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The Control Freak Podcast is a weekly Magic the Gathering podcast devoted to all things Control in Modern and Pioneer. Host Alex Blackard often has special guests on to help breaks down major tournaments as well as meta-games each week. New episodes are every Sunday night going into Monday at Midnight. Have a listen and make sure to Like, Follow, and Subscribe so you never miss an episode!

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This weeks episode Alex had on his good friend Evan and we break down All the weeks news and tournaments! 

 

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Follow Alex on Twitch, Podbean and Twitter and let’s talk some modern!

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/lessalex

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LessAlex

Podbean: https://controlfreak.podbean.com/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/alexoath...

LessAlex Discord: https://discord.gg/VRKU2VT  

 

Daily MTG: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles

Decklists: https://magic.wizards.com/en/content/deck-lists-magic-online-products-game-info

 

 

Buying Magic cards on TCGPlayer? use my Affiliate Link: https://shop.tcgplayer.com/magic/product/show?utm_campaign=affiliate&utm_medium=LessAlex&utm_source=LessAlex

 

If you really dig the content and would like to help support the content consider becoming a patron here: https://www.patreon.com/LessAlex

If you enjoyed the episode tell your friends and fellow Modern pals and don't forget to Like,follow, subscribe and share!
If you really enjoyed the episode and find value in the podcast go to Apple Podcast’s and give it a five star review! You can download and listen to the Podcast on Podbean, Apple Podcast, Stitcher and all you favorite Podcast Apps!

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April 27, 2020

Ep. 48 The New Guard.

This weeks episode Alex had on his good friend Jake and were talking the end of an era with WOTC ending DCI numbers. We also talk all things that happened in the Challenges.

 

THIS EPISODE WAS RECORDED LIVE ON TWITCH! 

Thanks To all my AMAZING PATRONS!!!

 

Thanks to the sponsor iggyspopshop.com! Use Promo Code "LessAlex" at Check out to save 10%! 

 

Follow Alex on Twitch, Podbean and Twitter and let’s talk some modern!

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/lessalex

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LessAlex

Podbean: https://controlfreak.podbean.com/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/alexoath...

LessAlex Discord: https://discord.gg/VRKU2VT  

DCI Article: https://magic.gg/news/sunsetting-planeswalker-points

Challenges:https://magic.wizards.com/en/content/deck-lists-magic-online-products-game-info

 

 

Buying Magic cards on TCGPlayer? use my Affiliate Link: https://shop.tcgplayer.com/magic/product/show?utm_campaign=affiliate&utm_medium=LessAlex&utm_source=LessAlex

 

If you really dig the content and would like to help support the content consider becoming a patron here: https://www.patreon.com/LessAlex

If you enjoyed the episode tell your friends and fellow Modern pals and don't forget to Like,follow, subscribe and share!
If you really enjoyed the episode and find value in the podcast go to Apple Podcast’s and give it a five star review! You can download and listen to the Podcast on Podbean, Apple Podcast, Stitcher and all you favorite Podcast Apps!

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This weeks episode Alex had on his good friend Evan and we talked the Fallout of Ikoria in the metagmae and what it means to Control! 

 

THIS EPISODE WAS RECORDED LIVE ON TWITCH! 

Thanks To all my AMAZING PATRONS!!!

Thanks to the sponsor iggyspopshop.com! Use Promo Code "LessAlex" at Check out to save 10%! 

 

Follow Alex on Twitch, Podbean and Twitter and let’s talk some modern!

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/lessalex

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LessAlex

Podbean: https://controlfreak.podbean.com/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/alexoath...

LessAlex Discord: https://discord.gg/VRKU2VT  

 

Ikoria Spoilers:https://mythicspoiler.com/

Standard chalange https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/standard-challenge-2020-04-20

Pioneer Challange https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/pioneer-challenge-2020-04-20

Modern Challange https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/modern-challenge-2020-04-20

 

Buying Magic cards on TCGPlayer? use my Affiliate Link: https://shop.tcgplayer.com/magic/product/show?utm_campaign=affiliate&utm_medium=LessAlex&utm_source=LessAlex

 

If you really dig the content and would like to help support the content consider becoming a patron here: https://www.patreon.com/LessAlex

If you enjoyed the episode tell your friends and fellow Modern pals and don't forget to Like,follow, subscribe and share!
If you really enjoyed the episode and find value in the podcast go to Apple Podcast’s and give it a five star review! You can download and listen to the Podcast on Podbean, Apple Podcast, Stitcher and all you favorite Podcast Apps!

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This weeks episode Alex had on his good friend Jake  and we discussed Ikoria!

 

THIS EPISODE WAS RECORDED LIVE ON TWITCH! 

 

Follow Alex on Twitch, Podbean and Twitter and let’s talk some modern!

