Courtesy of Hareruya MTG (and translated by us for English speaking audiences), we are pleased to present to you the results of the recent 2016 Asian Vintage Champs, hosted by TokyoMTG. Players were qualified by regional qualifying tournaments, and any Magic Hall of Famers and previous Vintage Championship winners were invited to attend as well (a full list of participants can be found here). 22 players played 5 rounds of Swiss, with a cut to Top 8 playoff.
Top 8 Playoff Bracket
After the Swiss rounds the field was winnowed to this playoff bracket:
1 Pascal Wagner (Doomsday) vs. 8 Akira Iino (Forgemaster Workshops) – Akira Iino wins 2-0
4 Zenkyou Uesugi (4C Mentor Gush) vs. 5 Shuhei Nakamura (Salvagers Oath) – Shuhei Nakamura wins 2-0
2 Shota Yasooka (OmniOath) vs. 7 Hiromichi Ito (Ravager Aggro Workshops) – Hiromichi Ito wins 2-1
3 Susuma Morita (BUG) vs. 6 Stephen Menendian (PyroMentor Gush) – Stephen Menendian wins 2-0
One interesting thing of note in this bracket is that in the Top 8 Semifinals all four of the lower seeds won (presumably on the draw).
5 Shuhei Nakamura (Salvagers Oath) vs. 8 Akira Iino (Forgemaster Workshops) – Shuhei Nakamura wins 2-1
6 Stephen Menendian (PyroMentor Gush) vs. 7 Hiromichi Ito (Ravager Aggro Workshops) – Hiromichi Ito wins 2-1
5 Shuhei Nakamura (Salvagers Oath) vs. 7 Hiromichi Ito (Ravager Aggro Workshops) – Shuhei Nakamura wins 2-1
Top 8 Decklists, by final result
Salvagers Oath, by Shuhei Nakamura – 1st Place
Ravager Aggro Workshops, by Hiromichi Ito – 2nd Place
PyroMentor Gush, by Stephen Menendian – 3rd Place
Forgemaster Workshops, by Akiro Iino – 4th Place
Doomsday, by Pascal Wagner – 5th Place
OmniOath, by Shota Yasooka – 6th Place
BUG, by Susuma Morita – 7th Place
4C Mentor Gush, by Zenkyou Uesugi – 8th Place
Videos & Streaming
Here is the TokyoMTG stream, in Japanese, with announcers Kai Sawatari and NicoFromTokyo:
Here is the VSL rebroadcast, in English, with announcers Randy Buehler and Eric Froehlich:
Further links to coverage by Hareruya (in Japanese) can be found here. We’ll add YouTube video embeds to this post as they become available.