Going the distance from losers’ bracket, Nadim and his old-school yet post-most-wanted-list Kate face-off against Alex and his Kala Ghoda Near-Earth Hub. With the Store Championship title and a very useful first-round Regional bye on the line, victory comes down to a single game.
After five full rounds of Swiss and a top eight double-elimination, we are left with two title contenders: Ottawa’s illustrious Alex, and Montréal mainstay Nadim. Can Nadim’s hyper-fast-advance Near-Earth Hub go the distance, as he claws his way back from losers’ bracket? Or will the disruption of Noise prove to be too much for the horizontal servers of our favourite lunar broadcast center?
The second game of the MultiZone Store Championship pits Hany, the excellent Ottawa/Gatineau Netrunner Grid organizer and his hyper-aggressive Reina Roja, against Montréal traveler and Kate aficionado Nadim, as Nadim’s fast-as-ever Near-Earth Hub attempts to fend off the cyber-attacks of the Red Queen herself.
Déja vu? The digital tinkerer returns as Kate sets her eyes on the plentiful servers of Weyland subsidiary, Titan Transnational. It seems this time that Titan has made some wise investments into Haas Bioroid efficiency procedures. How fast can we go? Are some new imported tricks any match for the unrelenting R&D pressure from our familiar Shaper friend? Anything worth doing is worth doing twice. Maybe even three times.
MaxX barrels through her apartment door. A tin of YucaBean. Uniform off. Plugged in. Online. Music up, and loud. Good. NBN had been busy, or so she heard. A new orbital network was launched, largest in the system. Zettabytes of traffic. Liked the challenge. MaxX jacked in, narrowing her sights on the nearest relay. A messaged leaped from her rig: she had been located. They knew where she was. MaxX smirked. Good. “Come find me,” she muttered, not fully knowing what she was about to begin.
BD Cosmos’s third Summer Kit continues as the digital tinkerer Kate McCaffrey sets her goggled eyes on the servers of the multi-national investment conglomerate, Titan Transnational. The hard working security staff at Titan have recently upgraded their servers with some beefy but power hungry ICE, a necessary improvement due to their upcoming public relations push. Sensing the challenge, Kate readies her tools and array of burner pads, alongside a combination hard work, good personal contacts, and just a bit of luck, and jacks in. Are the scheming minds at Titan Transnational any match for the precise attacks of the tinkerer herself?
Data and Destiny is out and upon us here in Montréal! On the corp side, the brand new deluxe expansion happily brings oh so many new tricks and tools to our favourite information company, NBN. Can the aggressive running of the Anarch e-thlete Whizzard do substantial damage to SYNC, NBN’s new orbital data network, boasting the largest thoroughfare of information this side of the moon? Or will the Whiz simply end up tagged, and preyed on by clever ‘marketing’? After months of bated breath, we are finally ready to see how this little blue box will shake up the meta. And what a way to start!