Stanislav Cifka

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Stanislav Cifka
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Stan Cifka in Vienna, 2017
Born (1987-11-09) 9 November 1987 (age 31)
ResidenceČeský Krumlov, Czech Republic[1]
NationalityCzech
Pro Tour debutPro Tour Prague 2006
WinningsUS$126,450[2]
Pro Tour wins (Top 8)1 (2)[3]
Grand Prix wins (Top 8)0 (3)[4]
Lifetime Pro Points203
StanCifka
Stanislav Cifka
StatusActive
HometownČeský Krumlov
NationalityCzech
Current teamFree agent
GamesHearthstone
Career prize money$58,096[5]
Professional career
Jun 2015 – Nov 2015Luminosity Gaming
Dec 2015–Jan 2017Misfits
Jan 2017-presentFree agent

Stanislav Cifka (born 9 November 1987) is a Czech chess, poker, Magic: the Gathering and Hearthstone player. A FIDE master.[6] 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.[7]. 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[8]. He was crowned winner of the event after beating Jason Chan (Amaz) in a "Hearthstone-Players-Finals".[9]

In 2017, Cifka led the Czech National Team to a first place finish in the 2017 Hearthstone Global Games.[10]

Cifka started playing the PC collectible card game Hearthstone when it was released.[11] StanCifka was part of Luminosity Gaming for part of 2015.[12] In October 2015 Cifka broke Thijs "ThijsNL" Molendijk's winning streak by winning the StarLadder finals.[13] As of May 2018 he is ranked 1st by gosugamers.net, a site that ranks players worldwide.[14]

Magic: The Gathering achievements[edit]

 Season   Event type   Location  Format Date  Rank 
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pro Tour Journey into Nyx: Top 8 Profiles". Wizards of the Coast. 17 May 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Lifetime Winnings Leaders". Wizards of the Coast. 2 October 2014. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Lifetime Pro Tour Top 8s". Wizards of the Coast. 12 October 2014. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Lifetime Grand Prix Top 8s". Wizards of the Coast. 6 October 2014. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  5. ^ e-Sports Earnings – StanCifka
  6. ^ "Stanislav Cifka - FIDE Chess Profile". World Chess Federation. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  7. ^ "Stanislav Cifka turns to Magic, wins US $40,000". ChessVibes. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  8. ^ Mike, Rosenberg (28 June 2018). "Introducing the Silver Showcase". Magic: The Gathering. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  9. ^ Ray, Walkinshaw (5 August 2018). "SILVER SHOWCASE FINALS". Magic: The Gathering. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  10. ^ http://liquipedia.net/hearthstone/StanCifka
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ Leslie, Callum (12 November 2015). "Luminosity signs Darkwonyx as StanCifka and Ignite depart". The Daily Dot. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  13. ^ Callum, Leslie (19 October 2015). "Thijs' winning streak ends as Cifka takes StarLadder title". Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  14. ^ "Rankings". Retrieved 6 May 2018.
Preceded by
Martin Jůza
Magic Czech National Champion
2013–2014
Succeeded by
Ondrej Stráský