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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 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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Alex is joined this week by the man the myth the legend Do0mswitch! We talkabout why he plays UW Control and how to up your game as a control player!

 

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

Thanks to Do0mswitch for being on the Podcast follow him on Twitter here:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/do0mswitch

Check out Do0mswitch's Patreon here: patreon.com/Do0mswitch

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 returning guest Zach Allen who just last weekend was on the winning team at SCG Philly. We talked about his tournament winning Standard UW Control deck along with how he approaches Team Tournaments. We also talk Pioneer Premier and the Modern 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  

 

Thanks to the podcast's sponsor team SolitaryPro!

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

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/a22en

Check out Zach's SCG Article here:

 https://articles.starcitygames.com/premium/trawler-em-out-how-i-won-scg-philadelphia-with-azorius-control/

 

Decklists:

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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TJ Shillingburg joins the Control Freak Podcast and talks through his Modern Classic Top 4 performance at SCG Richmond.

We also talk Pioneer, and a bit of Standard! 

 

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

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/existentialdr3d

 

 

Decklists:

 

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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In This weeks Episode of the Control Freak Podcast Alex is Joined by the Pioneer UW Control Master, Skura. (IslandsInFront) 

Alex asks him some extremely informative questions that many listeners have been wondering of Skura's hot UW Control list that's been making the rounds on the internet!

 

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...

 

 

Thanks to the podcast's sponsor team SolitaryPro!

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

Thanks to Skura for being on the Podcast follow him on all his Socials here:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/IslandsInFront

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcn_dG5L-0T8PoMLBul_L8g

 

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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In This weeks Episode of the Control Freak Podcast Alex is Joined by Ron from TimeWalkTV. We break down the latest Modern and Pioneer Preliminaries along with the Pioneer Challenge. Alex also tells you why you need to try Wafo Tapa's Challange winning list as well as test out Elspeth, Sun's Nemesis. We also talk about Do0mSwitch's list which Alex has played on stream to an amazing win percentage. 

 

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...

 

 

Thanks to the podcast's sponsor team SolitaryPro!

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

Thanks to Ron for being on the Podcast follow him on all his Socials here:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/timewalktv

Twitch: http://twitch.tv/TimeWalkTV IG: http://instagram.com/TimeWalkTV

YouTube: http://youtube.com/TimeWalkTV

Facebook: http://facebook.com/timewalktv TW: http://twitter.com/timewalktv

IG: http://instagram.com/TimeWalkTV

 

Decklists:

DoomSwitch's Pioneer UW Control 6-2 list: https://twitter.com/Do0mswitch/status/1221548903369269255/photo/1

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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