Top 8 Player Profiles

Posted in GRAND PRIX CHIBA 2015 on May 31, 2015

By Wizards of the Coast

3,551 players was narrowed down to these eight masters. Learn a little bit more about the Grand Prix Chiba Top 8 players!


Yuki Matsumoto

Hometown: Tokyo
Occupation: Office Worker
Sealed Record:8-1
Booster Draft #1 Record: 3-0
Booster Draft #2 Record: 2-0-1

When did you first begin playing Magic?
Scars of Mirrodin

What is the best memory/moment that Magic has contributed to your life?
(N/A)


Ichiro Matsubara

Hometown: Tokyo
Occupation: Actor
Sealed Record: 8-1
Booster Draft #1 Record: 3-0 (UG)
Booster Draft #2 Record: 2-0-1(UG)

When did you first begin playing Magic?
Urza's Saga. I retired once, but I came back to Magic when Zendikar was released.

What is the best memory/moment that Magic has contributed to your life?
Today!


Shougo Sunada

Hometown: Kanagawa
Occupation: Engineer
Sealed Record: 8-1
Booster Draft #1 Record: 3-0(BG tokens)
Booster Draft #2 Record: 2-0-1(RGwub Domain)

When did you first begin playing Magic?
When I was a 2nd grade elementary school student.

What is the best memory/moment that Magic has contributed to your life?
Three answers:

  1. When I finished 13th place with an original deck
  2. When I got the title of ''GOD of MODERN''
  3. Now!

Kim Minsu

Hometown: Kanagawa
Occupation: Office worker
Sealed Record: 8-1
Booster Draft #1 Record: 3-0
Booster Draft #2 Record: 2-0-1

When did you first begin playing Magic?
Twenty years ago!

What is the best memory/moment that Magic has contributed to your life?
This Grand Prix Top 8!


Albert Budisanjaya

Hometown: Surabaya
Occupation: Businessman
Sealed Record: 7-2
Booster Draft #1 Record: 3-0(UG Graft)
Booster Draft #2 Record: 3-0(UG Graft splash red)

When did you first begin playing Magic?
2009. I was introduced to the game by my senior high school friend.

What is the best memory/moment that Magic has contributed to your life?
Winning a World Magic Cup Qualifier, which let me go to Europe last year for the World Magic Cup.


Ryouta Shimizu

Hometown: Tokyo
Occupation: Office worker
Sealed Record: 7-2
Booster Draft #1 Record: 3-0
Booster Draft #2 Record: 3-0

When did you first begin playing Magic?
Torment.

What is the best memory/moment that Magic has contributed to your life?
When I won the 2nd draft and advanced to the Top 8 today!


Junya Iyanaga

Hometown: Tokyo
Occupation: (N/A)
Sealed Record: 8-1
Booster Draft #1 Record: 2-1(Metalcraft)
Booster Draft #2 Record: 3-0(WB Vampires)

When did you first begin playing Magic?
(N/A)

What is the best memory/moment that Magic has contributed to your life?
I nearly obtained the title of national champion in 2005.


Katsuhiro Mori

Hometown: Tokyo
Occupation: Business owner
Sealed Record: 7-2
Booster Draft #1 Record: 3-0
Booster Draft #2 Record: 3-0

When did you first begin playing Magic?
Ten years ago

What is the best memory/moment that Magic has contributed to your life?
Today!