National Champion Profiles – Part 4

In our fourth and final part for today we want to present you the National Champions of Portugal, Serbia, the UK, the Netherlands and Romania.

[abstand]Daniel Coimbra[abstand]
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[b]Name: [/b] Daniel Coimbra
[b]Age: [/b] 23
[b]Country: [/b] Portugal
[b]What Deck did win your Nationals with and what Deck are you playing today? [/b] I was running pure Zoodiac because the Lunalight combo was too strong to not play it. I’m running a similar build for this event and switched a few cards as [norden] was banned. I added [flyingc] and [soul charge]. Both cards were very good today.
[b]Who was your toughest opponent at your National Championship? [/b] In my top 4 game, we went into time. I got lucky because I randomly activated [cc] and hit his [qmf]. It was his only real backrow and I could attack for game.
[b] Have you gained any more recognition because of your National Championship win? [/b] I already won a few regionals before, but this was my first Premier Event win. I receive more respect among players.
[b]How did you prepare for this event? [/b] I played with my teammates that are here with me as well. And I went to my locals to playtest.
[b]Finally, have you had a chance to explore Utrecht yet? [/b] We scheduled Monday to go and see the city.
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Luka Sojic[abstand]
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[b]Name: [/b] Luka Sojic
[b]Age: [/b] 17
[b]Country: [/b] Serbia
[b]What Deck did win your Nationals with and what Deck are you playing today? [/b] I was running Kozmo Zoo, I felt like the Komzos are goo gloaters and Zoo has a crazy synergy with the Kozmo engine. It all worked out very well for me. I switched to Pure Zoo for this event. My deck wasn’t consistent and strong enough.
[b]Who was your toughest opponent at your National Championship? [/b] There were a few close games. Top 4 was the hardest. I won the die roll and we went into Game 3 it went back and forth.
[b] Have you gained any more recognition because of your National Championship win? [/b] Nothing really has changed. I was very established player in out local community.
[b]How did you prepare for this event? [/b] Two of my friends were testing a lot. I talked to them a lot and I came to the conclusion that this is the best deck for me.
[b]Finally, have you had a chance to explore Utrecht yet? [/b] I arrived at Friday so I didn’t find time to go out. It all depends on my record at the Main Event. If I don’t do good will drop out and see the city.
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Kali McMorran
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[b]Name: [/b] Kali McMorran
[b]Age: [/b] 19
[b]Country: [/b] UK
[b]What Deck did win your Nationals with and what Deck are you playing today? [/b] True Draco Zoo, I made a few changes based on the current Forbidden & Limited list.
[b]Who was your toughest opponent at your National Championship? [/b] It was my Top 4 match. It was a very long and intense match after a long day. Luckily I came out victorious in the end.
[b] Have you gained any more recognition because of your National Championship win? [/b] Some people do recognize me now.
[b]How did you prepare for this event? [/b] I playtested with friends before the event.
[b]Finally, have you had a chance to explore Utrecht yet? [/b] I haven’t explored anything yet, maybe on Monday.
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Max Van Nijverseel[abstand]
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[b]Name: [/b] Max Van Nijverseel
[b]Age: [/b] 26
[b]Country: [/b] Belgium, National Champion of the Netherlands
[b]What Deck did win your Nationals with and what Deck are you playing today? [/b] Zoodiac True Draco: I was running the same deck for the Main Event with a few card changes.
[b]Who was your toughest opponent at your National Championship? [/b] Actually, the entire top cut was pretty hard. The opponent I was most afraid off was in the Top 8. He was my only loss in Swiss and every time I played him before I was never even able to win a single game. Beating him was like breaking a curse.
[b] Have you gained any more recognition because of your National Championship win? [/b] I also topped a YCS and WCQ before, but this was my first Premier Event win. A lot of people were actually waiting for me to do something and win something for once. I’m already regarded as one of the better Belgium Duelists.
[b]How did you prepare for this event? [/b] I was playtesting with friends.
[b]Finally, have you had a chance to explore Utrecht yet? [/b] I’m going to the Kinepolis right next door and I will be there for the rest of the weekend.
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Giorgo Gallo[abstand]
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[b]Name: [/b] Giorgo Gallo
[b]Age: [/b] 18
[b]Country: [/b] Italy, National Champion of Romania
[b]What Deck did win your Nationals with and what Deck are you playing today? [/b] Zoodiac Kaiju! I switched to True Draco Zoo for Utrecht. I thought it was the best deck going into this event. But now, after Round 6 I can tell that it was a bad decision and would to choose to go with Pure Zoo. I played too many Mirror Matches.
[b]Who was your toughest opponent at your National Championship? [/b] It wasn’t very hard to be honest. I won all my matches 2:0. I finished the event with an overall score of 16:0.
[b] Have you gained any more recognition because of your National Championship win? [/b] I already won the Romanian National Championship in 2015, so it is my second victory. Nothing has really changes except that new players consider me a good player. For me personally my biggest success was to top YCS Berlin in 2014. I made my first YCS top cut and that made me feel very proud.
[b]How did you prepare for this event? [/b] I was playtesting with friends on- and offline.
[b]Finally, have you had a chance to explore Utrecht yet? [/b] It’s my fifth time in the Netherlands. I really like the country and the people. People are for more opened minded here. The mentality is so much different than in Italy and I really enjoy that a lot.
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