Top 8 Profiles of Grand Prix Warsaw 2018

Posted in Event Coverage on November 25, 2018

By Olle Rade

After fifteen rounds, only eight players remained in the running for fame, fortune and the right to call themselves champion of Grand Prix Warsaw. Find out more about these fine people here!


Julien Nuijten

Age: 30

Occupation: Chef

Hometown: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Previous Magic accomplishments:

2004 World Champion, 2006 Team World Champion, 2 Grand Prix wins

What was the best card in your Sealed Deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Blue-Black-green 8-1 Find / Finality

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Izzet, 3-0, Legion Warboss

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Golgari splashing white, 3-0, Dawn of Hope

What was the most lucky you got this weekend, and how?
Registering for the GP online 1 hour before it was full and getting a bye at 3-0 in a trial to get two byes in the main event.


Hannes Kerem

Age: 31

Occupation: I do everything at a boardgame shop

Hometown: Saku, Estonia

Previous Magic accomplishments:

I also filled out a similar form last year in Warsaw.

What was the best card in your Sealed Deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Golgari, but often sideboarded into Izzet. I cast many Nullhide Ferox on turn 4, 8-1 (including 2 byes and a no-show)

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Vraska, Queen of Golgari, 2-1 with Golgari splashing white

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Blood of Erative, Dimir, 3-0

What was the most lucky you got this weekend, and how?

My opponent did not show up for round 9


Iurii Babych

Age: 34

Occupation:

Hometown: Kiev, Ukraine

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Top 8 at the World Magic Cup in 2016

What was the best card in your Sealed Deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Legion Warboss, Izzet, 7-2

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Find / Finality, Golgari splashing Blue 3-0

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?
Doom Whisperer, Dimir, 3-0


Julien Berteaux

Age: 35

Hometown: France

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Crewing some Copters with some zombies

What was the best card in your Sealed Deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Dimir splashing green, Doom Whisperer, 9-0

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Tajic, Legion's Edge, Boros, 3-0

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Legion Warboss, Boros, 1-1-1

What was the most lucky you got this weekend, and how?
Not losing a whole match on double mana problems before round 14


Johann Wallner

Age: 34

Occupation: Banker

Hometown: Munich, Germany

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Getting 9th at a lot of PPTQs.

What was the best card in your Sealed Deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

I played Dimir, best card was Thief of Sanity

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Golgari, Doom Whisperer. 2-1, losing only to Martin Juzo who is great!

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Dimir, Disinformation Campaign

What was the most lucky you got this weekend, and how?

To have such an awesome group to draft with (Mittwochsdraft) and to play with this weekend. Shoutout to Kau Behrens, who missed top 8 on tie-breakers.


Pascal Vieren

Age: 30

Occupation: Product Owner

Hometown: Ghent, Belgium

Previous Magic accomplishments:

PT Top 8, 2 GP Top 8, World Magic Cup finalist

What was the best card in your Sealed Deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Dimir splashing Red, Ral, Izzet Viceroy, 9-0

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Dimir, Doom Whisperer, 2-1

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Dimir, House Guildmage, 2-0-1

What was the most lucky you got this weekend, and how?
Getting passed Doom Whisperer and getting it pick 3 in pack 3


Christian Seibold

Age: 29

Occupation: Analyst for the government

Hometown: Nürnberg, Germany

Previous Magic accomplishments:

PT Top 8, GP win, some GP Top 8:s

What was the best card in your Sealed Deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Abzan, 8-1, March of the Multitudes

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Dimir, 2-1, Deadly Visit

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Dimir, 3-0, Nightveil Predator

What was the most lucky you got this weekend, and how?
In the game playing for Top 8 I had to top deck Nightveil Predator in order to win. And I did.


Eduardo Sajgalik

Age: 30

Occupation: Community Consultant

Hometown: Montreal, Canada

Previous Magic accomplishments:

2 PT Top 8, 4 National teams, 6 GP Top 8

What was the best card in your Sealed Deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Doom Whisperer - it made me lose a lot at GP Montreal, but helped me this time, Dimir, 8-1

What was the best card in your first draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Golgari, Two copies each of Izoni, Thousand-Eyed and Underrealm Lich, 3-0

What was the best card in your second draft deck, what color combination did you play, and what was your record?

Venerated Loxodon, Selesnya splashing Find / Finality and Status / Statue, 2-1

What was the most lucky you got this weekend, and how?
Pack 1 - Underrealm Lich

Pack 2 - Underrealm Lich

Pack 3.1 - Izoni, Thousand-Eyed

Pack 3.2 - see above

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