes. Various players who made it Day 2 (Sunday) and dominated the competition with their Sealed decks have shared their 7-win results on social media, and one of them is Magic Hall of Famer Luis Scott-Vargas (LSV).

LSV managed to get an undefeated 7-0 record in Day 2 of the second-ever Sealed Arena Open, winning $2,000 thanks to two copies of Mascot Exhibition, the mythic rare and the best Lesson card printed in the latest set, Strixhaven: School of Mages. LSV shared his results on Twitter, giving us a look at his game-winning Quandrix (blue/green) Sealed deck. Check it out:

LSV says that this is the best sealed deck he’s ever opened, and it’s easy to see why. One Mascot Exhibition is scary enough, but getting two copies in a Sealed pool is just overpowered. The 38-year-old MTG professional player said that he cast Mascot Exhibition at least once every game, and the only limit he was going to cast it was his opponent conceding. With cards like Cram Session, Pop Quiz, two copies of Pop Quiz, and 2 copies of Field Trip, LSV was able to easily get Mascot Exhibition from his sideboard.

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For 7 mana, the Mythic rare colorless Sorcery lets him make a 2/1 white and black Inkling creature token with Flying, a 3/2 red and white Spirit creature token, and a 4/4 blue and red Elemental creature token. That surely gave him a huge board advantage and with multiple cards that help him ramp mana like Cultivate, Field Trip, and Quandrix Cultivator, it’s likely that he will get the seven lands he needs to cast a copy.

LSV also managed to get a Blue Sun’s Zenith Mystical Archive and Archmage Emeritus, both playable rares in the Sealed format.


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It looks like the Limited format MTG Arena Opens have both been a huge success, compared to the Historic and Standard Constructed Arena Opens. Last March, game director Jay Parker said that the first-ever Arena Open in February 2021, with Kaldheim Sealed format, was the largest Arena Open ever.

“We wanted to take a minute to thank players and the community for the phenomenal response to the first Sealed Arena Open,” Parker said. “There was a ton of excitement that resulted in a huge response from players in-game as well, making this the largest Arena Open ever. We’re very happy to see such an enthusiastic response, and you can definitely expect more Sealed Opens in the future. (And yes, we hear the desire out there for a Draft Open.)”

Hopefully, we’ll see more MTG Arena Sealed Open in the near future. Congrats to LSV for winning $2,000 in the MTG Arena Open: Strixhaven.

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