Stan Cifka in Vienna, 2017
|Born||9 November 1987|
|Residence||Český Krumlov, Czech Republic|
|Pro Tour debut||Pro Tour Prague 2006|
|Pro Tour wins (Top 8)||1 (2)|
|Grand Prix wins (Top 8)||0 (3)|
|Lifetime Pro Points||203|
|Current team||Free agent|
|Career prize money||$58,096|
|Jun 2015 – Nov 2015||Luminosity Gaming|
|Dec 2015–Jan 2017||Misfits|
|Jan 2017-present||Free agent|
Stanislav Cifka (born 9 November 1987) is a Czech chess, poker, Magic: the Gathering and Hearthstone player. A FIDE master. His eSports alias is simply StanCifka, a contraction or anglicization of his name.
He was formerly active in Magic: the Gathering before Hearthstone was released. He is best known for winning Pro Tour Return to Ravnica in 2012, one of the top-tier tournament of the game, he lost only one match.. He was given a special invitation by Wizards of the Coast playing in exhibition match in Pro Tour 25th Anniversary due to his achievement outside Magic. He was crowned winner of the event after beating Jason Chan (Amaz) in a "Hearthstone-Players-Finals".
In 2017, Cifka led the Czech National Team to a first place finish in the 2017 Hearthstone Global Games.
Cifka started playing the PC collectible card game Hearthstone when it was released. StanCifka was part of Luminosity Gaming for part of 2015. In October 2015 Cifka broke Thijs "ThijsNL" Molendijk's winning streak by winning the StarLadder finals. As of May 2018 he is ranked 1st by gosugamers.net, a site that ranks players worldwide.
Magic: The Gathering achievements
|2012–13||Grand Prix||San Jose||Team Limited||13–14 October 2012||4|
|2012–13||Pro Tour||Seattle||Modern and Booster Draft||19–21 October 2012||1|
|2012–13||Grand Prix||Sydney||Sealed and Booster Draft||19–20 January 2013||7|
|2013–14||World Magic Cup||Amsterdam||National team||2–4 August 2013||3|
|2013–14||Grand Prix||Vienna||Standard||30 November–1 December 2013||5|
|2013–14||Pro Tour||Atlanta||Block Constructed and Booster Draft||16–18 May 2013||7|
Last updated: 5 November 2014
Source: Event Coverage at Wizards.com
- "Pro Tour Journey into Nyx: Top 8 Profiles". Wizards of the Coast. 17 May 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
- "Lifetime Winnings Leaders". Wizards of the Coast. 2 October 2014. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
- "Lifetime Pro Tour Top 8s". Wizards of the Coast. 12 October 2014. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
- "Lifetime Grand Prix Top 8s". Wizards of the Coast. 6 October 2014. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
- e-Sports Earnings – StanCifka
- "Stanislav Cifka - FIDE Chess Profile". World Chess Federation. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
- "Stanislav Cifka turns to Magic, wins US $40,000". ChessVibes. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
- Mike, Rosenberg (28 June 2018). "Introducing the Silver Showcase". Magic: The Gathering. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
- Ray, Walkinshaw (5 August 2018). "SILVER SHOWCASE FINALS". Magic: The Gathering. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
- Kolev, Radoslav "Nydra" (12 November 2014). "MtG champion Stanislav Cifka says Hearthstone is more exciting and complex and less RNG than Magic". Gosu Gamers. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
- Leslie, Callum (12 November 2015). "Luminosity signs Darkwonyx as StanCifka and Ignite depart". The Daily Dot. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
- Callum, Leslie (19 October 2015). "Thijs' winning streak ends as Cifka takes StarLadder title". Retrieved 26 October 2015.
- "Rankings". Retrieved 6 May 2018.
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