Teams at Pro Tour Born of the Gods

Hello Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour fans, this is Lauren Lee with another Team Coverage page for Pro Tour Born of the Gods, this time on Gathering Magic! If you see any mistakes, want to make changes, or have additional information, please contact me at @mulldrifting or on Facebook. This page will be updated as the Pro Tour unfolds, so keep an eye on it.

Of course, a few reminders:

  • Follow Pro Tour Born of the Gods on Twitter: #PTBNG
  • The rankings in [brackets] are from the latest Top 25 Rankings list found here.
  • People listed in (parentheses) are not attending the Pro Tour but helped out their team.

13 Angry Men

This team was almost called "Team IslandDivert" until they found a much better name!

Eduardo Borges

Twitter: @eduardobsg
Country: Brazil
Occupation: Data Analyst
Qualified via: PTQ Porto Alegre
Accomplishments: Multiple cash finishes at Grand Prix and Pro Tours, Tuning winning decks

Matthias Hunt

Twitter: @MtGMatthias
Country: USA
Occupation: Math Tutor, SCGLive Commentator
Qualified via: Silver
Accomplishments: 11th Worlds 2011, 5th GP Indianapolis 2012, Rookie of the Year 2011

Jasper Johnson-Epstein

Twitter: @jasperje
Country: USA
Occupation: Magic Player
Qualified via: PTQ Coon Rapids
Accomplishments: Top 50 PT Honolulu 2012 (first PT), PTQ Top 8 grinder from Madison, Top 16 GP Toronto 2012, Qed for Atlanta

Bing Luke

Twitter: @prolepsis9
Country: USA
Occupation: MTGO Grinder
Qualified via: 2013 MOCS Participant

Stephen Neal

Country: USA
Occupation: Graduate Student
Qualified via: PTQ Ames
Accomplishments: Top 50 Pro Tour San Juan and Barcelona, Madison/Milwaukee City Champion

Greg Ogreenc

Twitter: @G3nGr3g
Country: USA
Occupation: Java Developer / Programmer Analyst
Qualified via: GP Toronto Top 8, PTQ Madison
Accomplishments: 2nd GP Toronto 2013, 8th GP Kansas City 2013, 24th GP Oklahoma City (Theros Limited), 29th GP Vancouver (Standard), MTGCARDMARKET Team Captain

David Pargh

Twitter: @Timrod
Twitch Stream: Timr0d
Country: USA
Occupation: Smoke Shop Employee
Qualified via: PTQ Albany
Accomplishments: Two GP Top 64s

Andrejs Prost

Twitter: @andrejsprost
Country: USA / Latvia
Occupation: Student
Qualified via: Gold
Accomplishments: 8th PT Dragon's Maze, 7th PT Philadelphia 2011, 5th GP Seattle-Tacoma 2012, 9th GP Rotterdam

Dan Sondike

Country: USA
Occupation: Student
Qualified via: PTQ Allentown
Accomplishments: Multiple GP Cashes and PT Day 2s, Fifth Highest Win Percentage in 8-4 Drafts Online

Timothy "Ty" Thomason

Twitter: @ceciliajupe
Country: USA
Occupation: Student / Engineering Intern
Qualified via: GP Oklahoma City Top 4
Accomplishments: 3rd GP Oklahome City 2013, SCG Legacy Open Dallas Champion, State Champion of three different states (2HG South Carolina 2006, 2HG Hawaii 2007, Standard Texas 2011)

(Jarvis Yu)

(Chris Mascioli)


Flipsidegaming.com

A group of Pro Tour and Grand Prix grinders team up under the Flipsidegaming.com sponsorship banner, but it's their love of Ben Friedman that keeps them together.

Jared Boettcher

Twitter: @illethia
Country: USA
Occupation: Student, Grinder, Pastime Legends
Qualified via: GP DC Top 8
Accomplishments: 2nd GP DC 2013, Top 16 GP Chicago & GP Columbus

Max Brown

Twitter: @Mono_Brown
Country: USA
Occupation: Student, Flipsidegaming.com
Qualified via: PTQ Rochester
Accomplishments: SCG Vegas Invitational Champion, Top 32ed multiple Grand Prix

Bryan Gottlieb

Country: USA
Qualified via: PTQ Hartford
Accomplishments: Legacy SCG Open Series Player

Pete Ingram

Twitter: @pingram627
Country: USA
Occupation: Student
Qualified via: PTQ Selden
Accomplishments: 6th GP Miami 2013, Top 50 PT Honolulu 2009, Top 100 PT Kyoto 2009

Dan Jordan

Twitter: @DanJordanMTG
Country: USA
Occupation: Poker / Magic Grinder
Qualified via: Gold
Accomplishments: Top 16 three Pro Tours, 8th GP Toronto 2012, 3rd GP Indianapolis 2012,

Robert Victory

Country: USA
Qualified via: PTQ Philadelphia
Accomplishments: 2nd GP Boston-Worcester 2012


Card Monster Games

A relatively unknown contingency, the Card Monster Games team steps up the main Pro Tour stage!

