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MTG World Championships XXVI Preview Plus Decklists

MTG World Championships XXVI Preview Plus Decklists

It all comes down to this weekend in Hawaii! 16 competitors are set for the most lucrative and prestigious tournament of all time: World Championships XXVI. ONE MILLION dollars in total prize money - one player will go home $300,000 richer and be the next Magic World Champion. 

Here are the 16 players competing, career highlights, and the standard decklists that they will be piloting in the constructed portion of the event. Highlight the list, copy it, and use the import feature in the Magic: Arena deckbuilding interface to try these decks out this weekend! 

Who are you rooting for to become the next Magic World Champion?!

 

Seth Manfield

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344-204-3 Professional Record
4 Pro Tour top 8’s with 1 win
17 Grand Prix top 8’s with 5 wins
MTG Hall of Fame
World Champion

Mono-Red Aggro:

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4 Runaway Steam-Kin (GRN) 115

4 Light Up the Stage (RNA) 107

4 Scorch Spitter (M20) 159

4 Bonecrusher Giant (ELD) 115

3 Embercleave (ELD) 120

4 Fervent Champion (ELD) 124

4 Rimrock Knight (ELD) 137

3 Torbran, Thane of Red Fell (ELD) 147

4 Castle Embereth (ELD) 239

4 Anax, Hardened in the Forge (THB) 125

18 Mountain (THB) 284

4 Robber of the Rich (ELD) 138

 

 1 Experimental Frenzy (GRN) 99

4 Lava Coil (GRN) 108

2 Chandra, Acolyte of Flame (M20) 126

4 Unchained Berserker (M20) 164

3 Redcap Melee (ELD) 135

1 Tibalt, Rakish Instigator (WAR) 146

 

 

Andrea Mengucci

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264-185-2 Professional Record
3 Pro Tour Top 8’s
1 Grand Prix top 8
Team World Magic Cup 1st place

Mono-Red Aggro:

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4 Runaway Steam-Kin (GRN) 115

4 Light Up the Stage (RNA) 107

4 Scorch Spitter (M20) 159

4 Bonecrusher Giant (ELD) 115

3 Embercleave (ELD) 120

4 Fervent Champion (ELD) 124

4 Rimrock Knight (ELD) 137

3 Torbran, Thane of Red Fell (ELD) 147

4 Castle Embereth (ELD) 239

4 Anax, Hardened in the Forge (THB) 125

18 Mountain (THB) 284

4 Robber of the Rich (ELD) 138

 

 1 Experimental Frenzy (GRN) 99

4 Lava Coil (GRN) 108

2 Chandra, Acolyte of Flame (M20) 126

4 Unchained Berserker (M20) 164

3 Redcap Melee (ELD) 135

1 Tibalt, Rakish Instigator (WAR) 146

 

 

Sebastian Pozzo

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175-123 Professional Record
4 Grand Prix top 8’s with 1 win
Known as one of the best Magic Online players of all time.

Mono-Red Aggro:

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4 Fervent Champion (ELD) 124

18 Mountain (THB) 284

2 Torbran, Thane of Red Fell (ELD) 147

4 Anax, Hardened in the Forge (THB) 125

4 Embercleave (ELD) 120

4 Runaway Steam-Kin (GRN) 115

4 Rimrock Knight (ELD) 137

4 Scorch Spitter (M20) 159

4 Light Up the Stage (RNA) 107

4 Castle Embereth (ELD) 239

2 Infuriate (THB) 141

4 Robber of the Rich (ELD) 138

2 Grim Initiate (WAR) 130

 

 2 Claim the Firstborn (ELD) 118

4 Unchained Berserker (M20) 164

1 Phoenix of Ash (THB) 148

4 Redcap Melee (ELD) 135

1 Scorching Dragonfire (ELD) 139

2 Bonecrusher Giant (ELD) 115

1 Sorcerous Spyglass (ELD) 233

 

Marcio Carvalho

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397-253-5 Professional Record
6 Pro Tour top 8’s
14 Grand Prix top 8’s with 3 wins
Known around the world for being DQ’d and banned from the game early in his career, only to come back and become one of the best players and best people in the game. Read about this transformation here on magic.gg. 

