Grand Prix Detroit Top 8 Profiles

Jordan Berkowitz

Hometown: Reading, PA

Occupation: Owner of an office furniture business

How long have you been playing Magic? 23 years!

Previous Magic accomplishments: Won GP Detroit 15 years ago!

What were your decks this weekend? UB splashing green in Day 1. Drafted WG and the UG on Day 2.

Favorite Core Set 2020 card and archetype: Risen Reef. Some combination of UGB.

Favorite Limited format ever: I don’t remember any format than the current one!

 

Haotian Wang

Hometown: Hoboken

Occupation: Student

How long have you been playing Magic? Since Magic 2014 came out!

Previous Magic accomplishments: Top 8 at GP Cleveland

What were your decks this weekend? On Day 2 I drafted BG with Dread Presence and then Mono-Black Aggro with Shifting Ceratops.

Favorite Core Set 2020 card and archetype: Shifting Ceratops! U/B is my favorite archetype in the set.

Favorite Limited format ever: Fate Reforged.

 

Andrew Fiedler

Hometown: South Bend, Indiana

Occupation: Project manager

How long have you been playing Magic? Since 2006, when I played my first tournament with Merfolk!

Previous Magic accomplishments: None

What were your decks this weekend? Naya with 6 rares on Day 1. U/R Elementals and then Mardu Aggro on Day 2.

Favorite Core Set 2020 card and archetype: Plummet. Don’t have a favorite archetype since today’s drafts are my first-ever for the format.

Favorite Limited format ever: Vintage Cube

 

Pedram Moazen-Sayad

Hometown: Etobicoke, Ontario

Occupation: Inside Sales Account Manager

How long have you been playing Magic? Magic 2014

Previous Magic accomplishments: N/A

What were your decks this weekend? R/G Midrange on Day 1, drafted a U/B medium deck and then a medium Temur Elementals deck.

 Favorite Core Set 2020 card and archetype: Chandra’s EmbercatU/R Elemental Fliers is my favorite archetype.

Favorite Limited format ever: This one…?

 

Jonathan Dery

Hometown: Montreal, Quebec

Occupation: Transit officer

How long have you been playing Magic? Mirrodin block.

Previous Magic accomplishments: N/A

What were your decks this weekend? Blue-Black Bombs on Day 1, and then Sultai with four insane rares in the first draft, and then R/B Elementals in the second.

 Favorite Core Set 2020 card and archetype: Agent of Treachery and U/B – you can’t pass the value!

Favorite Limited format ever: No preference, Magic’s nice in general.

 

Ben Bellis

Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI

Occupation: Assistant Professor

How long have you been playing Magic? Since 2002

Previous Magic accomplishments: Two GPs and a Day 2 at GP Philly in 2008.

What were your decks this weekend? UW splashing green on Day 1, with 3 Cloudkin Seer and two Risen Reef.

 Favorite Core Set 2020 card and archetype: Cloudkin Seer, and my favorite archetype is anything with blue.

Favorite Limited format ever: Time Spiral block.

 

Jason Andejeski

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Occupation: Mechanical engineer

How long have you been playing Magic? Since 1994.

Previous Magic accomplishments: N/A

What were your decks this weekend? U/B on Day 1, then two U/W decks on Day 2, midrange and then fliers.

 Favorite Core Set 2020 card and archetype: After today, Master Splicer because it carried me through Day 2. I draft whatever comes my way, but I’ll play Elementals if Risen Reef is there.

Favorite Limited format ever: Invasion block.

 

Louis Kaplan

Hometown: Madison, WI

Occupation: Software Developter/Cat Photographer

How long have you been playing Magic? Ice Age

Previous Magic accomplishments: A bunch of GP cashes and played in a few Mythic Championships.

What were your decks this weekend? Agent of Treachery loops on Day 1, and then U/W Inspired Charge and G/W Medium Creatures on Day 2.

 Favorite Core Set 2020 card and archetype: Agent of Treachery. My favorite archetype is grindy Sultai decks.

Favorite Limited format ever: Rise of the Eldrazi