National Champion Profiles – Part 3

Check out Part 3 of our National Champions. Here are the National Champions of Poland, Norway, Slovenia, Czech Republic and Turkey.

[abstand]Mikolaj Drzewiecki[abstand]
[quote]
[b]Name: [/b] Mikolaj Drzewiecki
[b]Age: [/b] 27
[b]Country: [/b] Poland
[b]What Deck did win your Nationals with and what Deck are you playing today? [/b] True Draco Zoo, I’m running a very similar build for today. I made a few changes. I had to take out the Lunalight combo and added [ptdes] instead.
[b]Who was your toughest opponent at your National Championship? [/b] All of the games in Top 8 were pretty hard but the final was the hardest. I lost the die roll and my opening hands where pretty bad.
[b] Have you gained any more recognition because of your National Championship win? [/b] This is my second title. I also won our National Championship in 2015 and went to Dublin. Whenever people come up to me, I try to help and support players as much as I can.
[b]How did you prepare for this event? [/b] I had to work a lot so I didn’t have a lot of time to prepare.
[b]Finally, have you had a chance to explore Utrecht yet? [/b] I won’t have time to see the city and will be leaving on Monday.
[/quote][abstand]
Magnus Frafjord[abstand]

[quote]
[b]Name: [/b] Magnus Frafjord
[b]Age: [/b] 19
[b]Country: [/b] Norway
[b]What Deck did win your Nationals with and what Deck are you playing today? [/b] Zefra Zoodiac, I played Yang Zing and Pendulum and Zefra is the natural progression to that. Zefra basically does the same but in a better way. For this event I’m playing Zefra with Dinausaurs instead of the Zoo engine. I think that there are not a lot of people really prepared for the deck.
[b]Who was your toughest opponent at your National Championship? [/b] My only loss was Round 2 against Zoo. All his handtraps put in work against me like [maxx] and [warning].
[b] Have you gained any more recognition because of your National Championship win? [/b] I think I’m already a very established player in the Norwegian community. The win definitely helped as my national record was pretty poor.
[b]How did you prepare for this event? [/b] Mostly I played a lot with my friends in Norway.
[b]Finally, have you had a chance to explore Utrecht yet? [/b] I don’t know yet. It depends a lot on how I will do in the main event.
[/quote][abstand]
Roman Porubsky[abstand]

[quote]
[b]Name: [/b] Roman Porubsky
[b]Age: [/b] 24
[b]Country: [/b] Slovakia
[b]What Deck did win your Nationals with and what Deck are you playing today? [/b] Dinosaurs, I’m still relying on the same deck for this event. I feel like it is a really good deck. I can play aggressive as well as defensive depending on the situation.
[b]Who was your toughest opponent at your National Championship? [/b] It was in the top 4 against chaos dragons. I had a tough time playing around it, because I wasn’t very well prepared for this match-up.
[b] Have you gained any more recognition because of your National Championship win? [/b] I was topping events before but never won. So was already well know player in my community.
[b]How did you prepare for this event? [/b] I was playtesting with friends at locals.
[b]Finally, have you had a chance to explore Utrecht yet? [/b] I came here two days early to see the city. I also visited Rotterdam and Hague but I felt like all the city are very similar.
[/quote][abstand]
Maximilian Kautz[abstand]
[quote]
[b]Name: [/b] Maximilian Kautz
[b]Age: [/b] 26
[b]Country: [/b] Germany, National Champion of Czech Republic
[b]What Deck did win your Nationals with and what Deck are you playing today? [/b] I was playing Pure Zoodiac with a lot of hand traps and Quick Spells to go 1st and 2nd. [chalice], [cc], [mbaas] and [bom]. I wanted to be able to go 1st and 2nd. I chose not to run [flyingc] because it was only good in one match up. For this event I decided to run Zoodiac with only 2 earth and 1 water True Kings. It’s a lot more consistent than the regular build.
[b]Who was your toughest opponent at your National Championship? [/b] It was against Metalfoes because I lost the die roll. The deck can do a lot going first and I decided to scoop early on.
[b]Have you gained any more recognition because of your National Championship win? [/b] I already topped YCS Leipzig and won a lot of my locals. In my community, I was already well known but what has changes is that I gained a lot of self-confidence from my success.
[b]How did you prepare for this event? [/b] I didn’t have time to prepare a lot. I was thinking about how the metagame could evolve and playtested with friends of mine. I feel like I am very good at building my own decks. I also learn a lot by talking to people about their experiences. My first priority is to build a consistent deck that can go 1st and 2nd so I’m not as reliant on the die roll as other decks.
[b]Finally, have you had a chance to explore Utrecht yet? [/b] I want to play at the Public Events today and depending on the outcome of the main event I will see the city or not.
[/quote][abstand]

Kaan[abstand]
[quote]
[b]Name: [/b] Kaan Tiryakioglu
[b]Age: [/b] 17
[b]Country: [/b] Turkey
[b]What Deck did win your Nationals with and what Deck are you playing today? [/b] I played Kaiju Zoo, I felt like it is the engine that can beat unbreakable boards like [toadally]. I think I will play True Draco Zoo with Kaiju as well. It is the best deck at the moment.
[b]Who was your toughest opponent at your National Championship? [/b] It was Berkay Round 3. He was playing Crystron. I comboed for like 20 minutes and we went into time. We finished the game as a draw.
[b]What are you ? [/b] I’m a three time National Champion in a row and I’m already very well known in my country. I help Duelists to improve their deck and playstyle.
[b]How did you prepare for this event? [/b] I didn’t study for my school exams.
[b]Finally, have you had a chance to explore Utrecht yet? [/b] I arrived today and I will have time to see the city on Monday and Tuesday. I like to see new countries and new cities. It helps me a lot in being an open minded person.
[/quote][abstand]

Back to all news

Latest Articles

2022 | German National

Standings Runde 5

Read More

2022 | German National

Standings Runde 4

Read More