The Magic: The Gathering Grand Finals of the 2020 Season is coming up! On October 9th through 11th, 32 of the game's top players will face off in both the Standard and Historic formats. Here's a run-down of what we as spectators can expect from this momentous event.

A playmat issued to the 32 players of the 2020 Season Grand Finals, featuring artwork of Taborax, Hope's Demise.

Days One and Two of the 2020 Season Grand Finals will each consist of three Swiss-style rounds of Standard followed by three Swiss rounds of Historic. All together, 12 rounds will be conducted between Day One and Day Two. According to Magic.gg, "As players earn their eighth match win they will automatically advance to the Top 8 playoff. Final standings at the end of Round 12 will determine any remaining Top 8 slots available after all players with eight wins have advanced."

Standard and Historic were both shaken by the recent release of Zendikar Rising. Four-Color Omnath is generally considered the strongest deck in Standard, despite Wizards of the Coast banning a card from the deck last Monday. We expect many players will register variations on Four-Color Omnath which they believe can win agains other Omnath decks.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Omnath Adventures by TRUKANSHII

'Omnath Adventures' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: TRUKANSHII

Event: MTGO Standard Showcase Challenge

Rank: 3rd-4th

Standard

Market Price: $221.71

Cards

Edgewall Innkeeper

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.07

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Whenever you cast a creature spell that has an Adventure, draw a card. (It doesn't need to have gone on the adventure first.)

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Lotus Cobra

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $2.45

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Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, add one mana of any color.

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Wilt

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.17

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Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
Cycling {2} ({2}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.04

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Thundering Rebuke

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.05

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Thundering Rebuke deals 4 damage to target creature or planeswalker.

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Fae of Wishes // Granted

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.18

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Mystical Dispute

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.93

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This spell costs {2} less to cast if it targets a blue spell.
Counter target spell unless its controller pays {3}.

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Ketria Triome

Color Identity:G,R,U

Market Price: $12.75

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({T}: Add {G}, {U}, or {R}.)
Ketria Triome enters the battlefield tapped.
Cycling {3} ({3}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Bonecrusher Giant // Stomp

Color Identity:R

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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Once and Future

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.09

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Return target card from your graveyard to your hand. Put up to one other target card from your graveyard on top of your library. Exile Once and Future.
Adamant — If at least three green mana was spent to cast this spell, instead return those cards to your hand and exile Once and Future.

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Omnath, Locus of Creation

Color Identity:G,R,U,W

Market Price: $10.67

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When Omnath, Locus of Creation enters the battlefield, draw a card.
Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, you gain 4 life if this is the first time this ability has resolved this turn. If it's the second time, add {R}{G}{W}{U}. If it's the third time, Omnath deals 4 damage to each opponent and each planeswalker you don't control.

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Negate

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.10

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Counter target noncreature spell.

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Ugin, the Spirit Dragon

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+2: Ugin, the Spirit Dragon deals 3 damage to any target.
−X: Exile each permanent with mana value X or less that's one or more colors.
−10: You gain 7 life, draw seven cards, then put up to seven permanent cards from your hand onto the battlefield.

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Escape to the Wilds

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $0.46

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Exile the top five cards of your library. You may play cards exiled this way until the end of your next turn.
You may play an additional land this turn.

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Primal Might

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.18

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Target creature you control gets +X/+X until end of turn. Then it fights up to one target creature you don't control.

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Beanstalk Giant // Fertile Footsteps

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.11

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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Raugrin Triome

Color Identity:R,U,W

Market Price: $11.97

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({T}: Add {U}, {R}, or {W}.)
Raugrin Triome enters the battlefield tapped.
Cycling {3} ({3}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Redcap Melee

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.02

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Redcap Melee deals 4 damage to target creature or planeswalker. If a nonred permanent is dealt damage this way, you sacrifice a land.

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Giant Killer // Chop Down

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.34

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Embereth Shieldbreaker // Battle Display

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.08

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Fabled Passage

Market Price: $4.61

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{T}, Sacrifice Fabled Passage: Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle. Then if you control four or more lands, untap that land.

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Storm's Wrath

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.34

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Storm's Wrath deals 4 damage to each creature and each planeswalker.

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Branchloft Pathway

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $2.38

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Cragcrown Pathway

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $2.99

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{T}: Add {R}.

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Bala Ged Recovery

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $2.92

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Return target card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Evolving Wilds

Market Price: $0.06

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{T}, Sacrifice Evolving Wilds: Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.

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Brazen Borrower // Petty Theft

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $20.18

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Lucky Clover

Market Price: $0.07

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Whenever you cast an Adventure instant or sorcery spell, copy it. You may choose new targets for the copy.

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Blazing Volley

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.04

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Blazing Volley deals 1 damage to each creature your opponents control.

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Riverglide Pathway

Color Identity:R,U

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{T}: Add {U}.

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Historic appears to be more diverse, with top decks including Sultai Midrange, Jund Sacrifice, and Goblins. It's unclear which decks players will choose for this high-stakes event.

The final day of competition will consist of a double-elimination playoff with an upper and lower bracket determined by standings from the previous two days of the event. The Top 8 is determined based on the speed in which players attained eight match wins, as well as their overall standings in the 12 matches of Days One and Two. Each round will consist of a best-of-three match. However, the Championship round will consist of three best-of-three matches. Whoever wins two of these matches first takes home the title of Champion and $25,000!

This event is slated to be broadcast between October 9th and October 11th, but in some regions of the world the broadcast that kicks off Day Three won't actually begin until early on October 12th, specifically 1 a.m. Japanese Standard Time.

The schedule for these broadcasts is as such:

We look forward to seeing this event unfold!