Pro Tour March of the Machine Top 8 Players and Decklists
A weekend that started with 252 competitors is now down to a final 8, each ready to claim the winner's trophy and title at Pro Tour March of the Machine !
Congratulations to the Top 8 players at Pro Tour March of the Machine . The live broadcast begins with quarterfinals at twitch.tv/magic at 11 a.m. ET (8 a.m. PT/5 p.m. CEST) Sunday, May 7.
Burchett makes a triumphant return to the Top 8 after winning a Pro Tour Qualifier in Philadelphia. Despite a slow start to Day Two at 5-3, the 2019 Mythic Championship winner Burchett was just setting the stage for an incredible run; and with a 7-1 Saturday record to round out the tournament, Burchett has punched her ticket to another Top Finish.
A veteran of the Sunday Super Series of events, Yiwen Chen earned his Pro Tour March of the Machine invitation through a Regional Championship. While he came hoping for a rematch against the endboss of the legacy event series, he instead found a quiet march to the top tables–and Round 16 win-and-in success–en route to claiming his first Pro Tour Top 8 appearance. Will this first-time Top Finisher also be a first-time Pro Tour winner?
Javier Dominguez earned his appearance on Fervent Champion for winning the 2018 Magic World Championship, but a better nickname may be Frequent Champion given his results as a ten-time Grand Prix Top 8 competitor with seven lifetime Top Finishes. With a win at Mythic Championship V and enduring success through the seasons that followed, it's easy to see how he claimed the first Top 8 slot here at Pro Tour March of the Machine .
Simon Nielsen first put himself onto the Magic map in the 2014 World Magic Cup finals by clinching an almost unwinnable game through Duneblast—cementing "Daneblast" into the lexicon of players everywhere. Since then, his persistence and positivity have kept his successes coming. With a finalist finish at the New Capenna Championship and invitations from four consecutive events leading him to Minneapolis, Mr. Checklistcard is ready for another shot at the trophy with Pro Tour March of the Machine .
Like Burchett, Olsen faced down winning nearly every match on his Day Two, starting Pro Tour March of the Machine on Day One at just 5-3. Also like Burchett, he was able to continue his dream run after winning a Qualifier event earlier this year. But unique to Olsen is the power of the Five-Color Ramp build his team innovated and led him to a perfect record in the Saturday Swiss and his first Top Finish.
With both a Grand Prix Top 8 in 2018 and a 2022 Magic Online Champions Showcase appearance under their belt—plus years of work on the SCG Tour circuit and beyond—Cain Rianhard's hard work has finally paid off with their first career Top Finish at Pro Tour March of the Machine . Will that hard work also lead to their first Pro Tour win?
This Magic Online hero has emerged as a force with his recent years' focus on digital play. A part of Team Handshake, Karl Sarap notched his first Top 8 at the New Capenna Championship and translated that into a Top 4 finish at Magic World Championship XXVIII alongside teammate (and winner) Nathan Steuer. Now he's notched his third Top Finish in the span of a year; and this time, he looks ready to take the trophy home, too.
Nathan Steuer may well be unstoppable. After dominating the Magic Online Champions Showcase events and a Magic World Championship XXVIII comeback victory, Steuer has had back-to-back Top 8 appearances at Pro Tour Phyrexia and Pro Tour March of the Machine . His work with what is quickly becoming Magic 's highest-performing team (Team Handshake) and relentless focus on play clearly shows the reigning World Champion has no intention to rest on his laurels and is ready to claim another win here in Minneapolis.
Join us at twitch.tv/magic beginning 11 a.m. ET (8 a.m. PT/5 p.m. CEST) Sunday, May 7 for the complete Pro Tour March of the Machine Top 8 playoff!
Pro Tour March of the Machine
Game: Magic: The Gathering
Organized by: Wizards of the Coast
Tournament Type: Tabletop
Formats are Standard and March of the Machine Booster Draft More information about Pro Tour March of the Machine can be found at https://magic.gg/events/pro-tour-march-of-the-machine-fact-sheet-for-competitors
Free to Play | Invite Only | Format: Draft, Standard, Draft 2 | Ended | 252 of 512 Enrolled Players
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MTG Standard meta at Pro Tour Minneapolis healthy mix of old decks and new cards
The Standard format shines at Pro Tour prior to fall rotation.
