2018–19 Pro Tour Team Series Rosters

Posted in Competitive Gaming on October 25, 2018

By Mike Rosenberg

Mike Rosenberg is a writer and gamer and has been part of the Magic text coverage team since 2011. He joined Wizards as organized play’s content specialist in June 2014.

It's 2018–19 Pro Tour Team Series roster reveal day!

These teams will be making their debut for the 2018–19 season of the Pro Tour Team Series starting with Pro Tour Guilds of Ravnica in Atlanta, Georgia, November 9–11. This season includes five Pro Tours—Guilds of Ravnica in Atlanta, and then Cleveland, London, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Barcelona in 2019—as teams compete for Pro Tour invitations and their share of a prize pool totaling just over $200,000.

In total, 39 teams will be making their debut at Atlanta's Pro Tour in November, so let's meet them!

Axion Now

Jelco Bodewes, Autumn Burchett, George Channing, Joao Choca, Francesco Giorgio, and Jamin Kauf

Axion Now represents some of the UK's brightest young stars along Pro Tour regulars from the Netherlands and Germany.

Baguette

Julien Berteaux, Davy Loeb, Guillaume Matignon, Antoine Ruel, Florian Trotte, and Guillaume Wafo-Tapa

Baguette features fresh faces from France joined alongside some of the country's most successful Pro Tour competitors under one loaf of bre—er, banner.

Belgic Magic by Hareruya

Christophe Gregoir, Branco Neirynck, Leon Van Der Linden, Thomas Van Der Paelt, Peter Vieren, and Pascal Vieren

Belgium represents on Belgic Magic by Hareruya, featuring multiple players from the country who saw major Pro Tour success in the 2017–18 season.

Bolt the Bird

Oscar Christensen, Matti Kuisma, Leo Lahonen, Roope Metsa, Kasper Nielsen, and Karl Sarap

Featuring players from the Nordic regions, Bolt the Bird brings new and returning faces to the big stages of competitive Magic.

Cardboard Live

Andrew Elenbogen, Marcus Luong, Maxwell Mick, Rob Pisano, Vidianto Wijaya, and Bradley Yoo

Cardboard Live features a crew of Pro Tour regulars as they look to achieve success in the 2018–19 season.

Cardhoarder Mentoring

Drew Helbig, Douglas Romani, Hamish Seymour, Daniel Troha, Daniel Vega, and Nick Waugh

Cardhoarder has brought on a squad of up-and-coming Pro Tour competitors, and they'll be taking their shot at staying on the Pro Tour together in the upcoming season.

ChannelFireball

Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa, Martin Jůza, Luis Scott-Vargas, Mike Sigrist, Ben Stark, and Josh Utter-Leyton

ChannelFireball's roster remains unchanged after an impressive performance in the 2017–18 season. They look to improve on last year's 3rd-place finish.

EUreka

Immanuel Gerschenson, Piotr Głogowski, Radek Kaczmarczyk, Elias Klocker, Panagiotis Papadopoulos, and Aleksa Telarov

EUreka returns in similar shape to last season, but with a few new members, including Pro Tour Ixalan Top 8 competitor Piotr Głogowski.

FacetoFaceGames.com

Peter Ingram, Eli Kassis, Edgar Magalhaes, Morgan McLaughlin, Gabriel Nassif, and Shaheen Soorani

FacetoFaceGames.com features one returning member from last year's roster and many veterans of the Pro Tour as they look to bring home top honors.

Final Last Samurai

Atsuki Kihara, Yuki Matsumoto, Makihito Mihara, Takuma Morofuji, Kazutaka Naide, and Ryoichi Tamada

Final Last Samurai was not so final after all, as many of its team members from last season return with some new up-and-coming talent from Japan.

GeekGear

Dani Anderson, Gary Campbell, Kyle Cooper, Lauge De-place, Alexander Gordon-Brown, and Luke Southworth

GeekGear represents a contingency of UK players—including Scottish Magic community godfather Gary Campbell off a historic win at Grand Prix Birmingham—as they make their mark on the Pro Tour.

GOAT

Matt Brown, Joe Demestrio, Ethan Gaieski, Kevin Jones, Makis Matsoukas, and Sam Rolph

GOAT features Pro Tour regulars spanning multiple continents as they seek to make the most of their Pro Tour invitations kicking off 2018–19.

