JÉRÉMY DEZANI RECLAIMS NUMBER ONE SPOT IN MILAN

Jérémy Dezani fought his way through a star-studded Top 8 in Milan to win his second Grand Prix title, defeating Marcio Carvalho and Nico Bohny along the way.

TOP 8 COVERAGE

Going into the weekend, there was only one thing No. 2 Jérémy Dezani could do to dethrone (1) Reid Duke as the leader in the 2013–2014 Player of the Year race. He needed to win, and that's exactly what he did.

To do so he needed to best 1,146 other players. About a thousand of them were eliminated on Day 1 as only 148 managed to win seven or more of their rounds in the Sealed Deck portion of the event. Another 140 were eliminated after the two booster drafts on Day 2. Joining Ivan Floch, Nico Bohny, Timothée Simonot, and Marcio Carvalho in a star-studded Top 8, he personally eliminated Carvalho and Bohny to claim the title!

Grand Prix Milan, along with Grand Prix Washington D.C., marks the end of Theros/Born of the Gods/Journey into Nyx Limited at the Grand Prix level. Since the format was well-explored there were no truly new insights this weekend. Instead, players built upon their experience to showcase the interesting and intricate nature of the format for one final time.

Now it's time for us to say goodbye. Goodbye, Theros, and congratulations to Jérémy Dezani, champion of Grand Prix Milan 2014!

DAY 2 COVERAGE

Play on Day 2 of Grand Prix Milan 2014 has commenced and that means booster draft! Yesterday, players here in Milan and at the Grand Prix in Washington D.C. had said goodbye to the Theros/Born of the Gods/Journey into Nyx Sealed Deck format, and today is the final curtain call for Theros/Born of the Gods/Journey into Nyx Booster Draft at Grand Prix.

Taking part in the first two drafts of the day will be 148 players. They escaped the carnage of yesterday's grueling nine rounds with records of 7-2 or better. Of those 148, four players lead the field at the start of the day with perfect scores of 9-0: Mikael Magnusson, Flavio Koepfli, Sergey Ryaboshuk, and Timothée Simonot.

These four may have a head start over the competition but serious contenders are not far behind, with Nico Bohny, Ivan Floch, Lukas Blohon, Javier Dominguez, Pierre Dagen, (2) Jérémy Dezani, Jamie Parke, Patrick Dickmann, Wenzel Krautmann, Florian Koch, Martin Jůza, (22) Raphaël Lévy, Frank Karsten, Guillaume Wafo-Tapa, Marijn Lybaert, Anssi Alkio, Fabrizio Anteri and a host of others all having made the cut to Day 2.

Follow us as we continue to bring you full coverage of Grand Prix Milan 2014!

DAY 1 COVERAGE

Day 1 of Grand Prix Milan 2014 is in the books and Timothée Simonot leads the pack overnight!

It's been a great day of Magic, full of exciting games, amazing plays, and interesting deck building decisions. While we bid adieu to Theros/Born of the Gods/Journey into Nyx Sealed Deck, 148 players are poised to return tomorrow for some of the final Theros/Born of the Gods/Journey into Nyx booster drafts ever to be played at Grand Prix. Of those 148, four players lead the field overnight: Mikael Magnusson, Flavio Koepfli, Sergey Ryaboshuk, and, in first place, Timothée Simonot (pictured above being hugged by Pierre Dagen).

These four may have a head start over the competition but serious contenders are not far behind, with Nico Bohny, Ivan Floch, Lukas Blohon, Javier Dominguez, Pierre Dagen, (2) Jérémy Dezani, Jamie Parke, Patrick Dickmann, Wenzel Krautmann, Florian Koch, Martin Jůza, (22) Raphaël Lévy, Frank Karsten, Guillaume Wafo-Tapa, Marijn Lybaert, Anssi Alkio, Fabrizio Anteri and a host of others all having made the cut to Day 2.

We too will return then to bring you full coverage of the second day and the Top 8 of Grand Prix Milan. Until then, good night, Theros.

TOP 8 DECKLISTS

NICO BOHNY - GRAND PRIX MILAN 2014 TOP 8

IVAN FLOCH - GRAND PRIX MILAN 2014 TOP 8

SERAFIN WELLINGER - GRAND PRIX MILAN 2014 TOP 8

GUIDO CITINO - GRAND PRIX MILAN 2014 TOP 8

MARCIO CARVALHO - GRAND PRIX MILAN 2014 TOP 8

JÉRÉMY DEZANI - GRAND PRIX MILAN 2014 TOP 8

TIMOTHÉE SIMONOT - GRAND PRIX MILAN 2014 TOP 8

EVGENY PESTOV - GRAND PRIX MILAN 2014 TOP 8

TOP 8 BRACKET

(7)
Jérémy Dezani, 2-1
(3)
Serafin Wellinger
(4)
Evgeny Pestov
(2)
Marcio Carvalho, 2-1
(5)
Guido Citino
(1)
Nico Bohny, 2-1
(6)
Ivan Floch, 2-0
(8)
Timothée Simonot
(7)
Jérémy Dezani, 2-1
(2)
Marcio Carvalho
(1)
Nico Bohny, 2-0
(6)
Ivan Floch
(7)
Jérémy Dezani, 2-1
(1)
Nico Bohny

TOP 8 PLAYERS

Jérémy Dezani

1st Place $4,000 - See Profile

Nico Bohny

2nd Place $2,700 - See Profile

Marcio Alexandre Pinto de Carvalho

3rd Place $1,500 - See Profile

IVAN FLOCH

4th Place $1,500 - See Profile

Serafin Wellinger

5th Place $1,000 - See Profile

Evgeny Pestov

6th Place $1,000 - See Profile

Guido Citino

7th Place $1,000 - See Profile

Timothée Simonot

8th Place $1,000 - See Profile

PAIRINGS, RESULTS, AND STANDINGS

FINAL STANDINGS

PAIRINGS

DAY ONE   1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
DAY TWO    10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15

RESULTS:

DAY ONE   1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
DAY TWO    10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15

STANDINGS: 

DAY ONE   1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
DAY TWO    10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15

VIDEO ARCHIVE

Grand Prix Milan 2014 Finals: Jeremy Dezani vs. Nico Bohny (Booster Draft)
Grand Prix Milan 2014 - Finals
01:02:43
Grand Prix Milan 2014 Semifinals (Booster Draft)
Grand Prix Milan 2014 - Semifinals
00:38:07
Grand Prix Milan 2014 Quarterfinals (Booster Draft)
Grand Prix Milan 2014 - Quarterfinals
00:39:54