Channelfireball’s own Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa finished 3rd at the World Championships happening in Chiba, Japan. The Pro Tour San Juan champion lost to Guillaume Matignon in the semifinals.
However, the Player of the Year race has not yet been decided. If Guillaume Matignon wins Worlds, he would tie Brad Nelson for first place in Player of the Year, setting up a grudge match at Pro Tour Paris next February. The 2010 Player of the Year would be decided by a best of three Standard match.
The live Top 8 can be found at the webcast with Rich Hagon and Brian David-Marshall.
Team Channelfireball has had at least one player in the top 8 of every Pro Tour this year (LSV and Kyle Boggemes in San Diego, the trifecta of PV, Brad Nelson, and Josh Utter-Leyton in San Juan, Brad again in Amsterdam, and now PV once again).