William Craddock won Players Tour Online 3 Sunday morning with Jund Sacrifice, defeating Rei Hirayama on Temur Reclamation in the finals two games to one.

Temur Reclamation dominated Players Tour Online 1 and 2 last weekend with Fires of Invention and Agent of Treachery banned in Standard, winning both events and making up over over 40.5% and and 38.5% of the metagame, respectively. The fever broke—somewhat, at least—at Players Tour Online 3 with 23.8% of the field registering Temur Reclamation, while 24.5% played Bant Ramp.

The Standard metagame at Players Tour Online 3.

Though Craddock won Players Tour 3 with Jund Sacrifice, the archetype saw a significant drop in popularity at the event. It made up 6.6% of the field, down from 15.4% and 13.2% last weekend, tying it for the fifth most popular deck choice for the tournament.

Craddock made the Top 8 as the eighth seed at 11-4, where the metagame was more diverse than either of the Top 8s from last weekend, including two Jund Sacrifice, two Temur Reclamation, one Orzhov Yorion, one Bant Ramp, one Sultai Ramp, and one Rakdos Sacrifice. He defeated first seed Isaac Egan in the quarters in a Jund Sacrifice mirror, then Dennis Chan on Bant Ramp in the semifinals, and beat Rei Hirayama and Temur Reclamation in the finals to win Players Tour Online 3.

This is Craddock’s first top finish and first Pro Tour/Mythic Championship/Players Tour Top 8. He has three Grand Prix Top 8s, as well: GP Albuquerque in 2016, GP Omaha in 2017, and GP Dallas in 2018.

Standard Jund Sacrifice by William Craddock (1st Place)

Creatures (22)
Cauldron Familiar
Mayhem Devil
Priest of Forgotten Gods
Woe Strider
Gilded Goose
Korvold, Fae-Cursed King

Spells (3)
Claim the Firstborn

Artifacts (7)
Witch’s Oven
Bolas’s Citadel

Enchantments (4)
Trail of Crumbs
Lands (24)
Blood Crypt
Castle Locthwain
Fabled Passage
Stomping Ground
Overgrown Tomb

Sideboard (15)
Korvold, Fae-Cursed King
Rotting Regisaur
Soul-Guide Lantern

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