Name: Erno Ekebom
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.