TOP 8 PROFILES

Posted in Event Coverage on March 6, 2016

By Ray “blisterguy” Walkinshaw

After many rounds of Swiss and some great games of Magic, the Top 8 for Melbourne is set! Learn more about this event’s Top 8 competitors, their history at the top tables, and more by taking a look through the Top 8 profiles.


David Mines

Hometown: Brisbane

Age: 28

Occupation: Harm Reduction Counsellor

What deck did you play? W/U Eldrazi

What's your best Magic event finish and where/when? This Top 8, Top 50 Pro Tour Magic 2015.

Which Shadows over Innistrad preview card is your favourite? Archangel Avacyn.


Maitland Cameron

Hometown: Melbourne

Age: 26

Occupation: Asset Management Consultant

What deck did you play? W/U Eldrazi (the bad guys)

What's your best Magic event finish and where/when? 4th GP Sydney 2014, 2nd GP Auckland 2015.

Which Shadows over Innistrad preview card is your favourite? Archangel Avacyn looks fantastic to play against in draft.


Yuuki Ichikawa

Hometown: Japan

Age: 28

Occupation: Pro player / Team Cygames

What deck did you play? Living End

What's your best Magic event finish and where/when? Pro Tour Journey into Nyx Top 4.

Which Shadows over Innistrad preview card is your favourite? Archangel Avacyn.


Louis Thomson-Gregg

Hometown: Wellington, New Zealand

Age: 22

Occupation: McSlave/Student

What deck did you play? R/G Eldrazi

What's your best Magic event finish and where/when? Day 2 Pro Tour Magic 2015 and this Top 8.

Which Shadows over Innistrad preview card is your favourite? Haven’t had time to look.


Chris Cousens

Hometown: Melvegas (Melbourne)

Age: 28

Occupation: Student

What deck did you play? Abzan Superfriends (Abzan Company) featuring Anafenza, Melira, and Kataki!

What's your best Magic event finish and where/when? Winning Game Day for Khans of Tarkir. Number 1, baby!

Which Shadows over Innistrad preview card is your favourite? The one with Maitland’s face!


Kentaro Yamamoto

Hometown: Japan

Age: 31

Occupation: Team Cygames

What deck did you play? Living End

What's your best Magic event finish and where/when? 2nd place Pro Tour San Diego 2007

Which Shadows over Innistrad preview card is your favourite? Archangel Avacyn.


Lee Shi Tian

Hometown: Hong Kong

Age: 27

Occupation: Accountant

What deck did you play? Living End

What's your best Magic event finish and where/when? Top 4 Pro Tour Return to Ravnica playing Scapeshift.

Which Shadows over Innistrad preview card is your favourite? Relentless Dead. The zombies in Endless Ranks of the Dead finally breaking through the window! Big Walking Dead fans. Btw, can I say happy birthday to your friend?


Jason Chung

Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand, and on twitter @sqlut

Age: 23

Occupation: Taylor Swift fanboy.

What deck did you play? Squee’s Revenge (originated/tuned from Raph Levy’s Loam deck)

What's your best Magic event finish and where/when? Carried Phoenix Taku in the WMC to a Top 16 finish.

Which Shadows over Innistrad preview card is your favourite? The one that flips into Chester Swords.

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