Jonathan Hickerson

Country: USA
Qualified via: PT Theros Top 25

Joseph Keaveny

Country: USA
Qualified via: PTQ Duluth

Spencer Garnier

Country: USA
Qualified via: PTQ Richmond

Michael Majors

Country: USA
Occupation: Student
Qualified via: PT Theros Top 25
Accomplishments: 2nd GP Atlanta 2012

Conner Russell

Country: USA
Qualified via: PTQ Memphis


ChannelFireball

#TeamCFB The "classic" Team ChannelFireball is ready for yet another Pro Tour, with EIGHT people in the Top 25 rankings. Check out their team page here. It's already got a pun or two.

Pat Cox

Twitter: @wildestnacatl
Country: USA
Occupation: Systems Engineer
Qualified via: Gold
Accomplishments: 8th PT Nagoya 2011, 2nd GP Denver 2012, 6th GP Charleston 2012, 2nd GP Austin 2012, 7th GP Toronto 2010, 5th GP Oakland 2010

Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa

Twitter: @PVDDR
Country: Brazil
Occupation: Student / Magic Player
Qualified via: Hall of Fame
Accomplishments: Nine PT Top 8s (1st PT San Juan 2010), Twelve GP Top 8s, two-time National Champion

Eric Froehlich [16]

Twitter: @efropoker
Country: USA
Occupation: Poker Player
Qualified via: Platinum
Accomplishments: 4th PT Gatecrash, 5th Worlds 2010, 8th PT San Diego 2002, Nine GP Top 8s

Martin Juza [15]

Twitter: @@Juzam_
Country: Czech Republic
Occupation: Professional Tourist
Qualified via: Platinum
Accomplishments: 7th PT Austin 2009, 6th PT Berlin 2008, 18 GP Top 8s (four wins)

Frank Karsten

Twitter: @karsten_frank
Country: The Netherlands
Occupation: Game Theory & Operations Research PhD
Qualified via: Hall of Fame
Accomplishments: 7th Worlds 2008, 6th PT Nagoya 2005, 2nd Worlds 2005, Seven GP Top 8s, known for using statistics to make metagame calls

Brian Kibler [22]

Twitter: @bmkibler
Twitch Stream: bmkibler
Country: USA
Occupation: Minister of Propaganda at Stone Blade Entertainment
Qualified via: Hall of Fame
Accomplishments: PT Dark Ascension Champion, 6th PT Amsterdam 2010, 7th PT Honolulu 2009, PT Austin Champion 2009, 3rd PT Chicago 2000-01, Thirteen GP Top 8s (three wins)

Ben Lundquist

Twitter: @bennybeatdowns
Country: USA
Occupation: Game Designer
Qualified via: GP Oakland Top 8
Accomplishments: 3rd GP Oakland 2013, four more GP Top 8s, National Team '06

Shuhei Nakamura [8]

Twitter: @Nakashu_
Country: Japan
Occupation: Doomed Traveler
Qualified via: Hall of Fame
Accomplishments: 3rd PT Hollywood 2008, 4th PT Valencia 2007, 3rd PT Prague 2006, 2nd PT Columbus 2005, 7th Worlds 2005, 23 GP Top 8s (six wins)

David Ochoa [18]

Twitter: @_DavidOchoa
Country: USA
Occupation: Writer
Qualified via: Platinum
Accomplishments: 3rd PT Return to Ravnica, 6th GP Costa Rica 2012, 6th GP Austin 2012, 8th GP Orlando 2012, 7th GP Portland 2010, 6th GP Minneapolis 2009

Brock Parker

Country: USA
Occupation: Writer at ChannelFireball.com
Qualified via: Silver
Accomplishments: 1st PT Boston 2003 with William Jensen & Matt Linde, GP Pittsburgh Champion 2013, 5 more GP Top 8s, poker pro

Luis Scott-Vargas

Twitter: @lsv
Country: USA
Occupation: Writer at ChannelFireball.com
Qualified via: Hall of Fame
Accomplishments: Five PT Top 8s (1st Berlin 2008), Ten GP Top 8s (four wins)
Flavor: Pun master

Shahar Shenhar [4]

Twitter: @shaharshahar_
Country: USA
Occupation: Powerful Wizard
Qualified via: Platinum
Accomplishments: Magic World Cup Champion 2013, Top 25 PT Gatecrash, Five GP Top 8s (three wins)

Ben Stark [1]

Twitter: @BenS8528
Country: USA
Occupation: None
Qualified via: Hall of Fame
Accomplishments: 3rd Magic World Cup 2013, 3rd PT Gatecrash, PT Paris Champion 2011, 7th PT Kobe 2004, 6th PT San Diego, 13 GP Top 8s

