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Teams at Pro Tour Born of the Gods

Hello Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour fans, this is Lauren Lee with another Team Coverage page for Pro Tour Born of the Gods, this time on Gathering Magic! If you see any mistakes, want to make changes, or have additional information, please contact me at @mulldrifting or on Facebook. This page will be updated as the Pro Tour unfolds, so keep an eye on it.

Of course, a few reminders:

  • Follow Pro Tour Born of the Gods on Twitter: #PTBNG

  • The rankings in [brackets] are from the latest Top 25 Rankings list found here.
  • People listed in (parentheses) are not attending the Pro Tour but helped out their team.


13 Angry Men

This team was almost called "Team IslandDivert" until they found a much better name!

Eduardo Borges

Twitter: @eduardobsg

Country: Brazil

Occupation: Data Analyst

Qualified via: PTQ Porto Alegre

Accomplishments: Multiple cash finishes at Grand Prix and Pro Tours, Tuning winning decks


Matthias Hunt

Twitter: @MtGMatthias

Country: USA

Occupation: Math Tutor, SCGLive Commentator

Qualified via: Silver

Accomplishments: 11th Worlds 2011, 5th GP Indianapolis 2012, Rookie of the Year 2011


Jasper Johnson-Epstein

Twitter: @jasperje

Country: USA

Occupation: Magic Player

Qualified via: PTQ Coon Rapids

Accomplishments: Top 50 PT Honolulu 2012 (first PT), PTQ Top 8 grinder from Madison, Top 16 GP Toronto 2012, Qed for Atlanta


Bing Luke

Twitter: @prolepsis9

Country: USA

Occupation: MTGO Grinder

Qualified via: 2013 MOCS Participant


Stephen Neal

Country: USA

Occupation: Graduate Student

Qualified via: PTQ Ames

Accomplishments: Top 50 Pro Tour San Juan and Barcelona, Madison/Milwaukee City Champion



Greg Ogreenc

Twitter: @G3nGr3g

Country: USA

Occupation: Java Developer / Programmer Analyst

Qualified via: GP Toronto Top 8, PTQ Madison

Accomplishments: 2nd GP Toronto 2013, 8th GP Kansas City 2013, 24th GP Oklahoma City (Theros Limited), 29th GP Vancouver (Standard), MTGCARDMARKET Team Captain


David Pargh

Twitter: @Timrod

Twitch Stream: Timr0d

Country: USA

Occupation: Smoke Shop Employee

Qualified via: PTQ Albany

Accomplishments: Two GP Top 64s



Andrejs Prost

Twitter: @andrejsprost

Country: USA / Latvia

Occupation: Student

Qualified via: Gold

Accomplishments: 8th PT Dragon's Maze, 7th PT Philadelphia 2011, 5th GP Seattle-Tacoma 2012, 9th GP Rotterdam


Dan Sondike

Country: USA

Occupation: Student

Qualified via: PTQ Allentown

Accomplishments: Multiple GP Cashes and PT Day 2s, Fifth Highest Win Percentage in 8-4 Drafts Online


Timothy "Ty" Thomason

Twitter: @ceciliajupe

Country: USA

Occupation: Student / Engineering Intern

Qualified via: GP Oklahoma City Top 4

Accomplishments: 3rd GP Oklahome City 2013, SCG Legacy Open Dallas Champion, State Champion of three different states (2HG South Carolina 2006, 2HG Hawaii 2007, Standard Texas 2011)


(Jarvis Yu)


(Chris Mascioli)



Flipsidegaming.com

A group of Pro Tour and Grand Prix grinders team up under the Flipsidegaming.com sponsorship banner, but it's their love of Ben Friedman that keeps them together.

Jared Boettcher

Twitter: @illethia

Country: USA

Occupation: Student, Grinder, Pastime Legends

Qualified via: GP DC Top 8

Accomplishments: 2nd GP DC 2013, Top 16 GP Chicago & GP Columbus


Max Brown

Twitter: @Mono_Brown

Country: USA

Occupation: Student, Flipsidegaming.com

Qualified via: PTQ Rochester

Accomplishments: SCG Vegas Invitational Champion, Top 32ed multiple Grand Prix


Bryan Gottlieb

Country: USA

Qualified via: PTQ Hartford

Accomplishments: Legacy SCG Open Series Player


Pete Ingram

Twitter: @pingram627

Country: USA

Occupation: Student

Qualified via: PTQ Selden

Accomplishments: 6th GP Miami 2013, Top 50 PT Honolulu 2009, Top 100 PT Kyoto 2009


Dan Jordan

Twitter: @DanJordanMTG

Country: USA

Occupation: Poker / Magic Grinder

Qualified via: Gold

Accomplishments: Top 16 three Pro Tours, 8th GP Toronto 2012, 3rd GP Indianapolis 2012,


Robert Victory

Country: USA

Qualified via: PTQ Philadelphia

Accomplishments: 2nd GP Boston-Worcester 2012



Card Monster Games

A relatively unknown contingency, the Card Monster Games team steps up the main Pro Tour stage!

