TOP 8 PROFILES

Posted in Event Coverage on June 12, 2016

By Jacob Van Lunen

Jacob Van Lunen began playing Magic in 1995. He has participated in organized play at every level of competition and was a member of the winning team at Pro Tour San Diego in 2007, thanks to an innovative draft strategy. As a writer, Van Lunen has had more than three hundred Magic strategy pieces published

After many rounds of Swiss and some great games of Magic, the Top 8 for Grand Prix Columbus is set! Learn more about this event’s Top 8 competitors, their history at the top tables, and more by taking a look through the Top 8 profiles.


Ray Cornely

Hometown:

Profession:

What deck did you play this weekend? Why?
Reanimator. It’s lit.

What was the coolest deck you played against this weekend?
Eldrazi since I never played it before.

What’s the most underrated card in Legacy right now?
Pithing Needle single-handedly won my games postboard against lands.


Noah Walker

Hometown: Amherst, MA

Profession: Lucky Kid

What deck did you play this weekend? Why?
Grixis Delver, it fits my playstyle perfectly.

What was the coolest deck you played against this weekend?
Nothing special or unknown.

What’s the most underrated card in Legacy right now?
Umezawa's Jitte


Clay Spicklemire

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

Profession: Student

What deck did you play this weekend? Why?
Infect, I know it’s the best and have had previous success with it.

What was the coolest deck you played against this weekend?
Eldrazi Displacer Death and Taxes

What’s the most underrated card in Legacy right now?
Flusterstorm


Jarvis Yu

Hometown: Rockville, MD

Profession: Analyst

What deck did you play this weekend? Why?
Red-Green Lands. It’s still great against non-Lotus Petal/non-Miracles decks.

What was the coolest deck you played against this weekend?
Abzan Veteran Explorer Ramp

What’s the most underrated card in Legacy right now?
Pithing Needle.



Christopher Walton

Hometown: Sort of Detroit (Milford, MI)

Profession:

What deck did you play this weekend? Why?
White-Blue Miracles, it has reasonable matches and allowed me to play maindeck Back to Basics as a haymaker that allows me game in some tight matches.

What was the coolest deck you played against this weekend?
Green-Blue Twelve Post. Easily my worst Matchup. I won, somehow without seeing a copy of Back to Basics. Deck is powerful and interesting.

What’s the most underrated card in Legacy right now?
Likely Stoneforge Mystic. I should have tested a Blade deck for this event.


Aaron Kasprzak

Hometown: Toronto, ON

Profession: Investments

What deck did you play this weekend? Why?
Ponder Miracles because I’ve had a serious amount of practice with it in the last year and even in a Chalice of the Void meta the deck is still extremely powerful and consistent.

What was the coolest deck you played against this weekend?
Goblins on Day 1. I like that people are still playing that deck.

What’s the most underrated card in Legacy right now?
Counterbalance.


Joe Lossett

Hometown: Newport Beach, CA

Profession: Streamer/Investor

What deck did you play this weekend? Why?
Legend Miracles, because the Year of Cavern never ends and I’m kind of in love with Venser.

What was the coolest deck you played against this weekend?
Bryant Cook shot me for a ton with Grapeshot while simultaneously clearing my creatures. So I guess his TES deck was the coolest.

What’s the most underrated card in Legacy right now?
Null Rod. It is good against several totally different decks so it can be used often as a very high impact card.


Wilson Hunter

Hometown: Johnson City, TN

Profession: Sales Representative

What deck did you play this weekend? Why?
Mentor Miracles. The Brainstorm show cast helped brew a list that we thought would be great in the current metagame.

What was the coolest deck you played against this weekend?
Storm. It’s the coolest deck in Legacy.

What’s the most underrated card in Legacy right now?
Monastery Mentor. People know the card is pretty good

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