Kenji Tsumura

Twitter: @KenjiTsumura
Country: Japan
Occupation: Student
Qualified via: Hall of Fame
Accomplishments: Six PT Top 8s, Thirteen GP Top 8s (two wins)

Josh Utter-Leyton [2]

Twitter: @wrapter
Country: USA
Occupation: Software Engineer
Qualified via: Platinum
Accomplishments: 4th Magic World Cup 2013, 4th PT Dragon's Maze, 2nd PT Philadelphia 2011, 7th Worlds 2011, 5th PT San Juan 2010, 7 GP Top 8s


ChannelFireball Pantheon

#TeamCFBP The team formerly known as Team StarCityGames.com and Team SCGBlack has now gained the title Pantheon, marking its move to a new sponsorship with ChannelFireball. They've also gained a new but familiar face in Rich Hoaen! Check out their team page here.

Sam Black [6]

Twitter: @SamuelHBlack
Country: USA
Occupation: Magic Player / Writer for SCG
Qualified via: Gold
Accomplishments: 3rd PT Theros, 3rd PT Philadelphia 2011, 1st Team Worlds 2008, Seven GP Top 8s
Flavor: Won a car playing Magic

Kai Budde

Twitter: @kaibudde
Country: Germany
Occupation: Trader
Qualified via: Hall of Fame
Accomplishments: Seven Individual PT Top 8s (five wins), Three Team PT Top 4s (two wins), Fifteen GP Top 8s (seven wins), four-time Player of the Year

Patrick Chapin

Twitter: @thepchapin
Country: USA
Occupation: Magic Player / Writer for SCG
Qualified via: Hall of Fame
Accomplishments: 6th PT Paris 2011, 2nd Worlds 2007, 6th PT LA 1998-99, 8th PT New York 1996-97, Three GP Top 8s, author of Next Level Magic & Next Level Deckbuilding

Matt Costa

Twitter: @mattccosta
Country: USA
Occupation: Student / Magic Player
Qualified via: Gold
Accomplishments: 7th PT Dark Ascension, 8th GP Miami 2013, 5th GP Atlantic City 2013, GP Baltimore Champion 2012, Three more GP Top 8s

Andrew Cuneo

Twitter: @AndrewCuneo
Country: USA
Occupation: Programmer
Qualified via: GP DC Top 8
Accomplishments: 4th Team PT New York 2001, 2nd Team PT New York 2001, 6th GP DC 2013, 2nd GP Lincoln 2012, Invented "Draw-Go"

Reid Duke [3]

Twitter: @reidduke
Country: USA
Occupation: MTG
Qualified via: Platinum
Accomplishments: 2nd MWC 2013, Eight GP Top 8s (two wins), MOCS Champion 2011

Jon Finkel

Twitter: @JonnyMagic00
Country: USA
Occupation: Managing Partner at Landscape Capital
Qualified via: Hall of Fame
Accomplishments: Fourteen PT Top 8s (three wins), Nine GP Top 8s (three wins), a founder of Gamers Helping Gamers

Rich Hoaen

Twitter: @rhoaen
Country: Canada
Occupation: Management Consultant
Qualified via: GP Kyoto Top 4 Teams
Accomplishments: 8th PT Yokohama 2003, 1st Team GP Kyoto with Alex Hayne & Mike Hron, Six more GP Top 8s (two wins)

William Jensen

Twitter: @hueyjensen
Country: USA
Occupation: Gamer
Qualified via: Hall of Fame
Accomplishments: 1st Team PT Boston 2003, 8th PT Chicago 2003, 4th PT Venice 2003, 6th PT London 1999-00, 1st GP Oakland 2013, 8 more GP Top 8s

Tom Martell [7]

Twitter: @tommartell
Twitch Stream: tommartell
Country: USA
Occupation: Lawyer / Entrepeneur
Qualified via: Platinum
Accomplishments: 1st PT Gatecrash, 12th WMC 2013, 7th PT Paris 2011, 4 GP Top 8s (1st Indianapolis 2012)

Gabriel Nassif

Twitter: @gabnassif
Country: France
Occupation: Poker Player
Qualified via: Hall of Fame
Accomplishments: 9 PT Top 8s with 2 wins, 6 GP Top 8s, successful poker player
Flavor: Cruel Ultimatum

Brad Nelson

Twitter: @fffreakmtg
Country: USA
Occupation: StarCityGames.com Content Provider
Qualified via: Silver
Accomplishments: 6th PT San Juan 2010, 2nd PT Amsterdam 2010, 3rd GP Miami 2013, 3rd GP Atlantic City 2013, 2nd GP Minneapolis 2012, 2nd GP Toronto 2010, 1st GP D.C. 2010, 2 more GP Top 8s, 2010 Player of the Year

Paul Rietzl [17]

