Citrus Plays: UW Control Competitive League

Editor’s Note: Please give a warm welcome to gold pro Gregory Orange, fresh off of his team Grand Prix win last weekend! For a while we have been discussing the potential of him of making content for Modern Nexus. Today I’m excited to debut his first MTGO videos, where he runs UW Control through the paces of a competitive league. The videos below constituted some of his testing regimen in the lead-up to Grand Prix San Antonio, so you’ll see an earlier build of the deck on display.

Let us know what you think, and I’ll see if I can wrangle some more video content from him. Without further ado (and fully cognizant of the serendipitous timing of the whole affair), I’ll pass the mic to Greg. Enjoy!

– Jason

Deck Tech

Round 1 vs. Tron

Round 2 vs. Abzan

Round 3 vs. Death’s Shadow Jund

Round 4 vs. Ad Nauseam

Note: At about 4:05 in this round, Greg looks up some information on the opposing decklist online. You’ll notice a brief cut in the video at this time.

Round 5 vs. Beck // Call Control

UW Control, by Gregory Orange

Creatures (4)
Snapcaster Mage

Enchantments (4)
Spreading Seas

Instants (16)
Path to Exile
Spell Snare
Blessed Alliance
Cryptic Command

Planeswalkers (3)
Jace, Architect of Thought
Elspeth, Sun’s Champion

Sorceries (10)
Ancestral Vision
Serum Visions
Supreme Verdict

Lands (23)
Flooded Strand
Hallowed Fountain
Seachrome Coast
Celestial Colonnade
Ghost Quarter
Urza’s Factory
Sideboard (15)
Porphyry Nodes
Celestial Purge
Stony Silence
Kor Firewalker
Vendilion Clique
Crucible of Worlds
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4 thoughts on “Citrus Plays: UW Control Competitive League

  1. Thank you so much!
    1) I didn’t know you had a YouTube channel. So now I’m subscribed.
    2) Thank you to Gregory for a great play through on how to properly navigate a sick control deck. I feel like it leveled my game. Congratulations on your win! I feel like you called the meta perfectly at San Antonio.
    3) I hope Other content makers on the site do the same! (Ahem, I own Grixis Control in paper….ahem…please?)

  2. so g1 round 1 you basically lost already but the tron player decided to go full selfdestruction mode? i have never seen such plays before and it definitley was halarious

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