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Standard Intelligence 12/09/2019
Episode 95 - London MCQ Results Promo Image
This week we analyse the results of the most recent round of MCQs and give our thoughts on our favourite ELD spoilers read more...
Standard Intelligence 05/09/2019
Episode 94 - First Results Post B&R Promo Image
This week we take a look at how the formats have adapted now that the banned and restricted updates have come into effect. read more...
Francesco Giorgio 03/09/2019
Modern Horizons Draft Primer Promo Image
In preparation for the European Modern Series Finals, Team Axion’s Francesco Giorgio brings you a detailed primer on drafting Modern Horizons! read more...
Usama Sajjad 02/09/2019
Liberating Yourself With Karn Promo Image
Team Axion’s Usama Sajjad discusses one of the premier Modern strategies which is primed to take advantage of the recent shake-up of the format by going over the top of everyone else: the fan favourite that is Tron! read more...
David Calf 18/08/2019
Jund 'em Out! Promo Image
Team Axion’s resident Jund aficionado, David Calf, brings you his thoughts on the longest serving fair deck in the format.  read more...
George Channing 09/08/2019
The 'gaak in the Room Promo Image
Team Axion’s George Channing discusses the most controversial and most successful deck in the Modern format right now. read more...
Standard Intelligence 08/08/2019
Episode 90 - Checking in on Standard Promo Image
This week, we look at all of the local results from across the UK, and notice a distinct difference between the top 8 at the MCQs and the EMSQs. read more...
Matt Brown 04/08/2019
Izzet Phoenix Promo Image
Team Axion Now’s resident Phoenix expert, Matt Brown, gives his insight into one of the most consistent performers in the ever-changing Modern landscape. read more...
Standard Intelligence 23/07/2019
Episode 88 - Mythic Championship IV chat Promo Image
This week we talk about Standard in Denver, Modern at home, and the Mythic Championship Barcelona. read more...
Standard Intelligence 04/07/2019
First impressions of 2020 Promo Image
In a bit of a longer than usual show, this week we have Jon Partridge on in the guest host chair. read more...
Standard Intelligence 19/06/2019
The Surprise Failures of WAR Standard Promo Image
This week we talk a bit about the previews from Magic 2020, and then have a look at decks that didn't make it, even in the incredibly diverse WAR standard! read more...
Standard Intelligence 05/06/2019
Episode 81 - The Testing Process Promo Image
This week on the podcast we talk about GP Kansas, the news of the Redbull Untapped tournament, and other news read more...
Standard Intelligence 05/06/2019
UK MCQ V - The Semifinals Sideboarding Promo Image
Standard Intelligence's Jack Patten walks you through the sideboarding decisions of the last MCQ semi-finals of the season. read more...
Standard Intelligence 30/05/2019
Episode 80 - MCQ London Results Promo Image
With the first season of MCQs now finished in the UK, we have a look at what we think of the system! read more...
Standard Intelligence 23/05/2019
MCQ Sheffield Results Promo Image
After our second weekend of MCQs in the UK, held last weekend in Sheffield, we take a look at the results read more...
George Channing 18/05/2019
Paper Drafting is better at making you better! Promo Image
Preparing for Limited tournaments online may be hurting your chances to win. Team Axion’s George Channing makes the case for Drafting in paper. read more...
Standard Intelligence 16/05/2019
Episode 78 - MCQ Liverpool Results Promo Image
The first ever UK MCQ was held last weekend. We take a look at the top 8! read more...
Standard Intelligence 09/05/2019
Time-Travellers vs One Whirly Boi Promo Image
After weeks with no results to talk about, we finally get to flex our analysis muscles! read more...
Standard Intelligence 01/05/2019
Magic Fest London Recap Promo Image
This week we discuss Magic Fest London and how the weekend went all round! read more...
Raoul Zimmermann 04/04/2019
Praise the Dredge Gods Promo Image
After making the finals of the Friday PTQ and a 19th place finish at GP Bilbao, Raoul offers his insight on how to play with and circumvent the hate with one of Modern's most fearsome decks; Dredge read more...
