The next four slots remain unaltered as well, with Stanislav Cifka closely followed by Josh Utter-Leyton, Owen Turtenwald, and Tom Martell. Next comes our big mover of the week, Pro Tour Born of the Gods Champion Shaun McLaren, up five to No. 7, thanks to his Top 8 finish at the Grand Prix. Also benefitting from Top 8 finishes were Chris Fennell (up three to No. 15) and William Jensen (up four to No. 20). Other climbers this week were Yuuya Watanabe at No. 12 and Raphaël Lévy, now inside the Top 20 at No. 19.
It was a truly star-studded field at the GP, resulting in some mouth-watering matchups. In a three-round Day Two stretch, former Player of the Year Owen Turtenwald eliminated Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa, Ben Stark, and Luis Scott-Vargas—Hall of Famers all. The Top 8 featured a mammoth fifty-six Grand Prix Top 8s between them, and only a heroic victory by Charley Murdock in the last round against Shuhei Nakamura prevented that total being more than eighty!
Now we cross the Atlantic once more for the Block Constructed Grand Prix in Manchester, England. How will the metagame have shifted in the two weeks since the Pro Tour? Can Jérémy Dezani, back on his home continent, regain the lead he lost to Reid Duke? Join us next week to find out.
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