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Over a thousand pro and amateur Magic: The Gathering players from all walks of life duked it at the 2016 Sydney Grand Prix.
Day job: Chloe is a special needs teacher and Olivia is an IT consultant
Playing for: Two and-a-half years and one year
Colours: Chloe plays red. Olivia plays red and black, black and white
Chloe: "I like to play because it's completely consuming and you can leave the rest of the world behind and focus on the game."
Olivia: "The rules are easy to learn and it's fun."
Accomplishments: 12 Pro Tour Top 8s, 3 Grand Prix wins. Hall of Fame inductee and one of Magic's most successful players.
Day job: Investment banking
Day job: Professional Magic player
Accomplishments: 5 Grand Prix wins
Day job: Company director at a forklift retailer
Playing for: 18 months
Colours: Black and white
"It keeps me occupied while I'm doing astrophotography."
Day job: Engineering student
Playing for: Three years, judging for one year
Colours: Blue and white
Playing for: 21 years
Accomplishments: 4 Grand Prix wins
Level two judge since 2010
Accomplishments: 1 Pro Tour win, 10 Top 8s, 2 Grand Prix wins
Accomplishments: 5 Grand Prix wins, Most Grand Prix Top 8s of any Magic player (28)
Day job: Full-time student, retail
Playing for: 5 years
Colours: Red and green
Day job: Professional Magic player, writes for tcgplayer.com
Accomplishments: 1 Pro Tour win, 1 Grand Prix win
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