2015 World Championship

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2015 World Championship
Date 27–30 August 2015
Location {USA} Seattle, Washington, United States
Format Modern Masters 2015 Booster draft, Modern, Magic Origins Booster draft, Standard
Prize pool $150,000
Winner {USA} Seth Manfield
Previous Worlds:
2014
Next Worlds:
2016

The 2015 World Championship, the 23rd Magic World Championship, was held on 27–30 August 2015 in Seattle, United States, at the Penny Arcade Expo. 24 players participated, and the event was won by American Seth Manfield, who defeated Owen Turtenwald in the final.

Invitations[edit | edit source]

The following 24 players were invited to the event:

Player Method of qualification
{USA} Mike Sigrist 2014–15 Player of the Year
{CAN} Alexander Hayne 2014–15 Grand Prix Player of the Year
{ISR} Shahar Shenhar 2014 World Champion
{DNK} Martin Müller 2014 World Magic Cup winner
{SWE} Magnus Lantto 2014 Magic Online Champion
{USA} Ari Lax Pro Tour Khans of Tarkir winner
{ESP} Antonio Del Moral Leon Pro Tour Fate Reforged winner
{DNK} Martin Dang Pro Tour Dragons of Tarkir winner
{SWE} Joel Larsson Pro Tour Magic Origins winner
{USA} Eric Froehlich 2nd most Pro Points – North America
{USA} Sam Black 3rd most Pro Points – North America
{USA} Brad Nelson 4th most Pro Points – North America
{BRA} Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa Most Pro Points – Latin America
{BRA} Thiago Saporito 2nd most Pro Points – Latin America
{HKG} Lee Shi Tian Most Pro Points – APAC region
{JPN} Yuuya Watanabe 2nd most Pro Points – APAC region
{JPN} Kentaro Yamamoto 3rd most Pro Points – APAC region
{CZE} Ondřej Stráský Most Pro Points – Europe
{USA} Seth Manfield Most Pro Points of otherwise unqualified
{USA} Paul Rietzl 2nd most Pro Points of otherwise unqualified
{CAN} Shaun McLaren 3rd most Pro Points of otherwise unqualified
{USA} Owen Turtenwald 4th most Pro Points of otherwise unqualified
{USA} Steve Rubin 5th most Pro Points of otherwise unqualified
{CAN} Jacob Wilson 6th most Pro Points of otherwise unqualified

Players who just missed out included Andrew Cuneo, who with 54 Pro Points in the previous season was only narrowly edged out by Jacob Wilson on tiebreakers. Josh Utter-Leyton, on 53 points, almost made it to his fourth straight World Championship, and New Zealand's Jason Chung was only denied a spot in the tournament thanks to Kentaro Yamamoto's top eight performance at the very last Pro Tour in 2014–15. In the Grand Prix Player of the Year race, Pascal Maynard was in contention until the very last tournament, but Alexander Hayne won the race, with 42 points to Maynard's 39.

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Thursday, 27 August

Friday, 28 August

Sunday, 30 August

  • Semifinals and final, featuring Standard

Top 4[edit | edit source]

Semifinals Finals
               
1  Seth Manfield 3  
4  Sam Black 1  
     Seth Manfield 3
   Owen Turtenwald 2
2  Owen Turtenwald 3
3  Paul Rietzl 1  

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Place Player Prize Pro Points MM15 draft record Modern record Origins draft record Standard record
1 {USA} Seth Manfield $50,000 17 3–0 3–1 3–0 4–0
2 {USA} Owen Turtenwald $20,000 11 2–1 3–1 2–1 2–2
3 {USA} Paul Rietzl $10,000 9 1–2 3–1 3–0 2–2
4 {USA} Sam Black $10,000 9 1–2 3–1 1–2 4–0
5 {SWE} Magnus Lantto $5,000 9 1–2 2–2 2–1 4–0
6 {DNK} Martin Müller $5,000 8 2–1 4–0 1–2 1–3
7 {CAN} Shaun McLaren $5,000 8 3–0 2–2 1–2 2–2
8 {BRA} Thiago Saporito $5,000 8 1–2 3–1 2–1 2–2
9 {CZE} Ondřej Stráský $3,000 8 1–2 2–2 3–0 2–2
10 {JPN} Yuuya Watanabe $3,000 7 2–1 3–1 0–3 2–2
11 {BRA} Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa $3,000 7 2–1 2–2 2–1 1–3
12 {CAN} Jacob Wilson $3,000 7 3–0 0–4 2–1 2–2
13 {SWE} Joel Larsson $3,000 7 2–1 2–2 1–2 2–2
14 {CAN} Alexander Hayne $3,000 7 1–2 3–1 0–3 3–1
15 {DNK} Martin Dang $3,000 6 2–1 1–3 2–1 1–3
16 {USA} Steve Rubin $3,000 6 2–1 1–3 3–0 0–4
17 {JPN} Kentaro Yamamoto $2,000 6 0–3 2–2 2–1 2–2
18 {USA} Mike Sigrist $2,000 6 2–1 1–3 1–2 2–2
19 {USA} Eric Froehlich $2,000 6 1–2 3–1 0–3 2–2
20 {HKG} Lee Shi Tian $2,000 6 2–1 0–4 2–1 2–2
21 {USA} Brad Nelson $2,000 5 1–2 2–2 0–3 2–2
22 {ESP} Antonio Del Moral Leon $2,000 5 0–3 1–3 2–2 2–2
23 {ISR} Shahar Shenhar $2,000 4 0–3 2–2 0–3 2–2
24 {USA} Ari Lax $2,000 2 1–2 0–4 1–2 0–4

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