The Battle of the Best Invitational ended this week with Reynad taking his first constructed tournament over formidable opponents such as Firebat in the finals and Thijs in the semifinals. Though Reynad had previously won Lord of the Arena 1, many were quick to point out that this particular tournament was both an arena tournament and an invitational tournament that he himself had hosted.
Reynad's MVP deck of the tournament was his Mech Mage, a deck that he 3-0'd Firebat with and a deck that many people are calling the strongest deck in the game right now after the Undertaker nerf. Reynad's interpretation of Mech Mage, however, was quite different from others' interpretation of it as he chose to include Blingtron 3000, The Black Knight, and 2 Water Elementals instead of the typical Mech Mage 4 Drops, Mechanical Yeti and Piloted Shredder. All decklists can be found on the Battle of the Best website via the link on the bottom of the post.
Battle of the Best was almost notably one of the first tournaments in a while not to get DDoS'd. The last few major online tournaments including Pinnacle 1, Pinnacle 2, Kinguin For Charity Winter 2015, and even the ESL Master Builder series, were all victims of DDoS attacks, but Battle of the Best seemed to free of such issues.