Magic: the Gathering
By Leon, 02/17/20
Day 1The new structure of the World Championship made day 1 divide the 16 players into two groups of eight for three rounds of draft and then organized the players into two new groups (winner and elimination) for three rounds of Standard.
Eliminated in day 1Matias Leveratto with Temur Andrea Mengucci with Mono Red Javier Dominguez with Jeskai Ondrej Stráský with Azorius
Advanced to Play-inGabriel Nassif with Jeskai Raphaël Lévy with Jeskai Chris Kvartek with Temur Autumn Burchett with Temur Sebastián Pozzo with Monored Jean-Emmanuel Depraz with Temur Thoralf Severin with Azorius Piotr Grogowski with Jund Aristocats
Went direct to Top 8Márcio Carvalho with Jeskai Eli Loveman with Mono-Red Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa with Azorius Seth Manfield with Mono Red
Best playThoralf Severin won a spot for Play-in a game he had apparently lost.
Dream Trawler, but had lethal damage with his tokens. When attacking with the tokens, Thoralf cast a spell and countered it with
Absorb, gaining 3 life and not dying for the tokens. On the way back, Ondrej would have to draw a card and he would lose the game, so he decided to concede.
TOP 8Top 8 players: Márcio Carvalho with Jeskai Eli Loveman with Mono-Red Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa with Azorius Seth Manfield with Mono Red Sebastián Pozzo with Monored Autumn Burchett with Temur Gabriel Nassif with Jeskai Jean-Emmanuel Depraz with Temur The Top 8 was divided into two groups: who passed directly and who passed to it by Play-in. Who passed directly had to play less games and had the right to lose at least one match.
TOP 4In the end, 4 players wen to Day 3. The top 4 took a photo of themself in the beach of Honolulu, where the tournament was happening: Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa with Azorius Márcio Carvalho with Jeskai Gabriel Nassif with Jeskai Seth Manfield with Mono Red
FinalThe final was decided by Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa with Azorius Control against Márcio Carvalho with Jeskai Fires. Portugual against Brazil. The decklists can be seen bellow:
Narset, Parter of Veilsplayed a significant role in both games, preventing Márcio from drawing more cards and maintaining an aggressive board against Paulo. Márcio went through many problems in Arena that players are used to: draw 4 lands in a row even after putting two lands in the bottom of his library with Scry 2.
Teferi, Time Ravelerby Paulo Vitor did a great job on the field, returning several times
Fires of inventionto Márcio's hand. The second best of 3 was won by Márcio Carvalho. The sideboard worked and
Teferi, Time Ravelerwas the big card, concentrating Paulo Vitor's entire focus on removing it while Márcio made his board.
Aether Gustin his hand, which meant that Márcio did not make the play that would give him the win at the time:
Archon of Sun's Gracemade an army of tokens with lifelink putting Paulo far ahead in the match. The big problem was the hand kept by Márcio Carvalho that guaranteed Paulo Vitor's victory:
Mountainand was unable to play many spells in the game, which started to discard to hand size. Congrats Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa!
PRIZESThe winner Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa took home US$ 300,000, while Márcio Carvalho, the second place, received US$ 150,000; Seth Manfield, third place, US$ 100,000 and fourth place, Gabriel Nassif, US$ 75,000. The remaining players received US $ 62,500 (fifth and six places), US$ 50,000 (seventh and eighth), US$ 25,000 (ninth to 12th) and US$ 12,500 from 13th to 16th.