Top 8 Player Profiles

Posted in Event Coverage on January 24, 2016

By Event Coverage Staff

Samuel Black

Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin

Occupation: Plaer/Writer for StarCityGames.com

Booster Draft Archetype and Record: White-Black-red Control: 3-0

Standard Archetype and Record: 4-Color Rally: 2-0-2

What is your favorite card from Oath of the Gatewatch?

Reflector Mage

What has been your favorite part about this weekend?

Drafting!


Thiago Rodrigues

Hometown: Manaus, Brazil | Paris, France

Occupation: Student

Booster Draft Archetype and Record: Red-White Allies: 3-0

Standard Archetype and Record: Esper Dragons: 2-2

What is your favorite card from Oath of the Gatewatch?

Endbringer

What has been your favorite part about this weekend?

Definitely the environment. Being able to play in Wizards HQ is such a friendly atmosphere is a priceless experience.


Yukihiro Shimokobe

Hometown: Sendai, Japan

Occupation: Public Employee

Booster Draft Archetype and Record: Black-Green Devoid: 2-1

Standard Archetype and Record: White-Black-blue Aggro: 3-0-1

What is your favorite card from Oath of the Gatewatch?

Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim

What has been your favorite part about this weekend?

Everything!


Luis Salvatto

Hometown: Lujań, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Occupation: Chicken Businessman

Booster Draft Archetype and Record: Blue-Red Tempo: 2-1

Standard Archetype and Record: 4-Color Rally: 3-0-1

What is your favorite card from Oath of the Gatewatch?

Thought-Knot Seer

What has been your favorite part about this weekend?

The whole weekend was amazing, just like last year. Being able to play ping pong between rounds was an incredible improvement!


Gustavo Coraiola

Hometown: Curitiba, Brazil

Occupation: Lawyer

Booster Draft Archetype and Record: Black Green Good-Stuff: 3-0

Standard Archetype and Record: 4-Color Rally: 2-0-2

What is your favorite card from Oath of the Gatewatch?

Hedron Alignment. It's the best card since Sigiled Starfish—the best card ever printed—but with a win condition attached.

What has been your favorite part about this weekend?

There was no favorite part. The whole weekend has been perfect.


Archibal Raziel Sánchez Peralta

Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico

Occupation: Logistics on gastronomy courses

Booster Draft Archetype and Record: Black-Green Devoid: 2-1

Standard Archetype and Record: 4-Color Rally: 3-0-1

What is your favorite card from Oath of the Gatewatch?

Reflector Mage

What has been your favorite part about this weekend?

It's been such a great weekend. Lots of Magic, food, friends from other countries. It's been a nice experience, and it has been great preparation for Grand Prix Mexico City.


Alex Black

Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona

Occupation: Accounting

Booster Draft Archetype and Record: White-Blue Tempo Allies: 2-1

Standard Archetype and Record: Abzan Aggro: 3-0-1

What is your favorite card from Oath of the Gatewatch?

Inverter of Truths. I'd like to see it find a deck.

What has been your favorite part about this weekend?

Making the Top 8. The whole weekend has been fun. The tour of the Wizards offices was interesting, and it was good to get to know everybody at the meet and greet Friday and at dinner Saturday. The near constant opportunities to draft has also been nice.


Yiwen Chen

Hometown: Beijing, China

Occupation: Student

Booster Draft Archetype and Record: White-Blue: 2-1

Standard Archetype and Record: Eldrazi Ramp: 3-1

What is your favorite card from Oath of the Gatewatch?

Kozilek, the Great Distortion!

What has been your favorite part about this weekend?

Free drafts!

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