April 26-28, 2019
Excel London
London, UK

Alexandre Habert is your Grand Prix London Champion!

While most eyes were on Mythic Championship II this weekend, there was the big open tournament of Grand Prix London taking place right next to it.  Alexandre Habert took that down, beating Daan Pruijt 2-1 in an up-and-down final.  In the first game Habert looked to be going into wombo-combo mode with Finale of Promise and Ral, Storm Conduit.  It ended up not being as impressive as it first appeared, but drew Habert enough cards to just win the race versus Pruijt's green-blue fatties.  In the second game Pruijt had his revenge with a little bit of proliferating beasties.  Unfortunately, the third game saw Pruijt stumble on mana, and while he recovered quickly, he was never able to turn the game around.  Habert used Teferi's Time Twist to reset a Spark Double and turn it into a flier to sneak through lethal damage and take the trophy.

Given the presence of the Mythic Championship on the same weekend, the rest of the Top 8 was fairly low-key, although top streamer Jason Chan (Amaz) continued to show he was no slouch with physical versions of Magic cards either with a second Grand Prix Top 8.

The Grand Prix used an unusual Flight system consisting of four separate Flights feeding players into the "Day 2" on Sunday.  In all we had 2612 players eager to give the new War of the Spark set an early look.  Not only did they find a lot of planeswalkers, they also found a lot of bombs.  There are a lot of powerful cards in this set!

 

Bracket

Quarterfinals
8
Anthony Zupnik
4
Emil Castro Christiansen
3
Daan Pruijt
6
Johan Prinzell
7
Jason Chan
5
David Brucker
1
Alexandre Habert
2
Tristan Lebon
Semifinals
2-0
Emil Castro Christiansen
2-0
Daan Pruijt
2-1
David Brucker
2-1
Alexandre Habert
Finals
2-1
Daan Pruijt
2-0
Alexandre Habert
Champion
2-1
Alexandre Habert

Pairings

Pairings Results Standings
Final Standings
London - Sunday
14 14 14
13 13 13
12 12 12
11 11 11
10 10 10
9 9 9
8 8 8
Combined Flight Standings
London - Flight 4
7 7 7
6 6 6
5 5 5
4 4 4
3 3 3
2 2 2
1 1 1
London - Flight 3
7 7 7
6 6 6
5 5 5
4 4 4
3 3 3
2 2 2
1 1 1
London - Flight 2
7 7 7
6 6 6
5 5 5
4 4 4
3 3 3
2 2 2
1 1 1
London - Flight 1
7 7 7
6 6 6
5 5 5
4 4 4
3 3 3
2 2 2
1 1 1

Stories

Pairings

Pairings Results Standings
Final Standings
London - Sunday
14 14 14
13 13 13
12 12 12
11 11 11
10 10 10
9 9 9
8 8 8
Combined Flight Standings
London - Flight 4
7 7 7
6 6 6
5 5 5
4 4 4
3 3 3
2 2 2
1 1 1
London - Flight 3
7 7 7
6 6 6
5 5 5
4 4 4
3 3 3
2 2 2
1 1 1
London - Flight 2
7 7 7
6 6 6
5 5 5
4 4 4
3 3 3
2 2 2
1 1 1
London - Flight 1
7 7 7
6 6 6
5 5 5
4 4 4
3 3 3
2 2 2
1 1 1