Jonathan Hickerson

Country: USA

Qualified via: PT Theros Top 25


Joseph Keaveny

Country: USA

Qualified via: PTQ Duluth


Spencer Garnier

Country: USA

Qualified via: PTQ Richmond


Michael Majors

Country: USA

Occupation: Student

Qualified via: PT Theros Top 25

Accomplishments: 2nd GP Atlanta 2012


Conner Russell

Country: USA

Qualified via: PTQ Memphis



ChannelFireball

#TeamCFB The "classic" Team ChannelFireball is ready for yet another Pro Tour, with EIGHT people in the Top 25 rankings. Check out their team page here. It's already got a pun or two.

Pat Cox

Twitter: @wildestnacatl

Country: USA

Occupation: Systems Engineer

Qualified via: Gold

Accomplishments: 8th PT Nagoya 2011, 2nd GP Denver 2012, 6th GP Charleston 2012, 2nd GP Austin 2012, 7th GP Toronto 2010, 5th GP Oakland 2010


Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa

Twitter: @PVDDR

Country: Brazil

Occupation: Student / Magic Player

Qualified via: Hall of Fame

Accomplishments: Nine PT Top 8s (1st PT San Juan 2010), Twelve GP Top 8s, two-time National Champion


Eric Froehlich [16]

Twitter: @efropoker

Country: USA

Occupation: Poker Player

Qualified via: Platinum

Accomplishments: 4th PT Gatecrash, 5th Worlds 2010, 8th PT San Diego 2002, Nine GP Top 8s


Martin Juza [15]

Twitter: @@Juzam_

Country: Czech Republic

Occupation: Professional Tourist

Qualified via: Platinum

Accomplishments: 7th PT Austin 2009, 6th PT Berlin 2008, 18 GP Top 8s (four wins)


Frank Karsten

Twitter: @karsten_frank

Country: The Netherlands

Occupation: Game Theory & Operations Research PhD

Qualified via: Hall of Fame

Accomplishments: 7th Worlds 2008, 6th PT Nagoya 2005, 2nd Worlds 2005, Seven GP Top 8s, known for using statistics to make metagame calls


Brian Kibler [22]

Twitter: @bmkibler

Twitch Stream: bmkibler

Country: USA

Occupation: Minister of Propaganda at Stone Blade Entertainment

Qualified via: Hall of Fame

Accomplishments: PT Dark Ascension Champion, 6th PT Amsterdam 2010, 7th PT Honolulu 2009, PT Austin Champion 2009, 3rd PT Chicago 2000-01, Thirteen GP Top 8s (three wins)


Ben Lundquist

Twitter: @bennybeatdowns

Country: USA

Occupation: Game Designer

Qualified via: GP Oakland Top 8

Accomplishments: 3rd GP Oakland 2013, four more GP Top 8s, National Team '06


Shuhei Nakamura [8]

Twitter: @Nakashu_

Country: Japan

Occupation: Doomed Traveler

Qualified via: Hall of Fame

Accomplishments: 3rd PT Hollywood 2008, 4th PT Valencia 2007, 3rd PT Prague 2006, 2nd PT Columbus 2005, 7th Worlds 2005, 23 GP Top 8s (six wins)


David Ochoa [18]

Twitter: @_DavidOchoa

Country: USA

Occupation: Writer

Qualified via: Platinum

Accomplishments: 3rd PT Return to Ravnica, 6th GP Costa Rica 2012, 6th GP Austin 2012, 8th GP Orlando 2012, 7th GP Portland 2010, 6th GP Minneapolis 2009


Brock Parker

Country: USA

Occupation: Writer at ChannelFireball.com

Qualified via: Silver

Accomplishments: 1st PT Boston 2003 with William Jensen & Matt Linde, GP Pittsburgh Champion 2013, 5 more GP Top 8s, poker pro


Luis Scott-Vargas

Twitter: @lsv

Country: USA

Occupation: Writer at ChannelFireball.com

Qualified via: Hall of Fame

Accomplishments: Five PT Top 8s (1st Berlin 2008), Ten GP Top 8s (four wins)

Flavor: Pun master


Shahar Shenhar [4]

Twitter: @shaharshahar_

Country: USA

Occupation: Powerful Wizard

Qualified via: Platinum

Accomplishments: Magic World Cup Champion 2013, Top 25 PT Gatecrash, Five GP Top 8s (three wins)


Ben Stark [1]

Twitter: @BenS8528

Country: USA

Occupation: None

Qualified via: Hall of Fame

Accomplishments: 3rd Magic World Cup 2013, 3rd PT Gatecrash, PT Paris Champion 2011, 7th PT Kobe 2004, 6th PT San Diego, 13 GP Top 8s


