The summer of Hogaak continued at GP Las Vegas. Simon Nielson defeated Zhivko Nedelchev in a Hogaak mirror to claim the championship. Nielson played in the finals of GP Birmingham last week only to lose, but this weekend he took home the trophy.

Over 2000 players descended on Vegas to play in the main event. On Day 1, 10% of the metagame was Hogaark. Day 2 saw 20% of the players that advanced playing Hogaak. The Top 8 featured five Hogaark decks. Clearly, Hogaak dominants Modern.

On Monday, Wizards will announce changes to the banned and restricted list. The speculation is that Hogaak will get banned because of how it has warped the metagame.

Below is the Top 8 from Grand Prix Las Vegas. Eldrazi Tron and Whirza are positioned well to top the format, if Hogaak gets banned.

Top 8 Decks, Grand Prix Las Vegas

Eldrazi Tron, Sam Sherman

Land (24)
Blast Zone
Cavern of Souls
Eldrazi Temple
Gemstone Caverns
Ghost Quarter
Urza’s Mine
Urza’s Power Plant
Urza’s Tower
Wastes

Creatures (17)
Endbringer
Matter Reshaper
Reality Smasher
Thought-Knot Seer
Walking Ballista

Planeswalker (4)
Karn, the Great Creator

Spells (15)
All Is Dust
Chalice of the Void
Dismember
Expedition Map
Mind Stone
Sideboard (15)
Basilisk Collar
Ensnaring Bridge
Grafdigger’s Cage
Leyline of the Void
Liquimetal Coating
Mycosynth Lattice
Mystic Forge
Sorcerous Spyglass
Spatial Contortion
Tormod’s Crypt
Walking Ballista

Hogaak, Aaron Henner

Land (19)
Blackcleave Cliffs
Blood Crypt
Bloodstained Mire
Blooming Marsh
Nurturing Peatland
Overgrown Tomb
Polluted Delta
Swamp

Creatures (32)
Bloodghast
Carrion Feeder
Cryptbreaker
Gravecrawler
Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis
Lotleth Troll
Satyr Wayfinder
Stitcher’s Supplier
Vengevine

Spells (9)
Assassin’s Trophy
Faithless Looting
Lightning Axe
Sideboard (15)
Collective Brutality
Fatal Push
Force of Vigor
Leyline of the Void
Plague Engineer

HHogaak, Simon Nielsen

Land (20)
Blood Crypt
Bloodstained Mire
Blooming Marsh
Dryad Arbor
Overgrown Tomb
Polluted Delta
Swamp
Verdant Catacombs
Wooded Foothills

Creatures (31)
Bloodghast
Carrion Feeder
Cryptbreaker
Glowspore Shaman
Gravecrawler
Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis
Lotleth Troll
Satyr Wayfinder
Stitcher’s Supplier
Vengevine

Spells (9)
Altar of Dementia
Assassin's Trophy
Collective Brutality
Faithless Looting
Fatal Push
Shriekhorn
Sideboard (15)
Nature's Claim
Collective Brutality
Fatal Push
Force of Vigor
Leyline of the Void
Thoughtseize

Whirza, Julien Henry

Lands (20)
Inventors’ Fair
Polluted Delta
Prairie Stream
Scalding Tarn
Snow-Covered Island
Snow-Covered Mountain
Snow-Covered Swamp
Steam Vents
Watery Grave

Creatures (8)
Goblin Engineer
Sai, Master Thopterist
Urza, Lord High Artificer

Spells (32)
Teferi, Time Raveler
Arcum’s Astrolabe
Chromatic Star
Ensnaring Bridge
Grafdigger’s Cage
Ichor Wellspring
Mishra’s Bauble
Mox Opal
Nihil Spellbomb
Pentad Prism
Pithing Needle
Pyrite Spellbomb
Sword of the Meek
Thopter Foundry
Whir of Invention
Sideboard (15)
Celestial Purge
Ceremonious Rejection
Collective Brutality
Damping Sphere
Dead of Winter
Fatal Push
Saheeli, Sublime Artificer
Teferi, Time Raveler
Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas
Thoughtseize
Welding Jar

Hogaak, Brett Sinclair

Lands (20)
Blood Crypt
Bloodstained Mire
Gemstone Mine
Mana Confluence
Overgrown Tomb
Polluted Delta
Steam Vents
Swamp
Verdant Catacombs
Watery Grave

Creatures (31)
Bloodghast
Carrion Feeder
Gravecrawler
Hedron Crab
Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis
Satyr Wayfinder
Stitcher’s Supplier
Vengevine

Spells (9)
Altar of Dementia
Faithless Looting
Fatal Push
Lightning Axe
Sideboard (15)
Assassin’s Trophy
Collective Brutality
Fatal Push
Force of Vigor
Leyline of the Void
Nature’s Claim
Plague Engineer
Thoughtseize

Hogaak, Nam Dang

Lands (20)
Blackcleave Cliffs
Blood Crypt
Bloodstained Mire
Blooming Marsh
Dryad Arbor
Overgrown Tomb
Polluted Delta
Swamp
Verdant Catacombs
Wooded Foothills

Creatures (31)
Bloodghast
Carrion Feeder
Golgari Thug
Gravecrawler
Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis
Lotleth Troll
Satyr Wayfinder
Stitcher’s Supplier
Vengevine

Spells (9)
Assassin’s Trophy
Faithless Looting
Fatal Push
Shriekhorn
Sideboard (15)
Assassin’s Trophy
Collective Brutality
Fatal Push
Force of Vigor
Leyline of the Void
Thoughtseize

Hogaak, Zhivko Nedelchev

Lands (19)
Blackcleave Cliffs
Blood Crypt
Bloodstained Mire
Blooming Marsh
Overgrown Tomb
Polluted Delta
Swamp
Nurturing Peatland
Marsh Flats

Creatures (32)
Bloodghast
Carrion Feeder
Cryptbreaker
Gravecrawler
Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis
Lotleth Troll
Satyr Wayfinder
Stitcher’s Supplier
Vengevine

Creatures (9)
Assassin’s Trophy
Darkblast
Faithless Looting
Fatal Push
Force of Vigor
Sideboard (15)
Plague Engineer
Collector Ouphe
Golgari Charm
Force of Vigor
Leyline of the Void
Thoughtseize

Eldrazi Tron, Garrett Hennessy

Lands (22)
Blast Zone
Cavern of Souls
Eldrazi Temple
Ghost Quarter
Scavenger Grounds
Urza’s Mine
Urza’s Power Plant
Urza’s Tower

Creatures (16)
Endbringer
Matter Reshaper
Reality Smasher
Thought-Knot Seer
Walking Ballista

Planeswalkers (5)
Karn, the Great Creator
Ugin, the Ineffable

Spells (15)
All Is Dust
Chalice of the Void
Dismember
Expedition Map
Mind Stone
Warping Wail
Sideboard (15)
Ensnaring Bridge
Grafdigger’s Cage
Leyline of the Void
Liquimetal Coating
Mycosynth Lattice
Mystic Forge
Sorcerous Spyglass
Spatial Contortion
Tormod’s Crypt
Walking Ballista
Witchbane Orb
Wurmcoil Engine

Until next time. Good luck finding your win condition!