Top 8 Player Profiles

Posted in Event Coverage on November 1, 2015

By Chapman Sim

After many rounds of Swiss and some great games of Magic, the Top 8 for Grand Prix Alegre 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.
 


Thiago Saporito

Hometown: Santo André, São Paulo, Brazil

Age: 22

Occupation: MTG Player

Day 1 Score: 8–1 (3 Byes)

Day 2 Score: 5–0–1

Previous Magic Accomplishments:

Pro Tour Khans of Tarkir Top 8, World Magic Cup 2014 Top 8 (Team Brazil)

What deck did you play today, and why did you choose this deck?
White-Green Hexproof Auras, because Daniel Ward gave me the deck!

What was your MVP all weekend?
Ethereal Armor


Marcos Paulo De Jesus Freitas

Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Age: 27

Occupation: Systems Analyst

Day 1 Score: 9–0 (2 Byes)

Day 2 Score: 4–1–1 (conceding to Thiago Saporito!)

Previous Magic Accomplishments:

Grand Prix Buenos Aires 2015 Finalist

What deck did you play today, and why did you choose this deck?
Naya Zoo, because “Joao Da Pochete” told me to. It's not really favored against in the first game, but it has a great sideboard!

What was your MVP all weekend?
Blood Moon


Gabriel Fehr

Hometown: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Age: 23

Occupation: Lawyer

Day 1 Score: 8–0–1 (1 Bye)

Day 2 Score: 4-1-1

Previous Magic Accomplishments:

World Magic Cup 2014 Top 8 (Team Brazil)

What deck did you play today, and why did you choose this deck?
Blue-Red Twin. Modern is about knowing your deck, and I've been playing Splinter Twin since it was introduced.

What was your MVP all weekend?
Snapcaster Mage, but Keranos, did a lot of the work too!


Caio Amaral

Hometown: Niteroi, Rio de Janerio, Brazil

Age: 22

Occupation: Student

Day 1 Score: 7-1-1 (2 Byes)

Day 2 Score: 5-1

Previous Magic Accomplishments:

Grand Prix São Paulo Top 32

What deck did you play today, and why did you choose this deck?
Bant Zoo

What was your MVP all weekend?
Knight of the Reliquary and Retreat to Coralhelm stole a lot of games. The counterspells are pretty good too!


Guilherme Merjam

Hometown: São Paulo, Brazil

Age: 25

Occupation: Salesman at LETS COLLECT Store

Day 1 Score: 7-2 (2 Byes)

Day 2 Score: 5-0-1

Previous Magic Accomplishments:

Pro Tour San Juan 2010 Top 16, Brazil Nationals Top 4, Pro Tour Seattle 2012 Top 64, Pro Tour Battle for Zendikar Top 32, Grand Prix São Paulo 2014 Champion

What deck did you play today, and why did you choose this deck?
Living End, because I've been practicing with it for three months on Magic Online.

What was your MVP all weekend?
Living End, and Sudden Death!


Alejandro Cesa

Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Age: 30

Occupation: Salesman

Day 1 Score: 8-1 (No Byes)

Day 2 Score: 4-1-1

Previous Magic Accomplishments:

This is my first!

What deck did you play today, and why did you choose this deck?
Naya Burn, because my team MTG Mulligan from Argentina and with my playtest group “La Banda Del Monoreeie”. We practiced

What was your MVP all weekend?
My opponent's fetchlands who cause themselves 3 damage.


Diego Marquez

Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Age: 27

Occupation: Civil Servant

Day 1 Score: 7-2 (No Byes)

Day 2 Score: 5-1

Previous Magic Accomplishments:

None.

What deck did you play today, and why did you choose this deck?
Green-Red Tron, because it's easy to play and there is little room for mistakes. And also because Karn Liberated is one of the best cards in the format.

What was your MVP all weekend?
Emrakul, the Aeons Torn


Vagner Casatti

Hometown: Curitiba, Brazil

Age: 31

Occupation: Poker Player

Day 1 Score: 8-1 (1 Bye)

Day 2 Score: 4-2

Previous Magic Accomplishments:

Brazil Nationals 2004 Top 8, Brazil National Champion 2008, Top 4 Worlds (Team)

What deck did you play today, and why did you choose this deck?
Naya Burn. I got the deck a few hours before the Grand Prix from my friends Gabriel and Xavier!

What was your MVP all weekend?
Atarka's Command

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