Welcome back to Judge of the Week! This week’s rockstar is exemplary RC, Hans Wang!
Name: Hans Wang
Level: Level 3
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Judge Start date: Taiwan Nationals in 2002
Why did you become a Judge? Because I’m not a good player…
Favorite card: Armageddon
Least favorite card: Humility
Commander General: None
Favorite non-Magic Game: Pokemon GO
Best tournament result: 0-0
Random fact about yourself: I’ve never played in a Grand Prix! lol
What’s your Pokemon Go team?
Tell us your favorite Judge story.
It’s actually a Magic story.
When I was a kid, I opened my first booster and got a Vampiric Tutor. In the next weeks, I went to a local store and someone asked to see what cards do I have. When he saw my Tutor, he said: “I know you think this card is weak, weak, very weak. However, in the next 6 months, if anyone would like to trade your Tutor, DON’T TRUST THEM!” I now still have that Tutor in my collection.
How has being a Judge influenced your non-Magic life?
For now, basically everything.
Who have been some of your biggest mentors in the Judge Program, and what did they teach you?
Jacky Yang, he taught me everything as a judge I should be aware of. Riccardo Tessitori, he taught me everything as a judge I should improve on.
What positive aspects has the Judge Program contributed to your everyday life?
Allow me to travel around the world 🙂
How did you get involved in Magic in the first place?
One of my friends brought me to a small store, I opened my first booster there, it’s a Vision booster, and I got a Vampiric Tutor!
If you were a Planeswalker what would be your ultimate?
-8: Shuffles all the permanents, then every player got a permanent by random for each permanent he/she had. As well as hands, library, and graveyard.
What is the proudest moment of your Judge life?
Passed my 2nd Panel and made L3 in 2015.
What would you be doing now if Magic no longer existed?
I HAVE NO IDEA.
Two Truths and a Lie
Two of the following statements are true and one is false. Figure out which!
- I can speak 6 languages.
- I have more than 50 pairs of shoes.
- I have more than 100 Overgrown Estate.
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