Top 8 Profiles

Posted in Event Coverage on March 19, 2017

By Chapman Sim


Name:
Sebastian Pozzo

Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Age: 27

Occupation: Magic Player

Score for Day 1: 9 – 0 (2 Byes)

Score for Day 2: 3 – 2 - 1

Previous Magic Accomplishments:
Top 8 at Grand Prix Buenos Aires 2008

MOCS 2014 Competitor

What deck are you playing today, and why?

Mardu Vehicles, because it's good, fits my play style, and I practiced a lot on Magic Online.

What is the most interesting thing you encountered this weekend?

Three non-Mardu, non-Saheeli decks in the Top 8. It impressed me!

What is your favorite memory this weekend?

I had to beat Mardu Master (Lucas Esper Berthoud) by winning Game 2 and Game 3 in order to make the Top 8.

What is your favorite card in Modern Masters 2017?

Gifts Ungiven. Easy pick!



Name:
Luis Salvatto

Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Age: 28

Occupation: Chicken Businessman and Magic Player

Score for Day 1: 8 – 1 (2 byes)

Score for Day 2: 4 – 1 - 1

Previous Magic Accomplishments:

Pro Tour Shadows over Innistrad Top 8
Super Sunday Series 2015 Champion

Three Grand Prix Top 8s, 1 win

What deck are you playing today, and why?

Four-Color Saheeli. It's so good and a lot of fun to play.

What is the most interesting thing you encountered this weekend?

There were surprisingly a lot of Black-Green players.

What is your favorite memory this weekend?

After 2 byes, I lost Round and then went 10-0. Also, during Round 6, I lost Game 1 and mulliganed to 5 in Game 2. I won that game and then made a good bluff to win Game 3! Phew!

What is your favorite card in Modern Masters 2017?

I didn't pay much attention to it yet.



Name:
Patricio Roman

Hometown: Santiago, Chile

Age: 30

Occupation: Father

Score for Day 1: 7 – 1 – 1 (2 Byes)

Score for Day 2: 5 - 1

Previous Magic Accomplishments:

I made some Top 16's at a few Grand Prix and also played a few World Magic Cups on Team Chile.

What deck are you playing today, and why?

Four-Color Saheeli. I've been playing it for a few weeks and felt very comfortable with it.

What is the most interesting thing you encountered this weekend?

I played against a Saheeli Rai + Aetherworks Marvel combo deck in Day 1.

What is your favorite memory this weekend?

The hugs from all my friends after I made the Top 8.

What is your favorite card in Modern Masters 2017?

Wall of Frost.



Name:
Vagner William Casatti

Hometown: Curitiba, Brazil

Age: 33

Occupation: Vila Celta Hobby Store Owner

Score for Day 1: 8 – 1 (2 Byes)

Score for Day 2: 4 – 1 - 1

Previous Magic Accomplishments:

World Championships Top 4 (Teams)
Top 8 at Brazil Nationals 2004

Brazil National Champion 2008

Grand Prix Porto Alegre 2015 Finalist

What deck are you playing today, and why?
I tested with the team at my store and also got some ideas and tips from Marcio Carvalho.

What is the most interesting thing you encountered this weekend?

I noticed a lot of players trying to beat the metagame with Aetherworks Marvel and Zombies.

What is your favorite memory this weekend?

Enjoying all the good times with all my friends.

What is your favorite card in Modern Masters 2017?

Venser, Shaper Savant



Name:
Carlos Alexandre Dos Santos Esteves ("_batutinha_")

Hometown: Juiz De Fora, Brazil

Age: 28

Occupation: Card Player

Score for Day 1: 8-1 (0 byes)

Score for Day 2: 4-1-1

Previous Magic Accomplishments:

Grand Prix Sao Paulo 2014 Champion.

Grinder of the grinders of Magic Online.

What deck are you playing today, and why?

Four-Color Saheeli. I dislike Mardu Vehicles and I'm lucky with cards on the top of my deck.

What is the most interesting thing you encountered this weekend?

Porto Alegre's beach is "very beautiful".

What is your favorite memory this weekend?

Topdecking Saheeli Rai to lock myself into the Top 8!

What is your favorite card in Modern Masters 2017?

Snapcaster Mage



Name:
Victor, Fernando Silva

Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Age: 23

Score for Day 1: 7-2 (1 Bye)

Score for Day 2: 5-0-1

Previous Magic Accomplishments:
Top 8 at Grand Prix Santiago 2016

What deck are you playing today, and why?

Temur Tower, because everybody else said that it was bad and I wanted to prove them wrong.

What is the most interesting thing you encountered this weekend?

Porto Alegre's beach is "very beautiful". (Editor's note: Wow, two players saying the same thing. I found out later that there is no beach in Porto Alegre.)

What is your favorite card in Modern Masters 2017?

Snapcaster Mage



Name:
Francisco Sifuentes

Hometown: Lima, Peru

Age: 25

Occupation: Magic Hobby Store Owner

Score for Day 1: 6 – 3 (2 byes)

Score for Day 2: 6 - 0

Previous Magic Accomplishments:

World Magic Cup Qualifier winner.

What deck are you playing today, and why?

Black-Green Delirium, because I feel good about the deck.

What is the most interesting thing you encountered this weekend?

Both my best friends Luis Salvatto and Sebastian Pozzo made Top 8 together with me.

What is your favorite memory this weekend?

When I heard that I made the Top 8 during the Top 8 announcement.

What is your favorite card in Modern Masters 2017?

Tarmogoyf.



Name: Rafael Bertolli Parra

Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Age: 26

Occupation: Project Manager

Score for Day 1: 8 – 1 (2 Byes)

Score for Day 2: 4 - 2

Previous Magic Accomplishments:

1st place at a Modern side event at Grand Prix Sao Paulo last year.

Went 5 – 0 at Friday Night Magic.

What deck are you playing today, and why?

Black-Green Energy. It was the only deck which I had cards to build. Also, I like Greenbelt Rampager because it is good against Mardu Vehicles and Four-Color Saheeli.

What is the most interesting thing you encountered this weekend?

I saw a Four-Color Saheeli deck with Worldbreaker, otherwise most of the lists were pretty standard.

What is your favorite memory this weekend?

My Round 15 match against Mardu Vehicles was very long and intense. I won Game 3 with less than 2 minutes on the clock.

What is your favorite card in Modern Masters 2017?

Liliana of the Veil. She is amazing in my Modern Jund deck!

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