Magic: the Gathering
Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa wins World Championship XXVI: recap and decklists
The World Championship XXVI took place this weekend, from February 14 to February 16, 2020, in Honolulu, Hawaii
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.
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:
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.