The 2019 Magic: The Gathering season underwent massive changes, introducing competitive digital gameplay via MTG Arena and the formation of the Magic Pro League (MPL).
For the first time in history, players earned seats at the Magic World Championship through wins at a tabletop or Arena Mythic Championship. And those who ranked in the top four for the season, based on Mythic Points, as a Challenger or MPL player also earned a seat. In total, 16 Magic players from around the world will gather in Honolulu, Hawaii from Feb. 14 to 17 to decide who will win Magic World Championship XXVI.
Here are the top 16 Magic players competing at the Magic World Championship XXVI.
- Javier Dominguez: 2018 defending Magic Worlds champion
- Autumn Burchett: Mythic Championship I champion (tabletop)
- Eli Loveman: Mythic Championship II champion (tabletop)
- Matias Leveratto: Mythic Championship III champion (Arena)
- Thoralf Severin: Mythic Championship IV champion (tabletop)
- Jean-Emmanuel Depraz: Mythic Championship V champion (Arena)
- Ondřej Stráský: Mythic Championship VI champion (tabletop)
- Piotr “Kanister” Głogowski: Mythic Championship VII champion (Arena)
- Chris Kvartek: Top-ranked Challenger
- Raphaël Lévy: Second-ranked Challenger
- Gabriel “Yellowhat” Nassif: Third-ranked Challenger
- Sebastián Pozzo: Fourth-ranked Challenger
- Andrea Mengucci: Top-ranked MPL player
- Seth Manfield: Second-ranked MPL player
- Márcio Carvalho: Third-ranked MPL player
- Paulo Vitor Damo “PVDDR” da Rosa: Fourth-ranked MPL player
There isn’t a single weak player attending the Magic World Championship, and each of them has rightfully earned their seat. But among this group are seven individuals who had a dominant 2019 season and are strong Booster Draft and Standard Constructed competitors to watch for.
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