Top 8 Player Profiles

Posted in GRAND PRIX SHANGHAI 2015 on May 17, 2015

By Wizards of the Coast

These are the Top 8 Players of Grand Prix Shanghai 2015.


Xie Hao Chen

Hometown: Beijing, China
Age: 25
Occupation: Student
Day 1 Score: 7-0-2 (2 Byes)
Day 2 Score: 5-0-1

What Standard deck are you playing today?
Green Red Devotion

What are the best cards in your maindeck and sideboard respectively?
Xenagos, the Reveler and Rending Volley

What is your favorite dragon in Magic history?
Dragonlord Atarka


Yang Dehua

Hometown: Hangzhou, China
Age: 27
Occupation: PhD Student
Day 1 Score: 7-2 (2 Byes)
Day 2 Score: 6-0

What Standard deck are you playing today?
Red Green Dragons

What are the best cards in your maindeck and sideboard respectively?
Elvish Mystic and Rending Volley

What is your favorite dragon in Magic history?
Stormbreath Dragon


Lin Yang

Hometown: Taiwan
Age: 29
Occupation: Finance
Day 1 Score: 9-0 (2 Byes)
Day 2 Score: 3-2-1

What Standard deck are you playing today?
Green Red Devotion

What are the best cards in your maindeck and sideboard respectively?
See the [autocard]Unwritten and Nissa Worldwaker

What is your favorite dragon in Magic history?
Dragonlord Atarka


Devsharan Singh

Hometown: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Age: 35
Occupation: Doctor
Day 1 Score: 8-1 (2 Bye)
Day 2 Score: 4-0-2
Previous Magic Accomplishments: Top 64 Grand Prix Beijing 2014

What Standard deck are you playing today?
Red Green Dragons

What are the best cards in your maindeck and sideboard respectively?
Thunderbreak Regent and Hornet Nest

What is your favorite dragon in Magic history?
Stormbreath Dragon


Li Bo

Hometown: Beijing, China
Age: 29
Occupation: Editor and Games Streamer
Day 1 Score: 8-1 (2 Byes)
Day 2 Score: 4-1-1
Previous Magic Accomplishments: Team World Champion 2009, Grand Prix Shanghai 2012 Champion, Grand Prix Beijing 2013 Top 8

What Standard deck are you playing today?
Abzan Control

What are the best cards in your maindeck and sideboard respectively?
Elspeth, Sun's Champion and Self-Inflicted Wound

What is your favorite dragon in Magic history?
Stormbreath Dragon


Nam Sung Wook

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Age: 34
Occupation: MTG Mint Card's Pro Player
Day 1 Score: 8-1 (3 Byes)
Day 2 Score: 4-1-1
Previous Magic Accomplishments: Pro Tour Journey into Nyx Finalist, World Magic Cup 2014 Top 8, 3 Grand Prix Top 8s, including Grand Prix Melbourne Champion

What Standard deck are you playing today?
Abzan Aggro

What are the best cards in your maindeck and sideboard respectively?
Wingmate Roc and Archfiend of Depravity

What is your favorite dragon in Magic history?
Bogardan Hellkite, because I like Dragonstorm!


Yuuki Ichikawa

Hometown: Kanagawa, Japan
Age: 27
Occupation: Big Magic's Pro Player
Day 1 Score: 7-2 (3 Byes)
Day 2 Score: 5-0-1
Previous Magic Accomplishments: 2 Pro Top 8s and 2 Grand Prix Top 8s

What Standard deck are you playing today?
Abzan Control

What are the best cards in your maindeck and sideboard respectively?
Satyr Wayfinder and Dromoka's Command

What is your favorite dragon in Magic history?
Two-Headed Dragon


Hu Jin

Hometown: Wuhan, China
Age: 33
Occupation: Designer
Day 1 Score: 8-1 (2 Byes)
Day 2 Score: 4-1-1

What Standard deck are you playing today?
Green Red Devotion

What are the best cards in your maindeck and sideboard respectively?
Dragonlord Atarka and Plummet

What is your favorite dragon in Magic history?
Dragonlord Atarka