Team Face to Face Games – Pro Tour Fate Reforged

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When it came to landing a team member into the top 8 of a Pro Tour, Team Face to Face Games was successful at their last Pro Tour, landing newest member Mike Sigrist in the top 4 with their innovative list of Abzan Aggro which is an archetype that is still extremely popular in today’s Standard.

For Pro Tour Fate Reforged, Team Face to Face Games has decided to join forces with one of the most dominant teams in Pro Tour history as they will team up with LSV and Team ChannelFireball. All the members of every major team can be found in this Teams Reforged article written by our friend Brian David-Marshall.

The core of Team Face to Face Games sees no new additions this time around, but have now whittled down to six, with Dave Shiels and Nathan Holiday not coming back for this Pro Tour.

Introducing Team Face to Face Games – Pro Tour Fate Reforged edition!

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Player Name: Jon Stern
Hometown: Montreal
Current Residence: Montreal
Age: 37
Occupation: Magic
Twitter Handle: @JonSternMTL

Invitation Source: Gold
Pro Level: Gold
Lifetime Pro Points: 130

Notable Finishes:
GP Atlanta 2014 – 1st
GP Atlantic City 2013 – 1st
GP Louisville 2013 – 2nd
GP Vancouver 2014 – Top 4
GP Toronto 2012 – Top 8

Favorite Magic Card (and why): Aquamoeba. Some tides need no moon.
Favorite Format (and why): Rochester Draft (more strategic feedback since you can see where you went wrong)
Most memorable Magic moment: Winning GP Atlantic City

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Player Name: Alexander Hayne
Hometown: Montreal, QC, Canada
Current Residence: Westmount, QC, Canada
Age: 26
Occupation: Wizard
Twitter Handle: @insaynehayne

Invitation Source: Platinum
Pro Level: Platinum
Lifetime Pro Points: 159

Notable Finishes:
– PT AVR Champion
– GP Calgary 2013 Champion
– GP Vancouver 2014 Champion
– GP Kyoto 2013 Champion
– GP Strasbourg 2013 (3rd)
– GP Montreal 2011 (2nd)
– 2012 Rookie of the Year
– 2014 Canadian National Team
– 2012 Canadian National Team (Captain)

Favorite Magic Card (and why): Gifts Ungiven, (pre-Unburial Rites), the whole card is a puzzle for you to outwit your adversary into getting what you want
Favorite Format (and why): Cube – It never gets boring
Most memorable Magic moment: YouTube Link

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Player Name: Jacob Wilson
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Current Residence: Vancouver, BC
Age: 19
Occupation: Student
Magic Online Account: Feefyfohfum
Twitter Handle: @JacobWilson95

Invitation Source: Platinum
Pro Level: Platinum
Lifetime Pro Points: 116

Notable Finishes:
– PT BNG: 2nd
– GP Chicago: 1st
– GP Nashville: 1st
– GP Strasbourg: 2nd
– GP Calgary: 8th
– Qualified for 2014 World Championships

Favorite Magic Card (and why): Hidetsugu’s Second Rite- My love for it cannot be described in words.
Favorite Format (and why): Legacy- the format is full of powerful cards which will never see print again.
Most memorable Magic moment: Beating Alexander Hayne in top 4 of GP Strasbourg by outplaying him.

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Player Name: Josh Mcclain
Hometown: Johnston, IA
Current Residence: Iowa city, IA
Age: 25
Occupation: Student
Magic Online Account: Good_Game
Twitter Handle: @Good_Game_

Invitation Source: Platinum
Pro Level: Platinum
Lifetime Pro Points: 80

Notable Finishes:
– GP Detroit 2013 (1st)
– GP Miami 2013 (2nd)
– Pro Tour Born of the Gods (11th)

Favorite Magic Card (and why): Kitchen Finks
Favorite Format (and why): Modern
Most memorable Magic moment: Chording for Orzhov Pontiff to save my team from a Grapeshot on camera vs. Gaudenis at PT Born of the Gods

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Player Name: Mike Sigrist
Hometown: Weymouth MA
Current Residence: Mansfield MA
Age: 31
Occupation: Student
Magic Online Account: CHRISTIAN LAETTNER
Twitter Handle: @MSigrist83

Invitation Source: Silver
Pro Level: Silver
Lifetime Pro Points: 87

Notable Finishes:
– PT Khans of Tarkir (T4)
– PT Portland 2014 (26th)
– GP Washington DC 2014 (1st)
– GP Richmond 2014 (3rd)
– PT Boston 2008 (7th)

Favorite Magic Card (and why): Living Death, played my first constructed tournament
Favorite Format (and why): Limited (draft), the games and decks are always fresh.
Most memorable Magic moment: Winning Grand Prix Washington D.C.

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Player Name: Sam Pardee
Hometown: Berkeley, CA
Current Residence: Berkeley, CA
Age: 25
Occupation: Web Designer
Magic Online Account: Smdster
Twitter Handle: @Smdster

Invitation Source: Gold
Pro Level: Gold
Lifetime Pro Points: 81

Notable Finishes:
– GP Portland 2013 (1st)
– GP Denver 2015 (

Favorite Magic Card (and why): Gavony Township, makes your bad creatures great
Favorite Format (and why): Modern, the games are very interactive and it feels easiest to get an edge
Most memorable Magic moment: Going 12-0 in Toronto after punting my win-and-in in Chicago the week before.

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