Standard Intelligence 03/04/2019
But in the end, it doesn't even matter Promo Image
So much news to discuss! We talk about the Mythic Invitational, changes to GPs and the end to the first full season of arena ranked play. read more...
Autumn Burchett 26/03/2019
Autumn Burchett plays Mono-Blue Tempo! Promo Image
Mythic Champion Autumn Burchett shows off their skill with the deck they used to dominate the competition at the first ever Mythic Championship! read more...
Standard Intelligence 20/03/2019
Gruul Smash! Promo Image
This week we continue our exploration of powerful decks that didn't make a splash at the Mythic Championship, looking at Gruul midrange, and having a discussion of the many choices available to the deck. read more...
Standard Intelligence 14/03/2019
Episode 69 - A look at Selesnya Tokens Promo Image
This week we talk about the announcements made last week, and a slightly fringe but powerful deck in standard, Selesnya Tokens, which Simeon took to a win at a Standard showdown at the weekend. read more...
Matt Brown 13/03/2019
Why do players like Competitive paper Magic? Promo Image
With the recent uncertainty surrounding the future of Competitive paper Magic events; Team Axion’s Matt Brown takes a deeper look at what players love most about it. read more...
Standard Intelligence 28/02/2019
An Interview with Paul White Promo Image
This week we gather intelligence on a Modern WAB from Harlequins Preston, and a Standard WAB from Axion Now, as well as discussing last week's announcements. read more...
Standard Intelligence 21/02/2019
What happened at the RPTQ and LCQ Promo Image
This week we have a discussion with Paul White about his amazing run at the LCQ/RPTQ weekend with Esper control. read more...
Standard Intelligence 14/02/2019
Standard Intelligence Podcast Promo Image
Standard Intelligence: This week we gather intelligence on the RPTQ and LCQ hosted by Axion Now. read more...
James Allingham 15/01/2019
Spoiled by Spoilers! Promo Image
Ravnica Allegiance is set to be released on the 25th of January, James looks at some of the key cards you might see on the other side of the table in upcoming tournaments or might want to pick up to play yourself! read more...
Francesco Giorgio 11/01/2019
Synergies in Ultimate Masters Sealed Promo Image
Team Axion Now limited expert Francesco Giorgio talks about how to tackle the sealed format of the last ever Masters set, proposing a card evaluation and deck building strategy based on small synergy over raw power. read more...
Francesco Giorgio 06/12/2018
An Overview of Jeskai Control in Standard Promo Image
Francesco Giorgio takes a look at one of the major archetypes of the Standard format, that after months of the set release, still appears at tournaments top tables with a variety of decklists. This article will shed some light on the card choices around Jeskai Control and how to tune it to beat any specific metagame you might expect. read more...
George Channing 04/12/2018
Shifting Standard Promo Image
Team Axion’s George Channing looks at the ever-changing landscape of the Standard Metagame and the innovations and implications from Grand Prix Shizuoka! read more...
Autumn Burchett 23/11/2018
Autumn Burchett plays Golgari Midrange! Promo Image
Join Autumn as they play a competitive constructed event on Magic Arena with the Golgari Midrange deck they took to a 20th place finish at Pro Tour Guilds of Ravnica! read more...
Raoul Zimmermann 21/11/2018
Guilds of Ravnica Sealed Promo Image
In this article, Raoul takes an in-depth look at Guilds of Ravnica Sealed, focusing on the strengths and weaknesses of the guilds and the general makeup of the format. read more...
Joao Choca 20/11/2018
Franjeskai, KCI and Sai Promo Image
Joao walks us through three events over three weeks, from GP Lille to PT Atlanta. He starts with Standard in Lille before moving onto his Modern Top 8 at GP Atlanta and then Pro Tour where he finished 10-6 and coming within sight of his coveted Silver Level. read more...
George Channing 16/11/2018
How I Draft Guilds of Ravnica Promo Image
After having his best draft record ever at Pro Tour Guilds of Ravnica, Team Axion member George Channing brings you his controversial insight into the Draft format! read more...
