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Jiachen Tao
Jiachen Tao.jpg
Nickname JC
Residence Seattle, United States
Nationality {USA} American
Professional Career
Pro Tour debut Pro Tour Fate Reforged 2015
Top Finishes 1 (1 win)
GP top 8s 2 (0 wins)
PT Champion

Jiachen "JC" Tao is an American former professional player. He won Pro Tour Oath of the Gatewatch in 2016, an event in which he piloted a Blue-Red Eldrazi deck to victory in the top eight against three straight Team ChannelFireball/Face-to-Face members.[1] Around 2019, JC became a designer for Magic: The Gathering at Wizards of the Coast.


Season Event type Location Format Date Rank
2015–16 Pro Tour Atlanta Modern and Booster Draft 5–7 February 2016 1
2015–16 Grand Prix Albuquerque Limited 16–17 April 2016 6
2016–17 Grand Prix San Jose Limited 28–29 January 2017 5


Pro Tour results[]

List of the Pro Tour results and winnings of Jiachen Tao
Season Pro Tour Format Finish Winnings
2014–15 Fate Reforged in Washington, D.C. Modern and Booster Draft 181
2015–16 Battle for Zendikar in Milwaukee Standard and Booster Draft 131
2015–16 Oath of the Gatewatch in Atlanta Modern and Booster Draft 1 $40,000
2015–16 Shadows over Innistrad in Madrid Standard and Booster Draft 107
2015–16 Eldritch Moon in Sydney Standard and Booster Draft 95
2016–17 Kaladesh in Honolulu Standard and Booster Draft 127
2016–17 Aether Revolt in Dublin Standard and Booster Draft 33 $1,500
2016–17 Amonkhet in Nashville Standard and Booster Draft 58 $1,000
2016–17 Hour of Devastation in Kyoto Standard and Booster Draft 223


Wizards of the Coast[]




  1. Marc Calderaro (April 17, 2016). "JC Tao — The More Things Change".
  2. Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Credits. (April 3, 2020).

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