7/24 Standard Master Top 8 Interviews

by Oppo on 2016-07-24 22:24 CET
Name: Michael (Zolun)

Age, 26

Nationality: U.S.

What deck did you play?

R/W humans


What do you feel is your worst match up? How’d you do against it in the swiss?

Decks with Languish, mostly G/B midrange with that card. I only ran into it once in the swiss and I got obliterated.

How’d you prepare for the master?

I played a bunch of minis, tested with triplekriz and Lord_Cuddles a bit.

In hindsight are there any changes that you would've made to your list, or what deck would you have rather have played?

The 4th gryff's boon in the board might be better as a secure the wastes

What was your best card main deck? What what your best sideboard card? Worst main deck card? Worst sideboard card?

Best maindeck card - Thalia's lieutenant Worst maindeck card was hanweir malitia captain. It's a necessary evil, but a 2/2 do nothing for 2 that's vulnerable to literally all the removal in the format is not the greatest.

Shoutouts to anyone/anything?

Triplekriz and Lord_Cuddles for helping me test.

Suggestions for improving the overall Magic-League experience?

More prizes! Right now there's nothing to play for but bragging rights, and you tend to play less matches on the ML server then on the main server. There's bragging rights to be have, but otherwise there could just be more incentive to play. Maybe pucapoints could play a part in things? Something like that.

Name: Dusty_K1273 Dustin Randolph USA

What deck did you play?
B/W Control

What do you feel is your worst match up?
How’d you do against it in the swiss?

The seasons past decks give me trouble but thats about it some control decks also

How’d you prepare for the master?

Just tested the deck with some friends
In hindsight are there any changes that you would've made to your list, or what deck would you have rather have played?
I ran a little to much removal like the murder i would have rather had something else there maybe 1 or 2 archangels

What was your best card main deck? What what your best sideboard card? Worst main deck card? Worst sideboard card?

Main deck Gideon Best Sideboard Card the whole eldrazi package was good all day Worst SB card today was the exile enchantment card didnt need it

Shoutouts to anyone/anything?

Little Monster Comic Somerset KY

Suggestions for improving the overall Magic-League experience?

No you guys do a good job

Name, Age, Nationality: Olivier, 25, Mixed

What deck did you play? GB midrange seasons past - no cards from moon in it


What do you feel is your worst match up? How’d you do against it in the swiss? The new spirits deck. I managed to beat it once/twice

How’d you prepare for the master? I didn't

Name, Age, Nationality:

Bluejay216, Ciaran Prickett, 15, American

What deck did you play?

Today I Played a midrange version of the Golgari Delerium deck.

What do you feel is your worst match up? How’d you do against it in the swiss?

I feel spirits is my worst match up because it is the most resilient deck in the format as of right now. I only played against it one time in the swiss and I loss because I wasted some removal spells and it is very hard to trade 1 for 1 when an opponent can cast an ojutai's command and 2 for 1 you.

How’d you prepare for the master?

I played a few different decks preparing for the master. I tested each one out for a few days and some different cards in each of the decks. I ended up choosing this deck because I liked how the Jund control deck was playing but it was to slow to keep up with the meta and moving to Golgari opened up a few better card choices without the extra color in 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?
I would've added at least 1 Season's Past to my 75 to recover my removal in match ups that i feel are weak such as spirits.
What was your best card main deck? What what your best sideboard card? Worst main deck card? Worst sideboard card?
Grim Flayer by far was my best card choice for the maindeck as he just lets me setup my draws or get rid of bad cards. Pick the Brain was my best sideboard card as it is very good with Dark Petetion in the fact it is exactly 3 CMC and I get to strip possibly my opponents best cards out of their deck. Read the bones is by far the worst maindeck card, the format deals to much damage to fast 80 percent of the time for me to want to even cast this card unless Kalitas is on the board. My worst sideboard card was Virulent Plague because i never needed to bring it in. It has potential in the meta but that is why i keep it as a 1 of, there is just not enough token decks or decks that produce a good amount of tokens for this card to be that great.

Shoutouts to anyone/anything?

Shoutout to OpplML for not making me play it out for top8 and just drawing with me.

Suggestions for improving the overall Magic-League experience?

Not a fan of the legacy tournaments. Basically giving someone a free by into the master is just not right. I think it should be replaced with another format such as block, RFT or even just more of the formats that people already play a lot of.

Name, Age, Nationality:

Duodax Ilja Tchernomazov, 25, German

What deck did you play?

Bant Company Spirits

What do you feel is your worst match up?

How’d you do against it in the swiss? Delirium, lost to it.

How’d you prepare for the master? Played mini, got inspirated, built deck.

In hindsight are there any changes that you would've made to your list, or what deck would you have rather have played?

-1 Plains +1 Fortified Village

What was your best card main deck? What what your best sideboard card? Worst main deck card? Worst sideboard card?

Collected Company/Negate/Bygone Bishop/Lantern Scout
Shoutouts to anyone/anything?

I <3 DSD-Steve!

Suggestions for improving the overall Magic-League experience?

MORE DRAFTS!

Name, Age, Nationality:

Coleton 18 United states of America

What deck did you play?:

u/w spirits


What do you feel is your worst match up? How’d you do against it in the swiss?

Any black based control decks, there removal matches up too good agents my creatures, I lost 2 games to it.

How’d you prepare for the master?

I did not I just net decked Jeff Hooglands scg open deck

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 some mausoleum wanderers and put in more cards toughness 4 or greater to combat languish and grasp of darkness.

What was your best card main deck? What what your best sideboard card? Worst main deck card? Worst sideboard card?

Spell queller is by far the best card and negates where useful, worst maindeck was mausoleum wanderers and sb was blessed alliance

Name, Age, Nationality:
notsmartdecks, Neehal Hussain, 14, Born in Toronto and a Bengali

What deck did you play?

U/R Eldrazi

What do you feel is your worst match up? How’d you do against it in the swiss?

uh spirits; lost 2-0

How’d you prepare for the master?

Nothing, i just brewed this. Dont do that at home

In hindsight are there any changes that you would've made to your list, or what deck would you have rather have played?

add more countermagic main

What was your best card main deck? What what your best sideboard card? Worst main deck card? Worst sideboard card?

chandra; negate; titans presence; roast

Shoutouts to anyone/anything?

nope
Suggestions for improving the overall Magic-League experience?

nope
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