This past Saturday Win Condition Games hosted September’s Star City Games Invitational Qualifier. This month format was standard, making it one of the last competitive events before rotation. While the event saw a wide variety of decks, Five Color Nexus/Field of the Dead, Golgari Rock, and Esper Control were the class of the field. Congratulations to Dylan Simpson and Vincent Lanceford for qualifying for the next Star City Games Invitational with their respective Five Color Nexus of Fate/Field of the Dead decks.

Below are the Top 8 deck lists. You will notice that each of the decks has rotating cards that will limit the effectiveness of the deck as we move into Throne of Eldraine Standard season in a few weeks, but right now they are some of the most powerful in the format.

FIVE COLOR NEXUS/FIELD OF THE DEAD, Dylan Simpson, 1st Place

CREATURES (11)
Agent of Treachery
Deputy of Detention
Golos, Tireless Pilgrim
Elvish Rejuvenator

PLANESWALKERS (3)
Teferi, Time Raveler

INSTANTS (8)
Growth Spiral
Nexus of Fate

SORCERIES (9)
Circuitous Route
Drawn from Dreams
Time Wipe

LAND (29)
Arch of Orazca
Azorius Guildgate
Forest
Glacial Fortress
Hallowed Fountain
Overgrown Tomb
Plains
Island
Sunpetal Grove
Selesnya Guildgate
Field of the Dead
Golgari Guildgate
Temple of Mystery
Temple of Malady
Temple of Triumph
Breeding Pool
Hinterland Harbor
Mountain
Swamp
Thornwood Falls
Izzet Guildgate

SIDEBOARD (8)
Arboreal Grazer
Pelakka Wurm
Veil of Summer
Devout Decree
Baffling End

FIVE COLOR NEXUS/FIELD OF THE DEAD, Vincent Lanceford, 2nd Place

CREATURES (11)
Elvish Rejuvenator
Golos, Tireless Pilgrim
Hydroid Krasis
Shalai, Voice of Plenty

PLANESWALKERS (4)
Teferi, Time Raveler

INSTANTS (8)
Growth Spiral
Nexus of Fate

SORCERIES (8)
Circuitous Route
Drawn from Dreams
Time Wipe

LANDS (29)
Field of the Dead
Izzet Guildgate
Overgrown Tomb
Plains
Glacial Fortress
Sunpetal Grove
Temple of Malady
Azorius Guildgate
Golgari Guildgate
Selesnya Guildgate
Temple Garden
Breeding Pool
Forest
Hinterland Harbor
Hallowed Fountain
Thornwood Falls
Island
Temple of Mystery
Field of Ruin
Temple of Triumph

SIDEBOARD (15)
Devout Decree
Agent of Treachery
Pelakka Wurm
Baffling End
Deputy of Detention
Ashiok, Dream Render
Time Wipe
Arboreal Grazer
Chromium, the Mutable
Unmoored Ego

GOLGARI ROCK Chris Ray, 3rd Place

CREATURES (18)
Jadelight Ranger
Llanowar Elves
Massacre Girl
Merfolk Branchwalker
Ravenous Chupacabra
Wildgrowth Walker

PLANESWALKERS (6)
Nissa, Who Shakes the World
Vivien Reid
Vraska, Golgari Queen
Vraska, Relic Seeker

ARTIFACTS (2)
Bolas’s Citadel

INSTANTS (4)
Assassin’s Trophy

SORCERIES (6)
Bond of Flourishing
Find / Finality
Legion’s End

LANDS (24)
Forest
Field of Ruin
Woodland Cemetery
Temple of Malady
Overgrown Tomb
Swamp

SIDEBOARD (15)
Command the Dreadhorde
Noxious Grasp
Ashiok, Dream Render
Duress
Veil of Summer
Shifting Ceratops
Find / Finality

ESPER CONTROL Logan Gunnin, 4th Place

CREATURES (2)
Basilica Bell-Haunt

PLANESWALKERS (12)
Narset, Parter of Veils
Teferi, Time Raveler
Teferi, Hero of Dominaria

ENCHANTMENTS (5)
Oath of Kaya
Search for Azcanta

INSTANTS (3)
Cast Down
Mortify

SORCERIES (12)
Kaya’s Wrath
The Elderspell
Thought Erasure
Cry of the Carnarium
Legion’s End
Command the Dreadhorde

LAND (26)
Watery Grave
Swamp
Hallowed Fountain
Glacial Fortress
Isolated Chapel
Drowned Catacomb
Island
Godless Shrine