Twitter: @paulrietzl
Country: USA
Occupation: Executive Recruiter
Qualified via: Gold
Accomplishments: 6th PT Theros, 2nd PT Paris 2011, 1st PT Amsterdam 2010, 3rd PT Honolulu 2009, 8 GP Top 8s

Owen Turtenwald [12]

Twitter: @OwenTweetenwald
Country: USA
Occupation: Writer for ChannelFireball.com
Qualified via: Platinum
Accomplishments: 5th PT Gatecrash, 12 GP Top 8s, 2011 Player of the Year

Gaudenis Vidugiris

Twitter: @gaudenis
Country: USA
Occupation: Lawyer
Qualified via: Gold
Accomplishments: 2nd PT Avacyn Restored, Top 8 PT Nagoya 2011, 6 GP Top 8s (3 wins), Team Lithuania Captain

(Zvi Mowshowitz)


Doge

#TeamDoge So Magic. Such team. Wow.

Kevin Anctil

Country: USA
Qualified via: PTQ Montreal

Christian Calcano [25]

Twitter: @CCalcano
Country: USA
Occupation: Gold Pro / Taxi Dispatcher
Qualified via: Gold
Accomplishments: Top 16 PT Theros, Top 25 PT Return to Ravnica, Grand Prix Minneapolis Champion 2012, Top 16 Worlds 2010

Nick Cuenca

Country: USA
Occupation: Security Officer
Qualified via: Silver
Accomplishments: Top 16 PT Dragon's Maze, Top 32 PT Theros. Massachusetts State Champion 2004

Brennan Decandio

Twitter: @BDecandio7
Country: USA
Qualified via: PTQ Sarasota
Accomplishments: Has amazing hair

Tannon Grace

Twitter: @TannonGrace
Country: USA
Occupation: Salesman / Student / Gamer
Qualified via: PTQ Baton Rouge
Accomplishments: 4th GP Daytona Beach 2007

Matt McGraw

Country: USA
Occupation: Student
Qualified via: PTQ Biloxi

Ted McCluskie

Twitter: @tedmccluskie
Country: Canada
Occupation: Software Engineer
Qualified via: GP DC Top 8
Accomplishments: 7th GP DC 2013, PTQ Top 8 Grinder, has won several Canadian Magic Tour events, FNM Hero at least twice

Patrick Pichette

Country: Canada
Qualified via: PTQ Ste-Foy


Elaborate Ruse

#ElaborateRuse This team is full of European all-stars and a couple Brazilians for good measure. Is this ruse elaborate or just awesome?

Stanislav Cifka [11]

Twitter: @StanislavCifka
Country: Czech Republic
Occupation: Gamer
Qualified via: Platinum
Accomplishments: PT Return to Ravnica Champion, Three GP Top 8s, 2013 Czech Republic National Champion, Over $66K in Lifetime Winnings
Flavor: Top-ranked chess player

Willy Edel [10]

Twitter: @bazardebagda
Country: Brazil
Occupation: Store Owner
Qualified via: Platinum
Accomplishments: Top Latin American player, Four PT Top 8s, Six GP Top 8s (one win), Over $96K in Lifetime Winnings

Ivan Floch

Country: Slovakia
Occupation: Tourist
Qualified via: Gold
Accomplishments: Team World Champion 2010, Three-time Slovakian National Champion ('10, '11, '13), GP Lisbon Champion 2012

Juliano Gennari Souza (babones)

Twitter: @babones_mtgo
Country: Brazil
Occupation: MTGO Grinder
Qualified via: PTQ Rio De Janeiro
Accomplishments: Attendeded last year's World Cup, 9th GP Sao Paulo 2012, 15th GP Santiago 2011

Simon Gortzen

Twitter: @simongoertzen
Country: Germany
Occupation: PhD Student
Qualified via: PTQ Koln
Accomplishments: PT San Diego 2010 Champion, 4th GP Paris 2008
Flavor: Compiled a helpful spreadsheet of Modern staples

Lukas Jaklovsky

Country: Czech Republic
Occupation: Student
Qualified via: Gold
Accomplishments: 6th World Championships 2010, 2nd GP Bilbao 2013, 4th Team GP San Jose 2012, 2nd GP Philadelphia 2012

Joel Larsson

Twitter: @JoelLarsson1991
Twitch Stream: svmtv
Country: Sweden
Occupation: Doctor's Administrator
Qualified via: Gold
Accomplishments: 2nd PT Gatecrash, 2nd Team GP Utrecht 2013, Three Individual Grand Prix Top 8s
Flavor: Known as Swedish Brian Kibler

Ludde Londos

Country: Sweden
Occupation: Student
Qualified via: PTQ Stockholm
Accomplishments: 8th GP Brussels 2010, Top 50 PT Philadelphia 2011, Professional Railbird

Denniz Rachid

Country: Sweden
Occupation: Student
Qualified via: Gold
Accomplishments: 6th PT Avacyn Restored, 5th PT Dark Ascension, 7th GP Warsaw 2013

