EVENTS: Pro Tour Oath of the Gatewatch
Tao’s Titanic Breakthrough
Jiachen Tao piloted Team East West Bowl’s Blue-Red Eldrazi, the new titan of the Modern format, and smashed through multiple Hall of Famers and Pro Tour winners to become the Pro Tour Oath of the Gatewatch champion!
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February 12, 2016Placing 9th through 16th at Pro Tour Oath of the Gatewatch Brian David-Marshall
Several excellent players missed the Top 8 by the thinnest of margins, and BDM wants to ensure you don't miss out on their stories.
February 7, 2016Top 5 Moments of Pro Tour Oath of the Gatewatch Event Coverage Staff
With three days of tournament action, intense plays, big swings, and momentous celebrations, Pro Tours create a number of thrilling moments that etch out a place in our memories. This weekend, we've compiled our top five moments that made Pro Tour Oath of the Gatewatch a show to reme...
February 7, 2016Finals: Ivan Floch (Colorless Eldrazi) vs. Jiachen Tao (Blue-Red Eldrazi) Marc Calderaro
Jiachen Tao, or "JC" is a drafter. Always has been. Twice now he's qualified for a Pro Tour and had to learn the Constructed formats from scratch. Perhaps that's how he broke Modern. Rather than approaching the format with jaded eyes and preconceived notions, he attacked it with possibi...
February 6, 2016The 6-0 Oath of the Gatewatch Drafters Marc Calderaro
"Oh, this format is very easy," Pro Tour Dragons of Tarkir finalist Shota Yasooka told me, while talking about his 6-0 Pro Tour Oath of the Gatewatch draft performance. He was being glib, of course, but his words echoed the advice of the other 6-0 drafters I talked to today. Put in a sl...
February 6, 2016The Eldrazi Overlords Jacob Van Lunen
The big story of Modern this weekend is the success of Eldrazi decks that accelerate into powerful cards like Thought-Knot Seer and Reality Smasher using Eye of Ugin and Eldrazi Temple. The deck was known coming into Pro Tour Oath of the Gatewatch, but few could have predicted its compl...
February 5, 2016Team Introductions Marc Calderaro
There are some great teams of players here at Pro Tour Oath of the Gatewatch. Many of the names may be familiar—Ultra PRO, The Pantheon, ChannelFireball, Face to Face, DEX Army—and many of the players as well, but sometimes we could use a little more. Mike Rosenberg wrote a great primer...
February 4, 2016Pro Tour Oath of the Gatewatch FAQ and Teams Roster Mike Rosenberg
Mike lays out everything you need to know about this weekend's Pro Tour and introduces several teams hoping to leave their mark on Atlant...
FROM THE KITCHEN TABLE TO THE PRO TOUR
Magic is challenging at many levels—that’s what makes it so fun. Master one level and you’ll still have plenty of excitement ahead as you move on to the next test. Are you ready to step up your game?