TOP 8 PLAYER PROFILES

Posted in Event Coverage on June 12, 2016

By Tobi Henke

After 15 rounds of Legacy, with a total of 1,469 others eliminated, only eight players remained in the running for the fame and the fortune, the title and the trophy. Find out more about these people here!

Niels Molle

Age: 29

Occupation: Project manager

Hometown: Dublin, Ireland

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Multiple cash finishes at Grand Prix.

What deck did you play and why?

Omni Sneak. I never play Legacy and Niels Noorlander said the deck was sweet.

What changes would you make to your deck and why?

Play a Daze in the sideboard because nobody expects it anymore.

What's the most important card in your deck?

Sneak Attack.


Alexander Hayne

Age: 27

Occupation: Traveling wizard

Hometown: Montreal, Canada

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Pro Tour Avacyn Restored champion, four Grand Prix wins. Co-founder of Team Face to Face. Once beat Seth Manfield in a match of Magic.

What deck did you play and why?

Grixis Delver. Ben Friedman told me to.

What changes would you make to your deck and why?

I would cut the main deck Cabal Therapy for some blue spells. Maybe add Abrupt Decay to the sideboard for all of these Chalice of the Void running around.

What's the most important card in your deck?

Brainstorm.


Rodrigo Togores

Age: 27

Occupation: Video editor

Hometown: Madrid, Spain

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Won MKM Prague, won MKM Rome, won MKM Madrid, and won Ovino 2015.

What deck did you play and why?

Storm. Because counting to ten is easy.

What changes would you make to your deck and why?

I tested the deck a lot and would make no changes.

What's the most important card in your deck?

Infernal Tutor.


Lukas Blohon

Age: 26

Occupation: Tourist

Hometown: Prague, Czech Republic

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Pro Tour Top 8, Grand Prix win.

What deck did you play and why?

Shardless Sultai. My friend Zuzy had all the cards. I also didn't have much time to test and the deck plays all the good cards.

What changes would you make to your deck and why?

Probably play another deck. Or play this more and see if some matchups are solvable. Lands is a very bad matchup, Miracles isn't great. You actually don't have any great matchups.

What's the most important card in your deck?

Deathrite Shaman.


Nicolas Tholance

Age: 24

Occupation: Student

Hometown: Lyon, France

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Top 32 at Grand Prix Lille and Grand Prix Kyoto.

What deck did you play and why?

Miracles. To get Counterbalance banned.

What changes would you make to your deck and why?

Mountain in the sideboard wasn't very effective; Shardless Sultai plays more Creeping Tar Pits and less Wastelands.

What's the most important card in your deck?

Sensei's Divining Top/Brainstorm. But the second Mentor got me the most wins, courtesy of Maxime Gilles.


Gianluca Gazzola

Age: 24

Occupation: Factory worker

Hometown: Bassano del Grappa, Italy

Previous Magic accomplishments:

First at Vintage Italian League, first at Legacy Italian League.

What deck did you play and why?

Temur Delver, because I always play those colors.

What changes would you make to your deck and why?

I wouldn't make any change.

What's the most important card in your deck?

Hooting Mandrills.


Thomas Enevoldsen

Age: 28

Occupation: Associate attorney

Hometown: Frederiksberg, Denmark

Previous Magic accomplishments:

2014 World Magic Cup win, 2013 Grand Prix Strasbourg win, two-time Danish national champion.

What deck did you play and why?

Mono-White Control [actually Death and Taxes]. Good deck, interesting to play, have had lots of practice.

What changes would you make to your deck and why?

None.

What's the most important card in your deck?

Plains.


Arnaud Baglin

Age: 33

Occupation: Advertising

Hometown: Reims, France

Previous Magic accomplishments:

Meeting Claire Dambron. Ninth at Grand Prix Brussels, 40th at Pro Tour Berlin.

What deck did you play and why?

Grixis Delver. I didn't playtest that much and it's a deck I'm used to. Also, I love the Gitaxian Probe/Cabal Therapy/Young Pyromancer synergy.

What changes would you make to your deck and why?

None.

What's the most important card in your deck?

Young Pyromancer.

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