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Pro Tour Return to Ravnica
Top 8 Player Profiles

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Lee Shi Tian

Age: 25
Hometown: Hong Kong (BTW, I love K.L.!)
Occupation: Auditor a.k.a. ANT


Number of Times Playing on the Pro Tour:
8

Lifetime Pro Points:
66

Grand Prix Top 8s:
Taipei 2008 (7th), Birmingham 2008 (1st)

Pro Tour Top 8s:
None

Other Magic Accomplishments:
Member WMC Team 2012 (44th)

How did you qualify for Pro Tour Return to Ravnica?
PTQ

What was your record by format?

Modern:
8-1-1

Booster Draft:
4-2

What guild are you?
Why did you choose that guild
Izzet. Card drawing and combo.

How did you prepare for Pro Tour Return to Ravnica?
Who did you prepare with

Real life:
George Newbound

MTGO:
Tze Yeung

Discussion:
Taiwan Team (Kuo Tzu-Ching, Huang Hao-Shan, Chen Lieng)

What Modern deck are you playing and why?
Next Level Scapeshift, concept from Chen Lieng. I love card drawing and simple win conditions.

How many Return to Ravnica drafts did you do on Magic Online this week?
8

Where do you play Friday Night Magic, or if you don't go to FNM anymore, where did you play?
League Castle in Wai Chai.




Kelvin Chew (Hyper)

Age: 26
Hometown: Singapore
Occupation: Student/working at GamesHaven cardshop.


Number of Times Playing on the Pro Tour:
4

Lifetime Pro Points:
24

Grand Prix Top 8s:
None

Pro Tour Top 8s:
None

Other Magic Accomplishments:
National team 2011, Member WMC Team 2012

How did you qualify for Pro Tour Return to Ravnica?
Level 3

What was your record by format?

Modern:
8-2

Booster Draft:
5-1

What guild are you?
Why did you choose that guild
Simic, because my Infect deck is the same colors.

How did you prepare for Pro Tour Return to Ravnica?
Who did you prepare with
Tested and brewed on MTGO, drafted online and at GamesHaven cardshop with my teammates in Singapore.

What Modern deck are you playing and why?
UG Infect, it has a decent matchup against most of the field.

How many Return to Ravnica drafts did you do on Magic Online this week?
20+

Where do you play Friday Night Magic, or if you don't go to FNM anymore, where did you play?
GamesHaven in Singapore




Yuuya Watanabe

Age: 23
Hometown: Machida
Occupation: MTG Pro Player


Number of Times Playing on the Pro Tour:
Too many

Lifetime Pro Points:
288

Grand Prix Top 8s:
16, including wins in Kyoto ’07, Melbourne ’09, Shanghai ’11, Pittsburgh ’11, Kuala Lumpur ’12, Manila ‘12

Pro Tour Top 8s:
Austin 2009 (6th)

Other Magic Accomplishments:
POY 2009, 3 Japan National team, Champion Players Championship 2012.

How did you qualify for Pro Tour Return to Ravnica?
Pro Level

What was your record by format?

Modern:
7-3

Booster Draft:
5-1

What guild are you?
Why did you choose that guild
Izzet. I like the UR color combination.

How did you prepare for Pro Tour Return to Ravnica?
Who did you prepare with
Japanese players. Yukuhiro, Endou, and taking Namakura.

What Modern deck are you playing and why?
Jund. Jund is All Time Good Choice (Players Championship)

How many Return to Ravnica drafts did you do on Magic Online this week?
6 or 7.

Where do you play Friday Night Magic, or if you don't go to FNM anymore, where did you play?
I don’t play FNM.




David Ochoa

Age: 31
Hometown: Hayward, CA
Occupation: Writer


Number of Times Playing on the Pro Tour:
About 15.

Lifetime Pro Points:
162

Grand Prix Top 8s:
Minneapolis ’09 (6th), Portland ’10 (7th), Austin ’12 (6th), Orlando ’12 (8th), Costa Rica ’12 (6th)

Pro Tour Top 8s:
None

Other Magic Accomplishments:
US National Team ’11 (3rd), Finalist - Best Moustache in Magic history, Players Championship ’12 (14th)

How did you qualify for Pro Tour Return to Ravnica?
Pro Player Level (Platinum)

What was your record by format?

Modern:
8-1-1

Booster Draft:
5-1

What guild are you?
Why did you choose that guild
Azorius. The Online Quiz was my guide.

How did you prepare for Pro Tour Return to Ravnica?
Who did you prepare with
Tested for a few weeks with the Channelfireball team in San Jose, CA.

What Modern deck are you playing and why?
Jund(stice). The stream told me to, and also because it’s the best customizable, fair deck.

