National Champions Profiles Part 4
29.06.2019 | 15:30
In the clash of the Champions we would like to present you part 4 of our series: The National Champions of Malta, France and Germany.
Name: Miles Sage
Country: UK, National Champion of Malta
What Deck did win your Nationals with and what Deck are you playing today? Sky Striker, I had to make tiny amount of changes for this event, because of Thunder Dragons.
What made your National Championship special? I wouldn’t be National Champion of Malta if it wasn’t for this incident: Me and my wife decided to go back to Malta again this year, because we couldn’t see everything due to our flight being delayed for 24 hours. Meaning we didn’t get to visit Gozo, one of the main islands in Malta. So, we thought we would go back this year to finish exploring.
How did you prepare for this event? I tested at my locals Geek Retreat in Milton Keynes and tested with friends online.
Finally, have you had a chance to explore Utrecht yet? It’s my third being in Utrecht. I’ve already explored it several times, so this time around I’m just relaxing in my hotel which Konami generously provided.
Final Word Shoutouts to Jack Cole, it’s his birthday today and a massive shoutout to my wife for being so supportive and allowing me to play this amazing game.
Name: Remond Tristan
Country: France, National Champion of France
What Deck did win your Nationals with and what Deck are you playing today? Salamangreat! I’m running a similar build for this event, but we adapted to the changes in the metagame. Last week’s NAWCQ had a massive impact on this event, so we prepared a lot for Thunder Dragon Match-Up. People started realizing that Thunder Dragon is the best Deck.
Who was your toughest opponent at your National Championship? The Top 4 game was really stressful. I made a couple of bad decision, but I tried to live with it and tried to hang in there.
How did you prepare for this event? We built the Deck with a couple of friends that I have been testing with. During our preparation, we tested every Deck and looked at match ups and we decided Striker was too weak due to Thunder. The Thunder cards were not so easy to get so Salamangreat was the obvious choice. And since I’ve been playing the Deck for quite a while now, I feel very confident with it.
Finally, have you had a chance to explore Utrecht yet? Depending on my result in the Main Event II will go to see the city, or not. I’m mainly here for the Main Event.
Final Word Shoutouts to my Team French Legacy, Axel, Gabriel, everyone who supports me and the French community in general.
Name: Jack Verma
Country: Germany, National Champion of Germany
What Deck did win your Nationals with and what Deck are you playing today? I won German Nationals with Altergeist and stuck to it for this event as well. I like to run it at bigger events and people don’t know how to play against it.
Who was your toughest opponent at your National Championship? In Top 64 I faced Slamangreat. My hand was pretty bad and I was already preparing for heavy beating. Then he misplayed and that enabled me to mount a comeback. I got my engine running and he couldn’t recover.
How did you prepare for this event? I playtested a lot and feel very well prepared. I didn’t have to change the my Main Deck, but my side is different.
Finally, have you had a chance to explore Utrecht yet? I like the Netherlands in general. The city so easy to get to and I’m happy to be here again.
Final Word Shoutouts to BB-Land Berlin, my Team Frozen Card Gaming Team Seventh Sense and especially to Imran and Kha.