Magic: the Gathering
The 16 players who will participate in the World Championship XXVII
Sixteen players from around the world will compete between October 8th and 10th for the title of World Champion in Magic: The Gathering!
October 8-10. In the MPL Gauntlet, the Japanese players
Rei Sato(Jeskai Mutate),
Yoshihiko Ikawa(Jeskai Mutate) and Frenchman Jean-Emmanuel Depraz (Dimir Rogues) got their spots for the big event after several rounds of Swiss and Top 8.
Jan Merkeltook the spot for the event after beating the American Gavin Thompson in the finals, in a Izzet Control mirror. And with that, the 16 players who will compete for a $250,000 prize pool are closed. Japan is the country with the largest number of participants, totaling 5 players:
Rei Sato, Keisuke Sato, Noriyuki Mori, Yoshihiko Ikawaand
Yuta Takahashi. The second country with the most attendees at the event is the United States, with
Seth Manfield, Matt Sperlingand
Sam Pardee. Brazil has the participation of
Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa, winner of the World Championship XXVI, in 2020, which earned him not only a significant award, but also the title of player-of-the-year in the Brasil eSports 2020 awards, besides the player being immortalized in Magic with the Elite Spellbinder card.
8th and 10th of October, and its formats are going to be
Innistrad Midnight Hunt draft.