David Calf 07/11/2018
Golgari Midrange and keys to the mirror Promo Image
What do you do when you're facing down Golgari in the mirror? David Calf gives his insight into your best options. read more...
Usama Sajjad 08/10/2018
Why I think Tron is a good choice in Modern Promo Image
Team Axion Member Usama Sajjad discusses one of Modern’s most powerful decks and the archetype his team took to PT25. read more...
Kayure Patel 25/08/2018
The Importance of Having a Plan In Limited Promo Image
Team Axion Now’s Kayure looks at one of the most important limited lessons he's learned from teammate and Gold Level Pro, Niels Molle. read more...
Francesco Giorgio 16/08/2018
Bant Turbofog Promo Image
Team Axion member and Silver Level Pro Francesco Giorgio discusses the deck he played at Pro Tour 25; the most innovative deck in Standard in recent years, Bant Turbofog! read more...
George Channing 15/08/2018
Road to Nationals: Autumn Burchett Promo Image
In the run up to English Nationals we interviewed some of the top performing English players from this season to get to know the likely favourites! read more...
George Channing 14/08/2018
Road to Nationals: Francesco Giorgio Promo Image
In the run up to English Nationals we interviewed some of the top performing English players from this season to get to know the likely favourites! read more...
George Channing 10/08/2018
Road to Nationals: Peter Ward Promo Image
In the run up to English Nationals we interviewed some of the top performing English players from this season to get to know the likely favourites! read more...
George Channing 09/08/2018
Road to Nationals: Player Spotlight, Rob Catton Promo Image
In the run up to English Nationals we interviewed some of the top performing English players from this season to get to know the likely favourites! read more...
George Channing 07/08/2018
Road to Nationals: Usama Sajjad Promo Image
In the run up to English Nationals we interviewed some of the top performing English players from this season to get to know the likely favourites! read more...
George Channing 07/08/2018
Road to Nationals: Francisco Sanchez Promo Image
In the run up to English Nationals we interviewed some of the top performing English players from this season to get to know the likely favourites! read more...
George Channing 06/08/2018
Road to Nationals: Charles Eliatamby Promo Image
In the run up to English Nationals we interviewed some of the top performing English players from this season to get to know the likely favourites! read more...
Joao Choca 04/08/2018
The Good, The Bad and The Duck: Three Weekends Promo Image
Team Axion member Joao Choca discusses the preparation process and the tournament that led to him clawing his way to the trophy at Grand Prix Turin. read more...
George Channing 02/08/2018
 Road to Nationals: Player Spotlight, Matt Brown Promo Image
In the run up to English Nationals we interviewed some of the top performing English players from this season to get to know the likely favourites! read more...
George Channing 01/08/2018
Road to Nationals: Player Spotlight, Marc Purvis Promo Image
In the run up to English Nationals we interviewed some of the top performing English players from this season to get to know the likely favourites! read more...
George Channing 31/07/2018
Road to Nationals: Luke Southworth Promo Image
In the run up to English Nationals we interviewed some of the top performing English players from this season to get to know the likely favourites! read more...
George Channing 31/07/2018
Road to Nationals: Christoph Green Promo Image
In the run up to English Nationals we interviewed some of the top performing English players from this season to get to know the likely favourites! read more...
George Channing 28/07/2018
Road to Nationals: Player Spotlight, Nick Waugh Promo Image
In the run up to English Nationals we interviewed some of the top performing English players from this season to get to know the likely favourites! read more...
Niels Molle 07/07/2018
Pro Tour Dominaria Promo Image
Gold Pro and Team Axion member Niels Molle discusses his tournament and preparation for Pro Tour Dominaria! read more...
George Channing 05/06/2018
Pro Tour Dominaria Analysis Promo Image
Team Axion Now member and resident metagame analyst George Channing takes a deeper look at the results from Pro Tour Dominaria. read more...
James Allingham 28/02/2018
Modern Unbans and Pro Tour RIX Promo Image
James gives his take on what everyone's favourite Mind Sculptor means for modern! read more...
Kayure Patel 25/02/2018
Jundstice Prevails Promo Image
Kayure Patel aka @BloodbraidElf rejoices as his namesake makes her long awaited return to Modern. He tries to contain his excitement long enough to work out how best to use it. read more...