Olle Rade

Country: Sweden
Qualified via: Hall of Fame
Accomplishments: Five PT Top 8s, Grand Prix Stockholm Champion 97-98, First Player of the Year, First non-American PT winner and the youngest at 17

Elias Watsfeldt

Country: Sweden
Occupation: Philanthropist, Gourmand
Qualified via: Silver
Accomplishments: 2nd Team GP Utrecht 2013, Three Individual GP Top 8s

Matej Zatlkaj

Twitter: @Big_Z_MTG
Country: Slovakia
Qualified via: PT Theros Top 25
Accomplishments: 7th PT Dragon's Maze, 2nd PT Berlin 2008, 8th GP Krakow 2007
Flavor: On the European Wizards coverage team


FacetoFaceGames

#TeamF2F / @TeamFacetoFace The Canadians have some new friends with them! Notably they added SCG's Todd Anderson and Brian Braun-Duin to their enlistment. With Insane Hayne at the helm, this team's ready for a head-to-head with the other contenders. Check out their team page here.

Todd Anderson

Twitter: @strong_sad
Twitch Stream: strong_sad
Country: USA
Occupation: Content Producer for StarCityGames.com
Qualified via: GP Albuquerque Top 4
Accomplishments: Four GP Top 8s, SCG Invitational Champion

Brian Braun-Duin

Twitter: @BraunDuinIt
Country: USA
Occupation: Content Producer & Warehouse Associate for StarCityGames.com
Qualified via: GP Louisville Top 4
Accomplishments: GP Louisville Champion 2013, Four SCG Invitational Top 8s

Alexander Hayne [14]

Twitter: @InsayneHayne
Country: Canada
Occupation: Magic Player
Qualified via: Gold
Accomplishments: PT Avacyn Restored Champion, Five GP Top 8s (three wins), Rookie of the Year 2012

Alex Majlaton

Twitter: @AlexMajlaton
Country: USA
Occupation: Statistician
Qualified via: GP Detroit Top 8
Accomplishments: Six GP Top 8s, Two PT Top 50s

Josh McClain

Twitter: @Good_Game_
Country: USA
Occupation: Student
Qualified via: GP Detroit Top 8
Accomplishments: GP Detroit Champion 2013, 2nd GP Miami 2013

Glenn McIelwain

Twitter: @gmacmtg
Country: Canada
Occupation: Civil Engineer / Web Developer
Qualified via: GP DC Match Points
Accomplishments: Beat David Caplan in a Cube draft, Multiple FNM cashes

Ben Moir

Twitter: @B_Moir
Country: Canada
Occupation: Student
Qualified via: Two GP Top 8s
Accomplishments: 6th GP Toronto 2013, 3rd GP Detroit 2013

Sam Pardee

Twitter: @Smdster
Country: USA
Occupation: Web Designer
Qualified via: GP Albuquerque Top 4
Accomplishments: 2nd GP Albuquerque 2013, GP Portland Champion 2013, 2nd GP Toronto 2012, Top 4 MOCS 2012

Dave Shiels

Country: USA
Occupation: Student
Qualified via: Gold
Accomplishments: 2nd GP Baltimore 2012, GP Dallas/Fort Worth Champion 2011, 4th GP Charlotte 2005, Top 16 PT Gatecrash

Lucas Siow

Twitter: @toordeforce
Country: Canada
Occupation: Bank Analyst
Qualified via: Silver
Accomplishments: 2nd Team GP San Jose, 2nd GP Columbus 2012, World Magic Cup Team 2012

Jon Stern [20]

Twitter: @JonSternMTL
Country: Canada
Occupation: Magic Player
Qualified via: Gold
Accomplishments: 4th GP Vancouver 2014, 2nd GP Louisville 2013, GP Atlantic City Champion 2013, 7th GP Toronto 2012, Top 16 PT Gatecrash

Jacob Wilson

Twitter: @JacobWilson95
Country: USA
Occupation: Student / Card Player
Qualified via: Gold
Accomplishments: 6th GP Calgary 2013, 2nd GP Strasbourg 2013, GP Chicago 2012 Champion

Steven Wolfman

Country: Canada
Occupation: Software Developer
Qualified via: PTQ Toronto
Accomplishments: 3rd PT Philadelphia 2005, 2nd Team PT Boston 2002 with David Rood & Elijah Pollock, two Nationals Top 8s


Finland-US

An interesting alliance between Finland and the United States. What will they bring to the table?

