Jon Hartmann (Leela Patel) and Eliot Kaplan (HB: ETF) face off in Round 1 Game 1 of the Giga-bites Cafe Netrunner Store Championship in Marietta, GA on February 28th, 2016. The latest legal Netrunner set at this tournament was Kala Ghoda, and the MWL v3.0.2 was in effect.
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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.
With the new tournament rules freshly in place (3.0.2), the crew from Montréal piles into a fleet of cars and drives on down to Gatineau to get their first taste of post-Most Wanted List action. The stiff competition from the Ottawa region seems irrelevant as two Montréalers, Vincent and Andrej, face off in their first game of the day. Can tag-me MaxX hold her own against a very fast tag-you SYNC?
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?