PRO TOUR BERLIN


You can't spell ELVES! without LSV.

Luis Scott-Vargas and his finely tuned version of the Elf deck went through The Tezzerator, the reigning Player of the Year, and the mirror match in the finals to take home the Pro Tour–Berlin title.

If you were looking for big Magic, Pro Tour-Berlin delivered on all accounts. The biggest individual Pro Tour ever showcased a big breakthrough for Scott-Vargas. The former U.S. National Champion won his first Pro Tour, thanks in large part to the defining deck archetype of the tournament: ELVES!

Traversing his way through mirror matches in the semifinals against Tomoharu Saito and Matej Zatlkaj in the finals, Scott-Vargas went off with his Elf combo at the right time to capture the Berlin championship and the $40,000 first prize.

Congratulations to all the players who made Berlin such a memorable weekend. We'll see you again next month when we trade ELVES! for Elvis as Memphis, Tennessee plays host to the Magic: The Gathering World Championships.

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Day 3 Wrap-up

With ELVES! and LSV reigning supreme, Randy Buehler and Brian David-Marshall tell you what it all means.

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top 8 bracket

Quaterfinals

(1) Kenny Öberg

(8) Luis Scott-Vargas

(4) Tomoharu Saito

(5) Jan Doise

(2) Martin Juza

(7) Sebastian Thaler

(3) Denis Sinner

(6) Matej Zatlkaj

Semi-finals

Luis Scott-Vargas, 3-2

Tomoharu Saito, 3-1

Sebastian Thaler, 3-2

Matej Zatlkaj, 3-2

Finals

Luis Scott-Vargas, 3-2

Matej Zatlkaj, 3-1

Champion

Luis Scott-Vargas, 3-0

Last Updated: 7:20 p.m. Last Updated: 7:49 p.m.

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EVENT COVERAGE

  • Finals: "Am I Dead Now?"
    Luis Scott-Vargas vs. Matej Zatlkaj
    by Tim Willoughby
  • Semifinal: A Solemn Pact
    Sebastian Thaler vs. Matej Zatlkaj
    by Bill Stark
  • Feature: Tales from the Gunslinging Tables
    by Scott Johns
  • Semifinal: Turn Two, Too
    Tomoharu Saito vs. Luis Scott-Vargas
    by Tim Willoughby
  • Quarterfinal: The Biggest Dragon that Ever Was
    Martin Juza vs. Sebastian Thaler
    by Dave Guskin
  • Quarterfinal: Not a Good Sign
    Denis Sinner vs. Matej Zatlkaj
    by Scott Johns
  • Quarterfinal: "You're Very Unlucky"
    Jan Doise vs. Tomoharu Saito
    by Bill Stark
  • Quarterfinal: The Tezzeret Blues
    Kenny Öberg vs Luis Scott-Vargas
    by Tim Willoughby
  • Feature: Comparative Elves!
    by Monty Ashley
  • Feature: Top 8 Profiles
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Feature: Top 8 Decklists
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Feature: Day 2 Decklists: A-J
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Feature: Day 2 Decklists: K-P
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Feature: Day 2 Decklists: R-Z
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Feature: Day 1 Decklists: A-D
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Feature: Day 1 Decklists: E-H
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Feature: Day 1 Decklists: I-M
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Feature: Day 1 Decklists: N-R
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Feature: Day 1 Decklists: S-Z
    by Event Coverage Staff

INFORMATION

     
1. Luis Scott-Vargas $40,000
2. Matej Zatlkaj $20,000
3. Tomoharu Saito $15,000
4. Sebastian Thaler $13,000
5. Kenny Öberg $11,000
6. Martin Juza $10,500
7. Denis Sinner $10,000
8. Jan Doise $9,500

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Results

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Standings

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