How many Return to Ravnica drafts did you do on Magic Online this week?
Zero online, but I was busy IRL with the team.

Where do you play Friday Night Magic, or if you don't go to FNM anymore, where did you play?
C & J Collectables (Newark, CA), Superstars (San Jose, CA)




Eduardo Sajgalik

Age: 24
Hometown: Cambridge, England
Occupation: Community management - video games


Number of Times Playing on the Pro Tour:
about 8

Lifetime Pro Points:
52

Grand Prix Top 8s:
1

Pro Tour Top 8s:
0

Other Magic Accomplishments:
3 Nationals top 8’s

How did you qualify for Pro Tour Return to Ravnica?
PTQ winner

What was your record by format?

Modern:
7-2-1

Booster Draft:
5-1

What guild are you?
Why did you choose that guild
Simic - I like durdling for the win (aka - looking like you’re doing something)

How did you prepare for Pro Tour Return to Ravnica?
Who did you prepare with
Online testing when the set was announced. Drafting for a week in a house with the British and Norwegian players including Daniel Royde and Richard Bland

What Modern deck are you playing and why?
Blue white aggro control. I’m experienced and comfortable with Seachrome Coast. It’s a good deck against Jundg and for an unknown format.

How many Return to Ravnica drafts did you do on Magic Online this week?
None online, but about 10 live drafts

Where do you play Friday Night Magic, or if you don't go to FNM anymore, where did you play?
Inner Sanctum Collectibles Tuesday night draft




Pedro Carvalho (aka _megafone_ on Magic Online)

Age: 25
Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Occupation: Student / Magic Online grinder


Number of Times Playing on the Pro Tour:
2

Lifetime Pro Points:
2

Grand Prix Top 8s:
0

Pro Tour Top 8s:
0

Other Magic Accomplishments:

How did you qualify for Pro Tour Return to Ravnica?
The last Magic Online PTQ!

What was your record by format?

Modern:
8-2

Booster Draft:
4-2

What guild are you?
Why did you choose that guild
Boros! My aggression!

How did you prepare for Pro Tour Return to Ravnica?
Who did you prepare with
A week breaking the draft format with Willy Edel and the Brazilians

What Modern deck are you playing and why?
Aiiraffinity by Eduardo Borges and Zeh Dantas.

How many Return to Ravnica drafts did you do on Magic Online this week?
10-15 by myself and then more than triple that together with the crew.

Where do you play Friday Night Magic, or if you don't go to FNM anymore, where did you play?
6pm Eastern Standard Premier event on Magic Online.




Stanislav Cifka

Age: 24
Hometown: Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
Occupation: Magic


Number of Times Playing on the Pro Tour:
7?

Lifetime Pro Points:
54

Grand Prix Top 8s:
1

Pro Tour Top 8s:
0

Other Magic Accomplishments:

How did you qualify for Pro Tour Return to Ravnica?
Platinum level

What was your record by format?

Modern:
9-1

Booster Draft:
6-0

What guild are you?
Why did you choose that guild
Izzet. Fast clock, good interactions.

How did you prepare for Pro Tour Return to Ravnica?
Who did you prepare with
Magic online, and a test group from Czechoslovakia (Ivan Floch, Lukas Jaklovsky, Robert Jurkovic)

What Modern deck are you playing and why?
Second Sunrise, it’s very stable.

How many Return to Ravnica drafts did you do on Magic Online this week?
4

Where do you play Friday Night Magic, or if you don't go to FNM anymore, where did you play?
I haven’t ever played FNM




Willy Edel

Age: 33
Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Occupation: Store owner


Number of Times Playing on the Pro Tour:
almost 20

Lifetime Pro Points:
157

Grand Prix Top 8s:
3

Pro Tour Top 8s:
3

Other Magic Accomplishments:

How did you qualify for Pro Tour Return to Ravnica?
Gold level

What was your record by format?

Modern:
8-2

Booster Draft:
4-2

What guild are you?
Why did you choose that guild
Boros! No specific reason, I just like red/white weenies

How did you prepare for Pro Tour Return to Ravnica?
Who did you prepare with
We rented a house in Seattle for a week to playtest. Tested with the Brazilian crew (minus Paulo, who was invited and declined). We did a good job with 100% making day two, and two of us in the top 8.

What Modern deck are you playing and why?
I’m playing Jund because I’ve played it forever and know it well. Also, I didn’t find something better.

How many Return to Ravnica drafts did you do on Magic Online this week?
30 plus. Please keep releasing the sets on Magic Online that fast!

Where do you play Friday Night Magic, or if you don't go to FNM anymore, where did you play?
Point HQ, Ipanema



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