Top 8 Player Profiles

Posted in Event Coverage on August 16, 2015

By Tobi Henke

After 15 rounds of Standard, with a total of 2,144 others eliminated, only eight players remained in the running for the fame and the fortune, the title and the trophy. Find out more about these people here!


Bill Chronopoulos

Age: 28

Occupation: Lawyer

Hometown: Athens, Greece

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Second at the 2014 World Magic Cup, captain of the Greek team at the 2015 World Magic Cup.

What deck did you play and why?

Jace-kai. My friend Tsorba told me so one day before the Grand Prix and I trusted him.

What changes would you make to your deck and why?

It's secret. There's a World Magic Cup Qualifier coming next weekend for my friends!

What's the most important card in your deck?

Jace, Vryn's Prodigy.


Erik Skinstad

Age: 34

Occupation: IT

Hometown: Stavanger, Norway

Previous Magic accomplishments:

9-0 on Day 1 into 0-6 on Day 2 at Grand Prix Utrecht.

What deck did you play and why?

Green-White Aggro. The deck seemed well-positioned, and very strong.

What changes would you make to your deck and why?

Maybe fit a Wind Storm in the sideboard.

What's the most important card in your deck?

Den Protector or Dromoka's Command.


Martin Jůza

Age: 28

Occupation: Tourist

Hometown: Plzen, Czech Republic

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Two Pro Tour Top 8s, 23 Grand Prix Top 8s.

What deck did you play and why?

Red-Green Dragons, because it's good in this metagame.

What changes would you make to your deck and why?

I would cut Arbor Colossus from the sideboard because that card is only good in the mirror.

What's the most important card in your deck?

Stormbreath Dragon!


Piotr Wald

Age: 21

Occupation: Student

Hometown: Warsaw, Poland

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Top 8 at Grand Prix Verona, won two PTQs.

What deck did you play and why?

Abzan Control. I feel very comfortable playing this style of deck.

What changes would you make to your deck and why?

Not sure if any are necessary.

What's the most important card in your deck?

Siege Rhino.


Fabrizio Anteri

Age: 25

Occupation: I may consider joining Martin Jůza as a professional tourist

Hometown: London, England (originally from Venezuela)

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Three 8s and two Top 64 finishes in the five English GPs I've played.

What deck did you play and why?

Abzan Aggro with Hangarback Walker. Ondřej Stráský told me he was 15-0 with the deck online, so I decided to try it went 14-0 before my first loss.

What changes would you make to your deck and why?

Depending on the metagame there could be an extra Sorin in the 75 or some Wingmate Roc.

What's the most important card in your deck?

Siege Rhino, of the top, three-of.


Daniel Fior

Age: 29

Occupation: Lost

Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Four Grand Prix Top 8s, made a lot of National teams.

What deck did you play and why?

Abzan, because Fabrizio told me to!

What changes would you make to your deck and why?

I did not like Ajani in the main deck, nor the Hero's Downfall. Usure what to play instead, metagame dependent.

What's the most important card in your deck?

All of them.


Marco Cammilluzzi

Age: 29

Occupation: Bomberboss and Matteo Moure's baybsitter

Hometown: Rome, Italy

Previous Magic accomplishments:

One Pro Tour Top 8, three Grand Prix Top 8s, defeated Riccardo Reale a lot of times.

What deck did you play and why?

Abzan Aggro … What else?

What changes would you make to your deck and why?

We will see …

What's the most important card in your deck?

Hangarback Walker and Wingmate Roc!


Matteo Moure

Age: 25

Occupation: Business man

Hometown: Rome, Italy

Previous Magic accomplishments:

PTQ Top 8.

What deck did you play and why?

I wanted to play Blue-Red Thopters, but the night before the GP I chose to follow Cammilluzzi's suggestion to switch to Abzan. But I didn't have the cards, so I got up at six a.m. to go searching for them.

What changes would you make to your deck and why?

I would change one Ultimate Price into one Valorous Stance.

What's the most important card in your deck?

Siege Rhino and Wingmate Roc.

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