Player Profile: Alexander Hayne

Posted in Event Coverage on August 26, 2012

By Wizards of the Coast

Country: Canada
Invitation Source: Winner, Pro Tour Avacyn Restored
Lifetime Pro Points: 54
Professional Magic Accomplishments:

  • Pro Tour Avacyn Restored 2012 Champion
  • National Champion / Top Pro on Canada national team at 2012 World Magic Cup
  • 2011-12 Pro Tour Rookie of the Year

Player of the Year Top 10s: 0

Pro Tour Top 8s: 1

  • 2012: Pro Tour Avacyn Restored: 1st

Grand Prix Top 8s: 1

  • Montreal 2011: 2nd

National Team Appearances: 1

  • 2012: 27th

Alexander Hayne has gone through quite a transformation over the past year. Before Pro Tour Avacyn Restored, he was a rookie best known for a second-place finish at Grand Prix Montreal 2011, where he was knocked out in the finals against seasoned veteran Rich Hoaen.

But then, a miracle happened. Actually, make that a few.

Hayne came equipped with a White-Blue Miracles deck at Pro Tour Avacyn Restored, a deck that was tested and tweaked extensively by a group of Canadian pro players. And in his first Pro Tour Top 8, Hayne blew away opponent after opponent with a series of powerful miracles like Terminus and Entreat the Angels. A chorus of angels sang the rookie's praise in Hayne's final match, and the roar of Canadians he traveled with followed shortly after, as Hayne locked up a victory at his first Pro Tour along with a seat in the World Magic Cup and Players Championship.

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