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Tournament Attitudes
By Mark "Ransac" Wanich
I have been competing in tournaments for over 5 months straight now. I have a great attitude about losing(ask theorgg if you need proof). I don't go there to win, just to play. I constantly go to Neutral Ground to play and I have seen the worst attitudes that players can have. Like two weeks ago, first week of Invasion, I was awesome, for basically the first time. I won 4 out of 5 matches, only losing to the finalists. I beat one of them in my third round, but in the top 4, he layethed the smacketh down on me. When I beat him the first time, he was pissed, because he had always beaten me before, it was literally my first win against him. When he beat me in the finals, I didn't care, I was just impressed that I got 3rd place. But, he gloated to his friends "I kicked the *(&^ out of that &*@&er". I wouldn't have minded the loss if he hadn't done that.

Another occurance I saw was at Invasion pre-release when in 4th round, I beat one opponent 2-1, and he kept complaining that his deck was so much better than mine, therefore the match win should be his. As much as I admired his deck strategy, the reason people win is not because their decks are better (well, sometimes), but because of the luck of the draw. I drew winning hands and he didn't, but that didn't stop him from complaining.

One last example. There is one particular player that usually wins at my tournaments. I respect his playing ability, and always wish him the best of luck, but he has the mst annoying way of rubbing your nose in his victories. He just gloats after every match, even if he beat people to the game. It's just too ugly.

What we all need to remember is that this is just a game, not a job (except for people like Jon Finkel). And in this game, you win some, and you lose some, or you lose all the time, or you win all the time. But, try to set examples for attitude. There might be kids new to the game watching and might think that it's the end of the world if you lose. If you really think that, grow up, like me.

Ransac, monkey rancher

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