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National Champions Profiles Part 5

29.06.2019 | 17:13 |

Here are the National Champions Profiles of the Netherlands, Sweden and Slovakia.

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Joshua Oosters
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[b]Name: [/b] Joshua Oosters
[b]Age: [/b] 24
[b]Country: [/b] The Netherlands
[b]What Deck did win your Nationals with and what Deck are you playing today? [/b] I’m running Sky Striker. Even though Thunder Dragon was really popular and the Match-Up is really hard, but it’s the deck that I’m most comfortable with. Traditionally, I run the same deck for Euros that I played at Nationals.
[b]Who was your toughest opponent at your National Championship? [/b] In Top 16 I played versus Tim Simonis. He played Orcust and went 1st doing the full combo. Game 1 took the whole 40 minutes and I was ahead in life, so I was lucky to win the match.
[b]How did you prepare for this event? [/b] Honestly, I did not find time to playtest a lot. I was busy with work, so I took the week off to prepare. I entered the 3v3 event yesterday and felt like it was a good preparation for the Main Event. After playing there, I decided to change my deck a lot.
[b]Finally, have you had a chance to explore Utrecht yet? [/b] I live close to Utrecht. For everyone new to the city I would tell you to go and see the shopping district. That’s worth checking out!
[b]Final Word[/b] Shoutouts to ARG, to Raphael Neven for going out to Worlds and all my friends in the Netherlands.
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Matús Martinko
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[b]Name: [/b] Matús Martinko
[b]Age: [/b] 26
[b]Country: [/b] Slovakia
[b]What Deck did win your Nationals with and what Deck are you playing today? [/b] Thunder Dragons! I’m running a similar build for Utrecht. I was expecting a lot of hate against the deck, so I had to adapt and change it slightly. Now, the deck feels weaker, but more consistent.
[b]Who was your toughest opponent at your National Championship? [/b] It was True Draco. He won the die roll and started. As we all know, the deck has way too many floodgates, but I was maindecking Twin Twisters and it won me the game in the end.
[b]How did you prepare for this event? [/b] I did a lot of playtesting with friends and tried to get into the right mindset. You can’t change the cards you draw, but you can affect the way you are thinking.
[b]Finally, have you had a chance to explore Utrecht yet? [/b] I will go to see the city tomorrow. We’ll be having a drink and hang out.
[b]Final Word[/b] Shoutouts to my mom, to my Team P-Games and to my girlfriend.
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Herman Hansson
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[b]Name: [/b] Herman Hansson
[b]Age: [/b] 20
[b]Country: [/b] Sweden
[b]What Deck did win your Nationals with and what Deck are you playing today? [/b] Salamangreat, but I switched to Thunder Dragon for Euros, because I couldn’t beat it consistently. If you can’t beat join them!
[b]Who was your toughest opponent at your National Championship? [/b] In Top 4 I bricked Game 1 and Game 2. The game went back and forth, and finally, I brought it back with just two cards remaining in the deck after using Pot of Desires twice.
[b]How did you prepare for this event? [/b] I playtested online with my testing group and my teammates as well.
[b]Finally, have you had a chance to explore Utrecht yet? [/b] I’ve been here twice in 2017 and 2018, but I didn’t get to see the city at all. This time I’m staying in Amsterdam with two friends to save travel cost.
[b]Final Word[/b] Shoutouts to my Team Frozen Card Gaming, my family and friends from locals for lending me the cards and last but not least a big shoutout to Andreas.
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