Jeskai Fires:

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4 Cavalier of Flame (M20) 125

4 Teferi, Time Raveler (WAR) 221

3 Deafening Clarion (GRN) 165

4 Fires of Invention (ELD) 125

1 Plains (THB) 278

2 Island (THB) 280

2 Mountain (THB) 284

4 Hallowed Fountain (RNA) 251

2 Castle Vantress (ELD) 242

3 Temple of Epiphany (M20) 253

4 Steam Vents (GRN) 257

3 Sacred Foundry (GRN) 254

3 Temple of Triumph (M20) 257

3 Fabled Passage (ELD) 244

4 Sphinx of Foresight (RNA) 55

2 Cavalier of Gales (M20) 52

3 Kenrith, the Returned King (ELD) 303

4 Bonecrusher Giant (ELD) 115

1 Shimmer of Possibility (RNA) 51

2 Aether Gust (M20) 42

2 Dream Trawler (THB) 214

 

 4 Mystical Dispute (ELD) 58

1 Disenchant (M20) 14

1 Aether Gust (M20) 42

1 Devout Decree (M20) 13

1 Tithe Taker (RNA) 27

3 Legion Warboss (GRN) 109

1 Deafening Clarion (GRN) 165

1 Shatter the Sky (THB) 37

1 Elspeth Conquers Death (THB) 13

1 Justice Strike (GRN) 182

 

 

Javier Dominguez

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284-202 Professional Record
2 Pro Tour top 8’s
10 Grand Prix top 8’s with 2 wins
2018 World Champion – Received a depiction in the card, Fervent Champion, as part of his promotional prize for winning.

Jeskai Fires:

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4 Cavalier of Flame (M20) 125

4 Teferi, Time Raveler (WAR) 221

3 Deafening Clarion (GRN) 165

4 Fires of Invention (ELD) 125

1 Plains (THB) 278

2 Island (THB) 280

2 Mountain (THB) 284

4 Hallowed Fountain (RNA) 251

2 Castle Vantress (ELD) 242

3 Temple of Epiphany (M20) 253

4 Steam Vents (GRN) 257

3 Sacred Foundry (GRN) 254

3 Temple of Triumph (M20) 257

3 Fabled Passage (ELD) 244

4 Sphinx of Foresight (RNA) 55

3 Kenrith, the Returned King (ELD) 303

4 Bonecrusher Giant (ELD) 115

2 Aether Gust (M20) 42

2 Cavalier of Gales (M20) 52

2 Dream Trawler (THB) 214

1 Shimmer of Possibility (RNA) 51

 

 4 Mystical Dispute (ELD) 58

1 Disenchant (M20) 14

1 Aether Gust (M20) 42

1 Devout Decree (M20) 13

1 Deafening Clarion (GRN) 165

1 Elspeth Conquers Death (THB) 13

3 Legion Warboss (GRN) 109

1 Tithe Taker (RNA) 27

1 Shatter the Sky (THB) 37

1 Justice Strike (GRN) 182

 

Raphael Levy

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796-511-23 Professional Record
3 Pro Tour top 8’s
23 Grand Prix top 8’s with 6 wins
Holds the record for most Pro Tours attended.
Didn't miss a PT in his entire career until the birth of his child.

Jeskai Fires:

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4 Fires of Invention (ELD) 125

3 Hallowed Fountain (RNA) 251

2 Plains (THB) 278

3 Kenrith, the Returned King (ELD) 303

2 Island (THB) 280

4 Bonecrusher Giant (ELD) 115

4 Temple of Triumph (M20) 257

2 Temple of Epiphany (M20) 253

4 Teferi, Time Raveler (WAR) 221

3 Sacred Foundry (GRN) 254

4 Deafening Clarion (GRN) 165

2 Mountain (THB) 284

2 Castle Vantress (ELD) 242

4 Fabled Passage (ELD) 244

4 Steam Vents (GRN) 257

4 Sphinx of Foresight (RNA) 55

3 Brazen Borrower (ELD) 39

2 Omen of the Sea (THB) 58

4 Cavalier of Flame (M20) 125

 

 1 Dovin's Veto (WAR) 193

1 Devout Decree (M20) 13

1 Elspeth Conquers Death (THB) 13

1 Disenchant (M20) 14

3 Mystical Dispute (ELD) 58

1 Scorching Dragonfire (ELD) 139

4 Robber of the Rich (ELD) 138

1 Giant Killer (ELD) 14

2 Chandra's Pyrohelix (WAR) 120

 

 

 

Gabriel Nassif

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616-414-21 Professional Record
9 Pro Tour top 8’s with 2 wins
7 Grand Prix top 8’s with 1 win
2004 Player of the Year

Jeskai Fires:

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4 Fires of Invention (ELD) 125

