Yuuya Watanabe

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Yuuya Watanabe
渡辺雄也
Nickname beena
Born December 18, 1988
Residence Nakano, Tokyo, Japan
Nationality Japan.png Japanese
Pro Tour debut Pro Tour Yokohama 2007
Winnings $304,925 (as of 2016-10-07)
Pro Tour top 8s 3 (0 wins)
Grand Prix top 8s 25 (7 wins)
Median Pro Tour Finish 62
Pro Tours Played 39
Lifetime Pro Points 523 (as of 2016-10-22)

Yuuya Watanabe (渡辺雄也) is a Japanese professional player. Along with Kai Budde and Owen Turtenwald, he is one of only three players to have more than one Player of the Year title, winning it in 2009 and 2012. He is considered the 2012 World Champion, as he won the inaugural Players Championship event, later renamed the World Championship. Watanabe also has seven Grand Prix wins, tied for first with Kai Budde and Shuhei Nakamura. In 2016, he was voted into the Pro Tour Hall of Fame.

Accomplishments[edit | edit source]

Season Event type Location Format Date Rank
2007 Grand Prix Kyoto Standard 17–18 March 2007 1
2008 Nationals Yokohama Standard and Booster Draft 19–21 September 2008 3
2008 Worlds Memphis National team 11–14 December 2008 4
2009 Grand Prix Kobe Extended 18–19 April 2009 2
2009 Nationals Hiroshima Standard and Booster Draft 18–20 July 2009 2
2009 Grand Prix Bangkok Limited 22–23 August 2009 6
2009 Grand Prix Niigata Limited 29–30 August 2009 8
2009 Grand Prix Prague Limited 5–6 September 2009 2
2009 Grand Prix Melbourne Limited 10–11 October 2009 1
2009 Pro Tour Austin Extended and Booster Draft 16–18 October 2009 6
2009 Grand Prix Kitakyushu Limited 31 October–1 November 2009 5
2010 Grand Prix Sendai Standard 5–6 June 2010 6
2010 Grand Prix Manila Standard 12–13 June 2010 4
2010 Grand Prix Sydney Limited 9–10 October 2010 5
2011 Grand Prix Kansas City Limited 18–19 June 2011 2
2011 Grand Prix Shanghai Limited 20–21 August 2011 1
2011 Grand Prix Pittsburgh Standard 27–28 August 2011 1
2012 Grand Prix Kobe Limited 18–19 February 2012 7
2012 Grand Prix Kuala Lumpur Standard 24–25 March 2012 1
2012–13 Grand Prix Manila Standard 16–17 June 2012 1
2012–13 Players Championship Seattle Special 29–31 August 2012 1
2012–13 Pro Tour Seattle Modern and Booster Draft 19–21 October 2012 2
2012–13 Grand Prix Philadelphia Limited 27–28 October 2012 8
2012–13 Grand Prix Taipei Limited 24–25 November 2012 6
2013–14 Grand Prix Bangkok Limited 22–23 June 2013 4
2013–14 Grand Prix Beijing Standard 29–30 March 2014 1
2013–14 Grand Prix Washington, D.C. Limited 28–29 June 2014 2
2014–15 Pro Tour Honolulu Standard and Booster Draft 10–12 October 2014 7
2014–15 Worlds Nice Special 2–7 December 2014 3
2014–15 Grand Prix Cleveland Limited 14–15 March 2015 7
2015–16 Grand Prix Beijing Team Limited 24–25 October 2015 2
2015–16 World Magic Cup Barcelona National team 11–13 December 2015 8
2015–16 Grand Prix Minneapolis Standard 28–29 May 2016 8
2016–17 Grand Prix Chiba Legacy 26–27 November 2016 3

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Pro Tour Results[edit | edit source]

List of Pro Tour results and winnings
Season Pro Tour Format Finish Winnings
2007 Yokohama Block Constructed 139
2007 San Diego Two-Headed Giant Booster Draft 22 $700
2007 Valencia Extended 21 $2,600
2007 Worlds (New York) Special 61 $430
2008 Kuala Lumpur Booster Draft 145
2008 Hollywood Standard 45 $750
2008 Berlin Extended 164
2008 Worlds (Memphis) Special 35 $1,200
2009 Kyoto Standard and Booster Draft 361
2009 Honolulu Block Constructed and Booster Draft 285
2009 Austin Extended and Booster Draft 6 $10,500
2009 Worlds (Rome) Special 101
2010 San Diego Standard and Booster Draft 66
2010 San Juan Block Constructed and Booster Draft 98
2010 Amsterdam Extended and Booster Draft 28 $1,600
2010 Worlds (Chiba) Special 129
2011 Paris Standard and Booster Draft 53 $620
2011 Nagoya Block Constructed and Booster Draft 197
2011 Philadelphia Modern and Booster Draft 28 $1,600
2011 Worlds (San Francisco) Special 39 $1,000
2012 Honolulu Standard and Booster Draft 323
2012 Barcelona Block Constructed and Booster Draft 18 $2,000
2012–13 Seattle Modern and Booster Draft 2 $20,000
2012–13 Gatecrash in Montreal Standard and Booster Draft 62 $1,000
2012–13 Dragon's Maze in San Diego Block Constructed and Booster Draft 141
2013–14 Theros in Dublin Standard and Booster Draft 41 $1,500
2013–14 Born of the Gods in Valencia Modern and Booster Draft 268
2013–14 Journey into Nyx in Atlanta Block Constructed and Booster Draft 31 $1,500
2013–14 Magic 2015 in Portland Standard and Booster Draft 110
2014–15 Khans of Tarkir in Honolulu Standard and Booster Draft 7 $10,000
2014–15 Fate Reforged in Washington, D.C. Modern and Booster Draft 314
2014–15 Dragons of Tarkir in Brussels Standard and Booster Draft 72 $1,000
2014–15 Magic Origins in Vancouver Standard and Booster Draft 306
2015–16 Battle for Zendikar in Milwaukee Standard and Booster Draft 231
2015–16 Oath of the Gatewatch in Atlanta Modern and Booster Draft 46 $1,000
2015–16 Shadows over Innistrad in Madrid Standard and Booster Draft 26 $1,500
2015–16 Eldritch Moon in Sydney Standard and Booster Draft 35 $1,500
2016–17 Kaladesh in Honolulu Standard and Booster Draft 17 $3,000
2016–17 Aether Revolt in Dublin Standard and Booster Draft 142

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