A healthy mix of Magic: The Gathering Standard Constructed decks were submitted for the second Pro Tour of the 2022-2023 season beginning on May 5, from Aggro to Control.
The Standard meta within MTG competitive play has reached a healthy spot leading up to fall rotation. Many tried-and-true builds like Rakdos Midrange, Grixis Midrange, and Esper Legends still rank as the best three decks within the format. New cards from MOM and ONE have improved the existing top MTG decks while also supporting less popular Traditional builds like Five-Color Ramp, Mono-White Midrange, Mono-Red Aggro, and a host of reanimator decks.
Over 200 MTG players from around the globe are competing at Pro Tour Minneapolis , which features MOM Draft and Standard Constructed gameplay. Of those 200-plus players, the most popular submitted deck was Rakdos MIdrange, according to WotC .
- Rakdos Midrange : 47 players and 18.7 percent of field
- Grixis Midrange : 39 players and 15.5 percent of field
- Esper Legends : 30 players and 11.9 percent of field
- Rakdos Reanimator : 23 players and 9.1 percent of field
- Grixis Reanimator : 18 players and 7.1 percent of field
- Domain Control : 12 players and 4.8 percent of field
- Five-Color Ramp : Nine players and 3.6 percent of field
- Mono-White Midrange : Nine players and 3.6 percent of field
- Jeskai Control: Seven players and 2.8 percent of field
- Rakdos Breach : Seven players and 2.8 percent of field
Roughly half the field at MTG Pro Tour Minneapolis brought decks that have a solid record of performance within a competitive Standard best-of-three format. And no one build is dominating the field over the others. The other half of the players at the second Magic Pro Tour of the season chose to bring decks like Domain Control, Rakdos Breach, Five-Color Ramp, and even Soldiers.
- Azorius Soldiers : Three players
- Grixis Incubate : Three players
- Mono-Blue Tempo : Three players
- Four-Color Legends : Two players
- Orzhov Toxic: One player
- Orzhov Phyrexians : One player
- Mono-Black Midrange : One player
Many Pro players likely chose decks they were comfortable playing and have tested at various organized play tournaments prior to the Pro Tour at Minneapolis. But that doesn’t mean the lesser-played decks are bad. Azorius Soldiers has beaten out Control and Midrange builds before and is solid against other Aggro decks. In addition, Orzhov Phyrexians is a new Standard deck following the release of MOM and has proven powerful on the MTG Arena Ranked ladder along with Mono-Black Midrange and Grixis Incubate.
Fans can watch the action unfold at MTG Pro Tour Minneapolis from May 5 to 7. Six rounds will feature MOM Draft while the remaining Swiss rounds and playoff rounds will showcase Traditional Standard Constructed.
Pro Tour Player Card
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Pro Tour Player Cards are marketing cards that have appeared in tournament packs , preconstructed theme decks , and fat packs from Ravnica: City of Guilds till Eventide .  They highlighted a Pro Player's career till the year of the card. The front of each card featured a portrait of the player and his national flag, with the back filled with career statistics and personal data. Pro Cards did not appear in booster packs and, since they were extras, nothing was removed from the products they appeared in.
Aaron Forsythe felt that there was a need for more exposure of the Pro Tour , as the coverage of Magic events had shifted from the Sideboard and Duelist to the online coverage at magicthegathering.com .  The cards were met with mixed reviews. 
