Team Face to Face Games will be making its return at Pro Tour Born of the Gods this weekend. Headlined by Alexander Hayne, this version of the team has many new additions as only 50% of the previous team will be working together once again.

The older versions of the team have always had a strong Canadian base and this one is no different with Canadians Glenn McIelwain, Benjamin Moir, Lucas Siow, and Steve Wolfman added to the roster. Other additions include Alex Majlaton along with StarCityGames.com‘s Todd Anderson and Brian Braun-Duin.

There’s a lot to be excited about when it comes to this team and the upcoming Modern Pro Tour. That’s because Alex Majlaton has been the most successful Affinity player in the world while Sam Pardee and Josh Mcclain have both claimed Grand Prix wins with Melira Pod. The team has a ton of Modern expertise. Let’s see what they can do with it!

In order to give you a better idea on the people from the team, we have provided detailed profiles on each of the members below.

Todd Anderson

Todd Anderson

Age: 27
Hometown: Birmingham, AL
Residence: Roanoke, VA
Occupation: Writer/Content Producer for SCG
Twitter: @strong_sad
Magic Online: strong sad

Invitation Source: GP Albuquerque
Pro Points: 14
Pro Player Level: None
Pro Points Last Season: 1
Lifetime Pro Points: 67

Notable Finishes:
– SCG Invitational Champion
– four GP Top 8’s

Favorite card from RTR block: Pack Rat
Favorite Limited format of all-time: RGD
Favorite deck from 2013: UWR Flash
Favorite book, movie or tv show you read or watched in 2013: The Name of the Wind
Favorite color combination or archetype in triple Theros Draft: Mono Red

Brian Braun-Duin

BBD

Age: 27
Hometown: Winchester, Virginia
Residence: Roanoke, Virginia
Occupation: Content Producer and Warehouse Associate, StarCityGames.com
Twitter: @BraunDuinIt
Magic Online: BBD

Invitation Source: GP Louisville
Pro Points: 12
Pro Player Level: None
Pro Points Last Season: 0
Lifetime Pro Points: 18

Notable Finishes:
– GP Louisville Champion
– four SCG Invitational Top 8’s

Favorite card from RTR block: Obzedat, Ghost Council
Favorite Limited format of all-time: Triple Innistrad or any combination of Time Spiral Block
Favorite deck from 2013: Junk Reanimator
Favorite book, movie or tv show you read or watched in 2013: Breaking Bad
Favorite color combination or archetype in triple Theros Draft: U/G or nearly Mono-Black

Alexander Hayne

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Age: 25
Hometown: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Residence: Westmount, Quebec, Canada
Occupation: MTG Pro
Twitter: @InsayneHayne

Invitation Source: GP Kyoto, Gold Level
Pro Points: 32
Pro Player Level: Gold
Pro Points Last Season: 33
Lifetime Pro Points: 117

Notable Finishes:
– PT Avacyn Restored Champion
– GP Vancouver 2014 Champion
– GP Kyoto 2013 Champion
– GP Calgary 2013 Champion
– 3rd GP Strasbourg 2013
– 2nd GP Montreal 2011
– Rookie of the Year 2012

Favorite card from RTR block: Sphinx’s Revelation
Favorite Limited format of all-time: Cube (if that doesn’t count, RRR)
Favorite deck from 2013: UWR Flash
Favorite book, movie, or tv show you read or watched in 2013: Breaking Bad
Favorite colour combination or archetype in triple Theros Draft: UW Heroic

Alex Majlaton

Alex Majlaton

Age: 29
Hometown: Lanham, MD
Residence: Lanham, MD
Occupation: Statistician
Twitter: @AlexMajlaton

Invitation Source: GP Detroit
Pro Points: 13
Pro Player Level: Silver
Pro Points Last Season: 28
Lifetime Pro Points: 116

Notable Finishes:
– six GP Top 8’s
– two PT T50’s

Favorite card from RTR block: Knightly Valor
Favorite Limited format of all-time: TPF
Favorite deck from 2013: Makihito Mihara’s G/R devotion deck
Favorite book, movie or tv show you read or watched in 2013: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
Favorite color combination or archetype in triple Theros Draft: U/W Heroic

Josh Mcclain

Josh McClain

Age: 24
Hometown: Iowa CIty, Iowa
Residence: Iowa City Iowa
Occupation: Student
Twitter: @Good_Game_
Magic Online: Good_Game

Invitation Source: GP Detroit
Pro Points: 23
Pro Player Level: Silver
Pro Points Last Season: 11
Lifetime Pro Points: 43

Notable Finishes:
– GP Detroit Champion
– 2nd GP Miami
– two GP Top 16’s

Favorite card from RTR block: Sphinx’s Revelation
Favorite Limited format of all-time: Triple Betrayers of Kamigawa or Triple Rise of Eldrazi
Favorite deck from 2013: UW control at the very end of Innistrad/rtr standard
Favorite book, movie or tv show you read or watched in 2013: The last few books of the Song of Ice and Fire series
Favorite color combination or archetype in triple Theros Draft: UW heroic

Glenn McIelwain

Glenn

Age: 29
Hometown: Cobourg, ON
Residence: Toronto
Occupation: Civil Engineer / Web Developer for hire
Twitter: @gmacmtg
Magic Online: _GMac_

