Top 8 Profiles

Posted in Event Coverage on February 16, 2014

By Event Coverage Staff


Jean-Mary "Lejay" Accart

Age: 31
Hometown: Paris, France
Occupation: Professional Legacy player

 

Previous Magic accomplishments:
Various Legacy wins, Top 8s of small and big tournaments. I have been the main administrator for Legacy-France for six years. I innovated Omni-Tell with a friend and designed Counter-Grizzly. I'm also known as the best Doomsday player in the world.

What deck did you play and why did you choose it?
Imperial Painter for metagaming purposes. I had high expectations and still wanted to have an edge against very good players on Day 2. Painter is good versus what I expected and the predators thereof.

What changes would you make to your deck and why would you make them?
Nothing. If I wanted to change something I would talk to Jack Kitchen first. Thanks goes to him for the decklist and tips.

What is the most important card in your deck?
Altopiano, buy them while they are cheap!


 


Stefan Böttcher

Age: 24
Hometown: Wolfsburg, Germany
Occupation: Production worker

 

Previous Magic accomplishments:
Top 8 at the Magic "Keller" in Hanover.

What deck did you play and why did you choose it?
Deathblade. My friend didn't want to lend me his Sneak & Show and I had experience with Stoneblade.

What changes would you make to your deck and why would you make them?
Nothing.

What is the most important card in your deck?
Entreat the Angels and Dark Confidant.


 


Loïc Le Briand

Age: 29
Hometown: Nancy, France
Occupation: Business

 

Previous Magic accomplishments:
Top 8 at Grand Prix Lille 2005, some Top 64s, played several Pro Tours, and won an FNM!

What deck did you play and why did you choose it?
Reanimator. Great against a field of combo, and it's really exciting to play with Griselbrand on turn one.

What changes would you make to your deck and why would you make them?
Maybe the Empyrial Archangel in the sideboard. I just couldn't find any better creature.

What is the most important card in your deck?
Griselbrand.


 


Jóse Manuel Fernández Castelló

Age: 30
Hometown: Onda, Spain
Occupation: Software designer

 

Previous Magic accomplishments:
Grand Prix Madrid Day 2, Top 8 at some PTQs, and won some Legacy tournaments in Spain.

What deck did you play and why did you choose it?
Team America [BUG Delver] with "Good Game Nemesis" [True-Name Nemesis]. A friend of mine designed this decklist, and I think it's very good.

What changes would you make to your deck and why would you make them?
One more Dismember, one less Disfigure in the sideboard because Dismember can kill Tarmogoyf and Tombstalker.

What is the most important card in your deck?
Brainstorm.


 


Javier Dominguez

Age: 26
Hometown: Palau-Solita i Plegamans, Spain
Occupation: Grinder

 

Previous Magic accomplishments:
Made Cephalid Breakfast, won Spanish Nationals.

What deck did you play and why did you choose it?
BUG Delver because I didn't want to choose between Delver of Secrets and Deathrite Shaman.

What changes would you make to your deck and why would you make them?
Would add more Dark Confidants, they overperformed.

What is the most important card in your deck?
Probably Tarmogoyf/Brainstorm.


 


Philipp Schönegger

Age: 20
Hometown: Deutschlandsberg, Austria
Occupation: Student

 

Previous Magic accomplishments:
Top 64 at Grand Prix Strasbourg.

What deck did you play and why did you choose it?
Miracles, simply because I've been playing it for about two years and it's great.

What changes would you make to your deck and why would you make them?
If people catch up on Miracles, I might have to make adjustments for the mirror, otherwise nothing.

What is the most important card in your deck?
Sensei's Divining Top and Brainstorm.


 


Maxime Gilles

Age: 26
Hometown: Lyon, France
Occupation: Computer engineer

 

Previous Magic accomplishments:
Multiple Top 8s in France.

What deck did you play and why did you choose it?
UWr Miracles because it's my favorite deck and very well adapted to the metagame.

What changes would you make to your deck and why would you make them?
Nothing. It's the best deck.

What is the most important card in your deck?
Entreat the Angels.


 


Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa

Age: 26
Hometown: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Occupation: Magic player

 

Previous Magic accomplishments:
Nine Pro Tour Top 8s, Hall of Fame.

What deck did you play and why did you choose it?
UWr Miracles. I really like blue in Legacy but I don't like the Delver decks and didn't want to play combo.

What changes would you make to your deck and why would you make them?
Probably add another Tundra-there were three games where I wanted to fetch for a third and couldn't.

What is the most important card in your deck?
Sensei's Divining Top makes your deck better in the late game, sets up miracles, and lets you beat heavy discard decks.

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