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Lévy du Soleil en France!

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The letter W!ith a thrilling comeback rarely seen at this level of competition, France returned to the forefront of Magic's international stage by defeating Hungary in the finals of the World Magic Cup.

While France has never claimed any form of international team trophy, it has long been recognized as one of Magic's powerhouse nations. Led by Hall of Famer Raphaël Lévy, the French contingent came to the World Magic Cup with a dream of returning home with the trophy for the first time. Over the course of three days, thirteen rounds of Swiss, and three elimination rounds, they have fulfilled that dream and now head back to a proud nation with the World Magic Cup trophy.

In the Unified Standard finals, each team held their collective breath on every draw step, waiting to see what the top of their deck held. The final game of the final match of the World Magic Cup hinged on the advantage that the miracle cards from Avacyn Restored could provide. Though they faced down a lethal Olivia Voldaren from the Hungarian team, France had maneuvered themselves into position to return home victorious thanks to a top-decked Rakdos's Return.

Congratulations to the French team: Raphaël Lévy, Yann Guthmann, Timothée Simonot, and Stephane Soubrier!

Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Finals   Champion
1 Austria   Hungary, 2-1        
8 Hungary   Hungary, 2-1
       
4 Czech Republic   Czech Republic, 2-0   France, 2-1
5 New Zealand    
       
2 France   France, 2-0
7 Belgium   France, 2-0
       
3 Estonia   Iceland, 2-0
6 Iceland    





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  • by Event Coverage Staff
    Feature:
    Top 8 Decklists

  • by Event Coverage Staff
    Feature:
    Top 16 Decklists

  • by Luis Scot-Vargas
    Video Deck Tech:
    Mono-Green with Raphaël Lévy

  • by Zac Hill
    Video Deck Tech:
    Elves with Gaudenis Vidugiris

 
Sunday


  • by Nate Price and Frank Karsten
    Top 5 Cards of Worlds Weekend

  • by Josh Bennett
    Finals:
    Team France vs. Hungary (Unified Standard)

  • by Frank Karsten
    Semifinals:
    Team France vs. Iceland (Unified Standard)

  • by Nate Price
    Semifinals:
    Team Czech Republic vs. Team Hungary (Unified Standard)

  • by Nate Price
    Quaterfinals:
    Team Belgium vs. Team France (Unified Standard)

  • by Josh Bennett
    Quaterfinals:
    Team Czech Republic vs. Team New Zealand (Unified Standard)

  • by Frank Karsten
    Quaterfinals:
    Team Hungary vs. Team Austria (Unified Standard)

  • by Mike Rosenberg
    Quaterfinals:
    Team Estonia vs. Team Iceland (Unified Standard)

  • by Event Coverage Staff
    Feature:
    Top 8 Decklists

  • by Event Coverage Staff
    Feature:
    Top 8 Profiles

 
Saturday


  • by Event Coverage Staff
    Feature:
    Day 2 Stage 2 Pools

  • by Event Coverage Staff
    Feature:
    Top 8 Profiles

  • by Frank Karsten
    Stage 2 Round 3:
    Team Czech Republic vs. Team South Africa (Unified Standard)

  • by Josh Bennett
    Stage 2 Round 2:
    Team France vs. Team Iceland (Unified Standard)

  • by Nate Price
    Feature:
    Meet Team Ireland

  • by Frank Karsten
    Feature:
    Team Unified Standard Metagame Analysis

  • by Nate Price
    Stage 2 Round 1:
    Team Belarus vs. Team Hungary (Unified Standard)

  • by Craig Gibson & Josh Bennett
    Feature:
    Worlds Week - A Photo Essay

  • by Nate Price
    Stage 1 Round 3:
    Team Croatia vs. Team Estonia (Team Sealed)

  • by Josh Bennett
    Stage 1 Round 2:
    Team Australia vs. Team Brazil (Team Sealed)

  • by Josh Bennett
    Feature:
    Quick Questions: What are the biggest differences between individual Sealed and Team Sealed in Return to Ravnica block?

  • by Nate Price
    Feature:
    Know Your Pools

  • by Josh Bennett
    Feature:
    Marathon Men at World Magic Cup

  • by Frank Karsten
    Feature:
    The Return of Team Belgium

 
Friday


  • by Event Coverage Staff
    Feature:
    Pools for Day 2

  • by Event Coverage Staff
    Feature:
    Day 1 Recap

  • by Nate Price
    Round 7:
    Team Chile vs. Team Ireland (Unified Standard)

  • by Frank Karsten
    Round 6:
    Team Czech Republic vs. Team Singapore (Unified Standard)

  • by Josh Bennett
    Round 5:
    Team Australia vs. Team United States (Unified Standard)

  • by Nate Price
    Feature:
    Communication and Leadership with Team USA

  • by Mike Rosenberg
    Round 4:
    Team Austria vs. Team Ireland (Unified Standard)

  • by Josh Bennett
    Round 1:
    Team China vs. Team Chinese Taipei (Team Sealed)

  • by Frank Karsten
    Feature:
    Interesting M14 Team Sealed Decks

  • by Trick Jarrett
    Feature:
    Looking at the Pro Tour Qualifier Schedule

  • by Nate Price
    Feature:
    Team Trios Limited

  • by Trick Jarrett
    Feature:
    Team Photos

  • by Event Coverage Staff
    Info:
    World Magic Cup Event Information
  • by Event Coverage Staff
    Info:
    World Magic Cup Invitation List
Final Standings
Pairings Results Standings

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