Kenji Tsumura

Twitter: @KenjiTsumura

Country: Japan

Occupation: Student

Qualified via: Hall of Fame

Accomplishments: Six PT Top 8s, Thirteen GP Top 8s (two wins)


Josh Utter-Leyton [2]

Twitter: @wrapter

Country: USA

Occupation: Software Engineer

Qualified via: Platinum

Accomplishments: 4th Magic World Cup 2013, 4th PT Dragon's Maze, 2nd PT Philadelphia 2011, 7th Worlds 2011, 5th PT San Juan 2010, 7 GP Top 8s



ChannelFireball Pantheon

#TeamCFBP The team formerly known as Team StarCityGames.com and Team SCGBlack has now gained the title Pantheon, marking its move to a new sponsorship with ChannelFireball. They've also gained a new but familiar face in Rich Hoaen! Check out their team page here.

Sam Black [6]

Twitter: @SamuelHBlack

Country: USA

Occupation: Magic Player / Writer for SCG

Qualified via: Gold

Accomplishments: 3rd PT Theros, 3rd PT Philadelphia 2011, 1st Team Worlds 2008, Seven GP Top 8s

Flavor: Won a car playing Magic


Kai Budde

Twitter: @kaibudde

Country: Germany

Occupation: Trader

Qualified via: Hall of Fame

Accomplishments: Seven Individual PT Top 8s (five wins), Three Team PT Top 4s (two wins), Fifteen GP Top 8s (seven wins), four-time Player of the Year


Patrick Chapin

Twitter: @thepchapin

Country: USA

Occupation: Magic Player / Writer for SCG

Qualified via: Hall of Fame

Accomplishments: 6th PT Paris 2011, 2nd Worlds 2007, 6th PT LA 1998-99, 8th PT New York 1996-97, Three GP Top 8s, author of Next Level Magic & Next Level Deckbuilding


Matt Costa

Twitter: @mattccosta

Country: USA

Occupation: Student / Magic Player

Qualified via: Gold

Accomplishments: 7th PT Dark Ascension, 8th GP Miami 2013, 5th GP Atlantic City 2013, GP Baltimore Champion 2012, Three more GP Top 8s


Andrew Cuneo

Twitter: @AndrewCuneo

Country: USA

Occupation: Programmer

Qualified via: GP DC Top 8

Accomplishments: 4th Team PT New York 2001, 2nd Team PT New York 2001, 6th GP DC 2013, 2nd GP Lincoln 2012, Invented "Draw-Go"


Reid Duke [3]

Twitter: @reidduke

Country: USA

Occupation: MTG

Qualified via: Platinum

Accomplishments: 2nd MWC 2013, Eight GP Top 8s (two wins), MOCS Champion 2011


Jon Finkel

Twitter: @JonnyMagic00

Country: USA

Occupation: Managing Partner at Landscape Capital

Qualified via: Hall of Fame

Accomplishments: Fourteen PT Top 8s (three wins), Nine GP Top 8s (three wins), a founder of Gamers Helping Gamers


Rich Hoaen

Twitter: @rhoaen

Country: Canada

Occupation: Management Consultant

Qualified via: GP Kyoto Top 4 Teams

Accomplishments: 8th PT Yokohama 2003, 1st Team GP Kyoto with Alex Hayne & Mike Hron, Six more GP Top 8s (two wins)


William Jensen

Twitter: @hueyjensen

Country: USA

Occupation: Gamer

Qualified via: Hall of Fame

Accomplishments: 1st Team PT Boston 2003, 8th PT Chicago 2003, 4th PT Venice 2003, 6th PT London 1999-00, 1st GP Oakland 2013, 8 more GP Top 8s


Tom Martell [7]

Twitter: @tommartell

Twitch Stream: tommartell

Country: USA

Occupation: Lawyer / Entrepeneur

Qualified via: Platinum

Accomplishments: 1st PT Gatecrash, 12th WMC 2013, 7th PT Paris 2011, 4 GP Top 8s (1st Indianapolis 2012)


Gabriel Nassif

Twitter: @gabnassif

Country: France

Occupation: Poker Player

Qualified via: Hall of Fame

Accomplishments: 9 PT Top 8s with 2 wins, 6 GP Top 8s, successful poker player

Flavor: Cruel Ultimatum


Brad Nelson

Twitter: @fffreakmtg

Country: USA

Occupation: StarCityGames.com Content Provider

Qualified via: Silver

Accomplishments: 6th PT San Juan 2010, 2nd PT Amsterdam 2010, 3rd GP Miami 2013, 3rd GP Atlantic City 2013, 2nd GP Minneapolis 2012, 2nd GP Toronto 2010, 1st GP D.C. 2010, 2 more GP Top 8s, 2010 Player of the Year


Paul Rietzl [17]

