Top 8 Player Profiles

Posted in GRAND PRIX AUCKLAND 2015 on March 15, 2015

By Wizards of the Coast

These are the Top 8 Players of Grand Prix Auckland 2015.


Yifan Wei

Hometown: Tianjin, China.
Age: 26
Occupation: Student
What colours did you play on Day 1? White-Black, splash Red.

What were your colours in draft 1? Green-Red, splash Blue.

What were your colours in draft 2? White-Black, splash Green.

What's your best Magic event finish and where/when? 36th Pro Tour Journey into Nyx.

What would you rather eat, a Trumpet, a Jaffa, or a Perky Nana? (these are New Zealand foods, I promise you.) “I have no idea what they are...”


Fabian Dickmann

Hometown: Bochum, Germany.
Age: 25
Occupation: Student
What colours did you play on Day 1? White-Blue, splash three Red cards.

What were your colours in draft 1? Red-White.

What were your colours in draft 2? Blue-Red, splash two White cards.

What's your best Magic event finish and where/when? GP Finalist in Bochum.

What would you rather eat, a Trumpet, a Jaffa, or a Perky Nana? (these are New Zealand foods, I promise you.) “Easy, Perky Nana! I don’t know what that is, but the name is cool.”


Jason Chung

Hometown: Where Juzza lives.
Age: 22
Occupation: PJax’s (Paul Jackson) stylist. (Specialist: hats.)
What colours did you play on Day 1? Blue-Green, splash Red.

What were your colours in draft 1? Collateral Damage. Mono Red, splash Bloodsoaked Champion.

What were your colours in draft 2? Blue-Green, splash Red.

What's your best Magic event finish and where/when? 11th Pro Tour Fate Reforged.

What would you rather eat, a Trumpet, a Jaffa, or a Perky Nana? (these are New Zealand foods, I promise you.) “I don’t eat instruments, I’m not a cannibal. However, thinking of bananas does make me perky.”


Jacques van Eeden

Hometown: Cape Town, South Africa.
Age: 33
Occupation: Analyst.
What colours did you play on Day 1? Temur.

What were your colours in draft 1? White-Blue.

What were your colours in draft 2? Abzan.

What's your best Magic event finish and where/when? This event!

What would you rather eat, a Trumpet, a Jaffa, or a Perky Nana? (these are New Zealand foods, I promise you.) Jaffa!


Maitland Cameron

Hometown: Swamp
Age: 25
Occupation: Civil Engineer
What colours did you play on Day 1? Mardu constructed.

What were your colours in draft 1? Blue-Red Tempo.

What were your colours in draft 2? The Sultai Clan.

What's your best Magic event finish and where/when? 4th GP Sydney 2014.

What would you rather eat, a Trumpet, a Jaffa, or a Perky Nana? (these are New Zealand foods, I promise you.) Are kiwis too endangered to eat?


John Brugman

Hometown: Melbourne, Australia.
Age: 41
Occupation: Tour Guide,
What colours did you play on Day 1? Jund! (Black-Red-Green.)

What were your colours in draft 1? Blue-Red.

What were your colours in draft 2? Temur.

What's your best Magic event finish and where/when? Top 8 Australian National Champs 1999.

What would you rather eat, a Trumpet, a Jaffa, or a Perky Nana? (these are New Zealand foods, I promise you.) Jaffa?


Dylan Goldsmith

Hometown: Christchurch, New Zealand.
Age: 17
Occupation: High School Student
What colours did you play on Day 1? Black-Green “big butts” deck. Sideboarded 3 Plains, Abzan Guide, and Dromoka, the Eternal every match.

What were your colours in draft 1? White-Black control, splashing Blue for Glacial Stalker.

What were your colours in draft 2? Sultai Control.

What's your best Magic event finish and where/when? Here and now.

What would you rather eat, a Trumpet, a Jaffa, or a Perky Nana? (these are New Zealand foods, I promise you.) A jetplane.


Teruya Kakumae

Hometown: Oosaka, Japan.
Age: 28
Occupation: None.
What colours did you play on Day 1? Abzan 8-1 (2 byes).

What were your colours in draft 1? Mardu 2-1.

What were your colours in draft 2? Mardu 2-1.

What's your best Magic event finish and where/when? GP Kobe 2014 Champion.

What would you rather eat, a Trumpet, a Jaffa, or a Perky Nana? (these are New Zealand foods, I promise you.) Jaffa.