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S2 Omega Invitational Profile: ALostPenguin
June 3, 2024

We'll be posting a player interview twice a day during the lead up to the Season 2: Omega Invitational, happening on June 7th.

Tournament Statistics

First Round Opponent: WheelJank

Tournament Bracket Seed: 13

Season 2 Results: 1st place in Encounter 4, 10th in Encounter 6

Number of Tournaments Played: 3

Player Interview

Where are you from?
Virginia (USA)

When and how did you discover the Transformers TCG?
I discovered the Transformers TCG in 2019 through a friend at a local comic book store.

What was/is your favorite team to run and why?
My favorite team to run is an old Octone build running Octone, Flamewar and Autobot Hot Rod. This was when I began to become familiar with the concept of deck building.

When and how did you discover the post-cancellation community?
I discovered the post-cancellation community around Season 2 Encounter 5 after a year of putting the game in a box for about a year.

Who's your favorite Transformers character and why?
My favorite Transformers character is Strarscream. Me and my group of friends that I play Magic: the Gathering with watched Transformers: Prime a lot, and we loved Starscreams character and lines in the show. His personality, flavor, and timelessness have always been a huge part of what made Transformers feel like a world.

What's your favorite card and why?
My favorite character card is Octone, Capricious Agitator. I always loved the idea of mercenaries in Transformers, and Octone was the second SRT I ever pulled (The first was KIng Starscream). I vividly remember taking the physical card out of the sleeve, folding it, and putting it back in the sleeve during my early days of playing. I always felt that the triple changing design of the cards was so brilliant, and combining that with the unique bounty mechanic made Octone a really memorable and interesting card to use.

Do you have any advice for players who want to get into the competitive scene or the TCG in general?
My advice would be to feel free to be creative. While Transformers is a card game with meta, bans and the constant search for the perfect deck, I truly believe that it is different. Transformers is a game with so many levels of complexity and depth that every card has a valid chance to win and do crazy things in this game. If you see a connection between cards, dont let the meta and optimal number limit what you think is best or fun. Any idea can make it to the top with creativity, time and a little bit of luck. Those ideas are what build a game into more than the sum of its parts.

Be sure to stay tuned for from the Season 2: Omega Invitational, with coverage beginning June 7th! In the meantime, here are all the currently released S2 Omega Invitational profiles!
Seed 1. Brettasaurus
Seed 2. Stephen Moss
Seed 3: Ozzy
Seed 4: WheelJank
Seed 5. KingNaga
Seed 6. Z-R0E
Seed 7. Hawkhammer
Seed 8. Champion
Seed 9. Vangelus
Seed 10. Sandman
Seed 11. Jihen
Seed 12. Siliag
Seed 13: ALostPenguin
Seed 14: EvilGem096
Seed 15. NanoT3ch
Seed 16. Spacewarp603