Top 4 Teams of Grand Prix Amsterdam 2018

Posted in Event Coverage on April 1, 2018

By Tobi Henke

After fourteen rounds of Team Sealed Deck play, with a total of 1,554 other players eliminated, only four teams of three remained in the running for the fame and the fortune, the titles and the trophies. Find out more about these people here!


Geoffrey Siron, Vincent Lemoine, Davy Loeb (left to right)

Name: Geoffrey Siron

Age: 34

Occupation:

Hometown: Brussels, Belgium

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Two PT Top 8s, two GP Top 8s.

What was the best card in your Day 1 Sealed Deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your individual record?

Mountain. Red-Green Dinos. 8-0.

What was the best card in your Day 2 Sealed Deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your individual record?

Mountain. 6-0.

What's the secret to success in Team Limited?

Do your best


Name: Vincent Lemoine

Age: 39

Occupation: Travel agent

Hometown: Brussels, Belgium

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Top 4 at Pro Tour Paris, twice Belgian champion, two Top 8s at GPs.

What was the best card in your Day 1 Sealed Deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your individual record?

Admiral's Order. Blue-Black Pirates. 4-2 and two unfinished.

What was the best card in your Day 2 Sealed Deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your individual record?

Mist-Cloaked Herald. Green-Blue Merfolk. 5-1.

What's the secret to success in Team Limited?

Always play your best Magic ever.


Name: Davy Loeb

Age: 38

Occupation: Lab manager

Hometown: Lille, France

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Played in 10++ Pro Tours.

What was the best card in your Day 1 Sealed Deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your individual record?

White-Black Vampires, Golden Demise, 7-1.

What was the best card in your Day 2 Sealed Deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your individual record?

White-Black Vampires, Twilight Prophet, 5-1.

What's the secret to success in Team Limited?

Play your best Magic. Get yourself an awesome team.


 


Jeroen Kreijne, Simon Geurts, Pim Heijne (left to right)

Name: Jeroen Kreijne

Age: 39

Occupation: Draftsman

Hometown: Amersfoort, the Netherlands

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Day 2 at GP Utrecht 2015, Day 2 at GP Metz 2017, Game Day champion!

What was the best card in your Day 1 Sealed Deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your individual record?

I played Blue-Red Pirates. Best card was Pirate's Cutlass. Don't know my record, I think 5-3.

What was the best card in your Day 2 Sealed Deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your individual record?

I played White-Black Vampires. Best card was Radiant Destiny. Don't know my record, probably 3-3.

What's the secret to success in Team Limited?

Having fun while you're playing and be supportive of your teammates.


Name: Simon Geurts

Age: 30

Occupation: Bank employee

Hometown: Amersfoort, the Netherlands

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Game Day champion!

What was the best card in your Day 1 Sealed Deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your individual record?

Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle, white-black, 5-0-1. Two matches didn't finish because my teammates already won.

What was the best card in your Day 2 Sealed Deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your individual record?

Basic Island. Or Tetzimoc, Primal Death. Blue-black, 5-1.

What's the secret to success in Team Limited?

Good packs, good friends, and a lot of luck!


Name: Pim Heijne

Age: 35

Occupation: Test coordinator

Hometown: Amersfoort, the Netherlands

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Game Day winner.

What was the best card in your Day 1 Sealed Deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your individual record?

Green-Blue Merfolk, Forerunner of the Heralds. 5-2, did not finish one match.

What was the best card in your Day 2 Sealed Deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your individual record?

Red-Green Dinosaurs, Burning Sun's Avatar. 4-2.

What's the secret to success in Team Limited?

Teamwork.


 


Gervaise Pechler, Alex Ball, Guido Sondag (left to right)

Name: Gervaise Leroy Pechler

Age: 26

Occupation: Former Poker player turned into risk manager

Hometown: Apeldoorn, the Netherlands

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Quiet Speculation Pro Tour reporter turned into Pro Tour participant.

What was the best card in your Day 1 Sealed Deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your individual record?

White-Black Vampires with Vona, Butcher of Magan as the MVP. 5-2, one match unfinished.

What was the best card in your Day 2 Sealed Deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your individual record?

White-Black Vampires again. Best card was Recover. 5-0, one unfinished.

What's the secret to success in Team Limited?

Be confident, communicate, and have fun!


Name: Alex Ball

Age: 25

Occupation: Client success specialist

Hometown: Dublin, Ireland

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Finalist of GP Sydney 2015, Irish national champion 2015–2016.

What was the best card in your Day 1 Sealed Deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your individual record?

6-2, Blue-Red Pirates, Protean Raider.

What was the best card in your Day 2 Sealed Deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your individual record?

5-1, Black-Red Pirates, Dire Fleet Neckbreaker and three Goblin Trailblazer.

What's the secret to success in Team Limited?

Trust each other, keep morale high, don't blame anyone for mistakes.


Name: Guido Sondag

Age: 30

Occupation: Manager client services

Hometown: Dublin, Ireland/the Netherlands

Previous Magic accomplishments:

One GP Top 8, in Madrid, long time back.

What was the best card in your Day 1 Sealed Deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your individual record?

Black-green, don't know the record, wasn't great though. Best card was the Golem maybe.

What was the best card in your Day 2 Sealed Deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your individual record?

Green-white. Ghalta, Primal Hunger, by a mile.

What's the secret to success in Team Limited?

Give me the worst decks.


 


Jasper Grimmer, Thoralf Severin, Arne Huschenbeth (left to right)

Name: Jasper Grimmer

Age: 29

Occupation: Cardmarket.com pro player

Hometown: Berlin, Germany

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Three GP Top 8s.

What was the best card in your Day 1 Sealed Deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your individual record?

I played Green-Blue Merfolk with Hadana's Climb. 7-1.

What was the best card in your Day 2 Sealed Deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your individual record?

Played Green-Blue Merfolk again, this time with Deeproot Elite. We all had essentially the same decks twice. 3-3.

What's the secret to success in Team Limited?

A little practice, a good pool, and awesome friends who support you in every situation.


Name: Thoralf Severin

Age: 30

Occupation: Husband

Hometown: Berlin, Germany

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Cardmarket.com sponsorship. Two GP Top 8s, Nationals Top 8, sixth at MOCS.

What was the best card in your Day 1 Sealed Deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your individual record?

Blue-red splashing white. Search for Azcanta stacking the deck. 2-2, with four matches unfinished.

What was the best card in your Day 2 Sealed Deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your individual record?

Blue-red splashing white. Silverclad Ferocidons. 5-1.

What's the secret to success in Team Limited?

Test deck building; assume a power level like in draft; don't play cards that are bad against removal.


Name: Arne Huschenbeth

Age: 20

Occupation: Cardmarket pro player

Hometown: Hamburg, Germany

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Two GP Top 8s. 10-0 in Constructed at Pro Tour Hour of Devastation in Kyoto.

What was the best card in your Day 1 Sealed Deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your individual record?

White-Black Vampires. Radiant Destiny. 7-1.

What was the best card in your Day 2 Sealed Deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your individual record?

White-Black Vampires. Legion Lieutenant. 3-2-1.

What's the secret to success in Team Limited?

Teaming with Toffel and Jasper.

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