Top 8 Profile - Erno Ekebom

Posted in Event Coverage on December 16, 2015

By Wizards of the Coast

Name: Erno Ekebom
Age: 21
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Occupation: Helsinki University, Sociology
Played Magic since: For 6 years
Best accomplishments: 5th 200 Pro Tour Los Angeles, 11th 1998 Rome, 13th 1996 Worlds

Q: What made you decide to come to Grand Prix Helsinki?
A: I live in Helsinki, so there was no reason not to go.

Q: What were your expectations going into this tournament, and why?
A: Hoping for top 16 because of 3 byes. I like Invasion limited.

Q: Briefly describe your tournament play-wise so far, both day one and day two.
A: 1st day - I went 6-0 first day before losing to Ryan Fuller. 2nd day - I drafted two mediocre decks and with luck swept the first table, then won one match and id'd twice in the second.

Q: What do you think about the formats used in this tournament, and what was your strategy?
A: I like Invasion Rochester Draft but don't enjoy Sealed. I didn't have any particular strategy.

Q: What do you think is the main reason for you making top 8 in this tournament, and why?
A: Playing Skill? :) (Good Sealed card pool)

Q: What does this top 8 performance mean to you?
A: Some money, nice to do well in any big tournament, especially in Finland.

Q: What are your predictions for the top 8?
A: Arto Hiltunen will win and I'll finish 2nd.

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