Top 4 Profiles of Grand Prix Washington D.C. 2018

Posted in Event Coverage on May 27, 2018

By Meghan Wolff

Meghan is one half of the podcast Magic the Amateuring and an adjunct professor at Tolarian Community College. She loves Limited, likes Modern, and dips her toes into each Standard season. She's decidedly blue and is the #1 hater of Siege Rhino in the Multiverse.

After fourteen rounds of Sealed, only four teams could move on to the Team Draft. Congratulations to the Top 4 teams of Grand Prix Washington DC!


Team Tenjum/Sochurek/Ingram

Name: Andrew Tenjum

Hometown: Madison, WI

Occupation: Student

Previous Magic Accomplishments:

23rd PT Dragons of Tarkir

Top 8 GP Memphis

What color combination did you play on Day 1, and what was your best card?

UW - Raff Capashen

What color combination did you play on Day 2, and what was your best card?

BW - Aryel, Knight of Windgrace

How did your team form?

I booked a flight without finding teammates first and posted an emergency request for teammates on Twitter the week before

What does this Top 4 mean to you?

A qualification to PT 25th Anniversary


Name: Petr Sochurek

Hometown: Prague, Czech Republic

Occupation: Pro Player, Content Producer

Previous Magic Accomplishments:

2 GP wins, 1 GP Top 8, PT Top 16, Hareruya Pro

What color combination did you play on Day 1, and what was your best card?

UR, Fight with Fire

What color combination did you play on Day 2, and what was your best card?

UR, Shivan Fire

How did your team form?

I didn't know that the GP was a team event, so I tweeted that I needed a team.

What does this Top 4 mean to you?

My first Top 8 (4) with Ondrej!


Name: Peter Ingram

Hometown: Wontagh, NY

Occupation: grinder

Previous Magic Accomplishments:

GP Miami Top 8

Invitational Top 8

What color combination did you play on Day 1, and what was your best card?

BG Bombs, 2 Multani

What color combination did you play on Day 2, and what was your best card?

WG go wide, 2 Shalai

How did your team form?

Twitter. Was supposed to team with Brad Carpenter and Andrew Jessup. They didn’t want to go, along with Dan Jessup, so I took his spot.

What does this Top 4 mean to you?

Hopefully a good start to a good run!


Team Tiu/Shenhar/Strasky

Name: Oliver Tiu

Hometown: Cambridge, MA

Occupation: Student

Previous Magic Accomplishments:

2015-2016 Constructed Master and Rookie of the Year

Top 4 of Worlds in 2015-16

What color combination did you play on Day 1, and what was your best card?

Blue-White, Cold-Water Snapper

What color combination did you play on Day 2, and what was your best card?

Green-White, Blessed Light

How did your team form?

We’re old homies

What does this Top 4 mean to you?

Top 4ing 3 team GPs in a row is pretty sweet.


Name: Shahar Shenhar

Hometown: Jerusalem

Occupation: MtG Player

Previous Magic Accomplishments:

2 World Championships

4 GP titles

What color combination did you play on Day 1, and what was your best card?

UR, Adeliz

What color combination did you play on Day 2, and what was your best card?

UR, Keldon Raider

How did your team form?

Strasky was desperate

What does this Top 4 mean to you?

Making Top 4 with my conebudz!


Name: Ondrej Strásky

Hometown: Prague, CZR

Occupation: unemployed

Previous Magic Accomplishments:

2 PT Top 8

Top 8 Legacy Championship 2017

friends with Ivan Floch

What color combination did you play on Day 1, and what was your best card?

GB, Multani

What color combination did you play on Day 2, and what was your best card?

UB, I had no good cards

How did your team form?

I messaged them that I need pro points

What does this Top 4 mean to you?

Making Oliver happy


Team Damo Da Rosa/Froehlich/Stark

Name: Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa

Hometown: Porto Alegre

Occupation: writer for ChannelFireball.com and teacher at SpikesAcademy.com

Previous Magic Accomplishments:

12 PT Top 8s!

What color combination did you play on Day 1, and what was your best card?

UW, In Bolas’s Clutches

What color combination did you play on Day 2, and what was your best card?

Mono-W, Forebear's Blade

How did your team form?

friends and good players

What does this Top 4 mean to you?

Gives me confidence for next week!


Name: Eric Froehlich

Hometown: Las Vegas

Occupation: Team Limited GPs

Previous Magic Accomplishments:

5 PT Top 8s

HoF

one more GP Top 8 than yesterday

What color combination did you play on Day 1, and what was your best card?

Temur - Jaya's Immolating Inferno

What color combination did you play on Day 2, and what was your best card?

Gruul - Llanowar Elves

How did your team form?

Steph and Klay wanted to ball with Kevin Durant

What does this Top 4 mean to you?

I’m going to Disney World

(Narrator: He is not.)


Name: Ben Stark

Hometown: Davie, FL

Occupation: none

Previous Magic Accomplishments:

PT Paris Champ 2011

4 PT Top 8s

GP Indy 2012, GP Mexico City 2017 Champ

23 GP Top 8s

What color combination did you play on Day 1, and what was your best card?

GBw, Skittering Surveyor (had 2)

What color combination did you play on Day 2, and what was your best card?

UBr, Cast Down (had 3)

How did your team form?

me and Efro were teaming with Paulo on CFB Ice last year and somehow convinced him to play with us.

What does this Top 4 mean to you?

4-6 pro points and $1250 to $5000


Team Nelson/Braun-Duin/Muller

Name: Brad Nelson

Hometown: Roanoke

Occupation: Magic

Previous Magic Accomplishments:

A lot of them?

What color combination did you play on Day 1, and what was your best card?

BG - Josu

What color combination did you play on Day 2, and what was your best card?

BG - none of them

How did your team form?

we are good friends and always wanted to

What does this Top 4 mean to you?

I can finally experience getting smashed by Paulo, Ben, and Efro in team draft.


Name: Brian Braun-Duin

Hometown: Roanoke, VA

Occupation: Magic player and TCGplayer.com writer

Previous Magic Accomplishments:

2016 World Champion

13 GP Top 8s with 2 wins

What color combination did you play on Day 1, and what was your best card?

White splashing blue, Lyra Dawnbringer

What color combination did you play on Day 2, and what was your best card?

White-Blue splashing Black. Teferi, Hero of Dominaria

How did your team form?

We rose up from the ground with one purpose: Crushing GPs.

What does this Top 4 mean to you?

Making the finals would lock Platinum for me.


Name: Martin Muller

Hometown: Jyllinge

Occupation: student/Magic pro

Previous Magic Accomplishments:

4 GP Top 8s

2 PT Top 8s

2014 WMC Champion

What color combination did you play on Day 1, and what was your best card?

UR, Siege-Gang Commander. It’s just perfect in every situation.

What color combination did you play on Day 2, and what was your best card?

UR Fight with Fire, basically the only way I killed people

How did your team form?

We are already teammates on Genesis and we really wanted to team together at a team GP

What does this Top 4 mean to you?

another GP Top 8 to my kinda low number of 4

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