Good Luck High Five

Dirk Baberowski, Kai Budde, Patrick Cox, Gerard Fabiano, Craig Wescoe, and Jelger Wiegersma

Good Luck High Five features Pro Tour veterans and legends alike, including German juggernaut Kai Budde and Phoenix Foundation team member Dirk Baberowski.

Greater Good

Samuel Black, Eric Froehlich, Quinn Kiefer, Steve Rubin, Ben Yu, and David Williams

Greater Good features Pro Tour Champions, legends, and one of the youngest competitors on the Pro Tour as they work toward a good cause.

Grey Ogre Games

Thirawat Chaovarindr, Tay Jun Hao, Ernest Lim, Christian Wijaya, Yam Wing Chun, and Lim Zhong Yi

Grey Ogre Games returns for a full Pro Tour season, representing veterans and newcomers alike from Asia, including Pro Tour Top 8 competitors Ernest Lim and Yam Wing Chun.

Hareruya Axe

Christian Calcano, Jason Chung, Raphaël Lévy, Tomoharu Saito, Petr Sochůrek, and Kenji Tsumura

Featuring many of the global testing teams of previous seasons, Hareruya Axe represents three continents and a lot of talent in pursuit of 2018–19 glory.

Hareuya Latin

Lucas Esper Berthoud, Márcio Carvalho, Sebastian Pozzo, Carlos Romão, Luis Salvatto, and Thiago Saporito

Following last year's massive success, Hareruya Latin will undergo zero changes in 2018–19 as the squad returns for another shot at Pro Tour glory.

Hareruya North America

Brandon Ayers, Ben Hull, Jacob Nagro, Gregory Orange, John Rolf, Allen Wu

One half Pro Tour 25th Anniversary Champions, the other half consistent Pro Tour competitors from 2017–18, Hareruya North America represents bright success stories out of the USA.

Hareruya Sword

Kelvin Chew, Jérémy Dezani, Javier Dominguez, Grzegorz Kowalski, Andrea Mengucci, and Lee Shi Tian

Hareruya Sword is headlined by the 2018 Magic World Champion and many from a tight testing team the last few years as they compete toward success in 2018–19.

KMC-Genesis

Corey Baumeister, Brian Braun-Duin, Seth Manfield, Brad Nelson, Logan Nettles, and Shahar Shenhar

Genesis returns with little churn and a (slightly) new name, as they look to contend for the top spots in 2018–19.

Kusemono

Toru Inoue, Ryuji Murae, Shuhei Nakamura, Rei Sato, Yuta Takahashi, and Kazuyuki Takimura

Kusemono is back under the helm of Hall of Famer Shuhei Nakamura as the squad brings back most of its talent for another shot at 2018–19 results.

Legion

Ben Friedman, Gerry Thompson, Oliver Tiu, Oliver Tomajko, Noah Walker, and Jacob Wilson

Legion returns with many of its members from last season after putting up a solid performance in 2017–18.

Magicsur

Julio Bernabe, Jose Luis Echeverria Paredes, Marcelino Freeman, Guilherme Merjam, Luis Navas, and Ignacio Parot

Latin America represents with Magicsur as players from Chile, Brazil, and Mexico compete together for a shot at top spots in the 2018–19 season.

Massdrop MTG

Mark Jacobson, Jack Kiefer, Pascal Maynard, Jon Stern, Ben Weitz, Timothy Wu

Massdrop has consolidated to one and is back for 2018–19, headlined by many of the same competitors from last season along with the addition of the young Jack Kiefer to the squad.

MTG Manager

Dmitriy Butakov, Antonio Del Moral León, Louis Deltour, Gonçalo Pinto, Bernardo Santos, and Francisco Sifuentes

MTG Manager features multiple players from Europe who have had recent success, including two-time Magic Online Champion Dmitriy Butakov and Pro Tour Dominaria finalist Gonçalo Pinto.

MTGSheep

Yeh Chih-Cheng, Liu Yuchen, Zhu Yuxuan, Bolun Zhang, Zhang Zhiyang, and Zhou Zirui

MTGSheep is back in similar form to last year, represent some of China's best players alongside recent success stories at GPs in 2018.

