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Kajiharu80 puts the Char in Charleston!

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日本語の取材へ



Everyone knows it gets hot in the South, but Pro Tour-Charleston was downright incendiary.

The Japanese team of Kajiharu80 burned through the largest field in Pro Tour history, a tough semifinal matchup against countrymen D-25, and a nail-biting final against Raaala Pumba to win Pro Tour-Charleston.

Tomohiro Kaji, Shota Yasooka, and Tomoharu Saito made it two Pro Tour wins in a row for Japan, following Takuya Osawa's footsteps at Pro Tour-Prague. The threesome earned both their wins on Sunday in deciders featuring heavy burn from Saito. Direct damage spells regularly went to the domes of his opponents, and the tournament victory was branded for Kajiharu80 when he sent Seal of Fire, Lightning Helix, Char, and Demonfire to Paulo Vitor's head in Game 3 of the finals.

VIDEO COVERAGE
  • Prelude to a Championship (18 MB zip)
  • Semifinal 1: Kajiharu80 vs. D-25 (66 MB zip)
  • Semifinal 2: Raaala Pumba vs. Big Timing with Big Oots (44 MB zip)
  • Final: Kajiharu80 vs. Raaala Pumba (69 MB zip)
  • Day Three Wrap-up (17 MB zip)
  • Day Two Wrap-up (10.7 MB zip)
  • Day One Wrap-up (14 MB zip)
  • Top 4 Interview: Raaala Pumba (7.9 MB zip)
  • Top 4 Interview: Kajiharu80 (7.6 MB zip)
  • Top 4 Interview: D-25 (7.2 MB zip)
  • Top 4 Interview: Big Timing with Big Oots (11 MB zip)
  • Frank Karsten and a Pair of Ruels (33 MB zip)
  • YMG Back in the Saddle (21 MB zip)
  • Three Heads Together Make Two-Headed Giant Shine (12 MB zip)
  • Unfreezing Antarctica with Steve OMS (10 MB zip)
  • Vitor's Raaala Pumba put up a valiant fight against Kajiharu80, but he, Willy Edel, and Celso Zampere couldn't hang with the deadly mix of direct damage and Simic Sky Swallowers. Pumba made the Finals by besting the U.S. squad Big Timing with Big Oots, which featured Chris McDaniel, Gadiel Szleifer, and John Pelcak. Japan's D-25, with Ryuichi Arita, Chikara Nakajima, and Kazuya Mitamura, were the other semifinalists.

    It certainly was a weekend of firsts in Charleston. Day One opened with a massive 525-person field, easily the biggest in the 10-year history of the Pro Tour. It was also the debut of Team Block Constructed, and featured the first time a female Magic player earned money at a Pro Tour event. But what will be remembered longest is the first Pro Tour wins by Tomohiro Kaji, Shota Yasooka, and Tomoharu Saito.

    Congratulations to Kajiharu80, champions of Pro Tour-Charleston!



    Semifinals Finals Champion
    1 Raaala Pumba Raaala Pumba, 2-1
    4 Big Timing With Big Oots Kajiharu80, 2-1
    2 Kajiharu80 Kajiharu80, 2-1
    3 D-25


    Click here to read full blog coverage from Friday and Saturday.




    EVENT COVERAGE FINAL TOP 4 STANDINGS

    • Finals: Sky Swallows All
      Tomohiro Kaji vs. Celso Zampere
      by Noah Weil
    • Finals: No Controlling this Zoo
      Shota Yasooka and Willy Edel
      by Ted Knutson
    • Finals: Char-Broiled Victory
      Paulo Vitor Damo Da Rosa vs. Tomoharu Saito
      by Aaron Forsythe
    • Semifinals: The Brazilian Hammer
      Raaala Pumba vs. Big Timing with Big Oots
      by Ted Knutson, Aaron Forsythe, and Noah Weil
    • Semifinals: Feel the Burn
      Kajiharu80 vs. D-25
      by Aaron Forsythe, Ted Knutson and Noah Weil
    • Card Preview: A Sneak Peek at Coldsnap

    • Feature: The Top 4 Team Profiles
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Decklists: The Top 4 Team Decklists
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Decklists: The Top 25 Team Decklists
      by Event Coverage Staff



    • Round 14: It's All About Timing
      Schere Stein Papier vs. Kajiharu80
      by Noah Weil
    • Feature: Communication Is Key
      by Ted Knutson
    • Round 13: The Clean Sweep
      Kajiharu80 vs. Big Tyming with A. Lieberman
      by Aaron Forsythe
    • Round 12: Driving Me Batty
      The Sea Beast vs. Kajiharu80
      by Ted Knutson
    • Round 11: Elephants on Parade
      Big Tyming With Alex Lieberman vs. Atogslc.com
      by Ted Knutson
    • Feature: Limited Cards Find Constructed Homes
      by Noah Weil
    • Photo Feature: A Walk Around the Tables
      by Aaron Forsythe and Craig Gibson
    • Feature: Sneaky Tricks
      by Jonathan Becker
    • Round 10: B-Seat Burn Battle
      Punting Baxter vs. Go Anan is the Best Player
      by Aaron Forsythe
    • Round 9: Gotham's Finest Face Off
      Two-Headed Giant vs. Feenix Phoundation
      by Noah Weil
    • Round 8: We Cannot Have a Vampire Gap!
      Why Would You Do Zis? vs. Big Timing With Big Oots
      by Ted Knutson



    • Day 1 Blog Archive: Teams to Watch, History Lessons, San Diego Kryptonite, Photos From Charleston, and more!
      by Ted Knutson
    • Round 7: Battle of the Undefeateds
      Double SHU Desu vs. Slumpbusters
      by Noah Weil
    • Feature: When Guilds Collide
      by Aaron Forsythe
    • Round 6: Frozen Over
      Antarctica vs. Jerret and Tana Sitting In A Tree
      by Brian David-Marshall
    • Round 5: Bavarian Soccer Fans Brutalize North American Trio
      Servus vs. Shows up with dip. Dips
      by Aaron Forsythe
    • Round 4: Swallow This!
      Average Homeboys vs. Two-Headed Giant
      by Noah Weil
    • Round 3: Friendly Rivalry, Fierce Battles
      Tcgplayer.com vs. Manamaze.com
      by Brian David-Marshall
    • Round 2: East vs. West - A Bombtastic Blowout
      Kajiharu80 vs. Southern Comfort
      by Aaron Forsythe
    • Round 1: Japanese Smackdown
      Vanilla Ice vs. I's
      by Noah Weil
    • Info: Day 1 Player List / Team Roster
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Feature: Pro Tour-Charleston Preview: First Steps
      by Brian David-Marshall
    • Info: Fact Sheet
      by Event Coverage Staff
     1.  Kajiharu80 $75,000
     2.  Raaala Pumba $36,000
     3.  D-25 $21,000
     4.  Big Timing With Big Oots $18,000
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