Luke Southworth has one old PTQ win, a handful of Grand Prix cashes and just made Top 8 of Grand Prix Birmingham 2018. Luke is from Preston, England.
Understanding card advantage and board advantage.
Luke lost in the final of a WMCQ. That was really hard near-miss. Luke learned to 'expect the unexpected' as much as possible.
Qualifying for the Pro Tour for the first time. It was very validating as a player to finally have the pay off for all his hard work.
Luke honed his critical thinking skills through Magic. Also, socializing with new people.
Getting too emotionally invested in the game. You can't tie your self-worth to your Magic results. Magic is high variance and you need to be okay with that.
Luke took a deck he found on a stream to his standard GP. He played Magic Online and studied the format. It was a new format so testing things out was key.
Have fun, be nice.
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