MKM Series Frankfurt 2017 Coverage

Event Coverage of the MKM Series Hamburg

Legacy Coverage

Modern Coverage

Standard Coverage

Vintage Coverage

The MKM Series Hamburg 2017 is happening this weekend!

Check out articles and features of our coverage on the pages linked below. Some links might not be working at the moment because the information isn't available yet. As the action unfolds, we will keep adding metagame breakdowns, quick questions, Top 8 profiles and decklists, feature match reports, and much more!

Video Feature Match: Final – Dennis Zens vs. Marius Bender

Dennis Zens had reached the Top 8 in our Modern main event just one day earlier already, but he came back hungry for more - an impressive feat given the size of both events. Yesterday his path ended in the quarterfinals. Today he was doing even better, but a number of...

Video Feature Match: Semifinal – Dennis Zens vs. Pascal Richter

Would Dennis Zens be able to Sneak and Show his way past Pascal Richter's Leovold deck, or would the Emissary of Trest prove more powerful than Griselbrand and Emrakul? Only one of those players would make it to the Final match of the weekend at MKMS Hamburg. Who...

Final: Marius Bender vs. Dennis Zens

"You're on Canadian Threshold, right?" asked {Show and Tell} player Dennis Zens his final opponent at the end of this long and exhausting weekend full of Magic. "I love that deck! I played it a lot back in the day." "You should play it still," replied Marius Bender....

Semifinal: Oscar Basart vs. Marius Bender

As they were shuffling up, both players said that they had no idea what the other was playing. A crucial part, considering the matchup was Eldrazi versus Canadian. Game 1 Bender started with just a {Flooded Strand}, while Basart had a 2/2 {Endloss One} which was met...

Quarterfinal: Dennis Zens vs. Karsten Tuitjer

Apologies to Karsten Tuitjer, but the main reason we took an interest in this particular quarterfinal match was Dennis Zens. This was the third Top 8 for Zens at the MKM Series this year; his second had only come one day before at the largest event of the weekend in...

Vendor Feature: Stefan Urban

A short time ago Stefan Urban and Pascal Wagner formed the new vendor team FKTRD. They have been selling cards in record numbers on MKM recently, and they joined us here in Hamburg with large amounts of both Old School cards (Alpha/Beta/Unlimited and more) and...

Checking in with the Power 8 Hopefuls

As you might have heard there was this new thing introduced for the MKM Series this year: At the end of the year, the eight most succesful players of 2017's five stops get awarded an MKMS Power 8 membership and are rewarded with up to 300 Euros in MKM credit whenever...

Quick Question: Ixalan in Legacy?

Ixalan wasn't a factor at MKM Series Hamburg 2017, as the set wasn't even released yet. But it was of course one of the most discussed topics among players. We asked a number of notable players whether they had seen any cards in the upcoming expansion which might have...

Previously at the MKM Series: Legacy in Prague

On the eve of MKM Series Hamburg, it was time for us to once again take a step back and review what happened so far … Just seven weeks ago, players from all over Europe gathered in Prague for the third stop of the MKM Series in 2017, including 295 Legacy lovers. Deck...

Modern Coverage of the MKM Series Hamburg 2017

Video Feature Match: Final – Jonas Nieke vs. Karl Oscar Persson

On his way to the final Karl Oscar Persson had defeated both a Jund and an Esper variant of Death Shadow, the later of which he was piloting himself as well. On the other side of the bracket Jonas Nieke had dispatched the other important part of the metagame - the big...

Vendor Feature: Stefan Urban

A short time ago Stefan Urban and Pascal Wagner formed the new vendor team FKTRD. They have been selling cards in record numbers on MKM recently, and they joined us here in Hamburg with large amounts of both Old School cards (Alpha/Beta/Unlimited and more) and...

Semifinal: Jonas Nieke vs. Lukas Bühlbecker

"I don't mind either way. I'm just happy to be here," said Lukas Bühlbecker, who was playing in his first big tournament this weekend and had already secured several hundred Euros in MKM credit with his Top 4 finish. What got Bühlbecker so far was a red-green...

Quarterfinal: Nicklas Krull vs. Michel Kohn

As Krull came in at first place, he wisely chose to play first, hoping that the prowess he displayed in the Swiss rounds would carry on here. His Kiki-Chord deck granted him a stellar 8-0-1 record. Game 1 Things went according to plan when Krull immediately kept his...

Quick Question: Ixalan in Modern?

Ixalan wasn't a factor at MKM Series Hamburg 2017, as the set wasn't even released yet. But it was of course one of the most discussed topics among players. We asked a number of notable players whether they had seen any cards in the upcoming expansion which might have...

Video Interview: Modern Deck Tech with Niklas Holtmann

Niklas Holtmann is a regular at the MKM Series. He made Top8 in one of our largest Legacy events in Frankfurt last year, but today he was happy to talk about Modern because he is planning to bring a really fun deck to tomorrow's Modern main event here in Hamburg....

Previously at the MKM Series: Modern in Prague

On the eve of MKM Series Hamburg, it was time for us to once again take a step back and review what happened so far … Just seven weeks ago, players from all over Europe gathered in Prague for the third stop of the MKM Series in 2017, including 296 masters of Modern....

Standard Coverage of the MKM Series Hamburg 2017

Video Interview: Standard Deck Tech with Arne Huschenbeth

Arne Huschenbeth had made it to the final of the Standard main event in Frankfurt and suddenly found himself in a reasonable position to claim one of our coveted Power 8 spots at the end of the year. To do so, he would have to keep chaining good results though. With a...

Quick Question: Ixalan in Standard?

Ixalan wasn't a factor at MKM Series Hamburg 2017, as the set wasn't even released yet. But it was of course one of the most discussed topics among players. We asked a number of notable players which cards from the upcoming expansion they expected to be big factors in...

Previously at the MKM Series: Standard in Prague

On the eve of MKM Series Hamburg, it was time for us to once again take a step back and review what happened so far … Just seven weeks ago, players from all over Europe gathered in Prague for the third stop of the MKM Series in 2017, including 76 stars of Standard....

Vintage Coverage of the MKM Series Hamburg 2017

Vendor Feature: Stefan Urban

A short time ago Stefan Urban and Pascal Wagner formed the new vendor team FKTRD. They have been selling cards in record numbers on MKM recently, and they joined us here in Hamburg with large amounts of both Old School cards (Alpha/Beta/Unlimited and more) and...

Final: Julian Knab vs. Tom De Decker

In the early morning hours on Saturday, it finally came to the battle to end all battles. After six rounds plus quarter- and semifinals, the original field of 34 players had been whittled down to just two players fighting for the trophy and the title, for the prizes...

Video Interview: Modern Deck Tech with Niklas Holtmann

Niklas Holtmann is a regular at the MKM Series. He made Top8 in one of our largest Legacy events in Frankfurt last year, but today he was happy to talk about Modern because he is planning to bring a really fun deck to tomorrow's Modern main event here in Hamburg....

Quick Question: Ixalan in Vintage?

Ixalan wasn't a factor at MKM Series Hamburg 2017, as the set wasn't even released yet. But it was of course one of the most discussed topics among players. We asked a number of notable players whether they had seen any cards in the upcoming expansion which might have...

Previously at the MKM Series: Vintage in Prague

On the eve of MKM Series Hamburg, it was time for us to once again take a step back and review what happened so far … Just seven weeks ago, players from all over Europe gathered in Prague for the third stop of the MKM Series in 2017, including 30 veterans of Vintage....