March 1-3, 2019
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Bernat Burns Brightest in L.A.
Michael Bernat has done it again.
The San Jose native proved that Arclight Phoenix is more than just a flash in the pan in Modern - and Pteramander might be pretty good too. His Izzet Phoenix deck was one of the two most successful on the weekend, and it led him through an incredible Top 8 run that saw him knock off Franky Rodriguez, Jin Liu and finally Gal Schlesinger in a dominant Top 8 run in which he didn't drop a game. It was his second Grand Prix title after taking down the Limited event in Vegas last year, and his fourth overall GP Top 8 appearance.
Modern seems to have found its footing in the wake of the Krark-Clan Ironworks ban, and for now at least, it's the Phoenix that burns brightest. Congrats to Bernat for becoming the champion of Grand Prix L.A.!