3 Hallowed Fountain (RNA) 251

2 Plains (THB) 278

4 Cavalier of Flame (M20) 125

3 Kenrith, the Returned King (ELD) 303

2 Island (THB) 280

4 Bonecrusher Giant (ELD) 115

4 Temple of Triumph (M20) 257

2 Temple of Epiphany (M20) 253

4 Teferi, Time Raveler (WAR) 221

3 Sacred Foundry (GRN) 254

4 Deafening Clarion (GRN) 165

2 Mountain (THB) 284

2 Castle Vantress (ELD) 242

4 Fabled Passage (ELD) 244

4 Steam Vents (GRN) 257

4 Sphinx of Foresight (RNA) 55

3 Brazen Borrower (ELD) 39

2 Omen of the Sea (THB) 58

 

 4 Robber of the Rich (ELD) 138

1 Dovin's Veto (WAR) 193

1 Giant Killer (ELD) 14

1 Devout Decree (M20) 13

2 Chandra's Pyrohelix (WAR) 120

1 Elspeth Conquers Death (THB) 13

1 Disenchant (M20) 14

3 Mystical Dispute (ELD) 58

1 Scorching Dragonfire (ELD) 139

 

 

Paulo Vitor Damo Da Rosa

Paulo Vitor Damo Da Rosa Profile Picture

572-359-4 Professional Record
14 Pro Tour top 8’s with 2 wins
24 Grand Prix top 8’s with 2 wins
In the debate for the best Magic player of all-time

Azorius Control:

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4 Teferi, Time Raveler (WAR) 221

3 Plains (THB) 278

7 Island (THB) 280

2 Mystical Dispute (ELD) 58

3 Elspeth Conquers Death (THB) 13

3 Shatter the Sky (THB) 37

4 Absorb (RNA) 151

3 Thirst for Meaning (THB) 74

1 Field of Ruin (THB) 242

3 Dovin's Veto (WAR) 193

1 Dream Trawler (THB) 214

4 Temple of Enlightenment (THB) 246

4 Hallowed Fountain (RNA) 251

1 Castle Vantress (ELD) 242

3 Castle Ardenvale (ELD) 238

2 Narset, Parter of Veils (WAR) 61

4 Omen of the Sea (THB) 58

2 Banishing Light (THB) 4

3 The Birth of Meletis (THB) 5

2 Fabled Passage (ELD) 244

1 Archon of Sun's Grace (THB) 3

 

 1 Glass Casket (ELD) 15

2 Archon of Sun's Grace (THB) 3

4 Aether Gust (M20) 42

1 Dovin's Veto (WAR) 193

2 Mystical Dispute (ELD) 58

1 Narset, Parter of Veils (WAR) 61

2 Commence the Endgame (WAR) 45

2 Cerulean Drake (M20) 53

 

Ondrej Strasky

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228-160-3 Professional Record
3 Pro Tour top 8’s with 1 win
5 Grand Prix top 8’s with 1 win

Azorius Control:

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4 Teferi, Time Raveler (WAR) 221

3 Plains (THB) 278

7 Island (THB) 280

2 Mystical Dispute (ELD) 58

3 Elspeth Conquers Death (THB) 13

3 Shatter the Sky (THB) 37

3 Dovin's Veto (WAR) 193

1 Dream Trawler (THB) 214

4 Hallowed Fountain (RNA) 251

1 Castle Vantress (ELD) 242

4 Omen of the Sea (THB) 58

2 Fabled Passage (ELD) 244

4 Absorb (RNA) 151

3 Thirst for Meaning (THB) 74

1 Field of Ruin (THB) 242

4 Temple of Enlightenment (THB) 246

3 Castle Ardenvale (ELD) 238

2 Narset, Parter of Veils (WAR) 61

2 Banishing Light (THB) 4

3 The Birth of Meletis (THB) 5

1 Archon of Sun's Grace (THB) 3

 

 4 Aether Gust (M20) 42

1 Dovin's Veto (WAR) 193

2 Mystical Dispute (ELD) 58

2 Archon of Sun's Grace (THB) 3

1 Narset, Parter of Veils (WAR) 61

1 Glass Casket (ELD) 15

2 Commence the Endgame (WAR) 45

2 Cerulean Drake (M20) 53

 

Thoralf Severin

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109-83-1 Professional Record
Winner of Mythic Championship 4
Has been competing in GP’s and PT’s since 2002

Azorius Control:

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4 Teferi, Time Raveler (WAR) 221

