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?
A smile crept across MaxX’s face. Job well done. Somewhere in a cushy office deep in the Hub, an NBN sysop was shitting themselves. Going to have a lot of explaining to do. MaxX tossed her name badge across the room. Pleased, but not satisfied. Still hungry. Damage to be done. According to her contacts, the ‘good’ people at Haas Bioroid had started expanding into the agro-sector. Greedy. Her virtual lectures could wait. A shiny can of Diesel. And we were off.