April 17th Standard Master Top8 Interviews

Written by Jinete_dV on April 18, 2016


Incontroll
Name, Age, Nationality:
Bugra, 21, Turkish/German
 
What deck did you play?
Bant Company aka Flip it like it's hot
 
What do you feel is your worst match up? How’d you do against it in the swiss?
Best deck in the format
 
How’d you prepare for the master?
CTRL+C, Ctrl+V
 
In hindsight are there any changes that you would've made to your list, or what deck would you have rather have played?
Awesome deck, no changes
 
What was your best card main deck? What what your best sideboard card? Worst main deck card? Worst sideboard card?
Everything was good, Dragonslayer and Clip Wings were meh
 
Shoutouts to anyone/anything?
The Magic community in Braunschweig!



Bluejay216
Name, Age, Nationality:
Bluejay216, 13, American

What deck did you play?
I played Esper Dragons.
 
What do you feel is your worst match up? How’d you do against it in the swiss?
I think my worst match up is mono red. I played against it once in the swiss and that was round one. I got 2-1 because he came out of the gates so fast and then had 3 exquisite firecraft, so not much i could do there.

How’d you prepare for the master?
I play tested all week to prepare. I wanted to make sure that i could beat the Bant Company deck and that was the main deck I was worried about. I figured that if I could beat Bant Company and Humans that I would be set.

In hindsight are there any changes that you would've made to your list, or what deck would you have rather have played?
I wouldn't make any changes to my list. I feel that it was setup pretty good. I probably wouldn't play another deck because I feel my deck can beat or at least compete with every other deck in the format.

What was your best card main deck? What what your best sideboard card? Worst main deck card? Worst sideboard card?
My best card in the main deck was Jace, Vryn's Prodigy, and my worst main deck card was probably Anguished Unmaking. My best sideboard card was Kalitas, and my worst sideboard card was Dark Petition.

Shoutouts to anyone/anything?
Nope.

Suggestions for improving the overall Magic-League experience?
The only thing i would like to see is maybe Twitch streaming. Whether the players themselves do it or you guys could find a way to have mods or someone like that do it. Everything else is good though.



Pascal3000
Name, Age, Nationality:
Pascal, 24, German
 
What deck did you play?
Bant Company
 
What do you feel is your worst match up? How’d you do against it in the swiss?
Deck feels pretty unbeatable. Not drawing Collected Company vs Attrition based Decks like UR Goggles and BW Control can be rough though... Lost to UR Goggles in the swiss by doing just that.
 
How’d you prepare for the master?
Won a PPTQ with an almost identical list the day prior.
 
In hindsight are there any changes that you would've made to your list, or what deck would you have rather have played?
With how many Mirrors and how few Thought-Knot Seer/Kalitas decks there were today, i would've prefered the stock Dromoka's Commands over the Declaration in Stone.  Other than that the list felt great.
 
What was your best card main deck? What what your best sideboard card? Worst main deck card? Worst sideboard card?
Best maindeck card: Collected Company
Best sideboard card: Dispel
Worst maindeck card:  Jace, Vryn's Prodigy
Worst sideboard card: Declaration in Stone

 
Shoutouts to anyone/anything?
Shoutout to the magic team Hannover.
 
Suggestions for improving the overall Magic-League experience?
More Alphabet Magic ;)



long-jumper
Name, Age, Nationality:
Paolo Morseletto, 16 from Italy
    
What deck did you play?
Bant company
    
What do you feel is your worst match up? How’d you do against it in the swiss?
I think the only bad matchup of this deck is the mirrormatch :P and I never plaied against a Bant CoCo in Swiss
    
How’d you prepare for the master?
Netdecking random standard decks
    
In hindsight are there any changes that you would've made to your list, or what deck would you have rather have played?
No, it's good
    
What was your best card main deck? What what your best sideboard card? Worst main deck card? Worst sideboard card?
Best main Reflector Mage; best side Negate; worst main Hidden Dragonslayer; worst side same

Suggestions for improving the overall Magic-League experience?
easier judge tests! :P



WTF
Name, Age, Nationality:
Nikita Scherbakov, 19, Belarus

What deck did you play?
RG ramp
 

What do you feel is your worst match up? How’d you do against it in the swiss?
I don't worst match up.

How’d you prepare for the master?
One game before Master

In hindsight are there any changes that you would've made to your list, or what deck would you have rather have played?
Change Arlinn Kord from sideboard with a different card.

What was your best card main deck? What what your best sideboard card? Worst main deck card? Worst sideboard card?
best cards: main - World Breaker, side - Ulamog; worst side - Arlinn Kord

Suggestions for improving the overall Magic-League experience?
All is good, have fun.



ByeByeWorld21
Name, Age, Nationality:
Vincent Daniels, 18 , American   

What deck did you play?
Bant company   

What do you feel is your worst match up? How’d you do against it in the swiss?
Mono red, barely won, Hidden Dragonslayer carried the game for sure.

How’d you prepare for the master?
I didn't, I should have, just uploaded a version I liked and played that.

In hindsight are there any changes that you would've made to your list, or what deck would you have rather have played?
A mass boardwipe, probably Planar Outburst.

What was your best card main deck? What what your best sideboard card? Worst main deck card? Worst sideboard card?
Basic white bordered island

Shoutouts to anyone/anything?
Shoutout to The Game Academy, My home skilly biscuit justin and Semi home skilly biscuit Jason

Suggestions for improving the overall Magic-League experience?
I just need to draw better cards.



TacoFarmer
Name, Age, Nationality:
Casey Miller, 16, USA
 
What deck did you play?
Bant Company. I was between that and Jeskai Madness, but since this is my IRL deck I figured I could get some reps in.
 
What do you feel is your worst match up? How’d you do against it in the swiss?
Bant Company has bad matchups? I guess I lost to mono red so maybe that.
 
How’d you prepare for the master?
Begged ML to hold more standard minis, then settled for cube.
 
In hindsight are there any changes that you would've made to your list, or what deck would you have rather have played?
 More Void Grafters, that card is gas.
 
What was your best card main deck? What what your best sideboard card? Worst main deck card? Worst sideboard card?
 Best MD: Reflector Mage is still a broken card
 Best SB: I haven't had any less than 3 Negates in my blue sideboards forever for a good reason.
 Worst MD: The lands that always come in tapped.
 Worst SB: Dragonlord Dromoka hasn't had a place to come in yet.

 
Shoutouts to anyone/anything?
CollectorMania for being a great store
 
Suggestions for improving the overall Magic-League experience?
More obscure formats, like build your own standard.



Duodax
Name, Age, Nationality:
Ilja Tchernomazov, 25, German
 
What deck did you play?
Grixis Dwellers
 
What do you feel is your worst match up? How’d you do against it in the swiss?
Secure the Wastes+Westvale Abbey deck but faced none
 
How’d you prepare for the master?
Just played the deck often
 
In hindsight are there any changes that you would've made to your list, or what deck would you have rather have played?
No, the list is fine.

What was your best card main deck? What what your best sideboard card? Worst main deck card? Worst sideboard card?
Best Maindeck: Goblin Dark-Dwellers Best Side: Stratus Dancer Worst Main: Read the Bones Worst Side: Transgress the mind
 
Shoutouts to anyone/anything?
 I <3 DSD-Steve!
 
Suggestions for improving the overall Magic-League experience?
More DRAFTS!

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