Top 8 Players of Grand Prix Metz 2017

Posted in Event Coverage on August 27, 2017

By Tobi Henke

After fifteen rounds, with a total of 1,477 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!


Martin Jůza

Age: 30

Occupation: Professional tourist

Hometown: Plzen, Czech Republic

Previous Magic accomplishments:

I was voted into the Hall of Fame!

What was the best card in your sealed deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

9-0, black-red, nothing excelled in particular, it was a combination of good curve, good removal, and some rares.

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

White-Blue Aggro, 2-1, Aerial Guide.

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Blue-Green Ramp splashing white, 2-0-1, Weaver of Currents.


Christoffer Larsen

Age: 29

Occupation: Navy

Hometown: Copenhagen, Denmark

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Back-to-back Two-Headed Giant champion and some Grand Prix Top 8s. Playing with Team Genesis.

What was the best card in your sealed deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

White-black critters and spells. Mirror was great, though.

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

More white-black critters and spells with friendly neighborhood Gust Walker.

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

The God! (The Locust God.)


Theophile Delavy

Age: 27

Occupation: Due diligence analyst

Hometown: Geneva, Switzerland

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Nothing relevant.

What was the best card in your sealed deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Angel of Condemnation. Red-white, sometimes sideboarding into green-white. 8-1.

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Majestic Myriarch. Mono black splashing green. 2-1.

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Dreamstealer. Black-green. 3-0.


Francesco Fritto Hugony

Age: 37

Occupation: Gamification manager

Hometown: Milan, Italy

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Some Grand Prix Top 16s and Pro Tour Day 2s.

What was the best card in your sealed deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Bounty of the Luxa, G/u/b/w four-color base green, 9-0.

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Grind // Dust, black-red splashing white, 1-2.

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Unconventional Tactics, White-Black Zombies, 3-0.


Wolfgang Bach

Age: 35

Occupation: Ben Stark fanboy/Limited teacher at Club Remata—shoutouts!

Hometown: Regensburg, Germany

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Top 32 Grand Prix Prague 2015.

What was the best card in your sealed deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Farm // Market, red-green, 7-2.

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Angel of Condemnation, red-white, 3-0.

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Ominous Sphinx or Dreamstealer, blue-black, 3-0.


Heiko Lehnert

Age: 43

Occupation: Product owner

Hometown: Duisburg, Germany

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Drachental Invitational runner-up.

What was the best card in your sealed deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Black-red with The Scorpion God. 8-1.

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

White-Black Zombies, all Zombies, 3-0.

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Chaos Maw, Black-Red Removal, 2-1.


Mitchell Manders

Age: 26

Occupation: Student/Magic Online grinder

Hometown: Dordrecht, the Netherlands

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Grand Prix Bilbao 2013 winner, World Magic Cup 2016 competitor, Magic Online Player of the Year 2015–2016.

What was the best card in your sealed deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Black-Red Aggro. Three Open Fire and a bringer of glory.

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Green-white splashing blue, 2-1, two Overwhelming Splendor.

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Blue-red, 2-1, two Anger Drake.


Elias Klocker

Age: 23

Occupation: Magic: The Gathering trader

Hometown: Schwarzach, Austria

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Top 8 Grand Prix Ghent 2012, Top 33 Pro Tour Hour of Devastation.

What was the best card in your sealed deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Ammit Eternal. Black-Red Aggro. 9-0.

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Ammit Eternal and Supernatural Stamina. Black-Red Aggro. 2-0-1.

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Red-Green Aggro. Samut, the Tested. 2-0-1.

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