Oliver Polak-Rottmann has 4 Grand Prix Top 8 including 1 Win, 1 Pro Tour Top 16, and is a 2-time National champion (2008, 2016). Oliver lives in Vienna, Austria.
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Coldsnap (Draft) / Champions of Kamigawa
Master of Waves
Oliver has made great friends playing Magic.
By understanding variance always happens it will even out the highs and lows
Try to finish his black border dual land collection. Money was an issue. Through trading and drafting. Oli was able to get the money for the card.
The year Oli qualified for 3 of 7 Pro Tours is when he realized he had leveled up.
In the 2008 season, Oli skipped the Pro Tour because he only needed 1 point. He needed to make to 200 of 380 players, and he didn't make it. It felt terrible . Oli learned you have to take the game seriously but not let it consume you."If you're failing at Magic, you're not failing at life".
Making Platinum at Pro Tour Eldritch Moon.
Oli learned about the world by traveling with Magic.
Players don't Sideboard correctly and they don't seek advice as much as they should. People feel they know it better.
Make Pro Tour Top 8.
Booked a house two weeks before the Pro Tour with his team to practice. Know the balance you need. Playing a lot of games (10-15) per match up helps Oli get a feel and collect data.
"Pick up Power cards and dual lands."
Enjoy the game, Make friends.
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