Meet the Jewish world champion of Magic: The Gathering
November 18, 2022
(JTA) - There's a good chance that right now, Nathan Steuer is playing, or thinking about playing, Magic: The Gathering. The trading card game, which Steuer used to play with friends at Jewish summer camp, has become the 20-year-old Berkeley native's lifelong passion and full-time job.
Steuer - who had a bar mitzvah in addition to attending the Union for Reform Judaism's Camp Newman in Santa Rosa, California - competes in online tournaments every weekend for about 12 hours each on Saturdays and Sundays. He spends hours preparing and studying strategy, and also coaches other players in his...