Carlos Ale

Country: USA
Occupation: Student
Qualified via: GP Oakland Top 8
Accomplishments: 5th GP Oakland 2013

Anssi Alkio

Country: Finland
Qualified via: 2013 MOCS Participant

Justin Nguyen

Country: USA
Occupation: Student
Qualified via: Invitation Transfer
Accomplishments: 8th GP Las Vegas 2013, 4th SCG Standard Open Los Angeles 2012

Max Sjoblom

Country: Finland
Occupation: Student
Qualified via: PTQ Helsinki
Accomplishments: 5th PT Philadelphia 2011, 5th GP Ghent 2012, National Champion 2006, 3rd Team Worlds 2006, World Magic Cup Team Captain 2012

Jussi Tuurinkoski

Qualified via: MTGO PTQ

Hannu Vallin

Country: Finland
Qualified via: PTQ Talinn

Ben Yu

Country: USA
Occupation: Poker Player
Qualified via: MTGO PTQ


Japan

Japan's powerhouse team with five heavy-hitters! The spicy and controversial names on this list will be sure to stir up the scenery.

Makihito Mihara

Twitter: @ramiharu
Country: Japan
Qualified via: Platinum
Accomplishments: 4th PT Theros, 3rd PT Dragon's Maze, 7th PT Hollywood 2008, 8th PT Valencia 2007, World Champion 2007, Eight GP Top 8s (two wins), Five National Top 8s

Katsuhito Mori

Country: Japan
Qualified via: GP Kyoto Top 4 Teams
Accomplishments: 7th World Championships 2007, 8th World Championships 2006, World Champion 2005, Thirteen GP Top 8s (two individual wins, two team wins)

Tomoharu Saito

Twitter: @TomoharuSaito
Country: Japan
Occupation: Owner of Card Shop Hareru-ya
Qualified via: GP Kyoto Top 4 Teams
Accomplishments: 3rd PT Berlin 2008, 4th PT Yokohama 2007, 1st Team PT Charleston 2006, 7th PT Kobe 2006, 4th Team PT Atlanta 2005, Eighteen GP Top 8s (four wins)

Yuuta Takahashi

Country: Japan
Occupation: Ace Takahashi (Hareruya)
Qualified via: GP Hong Kong Top 4
Accomplishments: 2nd Team PT San Diego 2007, Six GP Top 8s (two wins)

Yuuya Watanabe

Country: Japan
Occupation: Magic Player
Qualified via: Platinum
Accomplishments: 2nd PT Return to Ravnica, 6th PT Austin 2009, Nineteen GP Top 8s (six wins)


MTGMadness

Austria, Germany, and Switzerland pool their talent to create this fantastic team, under the MTGMadness sponsorship banner.

Nico Bohny

Country: Switzerland
Occupation: Teacher
Qualified via: PT Theros Top 25
Accomplishments: 5th PT Paris 2011, 5th PT Hollywood 2008, GP Torino Champion 2006

Patrick Dickmann

Country: Germany
Occupation: Student
Qualified via: GP Antwerp Top 8
Accomplishments: GP Antwerp Champion 2013, 25th PT Nagoya 2011, 25th GP Bochum

Thomas Holzinger

Country: Austria
Occupation: Receptionist
Qualified via: Silver
Accomplishments: 7th PT Avacyn Restored, 5th GP Quebec City 2013, 7th GP Boston-Worcester 2012, Two National Top 8s

Wenzel Krautmann

Country: Germany
Qualified via: Silver
Accomplishments: GP Warsaw Champion 2013, 8th GP Quebec City 2013, 2nd GP Moscow 2012, 6th GP Helsinki 2005

Carsten Linden

Country: Germany
Qualified via: PT Theros Top 25

Valentin Mackl

Country: Austria
Occupation: Student
Qualified via: GP Valencia Top 4, GP Albuquerque Top 4
Accomplishments: 4th GP Albuquerque 2013, 4th GP Valencia 2013, 4th GP Miami 2013, Top 75 PT Theros

Florian Pils

Country: Germany
Qualified via: PTQ Liverpool
Accomplishments: 8th World Championships 2009, 7th GP Pittsburgh 2011, 4th GP Strasbourg 2007, 2nd GP Rimini 2005

Oliver Polak-Rottmann

Country: Austria
Occupation: Student
Qualified via: GP Vienna Top 8
Accomplishments: 8th GP Vienna 2013, 17th PT Dragon's Maze, National Champion 2008

Christian Seibold

Qualified via: MTGO PTQ

Lukas Tajak

Country: Germany
Occupation: Software Developer
Qualified via: PT Theros Top 25
Accomplishments: 7th GP Bochum 2012


MTGMintCard

All the teams are gearing up for this Pro Tour, and MTGMintCard especially. Check out this amazingly coordinated group shot! Read more about them in this interview article with BDM.

