April 12-14, 2019
Pavilhão Amarelo Expo Center Norte
São Paulo, Brazil

Marlos Batista Ferreira is your Grand Prix São Paulo champion!

On Saturday morning, 1,397 players from all over the world entered the main event to take their shot at a winner's trophy and a piece of the $35,000 prize pool in the Modern format. 

Modern’s diversity shone through all weekend, with a varied metagame overall. The Top 8 featured two Izzet Phoenix decks, two Humans decks, along with Burn, TitanShift, Bogles, and Tron. Humans in particular overperformed, as the 9th-place and 10th-place finishers were also on that deck.

Andrés Cifuentes reached the finals with Humans, but in the end, it was Marlos Batista Ferreira who emerged triumphant with Tron. In the final game, he locked it up by casting Karn Liberated, exiling Deputy of Detention, and getting back Ugin, the Spirit Dragon. The duo of colorless planeswalkers took it down. 

The Brazilian Magic community also showed how to put the gathering in Magic this weekend. The MagicFest hosted numerous awesome cosplayers, a marriage proposal hidden as an Ultimate Master box topper, and a recreation of the War of the Spark teaser structure, to name but a few of the standouts. 

We are looking forward to returning to São Paulo in November. Until then, congratulations again to Marlos Batista Ferreira, champion of Grand Prix São Paulo!

 

Bracket

Quarterfinals
1
Pedro Gonzalez
8
Sergio Ferry
4
Marlos Batista Ferreira
5
Leonardo Oliveira Graichen
3
Matheus Crusius
6
Henrique Heylmann
2
Javier Villouta
7
Andres Cifuentes
Semifinals
2-1
Sergio Ferry
2-1
Marlos Batista Ferreira
2-1
Matheus Crusius
2-1
Andres Cifuentes
Finals
2-1
Marlos Batista Ferreira
2-1
Andres Cifuentes
Champion
2-0
Marlos Batista Ferreira

Articles

Top 8 Profiles by Frank Karsten

Get to know the Top 8 players

Day 2 Metagame Breakdown by Frank Karsten

12.8% Izzet Phoenix

Day 2 Win Rates by Frank Karsten

Humans overperformed

Marriage Proposal by Frank Karsten

Best box topper ever

Pairings

Pairings Results Standings
15 15 15
14 14 14
13 13 13
12 12 12
11 11 11
10 10 10
9 9 9
8 8 8
7 7 7
6 6 6
5 5 5
4 4 4
3 3 3
2 2 2
1 1 1

Stories

Articles

Top 8 Profiles by Frank Karsten

Get to know the Top 8 players

Day 2 Metagame Breakdown by Frank Karsten

12.8% Izzet Phoenix

Day 2 Win Rates by Frank Karsten

Humans overperformed

Marriage Proposal by Frank Karsten

Best box topper ever

Pairings

Pairings Results Standings
15 15 15
14 14 14
13 13 13
12 12 12
11 11 11
10 10 10
9 9 9
8 8 8
7 7 7
6 6 6
5 5 5
4 4 4
3 3 3
2 2 2
1 1 1