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“Team Grumpy Old Men”

As the Pro Tour coverage starts we wanted to highlight the members of the team we sponsored so you can be sure to cheer them on and watch as they make their push to win Pro Tour Sydney!

We had a chance to ask the players some questions so you can get to know just who is making up Team Grumpy Old Men:

 

Name: Shaheen Soorani 
Where do you live: Norfolk, VA 
Occupation: Write for SCG
Previous Magic Accomplishments/Notable finishes: Top 4 GP São Paulo; 9th Worlds 2006; Top 8 US Nationals 2008; 5 SCG Invitational Top 8s
How you qualified for PT Eldritch Moon: GP New York finish 
Favorite Magic card: Jace, the Mind Sculptor
Any fun plans while in Australia: Winning the Pro Tour
Social media: Twitter @shaheenmtg

 

Name: Joe Lossett
Where do you live: Newport Beach, CA
Occupation: Streamer/investor
Previous Magic Accomplishments/Notable finishes: 5 SCG Open wins; 2 GP top 8
How you qualified for PT Eldritch Moon: GP LA top 8
Favorite Magic card: Venser, Shaper Savant
Any fun plans while in Australia: Sailing, if the weather holds
Any social media information (Twitter, YouTube, MTGO): Twitter @oarsman79, MTGO oarsman

 

Name: Chris Fennell
Where do you live: Tampa, FL
Occupation: Lawyer
Previous Magic Accomplishments/Notable finishes: Pro Tour Born of the Gods Top 8;
8 Grand Prix top 8s, including winner GP DC 2004
How you qualified for PT Eldritch Moon:
Favorite Magic card: Boulderfall
Any fun plans while in Australia: I need to catch a Kangaskahn and experience the wildlife… 
Any social media information (Twitter, YouTube, MTGO): Twitter @gatormage

 

Name: Mark Rankin
Where do you live: Silver Spring, MD
Occupation:  IT
Previous Magic Accomplishments/Notable finishes: Top 16’d a couple of GPs, and never lost in the finals of a PTQ (2 for 2, baby!!)
How you qualified for PT Eldritch Moon: 13-2 at GP Charlotte
Favorite Magic card: Delver of Secrets
Any fun plans while in Australia: Eat a kangaroo burger
Any social media information (Twitter, YouTube, MTGO): Twitter LilRank123

 

Name: Charles League
Where do you live: Virginia
Occupation:  Software Developer
Previous Magic Accomplishments/Notable finishes: GP DC 2014 Top 8; 2x RVA Grand Melee Champion
How you qualified for PT Eldritch Moon: Pro Club Level Silver
Favorite Magic card: Birthing Pod
Any fun plans while in Australia: Working on my Australian accent.
Any social media information (Twitter, YouTube, MTGO):

 

Name: Craig Wescoe
Where do you live: New York
Occupation:  Write articles for TCGPlayer
Previous Magic Accomplishments/Notable finishes: Won PT Dragon’s Maze 
How you qualified for PT Eldritch Moon: Platinum
Favorite Magic card: Swords to Plowshares 
Any fun plans while in Australia: Trolling Mark Rankin about finding Kangaskhan Pokémon.
Any social media information (Twitter, YouTube, MTGO):

 

Name: Dan Musser
Where do you live: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Occupation:  
Previous Magic Accomplishments/Notable finishes: Top 8 GP Atlanta 2016
How you qualified for PT Eldritch Moon:
Favorite Magic card: Wild Nacatl
Any fun plans while in Australia:
Any social media information (Twitter, YouTube, MTGO): Twitter @daniis7; YouTube deriumsccgs, MTGO danabeast7

 

Name: Eli Kassis
Where do you live: Binghamton NY
Occupation:  Psychotherapist 
Previous Magic Accomplishments/Notable finishes: PT Top 8; 18 old school PTQ wins; 20 SCGs Open top 8’s, 6 Pro Tour cashes.
How you qualified for PT Eldritch Moon: Top 8 GP Charlotte 
Favorite Magic card: Treasure Cruise
Any fun plans while in Australia: Eating a Kangaroo 
Any social media information (Twitter, YouTube, MTGO): Facebook Messenger best way to contact

 

Name: Ray Tautic
Where do you live: Richmond, Va
Occupation: Inventory Manager
Previous Magic Accomplishments/Notable finishes: 1 GP top 8; SCG Richmond Open winner
How you qualified for PT Eldritch Moon: RPTQ
Favorite Magic card: Stasis
Any fun plans while in Australia: walking around trying to find Pokemon
Social media: MTGO RayT3

 

Name: Marc Lalague
Where do you live: Orange County, CA
Occupation: Self-employed
Previous Magic Accomplishments/Notable finishes: GP Mexico City 2014 Champion; GP Anahiem 2012 champion
How you qualified for PT Eldritch Moon: RPTQ San Diego
Favorite Magic card: Delver of Secrets
Any fun plans while in Australia: Unfortunately, due to health issues Marc was unable to attend PT Sydney. He will be missed this weekend.  His help preparing with the team will be a huge part of their success this weekend.
Any social media information (Twitter, YouTube, MTGO): MTGO MLalague

 

Name: Forrest Mead
Where do you live: Orlando, FL
Occupation: Self-employed
Previous Magic Accomplishments/Notable finishes: Several GP Top 32s; 17th GP Cleveland 2015; 17th GP San Jose; up many pride points in team drafts
How you qualified for PT Eldritch Moon: RPTQ Orlando
Favorite Magic card: Coiling Oracle
Any fun plans while in Australia: Kangaskhan and Kangaroos
Any social media information (Twitter, YouTube, MTGO): Twitter @the_fmead

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