Team Puzzle Quest
Reid Duke is popular, humble, hard working, charismatic, and successful. Or as Jon Finkel puts it, “Just say ‘successful,’ that’s all that matters.” Semantics aside, Reid has two Pro Tour Top 8s and nineteen Grand Prix Top 8s including five wins, and was the 2011 Magic Online Champion. Those top finishes online and in live events, alongside a reputation for sportsmanship, make Reid a role model for an entire generation of Magic players. Reid is the captain of Team Puzzle Quest.
Jon Finkel is one of the most decorated players in the history of professional Magic: The Gathering play. He is the lifetime leader in career earnings and Pro Tour Top 8s with 16, six more than second place. He has also won 3 Pro Tours, the 2000 US Nationals and World Championships, and the World Team championships in 1998 and 2000. Jon was a first ballot Hall of Famer, and holds the highest vote percentage of any inductee. He is the subject of a 2005 biography by David Kushner, entitled Jonnymagic and the Card Shark Kids. When not playing on the Pro Tour, Jon lives in New York City and works as Co-Chief Investment Officer for Landscape Capital Management.
Owen Turtenwald is the most dominant player in Magic today. In 2016 he was inducted into the Magic Hall of Fame in his first year on the ballot. In the 2015-2016 season Owen made two Pro Tour Top 8s and was Player of the Year, for the second time in his career. For his career, Owen has 4 Pro Tour Top 8s, 4 Grand Prix victories, a staggering 21 Grand Prix Top 8s, and a World Championship second place. He has also achieved Platinum Status for five consecutive years. A Wisconsin native, Owen currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Paul Rietzl is a current platinum-level player with a resume highlighted by four Pro Tour Top 8s including 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishes and over a quarter of a million dollars in cash prize winnings. A fan-favorite who produces consistent tournament results, Paul was enshrined in the Magic Pro Tour Hall of Fame in 2014. Paul resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife and their two cats.
Andrew Cuneo is a longtime mainstay in the competitive Magic scene. He is best know as the creator of the “Draw-Go” control strategy. His best finish on the Pro Tour came in 2000 when he made the finals of Pro Tour New York. He currently lives in Philadelphia, PA.
William ‘Huey’ Jensen is one of the few players who both has a long resume of accomplishments from over a decade of Pro Tour play and is also indisputably among the game’s elite players today. William has made the top 8 of five Pro Tours and twenty-one Grand Prix. As a member of Magic’s most feared and respected trio of competitive players (the Peach Garden Oath he formed alongside Owen Turtenwald and Reid Duke), William is a player to watch in this and any Pro Tour season. He Was inducted into the Magic Hall of Fame in 2013.
Team D3 Go
Hailing from San Francisco California, Ben Rubin has been playing professional Magic for more than half his life and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2009. Boasting 4 Pro Tour Top 8s, 2 Masters Series wins and 2 Grand Prix wins, he hopes that his return to the game in 2014 will prove successful. Away from Magic he works in Data Analysis, and studiesAlexander Technique and Zen. Ben is the Captain of Team D3Go.
Shahar Shenhar had one of the fastest rises to prominence of any player in the history of professional Magic. In the twenty-one years since the first Magic: The Gathering World Championship, he is the only person to have won the competition more than once. He won it back to back in 2013 and 2014, before he’d celebrated his 22 birthday. Originally hailing from Jerusalem, Shahar moved to the United States with his family in 2002. He now splits his time between Israel and Las Vegas, Nevada.
Brock Parker has spent his life playing games at the highest level. In addition to his two Grand Prix and one Pro Tour victory, Brock has won three bracelets at the World Series of Poker. He is the only person to have been a three-time champion at both Magic professional play and at the World Series of Poker. Brock, a Maryland native who spends time in Las Vegas, Nevada, is known by those who play poker or Magic at a professional level as one of the absolute toughest opponents around.
Matt Costa played his first Pro Tour in 2010 at the age of 17 and was playing in a Pro Tour Top 8 justtwo years later. With three other top 32 finishes at the Pro Tour and six Grand Prix top 8s including a win, Matt is off to an amazing start and hungry to reach the legendary status of his Pantheon peers. Matt hails from Eastham, Mass and graduated from Boston College in 2014.
Tom Martell is on the short list of players who have taken home a first-place trophy at a Pro Tour and at three or more Grand Prix. With another Pro Tour Top 8 and four total Pro Tour Top 16 finishes, Tom is both a champion and a repeated contender at the highest level. In his non-Magic career, Tom has an impressive resume as a lawyer, entrepreneur, and strategist who has worked in finance, technology, and now e-sports.
Jelger Wiegersma is a Dutch Hall of Famer and Pro Tour Winner. He has a total of 5 Pro Tour top 8s to go with his 15 Grand Prix top 8s, including 2 wins. Jelger very much prefers playing 40 card decks, with most of his recent success coming in Limited. When not playing Magic he likes to stay in shape, playing Basketball or Tennis or going running. He has enjoyed the beautiful beaches and the tropical climate of the Caribbean island of Curacao for the past 8 years while working in the eGaming industry.