TOP 8 PROFILES

Posted in Event Coverage on February 2, 2015

By Wizards of the Coast

Name: Pascal Maynard

Age: 21

Occupation: Game Store Manager at Botique Donjon

Previous Magic Accomplishments: Five GP 8

What colors did you play on Day 1? What were your most important cards?
Sultai splashing red. Sandsteppe Mastodon.

What colors did you play in the first draft? What were your most important cards?
Blue/Red Tempo. Treasure Cruise.

What colors did you play in the second draft? What were your most important cards?
Red/White Aggro. Ghostfire Blade.

What card do you most hope to open from Fate Reforged in the Top 8 draft?
Mistfire Adept.


Name: Martin Jůza

Age: 27

Occupation: Tourist

Previous Magic Accomplishments: Won a Constructed GP with Shimmering Grotto in my deck. I also have more than twenty GP Top 8s.

What colors did you play on Day 1? What were your most important cards?
Green/Black. Sandsteppe Mastodon.

What colors did you play in the first draft? What were your most important cards?
Black/White/Green. Sandsteppe Citadel.

What colors did you play in the second draft? What were your most important cards?
Blue/White/Red. Mantis Rider.

What card do you most hope to open from Fate Reforged in the Top 8 draft?
One of the two color dragons.


Name: Andreas Canavati

Age: 26

Occupation: Planeswalker

Previous Magic Accomplishments: Two Pro Tours, 1 GP Top 16.

What colors did you play on Day 1? What were your most important cards?
Every color but Black. Sagu Mauler.

What colors did you play in the first draft? What were your most important cards?
Red/White Aggro. Alesha.

What colors did you play in the second draft? What were your most important cards?
Jeskai Tempo. Master of Pearls.

What card do you most hope to open from Fate Reforged in the Top 8 draft?
One of the rare Khans or Dragons enchantments.


Name: Mario Flores

Age: 22

Occupation: Engineering Student

Previous Magic Accomplishments: 3 Gp Top 8s.

What colors did you play on Day 1? What were your most important cards?
Abzan with red. Dromoka, the Eternal.

What colors did you play in the first draft? What were your most important cards?
Abzan. Dromoka, the Eternal.

What colors did you play in the second draft? What were your most important cards?
Esper. Silumgar, the Drifting Death.

What card do you most hope to open from Fate Reforged in the Top 8 draft?
Dromoka, the Eternal!


Name: Eduardo Dos Santos Vieira

Age: 25

Occupation: Magic Grinder

Previous Magic Accomplishments: Winner Gp Santiago. Top 4 Grand Prix Denver. Finals GP Sao Paulo. Top 25 Pro Tour Magic 2015.

What colors did you play on Day 1? What were your most important cards?
Jeskai. Ojutai, Soul of Winter.

What colors did you play in the first draft? What were your most important cards?
Temur. Yasova Dragonclaw.

What colors did you play in the second draft? What were your most important cards?
Temur. Savage Knuckleblade and Sagu Mauler.

What card do you most hope to open from Fate Reforged in the Top 8 draft?
Temur Battle Rage and Pyrotechnics.


Name: Chapman Sim

Age: 29

Occupation: Event coverage writer and tourist! (Like Martin Jůza)

Previous Magic Accomplishments: Top 8 at Grand Prix Shizouka 2014. Finalist at Grand Prix Singapore 2013. Being on the best team ever, MTG Mint Card!

What colors did you play on Day 1? What were your most important cards?
Abzan. Crux of Fate. Maindeck Return to the Earth.

What colors did you play in the first draft? What were your most important cards?
Sultai. Double Icy Blast and Sandsteppe Mastodon!

What colors did you play in the second draft? What were your most important cards?
Abzan. Gurmag Angler, a card that Lee Shi Tian, Huang-Hao Shan, and Zhang Meng Qui tipped me onto.

What card do you most hope to open from Fate Reforged in the Top 8 draft?
Abzan Beastmaster. The card is insane, and I wouldn’t have made Top 8 without it.


Name: Axel Martinez

Age: 32

Occupation: Store Owner  

Previous Magic Accomplishments: Mexico National Champion 2008. Played in seven Pro Tours. 9th at the last three Mexican Grand Prix events.

What colors did you play on Day 1? What were your most important cards?
Abzan. Grim Haruspex, Abzan Beastmaster, Kheru Bloodsucker, Wildcall, and Dromoka.

What colors did you play in the first draft? What were your most important cards?
Abzan. Sultai Flayer.

What colors did you play in the second draft? What were your most important cards?
Green/White. Two Seeker of the Way. Savage Punch.

What card do you most hope to open from Fate Reforged in the Top 8 draft?
Whisperwood Elemental.


Name: Juan Carlo Botis

Age: 29

Occupation: Psychologist

Previous Magic Accomplishments: None

What colors did you play on Day 1? What were your most important cards?
Abzan. Palace Siege was a key card, enabling comebacks from difficult situations.

What colors did you play in the first draft? What were your most important cards?
Jeskai. Will of the Naga, Force Away, Alabaster Kirin, and Lotus Path Djinn.

What colors did you play in the second draft? What were your most important cards?
Blue/White. Crippling Chill, Slinging Bell Strike, and Channel Harm.

What card do you most hope to open from Fate Reforged in the Top 8 draft?
Any card that will get the job done!


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