TOP 8 PROFILES

Posted in Event Coverage on January 7, 2017

By Mike Rosenberg

Mike Rosenberg is a writer and gamer and has been part of the Magic text coverage team since 2011. He joined Wizards as organized play’s content specialist in June 2014.

Learn more about the 2017 Super Sunday Series' Top 8 competitors—including who they are, what they’ve done in the game, and more—by taking a look through their profiles!


Name:
Mamoru Nagoi

Hometown: Yokohama

Occupation: Service

Draft Record/Archetype: 3-0, Black-Green

Modern Record/Archetype: 2-1-1, Bant Eldrazi

Aside from winning this tournament, what are you enjoying most/looking the most forward to about this weekend?

Dinner.

What Aether Revolt card are you most looking forward to playing in tomorrow's Pre-Prerelease?

I haven't seen any cards, so I don't know!



Name:
Shin'ya Saito

Hometown: Nagoya

Occupation: Company Employee

Draft Record/Archetype: 3-0, White-Blue Blink

Modern Record/Archetype: 2-1-1, Affinity

Aside from winning this tournament, what are you enjoying most/looking the most forward to about this weekend?

Party!

What Aether Revolt card are you most looking forward to playing in tomorrow's Pre-Prerelease?

Felidar Guardian



Name:
Michael Bonde

Hometown: Aarhos, Denmark

Occupation: Student and Hareruya Pro

Draft Record/Archetype: 1-2 Red-Green

Modern Record/Archetype: 4-0 with Jund, thanks to Magnus from Aarhos

Aside from winning this tournament, what are you enjoying most/looking the most forward to about this weekend?

Hanging out with old and new friends for the new two days and meeting awesome staff.

What Aether Revolt card are you most looking forward to playing in tomorrow's Pre-Prerelease?

Heart of Kiran looks insane and it's a mythic, but mostly I'm just looking forward to opening new packs!



Name:
Alex Breitman

Hometown: Elmont, Long Island

Occupation: Chef

Draft Record/Archetype: 2-1, Blue-Black Metallurgic Summonings

Modern Record/Archetype: 3-0-1 White-Blue Fun Police (Control)

Aside from winning this tournament, what are you enjoying most/looking the most forward to about this weekend?

Looking forwards to the tour of the mothership, and I've enjoyed the unique experience that is the Super Sunday Series in its entirety.

What Aether Revolt card are you most looking forward to playing in tomorrow's Pre-Prerelease?

Yaheeni's Expertise, because Ancestral Vision is a great card.



Name:
Gianmaria Ruggiu

Hometown: Italy

Occupation: Watching Mengucci's Videos on the Internet

Draft Record/Archetype: 3-0, Boros Artifact Aggro

Modern Record/Archetype: 2-1-1, Jund splashing Lingering Souls

Aside from winning this tournament, what are you enjoying most/looking the most forward to about this weekend?

The company of friends, this hotel, and the food!

What Aether Revolt card are you most looking forward to playing in tomorrow's Pre-Prerelease?

I haven't seen a single card yet. I'm really looking forward to playing with those cards tomorrow!



Name:
Jason Chung

Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand

Occupation: MTG Mint Card Sponsored Player and Writer

Draft Record/Archetype: 3-0

Modern Record/Archetype: 2-2, Dark Burn



Name:
Mark McGovern

Hometown: Dublin, Ireland

Occupation: Project Engineer (Breweries & Distilleries)

Draft Record/Archetype: 2-1, White-Blue

Modern Record/Archetype: 4-0, Lantern Control

Aside from winning this tournament, what are you enjoying most/looking the most forward to about this weekend?

Now that Modern is done, it's visiting the unusual eateries on the schedule. We don't tend to have gaming restaurants back home.

What Aether Revolt card are you most looking forward to playing in tomorrow's Pre-Prerelease?

I haven't looked at the previews yet so…something with a super sweet enter-the-battlefield ability. Surprise me!



Name:
Aaron Barich

Hometown: Gulfport, Mississippi

Occupation: Magic Grinder

Draft Record/Archetype: 2-1, Red-White Smuggler's Copter

Modern Record/Archetype: 3-1, Infect

Aside from winning this tournament, what are you enjoying most/looking the most forward to about this weekend?

Aether Revolt Pre-Prerelease

What Aether Revolt card are you most looking forward to playing in tomorrow's Pre-Prerelease?

Highspire Infusion

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