August 7th Modern Master Top8 Interviews

Written by Jinete_dV on August 07, 2016


Duodax

Name, Age, Nationality:
Ilja Tchernomazov, 25, German
 
What deck did you play?
Jund
 
What do you feel is your worst match up? How’d you do against it in the swiss?
Living End I guess? Faced none.
 
How’d you prepare for the master?
Played a lot of minis.
 
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?
Liliana/Duress/Inquisition of Kozilek/Ancient Grudge

Shoutouts to anyone/anything?
I <3 DSD-Steve!
 
Suggestions for improving the overall Magic-League experience?
MORE DRAFTS!


Jinete_dV

Name, Age, Nationality:
Nightwing, 25, USA

What deck did you play?
Jund
 
What do you feel is your worst match up? How’d you do against it in the swiss?
RG Tron and Scapeshift variants, didn't face any in the swiss.

How’d you prepare for the master?
I looked at my 75 then I looked at my other options...Didn't feel like playing Infect, Jeskai Control, Grixis Control, or Affinity.

In hindsight are there any changes that you would've made to your list, or what deck would you have rather have played?
Maybe -1sb Finks +1sb Pulse of Murasa?...I probably could've gotten away by playing some durdly jeskai control list and 4-0/5-0 the swiss.

What was your best card main deck? What what your best sideboard card? Worst main deck card? Worst sideboard card?
Is Goyf a good card? if so tell me why. Worst main deck was probably Kalitas because it was just too slow for the match  ups I faced. There was never even a slight opportunity to bring in Golgari Charm. Don't think I had a best sb card today, none of them really mattered.

Shoutouts to anyone/anything?
Team Death's Serenade xD

Suggestions for improving the overall Magic-League experience?
We need more sponsors ._.


AlterSad

Name, Age, Nationality:
Alter Sadovnic, 29, Peruvian living between Peru and Italy
 
What deck did you play?
Burn, no Nacatls no Atarka's. 
 
What do you feel is your worst match up? How’d you do against it in the swiss?
UW based control decks with cheap removal and cheap permission. There weren't that many today, didn't play against them.
 
How’d you prepare for the master?
I've been playing Burn in Modern since Eidolon was printed. I keep changing details in the list to update it depending on what's being currently played.
 
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 like this list, it's pretty straightforward. I chose not to play Atarka's command because i wanted to try a version with 19 lands and worry less about fetching the right duals. I'd put Kors in sideboard if Burn becomes popular again.
 
What was your best card main deck? What what your best sideboard card? Worst main deck card? Worst sideboard card?
Wild Nacatl. Because I don't play it. Because I hate it and I believe people should stop playing it. Worst top deck ever. Best SB card: Searing blood. It just improves your creature match-ups by a large margin.
 
Shoutouts to anyone/anything?
Well, the people that think that Burn is a stupid childish deck. It is not. I play combo and control mainly. Burn is just a fun, effective, challenging deck.
 
Suggestions for improving the overall Magic-League experience?
The platform is great and i love it. I think more people should get to know the site and sign in. Maybe it needs more marketing and publicity? Maybe prices can increase to incentivize participation? Anyway, props to magic-league :)


sznajder


Name, Age, Nationality:
Poland

What deck did you play?
Grixis Suicide
 
What do you feel is your worst match up? How’d you do against it in the swiss?
Jund - lost to it :)

How’d you prepare for the master?
I put this tourney on my calendar

In hindsight are there any changes that you would've made to your list, or what deck would you have rather have played?
None

What was your best card main deck? What what your best sideboard card? Worst main deck card? Worst sideboard card?
It is hard to say - it's well-oiled machine

Shoutouts to anyone/anything?
Magic-League community, Jurek&Krzysiek :)

Suggestions for improving the overall Magic-League experience?
More tourneys :)


ModernMax

Name, Age, Nationality:
Ulco, 25, Dutch

What deck did you play?
Bedlam Storm
 
What do you feel is your worst match up? How’d you do against it in the swiss?
Discard/counters/R.I.P.

How’d you prepare for the master?
Lots of practice and tuning the deck

In hindsight are there any changes that you would've made to your list, or what deck would you have rather have played?
Can;'t say, need more practice with this deck.

What was your best card main deck? What what your best sideboard card? Worst main deck card? Worst sideboard card?
Pyromancer's Ascension, but Bedlam Reveler did his job well. Probe for invaluable information.

Shoutouts to anyone/anything?
To Bedlam Reveler, for skyrocketing in price and making me happy :)

Suggestions for improving the overall Magic-League experience?
More limited support, like current standard limited trials with sealed pools, top 8 booster draft?
would be a huge fan.


SpamPoppy

Name, Age, Nationality:
Antoine Dubois, 20, heading from France.

What deck did you play?
Ad Nauseam.
 
What do you feel is your worst match up? How’d you do against it in the swiss?
Infect, by far. I met it round 6 and managed to beat it 2-0, still can't believe it.

How’d you prepare for the master?
I've been playing the deck for like 18 months, so I didn't really need any kind of additional preparation.
However, I played this master to prepare for the Grand Prix Lille.

In hindsight are there any changes that you would've made to your list, or what deck would you have rather have played?
As I've been preparing my list for the Grand Prix Lille, thoroughly testing each slot, it runs smoothly and I wouldn't change anything.
Ad Nauseam is my pet deck and I wouldn't have played anything else !

What was your best card main deck? What what your best sideboard card? Worst main deck card? Worst sideboard card?
Hard to say which MD card was the best in a combo deck where all works together.
Didn't need my MD LabMan at all.
For the SB, Lose Hope did hell of a job against Hatebear and Infect, wiping a Thalia and a Glistener Elf.

Shoutouts to anyone/anything?
Shoutout to Pentad Prism, usually the most overlooked card of this deck. I love you, Pentads.

Suggestions for improving the overall Magic-League experience?
Update your tournament algorithm so it doesn't automatically drop people losing in Swiss rounds, and implement a more efficient bye system. This causes a lot of time to be lost.


dschidi

Name, Age, Nationality:
Felix, 29, German
 
What deck did you play?
Nahiri Titan Breach
 
What do you feel is your worst match up? How’d you do against it in the swiss?
Infect, lost to it 0:2 without any chance. also Ad Nauseam is really bad for me. also lost 0:2 to that, in both games i lost one turn before i'd go for the kill. fortunatley i didnt faced burn which is also bad matchup for me.
 
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 really like the deck how it is. i tried tireless tracker this time, but it was not good enough. i'll replace it with the 4th farseek.
 
What was your best card main deck? What what your best sideboard card? Worst main deck card? Worst sideboard card?
best main: Primevil Titan. best side: thragtusk. worst main: tireless tracker. worst side: crumble to dust
 
Shoutouts to anyone/anything?
To my Team: The Hive! to LordCuddles! i'm only in top 8 cause he dropped. To all players who work to become better players.
 
Suggestions for improving the overall Magic-League experience?
no


Strid3r

Name, Age, Nationality:
Strider, 26, Czech
 
What deck did you play?
UG Infect
 
What do you feel is your worst match up? How’d you do against it in the swiss?
Death's Shadow Zoo
 
How’d you prepare for the master?
Not at all.
 
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?
Breeding Pool, Twisted Image, Dismember, Grafdigger's Cage

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