Cassius Marsh is regarded for tackling ball carriers as an NFL linebacker, but the Seattle Seahawk’s 6’4”, 245-pound body recently proved totally useless in the mental athletics of Magic: the Collecting.
Marsh was invited as a special visitor to final weekend’s Grand Prix Las Vegas, a five-day Magic fest that includes Magic artists, sellers, cosplay, and three aggressive tournaments. Marsh talked up his game, expressing he is used to participating in towards “tier-a person form fellas,” but Saturday’s match sent him straight again to instruction camp.
Marsh picked up the game in his center school a long time, and however he’s played casually for around a ten years, GP Vegas was his initial massive-scale match. Marsh was picked out to participate in his 2nd spherical on camera in a characteristic match streamed reside on Twitch to thousands of viewers. Correct to his soccer position, the linebacker piloted a controlling, defensive deck called Blue Moon its system is to neutralize early plays and invest in time right up until a excellent endgame can be unleashed. Unluckily for him, he was paired towards a participant utilizing Affinity, a person of the swiftest decks in the structure, which quickly assembles an army of little robots that can synergize Voltron-like and mature out of hand. Even though he had fifty minutes allotted to entire a greatest-of-three match, Marsh took a pair of L’s in beneath twenty.
Here’s Marsh dying a speedy dying in Match 1:
The mass of muscle daintily replaces his card sleeves:
…and here’s the concession and handshake for Match 2.
Marsh’s ultimate standings exhibit a end of three,a hundred and fiftieth put out of three,400 gamers, notching just a person earn around the program of the match. He didn’t feel to acquire his losses way too hard— he described his weekend as “a blast”, and dropped a pair thousand pounds on new cards for his collection.
Marsh is currently a minimal movie star in the Magic environment, and made waves in the community a pair moments in the earlier year. In November, his $twenty,000 collection of cards was stolen from his motor vehicle and under no circumstances returned, however Magic’s Seattle-dependent publisher Wizards of the Coastline gifted him a treatment bundle in consolation. When the getaway period rolled all around, Marsh made the decision to give again, and along with Seahawks teammate Doug Baldwin played in a charity Magic match to benefit the Large Brothers, Large Sisters plan of Puget Seem.
Rafael is a 6th quality math instructor in Boston, and a aggressive Magic enthusiast specializing in Present day. You can observe him on Twitter @shloopu.