Rei Sato

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Rei Sato
佐藤嶺
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Demographics
Residence Tokyo, Japan
Nationality {JPN} Japanese
Professional Career
Pro Tour debut Pro Tour Atlanta 2005
Pro Tour top 8s 0
Grand Prix top 8s 5 (2 wins)
Median Pro Tour Finish 148
Pro Tours Played 13
Lifetime Pro Points 106 (as of 2018-08-14)

Rei Sato (佐藤嶺) is a Japanese professional Magic player. In December 2018, it was announced that Sato would be one of the 32 players joining the upcoming 2019 Magic Pro League. Sato was arguably one of the least-known players in the league; unlike any of the other competitors, he had never finished in the top eight of a Pro Tour or competed at a post-2012 World Championship. He qualified mostly on the back of strong Grand Prix finishes; his accomplishments include two wins in five total top eights.

Accomplishments[edit | edit source]

Season Event type Location Format Date Rank
2012–13 Grand Prix Shanghai Limited 28–29 July 2012 4
2017–18 Grand Prix Hong Kong Limited 28–29 October 2017 1
2017–18 Grand Prix Beijing Limited 5–6 May 2018 6
2017–18 Grand Prix Singapore Standard 23–24 June 2018 6
2018–19 Grand Prix Nagoya Team Limited 13–14 October 2018 1

Source: Wizards.com

Pro Tour results[edit | edit source]

List of the Pro Tour results and winnings of Rei Sato
Season Pro Tour Format Finish Winnings
2005 Atlanta Team Limited 100
2006 Kobe Booster Draft 40 $950
2007 Geneva Booster Draft 61 $540
2007 Worlds (New York) Special 235
2008 Kuala Lumpur Booster Draft 63 $520
2008 Berlin Extended 201
2012 Dark Ascension in Honolulu Standard and Booster Draft 148
2012–13 Return to Ravnica in Seattle Modern and Booster Draft 365
2017–18 Ixalan in Albuquerque Standard and Booster Draft 370
2017–18 Rivals of Ixalan in Bilbao Modern and Booster Draft 85
2017–18 Dominaria in Richmond Standard and Booster Draft 119
2017–18 25th Anniversary in Minneapolis Team Constructed 15 $5,000
2018–19 Guilds of Ravnica in Atlanta Standard and Booster Draft 187
2018–19 Mythic Championship Cleveland 2019 Standard and Booster Draft 153 $500

Source: Wizards.com

Controversy[edit | edit source]

  • Sato was disqualified from Grand Prix Prague 2019.[1] In a statement the following week, Wizards of the Coast explained that while they did not think his actions were premeditated or deceptory, due to MPL members being held to a higher standard, Sato's invitation to the Mythic Invitational event at PAX East was revoked.[2]

External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. STATEMENT REGARDING REI SATO DISQUALIFICATION. Wizards of the Coast (2019-01-11). Retrieved on 2019-01-30.
  2. STATEMENT REGARDING REI SATO'S DISQUALIFICATION AND THE MPL. Wizards of the Coast (2019-01-18). Retrieved on 2019-01-30.