Invitation Source: GP Washington DC
Pro Points: 3
Pro Player Level: None
Pro Points Last Season: 1
Lifetime Pro Points: 5

Notable Finishes:
– beat David Caplan in a cube draft
– multiple FNM cashes

Favorite card from RTR block: Lobber Crew
Favorite Limited format of all-time: NPH/MBS/SOM
Favorite deck from 2013: pre-M14 GB Mutilate (Standard)
Favorite book, movie or tv show you read or watched in 2013: The Art of War / Breaking Bad
Favorite color combination or archetype in triple Theros Draft: U/x Aqueous Form (pref. UG)

Benjamin Moir

Ben Moir

Age: 19
Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario
Residence: Ottawa, Ontario
Occupation: Student
Twitter: @B_Moir

Invitation Source: GP Detroit, GP Toronto
Pro Points: 12
Pro Player Level: None
Pro Points Last Season: 5
Lifetime Pro Points: 23

Notable Finishes:
– GP Toronto Top 8
– GP Detroit Top 8

Favorite card from RTR block: Skullcrack
Favorite Limited format of all-time: Modern Masters
Favorite deck from 2013: Junk Rites
Favorite book, movie or tv show you read or watched in 2013: Community
Favorite color combination or archetype in triple Theros Draft: 5 Color Green

Sam Pardee

Sam Pardee

Age: 24
Hometown: Berkeley, CA
Residence: Berkeley, CA
Occupation: Web Designer
Twitter: @Smdster
Magic Online: Smdster

Invitation Source: GP Albuquerque
Pro Points: 22
Pro Player Level: Silver
Pro Points Last Season: 27
Lifetime Pro Points: 50

Notable Finishes:
– GP Portland Champion
– three-time GP Finalist
– MOCS 2012 Top 4

Favorite card from RTR block: Pack Rat
Favorite Limited format of all-time: RGD
Favorite deck from 2013: Melira Pod
Favorite book, movie or tv show you read or watched in 2013: The Name of the Wind
Favorite color combination or archetype in triple Theros Draft: W/X devotion

Dave Shiels

Dave Shiels

Age: 25
Hometown: Boston MA
Residence: Boston MA
Occupation: Student

Invitation Source: PTQ, Gold Level
Pro Points: 3
Pro Player Level: Gold
Pro Points Last Season: 31
Lifetime Pro Points: 75

Notable Finishes:
– GP Dallas Champion
– GP Baltimore Top 8
– GP Charlotte Top 8
– PT Gatecrash Top 16

Favorite card from RTR block: Hallowed Fountain
Favorite Limited format of all-time: Ravnica
Favorite deck from 2013: UWR control
Favorite book, movie or tv show you read or watched in 2013: Game of Thrones
Favorite color combination or archetype in triple Theros Draft: Anything that is not red

Lucas Siow

Lucas Siow

Age: 27
Hometown: Toronto
Residence: Toronto
Occupation: Bank Analyst
Twitter: @toordeforce

Invitation Source: Silver Level
Pro Points: 13
Pro Player Level: Silver
Pro Points Last Season: 21
Lifetime Pro Points: 62

Notable Finishes:
– 2nd GP Columbus
– 2nd GP San Jose
– World Magic Cup Team 2012

Favorite card from RTR block: Deathright Shaman
Favorite Limited format of all-time: Zendikar Limited
Favorite deck from 2013: BGw in Modern (GP Detroit)
Favorite book, movie or tv show you read or watched in 2013: Justified
Favorite color combination or archetype in triple Theros Draft: UB

Jon Stern

Jon Stern

Age: 35
Hometown: Montreal
Residence: Montreal
Occupation: Pro Gamer
Twitter: @JonSternMTL

Invitation Source: GP Louisville, Gold Level
Pro Points: 22
Pro Player Level: Gold
Pro Points Last Season: 37
Lifetime Pro Points: 102

Notable Finishes:
– GP Atlantic City Champion
– 2nd GP Louisville
– GP Vancouver Top 4
– GP Toronto Top 8
– PT Gatecrash Top 16

Favorite card from RTR block: Domri Rade
Favorite Limited format of all-time: IPA
Favorite deck from 2013: Standard RG Aggro
Favorite book, movie or tv show you read or watched in 2013: Breaking Bad
Favorite color combination or archetype in triple Theros Draft: GU

Steve Wolfman

Steve Wolfman

Age: 34
Hometown: Toronto
Residence: Toronto
Occupation: Software developer
Magic Online: Wolfman

Invitation Source: PTQ
Pro Points: 0
Pro Player Level: None
Pro Points Last Season: 1
Lifetime Pro Points: 85

Notable Finishes:
– 2nd PT Boston 2002
– PT Philadelphia 2005 Top 4
– 2nd Nationals 2008, Top 8 Nationals 1997, 2003

Favorite card from RTR block: Deathrite Shaman. Just a great card in all formats.
Favorite Limited format of all-time: Triple Odyssey draft
Favorite deck from 2013: Legacy American delver
Favorite color combination or archetype in triple Theros Draft: UG – it won me the PTQ

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