223: Networking is Karl Eyre’s Secret Sauce and It Can Be Yours Too
Karl Eyre is a 23 years old freight and logistics manager at a small POS company. He’s a casual, online gamer who started playing Magic in 2008. He started to play at Meta Games in 2009 which was known for having high-level players. Draft and Australian Highlander are his formats of choice. In 2014 he played his first Grand Prix and since then he’s played in 8 GP’s with 3rd at Sydney 2017, 9th at Sydney 2014 and a near miss at Melbourne 2016. Karl lives in Melbourne, Australia.
Believing you can do it was a struggle for Karl. He didn’t have a large collection but little by little he increased his confidence.
First, win at a Highlander tournament. First Grand Prix, Karl mode day.
Worst Magic Moment
When Karl was 17, he didn’t understand how intentional draws worked and got disqualified for prize splitting.
Proudest Magic Moment
3rd Place at Grand Prix Sydney.
What Have You Learned From Magic
Critical assessment. Every time you play you should write down all your mistakes.
Deepest Thing You’ve Learned About Yourself
Karl learns by doing.
Biggest Mistake Players Make
Players don’t make the initiative and see their potential on board.
Players need to learn when they are the aggressor.
Playing other games helps Karl understand.
What’s in Your Tournament Bag
Deck box, sleeves, clothes
Tournament Day Tips
Don’t stay up all night, network between rounds.
Australian Highlander Tips
Look through old cards. There are gems hidden everywhere.
Network. Find the best players and talk with them.
Connect With Karl Eyre
Karl can be found in the MTG Pro Tutor Facebook group.
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