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The Magic 2008 World Championships took place on 11–14 December 2008 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center in Memphis, USA.[1][2][3]


The tournament featured six rounds of Standard play on Thursday, two Shards of Alara Booster Drafts with three rounds of Swiss each on Friday, six rounds of Extended on Saturday, and the finals on Sunday. Also, the national teams played two rounds of team constructed each on Thursday and Saturday with the Top 4 teams advancing to the single elimination finals on Sunday. The team format was 3 Person Team Constructed with one player playing Standard, one Extended, and one Legacy.[4] The top 75 individual finishers received $245,245 in prize money.

329 players from 57 countries competed in the event. Antti Malin from Finland won the tournament, thereby claiming the first prize of $45,000.[5] In the team final the United States defeated Australia to become the team champion.

Finishing order[]

Place Player Prize Pro Points Comment
1 {FIN} Antti Malin $45,000 25 Second Pro Tour Top 8
2 {USA} Jamie Parke $24,000 20 Second Pro Tour Top 8
3 {JPN} Tsuyoshi Ikeda $15,000 16 Third Pro Tour Top 8
4 {EST} Hannes Kerem $14,000 16 First Estonian in a Pro Tour Top 8
5 {BRA} Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa $11,000 12 Fourth Pro Tour Top 8
6 {JPN} Kenji Tsumura $10,500 12 Sixth Pro Tour Top 8
7 {NLD} Frank Karsten $10,000 12 Third Pro Tour Top 8
8 {JPN} Akira Asahara $9,500 12 Second Pro Tour Top 8

Team finals[]

  1. {USA} United States – Michael Jacob, Sam Black, Paul Cheon
  2. {AUS} Australia – Aaron Nicastri, Brandon Lau, Justin Cheung
  3. {BRA} Brazil – Willy Edel, Vagner Casatti, Luiz Guilherme de Michielli
  4. {JPN} Japan – Yuuya Watanabe, Masashi Oiso, Akihiro Takakuwa

Winning deck[]

Antti Malin - 2008 World Championship - Faeries


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