On Thursday, Pro Tour Berlin champion Luis Scott-Vargas joined us on CoverItLive to participate in an interview where viewers at home asked all the questions. Below, you can find the transcript of that interview.
I am here to entertain you.
Comment From Guilherme:
Luis Scott-Vargas, who do you think is going to win this?
Shoota Mcgavin (Shouta Yasooka).
Comment From Sean:
Who are you most afraid to face in Modern?
Nobody really, we picked Zoo because of its mostly balanced matchups. The worst though is probably Kibler/Finkel's White-Blue (Tzu-Ching Kou's deck).
Comment From Ithilanor:
What's the best/worst pun you've heard today?
I said that I'd take a Wild Guess and say my deck's good. (hint: I'm playing Wild Guess).
Comment From Glued to Magic:
Luis Scott-Vargas - What do you think about knowing your opponent's list before the match (and conversely him knowing yours). Does it make a big difference to how you play?
Yeah, it's huge. Playing around their cards, bluffing your own. It's a really big difference.
Comment From asharris:
What happened to Garvas Elscott?
Comment From Oliver:
What would you play in Vintage right now?
Snapcaster Mage/Dark Confidant/Jace blue control.
Comment From JelgerW:
Are you working on recruiting Shouta Yasooka for ChannelFireball?
Not currently in the works. It's more fun when we have no idea what he's bringing anyway.
Comment From Ithilanor:
Are you surprised that no one played Pod, Storm, or other combo decks in Modern?
Not really, we didn't expect many of those decks. We did think more Loam would show up.
Comment From Faith:
Luis Scott-Vargas, I just have to say, earlier today on this chat we had the questions: what's your favorite draft archetype in M13 (to which I answered blue-red lots-of-spells), which M13 card do you like most (to which I answered Helion crucible) and which player are you rooting for (obviously you). So when I saw your decklist, I felt that the stars had aligned :) Thanks!
Awesome. I picked Oblivion Ring, then Searing Spear, then right into Divination.
Needs more Divinations.
Comment From Guest
Luis Scott-Vargas, is it much harder to predict the meta of 16 top players than 450
random good players?
It's different, but both are tricky. We decided to not get too far ahead of ourselves, and just play Zoo...like always. We went 7-1 in modern though!
Comment From dv8r:
What would you play in Modern if you could have seen everyone's else's decklists before this tournament?
Our Birthing Pod deck. 4 Kitchen Finks, Knight of the Reliquary, no combo, just value.
Comment From Senortangerino89:
Luis Scott-Vargas - I know you were tinkering around with Battle of Wits, do you think that
or one of the other alternate win cards will be viable post rotation?
They will be a ton of fun though, and I'll keep trying.
Comment From Pam A:
Luis Scott-Vargas, do you think Kai Budde is the best magic player ever?
Comment From Kris:
What's you favorite card?
Pairings are up, wish me luck!