Magic fans can now watch the MPL Eldraine split Pearl Division playoffs

Selesnya Adventures threatens Oko’s dominance.

MTG Mythic Championship III top four players
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The top three seated Magic: The Gathering MPL players in the Pearl Division are battling in an Oko mirror showdown, but one player could beat them all with Selesnya Adventure. 

Starting at 2pm CT, the Magic Pro League Eldraine split Pearl Division playoffs will air on Magic’s Twitch channel. For the first time in MPL Weekly’s history, a wildcard match will kick off the playoffs with Andrew Cuneo playing Selesnya Adventure against Andrea Mengucci and his Sultai Food deck. 

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Round-robin matches in the Pearl Division had an Oko, Thief of Crowns heavy metagame. Six of the eight pros played Sultai Food while Cuneo was the only one to not play an Oko shelled deck. 

  • Andrew Cuneo: Selesnya Adventure
  • Brian Braun-Duin: Sultai Food
  • Paulo Vitor Damo Da Rosa: Sultai Food
  • Andrea Mengucci: Sultai Food
  • Janne Mikkonen: Sultai Food
  • Matthew Nass: Sultai Food
  • Shahar Shenhar: Sultai Food
  • Shota Yasooka: Simic Food

Cuneo already beat Mengucci once in the round-robin matches earlier this week. But he’s facing an uphill battle, having lost to the top three seeded Sultai Food decks.

Eldraine Split Magic Pro League Pearl Division Playoff Bracket
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The Selesnya Adventure deck Cuneo is playing is similar to the one Reid Duke played during week one of the ELD split. But Duke fell short of winning the Sapphire Division playoffs, losing to Piotr “Kanister” Głogowski’s Golgari Adventure deck. Cuneo is hoping his results against the Oko shelled Food decks turn out differently. 

The winner of the MPL Pearl Division today will earn a day-one bye to Mythic Championship VII. The top four Magic players will also earn Mythic Points, helping to secure them a seat in the Magic Pro League for next year.