日本語の取材へ

Everyone knows it gets hot in the South, but Pro Tour-Charleston was downright incendiary.

The Japanese team of Kajiharu80 burned through the largest field in Pro Tour history, a tough semifinal matchup against countrymen D-25, and a nail-biting final against Raaala Pumba to win Pro Tour-Charleston.

Tomohiro Kaji, Shota Yasooka, and Tomoharu Saito made it two Pro Tour wins in a row for Japan, following Takuya Osawa's footsteps at Pro Tour-Prague. The threesome earned both their wins on Sunday in deciders featuring heavy burn from Saito. Direct damage spells regularly went to the domes of his opponents, and the tournament victory was branded for Kajiharu80 when he sent Seal of Fire, Lightning Helix, Char, and Demonfire to Paulo Vitor's head in Game 3 of the finals.

Vitor's Raaala Pumba put up a valiant fight against Kajiharu80, but he, Willy Edel, and Celso Zampere couldn't hang with the deadly mix of direct damage and Simic Sky Swallowers. Pumba made the Finals by besting the U.S. squad Big Timing with Big Oots, which featured Chris McDaniel, Gadiel Szleifer, and John Pelcak. Japan's D-25, with Ryuichi Arita, Chikara Nakajima, and Kazuya Mitamura, were the other semifinalists.

It certainly was a weekend of firsts in Charleston. Day One opened with a massive 525-person field, easily the biggest in the 10-year history of the Pro Tour. It was also the debut of Team Block Constructed, and featured the first time a female Magic player earned money at a Pro Tour event. But what will be remembered longest is the first Pro Tour wins by Tomohiro Kaji, Shota Yasooka, and Tomoharu Saito.

Congratulations to Kajiharu80, champions of Pro Tour-Charleston!


top 8 bracket

Semi-finals

(1) Raaala Pumba

(4) Big Timing With Big Oots

(2) Kajiharu80

(3) D-25

Finals

Raaala Pumba, 2-1

Kajiharu80, 2-1

Champion

Kajiharu80, 2-1



Click here to read full blog coverage from Friday and Saturday.

EVENT COVERAGE

  • Finals: Sky Swallows All
    Tomohiro Kaji vs. Celso Zampere
    by Noah Weil
  • Finals: No Controlling this Zoo
    Shota Yasooka and Willy Edel
    by Ted Knutson
  • Finals: Char-Broiled Victory
    Paulo Vitor Damo Da Rosa vs. Tomoharu Saito
    by Aaron Forsythe
  • Semifinals: The Brazilian Hammer
    Raaala Pumba vs. Big Timing with Big Oots
    by Ted Knutson, Aaron Forsythe, and Noah Weil
  • Semifinals: Feel the Burn
    Kajiharu80 vs. D-25
    by Aaron Forsythe, Ted Knutson and Noah Weil
  • Card Preview: A Sneak Peek at Coldsnap
  • Feature: The Top 4 Team Profiles
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Decklists: The Top 4 Team Decklists
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Decklists: The Top 25 Team Decklists
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Round 14: It's All About Timing
    Schere Stein Papier vs. Kajiharu80
    by Noah Weil
  • Feature: Communication Is Key
    by Ted Knutson
  • Round 13: The Clean Sweep
    Kajiharu80 vs. Big Tyming with A. Lieberman
    by Aaron Forsythe
  • Round 12: Driving Me Batty
    The Sea Beast vs. Kajiharu80
    by Ted Knutson
  • Round 11: Elephants on Parade
    Big Tyming With Alex Lieberman vs. Atogslc.com
    by Ted Knutson
  • Feature: Limited Cards Find Constructed Homes
    by Noah Weil
  • Photo Feature: A Walk Around the Tables
    by Aaron Forsythe and Craig Gibson
  • Feature: Sneaky Tricks
    by Jonathan Becker
  • Round 10: B-Seat Burn Battle
    Punting Baxter vs. Go Anan is the Best Player
    by Aaron Forsythe
  • Round 9: Gotham's Finest Face Off
    Two-Headed Giant vs. Feenix Phoundation
    by Noah Weil
  • Round 8: We Cannot Have a Vampire Gap!
    Why Would You Do Zis? vs. Big Timing With Big Oots
    by Ted Knutson
  • Day 1 Blog Archive: Teams to Watch, History Lessons, San Diego Kryptonite, Photos From Charleston, and more!
    by Ted Knutson
  • Round 7: Battle of the Undefeateds
    Double SHU Desu vs. Slumpbusters
    by Noah Weil
  • Feature: When Guilds Collide
    by Aaron Forsythe
  • Round 6: Frozen Over
    Antarctica vs. Jerret and Tana Sitting In A Tree
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round 5: Bavarian Soccer Fans Brutalize North American Trio
    Servus vs. Shows up with dip. Dips
    by Aaron Forsythe
  • Round 4: Swallow This!
    Average Homeboys vs. Two-Headed Giant
    by Noah Weil
  • Round 3: Friendly Rivalry, Fierce Battles
    Tcgplayer.com vs. Manamaze.com
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round 2: East vs. West - A Bombtastic Blowout
    Kajiharu80 vs. Southern Comfort
    by Aaron Forsythe
  • Round 1: Japanese Smackdown
    Vanilla Ice vs. I's
    by Noah Weil
  • Info: Day 1 Player List / Team Roster
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Feature: Pro Tour-Charleston Preview: First Steps
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Info: Fact Sheet
    by Event Coverage Staff

FINAL TOP 4 STANDINGS

   
1. Kajiharu80 $75,000
2. Raaala Pumba $36,000
3. D-25 $21,000
4. Big Timing With Big Oots $18,000

pairings, results, standings

Pairings

14 13 12 11 10 9 8

7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Results

14 13 12 11 10 9 8

7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Standings

14 13 12 11 10 9 8

7 6 5 4 3 2 1

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