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/lessalex

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LessAlex

Podbean: https://controlfreak.podbean.com/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/alexoath...

LessAlex Discord: https://discord.gg/VRKU2VT  

 

Ikoria Spoilers:https://mythicspoiler.com/

 

Buying Magic cards on TCGPlayer? use my Affiliate Link: https://shop.tcgplayer.com/magic/product/show?utm_campaign=affiliate&utm_medium=LessAlex&utm_source=LessAlex

 

If you really dig the content and would like to help support the content consider becoming a patron here: https://www.patreon.com/LessAlex

If you enjoyed the episode tell your friends and fellow Modern pals and don't forget to Like,follow, subscribe and share!
If you really enjoyed the episode and find value in the podcast go to Apple Podcast’s and give it a five star review! You can download and listen to the Podcast on Podbean, Apple Podcast, Stitcher and all you favorite Podcast Apps!

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This weeks episode Alex had on his good friend Evan and we discussed Ikoria!

 

THIS EPISODE WAS RECORDED LIVE ON TWITCH! 

 

Follow Alex on Twitch, Podbean and Twitter and let’s talk some modern!

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/lessalex

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LessAlex

Podbean: https://controlfreak.podbean.com/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/alexoath...

LessAlex Discord: https://discord.gg/VRKU2VT  

 

Ikoria Spoilers:https://mythicspoiler.com/

 

Buying Magic cards on TCGPlayer? use my Affiliate Link: https://shop.tcgplayer.com/magic/product/show?utm_campaign=affiliate&utm_medium=LessAlex&utm_source=LessAlex

 

If you really dig the content and would like to help support the content consider becoming a patron here: https://www.patreon.com/LessAlex

If you enjoyed the episode tell your friends and fellow Modern pals and don't forget to Like,follow, subscribe and share!
If you really enjoyed the episode and find value in the podcast go to Apple Podcast’s and give it a five star review! You can download and listen to the Podcast on Podbean, Apple Podcast, Stitcher and all you favorite Podcast Apps!

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This weeks episode Alex is flying solo talking Pioneer Super Qualifier and Ikoria Leaks.

 

Follow Alex on Twitch, Podbean and Twitter and let’s talk some modern!

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/lessalex

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LessAlex

Podbean: https://controlfreak.podbean.com/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/alexoath...

LessAlex Discord: https://discord.gg/VRKU2VT  

 

PioneerSuper Qualifiers: https://magic.wizards.com/en/content/deck-lists-magic-online-products-game-info

Ikoria Article:https://mtgazone.com/ikoria-lair-of-behemoth-leaks-spoils-three-monster-cards/

 

Buying Magic cards on TCGPlayer? use my Affiliate Link: https://shop.tcgplayer.com/magic/product/show?utm_campaign=affiliate&utm_medium=LessAlex&utm_source=LessAlex

 

If you really dig the content and would like to help support the content consider becoming a patron here: https://www.patreon.com/LessAlex

If you enjoyed the episode tell your friends and fellow Modern pals and don't forget to Like,follow, subscribe and share!
If you really enjoyed the episode and find value in the podcast go to Apple Podcast’s and give it a five star review! You can download and listen to the Podcast on Podbean, Apple Podcast, Stitcher and all you favorite Podcast Apps!

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This weeks episode Alex is joined by Jake Stehlik and we talked about how we're handling no paper tournaments. We also breakdown the Pioneer and Modern Prelims. We also breakdown the Pioneer Challange. 

 

Follow Alex on Twitch, Podbean and Twitter and let’s talk some modern!

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/lessalex

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LessAlex

Podbean: https://controlfreak.podbean.com/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/alexoath...

LessAlex Discord: https://discord.gg/VRKU2VT  

 

Pioneer Prelim: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/pioneer-preliminary-2020-03-21

Modern Prelim: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/modern-preliminary-2020-03-21

Pioneer Challenge: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/pioneer-challenge-2020-03-16

 

Buying Magic cards on TCGPlayer? use my Affiliate Link: https://shop.tcgplayer.com/magic/product/show?utm_campaign=affiliate&utm_medium=LessAlex&utm_source=LessAlex

 

If you really dig the content and would like to help support the content consider becoming a patron here: https://www.patreon.com/LessAlex

If you enjoyed the episode tell your friends and fellow Modern pals and don't forget to Like,follow, subscribe and share!
If you really enjoyed the episode and find value in the podcast go to Apple Podcast’s and give it a five star review! You can download and listen to the Podcast on Podbean, Apple Podcast, Stitcher and all you favorite Podcast Apps!

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This weeks episode Alex is joined by Sean Moglegaard's & Camron Neighbours to analyze the UW Control vs UB Inverter Matchup in Pioneer. Sean Top 4d SCG INDY w/ UW Control and Camron got 11th with UB Inverter in Indy!

