Hello everyone,

Wizards of the Coast just announces that Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath is banned in standard. For a full breakdown of the reasoning, here is the link to the announcement.
https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/september-28-2020-banned-and-restricted-announcement-2020-09-28
Given how Uro has dominated Standard since arriving in Theros Beyond Death the banning is warranted. With Standard play now taking place almost exclusively on MTG Arena and on MTG Online, the need to manage the format has become more necessary than ever. The power level of standard has been more on the level of Modern since the arrival of War of the Spark than what we saw before, so to keep Standard an enjoyable form banning like this must happen.
My hope is that this banning, will bring a more balanced standard were the green/blue/X decks are slowed down enough for other types of decks to have a chance in standard. For most of the last year and a half, aggro decks and traditional control decks have been unable to consistently compete with the ramp or Teferi decks.
The next few weeks will tell us whether Uro’s banning will be enough to bring a fairer Standard format. It will be nice to try some of the new decks that Zendikar Rising has brought to Standard. I look forward to the challenge.

Until next time, good luck finding your win condition!