Tom Law 26/01/2018
Rivals of Ixalan Limited: Initial Primer Promo Image
Tom and the Axion Now team gives you their take on the Rivals of Ixalan format for weekend. read more...
Sean Li 07/12/2017
Searching for Tomorrow; A Titanshift Primer Promo Image
With GP Madrid coming up next weekend, Sean takes a look at a reasonable choice for Team Unified Modern - Titanshift. He goes through the list he played at the recent RPTQ and some tips for playing the deck. read more...
James Allingham 05/12/2017
A Company You Can Count On! Promo Image
Team Axion member James Allingham breaks down Counters Company, the deck which qualified him for his first Pro Tour! read more...
George Channing 15/11/2017
Dinosaurs, Pirates and Preperation Promo Image
Team Axion Now’s George Channing discusses his preparation for Pro Tour Ixalan in depth! read more...
Francois Hauchard 19/09/2017
Nationals 2017 Promo Image
Francois reflects on a super successful weekend for Axion at the England National Championship in Derby! read more...
Francesco Giorgio 15/09/2017
A Temur Primer Promo Image
Francesco Giorgio takes a look at one of the most important decks in the current standard meta - Temur Black! read more...
Joao Choca 10/09/2017
Nationals 101 Promo Image
With Nationals around the corner, Joao gives some insight into what Standard holds in store for players! read more...
Niels Molle 08/09/2017
A Year on the Pro Tour (Part Two) Promo Image
Niels completes his two part series on his journey to Gold level status. read more...
George Channing 30/08/2017
Thirteen-Two with a Thirteen-Thirteen Promo Image
Team Axion Now’s George Channing talks about his Top 8 at Grand Prix Birmingham and how he got there! read more...
Niels Molle 24/07/2017
A Year on the Pro Tour (Part One) Promo Image
With the final Pro Tour of the year on the horizon, Niels reflects on the past year in the Pro Players Club. read more...
Joao Choca 01/07/2017
Affinity for Modern Promo Image
With Modern season on the horizon Joao takes a look at one of the most potent decks in Modern: Affinity. He deconstructs each card choice and offers you some choice tips on this GP winning deck. read more...
Francesco Giorgio 05/06/2017
GP Bologna Report Promo Image
Franceso goes over what to look out for in Amonkhet sealed, following his experience at GP Bologna. read more...
George Channing 18/05/2017
Pro Tour Amonkhet Analysis Promo Image
Team Axion Now’s resident Standard analyst gives you an insight into what the team have taken from the Pro Tour last weekend and how to use it! read more...
Francois Hauchard 17/05/2017
STANDARD: TOP8 DECK LIST FROM PPTQ Promo Image
Congratulations to the Top 8 players in Axion Now's PPTQ on 14th May. You'll find the decklists here. read more...
Francois Hauchard 02/05/2017
Modern: Top 8 deck list from MEGA GPT Promo Image
Congratulations to the Top 8 players in Axion Now's MEGA GPT on Monday 1st May. You'll find the decklists here. read more...
Francois Hauchard 02/05/2017
Legacy: Top 8 deck list from MEGA GPT Promo Image
Congratulations to the Top 8 players in Axion Now's MEGA GPT on Sunday 30th April. You'll find the decklists here. read more...
Tom Law 16/03/2017
Learning from the Past Promo Image
Tom goes over clips from a game he played during his run to a top 16 finish at GP Utrecht. read more...
Sean Knowelden 16/03/2017
Expected value vs Experience Value Promo Image
Sean Knowledon takes a look at Periliously Predicting Trends of Quality, or in other words, what you should expect to gain from going to a PPTQ. read more...
Kayure Patel 06/03/2017
Black, Green and mean in Pro Tour Aether Revolt Promo Image
Kayure breaks down the Black/Green deck his team mate took to the Top 8 of Pro Tour Aether Revolt and discusses the future of Black/Green in the Standard metagame. read more...
