TOP 8 PROFILES

Posted in NEWS on March 17, 2014

By Wizards of the Coast


 

Sebastián Martinez

Hometown: Montevideo
Occupation: Business administrator
 

 


 

Previous Magic accomplishments:
2014 Montevideo’s PTQ

What deck are you playing this weekend and why?
Rakdos Control, because I won the PTQ in Montevideo 15 days ago

How did you prepare for this weekend?
Testing at home with Pablo Garcia, Matias Ordu, Santiago Rico and Gaston Comptesz

What card impressed you the most this weekend?
Rakdos Return

What is your favorite God from the Theros block?
Erebos, God of the Dead



 


 

Fernando Pietragallo

Hometown: Buenos Aires
Occupation: Systems Analyst

 

 

Previous Magic accomplishments:
None

What deck are you playing this weekend and why?
Mono Black with a red splash; the red allowed me to use cards like Mizzium Mortars and Slaughter Games, which are key-cards for some matches such as Orzhov Control and W/U Control.

How did you prepare for this weekend?
We’ve been testing for long times with my group of friends, although this past week was really intense!

What card impressed you the most this weekend?
Lifebane Zombie; was a change in my deck replacing Nightveil Specter after being told repeatedly by my friends.

What is your favorite God from the Theros block?
Definetely Erebos!



 


 

Demian Tejo


Hometown: Buenos Aires

 

 

Previous Magic accomplishments:
Win MTGMulligan.Net Open

What deck are you playing this weekend and why?
Mono Blue, because it’s a versatile deck, which can adapt to different matches and be more aggressive or more controllish.

How did you prepare for this weekend?
I did not prepare much after Born of the Gods’s release. I’ve heard the excellent advise from Mariano Quiroga and that was most of it.

What card impressed you the most this weekend?
Thassa, God of the Sea

What is your favorite God from the Theros block?
Really?



 


 

José Luis Echeverria Paredes

Hometown:Santiago, Chile
Occupation:Commercial Engineer

 

 

Previous Magic accomplishments:
Top 8 GP Santiago 2001 (13 years ago!), 9th PT YokohamaSome PTQ, and Nationals Top 8s

What deck are you playing this weekend and why?
Mono Blue, I like the deck

How did you prepare for this weekend?
A few days playing with “Yiyi” and “PZ” so friends, much fun, very thanks, wow

What card impressed you the most this weekend?
None

What is your favorite God from the Theros block?
None, I hate Magic cards.



 


 

Paul Vitor Damo da Rosa

Hometown:Porto Alegre, Brazil
Occupation:Player, writer for www.channelfireball.com

 

 

Previous Magic accomplishments:
3 PT Top8s

What deck are you playing this weekend and why?
Esper . It’s the deck I’ve played the most and I didn’t feel comfortable with anything else

How did you prepare for this weekend?
I played Magic Online for a week to try different cards, but I didn’t practice much with Esper specifically because I’ve played it in my memory previous tournaments.

What card impressed you the most this weekend?
My 1 maindeck Revoke Existence was very good for me but the best was probably Detention Sphere.

What is your favorite God from the Theros block?
Thassa!



 


 

Philippe Sadde Monlevade

Hometown:Volta Redodnda, Rio de Janeiro
Occupation:Restaurant’s owner

 

 

Previous Magic accomplishments:
Journey into Nyx PTQ Top 8, GP Santiago Top 32

What deck are you playing this weekend and why?
I’m playing Jund Monsters, because after hard training was the best game game ope of standard

How did you prepare for this weekend?
I played like a hundred games with Enzo Real and Zé Dantas helped to fix the deck until I felt comfortable with it.

What card impressed you the most this weekend?
Stormbreath Dragon

What is your favorite God from the Theros block?
Xenagos, God of Revels



 


 

Eduardo Ignacio Jesús Castro Saa

Hometown:Santiago, Chile
Occupation:Public Accountant

 

 

Previous Magic accomplishments:
Mendoza 2009 PTQ Top 8, 2013 MTG Open Chile Winner, 2014 MTG Open Chile Top 8

What deck are you playing this weekend and why?
Mono Black, because it was the deck that local store, Rivendel el Concilio, lent me to play with

How did you prepare for this weekend?
I picked the deck one month ago to make top8 at the 2014 MTG Open Chile, and since I don’t play that much, I decided to play the same deck here.

What card impressed you the most this weekend?
Deathrite Shaman in round 13. Wasn’t it banned? Hahhaha!

What is your favorite God from the Theros block?
Thassa



 


 

Mateus Andrade dos Anjos

Hometown:Porto Alegre, Brazil
Occupation:Student

 

 

Previous Magic accomplishments:
Day 2 at Pro Tour Austin ‘09. Also have a MTG Youtube Channel called “tortdmtg”

What deck are you playing this weekend and why?
Mono Blue Devotion. I thought there would be a lot of monster decks (both RG and Jund) and that would hate the controls out.

How did you prepare for this weekend?
A lot of theory discussion with Matherus Akio “Sandoiche”, Guilherme “Indio” Barcelos, and Eduardo “Shooter” Borges. Also, playing FNM at Dice Hobby store.

What card impressed you the most this weekend?
Prognostic Sphinx!

What is your favorite God from the Theros block?
Thassa