Musashi

Yuuki Ichikawa, Teruya Kakumae, Yuuya Watanabe, Kentaro Yamamoto, Shota Yasooka, and Ken Yukuhiro

2016–17 Champions Musashi return for a third season unobstructed and unchanged as Japan's best players look to redeem themselves in 2018–19.

Myst

Huang Hao-Shan, Mak Wai Hou, Martin Hrycej, Jan Ksandr, Dominik Prosek, and Zhi Yimin

Spanning two continents, Myst represents veterans from eastern Europe and Asia as they strive for 2018–19 success.

Nerd Rage Gaming

Joshua Collier, Lewk Faley, William Hahn, Matthew Haney, Jake Lamb, and Scott Matthews

Featuring relative newcomers to the Pro Tour, Nerd Rage Gaming has assembled to kick off 2018–19 with success.

Omega Card Games

Maxime Auger, Slater Claudel, Lucien Longlais, Jeff Pyka, Charles Rinehart, and Richard Tan

Omega Card Games features Pro Tour regulars coming together to maximize their 2018–19 chances on the Pro Tour.

Phoenix: New Dawn

Joshua Bausch, Jasper Grimmer, Christian Hauck, Marius Heuser, Arne Huschenbeth, and Thoralf Severin

Phoenix: 404 has been reborn as Phoenix: New Dawn, headlined by Pro Tour Ixalan Top 8 competitor Christian Hauck alongside much of Germany's up-and-coming talent.

Snapcardster x MTGMintCard

Michael Bonde, Martin Dang, Thomas Enevoldsen, Christoffer Larsen, Martin Müller, and Simon Nielsen

Snapcardster x MTGMintcard is an all-Danish superstar team, featuring Pro Tour stalwarts and veterans alike in pursuit of seasonal glory under one country's banner.

Spanish Masters

Alvaro Fernandez Torres, Sergio Ferrer Rozalen, Antonio Martos Donaire, Cristian Ortiz Ros, Adrian Ramiro, and Francisco Sanchez

Spanish Masters features Pro Tour regulars and newcomers alike from Spain coming together to represent their country's community in the 2018–19 season.

Team RIW

Zach Allen, Corey Burkhart, Tyler Hill, Ari Lax, Max McVety, and Stuart Parnes

Michigan represents in 2018–19, as Team RIW brings together some of the state's long-time Pro Tour veterans to take on the best of competitive Magic.

The Comic Book Store

Hunter Cochran, Wyatt Darby, Alexander Hayne, Mattia Rizzi, Ondřej Stráský, and Jonathan Sukenik

The Comic Book Store returns in 2018–19, headlined by Pro Tour Dominaria Champion Wyatt Darby and joined by veterans and newcomers to the team.

Tower Games

Sam Beaulieu, Samuel Ihlenfeldt, Gregory Michel, Matt Sikkink Johnson, Matt Stankey, and Daniel Weiser

Headlined by 2017–18 Rookie of the Year Samuel Ihlenfeldt, Tower Games brings many returning faces into the 2018–19 season.

Ultimate Guard Pro Team

Andrew Cuneo, Reid Duke, Jon Finkel, William Jensen, Paul Rietzl, and Owen Turtenwald

The 2017–18 Pro Tour Team Series Champions won't be changing a thing in the next season, as Ultimate Guard Pro Team returns in its full form for a shot at another title.

Ultra PRO

Andrew Baeckstrom, Ivan Floch, Thomas Hendriks, Matthew Nass, Samuel Pardee, and Matthew Severa

Ultra PRO is back with the majority of its team from the previous season and some famous Pro Tour faces for another shot at top honors.

Waaagh Taverne Paris

Eliott Boussaud, Pierre Dagen, Jean-Emmanuel Depraz, Remi Fortier, Théau Mery, and Julien Stihle

The all-French Waaagh Taverne Paris team is headlined by veterans and Pro Tour success stories alike as they come together to represent their country for a 2018–19 season.


That's 39 teams in total making their debut in November. Tune in starting November 8 (yes, November 8) for the Player of the Year playoff between Luis Salvatto and Seth Manfield, a Pro Tour Guilds of Ravnica preview, and then for the next three days for live coverage to see how these teams and everyone else does at the first Pro Tour of the 2018–19 season!

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