Top 8 Profiles of Pro Tour Dominaria

Posted in Event Coverage on June 3, 2018

By Event Coverage Staff

After 16 rounds, only eight players remained in the running for the fame and the fortune, the title and the trophy here at Pro Tour Dominaria. Find out more about these people here!


Name: Wyatt Darby

Age: 23

Hometown: Iowa City, IA

Occupation: Insurance Agent

Team:

Previous Magic Accomplishments: Earned the title of "generic brand Michael Majors" from friends.

Limited Record: 6-0

Standard Record: 6-3-1

What is your proudest non-Magic accomplishment?

Paying my own way through college. The responsibility helped me grow a lot as a person.

What is your favorite Magic memory?

Hitting the two-out Lightning Strike to win Round 15!

Who is your hero? Magic-related or not.

My late father. I owe him everything and miss him every day.

If you win the Pro Tour, who’s your first call afterwards?

Jason Kenjar. Love ya, buddy!


Name: Gonçalo Pinto

Age: 32

Hometown: Barreiro

Occupation: Digital Marketing Analyst

Team: None, but tested with Hareruya Latin and Cardhoarder Brazil

Previous Magic Accomplishments:

Top 8 Grand Prix Birmingham (Standard) 2018

Limited Record: 4-1

Standard Record: 8-1-1

What is your proudest non-Magic accomplishment?

Getting my dog and teaching him stuff.

What is your favorite Magic memory?

Well, this one. Top 8ing with Márcio Carvalho after beating him Round 1.

Who is your hero? Magic-related or not.

My wife. She left her country to come to Portugal.

If you win the Pro Tour, who’s your first call afterwards?

My wife, obviously.


Name: Owen Turtenwald

Age: 29

Hometown: Arlington, VA

Occupation: Magic

Team: Ultimate Guard Pro Team

Previous Magic Accomplishments:

Five Pro Tour Top 8s, two-time Player of the Year, Pro Tour Hall of Fame

Limited Record: 4-2

Standard Record: 8-0-2

What is your favorite Magic memory?

12-4 at Pro Tour Magic 2015 in Portland and getting 8th on tiebreakers, leading to the Seabiscuit gallop up to the stage.

Who is your hero? Magic-related or not.

William Jensen and Jon Finkel, co-heroes.

If you win the Pro Tour, who’s your first call afterwards?

Dinner reservation for The Pantheon.


Name: Márcio Carvalho

Age: 32

Hometown: Lisbon

Occupation: Platinum Pro

Team: Hareruya Latin

Previous Magic Accomplishments:

Three Pro Tour Top 8s, finalist World Championship 2016, Top 4 Magic Online Championship, 15 Grand Prix Top 8

Limited Record: 4-2

Standard Record: 8-1-1

What is your proudest non-Magic accomplishment?

Always supporting my mother no matter what.

What is your favorite Magic memory?

The first time I qualified for Nationals.

Who is your hero? Magic-related or not.

My mother.

If you win the Pro Tour, who’s your first call afterwards?

My mother and sister.


Name: Kazuyuki Takimura

Age: 33

Hometown: Japan

Occupation: Game Designer

Team: Kusemono

Previous Magic Accomplishments:

Pro Tour Battle for Zendikar winner.

Limited Record: 5-1

Standard Record: 8-2

What is your proudest non-Magic accomplishment?

Pro Tour Battle for Zendikar winner.

What is your favorite Magic memory?

Pro Tour Battle for Zendikar winner.

Who is your hero? Magic-related or not.

Siege Rhino.

If you win the Pro Tour, who's your first call afterwards?

Teammates.


Name: Thomas Hendriks

Age: 25

Hometown: Leiden

Occupation: Student

Team: Revelation (Genesis group)

Previous Magic Accomplishments:

Pro Tour Dragons of Tarkir Top 8, some Grand Prix Top 8s

Limited Record: 5-1

Standard Record: 7-1-2

What is your proudest non-Magic accomplishment?

Life's pretty great in general, Magic related or not. No specific one.

What is your favorite Magic memory?

Getting into Top 8 of a Pro Tour without my teammates having any idea I was still live in the tournament.

Who is your hero? Magic-related or not.

This spot's reserved for the card that wins me the tournament tomorrow, if I win it. I hope it's Rekindling Phoenix. It has been treating me well so far.

If you win the Pro Tour, who’s your first call afterwards?

Not calling anyone in the United States. Expensive business. I'll text my girlfriend through.


Name: Ernest Lim

Age: 33

Hometown: Singapore

Occupation: Banker

Team: Grey Ogre Games

Previous Magic Accomplishments: 28th Pro Tour Kaladesh

Limited Record: 5-1

Standard Record: 7-2-1

What is your proudest non-Magic accomplishment?

The friends I have made through playing Magic. Shout out to all the guys for the support!

What is your favorite Magic memory?

This one.

Who is your hero? Magic-related or not.

My mother. Everything I have, I have her to thank.

If you win the Pro Tour, who’s your first call afterwards?

My mum.


Name: Manuel Lenz

Age: 27

Hometown: Graz

Occupation: Event Manager

Team:

Previous Magic Accomplishments: Prerelease 2nd place.

Limited Record: 4-2

Standard Record: 8-1-1

What is your proudest non-Magic accomplishment?

Playing 10-20 regular cash game poker.

What is your favorite Magic memory?

This Pro Tour.

If you win the Pro Tour, who’s your first call afterwards?

Peter Weiner.

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