107: Rising to the Top with Max McVety
Max McVety is a Magic player from Ann Arbor, MI who has been playing competitively since New Phyrexia. He’s played in 3 Pro tours, two of which he top 50’d. He made his first Grand Prix top 8 at GP Minneapolis 2016.
What makes Magic: The Gathering fun for you?
Deck building and playing Magic is a puzzle to be sold.
When Max started playing MTGO more and when he started asking for help he noticed his game step up.
Worst Magic Moment
At his first Pro Tour Max lost his day 2 win and in. To be so close and fall short was disappointing.
Proudest Magic Moment
Winning a StarCityGames Invitational was amazing.
Deepest Thing You’ve Learned About Yourself
Max learned that he can handle a full schedule and thrive.
Biggest Mistake Players Make
People don’t think about the cards they are going to take out when they sideboard.
Lay out your deck post sideboard and line it up with the deck you want to play against.
What’s in Your Tournament Bag
Relevant cards (for the format)
Play two colors. Play cards that affect the board. (Creatures, removal, combat.)
Draft: Synergy – picks are contextual
Sealed: Play your best 23 cards
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