2013 World Magic Cup

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2013 World Magic Cup
Date 2–4 August 2013
Location {NLD} Amsterdam, Netherlands
Attendance 284 (71 teams)
Format Team Sealed and Team Unified Standard
Prize pool $250,000
Winner {FRA} France
Previous World
Magic Cup:
2012
Next World
Magic Cup:
2014

The 2013 World Magic Cup, the second World Magic Cup, was held on 2–4 August 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It featured 71 different national teams, the same as the first WMC. The event was won by the French national team, lead by Hall of Famer Raphaël Lévy; the final match against Hungary was famously won by a topdecked Rakdos's Return from Timothée Simonot.[1]

Format and schedule[edit | edit source]

The 2013 World Magic Cup featured three formats: Return to Ravnica block Team Sealed, Magic 2014 Team Sealed, and Team Unified Standard. Team Sealed is a variation of Sealed deck where the team shares a pool of twelve Booster packs, which is used to build three 40-card decks. Team Unified Standard differs from regular Standard in that all three team decks must not include more than four copies of any given card (other than basic lands). In both formats, teams played against opposing national teams, with the winning team being the first to win two matches (each match being best-of-three-games).

With the exception of team only having 3 members, all teams must switch one member in between the Sealed and Standard Portion of the event on both Day 1 and Day 2.

Day 1 - Friday, 2 August

  • 3 rounds of Magic 2014 Team Sealed
  • 4 rounds of Team Unified Standard

Day 1 was seven rounds of Swiss play, with the top 32 teams at the end of the day advancing to Day 2 of competition.

Day 2 - Saturday, 3 August

On Day 2, teams were divided, according to their standing within the event (seeding), into eight groups of four teams each, where each team played every other team in the group once, the format being Return to Ravnica block Team Sealed. The top two teams in each group advanced; if two or more teams were tied, the team(s) with the highest seed advanced. The teams were then divided again, according to their standing within the event, into four groups of four teams each, where each team played every other team in the group once, the format being Team Unified Standard. The top two teams in each group advanced to Day 3 of competition; if two or more teams are tied, the team(s) with the highest seed advanced.

Day 3 - Sunday, 4 August

  • Quarterfinals, semifinals and final, featuring Team Unified Standard

The top eight teams then competed in a seeded (based on total number of points from Day 1 and Day 2), single-elimination bracket.

Day 1[edit | edit source]

The top eight teams after day one:

Rank Country Points
1 {IRL} Ireland 19
2 {SGP} Singapore 18
3 {USA} United States 16
4 {FRA} France 16
5 {AUT} Austria 16
6 {AUS} Australia 16
7 {MEX} Mexico 15
8 {CHL} Chile 15

Day 2[edit | edit source]

First round of pool play[edit | edit source]

Pool A
Rank Country Points Seed
1 {IRL} Ireland 6 1
2 {EST} Estonia 6 16
3 {HRV} Croatia 3 17
4 {MYS} Malaysia 3 32
Pool B
Rank Country Points Seed
1 {ZAF} South Africa 5 15
2 {NZL} New Zealand 5 18
3 {GB-SCT} Scotland 4 31
4 {SGP} Singapore 1 2
Pool C
Rank Country Points Seed
1 {GRC} Greece 6 19
2 {ISR} Israel 6 30
3 {USA} United States 3 3
4 {VEN} Venezuela 3 14
Pool D
Rank Country Points Seed
1 {FRA} France 9 4
2 {BEL} Belgium 6 29
3 {THA} Thailand 3 13
4 {LUX} Luxembourg 0 20
Pool E
Rank Country Points Seed
1 {AUT} Austria 9 5
2 {HUN} Hungary 3 12
3 {GB-ENG} England 3 21
4 {SLV} El Salvador 3 28
Pool F
Rank Country Points Seed
1 {BRA} Brazil 7 22
2 {ISL} Iceland 6 11
3 {AUS} Australia 3 6
4 {SVN} Slovenia 1 27
Pool G
Rank Country Points Seed
1 {CZE} Czech Republic 9 23
2 {UKR} Ukraine 6 26
3 {TUR} Turkey 3 10
4 {MEX} Mexico 0 7
Pool H
Rank Country Points Seed
1 {CHL} Chile 7 8
2 {BLR} Belarus 7 25
3 {SVK} Slovak Republic 3 9
4 {FIN} Finland 0 24

Second round of pool play[edit | edit source]

Pool A
Rank Country Points Seed
1 {EST} Estonia 9 9
2 {HUN} Hungary 6 16
3 {IRL} Ireland 3 1
4 {BLR} Belarus 0 8
Pool B
Rank Country Points Seed
1 {FRA} France 6 2
2 {ISL} Iceland 6 7
3 {GRC} Greece 6 10
4 {ISR} Israel 0 15
Pool C
Rank Country Points Seed
1 {AUT} Austria 7 3
2 {BEL} Belgium 7 11
3 {BRA} Brazil 3 6
4 {UKR} Ukraine 0 14
Pool D
Rank Country Points Seed
1 {NZL} New Zealand 7 13
2 {CZE} Czech Republic 6 5
3 {CHL} Chile 4 4
4 {ZAF} South Africa 0 12

Day 3[edit | edit source]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                         
1  Austria 1  
8  Hungary 2  
  8  Hungary 2  
  4  Czech Republic 1  
4  Czech Republic 2
5  New Zealand 0  
    8  Hungary 1
  2  France 2
3  Estonia 0  
6  Iceland 2  
  6  Iceland 0
  2  France 2  
2  France 2
7  Belgium 0  
Place Country Player Prize Pro Points Place Country Player Prize Pro Points
1 {FRA} France Raphaël Lévy $12,000 8 5 {AUT} Austria Thomas Holzinger $2,000 5
Timothée Simonot $12,000 8 David Reitbauer $2,000 5
Yann Guthmann $12,000 8 Manuel Danninger $2,000 5
Stephane Soubrier $12,000 8 Marc Mühlböck $2,000 5
2 {HUN} Hungary Tamás Nagy $6,500 7 6 {EST} Estonia Hannes Kerem $2,000 5
Gabor Kocsis $6,500 7 Rauno Raidma $2,000 5
Ervin Hosszú $6,500 7 Simon Robberts $2,000 5
Adorjan Korbl $6,500 7 Mikk Kaasik $2,000 5
3 {CZE} Czech Republic Stanislav Cifka $4,000 6 7 {NZL} New Zealand Walker MacMurdo $2,000 5
Leos Kopecky $4,000 6 Jingwei Zheng $2,000 5
Kristian Janda $4,000 6 Digby Carter $2,000 5
Michal Mendl $4,000 6 Jason Chung $2,000 5
4 {ISL} Iceland Alvin Orri Gislason $4,000 6 8 {BEL} Belgium Vincent Lemoine $2,000 5
Ragnar Sigurdsson $4,000 6 Emmanuel Delvigne $2,000 5
Hedinn Haraldsson $4,000 6 Marijn Lybaert $2,000 5
Orri Ómarsson $4,000 6 Xavier Vantyghem $2,000 5

External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Bennett, Josh (2013-08-04). FINALS: RETURN TO GLORY. Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved on 2016-06-28.