Alex Lloyd has 2 Grand Prix top 8s, with 1 win and numerous Top 16s. He's a 2 time Pro Tour Competitor, Level 1 Judge, and engaged in community development efforts. Alex is from Manchester, NH, USA.
Money. Alex found that Magic can be expensive, so money was a barrier to entry.
The length of time between big finishes can be tough. At GP DC (Journey Into Nyx Limited) Alex gets paired down and losses. He missed top 8 because of it.
Winning GP Atlanta
Networking. How to connect and maintain relationships.
Learn to sequence (especially as a control deck).
Working at a game store.
Health and fitness are key at big events.Stay hydrated. Make time for yourself. Have snacks ready to go.
Players don't value cards the way they should.
Networking is a huge. Connect with others as much as you can.
5-0 list from MTGO Leagues, MTG Goldfish, CFB, SCG
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