UPDATE: We now have a dedicated page with updated results. Check it out!

In case you’ve missed it, StarCity Games ran an interesting look at the state of Magic Pro Tour Coverage this week, courtesy John Butler, a player and semi-retired lawyer with experience in the field. One of his major suggestions is that Wizards needs a way to rank the top players in the world and there is currently no system to do so. His suggestion, without much research, is to take the Pro Points from the past 24 months of Pro Tour events (including Worlds and Nationals), the past 24 months of Grand Prix winners, and the past 12 months of Grand Prix 2nd-64th place finishes.

We here at Hipsters of the Coast compiled this list. Without further ado, here are the top 100 Magic the Gathering Players in the world today:

Rank Last Name First Name Nationality Points
1 Watanabe Yuuya JPN 119
2 Utter-Leyton Josh USA 114
3 martell Tom USA 105
4 Kibler Brian M USA 88
5 Shenhar Shahar USA 87
6 Nakamura Shuuhei JPN 85
7 Finkel Jon USA 81
8 Ochoa David USA 81
9 Stark Ben USA 80
10 Yasooka Shouta JPN 79
11 Cifka Stanislav CZE 78
12 Duke Reid USA 78
13 Edel Willy BRA 76
14 Hayne Alexander CAN 73
15 Yukuhiro Ken JPN 73
16 Estratti Samuele ITA 72
17 Mihara Makihito JPN 72
18 Scott-Vargas Luis USA 72
19 Woods Conley USA 71
20 Froehlich Eric USA 71
21 Juza Martin CZE 70
22 Costa Matthew USA 69
23 Wescoe Craig USA 68
24 Damo da Rosa Paulo Vitor BRA 68
25 Black Samuel H USA 67
26 Rachid Denniz SWE 63
27 Turtenwald Owen USA 63
28 Thompson Gerry USA 60
29 Kuo Tzu-Ching TWN 59
30 Vidugiris Gaudenis USA 58
31 Levy Raphael FRA 56
32 Jaklovsky Lukas CZE 56
33 Prost Andrejs LVA 53
34 Holzinger Thomas AUT 53
35 Jordan Dan USA 53
36 Jurkovic Robert SVK 51
37 Larsson Joel SWE 49
38 Lax Ari M USA 49
39 Aintrazi Ali USA 48
40 Hampton Jesse USA 47
41 Nassif Gabriel FRA 47
42 Rietzl Paul USA 47
43 Cox Patrick USA 46
44 Floch Ivan SVK 45
45 Bland Richard ENG 44
46 Lee Shi Tian HKG 44
47 Sharfman David S USA 44
48 Calcano Christian USA 44
49 Majlaton Alex S USA 44
50 Nass Matthew USA 43
51 DeTora Melissa J USA 42
52 Portaro Alessandro ITA 41
53 Oberg Kenny SWE 41
54 Royde Daniel ENG 41
55 Pedrakowski Tomek POL 40
56 Nagai Mamoru JPN 39
57 Watsfeldt Elias SWE 39
58 Sjoblom Max FIN 38
59 Nordahl Andreas NOR 38
60 Nelson Brad J USA 38
61 Demars Brian m USA 37
62 Sajgalik Eduardo ENG 37
63 Stern Jon CAN 37
64 Huang Hao-Shan TWN 37
65 Neeman Jeremy AUS 36
66 Chew Kelvin SGP 36
67 Brendemühl Bernd DEU 36
68 Wilson Jacob A USA 35
69 Friedman Ben USA 35
70 Simonot Timothée FRA 34
71 Bjørnerud Sveinung NOR 34
72 Nakajima Chikara JPN 33
73 Mann Stephen USA 33
74 Anderson Marc CAN 33
75 Fabiano Gerard USA 33
76 Corvese Harry USA 33
77 Ochoa Dustin USA 32
78 Cuneo Andrew USA 32
79 Blohon Lucas CZE 32
80 Lemoine Vincent BEL 32
81 Wiegersma Jelger NLD 32
82 Hunt Matthias USA 32
83 Iyanaga Jun’ya JPN 31
84 Carvalho Pedro BRA 31
85 Ishida Ryuuichirou JPN 31
86 Chapin Patrick USA 31
87 Ganz Andreas CHE 28
88 Cho Joshua J USA 27
89 Dezani Jeremy FRA 27
90 Nagy Tamas HUN 27
91 Caplan David M CAN 26
92 Sutor Emanuel DEU 26
93 Nelson Brandon USA 26
94 Denno Sebastian CAN 26
95 Calvetto Marcello ITA 26
96 Tapia Becerra Felipe M CHL 25
97 Sperling Matt USA 25
98 Parker Brock USA 24
99 Pardee Samuel USA 24
100 Silva José Francisco BRA 24

This list may not be 100% accurate because it is built directly from Wizards results pages. There are a variety of name conflicts in the results (you should see how many different ways Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa shows up). However, we have done our very best to clean up all of these inconsistencies. In the case of ties, we have used cash earnings from these events as the tie-breaker. The top 100 was a clean cut using this method.

This weekend at GP Miami, #2 in the world Joshua Utter-Leyton will have a chance to take sole possession of the #1 overall spot in the world… if he shows up. Surely Watanabe can’t hold onto it for much longer, right?