Ben Ragan began playing Magic with Magic 2010 after quitting competitive chess in middle school. He top 8ed GP Toronto and has multiple SCG Tour Open Top 8s, as well as a heartbreaking ninth-place finish at an SCG Invitational.He has a minor addiction to casting Collected Company in Modern and firmly believes that Magic is about maximizing your options. When he isn't competing, you can find him re-watching Game of Thrones or cook Italian food. Ben lives in Greenville.
Ben struggled with not playing fast enough and having no idea what his opponents were doing.
When Ben was 13, he won a match at an event and his opponent was rude to him. Ben lost his cool and got angry too. He has since learned to not let others opinion bother him.
Top 8 at GP Toronto and getting respect from his friends.
Even when you're unhappy with some part of life, you can find happiness.
Read everything you can about Magic.
Not playing sideboard games. Players don't practice with their sideboard.
Ben studies the meta and reads articles on the decks he wants to play. Then, he practices a ton. Ben did 20 Leagues leading up to the Grand Prix.
Find a group of people you can go to events with people who can grow with you.
Listen to Episode 1 here or on www.magicthestory.com