138: How to Qualify for the Pro Tour 3 Different Ways with Brandon Pascal (He Did All Three!)
Brandon Pascal is a professional Magic: the Gathering grinder who has qualified for the Pro Tour three different ways! He won a Regional PTQ for Pro Tour Atlanta, a MTGO PTQ for Pro Tour Sydney and top 8’ed Grand Prix Indy for Pro Tour Hawaii.
Scars of Mirrodin
What makes Magic: The Gathering fun for you?
The competition and the people.
Changing deck types. Brandon was set on his elf deck but eventually had to move on.
Level Up Moment
Last year (2015). Brandon gained a new perspective.
Worst Magic Moment
SCG Event. Brandon was one round off of making top 8. In game 3, Brandon misplayed and lost his win and in. He realized his mistake as soon as he passed the tournament.Brandon learned to slow down and think through plays.
Proudest Magic Moment
Regional PTQ. Brandon traveled over an hour for a PPTQ. He barely squeaks a win in the final. Then he drove 4 hours for the RPTQ.
Pro Player You Look Up to
Biggest Mistake Players Make
Tapping mana wrong.
What’s in Your Tournament Bag
Magic back pack, binder, decks, spare cards
Advice to new players
Don’t let price scare you. Trade with people.
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