Twitter: @paulrietzl

Country: USA

Occupation: Executive Recruiter

Qualified via: Gold

Accomplishments: 6th PT Theros, 2nd PT Paris 2011, 1st PT Amsterdam 2010, 3rd PT Honolulu 2009, 8 GP Top 8s


Owen Turtenwald [12]

Twitter: @OwenTweetenwald

Country: USA

Occupation: Writer for ChannelFireball.com

Qualified via: Platinum

Accomplishments: 5th PT Gatecrash, 12 GP Top 8s, 2011 Player of the Year


Gaudenis Vidugiris

Twitter: @gaudenis

Country: USA

Occupation: Lawyer

Qualified via: Gold

Accomplishments: 2nd PT Avacyn Restored, Top 8 PT Nagoya 2011, 6 GP Top 8s (3 wins), Team Lithuania Captain


(Zvi Mowshowitz)



Doge

#TeamDoge So Magic. Such team. Wow.

Kevin Anctil

Country: USA

Qualified via: PTQ Montreal


Christian Calcano [25]

Twitter: @CCalcano

Country: USA

Occupation: Gold Pro / Taxi Dispatcher

Qualified via: Gold

Accomplishments: Top 16 PT Theros, Top 25 PT Return to Ravnica, Grand Prix Minneapolis Champion 2012, Top 16 Worlds 2010


Nick Cuenca

Country: USA

Occupation: Security Officer

Qualified via: Silver

Accomplishments: Top 16 PT Dragon's Maze, Top 32 PT Theros. Massachusetts State Champion 2004


Brennan Decandio

Twitter: @BDecandio7

Country: USA

Qualified via: PTQ Sarasota

Accomplishments: Has amazing hair


Tannon Grace

Twitter: @TannonGrace

Country: USA

Occupation: Salesman / Student / Gamer

Qualified via: PTQ Baton Rouge

Accomplishments: 4th GP Daytona Beach 2007


Matt McGraw

Country: USA

Occupation: Student

Qualified via: PTQ Biloxi


Ted McCluskie

Twitter: @tedmccluskie

Country: Canada

Occupation: Software Engineer

Qualified via: GP DC Top 8

Accomplishments: 7th GP DC 2013, PTQ Top 8 Grinder, has won several Canadian Magic Tour events, FNM Hero at least twice


Patrick Pichette

Country: Canada

Qualified via: PTQ Ste-Foy



Elaborate Ruse

#ElaborateRuse This team is full of European all-stars and a couple Brazilians for good measure. Is this ruse elaborate or just awesome?

Stanislav Cifka [11]

Twitter: @StanislavCifka

Country: Czech Republic

Occupation: Gamer

Qualified via: Platinum

Accomplishments: PT Return to Ravnica Champion, Three GP Top 8s, 2013 Czech Republic National Champion, Over $66K in Lifetime Winnings

Flavor: Top-ranked chess player


Willy Edel [10]

Twitter: @bazardebagda

Country: Brazil

Occupation: Store Owner

Qualified via: Platinum

Accomplishments: Top Latin American player, Four PT Top 8s, Six GP Top 8s (one win), Over $96K in Lifetime Winnings


Ivan Floch

Country: Slovakia

Occupation: Tourist

Qualified via: Gold

Accomplishments: Team World Champion 2010, Three-time Slovakian National Champion ('10, '11, '13), GP Lisbon Champion 2012


Juliano Gennari Souza (babones)

Twitter: @babones_mtgo

Country: Brazil

Occupation: MTGO Grinder

Qualified via: PTQ Rio De Janeiro

Accomplishments: Attendeded last year's World Cup, 9th GP Sao Paulo 2012, 15th GP Santiago 2011


Simon Gortzen

Twitter: @simongoertzen

Country: Germany

Occupation: PhD Student

Qualified via: PTQ Koln

Accomplishments: PT San Diego 2010 Champion, 4th GP Paris 2008

Flavor: Compiled a helpful spreadsheet of Modern staples


Lukas Jaklovsky

Country: Czech Republic

Occupation: Student

Qualified via: Gold

Accomplishments: 6th World Championships 2010, 2nd GP Bilbao 2013, 4th Team GP San Jose 2012, 2nd GP Philadelphia 2012


Joel Larsson

Twitter: @JoelLarsson1991

Twitch Stream: svmtv

Country: Sweden

Occupation: Doctor's Administrator

Qualified via: Gold

Accomplishments: 2nd PT Gatecrash, 2nd Team GP Utrecht 2013, Three Individual Grand Prix Top 8s

Flavor: Known as Swedish Brian Kibler


Ludde Londos

Country: Sweden

Occupation: Student

Qualified via: PTQ Stockholm

Accomplishments: 8th GP Brussels 2010, Top 50 PT Philadelphia 2011, Professional Railbird


Denniz Rachid

Country: Sweden

Occupation: Student

Qualified via: Gold

Accomplishments: 6th PT Avacyn Restored, 5th PT Dark Ascension, 7th GP Warsaw 2013


