84: How Mike Tyson helps Alex Bastecki win at Magic: The Gathering
Alex Bastecki spent years helping run premier level tournaments as a judge, then in 2015 he decided to focus more on playing, resulting in his first Pro Tour appearance at Pro Tour Magic Origins and a Star City Games Invitational win in Season 3 in New Jersey. Alex lives in Pittsburg.
What makes Magic: The Gathering fun for you?
How everything ties together.
Don’t look five matches into the future. Keep you mind centered on the present match at hand.
Letting emotions carry over into the next game.
Level Up Moment
Winning a Regional Pro Tour Qualifier.
Alex was playing with a Japanese card and didn’t tell his opponent the full text. His opponent tried to blow it up all over the internet and this almost made Alex leave the game.
Proudest Magic Moment
Winning the Star City Games Invitational
Deepest Thing You’ve Learned About Yourself
Turning on the intensity needed to win and turning off the stress.
Biggest Mistake Players Make
Letting emotions get the best of them. Just because you’ve mulled down to 5 doesn’t mean you’ve lost. Stay in the moment, don’t check out, and play your best.
Strive to become better with every game you play, either casual or competitive.
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