This morning, Wizards of the Coast revealed the Top 8 ranked Mythic Constructed players from MTG Arena’s February season: Thiago Saporito, Zachary Kiihne, Taiju Sugiyama, Teruya Kakumae, Lewk Faley, Edoardo Annunziata, Ondrej Strasky, and Beatriz Grancha. By finishing in the Top 8, those players have been invited to the Mythic Invitational at PAX East on March 28-31.

The Top 8 Mythic Constructed players range from known Magic pros and relative unknowns. Three of the eight are very successful pro players: Thiago “bolov0” Saporito, a Brazilian player with three Mythic Championship Top 8s; Teruya “witch” Kakumae, a Japanese player that won the 2016-2017 Mythic Championship Team Series with Team Musashi, along with multiple Grand Prix wins; and Ondrej “Honey” Strasky, a Czech pro with two Mythic Championship Top 8s.

Another three are lesser-known players: Lewk “lewk” Faley, a member of Nerd Rage Gaming; Zachary “zkiihne” Kiihne, who has two Grand Prix Top 8s; and Beatriz “AliaDeschain” Grancha, a Spanish player and podcast host. Finally, two players in the Top 8 are completely new to the professional Magic scene: Edoardo “quicksort” Annunziata, and Italian player who has never played a Grand Prix or PTQ; and Taiju “adver” Sugiyama, a Japanese player, both of whom will be making their debuts in the premiere levels of competitive Magic.

The Mythic Invitational

The Mythic Invitational will feature 64 players competing for a $1 million prize pool. The Top 8 Mythic Constructed players will be joined by 31 of the 32 members of the Magic Pro League (Rei Sato was was uninvited after being disqualified at Grand Prix Prague in January of this year for opportunistically cheating) and 25 special invitees, ranging from Pro Tour winners Andrew Elenbogen and Wyatt Darby, to fan favorites Luis Scott-Vargas and Caleb Durward.

The winner of the Mythic Invitational will take home $250,000. To do so, they must win three separate double-elimination brackets over the course four days while playing a new constructed format, Duo Standard, in which players bring two 60-card decks and can switch between them during a single match.

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