Olle Rade

Country: Sweden

Qualified via: Hall of Fame

Accomplishments: Five PT Top 8s, Grand Prix Stockholm Champion 97-98, First Player of the Year, First non-American PT winner and the youngest at 17


Elias Watsfeldt

Country: Sweden

Occupation: Philanthropist, Gourmand

Qualified via: Silver

Accomplishments: 2nd Team GP Utrecht 2013, Three Individual GP Top 8s


Matej Zatlkaj

Twitter: @Big_Z_MTG

Country: Slovakia

Qualified via: PT Theros Top 25

Accomplishments: 7th PT Dragon's Maze, 2nd PT Berlin 2008, 8th GP Krakow 2007

Flavor: On the European Wizards coverage team



FacetoFaceGames

#TeamF2F / @TeamFacetoFace The Canadians have some new friends with them! Notably they added SCG's Todd Anderson and Brian Braun-Duin to their enlistment. With Insane Hayne at the helm, this team's ready for a head-to-head with the other contenders. Check out their team page here.

Todd Anderson

Twitter: @strong_sad

Twitch Stream: strong_sad

Country: USA

Occupation: Content Producer for StarCityGames.com

Qualified via: GP Albuquerque Top 4

Accomplishments: Four GP Top 8s, SCG Invitational Champion


Brian Braun-Duin

Twitter: @BraunDuinIt

Country: USA

Occupation: Content Producer & Warehouse Associate for StarCityGames.com

Qualified via: GP Louisville Top 4

Accomplishments: GP Louisville Champion 2013, Four SCG Invitational Top 8s


Alexander Hayne [14]

Twitter: @InsayneHayne

Country: Canada

Occupation: Magic Player

Qualified via: Gold

Accomplishments: PT Avacyn Restored Champion, Five GP Top 8s (three wins), Rookie of the Year 2012


Alex Majlaton

Twitter: @AlexMajlaton

Country: USA

Occupation: Statistician

Qualified via: GP Detroit Top 8

Accomplishments: Six GP Top 8s, Two PT Top 50s


Josh McClain

Twitter: @Good_Game_

Country: USA

Occupation: Student

Qualified via: GP Detroit Top 8

Accomplishments: GP Detroit Champion 2013, 2nd GP Miami 2013


Glenn McIelwain

Twitter: @gmacmtg

Country: Canada

Occupation: Civil Engineer / Web Developer

Qualified via: GP DC Match Points

Accomplishments: Beat David Caplan in a Cube draft, Multiple FNM cashes


Ben Moir

Twitter: @B_Moir

Country: Canada

Occupation: Student

Qualified via: Two GP Top 8s

Accomplishments: 6th GP Toronto 2013, 3rd GP Detroit 2013


Sam Pardee

Twitter: @Smdster

Country: USA

Occupation: Web Designer

Qualified via: GP Albuquerque Top 4

Accomplishments: 2nd GP Albuquerque 2013, GP Portland Champion 2013, 2nd GP Toronto 2012, Top 4 MOCS 2012


Dave Shiels

Country: USA

Occupation: Student

Qualified via: Gold

Accomplishments: 2nd GP Baltimore 2012, GP Dallas/Fort Worth Champion 2011, 4th GP Charlotte 2005, Top 16 PT Gatecrash


Lucas Siow

Twitter: @toordeforce

Country: Canada

Occupation: Bank Analyst

Qualified via: Silver

Accomplishments: 2nd Team GP San Jose, 2nd GP Columbus 2012, World Magic Cup Team 2012


Jon Stern [20]

Twitter: @JonSternMTL

Country: Canada

Occupation: Magic Player

Qualified via: Gold

Accomplishments: 4th GP Vancouver 2014, 2nd GP Louisville 2013, GP Atlantic City Champion 2013, 7th GP Toronto 2012, Top 16 PT Gatecrash


Jacob Wilson

Twitter: @JacobWilson95

Country: USA

Occupation: Student / Card Player

Qualified via: Gold

Accomplishments: 6th GP Calgary 2013, 2nd GP Strasbourg 2013, GP Chicago 2012 Champion


Steven Wolfman

Country: Canada

Occupation: Software Developer

Qualified via: PTQ Toronto

Accomplishments: 3rd PT Philadelphia 2005, 2nd Team PT Boston 2002 with David Rood & Elijah Pollock, two Nationals Top 8s



Finland-US

An interesting alliance between Finland and the United States. What will they bring to the table?

