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Guillame Wafo-Tapa

Age: 32
Team: Revolution
Hometown: Nantes, France
Occupation: Card Player


What was your record by format?

Standard Constructed:
8-0-2

Booster Draft:
4-2 (1-2 and 3-0)

How did you prepare for Pro Tour Theros? Who did you prepare with?
I playtested some in my hometown with friends, then went to Dublin a couple of weeks early to prepare with Team Revolution.

What Standard deck are you playing and why?
I'm playing Esper because it's the kind of deck I like.

How many Theros drafts did you do this week? How many online?
Three in person and seven online.

Which Theros card is your favorite for its flavor?
Hundred-Handed One

What were you playing for this weekend and what did you achieve?
Nothing specific. I'm just giving it my best every game and having fun.




Kamiel Cornelissen

Age: 32
Hometown: Enschede, the Netherlands
Occupation: PhD Student in Mathematics


What was your record by format?

Standard Constructed:
8-1-1

Booster Draft:
4-2

How did you prepare for Pro Tour Theros? Who did you prepare with?
I played in the Theros prerelease and in-between rounds with Frank Karsten.

What Standard deck are you playing and why?
Monored Devotion. It was the best-performing deck from the prerelease test session, and I didn't have time to test afterwards.

How many Theros drafts did you do this week? How many online?
None. The Pro Tour drafts were my only Theros drafts.

What is your favorite myth or legend from Earth?
The myth of Cuchalain.

Which Theros card is your favorite for its flavor?
Rescue from the Underworld.

What were you playing for this weekend and what did you achieve?
I had no expectations since I didn't know whether or not my deck was any good, so I'm obviously very happy to have made the Top 8.




Sam Black

Age: 31
Twitter: @Samuelhblack
Team: StarCityGames
Hometown: Madison, WI
Occupation:Magic Player/Writer for SCG


What was your record by format?

Standard Constructed:
8-1-1

Booster Draft:
5-1

How did you prepare for Pro Tour Theros? Who did you prepare with?
I tested at the castle with Team SCG.

What Standard deck are you playing and why?
Monoblue Devotion. I trust my teammates, and the worst matchups didn't look so bad in testing.

How many Theros drafts did you do this week? How many online?
I only did about four or five drafts online.

Which Theros card is your favorite for its flavor?
Rescue from the Underworld and the Gods collectively.

What were you playing for this weekend and what did you achieve?
At this point, my ultimate goal is to someday become a viable candidate for the Hall of Fame, and this is one step closer.




Paul Rietzl

Age: 28
Twitter: @paulrietzl
Team: StarCityGames
Hometown: Boston, MA
Occupation: Executive Recruiter


What was your record by format?

Standard Constructed:
8-1-1

Booster Draft:
4-2

How did you prepare for Pro Tour Theros? Who did you prepare with?
I stayed in the castle with Team StarCityGames.

What Standard deck are you playing and why?
White-Black, since it was our only Soldier of the Pantheon deck.

How many Theros drafts did you do this week? How many online?
I did about ten this week, and about five online.

What is your favorite myth or legend from Earth?
Napoleon was short. In reality, he was not.

Which Theros card is your favorite for its flavor?
Chained to the Rocks

What were you playing for this weekend and what did you achieve?
It's another chance to make a run. I still haven't achieved what I came to do.




Pierre Dagen

Age: 26
Team: Revolution / MTG Madness
Hometown: Paris
Occupation: Business Consultant


What was your record by format?

Standard Constructed:
7-1-2

Booster Draft:
5-1

How did you prepare for Pro Tour Theros? Who did you prepare with?
Who did you prepare with
I came to Dublin two weeks before to test with Team Revolution (Raphael Levy, Guillaume Wafo-Tapa, Melissa DeTora, Jeremy...).

What Standard deck are you playing and why?
Mono-U first picks, it seemed to be efficient against non-wrath decks and we found a good sideboard plan for those.

How many Theros drafts did you do this week? How many online?
About 20 drafts, and 5 drafts on Magic Online.

What is your favorite myth or legend from Earth?
The myth of Hermes.

Which Theros card is your favorite for its flavor?
Boon Satyr, he's got a cool name.

What were you playing for this weekend and what did you achieve?
I wanted to achieve at least 7-2 in Limited and make it into Top 25 to go to Valencia with the rest of my team, and well, that is what happened.




Mihara Makihito

Age: 31
Twitter: @ramiharu
Hometown: Chiba, Japan
Occupation: SE


What was your record by format?

Standard Constructed:
6-3-1

Booster Draft:
6-0

How did you prepare for Pro Tour Theros? Who did you prepare with?
Who did you prepare with
Japanese Local Tournament LMCC. Prepared with Yuuya Watanabe.

What Standard deck are you playing and why?
GR Nykthos. It's the best Combo deck.

How many Theros drafts did you do this week? How many online?
20 times this week. Four times online.

What is your favorite myth or legend from Earth?
None.

Which Theros card is your favorite for its flavor?
None.

What were you playing for this weekend and what did you achieve?
Ending Turn 4 with 20 mana and 16 permanents. Yes.




Kentarou Yamamoto

Age: 29
Twitter: syrup19
Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
Occupation:Magic Online player


What was your record by format?

Standard Constructed:
8-1-1

Booster Draft:
4-2

How did you prepare for Pro Tour Theros? Who did you prepare with?
Who did you prepare with
All Magic Online.

What Standard deck are you playing and why?
Mono Black. The deck is built by Itou Kouei.

How many Theros drafts did you do this week? How many online?
Over 10. Three online.

What is your favorite myth or legend from Earth?
None.

Which Theros card is your favorite for its flavor?
None.

What were you playing for this weekend and what did you achieve?




Jérémy Dezani

Age: 23
Team: Revolution/MTG Madness
Hometown: Paris/Orléans
Occupation: Student/Magic player


What was your record by format?

Standard Constructed:
7-2-1

Booster Draft:
6-0

How did you prepare for Pro Tour Theros? Who did you prepare with?
Who did you prepare with
One week of testing with Team Revolution; Guillaume Mauger, Raphael Lévy, Team France, etc.

What Standard deck are you playing and why?
Momo Vaggno. Good, Fun; Perfect to beat red-green decks.

How many Theros drafts did you do this week? How many online?
6 drafts in real life and the prerelease. 20 online.

What is your favorite myth or legend from Earth?
Raph Lévy: The Legend? OK, maybe the Minotaur's Maze.

Which Theros card is your favorite for its flavor?
Thassa, God of the Sea.

What were you playing for this weekend and what did you achieve?
Having the possibility to make Gold level. And maybe be the team captain of Team France next year.



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