Quote from mtgnorin »Cfusion, I was in 10 (maybe 11) tournaments, 3 different stores, in a row... Place 1-2. This is not possible if you have less experience or a new player. Tom ross and other pros do the same in much larger tournaments. Its not luck only. But Luck is a part of it and you need it
A comment from the SCG article:
Jason Morgan: "If one were to observe that big mana decks were on a downswing and choose to take BGx midrange deck to a RPTQ a few years back, and then proceed to get paired against the only two Tron players in the room while watching another player on 73 of the same 75 cards qualify while dodging the Tron matchup, how is this not a matchup lottery? Point being, choosing what you want to lose to, making a correct call based on recent meta trends, but still getting paired against that matchup enough times to torpedo your tournament is a thing that happens more frequently in modern than any other format. That is just not acceptable for a high level competitive format. There is already enough variance in this game that can invalidate weeks of preparation, hard work, and correct analysis by simply the luck of the draw. Having that extra layer of matchup variance is purely frustrating, not charming, in my opinion."