Joao Choca 06/03/2017
Much Mardu about Nothing Promo Image
Following his Top 16 finish in Grand Prix Utrecht, Joao goes over Mardu Vehicles, with advice on how to tune and sideboard with the deck. read more...
Niels Molle 04/03/2017
Pro Tour Aether Revolt Draft Camp Promo Image
Niels discusses the AER/KLD Draft format and his preparation for Grand Prix Prague and Pro Tour Aether Revolt! read more...
Joao Choca 02/03/2017
Boarding School Promo Image
Joao looks at the nuances of sideboarding and talks about some of the common pitfalls or mistakes players make between games. read more...
Francois Hauchard 08/02/2017
PPTQ Hour of Devastation Promo Image
A full house of 60 players battled to win this first step towards the Protour. Francois Hauchard reports on this exciting day and analyses the metagame. read more...
George Channing 26/01/2017
Efficient Construction: Advice on AER/KLD Sealed Promo Image
Team Axion share their thoughts and tips on Aether Revolt Sealed in advance of Grand Prix Prague and the new PPTQ Season. read more...
Autumn Burchett 24/01/2017
Autumn at Grand Prix Madrid Promo Image
After a successful win at the Axion Now Mega GPT Standard in October, Autumn Burchett was flown out to Madrid to take on over 1000 other Magic players in the exciting new Kaladesh standard format. Below she wrote about her experience, deck choices and some of the other decks she encountered during the Grand Prix! read more...
Team Axion Now 01/01/2017
Introducing Team Axion in 2017 Promo Image
Get to know the Team Axion players heading into this new and exciting Magical year. read more...
Joao Choca 21/12/2016
2016 Evolution of Modern Assets Promo Image
Modern in 2016 ranged from best to worst and everything in between. Joao analyses how the format has evolved and gives a snapshot of the current metagame heading into the new year! read more...
David Calf & Craig McGregor 15/12/2016
UW Flash Against Standard’s Top Tier Promo Image
Struggling to sideboard with UW during the PPTQ season? David & Craig are here to help you brush up your UW Flash sideboarding against the three Tier 1 decks of the Standard format. read more...
Francois Hauchard 06/11/2016
UW Flash: a powerful weapon  Promo Image
Decklists & tournament report from PPTQ Nashville: Standard read more...
Francois Hauchard 17/10/2016
Standard: Top 8 deck list from MEGA GPT Promo Image
Congratulations to the Top 8 players in Axion Now's MEGA GPT on Sunday 16th October. You'll find the decklists here. read more...
Jan Huang 09/10/2016
Sightseeing diary of a MEGA GPT winner Promo Image
Winning the MEGA GPT came as a surprise to me. I’ve always thought of myself as a competitive player but my small achievements in Magic have only come about in the past year thanks to a combination of friends, a small disposable income and a love for the game. read more...
Tom Law 29/08/2016
LAYING DOWN THE LAW Promo Image
With modern season in full swing and the Modern WMCQ right around the corner, our very own Tom Law gives you the lowdown on the deck he took to a 25th place finish at GP Lille read more...
George Channing 05/06/2016
Mobilized for War: RPTQ Stansted Promo Image
George Channing describes preparation and playing at Sealed RPTQ read more...
Henry Channing 30/05/2016
Plant, Angel, Locked Promo Image
One of the most daunting tasks during Grand Prix preparation is deck selection, Henry Channing describes how he went through the process for Standard GP Manchester. read more...
Team Axion Now 12/05/2016
Introducing Team Axion Now Promo Image
Team Axion Now is the newest, most exciting and probably best-looking team to grace the English Magic scene. We explain the background ... read more...
Joao Choca 23/04/2016
Limited Success at Pro Tour Madrid Promo Image
GP Bologna was great for Team Axion Now, the team successfully snuck 3 team members into PT Madrid. Now we’d have to go and show the world we aren’t just a fluke. read more...
Francois Hauchard 28/03/2016
MEGA Series: New York Promo Image
A very big THANK YOU to the full house of 274 players who braved the wrath of Storm Katie and travelled from all over the country to attend our Mega GPT New York in Milton Keynes, making it a fantastic celebration of Magic. read more...