Top 8 Profiles

Posted in NEWS on June 29, 2014

By Olle Rade

After many rounds of Swiss and some great games of Magic, the Top 8 for Grand Prix Milan is set! Learn more about this event’s Top 8 competitors, their history at the top tables, and more by taking a look through the Top 8 profiles.


 

Ivan Floch

Age: 28
Hometown: Bratislava, Slovakia
Occupation: Professional tourist
Magic Online Username: demonic_penguin

 

 

Previous Magic accomplishments:
Team World Champion Chiba 2010, GP Lisbon winner 2012

What was the best card in your sealed deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
Eidolon of Rhetoric, Blue/White, 8-1

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
Silence the Believers, Blue/Black, 3-0

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
Noble Quarry, Red/Green, 1-0-2

What are you most going to miss about Theros Block Limited?
The devotion mechanic

 

 

 

 


 

Timothée Simonot

Age: 25
Hometown: Paris, France
Occupation: Magic writer
Magic Online Username: Magicovore

 

 

Previous Magic accomplishments:
Won World Magic Cup 2013 with the French team. Won GP London 2013.

What was the best card in your sealed deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
Arbor Colossus, Blue/Green, 9-0

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
3 x Font of Fertility, Blue/Green splashing Red and Black, 2-1

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
Maybe Dissolve, Blue/Black, 1-2

What are you most going to miss about Theros Block Limited?
Dakra Mystic

 

 

 

 


 

Marcio Alexandre Pinto de Carvalho

Age: 28
Hometown: Portugal
Occupation: Hobbit caretaker
Magic Online Username: KBol_

 

 

Previous Magic accomplishments:
7 GP top 8, 2 PT Top 8

What was the best card in your sealed deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
Sea God's Revenge, Blue/Green, 8-1

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
Dictate of Heliod, Red/White, 3-0

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
Two Phalanx Leader, Blue/White, 2-0-1

What are you most going to miss about Theros Block Limited?
Nothing

 

 

 

 


 

Evgeny Pestov

Age: 37
Hometown: St Petersburg Russia & Antwerp, Belgium
Occupation: Software development
Magic Online Username: EPestov

 

 

Previous Magic accomplishments:
A couple of top 32's at GP:s

What was the best card in your sealed deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
Kiora, the Crashing Wave, Blue/Green, 7-2

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
Bladetusk Boar, Red/White, 3-0

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
Bladetusk Boar, Red/Black, 3-0

What are you most going to miss about Theros Block Limited?
Chromanticore decks :)

 

 

 

 


 

Nico Bohny

Age: 30
Hometown: Basel, Switzerland
Occupation: Teacher
Magic Online Username: Shir kahn

 

 

Previous Magic accomplishments:
1 GP win, 2 PT top 8, 1 Team World Champion

What was the best card in your sealed deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
Elspeth, Sun's Champion, Green/White, 8-1

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
Ajani, Mentor of Heroes, Blue/Green/White, 3-0

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
Black/Red, Silence the Believers, 2-0-1

What are you most going to miss about Theros Block Limited?
Heroes' Podium

 

 

 

 


 

Guido Citino

Age: 27
Hometown: Firenze, Italy
Occupation: Data quality
Magic Online Username: Benfa

 

 

Previous Magic accomplishments:
Top 4 GP Florence, Top 75 PT Valencia

What was the best card in your sealed deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
Hour of Need, Blue/Black control, 7.2

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
Sigiled Starfish, Blue/White midrange, 3-0

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
Rise of Eagles, alias "Fare le Aquile", Blue/Black control, 3-0

What are you most going to miss about Theros Block Limited?
Every card with the scry ability.

 

 

 

 


 

Jérémy Dezani

Age: 23
Hometown: Paris, France
Occupation: Pro Magic player
Magic Online Username: Jdez

 

 

Previous Magic accomplishments:
PT Theros Champion, Top 25 PT Valencia, 8 GP Top 8

What was the best card in your sealed deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
Courser of Kruphix, Blue/Green, 7-1-1

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
Master of the Feast, Red/Black, 3-0

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
Nessian Wilds Ravager, Black/Green, 2/1

What are you most going to miss about Theros Block Limited?
The inspire mechanic.

 

 

 

 


 

Serafin Wellinger

Age: 20
Hometown: St. Gallen, Switzerland
Occupation: Student
Magic Online Username: Drutzlos

 

 

Previous Magic accomplishments:
Winner Bazaar of Moxen 9, Modern.

What was the best card in your sealed deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
Ajani, Mentor of Heroes, Green/White, 8-1

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
Two Fall of the Hammer, Red/Blue 2-1

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
Quarry Colossus, White/Green, 3-0

What are you most going to miss about Theros Block Limited?
Nothing really, I'm looking forward to the rotation!