4 Dream Trawler (THB) 214

4 Shatter the Sky (THB) 37

3 Absorb (RNA) 151

4 Elspeth Conquers Death (THB) 13

1 Mystical Dispute (ELD) 58

4 The Birth of Meletis (THB) 5

2 Castle Ardenvale (ELD) 238

4 Hallowed Fountain (RNA) 251

6 Island (THB) 280

3 Dovin's Veto (WAR) 193

6 Plains (THB) 278

4 Temple of Enlightenment (THB) 246

2 Castle Vantress (ELD) 242

4 Omen of the Sea (THB) 58

4 Narset, Parter of Veils (WAR) 61

1 Field of Ruin (THB) 242

 

 1 Emergency Powers (RNA) 169

1 Heliod's Intervention (THB) 19

3 Aether Gust (M20) 42

2 Spectral Sailor (M20) 76

1 Sorcerous Spyglass (ELD) 233

3 Mystical Dispute (ELD) 58

2 Devout Decree (M20) 13

1 Archon of Sun's Grace (THB) 3

1 The Wanderer (WAR) 37

 

Piotr Glogowski

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131-74-3 Professional Record
1 Pro Tour top 8
3 Grand Prix top 8’s
Winner of Mythic Championship 7
Runner Up Players Tour Brussels 2020

Jund Sacrifice:

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4 Gilded Goose (ELD) 160

4 Forest (THB) 286

4 Trail of Crumbs (ELD) 179

4 Cauldron Familiar (ELD) 81

3 Korvold, Fae-Cursed King (ELD) 329

4 Witch's Oven (ELD) 237

1 Liliana, Dreadhorde General (WAR) 97

4 Mayhem Devil (WAR) 204

4 Overgrown Tomb (GRN) 253

4 Fabled Passage (ELD) 244

4 Blood Crypt (RNA) 245

4 Stomping Ground (RNA) 259

1 Mountain (THB) 284

3 Swamp (THB) 282

1 Castle Locthwain (ELD) 241

1 Murderous Rider (ELD) 97

2 Massacre Girl (WAR) 99

3 Thrashing Brontodon (M20) 197

4 Agonizing Remorse (THB) 83

1 God-Eternal Bontu (WAR) 92

 

 2 Noxious Grasp (M20) 110

2 Lovestruck Beast (ELD) 165

2 Epic Downfall (ELD) 85

2 Shifting Ceratops (M20) 194

1 Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger (THB) 221

2 Duress (M20) 97

2 Disfigure (M20) 95

1 Liliana, Dreadhorde General (WAR) 97

1 Casualties of War (WAR) 187

 

Autumn Burchett

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87-70-2 Professional Record
Two Time England National Champion
Winner of Mythic Championship 1
First ever non-binary player to have won a Pro Tour.

Temur Reclamation:

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Deck:

4 Brazen Borrower (ELD) 39

1 Mountain (THB) 284

3 Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath (THB) 229

2 Forest (THB) 286

2 Omen of the Sea (THB) 58

4 Growth Spiral (RNA) 178

4 Thassa's Intervention (THB) 72

3 Storm's Wrath (THB) 157

2 Island (THB) 280

4 Wilderness Reclamation (RNA) 149

4 Expansion // Explosion (GRN) 224

4 Breeding Pool (RNA) 246

2 Castle Vantress (ELD) 242

2 Fabled Passage (ELD) 244

4 Steam Vents (GRN) 257

4 Stomping Ground (RNA) 259

3 Temple of Epiphany (M20) 253

2 Temple of Mystery (M20) 255

1 Temple of Abandon (THB) 244

2 Hydroid Krasis (RNA) 183

1 Scorching Dragonfire (ELD) 139

2 Opt (ELD) 59

 

 3 Aether Gust (M20) 42

3 Mystical Dispute (ELD) 58

2 Fry (M20) 140

2 Negate (M20) 69

3 Scorching Dragonfire (ELD) 139

2 Nightpack Ambusher (M20) 185

 

Jean-Emmanuel Depraz

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100-67-1 Professional Record
3 Pro Tour top 8’s
2 Grand Prix Top 8’s with 1 win

Temur Reclamation:

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4 Breeding Pool (RNA) 246

2 Island (THB) 280

4 Brazen Borrower (ELD) 39

4 Storm's Wrath (THB) 157

4 Opt (ELD) 59

2 Fabled Passage (ELD) 244

3 Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath (THB) 229

4 Steam Vents (GRN) 257

2 Castle Vantress (ELD) 242

4 Growth Spiral (RNA) 178

2 Mystical Dispute (ELD) 58

4 Wilderness Reclamation (RNA) 149

4 Expansion // Explosion (GRN) 224

1 Negate (M20) 69

2 Temple of Abandon (THB) 244

2 Chemister's Insight (GRN) 32

1 Thassa's Intervention (THB) 72

4 Stomping Ground (RNA) 259

2 Temple of Epiphany (M20) 253

2 Temple of Mystery (M20) 255

1 Forest (THB) 286

2 Mountain (THB) 284

 

