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?
Deciding which player will be redeemed from the lower bracket, two worthy opponents battle for a spot at the grand finals table of the 2016 Netrunner U.S. Nationals at Origins Game Fair. Top seed Josh Wilson is back with his butcher-shop Near-Earth Hub, looking to throw the tags at Eric Steiger and his aggressive good-stuff Andromeda.
After a grueling day of Swiss rounds at the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio, eight players rise to the top of the 2016 Netrunner U.S. Nationals. After a well deserved night’s rest, day two brings the competitors back together on the convention hall floor, to duke it out for the title of U.S. National Champion.
Game one is a match-up between two fellow Ohioans: top-seed Josh Wilson and his murderous Near-Earth Hub, as he protects his servers from newcomer Michael Kuehm and his unconventionally destructive Kate.
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?
Now at the oh-so secluded top table, game three of the MultiZone Store Championship pairs my very own aggressive Eater MaxX deck against Montréal stalwart Roberto and his fast-as-ever Team Turtles Near-Earth Hub (go Outlaws, go!). With a bit of support from MaxX’s hacktivist contacts, can our favourite Anarch bring down the overwhelming expansion of NBN’s lunar broadcast station?
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.
Just weeks after the announced NAPD Most Wanted List, Montréal has their first Store Championship of the 2016 Netrunner season. Only one final month left before NAPD’s mandatory (and exciting) security upgrades come into effect, the runners and corporations of Montréal are allowed one last stand with their favourite phone-based runner economy and substantial HB ICE. Can Toronto visitor Aaron go the distance, all the way from loser’s bracket, besting Jerome’s fast-advance NEH?
The final game of BD Cosmos’ third summer kit has the Angel of Cayambe investigating the ever expanding servers of NBN’s broadcast center, the Near-Earth Hub. The pressure is on as Valencia sets up her network of public access terminals and unsuspecting patsies, in her attempt to establish the infamous and deadly ‘backwards connection’. Can the productive minds at NBN push out the news fast enough, or will they find their servers helplessly leaking invaluable information?
It’s time for the losers final, with a spot in the grand final up for grabs! Alex is on screen for the billionth time, facing off against Tim in an exciting rematch from round 5! In a classic match up, it’s prepaid kate against NEH Fast Advance, which is sure to get the blood pumping in the lead up to the grand final! Who will take it? Tune in and find out!