Carlos Ale

Country: USA

Occupation: Student

Qualified via: GP Oakland Top 8

Accomplishments: 5th GP Oakland 2013


Anssi Alkio

Country: Finland

Qualified via: 2013 MOCS Participant


Justin Nguyen

Country: USA

Occupation: Student

Qualified via: Invitation Transfer

Accomplishments: 8th GP Las Vegas 2013, 4th SCG Standard Open Los Angeles 2012


Max Sjoblom

Country: Finland

Occupation: Student

Qualified via: PTQ Helsinki

Accomplishments: 5th PT Philadelphia 2011, 5th GP Ghent 2012, National Champion 2006, 3rd Team Worlds 2006, World Magic Cup Team Captain 2012


Jussi Tuurinkoski

Qualified via: MTGO PTQ


Hannu Vallin

Country: Finland

Qualified via: PTQ Talinn


Ben Yu

Country: USA

Occupation: Poker Player

Qualified via: MTGO PTQ



Japan

Japan's powerhouse team with five heavy-hitters! The spicy and controversial names on this list will be sure to stir up the scenery.

Makihito Mihara

Twitter: @ramiharu

Country: Japan

Qualified via: Platinum

Accomplishments: 4th PT Theros, 3rd PT Dragon's Maze, 7th PT Hollywood 2008, 8th PT Valencia 2007, World Champion 2007, Eight GP Top 8s (two wins), Five National Top 8s


Katsuhito Mori

Country: Japan

Qualified via: GP Kyoto Top 4 Teams

Accomplishments: 7th World Championships 2007, 8th World Championships 2006, World Champion 2005, Thirteen GP Top 8s (two individual wins, two team wins)


Tomoharu Saito

Twitter: @TomoharuSaito

Country: Japan

Occupation: Owner of Card Shop Hareru-ya

Qualified via: GP Kyoto Top 4 Teams

Accomplishments: 3rd PT Berlin 2008, 4th PT Yokohama 2007, 1st Team PT Charleston 2006, 7th PT Kobe 2006, 4th Team PT Atlanta 2005, Eighteen GP Top 8s (four wins)


Yuuta Takahashi

Country: Japan

Occupation: Ace Takahashi (Hareruya)

Qualified via: GP Hong Kong Top 4

Accomplishments: 2nd Team PT San Diego 2007, Six GP Top 8s (two wins)


Yuuya Watanabe

Country: Japan

Occupation: Magic Player

Qualified via: Platinum

Accomplishments: 2nd PT Return to Ravnica, 6th PT Austin 2009, Nineteen GP Top 8s (six wins)



MTGMadness

Austria, Germany, and Switzerland pool their talent to create this fantastic team, under the MTGMadness sponsorship banner.

Nico Bohny

Country: Switzerland

Occupation: Teacher

Qualified via: PT Theros Top 25

Accomplishments: 5th PT Paris 2011, 5th PT Hollywood 2008, GP Torino Champion 2006


Patrick Dickmann

Country: Germany

Occupation: Student

Qualified via: GP Antwerp Top 8

Accomplishments: GP Antwerp Champion 2013, 25th PT Nagoya 2011, 25th GP Bochum


Thomas Holzinger

Country: Austria

Occupation: Receptionist

Qualified via: Silver

Accomplishments: 7th PT Avacyn Restored, 5th GP Quebec City 2013, 7th GP Boston-Worcester 2012, Two National Top 8s


Wenzel Krautmann

Country: Germany

Qualified via: Silver

Accomplishments: GP Warsaw Champion 2013, 8th GP Quebec City 2013, 2nd GP Moscow 2012, 6th GP Helsinki 2005


Carsten Linden

Country: Germany

Qualified via: PT Theros Top 25


Valentin Mackl

Country: Austria

Occupation: Student

Qualified via: GP Valencia Top 4, GP Albuquerque Top 4

Accomplishments: 4th GP Albuquerque 2013, 4th GP Valencia 2013, 4th GP Miami 2013, Top 75 PT Theros


Florian Pils

Country: Germany

Qualified via: PTQ Liverpool

Accomplishments: 8th World Championships 2009, 7th GP Pittsburgh 2011, 4th GP Strasbourg 2007, 2nd GP Rimini 2005


Oliver Polak-Rottmann

Country: Austria

Occupation: Student

Qualified via: GP Vienna Top 8

Accomplishments: 8th GP Vienna 2013, 17th PT Dragon's Maze, National Champion 2008


Christian Seibold

Qualified via: MTGO PTQ


Lukas Tajak

Country: Germany

Occupation: Software Developer

Qualified via: PT Theros Top 25

Accomplishments: 7th GP Bochum 2012



MTGMintCard

All the teams are gearing up for this Pro Tour, and MTGMintCard especially. Check out this amazingly coordinated group shot! Read more about them in this interview article with BDM.

