National Champions Profiles Part 6
29.06.2019 | 18:46
Here is our final part of the National Champion Series! Check out the National Champions of Denmark, Slovenia and the United Kingdom.
Name: Kim Just Jensen Age: 25 Country: Denmark, National Champion of Denmark What Deck did win your Nationals with and what Deck are you playing today? Salamangreat, I still feel like it’s a viable Deck, but I had to make small changes. At our Nationals I expected to see a lot of Orcust, here I didn’t. I was running Ghost Belle at Nationals and dropped it for Euros. Who was your toughest opponent at your National Championship? My toughest match was during my Top 8 game against Daniel. He also won nationals two years ago. I won Game 1 after a long grind game. In Game 2 I’m ahead and we go into time. I open with (imperial] and have to pay Life Points as it’s mandatory now. In the end I was able to do enough damage to win nonetheless. How did you prepare for this event? I didn’t prepare that much. Mostly, it is the same metagame. My intention was to create a Deck that is well rounded to have a decent Match- Up against all the current metadecks. Finally, have you had a chance to explore Utrecht yet? I’ve been here two times before. I’ve been to Amsterdam and Utrecht . Both are very nice cities with fine places to eat. Final Word Shoutouts to my friends and family.
Name: Matej Lavrinsek Age: 30 Country: Slovenia What Deck did win your Nationals with and what Deck are you playing today? Sky Striker, I did minor changes for Euros. I stuck with the Deck, because it’s the one I feel most comfortable with and I didn’t want to invest too much time trying something different. Who was your toughest opponent at your National Championship? In Top 8 I had to play a mirror match. I was testing the new card that was released only a few days ago: Ghost Sister. The card was my only to turn the game around and I was lucky enough to draw into it. How did you prepare for this event? I was testing a lot with my friends and talking theory. I didn’t want to overdo it too much, because for me it usually ends in total chaos. I wanted to keep it as simple as possible. Finally, have you had a chance to explore Utrecht yet? It’s the second time, I’m here in Utrech. The city is beautiful especially in the night-time. People are very friendly and I enjoy it a lot. Final Word Shoutouts to my teammates from Team TJBalkan. Thanks to all the positive experiences in Utrecht and at Nationals. I’m having a great time. Everybody should get the chance and experience how it is to be a National Champion!
Name: Marcus Patel Age: 19 Country: United Kingdom What Deck did win your Nationals with and what Deck are you playing today? Sky Striker, I’ve been playing it for a year, so I know it very well and the format hadn’t changed so my playstyle didn’t have to change. I thought it would be a good Deck for Euros as well. Who was your toughest opponent at your National Championship? My Top 16 match was very close. He wins Game 1 and is in a winning position in Game 2. I was able to mount a comeback and after being tied in life in Game 3 I was able to win it. I was hanging in the ropes there, but in the end I pulled it off. How did you prepare for this event? Talked a lot with my friends and online. Different points of view can be very helpful in preparing for an event like this. Finally, have you had a chance to explore Utrecht yet? It looks like a really nice place to be in. For this is only going to be a short trip as we are leaving on Sunday. Final Word Good Luck to my Team The Disciples and shoutouts to Michael Loizou and the rest of the brotherhood family.