Name: Matthew Johnson

Age: 35

City: Cambridge

Country: UK

Previous Magic Accomplishments: Top 8 in all 3 formats I played at MKMS Milan, MKMS London 2016 Vintage Champion, Q'ed for 3 of the 2016 SuperFinals

MKM Series Milan 2016 – Vintage:

Deck: Null Rod / Smokestack Shops, because why should my opponent have all the fun (or any fun for that matter)?

What was the most interesting play you saw or made this weekend?
Engineered Plague naming Blinkmoth Nexus.

What's the best Vintage deck in your opinion (that you did not play)?
Mentor

What's your nightmare match-up in the Top 8?
Mentor

MKM SERIES MILAN 2016 – LEGACY:

Deck: RUG Delver – it always has game!

What was the most useful card out of your sideboard and why?
Submerge – lots of tricks in lots of match-ups.

What was the most interesting play you saw or made this weekend?
I Submerged my own Tarmogoyf – twice!

What's the best Legacy deck in your opinion (that you did not play)?
Miracles.

What's your nightmare match-up in the Top 8?
Elves.

MKM SERIES MILAN 2016 – MODERN:

Deck: Bring to Light Scapeshift – a combo wins, interaction and good sideboarding options.

What's your favorite card from Oath of the Gatewatch?
Oath of Nissa.

What was the most useful card out of your sideboard and why?
Obstinate Baloth – it stabilized against burn, aggro and beatdown when my lands are getting destroyed or Scapeshift is getting removed.

What's the best Modern deck in your opinion (that you did not play)?
Griselbrand.

What's your nightmare match-up in the Top 8?
RW Land Destruction.

How did the Pro Tour affect your deck choice today?
It didn't affect my choice at all; I think it's a reasonable choice against those decks, though.

MKM Series London 2016 – Vintage:

Deck: UW Mentorstill

Most useful sideboard card: Disenchant

What was the most interesting play you saw or made this weekend?
Mana Drain a Hangarback Walker for 8.

What is the best Vintage deck in your opinion (that you did not play yourself)?
Smokestack Shops

MKM Series Frankfurt 2017 – Modern:

Deck: Bring to Light Scapeshift. Interaction & a combo kill. The mana can be a liability though.

What changes would you make to your deck?
I think this is the best version.

What is the best Modern deck in your opinion (that you did not play yourself)?
Jund Shadow