Magic The Gathering – Great female minds and players!
Do you know what’s really trendy right now? To talk about female Magic the Gathering players, but not just any of course, rather the few that lately has been appearing in top 8’s at bigger tournaments like various Grand Prix’s.
I tend to root for them when they are reaching a position where they can end up in the finals, but I always root for the underdog, and I’m not saying that the female players are worse than the male players. I’m just saying when it comes to numbers = they are outnumbered. So it’s always fun to see them punch a hole in a very male dominant game.
I lift my hat to these women and I really hope they will stick with the game to show the world that it’s okay to be a lady and play card games like Magic The Gathering. From what I’ve read and seen, it’s a very intimidating thing to be a female magic player, mostly because the younger guys are not used to seeing girls at their local hobby shops or tournaments. Staring… is not okay guys. Really.
So I wanted to make a small tribute and show you the women that have been slowly (and some rather quickly) made their face known in the Magic community.
The latest woman to make a huge top 8 finish. This happened just this weekend at Grand Prix Nashville. She managed to get an amazing record, ending day 1 with eight wins and a single loss. And going 3-0 and 2-1 and in the day 2 drafts. A hard achievement for any Magic players.
Not only was she a lady; she also had some swag with that awesome hat when she managed to top 8 at Grand Prix Lincoln 2012 with her “Infinty” deck (Modern Format). Deciding to play the deck just days before the tournament she managed to collect the whole deck on site. And she was able to say that she owned every single card in her deck (borrowing being something very common when going to bigger events).
As many others on this list Jackie had no previous Pro Tour or Grand Prix top 8s before going to Grand Prix Baltimore 2012. She managed to kick some ass all the way to the top 8 with a Red/Green agro deck (Standard Format).
Melissa has been playing magic for some time now, and is a familiar name for most Magic players. So it was all happy news when she managed to top 8 at Grand Prix Santiago 2011. She even won the quarter final game against one of Magic the Gathering’s most skilled players: Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa.
So here are just a few inspiring female Magic the Gathering players. If you have more stories, players or something else to share about female players be sure to leave a comment.
Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Posted on 19 March, 2012, in Card Games, Magic The Gathering and tagged female, jackie lee, lissa jensen, Magic The Gathering, mary jacobsen, melissa detora, mtg, nurgle, nurgleprobe, player, players, women. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.