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?
Game three of the U.S. Nationals at Origins Game Fair brings us a quite unique match-up: second-seed Ben Blum is at the helm of his 7-point Cerebral Imaging combo deck, as Eric Steiger and our favourite ex-ristie, Andromeda, refuses to relent with the hard siphons and accesses. Through the efficiency of discounted doubles, will the accelerated plans of Haas-Bioroid’s cerebral division come to fruition, or will our aggressive criminal runner sap not only credits, but also their minds?
Game two of the U.S. Nationals at Origins Game Fair is another all Ohio affair: top-seed Josh Wilson returns, now piloting his special-tech Faust-dancing Whizzard, as he assaults the servers of Eric Caoili’s super-psi rush Pālanā Foods. A well-walked match-up between two good friends. Let the psi games fly.
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.