167: Seth Manfield, 2015 World Champion on What it Take to Rise to the Top
Seth Manfield is the 2015 World Champion and has 11 Grand Prix top 8’s including 5 Wins. He also has 2 Pro Tour Top 8’s as well as multiple Pro Tour top 16’s. He’s a full-time Magic player and content producer for TCGplayer.com. Part of the #mtgdad club and a current Platinum Pro. Seth lives in Maryland, USA.
Ravnica City of Guilds
Confidence in his ability to compete.
First Pro Tour Top 8. Fate Reforged.
Worst Magic Moment
Loss to Shahar Shenhar to make top 8 of a Grand Prix. Seth thought he blew his chance to make the Pro Tour.
Proudest Magic Moment
Winning 2015 World Championship.
What have you learned from Magic
You can follow what you love and turn it into a career.
Deepest Thing You’ve Learned About Yourself
Most players look at Magic as a hobby. Seth approaches the game as aa job. He’s come to be okay with lifestyle.
Biggest Mistake Players Make
Thinking they’ve won a game before it’s over. Think about your opponents outs.
Seth is buying up misplays and his deck building skills.
Look at decks that are doing well and familiarize yourself with the top deck lists.
How to Effectively Prepare for a Big Event
Know the current meta-game. What are the best decks? Play against the top 3 decks but also be prepared for the surprise builds.
What’s in Your Tournament Bag
Cards, Deck, Life Pad
Have fun, brew decks. Try things out and be happy with how you view the game.
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