Originally Posted by aodajuiceman
Thank you to everyone who supported me, your support was heart felt and I appreciate it all. When you lose round 1 of the biggest tournament of the year(thanks Ryan) I'm sorry I couldn't bring it home for not only my city but our country. It was a great match filled with many pro plays on both sides. I played my best. In game 3, there was 1 play that made a difference, and it happened so fast, but stuff happens. I played my best for 95% of the tournament.
I would like to thank Destin Earseary, my team, Ryan Severin, and Alex Blandin. Destin and I playtested over and over, and went over choices and quantites of cards for my deck, and many edits were key difference makers. All those late nights playing til 5, 6, sometimes 7 o clock in the morning paid dividends. My team because you are my greatest supporters(#TeamChicago4Life), Ryan for being such a great tiebreaker and a cool dude, and Alex Blandin for laying out the perfect game plan for beating the Canadian that I was fortunate enough to beat in top 16. I was able to beat 1 of them at least lol. Thank you for all your help, and Thank you to all the other pro's who gave me insight, saul, jovad, ryan, and everyone else, I appreciate it all.
While I am saddened that I didn't win, I am gracious enough to give a guy his just due. Congrats to Kevin, he is a true pro, and played a heck of a game against me. You played great, and often made plays I hoped that you wouldn't lol. You deserve it, and enjoy the glory of being the new 2012 national champ aka sannin aka sjc champ. Thank you to all my supporters on the forums, I love you all. I'm just happy that I could represent my team well.