Francesco Neo Amati


The Evolution of BennyHillz UW Control

The Evolution of BennyHillz UW Control

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Before ’s debut in Modern, BennyHillz dominated the UW Control scene with a UW Control deck that would become a new standard for the archetype, known for its versatile proactive… Read more

UW Midrange Primer: Assess, Adapt, and Ascend

UW Midrange Primer: Assess, Adapt, and Ascend

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Inspired by Darrel Feltner’s recent be-all-end-all primer for UW Tron, I’ve accomplished the same for an archetype I’ve known better than any other, UW Midrange. This primer, in collaboration with… Read more

Mirror Breakers: Beating Jeskai Control

Mirror Breakers: Beating Jeskai Control

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Thanks to Teferi, Hero of Dominaria, Jeskai Control is in one of the best positions it’s ever been in Modern. In fact, it was the most represented deck at SCG… Read more

One on One with Ben Nikolich (Modern Jeskai Control)

One on One with Ben Nikolich (Modern Jeskai Control)

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Last month, Benjamin Nikolich won the Star City Games Modern Open in Columbus with Jeskai Control.  In contrast to the Spell Queller and Geist of Saint Traft versions that were… Read more

“Next Leveling”: UWish w/ Jeff Hoogland

“Next Leveling”: UWish w/ Jeff Hoogland

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“Adding Glittering Wish to this archetype is good deck building, not just doing something because we can do it. It solves some problems UW has.” -Jeff Hoogland If you’re new… Read more

Deck Spotlight: (Modern) Bant Control

Deck Spotlight: (Modern) Bant Control

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If you’re a Control player in Modern, you know how unforgiving the format has been for us, most prominently due to variance. Maybe we’re gluttons for punishment, but we continue… Read more

A New Era: Esper Transcendent’s Evolution

A New Era: Esper Transcendent’s Evolution

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Around this time last year, I was brewing an Esper Midrange/Control deck that became known as “ET”, short for Esper Transcendent. Ultimately, the deck was designed to be disruptive, proactive,… Read more

Breaking Down Esper Transcendent with Dylan Brown

Breaking Down Esper Transcendent with Dylan Brown

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Expect the Unexpected This week, Esper Transcendent designer and Facebook Team Transcendent admin Francesco Neo Amati sat down with Dylan Brown after his recent 21st place finish at GP Brisbaine with… Read more

Transcending the Meta & Evolving Control with Esper Transcendent

Transcending the Meta & Evolving Control with Esper Transcendent

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Awakening a Potential Sleeping Giant in Modern This week we sit down with Francesco Neo Amati, progenitor of the Modern UW control community and Team Transcendent Facebook groups.  Amati has… Read more

(Modern) Tech Feature – Fear the Horror

(Modern) Tech Feature – Fear the Horror

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by Francesco Neo Amati   I had an epiphany and I’m not turning back… Wall of Omens vs Spellskite in (Modern) UW Control Wall of Omens has been a usual suspect… Read more