Taking it to game two, Ottawa’s Alex Bradley holds on to his Canadian Nationals hopes, as he faces off one last time against Montréal’s Andrej Gomizelj. The grand finals pits Alex’s nosy Valencia, an extra-tall deck flush with Blackmails and Anarch tricks, against Andrej’s streamlined, very jammy, very rushy, Engineering The Future. A single victory is all either contender needs, to take home the title of Canadian National Champion.
The two yet undefeated opponents meet in the winners bracket finals, fighting to secure a spot at the Canadian Nationals finals table. Aaron Celovsky and his draw-heavy Andromeda is looking to replicate Swiss round success against the Métropole Grid’s own Andrej Gomizelj and his very jammy ETF.
A full day of Swiss rounds narrows the competitive field at the 2016 Canadian Nationals down to eight final players. Those determined eight return for a second day of high-stakes Netrunning, to duke it out for the title of Canadian National Champion.
Game one is a return to core set staples, as Michigan’s Steven Jecmen pilots a sentry-heavy Engineering The Future against Montreal’s Julien Deville and his ‘one-turn-kill’ Kate. Are 14 clicks enough for the inventive Shaper to close out a game, or will the efficiency and speed of the reliable HB power through?
With an exceptionally strong competitive Netrunner scene, Ottawa is finally graced with their very own Regional event! A mid-point between Toronto and Montréal, the capital attracts contenders from all across the north-east. After five rounds of Swiss, and an exciting top eight, two friends are left at the final table: Ottawa’s Alex Bradley and his tag punishment SYNC, against Dien Tran and his no-nonsense Valencia. Will Alex be able to tag out the nosy Anarch, or will Dien be able to blackmail his way to a second game?
After a decisive victory at the final table, lower bracket’s Josh Wilson pushes the series on to a second grand final game, as he now prepares for an attack on the servers of meta-mate and friend Eric Caoili’s rushing Pālanā Foods. A repeat of an earlier match-up in the top eight, in which Eric triumphed in knocking Josh down to the lower bracket, serves to give both players a sense of foreboding familiarity and an understanding of what must be done. Which of these two chummy Ohioans will prevail, and snatch the title of 2016 U.S. National Champion?
After an exciting top 8 double elimination tournament at the U.S. Nationals at Origins Game Fair, only two players are left sitting, now at the final table. These two friends from Ohio, upper bracket’s Eric Caoili, piloting his Wyldside Whizzard, and lower bracket finalist Josh Wilson, at the helm of his murderous Near-Earth Hub, must now face off once again, for the title of 2016 U.S. National Champion. Can Eric grab that shiny trophy with a single runner win, or will Josh be able to bring us to a second game?