 

Follow Alex on Twitch, Podbean and Twitter and let’s talk some modern!

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/lessalex

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LessAlex

Podbean: https://controlfreak.podbean.com/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/alexoath...

LessAlex Discord: https://discord.gg/VRKU2VT  

 

Thanks to the podcast's sponsor team SolitaryPro!

Follow them on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SolitaryPro

Buying Magic cards on TCGPlayer? use my Affiliate Link: https://shop.tcgplayer.com/magic/product/show?utm_campaign=affiliate&utm_medium=LessAlex&utm_source=LessAlex

Dig the Cast buying Merch is an awesome way to help support the channel and get some awesome threads:https://teespring.com/stores/control-freak-merch-store

Thanks to Sean Mogelgaard & Camron Neighbours for being on the Podcast follow them on Twitter here:

Sean's Twitter: http://twitter.com/ThatEsperGuy

Check out Sean's Article here when it goes live: http://Winconditiongames.com/blog

Camron's Twitter: https://twitter.com/CamronNeighbour

If you really dig the content and would like to help support the content consider becoming a patron here: https://www.patreon.com/LessAlex

If you enjoyed the episode tell your friends and fellow Modern pals and don't forget to Like,follow, subscribe and share!
If you really enjoyed the episode and find value in the podcast go to Apple Podcast’s and give it a five star review! You can download and listen to the Podcast on Podbean, Apple Podcast, Stitcher and all you favorite Podcast Apps!

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 This weeks episode Alex is joined by John Farrow who was the architect of Sean Moglegaard's UW Control deck that Top 8d SCG Indy. He's also a two time Pro Tour Competitor and shares some insight on how to level up and not get stuck in your own head when playing Magic at the highest levels! 

Follow Alex on Twitch, Podbean and Twitter and let’s talk some modern!

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/lessalex

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LessAlex

Podbean: https://controlfreak.podbean.com/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/alexoath...

LessAlex Discord: https://discord.gg/VRKU2VT  

 

Thanks to the podcast's sponsor team SolitaryPro!

Follow them on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SolitaryPro

Buying Magic cards on TCGPlayer? use my Affiliate Link: https://shop.tcgplayer.com/magic/product/show?utm_campaign=affiliate&utm_medium=LessAlex&utm_source=LessAlex

Dig the Cast buying Merch is an awesome way to help support the channel and get some awesome threads:https://teespring.com/stores/control-freak-merch-store

Thanks to Sean Mogelgaard for being on the Podcast follow him on Twitter here:

Sean's Twitter: http://twitter.com/ThatEsperGuy

Check out Sean's Article here when it goes live: http://Winconditiongames.com/blog

If you really dig the content and would like to help support the content consider becoming a patron here: https://www.patreon.com/LessAlex

If you enjoyed the episode tell your friends and fellow Modern pals and don't forget to Like,follow, subscribe and share!
If you really enjoyed the episode and find value in the podcast go to Apple Podcast’s and give it a five star review! You can download and listen to the Podcast on Podbean, Apple Podcast, Stitcher and all you favorite Podcast Apps!

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Alex is joined this week by Sean Mogelgaard who just last week Top 4'd the Star City Game's Indianapolis Pioneer Open We talk about his amazing run at the tournament, his origin story, setting realistic goals, and much more!

 

Follow Alex on Twitch, Podbean and Twitter and let’s talk some modern!

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/lessalex

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LessAlex

Podbean: https://controlfreak.podbean.com/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/alexoath...

LessAlex Discord: https://discord.gg/VRKU2VT  

 

Thanks to the podcast's sponsor team SolitaryPro!

Follow them on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SolitaryPro

Buying Magic cards on TCGPlayer? use my Affiliate Link: https://shop.tcgplayer.com/magic/product/show?utm_campaign=affiliate&utm_medium=LessAlex&utm_source=LessAlex

Dig the Cast buying Merch is an awesome way to help support the channel and get some awesome threads:https://teespring.com/stores/control-freak-merch-store

Thanks to Sean Mogelgaard for being on the Podcast follow him on Twitter here:

Sean's Twitter: http://twitter.com/ThatEsperGuy

Check out Sean's Article here when it goes live: http://Winconditiongames.com/blog

If you really dig the content and would like to help support the content consider becoming a patron here: https://www.patreon.com/LessAlex

If you enjoyed the episode tell your friends and fellow Modern pals and don't forget to Like,follow, subscribe and share!
If you really enjoyed the episode and find value in the podcast go to Apple Podcast’s and give it a five star review! You can download and listen to the Podcast on Podbean, Apple Podcast, Stitcher and all you favorite Podcast Apps!

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