Top 8 Profiles!

What’s in the mind of a winner? I wanted to find out so I caught up with the Top 8 players to see what they were up to and what they were playing!

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Alexander Reed-Lofts is a novelist!
Alexander Reed-Lofts is a novelist!

[b]Name:[/b] Alexander Reed-Lofts
[b]Age:[/b] 24
[b]Occupation:[/b] Novelist

[b]What Deck are you playing and why?[/b]
Bujins because I like the inspiration behind it, the slow play and control style because it allowed me to learn to play more conservatively playing since august last year.

[b]Are you going to Europeans and what do you think to the location?[/b]
Yes I went to Euros last year and I will this year too. I haven’t been to Amsterdam so I’d very much like to see the scenery as well as compete in euros.

[b]What’s the best play you’ve seen this weekend[/b]
In the Top 32 when I managed to get out of 2 [66] protecting [lim] and [safe zone], kind of a nightmare for Bujins.
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He's crossing his arms for warmth, not to look cool!
He's crossing his arms for warmth, not to look cool!

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[b]Name:[/b] David Stephen
[b]Age:[/b] 27
[b]Occupation:[/b] Retail worker

[b]What Deck are you playing and why?[/b]
Harpies because I’ve been using it for 2 years its fun and has got a lot of plays. [chidori] is a beast.

[b]Are you going to Europeans and what do you think to the location?[/b]
I’m undecided whether to go but Amsterdam seems like a fun place to go to.

[b]What’s the best play you’ve seen[/b]
At one point I [b]Soul Charge[/b]d for 4 and made two Chidori, bouncing two unneeded cards for game.
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is giddy to be here!
Matthew Mills is giddy to be here!

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[b]Name:[/b] Matthew Mills
[b]Age:[/b] 16
[b]Occupation:[/b] Student

[b]What Deck are you playing and why?[/b]
I would say Limit Level Control but it’s Geargia really. I’m running it because I like the artwork.

[b]Are you going to Europeans and what do you think to the location?[/b]
Maybe but I can’t afford it at the moment, hopefully if I win I will go! I really like Amsterdam so it’s a good location.

[b]What’s the best play you’ve seen this weekend?[/b]
I activated [b]Soul Charge[/b] a lot, that set up all my key plays this weekend.
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Tom Paine is our last years winner!
Tom Paine is our last year's winner!

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[b]Name:[/b] Tom Paine
[b]Age:[/b] 19
[b]Occupation:[/b] Student

[b]What Deck are you playing and why?[/b]
Infernity because it’s faster than the other Decks and [b]Soul Charge[/b] is really good in it

[b]Are you going to Europeans and what do you think to the location?[/b]
Hopefully, I don’t really mind where it is. In England would have been nice!

[b]What’s the best play you’ve seen?[/b]
My opponent had [sd], [stardust] and [scrap dragon] and I played [85] so he had to play [tt].
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is gunning for gold!
Romas Sabaljauskas is gunning for gold!

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[b]Name:[/b] Romas Sabaljauskas
[b]Age:[/b] 21
[b]Occupation:[/b] Call Centre Worker

[b]What Deck are you playing and why?[/b]
Infernity because I love the Deck and with [b]Soul Charge[/b] I’ve decided to play it since last format. I’ve been playing it for a year and a half actually.

[b]Are you going to Europeans and what do you think to the location?[/b]
If I get a free trip! It’s a nice place because the more experienced older players will go so they have more to do outside of the event
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Jake Quinsee is a world class player!
Jake Quinsee is a world class player!

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[b]Name:[/b] Jake Quinsee
[b]Age:[/b] 21
[b]Occupation:[/b] Salesman & Professional Poker Player

[b]What Deck are you playing and why?[/b]
I’m playing Mermail because I believe it’s the most consistent in the current format in a field like this. I would rather not play a Deck that is not as good against a softer field.

[b]Are you going to Europeans and what do you think to the location?[/b]
I don’t know just yet. I love the choice of location, I’m really glad Konami are putting it in destinations players want to go to. Players want a holiday, they want to go out and spend money, they want a reason to travel.

[b]What the best play you’ve seen?[/b]
Not a lot, I’ve been drawing pretty bad, the games have been grinding.
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Ben Sherman doesn't need to pay extra for monogrammed clothing!
Ben Sherman doesn't need to pay extra for monogrammed clothing!

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[b]Name:[/b] Ben Sherman
[b]Age:[/b] 22

[b]What Deck are you playing and why?[/b]
Mermail, I’ve been playing it ever since Wind-Ups got hit. I just really like the deck, it does whatever you want it to and can get past anything. There’s so many resources to overwhelm the opponent.

[b]Are you going to Europeans and what do you think to the location?[/b]
If I win today I will be! I think it is in a good location, they chose somewhere relatively central.

[b]What the best play you’ve seen?[/b]
Can’t think of any, mind has gone blank!
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Miles Sage is playing Noble Knights!
Miles Sage is playing Noble Knights!

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[b]Name:[/b] Miles Sage
[b]Age:[/b] 21
[b]Occupation:[/b] Security Guard

[b]What Deck are you playing and why?[/b]
Noble Knights because I built it from scratch and it’s nice to play my own Deck

[b]Are you going to Europeans and what do you think to the location?[/b]
I am going to Europeans and I love this location.

[b]What’s the best play you’ve seen this weekend?[/b]
Top 32 when I summoned [nk dry], then activated [na arf] to pop the Noble Arms card equipped to Borz. That way I could make a Rank 4 play and gain 2000 LP while doing it.

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