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2014 World Championship

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2014 World Championship
Date 2–7 December 2014
Location {FRA} Nice, France
Format Vintage Masters Booster draft, Modern, Khans of Tarkir Booster draft, Standard
Prize pool $150,000
Winner {ISR} Shahar Shenhar
Previous Worlds:
2013
Next Worlds:
2015

The 2014 World Championship, the 22rd Magic World Championship, was held on 2–7 December 2014 in Nice, France. The event was held concurrently with the 2014 World Magic Cup. 24 players participated, and the event was won by Israel's Shahar Shenhar, who by defeating Patrick Chapin in the final became both the first player to win two World Championship events, and the first player to successfully defend a World Championship title.

Invitations[edit | edit source]

The following 24 players were invited to the event:

Player Method of qualification
{FRA} Jérémy Dezani 2013–14 Player of the Year
{USA} Raymond Perez, Jr.* 2013–14 Rookie of the Year
{ISR} Shahar Shenhar 2013 World Champion
{FRA} Raphaël Lévy 2013 World Magic Cup winning team captain
{THA} Lars Dam 2013 Magic Online Champion
{CAN} Shaun McLaren Pro Tour Born of the Gods winner
{USA} Patrick Chapin Pro Tour Journey into Nyx winner
{SVK} Ivan Floch Pro Tour Magic 2015 winner
{USA} Owen Turtenwald Most Pro Points – North America
{USA} Reid Duke 2nd most Pro Points – North America
{BRA} Willy Edel Most Pro Points – Latin America
{BRA} Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa 2nd most Pro Points – Latin America
{HKG} Lee Shi Tian Most Pro Points – APAC region
{KOR} Nam Sung Wook 2nd most Pro Points – APAC region
{JPN} Yuuya Watanabe Most Pro Points – Japan
{JPN} Yuuki Ichikawa 2nd most Pro Points – Japan
{USA} William Jensen Most Pro Points of otherwise unqualified
{CZE} Stanislav Cifka 2nd most Pro Points of otherwise unqualified
{USA} Josh Utter-Leyton 3rd most Pro Points of otherwise unqualified
{USA} Tom Martell 4th most Pro Points of otherwise unqualified
{USA} Paul Rietzl 5th most Pro Points of otherwise unqualified
{USA} Sam Black 6th most Pro Points of otherwise unqualified
{CAN} Jacob Wilson 7th most Pro Points of otherwise unqualified
{JPN} Kentaro Yamamoto 8th most Pro Points of otherwise unqualified

*Although Jared Boettcher finished with more Pro Points than Raymond Perez, Jr. in 2013–14 season, subsequent investigations by DCI confirmed that Boettcher was cheating in multiple events that involved Pro Points, which resulted in a suspension and the revoking of his Rookie of the Year title.[1]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Tuesday, 2 December

Wednesday, 3 December

Sunday, 7 December

  • Semifinals and final, featuring Standard

Top 4[edit | edit source]

Semifinals Finals
               
1  Yuuya Watanabe 1  
4  Shahar Shenhar 3  
     Shahar Shenhar 3
   Patrick Chapin 0
2  Patrick Chapin 3
3  Kentaro Yamamoto 0  

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize Pro Points VM draft record Modern record KTK draft record Standard record
1 {ISR} Shahar Shenhar $50,000 13 3–0 2–2 2–1 2–2
2 {USA} Patrick Chapin $20,000 12 3–0 4–0 1–2 2–2
3 {JPN} Yuuya Watanabe $10,000 10 1–2 3–1 3–0 3–0–1
4 {JPN} Kentaro Yamamoto $10,000 9 2–1 3–1 3–0 1–2–1
5 {CAN} Shaun McLaren $5,000 9 2–1 1–3 2–1 4–0
6 {JPN} Yuuki Ichikawa $5,000 8 2–1 2–2 2–1 2–2
7 {SVK} Ivan Floch $5,000 8 2–1 3–1 1–2 2–2
8 {USA} William Jensen $5,000 8 2–1 2–2 2–1 2–2
9 {USA} Sam Black $3,000 8 2–1 2–2 2–1 2–2
10 {THA} Lars Dam $3,000 7 1–2 3–1 1–2 3–1
11 {USA} Josh Utter-Leyton $3,000 7 2–1 3–1 0–3 2–2
12 {USA} Paul Rietzl $3,000 7 1–2 2–2 2–1 2–2
13 {USA} Owen Turtenwald $3,000 7 2–1 2–2 1–2 2–2
14 {USA} Reid Duke $3,000 7 1–2 1–3 1–2 4–0
15 {CZE} Stanislav Cifka $3,000 6 3–0 0–4 2–1 1–3
16 {USA} Tom Martell $3,000 6 1–2 3–1 0–3 2–2
17 {FRA} Raphaël Lévy $2,000 6 2–1 1–3 2–1 1–3
18 {FRA} Jérémy Dezani $2,000 6 1–2 1–3 2–1 2–2
19 {CAN} Jacob Wilson $2,000 6 1–2 1–3 3–0 1–3
20 {BRA} Willy Edel $2,000 5 0–3 3–1 1–2 1–3
21 {KOR} Nam Sung Wook $2,000 5 0–3 2–2 1–2 2–2
22 {USA} Raymond Perez, Jr. $2,000 5 0–3 2–2 0–3 3–1
23 {BRA} Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa $2,000 4 1–2 2–2 1–2 0–4
24 {HKG} Lee Shi Tian $2,000 4 1–2 0–4 2–1 1–3

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