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Magic World Championship just over this past weekend. For the two consecutive years, a Japanese claimed the title of world champion. However, they were not able to retain the title for team competition as they lost to team Netherlands in the final.
Many things happened during Worlds including the return of Kai Budde, two players disqualified in a same match, and a 3-hours quarterfinal match between Gabriel Nassif and Tiago Chan.
Makihito Mihara claimed this year’s world champion title by piloting a Dragonstorm deck. We can now expect the price for the key-cards of this deck such as Dragonstorm and Borgadan Hellkite to skyrocket. Other cards that were included in the decks that reached top 8 (Urzalands, Proclamation of Rebirth, Teferi) can also be expected to increase in price. Better search for your copies while you still can. (Top 8 decklist can be found here.)
The Nassif-Chan match is interesting (or boring, depending on your view). The Martyr-Rebirth powered by Urzatrons netted Nassif shitloads of life. Chan can actually deals damage that would be enough to kill any other decks each turns. However, with Nassif’s life at hundreds (and gaining more each turn), 20 damage (or 25, or 30) per turn is nothing.
Worlds is over. The new season will start soon. The next biggest tournament in Malaysia will be on 17th December at Mid Valley. We can expect that there will be tons of Dragonstorms, Urzatrons, and Boros there. Either you play them, or meta against them.