120: The Secret to Level Ups with Matt Tumavitch
Matt Tumavitch recently graduated college with a degree in sports and recreation management. He’s a front end leader at a grocery store during weekdays and a ski instructor in the winter. He’s an aspiring Magic pro with one Grand Prix Top 8 and 2 Star City Games Open Top 8s. Matt lives just outside Scranton, PA.
Return to Ravnica
(Matt would be in the Gruul Guild)
Gatecrash / Khans of Tarkir
Worst Magic Moment
Matt’s first Standard Grand Prix was tough because he started out 10-0 and then bombed. He felt like he was coming up short of his potential.
If you feel the same way Matt says: “You’re good enough. Don’t give up.”
Deepest Thing You’ve Learned About Yourself
Matt learned he can achieve his goals and succeed if he applies himself. He always tried hard in sports but was never a starter or varsity member. Through Magic Matt know he can get the results he desires.
Biggest Mistake Players Make
Showing too much emotions.
Players let it show when they draw a bad card and it gives a lot of information away.
Control your emotions.
How to Effectively Prepare for a Big Event
Play 10 games of each match up.
Borrow cards and build budget decks.
Always ask for advice.
Non Magic Activity
Sports help build drive.
Being a skiing instructor taught Matt to ask for advice.
Seth Manfield videos and articles
Connect With Matt Tumavitch
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