Player Profile: David Ochoa

Posted in Event Coverage on August 26, 2012

By Wizards of the Coast

Country: United States of America
Invitation Source: Top Pro Points, At-Large
Lifetime Pro Points: 153

Player of the Year Top 10s: 0

Pro Tour Top 8s: 0

Grand Prix Top 8s: 4

  • Minneapolis 2009: 6th
  • Portland 2010: 7th
  • Austin 2012: 6th
  • Orlando 2012: 8th

National Team Appearances: 1

  • 2011: 3rd

If there were ever living proof that actions speak louder than words, it would be named David Ochoa. As one of the most recognizable personalities at the core of one of the strongest teams in Magic history, Channelfireball, Ochoa has done an immense amount to further the art of communication in Magic, ironic considering how relatively taciturn he is.

Despite his reserved demeanor, Ochoa is one of the funniest, most insightful writers of Magic that the game has ever seen. As the face of Good, Ochoa's articles breaking down drafts and discussing Limited strategy are absolutely must-read. Bright, funny, and incredibly insightful, they encapsulate how the face of Magic strategy has changed over the past decade, from the old days of message boards and regionally shared ideas to single-serving strategy, with each new article containing a lesson, though the articles don't necessarily start out with that lesson in mind.

David Ochoa, Ocho, Webb...whatever you choose you call him, one thing is for certain: he earned his spot in the Players Championship. He really is Good.

So watch out, Evil.

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