Jeffrey Chan

Country: Singapore
Occupation: Student
Qualified via: PTQ Singapore
Accomplishments: Top 64 PT Nagoya 2011, Top 32 four GPs

Kelvin Chew

Country: Singapore
Occupation: Student / GamesHaven
Qualified via: Gold
Accomplishments: 6th PT Return to Ravnica, World Magic Cup Team 2012, National Team 2011

Tzu Ching Kuo

Twitter: @tztyt
Country: Chinese Taipei
Occupation: Globetrotter
Qualified via: Gold
Accomplishments: 2012 World Magic Cup Champion, ten GP Top 8s, five Nationals appearances

Zhang Meng Qiu

Country: Hong Kong
Qualified via: MTGO PTQ
Accomplishments: World Magic Cup Team, World Championships National Team

Chapman Sim

Twitter: @Chapmansim
Country: Singapore
Occupation: Self-Employed
Qualified via: PTQ Bangkok
Accomplishments: 2nd GP Singapore 2013, World Magic Cup Team 2012, Owns an MTG Cafe

Lee Shi Tian

Twitter: @leearson
Country: Hong Kong
Occupation: Auditor
Qualified via: Gold
Accomplishments: 4th PT Return to Ravnica, GP Birmingham Champion 2008, 8th GP Taipei 2012, 7th GP Taipei 2008, World Magic Cup Team 2012

Wong Wei Quan

Country: Singapore
Occupation: MTG Trader
Qualified via: PTQ Petaling Jaya Selangor
Accomplishments: 4th GP Beijing 2013

Ken Yukuhiro

Country: Japan
Occupation: Card Shop
Qualified via: Gold
Accomplishments: 4th PT Avacyn Restored, Six GP Top 8s (one win)


Revolution

#TeamRevolution This massive team has over 20 players with France's best suiting up with Melissa DeTora and Samuele Estratti, among others.

Alexandre Aurejac

Qualified via: PTQ Antwerpen

Alexandre Bonneau

Country: France
Occupation: Tourist
Qualified via: GP Antwerp Top 8
Accomplishments: 8th GP Antwerp 2013

Eliott Boussaud

Country: France
Occupation: Student and Educator
Qualified via: GP Prague Top 8
Accomplishments: 7th GP Prague 2013

Rob Castellon

Country: USA
Qualified via: Silver
Accomplishments: 5th PT Dragon's Maze, Made Top 8 of his first Pro Tour
Flavor: Judge community hero

Kevin Chiche

Country: France
Occupation: Microbiology Student
Qualified via: PTQ Metz
Accomplishments: Top 16 GP Antwerp 2013, Top 8 French Nationals 2011

Pierre Dagen

Country: France
Occupation: Business Consultant
Qualified via: PT Theros Top 25
Accomplishments: 2nd PT Theros 2013, 6th GP Bochum, 3 GP Top 16s, Top 50 PT Nagoya 2011

Melissa DeTora

Twitter: @MelissaDeTora
Country: USA
Occupation: Magic Player, Writer for TCGPlayer.com
Qualified via: Gold
Accomplishments: 6th PT Gatecrash, 4th GP Santiago 2011

Jeremy Dezani [5]

Country: France
Occupation: Student / Magic Player
Qualified via: Platinum
Accomplishments: PT Theros Champion, Six GP Top 8s (one win)

Samuele Estratti

Country: Italy
Occupation: Student
Qualified via: Gold
Accomplishments: PT Philadelphia Champion 2011, 4th Team GP Utrecht 2013, 4th GP Verona 2013, 7th GP Malmo 2012, 3rd GP Milan 2011

Alexis Gallais

Country: France
Qualified via: PTQ Gardanne

Roberto Gonzales

Twitter: @robertjgonzales
Country: USA
Occupation: Magic Player / Writer
Qualified via: Silver
Accomplishments: 9th PT Gatecrash
Flavor: Bowtie enthusiast

Yann Guthmann

Country: France
Occupation: Economist
Qualified via: PT Theros Top 25
Accomplishments: World Magic Cup Champion with Team France, Top 25 PT Theros

Mark Jacobson

Country: USA
Occupation: Hardware Engineer at Nvidia
Qualified via: PTQ Sacramento
Accomplishments: 81st PT San Juan 2010

Olivier Levy

Qualified via: PTQ Angouleme

Raphael Levy [21]

Twitter: @hahamoud
Country: France
Occupation: Publisher of Jits Magazine France
Qualified via: Hall of Fame
Accomplishments: Three PT Top 8s, Nineteen GP Top 8s (four wins), World Magic Cup Champion with Team France

Damian Mole

Qualified via: PTQ Amiens

Guillaume Perbet

Qualified via: PTQ Bern

Justin Robb

Twitter: @S3d3cr3m
Twitch Stream: S3d3cr3m
Country: Australia
Occupation: IT
Qualified via: GP Brisbane Top 4
Accomplishments: GP Brisbane Champion 2013

Timothee Simonot

Country: France
Occupation: Au pair in London, writer for the French magazine Lotus Noir
Qualified via: Silver
Accomplishments: Magic World Cup Champion with Team France, GP London Champion 2013

Guillaume Wafo-Tapa

Country: France
Occupation: MTG and Poker Player
Qualified via: PT Theros Top 25
Accomplishments: 5th PT Theros out five PT Top 8s (one win), Seven GP Top 8s
Flavor: AKA "Waffle-Tacos"

Vidianto Wijaya

Twitter: @InfiniteThorn
Country: USA/Indonesia
Occupation: MTGDeals.com
Qualified via: PTQ San Diego
Accomplishments: GP Denver Champion 2012

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Seattle + Michael

The Woo Brothers team up for the first time at this Pro Tour! Joined by Martin, Jesse, and Michael, they make a formidable quintet.

