TOP 4 PROFILES

Posted in Event Coverage on July 3, 2016

By Chapman Sim

Learn more about Grand Prix São Paulo's Top 4 team's—including who they are, what they've done in the game, and more—by taking a look through their profiles!



Team Name: The Degenerates


Score on Day 1: 7-1-1

What colors were your decks and what were the best cards?
We had a BG deck with 3 Tooth Collector and The Gitrog Monster, a Jeskai deck with Nahiri, the Harbinger, Descend upon the Sinful, Geralf's Masterpiece and Burn from Within, while the third deck was WG with Tireless Tracker.

Score on Day 2: 4-1

What colors were your decks and what were the best cards?
RB Vampires with Stensia Masquerade, BG with The Gitrog Monster again, and also a WG deck with Archangel Avacyn!


Player A

Name: Pascal Maynard
Age: 23
Occupation: Pro Player
Hometown: Quebec City, Canada

How did you choose your teammates?
I won the Twitter lottery, and they are gas!

What's your most memorable moment this weekend?
Winning the tournament.

What's your favorite card from Eldritch Moon?
Elder Deep-Fiend.


Player B

Name: Brian Braun-Duin
Age: 30
Occupation: Writer at ChannelFireball.com
Hometown: Roanoke, Virginia, USA

How did you choose your teammates?
I conned Shaheen into going with me, and smooth-talked Pascal into it.

What's your most memorable moment this weekend?
Our opponents missing their 6th land drop for Descend upon the Sinful to lock us for the Top 4!

What's your favorite card from Eldritch Moon?
Tamiyo, Field Researcher. Tamiyoooooo!


Player C

Name: Shaheen Soorani
Age: 32
Occupation: Teacher & StarCityGames Writer
Hometown: Norfolk, Virginia, USA

How did you choose your teammates?
BBD and I are brothers. Always choose family! Pascal is also fantastic and brought that youthful spark!

What's your most memorable moment this weekend?
Meeting so many fans of Esper. Control is a lifestyle, not a tournament-by-tournament decision!

What's your favorite card from Eldritch Moon?
Take Inventory, or Emrakul, the Promised End.


Team Name: Hawaiian Dreams


Score on Day 1: 7-0-2

What colors were your decks and what were the best cards?
We had a UB deck featuring Rise from the Tides, a mono-Red deck with double Fiery Temper, and also WG with Sigarda, Host of Herons!

Score on Day 2: 4-1

What colors were your decks and what were the best cards?
Another Rise from the Tides deck, but this time it was in Esper. We also had a BG deck with The Gitrog Monster and RW with Devil's Playground.


Player A

Name: Renato Pinto
Age: 29
Occupation: Lawyer
Hometown: São Paulo, Brazil

How did you choose your teammates?
Good friends and good players!

What's your most memorable moment this weekend?
I had a great game against Willy Edel in Round 13.

What's your favorite card from Eldritch Moon?
Harmless Offering. Great art!


Player B

Name: Leonardo Labruna
Age: 27
Occupation: Businessman
Hometown: São Paulo, Brazil

How did you choose your teammates?
My friends!

What's your most memorable moment this weekend?
Defeating Tomoharu Saito in Round 7.

What's your favorite card from Eldritch Moon?
I don't know yet.


Player C

Name: Diego Coelho
Age: 29
Occupation: Lawyer
Hometown: São Paulo, Brazil

How did you choose your teammates?
Just like Renato says, good friends and good players!

What's your most memorable moment this weekend?
I mulliganed to 5 in Round 12 and somehow won on Turn 4! What a great hand! RW Humans are awesome!

What's your favorite card from Eldritch Moon?
I don't know either. Haha!



Team Name: Inside Games


Score on Day 1: 7-1-1

What colors were your decks and what were the best cards?
UG with Ongoing Investigation, WG with Always Watching and a BR Vampire/Madness deck with Ravenous Bloodseeker as the MVP!

Score on Day 2: 4-1

What colors were your decks and what were the best cards?
Confront the Unknown was great in our RG deck, and we had Call the Bloodline in our UB deck. The RW deck was average so nothing really special in there.


Player A

Name: Jonathan Melamed
Age: 30
Occupation: Co-owner of Inside Games
Hometown: Brasília, Brazil

How did you choose your teammates?
Practice is very important. We live in the same town and we're good friends, and because Artur Villela abandoned me. =(

What's your most memorable moment this weekend?
Revenging “_batutinha_”!

What's your favorite card from Eldritch Moon?
Tamiyo, Field Researcher.


Player B

Name: Mateus Martins
Age: 25
Occupation: Student
Hometown: Brasília, Brazil

How did you choose your teammates?
We have been friends for many years and I consider them to be awesome players!

What's your most memorable moment this weekend?
Winning the last round against the Argentinian team to make Top 4!

What's your favorite card from Eldritch Moon?
Gisela, the Broken Blade.


Player C

Name: Paulo Martinello
Age: 27
Occupation: Co-owner of Inside Games
Hometown: Brasília, Brazil

How did you choose your teammates?
They're the 2 best players in town. Easy pick!

What's your most memorable moment this weekend?
The match that locked us for Top 4 was real intense. Also, special thanks to Gordinho and the amazing stay at the Kamigawa Palace! Also, special thanks to Gordinho and the amazing stay at the Kamigawa Palace!

What's your favorite card from Eldritch Moon?
Emrakul, the Promised End.



Team Name: Barciella Romao Pattaro


Score on Day 1: 8-1

What colors were your decks and what were the best cards?
Our UW deck had Archangel Avacyn, while the Sultai deck had The Gitrog Monster and Altered Ego. We like to clone frogs. The RG deck's most important card was the Threaten (Malevolent Whispers).

Score on Day 2: 3-2

What colors were your decks and what were the best cards?
Pious Evangel was great in the WG deck, and once against Malevolent Whispers was great in our BR deck. Also, our UR Prowess deck had three Sanguinary Mage and 10 spells.


Player A

Name: Francisco Barciella
Age: 32
Occupation: System Administration
Hometown: São Paulo, Brazil

How did you choose your teammates?
Great friends. I wanted to go to the Pro Tour with them.

What's your most memorable moment this weekend?
Waiting for the Top 4 announcement and getting that last spot.

What's your favorite card from Eldritch Moon?
Emrakul, the Promised End.


Player B

Name: Carlos Romao
Age: 34
Occupation: Store Owner
Hometown: São Paulo, Brazil

How did you choose your teammates?
Because they are sexy!

What's your most memorable moment this weekend?
The Top 4 Announcement. Phew!

What's your favorite card from Eldritch Moon?
Tamiyo, Field Researcher.


Player C

Name: Eloi Pattaro
Age: 27
Occupation: Business Analyst
Hometown: São Paulo, Brazil

How did you choose your teammates?
Best possible company for going to Hawaii!

What's your most memorable moment this weekend?
Seeing all my friends from a decade ago.

What's your favorite card from Eldritch Moon?
Emrakul, the Promised End.

Latest Event Coverage Articles

2018 Magic Online Championship

May 19, 2019

2018 Magic Online Championship Final Standings by, Wizards of the Coast

Place Name Record Prize 1 Mattia Oneto 11-5 $40,000 2 Kenji Egashira 10-4 $20,000 3 Marcio Carvalho 11-3 $10,000 4 Barnardo Torres 11-3 ...

Learn More

Articles

Articles

Event Coverage Archive

Consult the archives for more articles!

See All

We use cookies on this site to personalize content and ads, provide social media features and analyze web traffic. By clicking YES, you are consenting for us to set cookies. (Learn more about cookies)

No, I want to find out more