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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.

 


Joshua Oosters

Name: Joshua Oosters
Age: 24
Country: The Netherlands
What Deck did win your Nationals with and what Deck are you playing today? 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.
Who was your toughest opponent at your National Championship? 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.
How did you prepare for this event? 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.
Finally, have you had a chance to explore Utrecht yet? 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!
Final Word Shoutouts to ARG, to Raphael Neven for going out to Worlds and all my friends in the Netherlands.

 


Matús Martinko

Name: Matús Martinko
Age: 26
Country: Slovakia
What Deck did win your Nationals with and what Deck are you playing today? 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.
Who was your toughest opponent at your National Championship? 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.
How did you prepare for this event? 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.
Finally, have you had a chance to explore Utrecht yet? I will go to see the city tomorrow. We’ll be having a drink and hang out.
Final Word Shoutouts to my mom, to my Team P-Games and to my girlfriend.

 


Herman Hansson

Name: Herman Hansson
Age: 20
Country: Sweden
What Deck did win your Nationals with and what Deck are you playing today? Salamangreat, but I switched to Thunder Dragon for Euros, because I couldn’t beat it consistently. If you can’t beat join them!
Who was your toughest opponent at your National Championship? 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.
How did you prepare for this event? I playtested online with my testing group and my teammates as well.
Finally, have you had a chance to explore Utrecht yet? 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.
Final Word 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.