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Grand Prix-Manila Top 8 Player Profiles

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Yuchen Liu

Name: Yuchen Liu
Hometown: Beijing, China
Age: 18
Occupation: Student
Day One Record: 7-2
Day Two Record: 6-0
How many GP/PT top 8’s have you had? This is the first one
What deck did you play this weekend? Jund
What was the best card in your sideboard this weekend? Goblin Ruinblaster
What deck do you NOT want to play against in this Top 8? Next Level Bant


Adrian Marasigan

Name: Adrian Marasigan
Hometown: San Pablo City, Laguna, Philippines
Age: 29
Occupation: Senior Product Manager, Level Up! Lat’l
Day One Record: 8-0-1
Day Two Record: 4-1-2
How many GP/PT top 8’s have you had? One
What deck did you play this weekend? Vengevine Naya
What was the best card in your sideboard this weekend? Path to Exile
What deck do you NOT want to play against in this Top 8? Blue/White, if there is one.


Yuuta Takahashi

Name: Yuuta Takahashi
Hometown: Tokyo
Age: 24
Occupation: Faerie
Day One Record: 7-1-1 (3 Byes)
Day Two Record: 5-0-1
How many GP/PT top 8’s have you had? 3 GP, 1 PT
What deck did you play this weekend? Jund. No Siege-Gang, no Dragon, because too slow against Bant.
What was the best card in your sideboard this weekend? Duress
What deck do you NOT want to play against in this Top 8? Nothing.


Bayani Manansala

Name: Bayani Manansala
Hometown: Manila, Philippines
Age: 28
Occupation: (blank)
Day One Record: 9-0
Day Two Record: 3-2-1
How many GP/PT top 8’s have you had? Two
What deck did you play this weekend? Grixis
What was the best card in your sideboard this weekend? Thought Hemorrhage
What deck do you NOT want to play against in this Top 8? Vengevine Naya


Naoki Nakada

Name: Naoki Nakada
Hometown: Aichi-Ken, Japan
Age: 20
Occupation: Employee
Day One Record: 8-1 (3 Byes)
Day Two Record: 4-1-1
How many GP/PT top 8’s have you had? First
What deck did you play this weekend? Bant
What was the best card in your sideboard this weekend? Negate and Oblivion Ring
What deck do you NOT want to play against in this Top 8? Jund or Grixis


Taufic Indrakesuma

Name: Taufic Indrakesuma
Hometown: Jakarta (I’m actually Indonesian!)
Age: 23
Occupation: Student
Day One Record: 8-1
Day Two Record: 4-1-1
How many GP/PT top 8’s have you had? First time for everything!
What deck did you play this weekend? Polymorph
What was the best card in your sideboard this weekend? Flashfreeze!
What deck do you NOT want to play against in this Top 8? Grixis. It’s a horrible, horrible matchup.


Gerald Camangon

Name: Gerald Camangon
Hometown: Manila
Age: 27
Occupation: RC Specialist
Day One Record: 7-2
Day Two Record: 5-0-1
How many GP/PT top 8’s have you had? First
What deck did you play this weekend? Bant Conscription
What was the best card in your sideboard this weekend? Nothing in particular
What deck do you NOT want to play against in this Top 8? Naya


Yuuya Watanabe

Name: Yuuya Watanabe
Hometown: Kanagawa, Japan
Age: 21
Occupation: MTG Pro Player
Day One Record: 7-1-1 (3 Byes)
Day Two Record: 5-1
How many GP/PT top 8’s have you had? 1 PT, 8 GP
What deck did you play this weekend? Next Level Bant. I love Jace and Vengevine.
What was the best card in your sideboard this weekend? Deprive
What deck do you NOT want to play against in this Top 8? Conscription Bant

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