302: The International Guide to the Pro Tour with Nils Gutierrez (6th place GP Brussels 2018)

Nils Gutierrez has been playing competitive Magic since he was 16. He’s made top 16 at 2 Grand Prix and just made his first top 8 when he got 6th place at GP Brussels 2018. Nils lives in Maià de Montcal, Spain.

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First Set


Favorite Set

Khans of Tarkir

Favorite Card

Cabal Therapy

Early Challenge

Nils’ first GP was hard because he wasn’t used to 9 rounds in one day and he didn’t have anyone to give him advice.

Worst Magic Moments

Missing day 2 over and over again after making top 16 of a Grand Prix for the first time. Nils felt like he didn’t have what it takes. He kept going to local events as well as competitive.

Proudest Magic Moment

Qualified for Pro Tour 25, Nils was on a team that did really well at an RPTQ.

What Have You Learned From Magic

Nils has learned critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Best Format


Tips To Get Better

Play Magic Online. It helps you improve because the players online are really good.

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Players over sideboard. They’ll bring in too many cards and ruin their decks’ core plan.

Parting Guidance

When going to a Grand Prix look at the metagame first and choose your deck accordingly.

Magic Resource

Magic Online

Connect With Nils Gutierrez

Nils can be found in the MTG Pro Tutor Facebook group.

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