Magic Pro Tour Team Series

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The Magic Pro Tour Team Series is a professional event series that will start with the 2017–18 Pro Tour season, though there was a soft launch starting at Pro Tour Aether Revolt. Announced on August 2, 2016,[1] the series emphasizes the team aspect of Pro Tours. Formerly, teams were unofficial, and players frequently joined and left the major teams that collaborated; the Magic Pro Tour Team Series makes teams an official part of the Pro Tour.

Format[edit | edit source]

Teams consist of six players each, including a designated team captain; these teams are registered prior to the first Pro Tour of the season that counts towards the Team Series. The only requirement for being a member of a team is being qualified for that Pro Tour. Once players are registered on a team, he or she will belong to that team until the end of that Pro Tour season. Similarly, players can only be a member of one team.

Players earn points for their team by winning Pro Points at Pro Tours. For the first, second, and third Pro Tour in that season, the top five members' Pro Points are added to the team score. The Top 8 (top 4 for the 2016–17 season) after the third Pro Tour receive invitations and travel awards to the season's last Pro Tour, where all members of those teams earn Pro Points that are added to the team score.

The top 2 teams after the season's conclusion are invited to compete in a team playoff at the following World Championship, where the winning team is crowned the Team World Champion.

Prizes[edit | edit source]

The prize purse of in excess of $200,000 is distributed as follows between the top four teams after the Pro Season's conclusion:

Place Payout (per player)
1 $17,000
2 $8,500
3–4 $4,000
Total $201,000

Additionally, the all members of the Top 8 teams receive invitations and travel awards to the first Pro Tour of the next season, regardless of whether they remain on the same team.

Note that for the 2016–17 season's Team Series, being the soft launch of the program, the total prize purse is $50,400.

2016–17 teams[edit | edit source]

Team name Team members
Almost Finnished Anssi Alkio, Lauri Pispa, Tuomas Tuominen, Matti Kuisma, Leo Lahonen, Samuel Tharmaratnam
Basic Craig Chapman, Sam-Luca Rolph, Pip Griffiths, Jaime Archdekan, Matthew Stein, Pete Ward
Cardhoarder[2] Noah Walker, Andrew Tenjum, Jacob Baugh, Joe Lossett, Robert Graves, Zachary Kiihne
ChannelFireball Fire[3] Patrick Cox, Josh Utter-Leyton, Martin Jůza, Paul Cheon, Matt Nass, Corey Burkhart
ChannelFireball Ice[4] Eric Froehlich, Joel Larsson, Mike Sigrist, Ben Stark, Ondřej Stráský, Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa
Conflagreece Panagiotis Papadopoulos, Bill Chronopoulos, Dimitris Triantafillou, Petros Tziotis, Makis Matsoukas, Nikolaos Kaponis
D3 GO! Ben Rubin, Tom Martell, Matt Costa, Jelger Wiegersma, Shahar Shenhar, Brock Parker
Dave & Adam's Alex Bianchi, Andrew Skorik, Nick D'Ambrose, Joey Manner, Jacky Wang, Alex Bastecki
Dex Army Willy Edel, Marcio Carvalho, Carlos Romão, Thiago Saporito, Luis Salvatto, Antonio Del Moral Leon
Dexthird Felipe Valdivia, Patrick Fernandes, Cristian Cespedes, Jose Luis Echeverria Paredes, João Lucas Caparroz, Lucas Esper Berthoud
Eureka Immanuel Gerschenson, Valentin Mackl, Patrick Dickmann, Steve Hatto, Aleksa Telarov, Marc Tobiasch
Face to Face Games Ivan Floch, Alexander Hayne, Sam Pardee, Steve Rubin, Oliver Tiu, Jacob Wilson
Fire Squad Thien Nguyen, Nathaniel Smith, David Shiels, Ben Hull, Brandon Ayers, Jonathan Morawski
Genesis Brad Nelson, Lukas Blohon, Seth Manfield, Michael Majors, Martin Dang, Martin Müller
Hareruya Tomoharu Saito, Shuhei Nakamura, Yuuta Takahashi, Jérémy Dezani, Oliver Polak-Rottmann, Petr Sochůrek
Hotsauce Games Raymond Perez, Jr., Gregory Orange, Tyler Hill, Cody Lingelbach, Gabriel Carleton-Barnes, Stephen Neal
Last Samurai Kenji Tsumura, Tsuyoshi Fujita, Masashi Oiso, Makihito Mihara, Kazuyuki Takimura, Ryoichi Tamada
Ligamagic Pedro Carvalho, Eduardo dos Santos Vieira, Sebastian Pozzo, Guilherme Merjam, Marcelino Freeman, Marcos Paulo de Jesus Freitas
Lingering Souls Shaheen Soorani, Chris Fennell, Travis Woo, Andreas Ganz, Ashraf Abou Omar, Donald Smith
Magic Corsairs Crew Eliott Boussaud, Maxime Martin, Julien Stihle, Samuel Vuillot, Pierre Sommen, Martin Hrycej
Massdrop: East[5] Pascal Maynard, Jarvis Yu, Ricky Chin, Timothy Wu, Eric Severson, Jon Stern
Massdrop: West[5] Mark Jacobson, Paul Dean, Jiachen Tao, Ari Lax, Scott Lipp, Ben Weitz
Max Box Bowl Ben Friedman, Alex Majlaton, Eugene Hwang, Rob Pisano, Brandon Fischer, Paul Yeem
MTG Bent Card Andrea Mengucci, Anthony Lee, Javier Dominguez, Christian Calcano, Michael Bonde, Corey Baumeister
MTG Mint Card Lee Shi Tian, Jason Chung, Hao-Shan Huang, Kelvin Chew, Eduardo Sajgalik, Sungwook Nam
Musashi Kentaro Yamamoto, Yuuya Watanabe, Ken Yukuhiro, Yuuki Ichikawa, Teruya Kakumae, Shota Yasooka
Mutiny David Ochoa, Joshua Cho, Gerry Thompson, Justin Cohen, Matt Severa, Sam Black
Norcal Jason Smyth, Mike Mei, Huaxing Bai, Harold Chow, Caleb Van Patten, Dan Besterman
Opportunity Pierre Dagen, Gabriel Nassif, Magnus Lantto, Matteo Moure, Marco Cammilluzzi, Grzegorz Kowalski
Puzzle Quest Reid Duke, Owen Turtenwald, William Jensen, Jon Finkel, Andrew Cuneo, Paul Rietzl
Tapas Ryan Cubit, David Mines, James Wilks, Garry Lau, Riccardo Bragato, Matthew Anderson
Top Level[6] Raphaël Lévy, Patrick Chapin, Dan Lanthier, Brian Braun-Duin, Craig Wescoe, Mike Hron

References[edit | edit source]

  1. PRO TOUR ELDRITCH MOON ORGANIZED PLAY ANNOUNCEMENT. Wizards of the Coast (2016-08-02). Retrieved on 2016-08-03.
  2. Long, Jennifer (2017-01-23). Team Cardhoarder at the Pro Tour!. Cardhoarder.
  3. Cox, Patrick (2017-01-19). Presenting: Team ChannelFireball Fire. ChannelFireball.
  4. Froehlich, Eric (2017-01-19). Presenting: Team ChannelFireball Ice. ChannelFireball.
  5. a b Announcing MTG Team Massdrop East/West. Massdrop (2017-01-19).
  6. All the Ways to Play Saheeli Rai. Top Level Podcast (2017-01-20).