Ashraf Abou Omar is 26 years old and is lives in Kiel, Germany. He started playing competitive Magic at Grand Prix Strasbourg in 2007. Once he qualified for Pro Tour Kuala Lumpur in 2008, he started traveling a lot in Germany and UK to compete in PTQ. He has one GP Top 8 in Madrid 2015.
Return to Ravnica
Martyr of Sands
The community. Traveling, playing and partying with friends.
Understanding the rules is a great way to improve. If you understand the rules better you can win more games.
Magic Online really helps you understand the phases and when you can respond and when you have to announce triggers. Understanding this will level up your skill.
By spending a lot of time playing Ash has noticed a big improvement. There is no substitute for practice.
Qualifying for his first Pro Tour is Ash's proudest moment.
Watch streams and draft with others to get better.
Ash drafts every Friday at his flat after Friday Night Magic.
They always analyze their picks and think critically about the draft to help them improve.
Ash likes to take under the radar decks to Standard tournaments so he brews with friends to try and beat the big decks. Then he play tests on Magic Online.
Not managing their life total and not understanding combat math. You can win on 1 life.
Don't draw any conclusion until the entire set is released.
Draft: Identify a strategy early on and stick to it. Ash even forces colors a bit as he tries to construct a 3-0 deck.
Magic Online is a great way to prepare for big events. However, it's much better to play in real life so you can talk about mulligans and card decisions
GP Deck Box
Watching others play and interacting with them is a great way to improve on the cheap. There are many great streams to learn from.
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