22: Why Are You Making That Play? Think About It.

Valentin Mackl top 8’d his first Grand Prix in the summer of 2014 in Miami. Since then he has top 8’d four more Grand Prix and top 16’d at least 11 others! He’s been the Austrian World Magic Cup Captain for two consecutive years (2014, 2015) and is currently a Gold Level Pro.

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First Set

SaviorsKamigawaSaviors of Kamigawa

Favorite Set

InnistradInnistrad

Favorite Card

Momentary Blink

What makes Magic fun for you?

The competition of big tournaments and traveling are fun. Winning feels nice. 🙂

Early Challenge

Playing crappy decks early on lead to many losses. Mackl improved his analytical skills with age and started playing top tier decks.

Level Up Moment

Going to big competitions consistently helped Mackl improve because the caliber of players he was playing against was really good.

Proudest Magic Moment

First Grand Prix top 8 in Miami.

Best Format

Standard

Legacy

Standard Advice

Whenever you make a decision you should think, “why am I doing this right now?”

Current Standard Deck

Jeskai

Biggest Mistake Players Make

Take your time when you play. Fast decisions when you’re not experienced are most of the time wrong. Try to play absolutely correctly.

Connect With Valentin

@nameless4god

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