November, 13 2014

Posted in Top 25 on November 13, 2014

By Wizards of the Coast

It's a quiet week here at the home of the Magic Top 25 Pro Rankings. With no Grand Prix last weekend, our Top 25 remains in order, but there's every chance of a major shakeup just a few days away, with Grand Prix scheduled both in Europe and North America.

The Spanish capital of Madrid plays host to the Modern format, and the 24 players who will be playing in the World Championship next month will be keeping a very close eye on the impact of Khans of Tarkir. As soon as Khans was revealed, the Modern community jumped on the possibilities of Jeskai Ascendancy, and an utterly filthy combo deck that threatened—threatens?—to dominate the format. However, a very different card has emerged, an "eight mana" spell that "only" draws three cards. In reality, of course, Treasure Cruise costs rather less than eight mana, and we can expect to see many players choosing a Cruise strategy in Madrid. Likely players from our Top 25 include No. 2 Jérémy Dezani, No. 5 Ivan Floch, and No. 11 Stanislav Cifka. Raphaël Lévy, the current No. 22, will be in Madrid, but not to play—he'll be our resident expert on the video Coverage.

Across the Atlantic, New Jersey will feature Legacy, and it's likely to be a major event. Size estimates vary wildly, but one of the largest-ever Legacy events is assured. Traditionally, Legacy has been a specialist format that plenty of pros profess to be relatively weak in. Will that be enough to put off the Top 25 from taking their chance, or will the likes of No. 1 Owen Turtenwald, No. 3 Shaun McLaren, and No. 4 Reid Duke put their reputations on the line in this fabulous Eternal format?

Join us next week for all the news from both events, as we bring you the latest Magic Top 25 Pro Rankings.

Rank Name Points Change Previous
1 Owen Turtenwald 78.43 1
2 Jeremy Dezani 71.58 2
3 Shaun McLaren 70.94 3
4 Reid Duke 67.67 4
5 Ivan Floch 66.28 5
6 Ari Lax 60.69 6
7 Yuuya Watanabe 60.65 7
8 Eric Froehlich 58.08 8
9 Lee Shi Tian 57.89 9
10 William Jensen 57.04 10
11 Stanislav Cifka 55.23 11
12 Ben Stark 51.84 12
13 Jacob Wilson 50.60 13
14 Paul Rietzl 50.42 14
15 Tom Martell 50.18 15
16 Shahar Shenhar 50.08 16
17 Samuel Black 48.89 17
18 Alexander Hayne 48.84 18
19 Patrick Chapin 48.65 19
20 Josh Utter-Leyton 48.18 20
21 Yuuki Ichikawa 45.89 21
22 Raphaël Lévy 45.08 22
23 Brad Nelson 44.50 23
24 Mike Sigrist 43.35 24
25 Andrew Cuneo 43.27 25

Dropped from rankings: NONE

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