Top 8 - Player Profiles

Posted in Event Coverage on August 29, 2010

By Wizards of the Coast

Markku Rikola

Name: Markku Rikola

Hometown: Tampere, Finland

Age: 26

Occupation: Student

Previous Magic successes: Nationals 2010 Top 8

Where do you play Friday Night Magic? Hervannan Vapaa-aikakeskus, Tampere

Record on Day One: 7-1-1 (UG splashing double Doom Blade)

Record in the first draft: 2-0-1 (GW)

Record in the second draft: 3-0 (RG splashing Pacifism)

Alekski Briclot painted "Chandra's Phoenix" on Friday. What do you think the card will do? Fly


Anton Jonsson

Name: Anton Jonsson

Hometown: Omea, Sweden

Age: 32

Occupation: Entrepreneur

Previous Magic successes: five PT Top 8s, eight GP Top 8s

Where do you play Friday Night Magic? Collectorspoint.se

Record on Day One: 8-1 (UWr)

Record in the first draft: 2-1 (UW)

Record in the second draft: 2-0-1 (RW)

Alekski Briclot painted "Chandra's Phoenix" on Friday. What do you think the card will do? Smash face?


Nicolai Herzog

Name: Nicolai Herzog

Hometown: Oslo, Norway

Age: 32

Occupation: Translator / Subtitler

Previous Magic successes: 1st PT Amsterdam 04 & San Diego 04, 2nd PT Chicago 03, 8th Worlds 99 & PT Kuala Lumpur 08, 1st European Championships 99 & 03, five Nationals Finals.

Where do you play Friday Night Magic? Outlands, Oslo

Record on Day One: 8-1 (GW)

Record in the first draft: 3-0 (RB)

Record in the second draft: 3-0 (RW)

Alekski Briclot painted "Chandra's Phoenix" on Friday. What do you think the card will do? Crush dreams. Probably mine.


Sam Black

Name: Sam Black

Hometown: Madison, WI

Age: 28

Occupation: Writer

Previous Magic successes: Won Team Worlds, a car, two GP Top 8s

Where do you play Friday Night Magic? Netherworld Games

Record on Day One: 8-1 (UB)

Record in the first draft: 3-0 (Mono-White)

Record in the second draft: 2-1 (Mono Green splashing Blue)

Alekski Briclot painted "Chandra's Phoenix" on Friday. What do you think the card will do? Fly. I guess it will also come back from the graveyard. Maybe with a trigger on opponent taking damage.


Allison Abe

Name: Allison Abe

Hometown: Maringa, Brazil

Age: 24

Occupation: Student

Previous Magic successes: one GP Top 8, one Nationals Top 8

Where do you play Friday Night Magic? (left blank)

Record on Day One: 8-1 (UW)

Record in the first draft: 2-1 (UW)

Record in the second draft: 2-0-1 (BW)

Alekski Briclot painted "Chandra's Phoenix" on Friday. What do you think the card will do? Probably a flying creature, with a back from the graveyard ability and a sacrifice causing some amount of damage.


Marijn Lybaert

Name: Marijn Lybaert

Hometown: Welle, Belgium

Age: 25

Occupation: Soon to be employed :-(

Previous Magic successes: three PT Top 8, one GP T8

Where do you play Friday Night Magic? Hermelyn and Outpost Ghent

Record on Day One: 7-2 (UR)

Record in the first draft: 3-0 (UW)

Record in the second draft: 3-0 (Mono Blue)

Alekski Briclot painted "Chandra's Phoenix" on Friday. What do you think the card will do? It will probably be an awesome mythic. Or maybe a 5/5 flying for 4RR that does Chandra's ultimate when it dies. If Zac Hill designed, the card, it will be the latter.


Sami Häggkvist

Name: Sami Häggkvist

Hometown: Porvoo, Finland

Age: 19

Previous Magic successes: A few Pro Tours, two time National Team member.

Where do you play Friday Night Magic? Caribou Magic

Record on Day One: 9-0 (URr)

Record in the first draft: 3-0 (RGu)

Record in the second draft: 1-1-1 (BR)

Alekski Briclot painted "Chandra's Phoenix" on Friday. What do you think the card will do? DAMAGE!
 


Kenny Öberg

Name: Kenny Öberg

Hometown: Gothenburg, Sweden

Age: 25

Occupation: Software Engineer (Web, iPhone)

Previous Magic successes: PT Berlin Top 8, GP Hannover Top 8

Where do you play Friday Night Magic? Que

Record on Day One: 8-1 (UB)

Record in the first draft: 2-1 (RG splashing Foresee)

Record in the second draft: 2-0-1 (GW splashing Fireball)

Alekski Briclot painted "Chandra's Phoenix" on Friday. What do you think the card will do? Functional reprint of Bird Maiden

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