Worlds Quiz

Posted in Arcana on December 1, 2014

By Blake Rasmussen

Blake is the content manager for DailyMTG.com, making him the one you should email if you have thoughts on the website, good or less good (or not good). He's a longtime coverage reporter and hasn't turned down a game of Magic in any format ever.

By their very natures, the World Championship and World Magic Cup are historical events in Magic tournament lore. The title "World Champion" never really goes away, and players who win either an individual or team championship are forever etched in our memory.

But as we look to crown our 21st World Champion (see question 3 for the asterisk that goes on this one), the sheer volume of that history can be overwhelming. There are so many cool moments from years past, so many great accomplishments, so many fantastic achievements, that it's starting to sound like...a quiz.

So as you prepare to gorge on five total days of Worlds coverage, see how well you know your history—and prepare to see some more this year.

WMCQ Level

  1. Who won the first World Championship?

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  1. What city has hosted the most World Championships?

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  1. For one season, the World Championship was replaced by the Players Championship, a tournament that crowned the Player of the Year. Who won the Players Championship?

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Invitee Level

  1. Only one nation has ever held the individual World Championship two years in a row. Name that country.

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  1. Until Germany won the team championship in 2002, only one other non-United States country had won the World Team Championship. Name that country.

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Bonus: Name the members of that team.

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  1. Who was the youngest player ever to win the World Championship (by age at time of win)?

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  1. This country managed to not only have its top representative finish exactly 2nd in both of the first two World Championships in 1994 and 1995, but also 2nd in the first Pro Tour in New York.

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World Champion Level

  1. What special prize did Tom Chanpheng receive for winning the 1996 World Championship?

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  1. Once upon a time, Wizards of the Coast released non-tournament-legal versions of World Championship Top 8 decks in groups of four. These were representative samples of the Top 8 and not necessarily the Top 4 decks. Name two of the four deck archetypes represented in the 2003 World Championship group. (I may or may not have these exact decks sitting on my desk.) Bonus: Name all four.

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Double bonus: Name the decks' pilots.

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Triple Bonus: who won?

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  1. In one year, the United States took seven of the Top 8 slots at the individual World Championship. Name...

The year:

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The winner:

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The one non-American to make the Top 8:

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