With Day 2 in the books, the Top 8 of Mythic Championship VII is set.

Don’t miss our coverage of Day 1 of Mythic Championship VII.

Tomorrow’s Top 8 bracket will feature six members of the Magic Pro League: Piotr Glogowski, Andrea Mengucci, Brad Nelson, Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa, Javier Dominguez, and Seth Manfield. They will be joined by Chris Kvartek, who locked his place in the Magic Pro League’s 2020 season, as well as Miguel da Cruz Simões, whose finish will qualify him for the 2020 Magic Rivals League.

The Mythic Championship VII Top 8.

The Top 8’s Standard metagame is fairly representative of the overall field from Day 1, with three Simic Flash decks, two Jund Sacrifice, one Simic Ramp, one Golgari Adventure, and one Jeskai Fires deck. Manfield convinced his teammates Nelson and Dominguez to play his Simic Flash brew, which had particularly good matchup against Jeskai Fires—the most popular deck at Mythic Championship VII, making up nearly 20% of the Day 1 field—and all three piloted the deck to the Top 8.

A Stacked Top 8

The Top 8 of Mythic Championship VII is packed with many of the best Magic players in the world. In fact, this Top 8 is made up of players that have 28 previous Pro Tour/Mythic Championship Top 8s!

Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa

Magic Hall of Famer Damo da Rosa is responsible for 14—half!—of those 28 previous PT/MC Top 8s. Mythic Championship VII is his 15th, which is second-most all time behind Jon Finkel’s 17 Top 8s, and his second Mythic Championship Top 8 in a row after losing to Ondrej Strasky in the finals of Mythic Championship VI last month. Damo da Rosa emerged victorious in two of those Pro Tours, winning PT San Juan in 2010 and PT Hour of Devastation in 2017.

Seth Manfield

This is Manfield’s fifth PT/MC Top 8. He was elected to the Magic Hall of Fame in 2018 after four previous Top 8s at PT Fate Reforged (2015), PT Shadows Over Innistrad (2016), PT Hour of Devastation (2017), and PT Ixalan (2017), the last of which he won. Manfield also won the 2015 Magic World Championship.

Andrea Mengucci

Mythic Championship VII is Mengucci’s fourth PT/MC Top 8 after PT Journey into Nyx (2014), PT Shaddows Over Innistrad (2016)—where he placed second—and PT Rivals of Ixalan (2018). He won the Mythic Invitational in March and Top 4’d the last four Magic World Cups with Team Italy, winning the 2015 Magic World Cup.

Brad Nelson

Nelson is in his fourth PT/MC Top 8, with his previous three coming at PT San Juan (2010), PT Amsterdam (2010), and PT Shadows Over Innistrad (2016). He was the 2010 Player of the Year and is widely regarded as one of the best Standard players in the world.

Javier Dominguez

This is Dominguez’s third PT/MC Top 8 after PT Rivals of Ixalan (2018) and Mythic Championship V (2019). He is the reigning 2018 World Champion and came in second at the 2017 World Championships.

Piotr Glogowski

Mythic Championship VII is Glogowski’s second PT/MC Top 8, having Top 8’d PT Ixalan (2017), and placed second at the Mythic Invitational in March.

Chris Kvartek

Kvartek burst on to the professional Magic scene in 2019. He attended six of the seven Mythic Championships this year and Top 8’d Mythic Championship II, Top 16’d Mythic Championship VI, and now Top 8’d Mythic Championship VII. He qualified for both Mythic Championship V and VII the hard way through making the Top 16 at the Mythic Qualifier Weekends. His 2019 performance has earned him a spot in the 2020 Magic Pro League alongside the six other MPL members in the Mythic Championship VII Top 8.

Miguel da Cruz Simões

This is da Cruz Simões’s first PT/MC Top 8. He qualified for Mythic Championship V in October by making the Top 16 of the Mythic Championship Qualifier Weekend but failed to record a win, then qualified for Mythic Championship VII by again making the Top 16 of the Mythic Championship Qualifier Weekend. His Top 8 at Mythic Championship VII puts him in the Top 8 Arena Challengers for 2019, qualifying him for the 2020 Magic Rivals League.

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