Top 8: Antoine Ruel

Posted in Event Coverage on December 16, 2015

By Wizards of the Coast

Name: Antoine Ruel
Age: 20
Location: Aubervilliers, France
Occupation: Student at Nanterre University, third year of sports
Played Magic since: 4th Edition (at the beginning)
Best accomplishments: Winning Team Challenge, GP Cannes, twice 12th in GP.

Q: What made you decide to come to Grand Prix Porto?
A: I just went for the pleasure and to travel, I love Portugal. And I wanted to participate in a lot of tournaments before starting school.

Q: What were your expectations going into this tournament, and why?
A: I was here to qualify for PTLA.

Q: Briefly describe your tournament play-wise so far, both day one and day two. A: Day one I hadn't a very good deck, but my opponents gave me three matches out of four. Day two I had two good decks and reached a 36 points record. Oh and I forgot, I was lucky and lucky and lucky again...

Q: What do you think is the main reason for you making top 8 in this tournament, and why?
A: I worked a lot, then during the tournament, players gave me a lot of matches (6) and I was lucky.

Q: What does this top 8 performance mean to you?
A: I'm really happy to reach top 8 with my brother, now, I hope we are going to be called by our names instead of being called "Black-Ops guys".

Q: What are your predictions for the top 8?
A: I think I'm gonna beat my brother in the final.

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