July 10th Standard Master Top8 Interviews

Written by TheRealPlaty on July 10, 2016


Selkie

Name, Age, Nationality:
Olivier, 25, mixed

What deck did you play?
GB midrange. I grabbed a channelfireball list ~3 minutes before the master started. Didn't test, didn't have any prep. Heck, I didn't even read the decklist, just went "sure, why not". I still don't know everything in the list...

What do you feel is your worst match up? How’d you do against it in the swiss?
Apparently ramp. I encountered it, and lost.

How’d you prepare for the master?
I didn't. I just grabbed a deck I never played before, and went for it.

In hindsight are there any changes that you would've made to your list, or what deck would you have rather have played?
It worked didn't it?

What was your best card main deck? What what your best sideboard card? Worst main deck card? Worst sideboard card?
Languish is probably tied for best along with swamp and forest.

Shoutouts to anyone/anything?
Judges everywhere

Suggestions for improving the overall Magic-League experience?
Nope


Strid3r

Name, Age, Nationality:
Strider, 25, Czech

What deck did you play?
Collected Bant

What do you feel is your worst match up? How’d you do against it in the swiss?
Collected Company. I didn't play many games in the swiss.

How’d you prepare for the master?
Yesterday i practiced most of the day.

In hindsight are there any changes that you would've made to your list, or what deck would you have rather have played?
No

What was your best card main deck? What what your best sideboard card? Worst main deck card? Worst sideboard card?
Evolving Wilds, Negate, Ojutai's Command, Lantern Scout


mazaza

Name, Age, Nationality:
Peter, Australian

What deck did you play?
Bant humans (displacer version) with a few personal additions (like reality smashers)

What do you feel is your worst match up? How’d you do against it in the swiss?
Everything is decent, that is the upside of the deck and a part from failing horribly against GW tokens in my first match up (not a bad match up, just didn't have any land luck), I didn't feel out of any match up.

How’d you prepare for the master?
Woke up in time? Does that count? (been on this list for a while)

In hindsight are there any changes that you would've made to your list, or what deck would you have rather have played?
No, Bant Humans suits my style and is very good.

What was your best card main deck? What what your best sideboard card? Worst main deck card? Worst sideboard card?
Thalia's Lieutenant MD, Negate SB, Thraben Inspector MD, None really, they all have their matchups.

Shoutouts to anyone/anything?
Der Flippi for having the most awesome team that is not a team and Kaesh for running this master!

Suggestions for improving the overall Magic-League experience?
I think we need an actual built in system on the website for the masters, it would mean a lot less issues for judges running them.


TheRealPlaty

Name, Age, Nationality:
Joshua, 13, American

What deck did you play?
Bant Humans

What do you feel is your worst match up?
How’d you do against it in the swiss? I have no clue because I only played 2 matches.

How’d you prepare for the master?
I hate standard so I took the most meta deck on goldfish and played it

In hindsight are there any changes that you would've made to your list, or what deck would you have rather have played?
if EMN was a thing I would have played tree + triskadek.

What was your best card main deck? What what your best sideboard card? Worst main deck card? Worst sideboard card?
Thalia's Lieutenant, Negate, tap lands, gideon

Shoutouts to anyone/anything?
To team titans #RIP

Suggestions for improving the overall Magic-League experience?
EARLIER TRIALS!


Duodax

Name, Age, Nationality:
Ilja Tchernomazov, 25, German

What deck did you play?
GW Tokens

What do you feel is your worst match up? How’d you do against it in the swiss?
Mirror, but faced none.

How’d you prepare for the master?
Took a stocke GW list and removed the bad cards (Sylvan Advocate, Dromoka's Command)

In hindsight are there any changes that you would've made to your list, or what deck would you have rather have played?
No changes.

What was your best card main deck? What what your best sideboard card? Worst main deck card? Worst sideboard card?
Archangel Avacyn/Angelic Purge/Sigarda/Evolutionary Leap

Shoutouts to anyone/anything?
I <3 DSD-Steve!

Suggestions for improving the overall Magic-League experience?
MORE DRAFTS!


dschidi

Name, Age, Nationality:
Felix, 29, Germany

What deck did you play?
Colorless Eldrazi

What do you feel is your worst match up? How’d you do against it in the swiss?
Probably Humans. Never faced it in swiss.

How’d you prepare for the master?
Cockatrice/Magic-League

In hindsight are there any changes that you would've made to your list, or what deck would you have rather have played?
I would cut the 3 Conduit of ruins... for 2 warping wail main and 1 Endbringer

What was your best card main deck? What what your best sideboard card? Worst main deck card? Worst sideboard card?
Best Main: Reality Smasher. Best Side: Warping Wail. Worst Main: Conduit of Ruins. Worst Side: Gruesome Slaughter.

Shoutouts to anyone/anything?
SeeBanane! U know why... :)

Suggestions for improving the overall Magic-League experience?
none


winzip

Name, Age, Nationality:
Tommaso, 34, Italian

What deck did you play?
Liliana Sultai with splash of grey mana ( colorless )

What do you feel is your worst match up? How’d you do against it in the swiss?
My worst match up is against myself. when i play bad myself is my strongest enemy.... ok. jokin. my worst match up is WW when it starts fast and has declaration in hand its over.In swiss rounds i was lucky.

How’d you prepare for the master?
i played a lot to get my decklist perfect (or sort of in my opinion). really. played a lot.

In hindsight are there any changes that you would've made to your list, or what deck would you have rather have played?
i really dunno. i mean that i didnt pay much attention to 15 cards in sideboard for example. i focus on trying to play good game 1 and then put things i need from side at g2. but i didnt spend much time building sideboard.

What was your best card main deck? What what your best sideboard card? Worst main deck card? Worst sideboard card?
Best maindeck card is liliana absolutely. love that card. best sideboard card is probably profaner of the dead. everytime i exploit that card i win the game.Worst maindeck card maybe is the 4th coco :P ... i didnt want to play 4x but i had to. the meta forces u to play 4 of it otherwise u lose against who plays 4x coco :)

Shoutouts to anyone/anything?
nope.

Suggestions for improving the overall Magic-League experience?
put more $$$ prizes ;)

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Comments:
by Goldenas on 2016-07-11 09:25 CET

Platypus 13 years kid, alright...now I understand.


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