154: The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Ryan Cubit
Ryan Cubit made it to his first Pro Tour (PT Madrid) in early 2016 where he made day 2. He’s been playing on and off since 2000 and has won states and regionals as well as other low-level tournaments. He’s a member of the 2016 Australian World Magic Cup team who loves building new decks and tweaking current ones. Ryan lives in Melbourne, Australia.
What makes Magic: The Gathering fun for you?
The good memories of his friends keep Ryan involved.
Ryan loved 80 card decks. He struggled to cut his deck down to 60 cards. Resource management. Your life total is just a tool.
Worst Magic Moment
Soon after winning States, Ryan played an FNM and went 0-3 and then got a bye. He had never lost that badly. Ryan learned magic is a game that you win and lose.
Proudest Magic Moment
Winning in the States in 2004. Crushing a pre-release in Austria while traveling with a friend.
Level Up Moment
Ryan started top 8’ing tournaments and other players noticed him.
Deepest Thing You’ve Learned About Yourself
How far your morals play into everything you do. In competitive events, there is always the ambition to win at any cost. Ryan has realized the importance of his values.
Biggest Mistake Players Make
Players get in their own head. They let misplays and losses affect their next match.
How to Effectively Prepare for a Big Event
Ryan played a lot of Leagues on MagicOnline. He has a Restore Balance deck in that he’s practiced with a lot.
Be yourself. Play and have fun.
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