Piotr "Kanister" Głogowski entered Mythic Championship VII after earning a bye to Day Two through winning his MPL division during Eldraine Split. Putting in the reps all season on MTG Arena and proving his skill within the inaugural MPL season, he rattled off a record of 10-1 in games Saturday marching en route to his second career Finish. Despite his well-earned reputation for using emotes, his skill at Magic now gives Kanister an invitation to the MPL in 2020 and a second shot at a Mythic Championship trophy.
Seth Manfield is the player who made is called shot the deck of the tournament. Manfield is a Magic Hall of Fame member well-verse to the Sunday stage, but at Mythic Championship VII he’s outdone himself. Thanks to the Simic Flash deck his teammates credited him with, three players battled all the way into the 8 together. The Mythic Points from netting a Sunday appearance in Long Beach also qualifies Manfield for Magic World Championship XXVI, a dramatic moment that unfolded as Manfield was the only player to advance to the 8 on tiebreakers. And, of course, the former World Champion and will look to add another trophy to his mantle for streaming.
After winning the Mythic Invitational early in 2019, Andrea Mengucci was on the hunt for another Finish all season. Adding to his trio of 8s trailing back several years, returning for the Sunday stage in Long Beach puts the culinary-friendly competitor into a rarified tier of professional player: Four Mythic Championship 8s. With the 8 finish in Long Beach, the popular content creator locked in a qualification to Magic World Championship XXVI, and will now seek to add a second trophy to his collection this year.
Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa
This is Damo da Rosa’s second Mythic Championship 8 in a row after advancing to the finals of Mythic Championship VI in Richmond, Virginia. Of course, that comes as no surprise for Magic Hall of Fame player and legend Damo da Rosa who is literally in the conversation for best in the world: At least one competitor this weekend described him as the best player of all time. Two months ago Magic World Championship XXVI was not a consideration for the Braziian, but with this 8 appearance as his 15th career Finish Damo da Rosa will be in Hawaii for the World Championship.
Dominguez continues to dominate. He has the best win rate against his MPL peers of any player in the league, which makes perfect sense given the reigning World Champion has continued his absurd streak of events with another 8 this weekend. He’s been in the finals of each of the past two World Championships, and won Mythic Championship V in Long Beach two months ago. While he won that tournament with a Gruul Aggro deck, he picked up Manfield’s Simic Flash deck this weekend on his way to locking up his sixth career Finish. The real question is if anyone can actually s him now.
The classic underdog run continues ahead full steam. Kvartek exploded onto the professional Magic scene this year with a 8 at Mythic Championship II in London before qualifying for Mythic Championship V via the qualifier on MTG Arena. His strong performances in both table Magic and on MTG Arena landed him in the upcoming Magic World Championship XXVI after he qualified for Mythic Championship VII this weekend through a second qualifier on MTG Arena. He cruised into Day Two from a 5-1 Friday, but started Saturday 1-2 before rebounding on his way to a win-and-in against Hall of Fame member and MPL Player William "Huey" Jensen. Kvartek entered the tournament with the best Arena win percentage in the field, and looks to add more to his quickly growing list of accomplishments through a Sunday victory.
Miguel da Cruz Simões
Only two Challengers made it to the 8 this weekend, and it’s the only two Challengers here who have qualified twice through MTG Arena. Miguel da Cruz Simões quietly turned in a strong season and entered the weekend with the goal of qualifying for the Rivals League—and may leave with so much more if he wins it all in Long Beach on Sunday.
The Standard master was once again was ahead of the Standard metagame, this time thanks to a sweet Simic Flash brew credited to fellow 8 competitor Seth Manfield. Nelson already has a finals appearance at a Mythic Championship this year—he was the finalist to Matias Leveratto at Mythic Championship III—and has a shot to improve on that finish Sunday. In addition to this tournament and the $100,000 first-place prize, Nelson also has a shot at qualifying for Magic World Championship XXVI either by winning it all (Of course!) or by finishing ahead of Piotr Głogowski should Manfield, Mengucci, or Damo da Rosa win.