January 29, 2015

Posted in Top 25 on January 29, 2015

By Wizards of the Coast

Welcome to another look at the Magic Top 25 Pro Rankings. This is the second week running without any premier events, and that has given our ranked players—and more than 400 others—the chance to fully digest the implications of Fate Reforged for both Limited and Modern rounds at the forthcoming Pro Tour Fate Reforged in Washington, DC. That, however, is still more than a week away, and in between there's a double-header Grand Prix weekend to savor, and while both locations focus on Limited action, they're going to provide very different experiences.

In Mexico City, there's a traditional Limited Grand Prix to be had, featuring Sealed Deck on Day One and switching to Fate Reforged/Khans of Tarkir Booster Draft for those who make it to Sunday. Normally, we might expect several of our ranked players to be there, but that might not be true this time around. First, some of the best players plan to skip the opportunity for pro points at the GP level, instead focusing on the massive jackpot of points, prestige, and cash that is the Pro Tour.

Then there's our second offering: Grand Prix San Jose in California. Once again the format is Limited, but this time it's Team Limited. Some of the finest trios ever to line up across a table will be on show, and there'll be plenty of eyes on No. 21 Paul Rietzl. He's joining David Williams and Matt Sperling in a bid to defend the team title they won in San Jose back in 2012. Rietzl, one of the most devoted sports fans out there, must be serious, if he's planning on spending his Sunday evening winning a trophy, rather than watching his beloved New England Patriots try to claim theirs in the Super Bowl.

Wherever our ranked players show up, they're headed for a serious shakeup in the table. For all the news from Mexico City and San Jose, join us again next week at the home of the Magic Top 25 Pro Rankings.


Name Points Change Previous
1 Owen Turtenwald 83.34 1
2 Ivan Floch 73.80 2
3 Shaun McLaren 70.98 3
4 Shahar Shenhar 64.07 4
5 Reid Duke 63.79 5
6 Lee Shi Tian 62.80 6
7 Yuuya Watanabe 62.34 7
7 William Jensen 62.34 7
9 Jeremy Dezani 61.88 9
10 Ari Lax 57.08 10
11 Samuel Black 56.80 11
12 Eric Froehlich 52.07 12
13 Stanislav Cifka 51.62 13
14 Jacob Wilson 50.25 14
15 Kentaro Yamamoto 49.62 15
16 Patrick Chapin 49.34 16
17 Yuuki Ichikawa 47.80 17
18 Josh Utter-Leyton 47.43 18
19 Ben Stark 46.62 19
20 Willy Edel 46.35 20
21 Paul Rietzl 45.89 21
22 Tom Martell 45.43 22
23 Alexander Hayne 44.62 23
24 Andrew Cuneo 42.35 24
24 Craig Wescoe 42.35 24

Dropped from rankings: NONE

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