- 1 2005 Player Cards
- 2 2006 Player Cards
- 3 2007 Player Cards
- 5 References
2005 Player Cards [ | ]
- 1/25 PT05 Tim Aten 
- 2/25 PT05 José Barbero
- 3/25 PT05 Kai Budde
- 4/25 PT05 Pierre Canali
- 5/25 PT05 Kamiel Cornelissen
- 6/25 PT05 Antonino De Rosa
- 7/25 PT05 Murray Evans
- 8/25 PT05 Tsuyoshi Fujita
- 9/25 PT05 Eugene Harvey
- 10/25 PT05 Dave Humpherys
- 11/25 PT05 Itaru Ishida
- 12/25 PT05 Anton Jonsson
- 13/25 PT05 Brian Kibler
- 14/25 PT05 Masashiro Kuroda
- 15/25 PT05 Osyp Lebedowicz
- 16/25 PT05 Raphaël Lévy
- 17/25 PT05 Bob Maher
- 18/25 PT05 Masahiko Morita
- 19/25 PT05 Gabriel Nassif
- 20/25 PT05 Julien Nuijten
- 21/25 PT05 Masashi Oiso
- 22/25 PT05 Jeroen Remie
- 23/25 PT05 Antoine Ruel
- 24/25 PT05 Olivier Ruel
- 25/25 PT05 Terry Soh
2006 Player Cards [ | ]
- 1/30 PT06 Alan Comer
- 2/30 PT06 Jon Finkel
- 3/30 PT06 Tommi Hovi
- 4/30 PT06 Darwin Kastle
- 5/30 PT06 Olle Råde
- 6/30 PT06 Antonino De Rosa
- 7/30 PT06 Gerard Fabiano
- 8/30 PT06 Tsuyoshi Fujita
- 9/30 PT06 Sam Gomersall
- 10/30 PT06 Mark Herberholz
- 11/30 PT06 Rich Hoaen
- 12/30 PT06 Craig Jones
- 13/30 PT06 Tomohiro Kaji
- 14/30 PT06 Frank Karsten
- 15/30 PT06 Shu Komuro
- 16/30 PT06 Osyp Lebedowicz
- 17/30 PT06 Katsuhiro Mori
- 18/30 PT06 Shuhei Nakamura
- 19/30 PT06 Gabriel Nassif
- 20/30 PT06 Julien Nuijten
- 21/30 PT06 Masashi Oiso
- 22/30 PT06 Neil Reeves
- 23/30 PT06 Carlos Romão
- 24/30 PT06 Antoine Ruel
- 25/30 PT06 Olivier Ruel
- 26/30 PT06 Geoffrey Siron
- 27/30 PT06 Jon Sonne
- 28/30 PT06 Gadiel Szleifer
- 29/30 PT06 Kenji Tsumura
- 30/30 PT06 Jelger Wiegersma
2007 Player Cards [ | ]
- 1/29 PT07 Rob Dougherty 
- 2/29 PT07 Dave Humpherys
- 3/29 PT07 Raphaël Lévy
- 4/29 PT07 Bob Maher
- 5/29 PT07 Gary Wise
- 6/29 PT07 Tiago Chan
- 7/29 PT07 Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa
- 8/29 PT07 Willy Edel
- 9/29 PT07 Mark Herberholz
- 10/29 PT07 Rich Hoaen
- 11/29 PT07 Mike Hron
- 12/29 PT07 Frank Karsten
- 13/29 PT07 Osyp Lebedowicz
- 14/29 PT07 Quentin Martin
- 15/29 PT07 Chris McDaniel
- 16/29 PT07 Jan-Moritz Merkel
- 17/29 PT07 Makihito Mihara
- 18/29 PT07 Shuhei Nakamura
- 19/29 PT07 Gabriel Nassif
- 20/29 PT07 Julien Nuijten
- 21/29 PT07 Takuya Osawa
- 22/29 PT07 Antoine Ruel
- 23/29 PT07 Tomoharu Saito
- 24/29 PT07 Bram Snepvangers
- 25/29 PT07 Helmut Summersberger
- 26/29 PT07 Sebastian Thaler
- 27/29 PT07 Kenji Tsumura
- 28/29 PT07 Jelger Wiegersma
- 29/29 PT07 Shota Yasooka
Gallery [ | ]
2005 Pro Tour Player Card
2006 Pro Tour Player Card
2007 Pro Tour Player Card
References [ | ]
- ↑ Randy Buehler (September 22, 2005). " Ask Wizards ". magicthegathering.com . Wizards of the Coast.
- ↑ Brian David-Marshall (September 16, 2005). " Collect 'em All! ". magicthegathering.com . Wizards of the Coast.
- ↑ Mark Rosewater (February 06, 2006). " Back Issues ". magicthegathering.com . Wizards of the Coast.
- ↑ Aaron Forsythe (April 5, 2006). " Ask Wizards ". magicthegathering.com . Wizards of the Coast.
- ↑ www.magiclibrarities.net
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