TOP 8 PROFILES

Posted in GRAND PRIX SHANGHAI 2014 - COVERAGE - EVENTS on October 5, 2014

By Wizards of the Coast

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


Zhang Meng Qiu

Age: 28
Hometown: Hong Kong / Shanghai
Occupation: Consulting Industry

Number of Byes: 2
Score and Colors for Sealed Portion: 8 – 1, Abzan splash Red
Score and Colors for Draft 1: 3 – 0, Mardu splash Green
Score and Colors for Draft 2: 1 – 1 – 1, Jeskai
Pro Tour and Grand Prix Top 8s: This is my first one.

Which card do you want to open in your Top 8 Draft?
Duneblast


Liu Yuchen

Age: 23
Hometown: Beijing, China
Occupation: Student

Number of Byes: 2
Score and Colors for Sealed Portion: 8 – 1, Abzan
Score and Colors for Draft 1: 2 – 1, Jeskai
Score and Colors for Draft 2: 2 – 0 – 1, Sultai
Pro Tour and Grand Prix Top 8s: First one!

Which card do you want to open in your Top 8 Draft?
Fetchlands? =)


Han Bing

Age: 28
Hometown: Long Fang, China
Occupation: Unemployed

Number of Byes: 2
Score and Colors for Sealed Portion: 9 – 0, Mardu
Score and Colors for Draft 1: 2 – 1, White Red
Score and Colors for Draft 2: 1 – 1 – 1, Mardu
Pro Tour and Grand Prix Top 8s: None before this one.

Which card do you want to open in your Top 8 Draft?
Sorin, Solemn Visitor


Shuhei Nakamura

Age: 29 + 47 months
Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
Occupation: Retired Pro Magic Player

Number of Byes: 3
Score and Colors for Sealed Portion: 8 – 1, Sultai splash Red + 2 Rotting Mastodon
Score and Colors for Draft 1: 3 – 0, Abzan
Score and Colors for Draft 2: 1 – 1 – 1, Sultai
Pro Tour and Grand Prix Top 8s: A few.

Which card do you want to open in your Top 8 Draft?
Any card better than uncommon is okay.


Tamada Ryoichi

Age: 29
Hometown: Wakayama, Japan
Occupation: Software Engineer

Number of Byes: 2
Score and Colors for Sealed Portion: 7 – 2, Mardu
Score and Colors for Draft 1: 3 – 0, Jeskai
Score and Colors for Draft 2: 3 – 0, Mardu
Pro Tour and Grand Prix Top 8s: None.

Which card do you want to open in your Top 8 Draft?
High Sentinels of Arashin


Xu Su

Age: 43
Hometown: Beijing, China
Occupation: Businessman

Number of Byes: 1
Score and Colors for Sealed Portion: 8 – 0 – 1, Mardu
Score and Colors for Draft 1: 3 – 0, Mardu splash Green
Score and Colors for Draft 2: 3 – 0, Mardu
Pro Tour and Grand Prix Top 8s: None, but I've got one Nationals Top 8.

Which card do you want to open in your Top 8 Draft?
Wingmate Roc


Yu Yin

Age: 30
Hometown: Beijing, China
Occupation: Technician

Number of Byes: 2
Score and Colors for Sealed Portion: 7 – 2, Jeskai
Score and Colors for Draft 1: 3 – 0, Mardu
Score and Colors for Draft 2: 2 – 0 – 1, Abzan
Pro Tour and Grand Prix Top 8s: None, but I was National Champion in 2007.

Which card do you want to open in your Top 8 Draft?
Sagu Mauler


Oh Joo Hyun

Age: 31
Hometown: Seoul, Korea
Occupation: Student

Number of Byes: 2
Score and Colors for Sealed Portion: 8 – 0 – 1, Abzan
Score and Colors for Draft 1: 2 – 1, Temur
Score and Colors for Draft 2: 2 – 1, Temur
Pro Tour and Grand Prix Top 8s: This is my first GP Top 8, but I've won a WMCQ before.

Which card do you want to open in your Top 8 Draft?
Foil Fetchlands.