Live Coverage of 2003 World Championship



Daniel Zink is the 2003 World Champion!

Three days and eighteen rounds of gaming hadn't dimmed the competitive fire in the eyes of Japan's Jin Okamoto and Germany's Daniel Zink. Not even the prospect of the Wake Mirror, one of the most gruelling matchups, could keep them from putting their best game forward. Both had experienced it already. Zink took down Jeroen Remie in the quarterfinals in four games, and then in the semifinals Okamoto did the same against Tuomo Nieminen. That meant it would be the hometown hero against Japan's first Worlds Top 8'er.

The finals were a knock-down, drag-out affair, in which Zink declared himself king of the Wake Mirror. He trounced Okamoto in three straight games, taking the title of World Champion to the applause of his countrymen.

If you missed any of the action, or just feel like reliving the highlights, be sure to check out the archive of our live feed! See the team draft unfold, and watch the finals in all its detail! And all from the comfort of your own home.


Top 8 Final Standing

1.Daniel Zink (Germany) $35,000
2.Jin Okamoto (Japan) $23,000
3.Tuomo Nieminen (Finland) $15,000
4.Dave Humpherys (USA) $13,000
5.Jeroen Remie (Netherlands) $9,500
6.Peer Kröger (Germany) $8,500
7.Wolfgang Eder (Germany) $7,500
8.Gabe Walls (USA) $6,500

(Click here for individual final standings, and here for team standings)


Individual Top 8

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals Champion
1 Tuomo Nieminen Tuomo Nieminen, 3-2
8 Gabe Walls Jin Okamoto, 3-1
4 Jin Okamoto Jin Okamoto, 3-0 Daniel Zink, 3-0
5 Peer Kröger
2 David Humpherys David Humpherys, 3-2
7 Wolfgang Eder Daniel Zink, 3-0
3 Jeroen Remie Daniel Zink, 3-1
6 Daniel Zink

National Team Finals

1 Team Finland Team USA, 2-1
2 Team USA

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EVENT COVERAGE INFORMATION
  • Webcast: Webcast Archive
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Finals: Jin Okamoto vs. Daniel Zink
    by Josh Bennett
  • Feature: Top 8 Profiles
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Team Finals: Arho Toikka vs. Justin Gary
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Team Finals: Tuomo Nieminen vs. Gabe Walls
    by Alex Shvartsman
  • Team Finals: Tomi Walamies vs. Joshua Wagener
    by Toby Wachter
  • Team Finals: Preview
    by Alex Shvartsman
  • Semifinals: Tuomo Nieminen vs. Jin Okamoto
    by Toby Wachter
  • Semifinals: David Humpherys vs. Daniel Zink
    by Josh Bennett
  • Team Finals Draft: Decklists
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Team Finals Draft: Finland vs. USA
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Team Finals: Draft Packs
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Quarterfinals: Tuomo Nieminen vs. Gabe Walls
    by Toby Wachter
  • Quarterfinals: Jin Okamoto vs. Peer Kröger
    by Alex Shvartsman
  • Quarterfinals: David Humpherys vs. Wolfgang Eder
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Quarterfinals: Jeroen Remie vs. Daniel Zink
    by Victor van den Broek
  • Analysis: Top 8 Analysis
    by Toby Wachter
  • Decklists: Top 8 Decks
    by Sideboard Staff

  • Team Round 4: Finland vs. Brazil
    by Toby Wachter
  • Team Draft 4: Finland vs. Brazil
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Feature: Player of the Year Results
    by Josh Bennett
  • Team Round 3: USA vs. Japan
    by Toby Wachter
  • Team Draft 3: USA vs. Japan
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Feature: Extended Metagame Breakdown
    by Josh Bennett
  • Team Round 2: France vs. China
    by Toby Wachter
  • Team Draft 2: France vs. China
    by Toby Wachter
  • Team Round 1: Tomi Walamies vs. Joshua Wagener
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Team Draft 1: USA vs. Finland
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Info: National Team Rosters
    by Sideboard Staff

  • Decklists: A Sampling of Extended Decks
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Round 18: Carlos Eduardo Romao vs. Tuomo Nieminen
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round 18: Bernardo Cabral vs. Jens Thoren
    by Toby Wachter
  • Extended: Get the Gob-Vantage!
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round 17: Peer Kröger vs. Han Yuen Soh
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round 17: Kai Budde vs. Gabe Walls
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round 16: Daniel Zink vs. Jin Okamoto
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round 16: Kai Budde vs. Sasha Zorc
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round 15: Carlos Eduardo Romao vs. Peter Myrvig
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round 15: Jin Okamoto vs. Jeroen Remie
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round 14: Jordan Berkowitz vs. Peer Kröger
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round 14: Jens Thoren vs. Kai Budde
    by Toby Wachter
  • Standard: Some Representative Decklists
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round 13: Jeroen Remie vs. Tuomo Nieminen
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round 13: William Jensen vs. Justin Gary
    by Toby Wachter
  • Extended: Never mind the tech, do you have any cards?
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Live from Berlin: Randy Buehler reports on Worlds for MagicTheGathering.Com
    by Randy Buehler

  • Round 12: Peer Kröger vs. Jeroen Remie
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round 12: Jon Finkel vs. Bob Maher
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round 11: Gary Wise vs. Ben Rubin
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round 10: Zvi Mowshowitz vs. Alex Shvartsman
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Draft 2: William Jensen
    by Toby Wachter
  • Draft 2: Table 1
    by Randy Buehler
  • Draft 2: Pods
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Round 9: William Jensen vs. Steve Wolfman
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round 8: William Jensen vs. Wolfgang Eder
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round 8: Jon Finkel vs. Alex Shvartsman
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round 7: Steven Wolfman vs. Brian Kibler
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round 7: Justin Gary vs. Rob Dougherty
    by Toby Wachter
  • Draft 1: Table 5 (Brian Kibler, Dirk Baberowski, and William Jensen)
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Draft 1: Table 5 Picks
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Draft 1: Pods
    by Sideboard Staff

  • Feature: Standard Metagame Breakdown
    by Josh Bennett
  • Decklists: Top Standard Decks
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Round 6: Mark Zajdner vs. Tuomo Nieminen
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round 6: Sylvain Lauriol vs. Jordan Berkowitz
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round 5: Jordan Berkowitz vs. Dirk Baberowski
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round 5: Kamiel Cornelissen vs. Eda Bilsel
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round 4: William Jensen vs. Christophe Haim
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round 4: Jens Thoren vs. Brian Kibler
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round 3: Olivier Ruel vs. Gabriel Nassif
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round 3: Jin Okamoto vs. Justin Gary
    by Toby Wachter
  • Feature: The Changing Standard Environment
    by Josh Bennett
  • Round 2: Gary Wise vs. Tomi Walamies
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round 2: Alexander Witt vs. Alex Shvartsman
    by Toby Wachter
  • Round 1: Craig Krempels vs. Matt Place
    by Brian David-Marshall
  • Round 1: Cole Swannack vs. Darwin Kastle
    by Toby Wachter
  • Feature: The Pre-Worlds Diary of Brian Kibler
    by Brian Kibler
  • Feature: Quick Interviews
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Info: Judge List
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Info: Player List
    by Sideboard Staff
  • Info: Fact Sheet
    by Sideboard Staff
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