TOP 8 PROFILES

Posted in NEWS on June 1, 2014

By Wizards of the Coast


Bradley Barclay

Age: 27
Hometown: Dundee, Scotland

Previous Magic accomplishments:
World Cup Top 8 2012.

What deck did you play and why did you choose it?
BUG. It's a control deck.

What changes would you make to your deck and why would you make them?
Maybe add a land.

What is the most important card in your deck?
Prognostic Sphinx.




Tamás Glied

Age: 20
Hometown: Budapest, Hungary

Previous Magic accomplishments:
MOCS Top 4, three Pro Tour Top 75s, Team Worlds runner-up.

What deck did you play and why did you choose it?
Red-Green Elspeth. It's pretty good.

What changes would you make to your deck and why would you make them?
None.

What is the most important card in your deck?
Sylvan Caryatid.




Valentin Mackl

Age: 22 today
Hometown: Vienna, Austria

Previous Magic accomplishments:
Three Top 8s and about seven Top 16s at Grand Prix this season.

What deck did you play and why did you choose it?
Red-green-white because of Patrick Dickmann.

What changes would you make to your deck and why would you make them?
At least another Ajani, Mentor of Heroes in the main deck and some sideboard changes.

What is the most important card in your deck?
Elspeth, Sun's Champion/Sylvan Caryatid




Nikolas Labahn

Age: 23
Hometown: Aachen, Germany

Previous Magic accomplishments:
Highlander Cup champion, two Pro Tour Qualifier wins.

What deck did you play and why did you choose it?
Mono-Black Devotion. It's fun and good in a metagame full of Courser of Kruphix. Thanks to Dominik and Simon Görtzen for cards and testing with me!

What changes would you make to your deck and why would you make them?
Less Pharika's Cure in the sideboard, more Erebos, God of the Dead and Drown in Sorrow.

What is the most important card in your deck?
Whip of Erebos/Pyxis of Pandemonium.




Sebastian Knörr

Age: 25
Hometown: Essen, Germany

Previous Magic accomplishments:
Some money finishes.

What deck did you play and why did you choose it?
Mono-Black Aggro. It's horribly underrated.

What changes would you make to your deck and why would you make them?
None.

What is the most important card in your deck?
Mogis's Marauder.




Marcio Alexandre Pinto De Carvalho

Age: 28, sadly
Hometown: Lisbon, Portugal

Previous Magic accomplishments:
Six Grand Prix Top 8s, two Pro Tour Top 8s.

What deck did you play and why did you choose it?
Red-Green-White Aggro because I didn't have four Temple of Malady; wanted to play Black-Green-White Constellation.

What changes would you make to your deck and why would you make them?
Purphoros, God of the Forge main deck. It's the sickest card in the entire block.

What is the most important card in your deck?
Elspeth, Sun's Champion.




Juan Carlos Adebo Díaz

Age: 36
Hometown: Málaga, Spain

Previous Magic accomplishments:
Shark Games Store best player.

What deck did you play and why did you choose it?
Red-White Heroic. I had no time to test the format and it looked like my kind of deck.

What changes would you make to your deck and why would you make them?
Prefer instant tricks over Ordeal and Mogis's Warhound.

What is the most important card in your deck?
Any early creature. Maybe Akroan Crusader, it's so hard to race.




Fabrizio Anteri

Age: 24
Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela

Previous Magic accomplishments:
Lost last round of Pro Tour Journey into Nyx to Owen Turtenwald, in a match for fame and glory.

What deck did you play and why did you choose it?
BUG Control. The longer games go, the more likely people are to make mistakes. And BUG makes sure games go very long.

What changes would you make to your deck and why would you make them?
I took my chances not having a good match-up against aggro with my list and didn't pay for it. So I'm happy with my 75.

What is the most important card in your deck?
Prognostic Sphinx.



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