In this instalment of Player Spotlight we will be talking to Francesco Giorgio. Based in Oxford, Francesco has been at the top of the English Magic scene for a few years now and is the current front-runner for the National captaincy this year, after having come second in the race several times in the past. Well known for his talents with a 40-card deck, Francesco narrowly missed out on a Top 8 at Pro Tour Ixalan at the start of the season when he lost his win-and-in to mana issues in game one and game three. With a pure love of the game, you will rarely see Francesco without cards in his hand as he jams friendly games between rounds and loudly proclaims it is time for a team draft as soon as the event you are playing in has finished.
Rob is most widely known for his modern play, having being one of the first players to play it on the inaugural modern Pro Tour, and usually making Top 8 at the Axion Mega Modern events. In this article he goes into why he likes the blue control decks, but also outlines their weaknesses.
In this instalment of Player Spotlight we will be talking to Pete Ward. Pete is infamous for losing the win-and-in match to represent the English National team; having finished second twice at WMCQs and third at last year’s English Nationals he has been on the national team once and played on one Pro Tour so far. Known for his calm and collected demeanor and playstyle, Pete is a member of Hareruya Hopes and currently a Bronze Level Pro.
In this instalment of Player Spotlight we will be talking to Rob Catton; based out of Wakefield Rob has been playing Magic for many years and has played on 5 Pro Tours and has recently joined Team Axion Now. He is a well known face in the Northern Magic scene and more widely in the UK for his success at larger events and especially Axion Mega events. A lover of Control strategies in all formats Rob is rarely happier than when he is getting to grind out a slow win with a grip full of counterspells.
In this instalment of Player Spotlight we will be talking to Francisco Sanchez; better know as Patxi. Patxi Sanchez is originally from Spain but now lives and works in London. A regular winner at Axion Mega events and a Magic Online menace; he is frequently seen in the Top 8 of Premier events on Magic Online in varying formats and is only not in the Top 16 of the ‘Challenge’ events if he is busy playing paper Magic that weekend. Patxi hasn’t been playing competitive paper tournaments for that long but he has a strong set of results from solid to outstanding in the events he has attended.