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.

Click to Tweet: I got a ton of value from Brandon Pascal when he shared his story on #MTGProTutor! Listen here: http://bit.ly/mtgprotutor-ep138

First Set


Favorite Set

Scars of Mirrodin

Favorite Card

Blade Splicer

What makes Magic: The Gathering fun for you?

The competition and the people.

Early Challenge

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

Kevin Jones

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.

Magic Resource

“When you watch magic you learn so much more.”
Gathering Magic

Connect With Brandon Pascal

Twitter: @bmppwns

Check Out Magic Story

Magic Story brings the lore of the Multiverse to life in an audio presentation never before heard in the Magic community.

Listen to Episode 1 here or on www.magicthestory.com

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