TOP 8 PROFILES

Posted in NEWS on March 31, 2014

By Wizards of the Coast


 

Shuhei Nakamura

Age: 29 + 4
Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
Occupation: Pro Magic Player
 

 


 

What Standard deck are you playing today and why?
Mono Black Devotion. It is the only solid deck in the field.

Day 1 Score:
8-1 (3 byes)

Day 2 Score:
5-0-1

Pro Tour & Previous Grand Prix Top 8s:
5 Pro Tour Top 8s. I don't remember how many GP Top 8s I have, but more than Pro Tours I think. (*Editor's Note: For your info, its 20.)

Other Achievements:

What have you enjoyed most in Beijing over the weekend?
Not yet, but I will go to the Great Wall tomorrow.

If you could meet any person from history, who would it be?
Cao Cao or Julius Caesar.



 


 

Zhong Jian

Age: 36
Hometown: Wuhan, China
Occupation:

 

 

What Standard deck are you playing today and why?
Boros Burn.

Day 1 Score:
7-2

Day 2 Score:
6-0

Pro Tour & Previous Grand Prix Top 8s:
None

Other Achievements:
None

What have you enjoyed most in Beijing over the weekend?
All the matches played this weekend.

If you could meet any person from history, who would it be?
I don't know.



 


 

Nam Sung-Wook

Age: 32
Hometown: South Korea
Occupation: Student

 

 

What Standard deck are you playing today and why?
Mono-Black Devotion.It's the best deck.

Day 1 Score:
9 - 0 (3 Byes)

Day 2 Score:
4-1-1

Pro Tour & Previous Grand Prix Top 8s:
Grand Prix Melbourne 2014 Champion

Other Achievements:
World Magic Cup 2013 Team Member of South Korea

What have you enjoyed most in Beijing over the weekend?
Enjoying delicious Peking Duck.

If you could meet any person from history, who would it be?
None.



 


 

Naoki Shimizu

Age: 27
Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
Occupation: Company employee

 

 

What Standard deck are you playing today and why?
“Frozen” (Blue Devotion with White). Because its good against Mono Black Devotion.

Day 1 Score:
8-1 (2 Byes)

Day 2 Score:
4-1-1

Pro Tour & Previous Grand Prix Top 8s:
Grand Prix Kyoto 2007. Pro Tour Austin 2009 Top 8. Pro Tour Barcelona 2012 Top 8.

Other Achievements:
In Japan, I'm called the “Prince of Simic” because I love to play Blue Green. (Not this time though...)

What have you enjoyed most in Beijing over the weekend?
The environment of this fine university.

If you could meet any person from history, who would it be?
Abraham Lincoln.



 


 

Sherwin Pu

Age: 21
Hometown: Diamond Bar, California, USA
Occupation: Sidekick

 

 

What Standard deck are you playing today and why?
Boros Burn without Ash Zealot. I played whatever Vidianto Wijaya played last week.

Day 1 Score:
8-1 (2 Byes)

Day 2 Score:
3-2-1

Pro Tour & Previous Grand Prix Top 8s:
None

Other Achievements:
None

What have you enjoyed most in Beijing over the weekend?
Meeting new people and practicing my Mandarin.

If you could meet any person from history, who would it be?
Friedrich Neitzsche, for no particular reason.



 


 

Yuuya Watanabe

Age: 25
Hometown: Machida, Japan
Occupation: MTG Pro Player with TEAM MINT.

 

 

What Standard deck are you playing today and why?
Mono Black Devotion. It is the best Standard deck.

Day 1 Score:
7-2 (3 Byes)

Day 2 Score:
5-0-1

Pro Tour & Previous Grand Prix Top 8s:
2 PT. 19 previous GP Top 8s with 6 wins.

Other Achievements:
Two-time Player of the Year. Rookie of the Year 2007. Four-times in the National Team.

What have you enjoyed most in Beijing over the weekend?
White sky and $160 Taxi.

If you could meet any person from history, who would it be?
King Arthur.



 


 

Ge Ben

Age: 29
Hometown: Beijing, China
Occupation: Accountant

 

 

What Standard deck are you playing today and why?
Boros Burn

Day 1 Score:
8-1 (0 Byes)

Day 2 Score:
4-1-1

Pro Tour & Previous Grand Prix Top 8s:
None

Other Achievements:
None

What have you enjoyed most in Beijing over the weekend?
Nice party, plus meeting new friends!

If you could meet any person from history, who would it be?
None.



 


 

Ken Sawada

Age: 27
Hometown: Tokoname-shi, Japan
Occupation: Farmer

 

 

What Standard deck are you playing today and why?
Esper Midrange, because my friends told me to.

Day 1 Score:
8-1

Day 2 Score:
4-1-1

Pro Tour & Previous Grand Prix Top 8s:
None.

Other Achievements:
None.

What have you enjoyed most in Beijing over the weekend?
Many great matches and a great time at the Grand Prix thanks to judges and players!

If you could meet any person from history, who would it be?
Han Xin.

Please come to GP Nagoya, and we will enjoy international Magic!