Jeffrey Chan

Country: Singapore

Occupation: Student

Qualified via: PTQ Singapore

Accomplishments: Top 64 PT Nagoya 2011, Top 32 four GPs


Kelvin Chew

Country: Singapore

Occupation: Student / GamesHaven

Qualified via: Gold

Accomplishments: 6th PT Return to Ravnica, World Magic Cup Team 2012, National Team 2011


Tzu Ching Kuo

Twitter: @tztyt

Country: Chinese Taipei

Occupation: Globetrotter

Qualified via: Gold

Accomplishments: 2012 World Magic Cup Champion, ten GP Top 8s, five Nationals appearances


Zhang Meng Qiu

Country: Hong Kong

Qualified via: MTGO PTQ

Accomplishments: World Magic Cup Team, World Championships National Team


Chapman Sim

Twitter: @Chapmansim

Country: Singapore

Occupation: Self-Employed

Qualified via: PTQ Bangkok

Accomplishments: 2nd GP Singapore 2013, World Magic Cup Team 2012, Owns an MTG Cafe


Lee Shi Tian

Twitter: @leearson

Country: Hong Kong

Occupation: Auditor

Qualified via: Gold

Accomplishments: 4th PT Return to Ravnica, GP Birmingham Champion 2008, 8th GP Taipei 2012, 7th GP Taipei 2008, World Magic Cup Team 2012


Wong Wei Quan

Country: Singapore

Occupation: MTG Trader

Qualified via: PTQ Petaling Jaya Selangor

Accomplishments: 4th GP Beijing 2013


Ken Yukuhiro

Country: Japan

Occupation: Card Shop

Qualified via: Gold

Accomplishments: 4th PT Avacyn Restored, Six GP Top 8s (one win)



Revolution

#TeamRevolution This massive team has over 20 players with France's best suiting up with Melissa DeTora and Samuele Estratti, among others.

Alexandre Aurejac

Qualified via: PTQ Antwerpen


Alexandre Bonneau

Country: France

Occupation: Tourist

Qualified via: GP Antwerp Top 8

Accomplishments: 8th GP Antwerp 2013


Eliott Boussaud

Country: France

Occupation: Student and Educator

Qualified via: GP Prague Top 8

Accomplishments: 7th GP Prague 2013


Rob Castellon

Country: USA

Qualified via: Silver

Accomplishments: 5th PT Dragon's Maze, Made Top 8 of his first Pro Tour

Flavor: Judge community hero


Kevin Chiche

Country: France

Occupation: Microbiology Student

Qualified via: PTQ Metz

Accomplishments: Top 16 GP Antwerp 2013, Top 8 French Nationals 2011


Pierre Dagen

Country: France

Occupation: Business Consultant

Qualified via: PT Theros Top 25

Accomplishments: 2nd PT Theros 2013, 6th GP Bochum, 3 GP Top 16s, Top 50 PT Nagoya 2011


Melissa DeTora

Twitter: @MelissaDeTora

Country: USA

Occupation: Magic Player, Writer for TCGPlayer.com

Qualified via: Gold

Accomplishments: 6th PT Gatecrash, 4th GP Santiago 2011


Jeremy Dezani [5]

Country: France

Occupation: Student / Magic Player

Qualified via: Platinum

Accomplishments: PT Theros Champion, Six GP Top 8s (one win)


Samuele Estratti

Country: Italy

Occupation: Student

Qualified via: Gold

Accomplishments: PT Philadelphia Champion 2011, 4th Team GP Utrecht 2013, 4th GP Verona 2013, 7th GP Malmo 2012, 3rd GP Milan 2011


Alexis Gallais

Country: France

Qualified via: PTQ Gardanne


Roberto Gonzales

Twitter: @robertjgonzales

Country: USA

Occupation: Magic Player / Writer

Qualified via: Silver

Accomplishments: 9th PT Gatecrash

Flavor: Bowtie enthusiast


Yann Guthmann

Country: France

Occupation: Economist

Qualified via: PT Theros Top 25

Accomplishments: World Magic Cup Champion with Team France, Top 25 PT Theros


Mark Jacobson

Country: USA

Occupation: Hardware Engineer at Nvidia

Qualified via: PTQ Sacramento

Accomplishments: 81st PT San Juan 2010


Olivier Levy

Qualified via: PTQ Angouleme


Raphael Levy [21]

Twitter: @hahamoud

Country: France

Occupation: Publisher of Jits Magazine France

Qualified via: Hall of Fame

Accomplishments: Three PT Top 8s, Nineteen GP Top 8s (four wins), World Magic Cup Champion with Team France


Damian Mole

Qualified via: PTQ Amiens


Guillaume Perbet

Qualified via: PTQ Bern


Justin Robb

Twitter: @S3d3cr3m

Twitch Stream: S3d3cr3m

Country: Australia

Occupation: IT

Qualified via: GP Brisbane Top 4

Accomplishments: GP Brisbane Champion 2013


Timothee Simonot

Country: France

Occupation: Au pair in London, writer for the French magazine Lotus Noir

Qualified via: Silver

Accomplishments: Magic World Cup Champion with Team France, GP London Champion 2013


Guillaume Wafo-Tapa

Country: France

Occupation: MTG and Poker Player

Qualified via: PT Theros Top 25

Accomplishments: 5th PT Theros out five PT Top 8s (one win), Seven GP Top 8s

Flavor: AKA "Waffle-Tacos"


Vidianto Wijaya

Twitter: @InfiniteThorn

Country: USA/Indonesia

Occupation: MTGDeals.com

Qualified via: PTQ San Diego

Accomplishments: GP Denver Champion 2012


(Miguel Gatica)



Seattle + Michael

The Woo Brothers team up for the first time at this Pro Tour! Joined by Martin, Jesse, and Michael, they make a formidable quintet.

