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Nuijten, Nassif dominate Worlds

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Julien Nuijten is the 2004 Magic: the Gathering World Champion!

WORLDS VIDEO ARCHIVE
Team and Individual Finals video files are posted below. More archived video from Sunday's action will be posted next week.
Note: Included are the files for the complete individual and team finals. Because of their size, they are only reccomended for broadband connections.
  • Individual Finals, Game 1 (40 MB)
  • Individual Finals, Game 2 (11 MB)
  • Individual Finals, Game 3 (18 MB)
  • Individual Finals, Game 4 and Awards (31 MB)
  • Team Finals, Part 1 (73 MB)
  • Team Finals, Part 2 (39 MB)
  • Team Finals, Part 3 (86 MB)
  • Team Finals, Part 4 (43 MB)
  • Team Draft (41 MB)
  • Individual Quarterfinals, Part 1 (55 MB)
  • Individual Quarterfinals, Part 2 (72 MB)
  • Individual Semifinals, Part 1 (44 MB)
  • Individual Semifinals, Part 2 (57 MB)
  • Complete Individual Finals (104 MB)
  • Complete Team Finals (258 MB)
  • Daily Wrap-Ups: Day 1 (4.8 MB) | Day 2 (5.0 MB) | Day 3 (6.1 MB) | Day 4 (5.0 MB) | Day 5 (4.7 MB)
  • After five days of play across four different formats, the 15-year-old player from the Netherlands emerged on top of a tough Sunday field that included Gabriel Nassif and Kamiel Cornelissen to become the youngest player in the game's history to win a Pro Tour title.

    His timing could not have been better. His finals match against Aeo Paquette had more money at stake than any match in the history of Magic. Not only was it for the $35,000 grand prize, but also the winner would advance considerably higher in the Player-of-the-Year Standings for the purposes of the end-of-year payout. Once Julien's Eternal Slide deck dispatched Paquette's Ravager Affinity, he pushed his total cash winnings from this tournament over the $50,000 mark (including end-of-year payout).

    The $52,366 that Julien was awarded is the largest amount of money any player has ever earned at a Collectible Card Game tournament. He shattered the previous mark, which was set at the 2000 Magic: the Gathering World Championships when Jon Finkel won $45,000 for his amazing performance that saw him win both the individual and team competition that year in Brussels.

    It was quite a weekend for Magic's newest superstar, showcasing what a dominant force the Netherlands has become in Magic (joining him in the Top 8 was countryman Kamiel Cornelissen). It was also a strong weekend for Canada, with two Canadians in the Top 8 -- 19-year-old finalist Aeo Paquette and quarterfinalist Murray "The Mauler" Evans. Joining Nuijten and Paquette in the semifinals were France's Manuel Bevand and Japan's Ryo Ogura. Terry Soh of Malaysia and one other player rounded out the Top 8.

    World Champion Julien NuijtenThat player was Gabriel Nassif, who made his third Pro Tour Top 8 of the season this weekend. Between his Top 8 appearance and a Top 12 showing by his French National team, Nassif won the Player-of-the-Year Race -- an award he had locked up by yesterday afternoon. He earned himself $20,000 in end-of-year money and will have all of his travel and accommodations for the next year of Pro Tours taken care of courtesy of Wizards of the Coast. As a testament to his season-long consistency, he earned the Player of the Year without winning a Pro Tour event -- the first time that has happened in the history of the award.

    The Team Championships ended in heart-breaking dramatic fashion as the final match was decided with the winner clinging on to his final point of life. The Belgian National Champion, Vincent Lemoine missed a point of damage earlier in the game and he was never able to finish German National Champion Torben Twiefel off to seal the victory. Instead, Germany took the Team Championship back on the shoulders of Twiefel, Sebastian Zink, and Roland Bode. Zink is the twin brother of last year's World Champion, Daniel Zink.

    The World Championships is the final tournament of the 2004 Pro Tour season. Julien Nuijten, Gabriel Nassif and the German National team of Torben Twiefel, Sebastian Zink, and Roland Bode gave this season an ending that none of us will soon forget!


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  • Individual Top 8


    Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Finals   Champion
    1 Kamiel Cornelissen   Manuel Bevand, 3-1        
    8 Manuel Bevand   Aeo Paquette, 3-1
           
