Top 8 Profiles of Grand Prix Singapore 2018

Posted in Event Coverage on June 24, 2018

By Chapman Sim

After fifteen rounds of Swiss, who were the eight players who rose to the top?


Name: Ryoichi Tamada

City, Country: Osaka, Japan

Age: 34

Occupation: Store Owner

Previous Magic Accomplishments: Pro Tour Battle for Zendikar finalist, Grand Prix Manila 2017 Champion.

Day 1 Score: 8 - 0 (3 byes)

Day 2 Score: 5 - 0 - 2

What does this Top 8 mean to you?

I enjoyed playing with my fancy deck!

What is your favorite expansion of all-time?

Khans of Tarkir

What is your favorite card from Core Set 2019?

Nicol Bolas, the Arisen


Name: Yuuki Ichikawa

City, Country: Tokyo, Japan

Age: 30

Occupation: Magic Pro Player

Previous Magic Accomplishments: 2 Pro Tour Top 8s and 8 Grand Prix Top 8s

Day 1 Score: 7 - 1 (3 byes)

Day 2 Score: 5 - 0 - 2

What does this Top 8 mean to you?

I'm super happy, like always!

What is your favorite expansion of all-time?

Urza's Saga

What is your favorite card from Core Set 2019?

Vivien Reid


Name: Rei Sato

City, Country: Tokyo, Japan

Age: 30

Occupation: Company Employee

Previous Magic Accomplishments: Grand Prix Hong Kong 2017 Champion

Day 1 Score: 8 - 0 (3 byes)

Day 2 Score: 4 - 2 - 1

What does this Top 8 mean to you?

A shot at Platinum level.

What is your favorite expansion of all-time?

Onslaught

What is your favorite card from Core Set 2019?

Chromium, the Mutable


Name: Grzegorz Kowalski

City, Country: Wroclaw, Poland

Age: 27

Occupation: Finally a Magic pro! Also, a Hareruya content producer.

Previous Magic Accomplishments: 2 Grand Prix wins and a few Grand Prix Top 8s.

Day 1 Score: 6 - 2 (3 byes)

Day 2 Score: 6 - 0 - 1

What does this Top 8 mean to you?

Getting closer to Worlds and also hitting Platinum today!

What is your favorite expansion of all-time?

Khans of Tarkir

What is your favorite card from Core Set 2019?

I didn't check out the card gallery yet!


Name: Ryo Okamoto

City, Country: Tokyo, Japan

Age: 24

Occupation: Hareruya Employee

Previous Magic Accomplishments: Top 8 at a huge local tournament.

Day 1 Score: 7 - 1 (2 byes)

Day 2 Score: 5 - 1 - 1

What does this Top 8 mean to you?

I'm so glad to receive free airfare to the Pro Tour!

What is your favorite expansion of all-time?

Kaladesh

What is your favorite card from Core Set 2019?

Bone Dragon!


Name: Andy Chan

City, Country: Hong Kong

Age: 31

Occupation: Financial Advisor

Previous Magic Accomplishments: Hong Kong National Champion 2017

Day 1 Score: 7 - 1 (2 byes)

Day 2 Score: 5 - 1 - 1

What does this Top 8 mean to you?

I'm going back to the Pro Tour!

What is your favorite expansion of all-time?

Khans of Tarkir.

What is your favorite card from Core Set 2019?

Viashino Pyromancer.


Name: Li Jingyang

City, Country: Qingdao, China

Age: 33

Occupation: Company Employee

Previous Magic Accomplishments: None.

Day 1 Score: 6 - 2 (0 byes)

Day 2 Score: 6 - 0 - 1

What does this Top 8 mean to you?

This means that Zhou King is the best control player in Beijing, because he gave me this decklist.

What is your favorite expansion of all-time?

I love all of it!

What is your favorite card from Core Set 2019?

Nicol Bolas, the Arisen


Name: Tatsuhiko Ohki

City, Country: Gumma, Japan

Age: 27

Previous Magic Accomplishments: I went 11 - 5 at Pro Tour Aether Revolt.

Day 1 Score: 6 - 2 (2 byes)

Day 2 Score: 6 - 0 - 1

What does this Top 8 mean to you?

This means that I can go to the Pro Tour!

What is your favorite expansion of all-time?

Khans of Tarkir.

What is your favorite card from Core Set 2019?

Chromium, the Mutable

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