Jonathan Zhang on leveling up, cultural divides, and Canadian Magic

Jonathan is a Canadian Magic player best known for his mastery of the Grishoalbrand deck in the Modern format. In 2018, Jonathan finished 4th in Grand Prix Toronto and won the Star City Games Team Open in Las Vegas. He is a regular member of the First Strike podcast and can be found on Twitter as @finalnub.

In this conversation, we discuss:

  • Jonathan’s competitive Magic origin story
  • Growing up in Chinese, Japanese and Canadian cultures
  • Lessons learned from content creation
  • Similarities between his day job and playing Magic

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