    4 Aeo Paquette   Aeo Paquette, 3-1   Julien Nuijten, 3-1
    5 Gabriel Nassif    
           
    2 Julien Nuijten   Julien Nuijten, 3-2
    7 Murray Evans   Julien Nuijten, 3-2
           
    3 Terry Soh   Ryo Ogura, 3-2
    6 Ryo Ogura    

    National Team Finals

    1 Team Germany Team Germany, 2-1
    2 Team Belgium


    EVENT COVERAGE ROUND INFORMATION
    • Player of the Year: Final Payouts
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Photo Gallery: Trophy Ceremony
      by Craig Gibson
    • Finals: Julien Nuijten vs. Aeo Paquette
      by Ted Knutson
    • Team Finals: Torben Twiefel vs. Vincent Lemoine
      by Gary Wise
    • Team Finals: Sebastian Zink vs. Dilson Ramos Da Fonseca
      by Mike Turian
    • Team Finals: Roland Bode vs. Geoffrey Siron
      by Paul Sottosanti
    • Draft Report: Team Finals Draft
      by Mike Turian
    • Semifinals: Julien Nuijten vs. Ryo Ogura
      by Paul Sottosanti
    • Semifinals: Manuel Bevand vs. Aeo Paquette
      by Mike Turian
    • Quarterfinals: Murray Evans vs. Julien Nuijten
      by Mike Turian
    • Quarterfinals: Ryo Ogura vs. Terry Soh
      by Brian David-Marshall
    • Quarterfinals: Aeo Paquette vs. Gabriel Nassif
      by Ted Knutson
    • Quarterfinals: Kamiel Cornelissen vs. Manuel Bevand
      by Brian David-Marshall
    • Draft Review: The Final Draft Complete Cardlist
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Feature: Closing the Deck Box on Worlds
      by Brian David-Marshall
    • Feature: National Teams Photo Gallery
      by Craig Gibson

    • Info: Day 4 Wrap-Up
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Blog: Day 4 Coverage
      by Brian-David Marshall
    • Feature: A Guided Tour of Worlds 2004
      by Scott Johns and Craig Gibson
    • Feature: The Top 2 Team Profiles
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Round 22: Belgium vs. Denmark
      by Paul Sottosanti
    • Round 22: Germany vs. Japan
      by Mike Turian
    • Round 21: Japan vs. The Netherlands
      by Aaron Forsythe
    • Round 20: France vs. Germany
      by Brian David-Marshall
    • Round 20: Japan vs. Malaysia
      by Mike Turian
    • Feature: Potato Nation Takes on the World's Best
      by Potato Nation
    • Feature: A Day at the Races
      by Brian David-Marshall
    • Info: Day 4 Team/Player List
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Info: Day 4 Introduction
      by Event Coverage Staff

    • Info: Day 3 Wrap-Up
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Blog: Day 3 Coverage
      by Ted Knutson
    • Feature: The Top 8 Profiles
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Decks: The Top 8 Decklists
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Feature: Question Mark -- Trivia Show
      by Mark Rosewater
    • Feature: From Nowhere, it's South Korea!
      by Scott Johns
    • Feature: Player of the Year Race - Rickard Österberg
      by Ted Knutson
    • Round 18: Julien Nuijten vs. Ignacio Parot
      by Gary Wise
    • Decks: 6-0 Mirrodin Block Decks
      by Mike Turian
    • Round 16: Manuel Bevand vs. Ryo Ogura
      by Paul Sottosanti
    • Round 15: Geoffrey Siron vs. Brock Parker
      by Mike Turian
    • Feature: Scenes from San Francisco
      by Brian David-Marshall and Craig Gibson
    • Round 15: Daniel Zink vs. Sebastian Zink
      by Gary Wise
    • Round 14: Gabriel Nassif vs. Julien Nuijten
      by Paul Sottosanti
    • Feature: Mirrodin Block Metagame Analysis
      by Mike Turian
    • Round 13: Craig Krempels vs. Kamiel Cornelissen
      by Mike Turian
    • Info: Day 3 Introduction
      by Event Coverage Staff

    • Info: Day 2 Wrap-Up
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Blog: Day 2 Coverage
      by Paul Sottosanti
    • Draft Report: Anton Jonsson
      by Scott Johns
    • Feature: Player of the Year Race - Nicolai Herzog
      by Brian David-Marshall
    • Decks: Undefeated Drafters Decklists
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Draft Report: Ruel, Bevand, Cornelissen, Paquette
      by Mike Turian
    • Feature: Bringing Old Friends Together
      by Gary Wise
    • Feature: Jon Finkel's Just Fine
      by Gary Wise
    • Feature: A Look Inside Worlds
      by Brian David-Marshall and Craig Gibson
    • Feature: The 3-0 Players of Draft 1
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Round 10: Pods
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Round 9: Brock Parker vs. Kamiel Cornelissen
      by Gary Wise
    • Draft Report: William Jensen and Brock Parker
      by Mike Turian
    • Round 7: Pods
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Info: Day 2 Introduction
      by Event Coverage Staff

    • Info: Day 1 Wrap-Up
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Blog: Day 1 Coverage
      by Brian-David Marshall
    • Feature: Player of the Year Race - Gabriel Nassif
      by Paul Sottosanti
    • Decks: 6-0 and 5-1 Decklists
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Feature: Metagame Analysis
      by Ted Knutson
    • Feature: Day 1 Deck Diversity
      by Mike Turian
    • Round 6: Marco Blume vs. Andrei Hayrynen
      by Scott Johns
    • Round 4: Anton Jonsson vs. Jin Okamoto
      by Mike Turian
    • Feature: Magic Goes 3D
      by Scott Johns
    • Deck Tech: Blue-Red Control
      by Mike Turian
    • Round 2: Jeroen Remie vs. Ben Rubin
      by Ted Knutson
    • Info: Day 1 Player List
      by Event Coverage Staff
    • Info: Day 1 Introduction
      by Brian David-Marshall
    • Info: Fact Sheet
      by Event Coverage Staff
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