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BANT TURBOFOG

Team Axion member and Silver Level Pro Francesco Giorgio discusses the deck he played at Pro Tour 25; the most innovative deck in Standard in recent years, Bant Turbofog!



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ROAD TO NATIONALS: AUTUMN BURCHETT

In this instalment of Player Spotlight we will be talking to Autumn Burchett. One of the most successful English players in recent times Autumn has finished in the Top 16 of a Pro Tour, won a Magic Online Championship Series event on Magic Online and repeatedly smashes any event Francois Hauchard organises. Currently a Silver Level Pro and the reigning English National Champion after an undefeated run last year, Autumn is a force to be reckoned with.

 


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ROAD TO NATIONALS: FRANCESCO GIORGIO

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.


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UW CONTROL IN MODERN

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.


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ROAD TO NATIONALS: PETER WARD

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.


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ROAD TO NATIONALS: PLAYER SPOTLIGHT, ROB CATTON

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.



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ROAD TO NATIONALS: USAMA SAJJAD

In the run up to English Nationals we interviewed some of the top performing English players from this season to get to know the likely favourites!

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ROAD TO NATIONALS: FRANCISCO SANCHEZ

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.



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ROAD TO NATIONALS: CHARLES ELIATAMBY


In the run up to English Nationals we interviewed some of the top performing English players from this season to get to know the likely favourites!



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THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE DUCK: THREE WEEKENDS

Team Axion member Joao Choca discusses the preparation process and the tournament that led to him clawing his way to the trophy at Grand Prix Turin.


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