Announcing MTG Team Massdrop East/West
We’re proud to officially announce our sponsorship of pro Magic: The Gathering team, Massdrop East/West! The 12-man team, formerly known as East West Bowl has been tearing it up in tournament play. They had an extraordinary run at Pro Tour Oath of Gatewatch, in which three different players reached the Top 8 and one took home the crown—not to mention their impressive finishes at Pro Tour Shadows Over Innistrad and Pro Tour Eldritch Moon.
Building on that success, Massdrop East/West has high hopes for 2017—and plenty of firepower to back them up. For the new year, MTG is debuting a brand-new format called the Pro Tour Team Series. Seeing as some of the most compelling story lines in Pro Tour history have come from testing teams of friends, rivals, aspiring pros, and all-time greats, the decision makers at Wizards of the Coast created a format to facilitate those relationships. Starting with Pro Tour Aether Revolt (February 3 - 5), the Pro Tour Team Series will be underway, with over $50,000 up for grabs.
To prepare for the Team Series, Massdrop East/West will be testing and strategizing together as a collective. Entering the competition, they will be two teams: six members from Massdrop East and six members from Massdrop West—and they’re all here to talk about the upcoming competition! Check out the roster below to start following each player and learn more about their backgrounds.
Team Massdrop East:
Pascal Maynard (Captain) - https://www.massdrop.com/profile/PascalMaynard/
Jarvis Yu - https://www.massdrop.com/profile/JarvisYu/
Ricky Chin - https://www.massdrop.com/profile/RickyChin/
Timothy Wu - https://www.massdrop.com/profile/TimothyWu/
Eric Severson - https://www.massdrop.com/profile/EricSeverson
Jon Stern - https://www.massdrop.com/profile/JonStern/
Team Massdrop West:
Mark Jacobson (Captain) - https://www.massdrop.com/profile/MarkJacobson/
Paul Dean - https://www.massdrop.com/profile/PaulDean
Jiachen Tao - https://www.massdrop.com/profile/JiachenTao/
Ari Lax - https://www.massdrop.com/profile/AriLax/
Scott Lipp - https://www.massdrop.com/profile/ScottLipp/
Benjamin Weitz - https://www.massdrop.com/profile/BenjaminWeitz/