Player Profile: Luis Scott-Vargas

Posted in Event Coverage on August 26, 2012

By Wizards of the Coast

Country: United States of America
Invitation Source: Top Pro Points, At-Large
Lifetime Pro Points: 308
Professional Magic Accomplishments:

  • Pro Tour Berlin 2008 Champion
  • Grand Prix San Francisco 2007 Champion
  • Grand Prix Atlanta 2008 Champion
  • Grand Prix Los Angeles 2009 Champion
  • Grand Prix Kansas City 2011 Champion
  • Won a Pro Tour-record 17 matches in a row at Pro Tour San Diego 2010

Player of the Year Top 10s: 4

  • 2008: 2nd
  • 2009: 7th
  • 2010: 7th
  • 2011: 2nd

Pro Tour Top 8s: 5

  • Berlin 2008: 1st
  • Kyoto 2009: 2nd
  • San Diego 2010: 3rd
  • Nagoya 2011: 7th
  • 2011 World Championships: 6th

Grand Prix Top 8s: 8

  • San Francisco 2007: 1st
  • Philadelphia 2008: 3rd
  • Atlanta 2008: 1st
  • Los Angeles 2009: 1st
  • Seattle 2009: 5th
  • Sydney 2010: 2nd
  • Kansas City 2001: 1st
  • Lincoln 2012: 3rd

National Team Appearances: 3

  • 2006: 13th
  • 2007: 24th
  • 2012: 12th

"You can't spell ELVES! without LSV."

It's hard to forget that line from Pro Tour Berlin back in 2008, when Luis Scott-Vargas earned his first Pro Tour Top 8 and victory with the ferociously fast Elves! combo deck.

Scott-Vargas has been playing the game for years. He made his first Pro Tour appearance back in 2004, but didn't blow onto the scene until he earned a spot on the U.S. Nationals team in 2006 alongside Paul Cheon and Ben Lundquist. From there, he went on to win the 2007 U.S. National Championship title, and he also secured his first Grand Prix win that year in San Francisco.

But his first Pro Tour win didn't come until Berlin in 2008, where he stormed through the competition (literally) with his Elves! combo deck. Today, he's earned himself five Pro Tour Top 8s and eight Grand Prix Top 8s, including four wins.

As a member of Team ChannelFireball, Luis Scott-Vargas is one of the juggernaut players from the Pro Tour, and his solid play and sense of humor will make him a pleasure to watch at the Magic Players Championship.

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