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Randy and BDM conclude the coverage from a star-studded Sunday at Pro Tour-Yokohama.

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After a grueling four-game control-on-control final, Guillaume Wafo-Tapa of France emerged as the winner of Pro Tour-Yokohama. Already renowned as a deck designer, Wafo-Tapa scored the big trophy in his first Sunday appearance at a Pro Tour - certainly ending any anonymity Wafo-Tapa may have previously held.

Pro Tour champion is an impressive title, especially when you consider Wafo-Tapa accomplished the feat against one of the most fearsome Top 8s ever assembled. To get to his showdown with Japan's Kazuya Mitamura in the finals, Wafo-Tapa first had to defeat Worlds Top 8 member Paulo Carvalho and Pro Tour-Honolulu champion Mark Herberholz. Mitamura's road was not any easier, taking down reigning Rookie of the Year Sebastian Thaler and Pro Tour-Charleston champion Tomoharu Saito to make the finals.

Ridiculous haymakers filled the final match, with Draining Whelks and Teferis flying across the table. Mitamura took one game with the "Pickles" combo of Brine Elemental and Vesuvan Shapeshifter, but ultimately, Wafo-Tapa's choice to play cards with as much raw power as possible paid off. After navigating a Top 8 filled with big monsters and bigger names, Guillaume Wafo-Tapa emerged as the champion of Pro Tour-Yokohama!

top 8 bracket

Quaterfinals

(1) Kazuya Mitamura

(8) Sebastian Thaler

(4) Raphael Levy

(5) Tomoharu Saito

(2) Mark Herberholz

(7) Masashi Oiso

(3) Paulo Carvalho

(6) Guillaume Wafo-Tapa

Semi-finals

Kazuya Mitamura, 3-0

Tomoharu Saito, 3-1

Mark Herberholz, 3-0

Guillaume Wafo-Tapa, 3-2

Finals

Kazuya Mitamura, 3-2

Guillaume Wafo-Tapa, 3-1

Champion

Guillaume Wafo-Tapa, 3-1

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EVENT COVERAGE

  • by Ted Knutson
    Finals: The Best Name in Magic
    Guillaume Wafo-Tapa vs. Kazuya Mitamura
  • by Noah Weil
    Semifinals: Pickled Tink
    Tomoharu Saito vs. Kazuya Mitamura
  • by Tim Willoughby
    Semifinals: Rally Caps
    Guillaume Wafo-Tapa vs. Mark Herberholz
  • by Noah Weil
    Quarterfinals: It's Getting Hot in Here
    Raphaël Lévy vs. Tomoharu Saito
  • by Craig Jones
    Quarterfinals: Controlling the Fat
    Paulo Carvalho vs. Guillaume Wafo-Tapa
  • by Ted Knutson
    Quarterfinals: Enter the Tax Man
    Masashi Oiso vs. Mark Herberholz
  • by Tim Willoughby
    Quarterfinals: Bombs Away!
    Sebastian Thaler vs. Kazuya Mitamura
  • by Event Coverage Staff
    Feature: The Top 8 Player Profiles
  • by Event Coverage Staff
    Decklists: The Top 8 Decks
  • by Event Coverage Staff
    Decklists: The Top 50 Decks
  • by Event Coverage Staff
    Deck Breakdown: Card Counts of the Top 50 Decks
  • by Ted Knutson
    News: Katsuhiro Mori Suspended
  • by Kelly Digges, with photos by Craig Gibson
    Feature: Photo Essay - The Colossal Game
  • by Tim Willoughby
    Feature: First Sightings of the Future
  • by Ted Knutson
    Feature: The Prerelease of the Future
  • by Tim Willoughby
    Round 16: Teferi, Teferi, Teferi, Teferi, Teferi, Teferi (Stop That!)
    Masahiko Morita vs. Amiel Tenenbaum
  • by Noah Weil
    Round 15: Lévy Reaches for a Bluff
    José Luis Echeverria Paredes vs. Raphaël Lévy
  • by Tim Willoughby
    Round 14: When Antoninos Attack
    José Luis Echeverria Paredes vs. Masashi Oiso
  • by Ted Knutson
    Round 13: "Tell Me When It's Locked Up, Will You?"
    Gabriel Nassif vs. Antonino De Rosa
  • by Noah Weil
    Round 12: Rainbow Brawl
    Paulo Carvalho vs. Mark Herberholz
  • by Ted Knutson
    Round 11: Landing Face Down
    Andre Coimbra vs. Akira Asahara
  • by Noah Weil
    Round 10: Under the Radar
    José Luis Echeverria Paredes vs. Mark Herberholz
  • by Tim Willoughby
    Round 9: Damn, Damn, and Double Damn!
    Olivier Ruel vs. Will Lowry
  • by Noah Weil
    Feature: The Top 43
  • by Event Coverage Staff
    Info: Day 2 Player List
  • by Event Coverage Staff
    Info: Day 2 Country Breakdown
  • by Noah Weil
    Round 8: Sudden Death
    Robert Jurkovic vs. Kenji Tsumura
  • by Tim Willoughby
    Round 7: Choose Your Own Adventure
    Ruud Warmenhoven vs. Paul Cheon
  • by Noah Weil
    Feature: Rogues and Rainbows
  • by Ted Knutson
    Round 6: Ah, Ah, Ah… You Didn't Say the Magic Word
    Johan Sadeghpour vs. Katsuhiro Mori
  • by Tim Willoughby
    Round 5: Hello Kitey
    Shuu Komuro vs. Julien Nuijten
  • by Noah Weil
    Round 4: The Book of Chroniclers
    Luis D. Scott-Vargas vs. Masahiko Morita
  • by Tim Willoughby
    Feature: Hakuna Matata!
  • by Tim Willoughby
    Round 3: Salut Maman!
    Olivier Ruel vs. Antoine Ruel
  • by Noah Weil
    Round 2: Continental Breakfast
    Antoine Ruel vs. Rogier Maaten
  • by Tim Willoughby
    Round 1: Red Deck Wins
    Raphael Levy vs Gadiel Szleifer
  • by Event Coverage Staff
    Info: Day 1 Player List
  • by Event Coverage Staff
    Info: Day 1 Country Breakdown
  • by Event Coverage Staff
    Info: Fact Sheet

FINAL STANDINGS

     
1. Guillaume Wafo-Tapa [FRA] $40,000
2. Kazuya Mitamura [JPN] $22,000
3. Mark Herberholz [USA] $15,000
4. Tomoharu Saito [JPN] $14,000
5. Paulo Carvalho [PRT] $11,500
6. Raphael Levy [FRA] $11,000
7. Masashi Oiso [JPN] $10,500
8. Sebastian Thaler [DEU] $10,000

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Results

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Standings

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