Gregory Atkinson

2009 A Game of Thrones: The Card Game World Joust Champion

“A man must know how to look before he can hope to see.”
    –George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

Who is Gregory Atkinson?

Gregory Atkinson is a two-time A Game of Thrones: The Card Game World Champion and perennial contender who first began playing in 2003, prior to the game’s LCG® format. Along with Will Lentz and Brett Zeiler, Gregory is a co-creator of the popular A Game of Thrones podcast, 2 Champs and a Chump.

Gregory has won and placed in scores of highly competitive tournaments throughout his career.

  • A Game of Thrones: The Card Game World Joust Champion – 2009
  • A Game of Thrones: The Card Game World Champion – 2004

Other results:

  • A Game of Thrones: The Card Game Regional Champion (MO) – 2012
  • A Game of Thrones: The Card Game Regional Champion (OK) – 2012
  • A Game of Thrones: The Card Game World Melee Championship, 4th – 2011
  • A Game of Thrones: The Card Game World Joust Championship, 2nd – 2011
  • A Game of Thrones: The Card Game Regional Champion (MN) – 2011
  • A Game of Thrones: The Card Game World Championship, Top 8 – 2010
  • A Game of Thrones: The Card Game Regional Champion (MN) – 2010
  • A Game of Thrones: The Card Game Regional Champion (MN) – 2007
  • A Game of Thrones: The Card Game World Championship, 2nd – 2006


Gregory Atkinson in the 2004 World Championship finals with Mallesh Gopalswami

In His Own Words:

I am a single father of four kids, ages 12, 11, 8, and 6. I live in Nixa, Missouri and work as an Electrical Engineer in Springfield. Besides A Game of Thrones, my other passions involve disc golf, Chiefs football, Cardinal baseball, and Jesus.

I've participated in Regionals in Missouri every year we have had regionals, and Regionals in Iowa and California on separate occasions. I’ve also placed at a number of large, vibrant player-sponsored events, such as Chicon, the Mad King’s tournament in Wisconsin, and multiple Midwestern Melees in Missouri.

I don't really have a favorite House, though I probably play Targaryen, Greyjoy, and Martell the most at major tournaments.

Preparing for Tournaments:

Gregory prepares for major tournaments with a combination of mental theory crafting and games with his local play group. He holds discussions with friends in other play groups across the United States to get an idea of the larger, overall metagame.


Gregory Atkinson in the 2011 World Joust Championship finals with Brett Zeiler

Champion Cards:

Gregory worked with the FFG LCG team to design the card. Flea Bottom (The Grand Melee, 39) after winning the 2004 World Championships. After he won the 2009 World Joust Championships, he created the agenda, Knights of the Hollow HIll (Mountains of the Moon, 59).

 


 

 

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