SIDEBOARD (15)
Ashiok, Dream Render
Noxious Grasp
Enter the God-Eternals
Despark
Dovin’s Veto
Moment of Craving
The Elderspell
Disfigure
Bolas’s Citadel
Cry of the Carnarium
Unmoored Ego

FIVE COLOR NEXUS/FIELD OF THE DEAD Aaron Larson 5th Place

CREATURES (18)
Elvish Rejuvenator
Golos, Tireless Pilgrim
Hydroid Krasis
Massacre Girl
Risen Reef

INSTANTS (8)
Growth Spiral
Nexus of Fate

SORCERIES (4)
Circuitous Route

LAND (30)
Simic Guildgate
Watery Grave
Gruul Guildgate
Hinterland Harbor
Woodland Cemetery
Orzhov Guildgate
Field of the Dead
Temple of Mystery
Temple of Triumph
Breeding Pool
Gateway Plaza
Godless Shrine
Dimir Guildgate
Overgrown Tomb
Island
Drowned Catacomb
Temple of Malady
Arch of Orazca
Temple of Silence
Temple of Epiphany
Forest
Swamp
Thornwood Falls
Hallowed Fountain

SIDEBOARD (15)
Liliana, Dreadhorde General
Noxious Grasp
Crafty Cutpurse
Cerulean Drake
Zacama, Primal Calamity
Time Wipe
Narset, Parter of Veils
Legion’s End
Teferi, Time Raveler

ESPER CONTROL Zachary Medford 6th Place

CREATURES (2)
Basilica Bell-Haunt

PLANESWALKERS (12)
Narset, Parter of Veils
Teferi, Time Raveler
Teferi, Hero of Dominaria

ENCHANTMENTS (5)
Oath of Kaya
Search for Azcanta

INSTANTS (3)
Tyrant’s Scorn
Vraska’s Contempt

SORCERIES (12)
Kaya’s Wrath
The Elderspell
Thought Erasure
Legion’s End
Command the Dreadhorde

LANDS (26)
Watery Grave
Hallowed Fountain
Glacial Fortress
Swamp
Plains
Godless Shrine
Isolated Chapel
Drowned Catacomb
Temple of Silence

SIDEBOARD (15)
Liliana, Dreadhorde General
Ashiok, Dream Render
Devout Decree
Despark
The Elderspell
Noxious Grasp
Unmoored Ego
Cry of the Carnarium
Enter the God-Eternals

ESPER HERO William Parker, 7th Place

CREATURES (11)
Deputy of Detention
Elite Guardmage
Hero of Precinct One

PLANESWALKERS (8)
Teferi, Hero of Dominaria
Teferi, Timebender

ARTIFACTS (2)
Bolas’s Citadel

ENCHANTMENTS (3)
Oath of Kaya

INSTANTS (5)
Dovin’s Veto
Despark
Tyrant’s Scorn

SORCERIES (5)
Legion’s End
Thought Erasure

LAND (26)
Hallowed Fountain
Watery Grave
Island
Godless Shrine
Plains
Drowned Catacomb
Isolated Chapel
Glacial Fortress
Swamp

SIDEBOARD (15)
The Elderspell
Legion’s End
Narset, Parter of Veils
Noxious Grasp
Dovin’s Veto
Despark
Hostage Taker
Time Wipe
Unmoored Ego
Kaya’s Wrath
Liliana, Dreadhorde General
Ashiok, Dream Render

GOLGARI ROCK Antonio Perez, 8th Place

CREATURES (18)
Jadelight Ranger
Llanowar Elves
Massacre Girl
Merfolk Branchwalker
Ravenous Chupacabra
Wildgrowth Walker

PLANESWALKERS (6)
Nissa, Who Shakes the World
Vivien Reid
Vraska, Golgari Queen
Vraska, Relic Seeker

ARTIFACTS (2)
Bolas’s Citadel

INSTANTS (4)
Assassin’s Trophy

SORCERIES (6)
Bond of Flourishing
Find / Finality
Legion’s End

LANDS (24)
Forest
Field of Ruin
Woodland Cemetery
Temple of Malady
Overgrown Tomb
Swamp

SIDEBOARD (15)
Massacre Girl
Veil of Summer
Ashiok, Dream Render
Find / Finality
Shifting Ceratops
Duress
Command the Dreadhorde
Noxious Grasp

Until next time. Good luck finding your win condition!