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Ultimate Guard Pro Team Wins!

Ultimate Guard Pro Team—comprised of Owen Turtenwald, Paul Rietzl, William Jensen, Reid Duke, Jon Finkel, and Andrew Cuneo—are your 2017-18 Pro Tour Team Series champions!

2018 World Championship Competitors

  • Brian Braun-Duin

    Brian Braun-Duin

    Top Pro Point Earner

    2016 World Champion Brian Braun-Duin returns to the big stage on the back of a strong 2017-18 season, including a Top 16 finish at Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan.

  • Márcio Carvalho

    Márcio Carvalho

    European Geo-Region Champion

    2016 World Championship finalist Márcio Carvalho will return to the Magic's finest showcase for the third year in a row on what was one of his strongest seasons in years, highlighted by back-to-back Pro Tour Top 4s.

  • Wyatt Darby

    Wyatt Darby

    Pro Tour Dominaria Champion

    Iowa resident Wyatt Darby qualified for his second Pro Tour thanks to a strong performance at the RPTQs, and he left Pro Tour Dominaria in Richmond, Virginia with $50,000 and an invitation to his first World Championship.

  • Javier Dominguez

    Javier Dominguez

    Top Pro Point Earner

    2017 World Championship Javier Dominguez followed up a deep run at last year's event with a Pro Tour Top 8 at Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan, returning him to the big stage for a second year in a row.

  • Reid Duke

    Reid Duke

    Top Pro Point Earner

    Reid Duke returns to the World Championship stage for the sixth time since 2012 on the back of another fantastic season at the Pro Tour, highlighted by his Top 8 finish at Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan.

  • Ben Hull

    Ben Hull

    Pro Tour 25th Anniversary Champion

    Ben Hull made the most of his second lifetime Pro Tour Top 8 alongside Hotsauce Games regulars, winning Pro Tour 25th Anniversary to secure his spot in one of Magic's most important tournaments.

  • Martin Jůza

    Martin Jůza

    Top Pro Point Earner

    Pro Tour Hall of Fame competitor Martin Juza secured his spot in the 2018 World Championship after a stellar performance alongside his ChannelFireball teammates at Pro Tour 25th Anniversary.

  • Grzegorz Kowalski

    Grzegorz Kowalski

    Top Pro Point Earner

    Grzegorz Kowalski has been a mainstay at both Pro Tours and Grand Prix for years, but the 2017-18 proved to be his breakthrough performance, with four Grand Prix Top 8s including a win in Lyon in 2018, that earned his spot to the World Championship.

  • Seth Manfield

    Seth Manfield

    Pro Tour Ixalan Champion and North American Geo-Region Champion

    Seth Manfield spent another season near the top of the leaderboard, this time thanks in part to his victory at Pro Tour Ixalan in November 2017, ensuring the 2015 World Champion would be guaranteed a shot at a second title.

  • Andrea Mengucci

    Andrea Mengucci

    Top Pro Point Earner

    Andrea Mengucci showed off why he is one of Italy's best Magic players through another successful Pro Tour season, highlighted by his Top 8 finish at Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan.

  • Matthew Nass

    Matthew Nass

    Top Pro Point Earner

    Matthew Nass made himself known as the best Ironwork Combo player on the planet with multiple Grand Prix titles and Top 8 finishes with the Modern Constructed archetype in the 2017-18 season.

  • Brad Nelson

    Brad Nelson

    Top Pro Point Earner

    Brad Nelson returns to the World Championship stage for the fourth year in a row thanks in part to a solid 2017-18 season, highlighted by 5 Grand Prix Top 8s including a win in Denver 2017.

  • Gregory Orange

    Gregory Orange

    Pro Tour 25th Anniversary Champion

    Pro Tour regular and long-time control player Gregory Orange finally broke through to Sunday at Pro Tour 25th Anniversary in Minneapolis, where he and his teammates earned themselves their first Pro Tour title.

  • John Rolf

    John Rolf

    Top Pro Point Earner

    John Rolf started off the 2017-18 season strong in his breakthrough performance at Pro Tour Ixalan. Not slowing down, he carried through for a strong season finish and enough points to play in his first World Championship.

  • Luis Salvatto

    Luis Salvatto

    Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan Champion and Latin American Geo-Region Champion

    Luis Salvatto put on a clinic during Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan in Bilbao with Lantern Control, earning his second Pro Tour Top 8 and his first win, making him Argentina's first Pro Tour champion and inviting him to his first World Championship.

  • Matthew Severa

    Matthew Severa

    2017-18 Constructed Master

    Long-time competitor and Grand Prix veteran Matthew Severa put up an incredible performance in 2017-18's Pro Tour Constructed rounds, earning himself the title of 2017-18 Constructed Master and his ticket to the World Championship.

  • Shahar Shenhar

    Shahar Shenhar

    Top Pro Point Earner

    Magic's only two-time World Champion Shahar Shenhar returns after a two year break away from the big stage for a shot at a third trophy, thanks in part to a very strong 2017-18 Pro Tour performance.

  • Mike Sigrist

    Mike Sigrist

    Top Pro Point Earner

    2014-15 Player of the Year Mike Sigrist returns to the World Championship after a strong start in the season, with a Pro Tour Top 8 at Pro Tour Ixalan giving him the early momentum towards a top Pro Point seat.

  • Ben Stark

    Ben Stark

    Top Pro Point Earner

    Pro Tour Hall of Fame competitor Ben Stark makes his return to the World Championship after a few years away from the big stage, thanks in large part to his ChannelFireball team's Top 2 finish at Pro Tour 25th Anniversary.

  • Gerry Thompson

    Gerry Thompson

    Top Pro Point Earner

    Gerry Thompson's second place finish at Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan was the highlight of the Pro Tour champion's 2017-18 season and played a major part in ensuring his return to the World Championship stage.

  • Owen Turtenwald

    Owen Turtenwald

    Top Pro Point Earner

    Pro Tour Hall of Famer Owen Turtenwald makes a return to the World Championship yet again, this time hallmarked by his Top 4 finish at Pro Tour Dominaria.

  • Elias Watsfeldt

    Elias Watsfeldt

    2017-18 Draft Master

    Swedish competitor Elias Watsfeldt locked up a ticket to his first World Championship thanks in part to his drafting prowess throughout Pro Tours in the 2017-18 season.

  • Allen Wu

    Allen Wu

    Pro Tour 25th Anniversary Champion

    New Mexico native Allen Wu made the most of his Pro Tour 25th Anniversary performance with two players from the Hotsauce Games roster, as the trio became Pro Tour champions and earned seats to their first World Championship.

  • Ken Yukuhiro

    Ken Yukuhiro

    Asia-Pacific Geo-Region Champion

    Ken Yukuhiro's fourth lifetime Pro Tour Top 8 in Bilbao did more than put Hollow One on the Modern map. It also helped propel him to the top of the Pro Point standings, earning him Asia-Pacific honors and a World championship invite.

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