Martin Goldman-Kirst

Country: USA
Occupation: Student
Qualified via: PTQ Portland
Accomplishments: Top Legacy Aluren player on the SCG Open Series

Jesse Hampton

Country: USA
Occupation: Poker Pro
Qualified via: Silver
Accomplishments: 6th PT Philadelphia 2011, Top 16 GP Dallas

Michael Hetrick

Twitter: @theshipitholla
Twitch Stream: theshipitholla
Country: USA
Occupation: ChannelFireball.com Contributor
Qualified via: PTQ Berkeley
Accomplishments: SCG Invitational Finalist, Top 50 PT Avacyn Restored, MTGO Stream Champion 2012

Elliott Woo

Country: USA
Occupation: Economic Research
Qualified via: GP Oakland Top 8
Accomplishments: 7th GP Oakland 2013

Travis Woo

Twitter: @travisdwoo
Twitch Stream: traviswoo
Country: USA
Occupation: Internet / Nature
Qualified via: GP Oakland Top 8
Accomplishments: Built and played decks and wrote about them.


TCGPlayer.com

Team TCGPlayer.com has an array of top players from all over the United States, including their newest addition to the team in venerated deckbuilder Conley Woods.

Harry Corvese

Twitter: @Hcorvese
Country: USA
Occupation: Soccer Coach
Qualified via: Silver
Accomplishments: 5th GP San Antonio 2012, 7th GP Philadelphia 2012, 8th GP Pittsburgh 2011

Joe Demestrio

Twitter: @jdemestrio
Country: USA
Occupation: Student
Qualified via: Silver
Accomplishments: 2nd GP Portland 2013, Top 16 GP Miami 2013, one PT Top 25

Chris Fennell

Country: USA
Occupation: Law School
Qualified via: Gold
Accomplishments: 15th PT Dragon's Maze, 2nd GP Indianapolis 2013, 3rd GP Atlanta 2008, 4th GP St. Louis 2006, 1st Team GP D.C. wtih Bill Stead & Charles Gindy

Marc Lalague

Twitter: @MarcLalague
Country: USA
Occupation: MTGDeals.com
Qualified via: Silver
Accomplishments: GP Mexico City Champion 2014, GP Anaheim Champion 2012, 4th GP Houston 2013

Ari Lax [24]

Twitter: @armlx
Country: USA
Occupation: Electrical Engineer
Qualified via: Gold
Accomplishments: GP Toronto Champion 2013, 6th GP Kansas City 2013, 2nd Team GP Providence 2013, 4th GP Atlantic City 2013, 3 more GP Top 8s, 2 PT Top 16s

Seth Manfield

Country: USA
Occupation: Magic Player
Qualified via: GP Toronto Top 8
Accomplishments: 5th GP Toronto 2013, 7th GP Dallas 2013, GP Kansas City Champion 2013, GP Daytona Beach Champion 2007, Top 16 Worlds 2009

Stephen Mann

Country: USA
Occupation: Magic Enthusiast
Qualified via: Gold
Accomplishments: 8th PT Gatecrash, 4th GP Orlando 2012

Matt McCullough

Country: USA
Occupation: Engineer
Qualified via: Invitation Transfer
Accomplishments: 2nd Team GP Providence with Ari Lax & Alexander John, Top 32 PT Philadelphia 2011

Andrew Shrout

Twitter: @JohnnyHSauceMTG
Country: USA
Occupation: MTGO Grinder
Qualified via: Silver
Accomplishments: 6th PT Dragon's Maze, MOCS S7 Champion 2012, 6 SCG Open Top 8s with 2 wins

Craig Wescoe [23]

Twitter: @Nacatls4Life
Country: USA
Occupation: Kor Artificer, Columnist at TCGPlayer.com
Qualified via: Platinum
Accomplishments: PT Dragon's Maze Champion, 4th Magic World Cup 2013, 8th Worlds 2011, 4th PT San Diego 2010, 4 GP Top 8s

Conley Woods

Twitter: @Conley81
Country: USA
Occupation: Game Designer / Gamer / Writer for ChannelFireball.com and TCGPlayer.com
Qualified via: Gold
Accomplishments: 3rd Worlds 2011, 4th PT Honolulu 2009, 6 GP Top 8s (one win)
Flavor: Conley GIF


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