 1 Legion Warboss (GRN) 109

1 Chandra's Pyrohelix (WAR) 120

2 Mystical Dispute (ELD) 58

1 Niv-Mizzet, Parun (GRN) 192

2 Negate (M20) 69

3 Aether Gust (M20) 42

4 Scorching Dragonfire (ELD) 139

1 Fry (M20) 140

 

Chris Kvartek

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58-38 Professional Record
Two Mythic Championship top 8’s
2020 Magic Pro League Competitor

Temur Reclamation:

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1 Mountain (THB) 284

2 Fabled Passage (ELD) 244

4 Steam Vents (GRN) 257

2 Island (THB) 280

2 Castle Vantress (ELD) 242

2 Temple of Epiphany (M20) 253

4 Growth Spiral (RNA) 178

2 Hydroid Krasis (RNA) 183

3 Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath (THB) 229

4 Thassa's Intervention (THB) 72

4 Wilderness Reclamation (RNA) 149

4 Expansion // Explosion (GRN) 224

4 Omen of the Sea (THB) 58

4 Brazen Borrower (ELD) 39

4 Breeding Pool (RNA) 246

4 Stomping Ground (RNA) 259

4 Temple of Mystery (M20) 255

2 Forest (THB) 286

4 Nissa, Who Shakes the World (WAR) 169

 

 4 Aether Gust (M20) 42

4 Mystical Dispute (ELD) 58

2 Negate (M20) 69

4 Scorching Dragonfire (ELD) 139

1 Fry (M20) 140

 

 

Matias Leveratto

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30-27 Professional Record
Winner of Mythic Championship 3
Newer player on the pro scene but has years of Magic experience playing in one of the most respected regions of top level play.

Temur Reclamation:

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4 Wilderness Reclamation (RNA) 149

2 Fabled Passage (ELD) 244

4 Expansion // Explosion (GRN) 224

2 Island (THB) 280

4 Growth Spiral (RNA) 178

4 Brazen Borrower (ELD) 39

3 Omen of the Sea (THB) 58

1 Gadwick, the Wizened (ELD) 48

1 Temple of Abandon (THB) 244

4 Steam Vents (GRN) 257

4 Stomping Ground (RNA) 259

3 Temple of Epiphany (M20) 253

2 Temple of Mystery (M20) 255

4 Breeding Pool (RNA) 246

1 Forest (THB) 286

2 Castle Vantress (ELD) 242

2 Mountain (THB) 284

3 Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath (THB) 229

3 Thassa's Intervention (THB) 72

4 Storm's Wrath (THB) 157

2 Opt (ELD) 59

1 Niv-Mizzet, Parun (GRN) 192

 

 3 Aether Gust (M20) 42

2 Negate (M20) 69

2 Fry (M20) 140

3 Mystical Dispute (ELD) 58

3 Scorching Dragonfire (ELD) 139

2 Shifting Ceratops (M20) 194

 

Eli Loveman

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44-47 Professional Record
Mythic Championship 2 Winner
Experienced success on the SCG and GP circuits

Mono-Red Aggro:

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4 Embercleave (ELD) 120

17 Mountain (THB) 284

4 Castle Embereth (ELD) 239

4 Runaway Steam-Kin (GRN) 115

4 Anax, Hardened in the Forge (THB) 125

4 Fervent Champion (ELD) 124

4 Scorch Spitter (M20) 159

4 Bonecrusher Giant (ELD) 115

3 Light Up the Stage (RNA) 107

3 Torbran, Thane of Red Fell (ELD) 147

4 Robber of the Rich (ELD) 138

1 Tin Street Dodger (RNA) 120

3 Shock (M20) 160

1 Infuriate (THB) 141

 

 3 Lava Coil (GRN) 108

1 Light Up the Stage (RNA) 107

3 Experimental Frenzy (GRN) 99

3 Redcap Melee (ELD) 135

3 Unchained Berserker (M20) 164

1 Sorcerous Spyglass (ELD) 233

1 The Akroan War (THB) 124

 

That covers all 16 players for MTG World Championships XXVI! We are so excited to root on our favorite players and favorite story lines here at the warehouse at Inked Gaming. If this is your first World Championship, welcome to some of the best Magic you'll ever see. This is the stage where legends are born, lifelong dreams are achieved, and the love of competitive Magic is shared across the world. We'll hope that you join us in watching coverage all this weekend here.

See you on ladder!

Mitch Gross

Inked Gaming