Martin Goldman-Kirst

Country: USA

Occupation: Student

Qualified via: PTQ Portland

Accomplishments: Top Legacy Aluren player on the SCG Open Series


Jesse Hampton

Country: USA

Occupation: Poker Pro

Qualified via: Silver

Accomplishments: 6th PT Philadelphia 2011, Top 16 GP Dallas


Michael Hetrick

Twitter: @theshipitholla

Twitch Stream: theshipitholla

Country: USA

Occupation: ChannelFireball.com Contributor

Qualified via: PTQ Berkeley

Accomplishments: SCG Invitational Finalist, Top 50 PT Avacyn Restored, MTGO Stream Champion 2012


Elliott Woo

Country: USA

Occupation: Economic Research

Qualified via: GP Oakland Top 8

Accomplishments: 7th GP Oakland 2013


Travis Woo

Twitter: @travisdwoo

Twitch Stream: traviswoo

Country: USA

Occupation: Internet / Nature

Qualified via: GP Oakland Top 8

Accomplishments: Built and played decks and wrote about them.



TCGPlayer.com

Team TCGPlayer.com has an array of top players from all over the United States, including their newest addition to the team in venerated deckbuilder Conley Woods.

Harry Corvese

Twitter: @Hcorvese

Country: USA

Occupation: Soccer Coach

Qualified via: Silver

Accomplishments: 5th GP San Antonio 2012, 7th GP Philadelphia 2012, 8th GP Pittsburgh 2011


Joe Demestrio

Twitter: @jdemestrio

Country: USA

Occupation: Student

Qualified via: Silver

Accomplishments: 2nd GP Portland 2013, Top 16 GP Miami 2013, one PT Top 25


Chris Fennell

Country: USA

Occupation: Law School

Qualified via: Gold

Accomplishments: 15th PT Dragon's Maze, 2nd GP Indianapolis 2013, 3rd GP Atlanta 2008, 4th GP St. Louis 2006, 1st Team GP D.C. wtih Bill Stead & Charles Gindy


Marc Lalague

Twitter: @MarcLalague

Country: USA

Occupation: MTGDeals.com

Qualified via: Silver

Accomplishments: GP Mexico City Champion 2014, GP Anaheim Champion 2012, 4th GP Houston 2013


Ari Lax [24]

Twitter: @armlx

Country: USA

Occupation: Electrical Engineer

Qualified via: Gold

Accomplishments: GP Toronto Champion 2013, 6th GP Kansas City 2013, 2nd Team GP Providence 2013, 4th GP Atlantic City 2013, 3 more GP Top 8s, 2 PT Top 16s


Seth Manfield

Country: USA

Occupation: Magic Player

Qualified via: GP Toronto Top 8

Accomplishments: 5th GP Toronto 2013, 7th GP Dallas 2013, GP Kansas City Champion 2013, GP Daytona Beach Champion 2007, Top 16 Worlds 2009


Stephen Mann

Country: USA

Occupation: Magic Enthusiast

Qualified via: Gold

Accomplishments: 8th PT Gatecrash, 4th GP Orlando 2012


Matt McCullough

Country: USA

Occupation: Engineer

Qualified via: Invitation Transfer

Accomplishments: 2nd Team GP Providence with Ari Lax & Alexander John, Top 32 PT Philadelphia 2011


Andrew Shrout

Twitter: @JohnnyHSauceMTG

Country: USA

Occupation: MTGO Grinder

Qualified via: Silver

Accomplishments: 6th PT Dragon's Maze, MOCS S7 Champion 2012, 6 SCG Open Top 8s with 2 wins


Craig Wescoe [23]

Twitter: @Nacatls4Life

Country: USA

Occupation: Kor Artificer, Columnist at TCGPlayer.com

Qualified via: Platinum

Accomplishments: PT Dragon's Maze Champion, 4th Magic World Cup 2013, 8th Worlds 2011, 4th PT San Diego 2010, 4 GP Top 8s


Conley Woods

Twitter: @Conley81

Country: USA

Occupation: Game Designer / Gamer / Writer for ChannelFireball.com and TCGPlayer.com

Qualified via: Gold

Accomplishments: 3rd Worlds 2011, 4th PT Honolulu 2009, 6 GP Top 8s (one win)

Flavor: Conley GIF



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