Top 8 Player Profiles

Posted in GRAND PRIX SINGAPORE 2015 on June 28, 2015

By Wizards of the Coast

Learn more about Grand Prix Singapore's Top 8 competitors by taking a look through their profiles!


Reid Duke

Hometown: Sugar Loaf, New York, USA
Age: 25
Occupation: MTG

What deck are you playing today and why?
Jund. I had intended to play Goryo's Vengeance but I lost my deck on the plane! Jund is my backup and it's always served me well! I don't want to play against Yuta Takahashi because he is so good, but Collected Company decks are good matchups for me.

Record for Day 1: 8-1 (3 Byes)
Record for Day 2: 4-1-1

Previous Magic Accomplishments:
1 Pro Tour Top 8, 11 Grand Prix Top 8s, 2011 Magic Online Champion. Runner-Up at the World Championships 2013


Kawasaki Keita

Hometown: Osaka, Japan
Age: 29

What deck are you playing today and why?
Jund

Record for Day 1: 9-0 (2 Byes)
Record for Day 2: 6-0-3

Previous Magic Accomplishments:
None.


Masaaki Hitomi

Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
Age: 27
Occupation: Officer Worker

What deck are you playing today and why?
Affinity.

Record for Day 1: 7-2 (2 Byes)
Record for Day 2: 6-0

Previous Magic Accomplishments:
None.


Yuta Takahashi

Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
Age: 29
Occupation: Hareruya Cardshop Employee

What deck are you playing today and why?
Temur Twin, because it's the best deck against combo. Burn is also a good matchup, but I don't want to meet Reid Duke in the Top 8!

Record for Day 1: 8-1 (2 Byes)
Record for Day 2: 4-0-2

Previous Magic Accomplishments:
1 Pro Tour Top 8, 10 Grand Prix Top 8s


Ray Wee Wei Song

Hometown: Singapore
Age: 24
Occupation: Account Executive

What deck are you playing today and why?
Abzan Midrange

Record for Day 1: 7-2 (0 Byes)
Record for Day 2: 6-0

Previous Magic Accomplishments:
None.


Joshua Yang Zhijian

Hometown: Singapore
Age: 31
Occupation: Membership Executive

What deck are you playing today and why?
Temur Delver, because Stubborn Denial is good with Tarmogoyf and Hooting Mandrills and blue-based control decks are my best matchup.

Record for Day 1: 8-1 (2 Byes)
Record for Day 2: 4-1-1

Previous Magic Accomplishments:
Singapore National Team 2011


Steven Tan

Hometown: Singapore
Age: 29
Occupation: Financial Advisor

What deck are you playing today and why?
Affinity. I want to play against decks that mulligan a lot and don't draw enough lands. I don't want to play against (Yuta) Takahashi because he is too good.

Record for Day 1: 8-1 (2 Byes)
Record for Day 2: 5-1

Previous Magic Accomplishments:
2 Limited Grand Prix Top 8s, Former Singapore National Champion.


Tay Junhao

Hometown: Singapore
Age: 26

What deck are you playing today and why?
4-Color Company. It seems good against most of the fair decks. Thank you Kelvin Chew (Hyper) for the deck!

Record for Day 1: 8-1 (2 Byes)
Record for Day 2: 4-1-1

Previous Magic Accomplishments:
None.