243: Be Passionate About Magic and Always Be Learning with Leon Van der Linden
Leon Van der Linden played for the Dutch World Magic Cup Team in 2016 and has 1 Grand Prix Top 8 where he was a finalist at GP Turin 2017. Leon lives in the Netherlands.
Return to Ravnica
Hour of Devastation
Getting a single win at an FNM. Leon started looking online and talking to people who are better than him. Being a student of Magic has served him well.
Worst Magic Moment
Leon made a lot of top 8’s in the PPTQs system but never closed the tournament.
Even if you’re losing you’re still learning. Now, Leon is bronze and doesn’t have to so PPTQs anymore.
Proudest Magic Moment
Qualifying for the World Magic Cup in 2016.
What Have You Learned From Magic
Always be polite. Wish your opponent good luck.
Going to his first Grand Prix and making day 2. Making day 2 again, showed Leon he can do this.
Biggest Mistake Players Make
Not taking side boarding seriously.
How to Effectively Prepare for a Big Event
Leon chooses to play Mardu vehicles because he had experience with the deck.
Be passionate about Magic.
Connect With Leon Van der Linden
Leon can be found in the MTG Pro Tutor Facebook group.
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