Rickard Osterberg, a 24-year-old from Sweden, went 4 - 2 in the draft then 5 - 0 - 1 in the standard, with his accelerated blue deck.
How long have you been playing Magic ?
For about 5 years now.
What are your biggest Magic achievments to date ?
I finished 9th at GP Copenagen, as well as making top 8 at Europeans.
How do you feel about the Swedish performance at this Championships?
Well there are 2 in the top 8 which is really great. We draft 2 or 3 times a week, but we did virtually no type 2 testing before this tournament.
How do you feel about your matchup tomorrow against Joost Winter?
It's an okay matchup, but strange things can happen. I have never met Joost befre but he is obviously a good player or he wouldn't be in the top 8.
What are your plans for the rest of the night?
I tend to have trouble sleeping anyway, so I will playtest until I am ready, then try and get some sleep.
Who is your favourite to win the Tournament?
I think that right now, the top 8 is very open.