What a phenomenal event. A huge thank you goes out to everyone who made our Regional a smashing success, especially those who drove many miles to do so. We could not have been happier with the positive energy in the place. The Netrunner community is always impressive.
We had a total of 58 participants in the tournament after the smoke cleared. Supreme congratulations to Pacer Stringfellow, who won the day with Noise and Replicating Perfection by defeating Ahmed Abassi (Kate, RP) in the finals. One thing is for sure – Georgia brought the heat on this day.
Here is the faction breakdown.
Shapers ran the day, with 10 Kates, 6 Kits, 5 Hayleys, 2 Chaos Theorys, and 1 Nasir. Anarchs were right behind them, with 4 Noise, 4 Whizzard, 3 Reina, 3 Valencia, 2 MaxX, 2 Quetzal, and 1 Kim. In a wild phenomenon that has never been observed before, Criminals had the weakest showing, with 8 Andromeda and 7 Leela.
This Regional was the story of Replicating Perfection. Jinteki easily takes the most-represented title, with 15 Replicating Perfection (over 25% of the field), 3 Personal Evolution, 2 Tennin, and 2 Biotech. Haas-Bioroid followed with 11 Engineering the Future, 2 Foundry, and 1 NEXT Design. NBN and Weyland tie for least-represented, with 7 Near-Earth Hub and 4 Making News for the former and 6 Blue Sun, 2 Gagarin, 2 Building a Better World, and 1 Argus Security for the latter.
After the Top 8, Shaper and Jinteki were the star performers!
Our Top 8 competitors were running the following lists:
Ahmed Abbasi – Kate / Replicating Perfection
Zach Bunn – Kit / Near-Earth Hub
Sean Pacer Stringfellow – Noise / Replicating Perfection
Ross Freitag – Kate / Replicating Perfection
Ben Torrell – Hayley / Near Earth Hub
Sasha Friedman – Andromeda / Engineering the Future
Sam Suied – Reina / Replicating Perfection
Adam Roach – Leela / Replicating Perfection
If you would like to be surprised when we post our coverage of this event on YouTube, hide your eyes! Otherwise, take a look at the tough journey of these competitors through the bracket.
Ahmed faced off against his meta-mate, Sean Pacer Stringfellow and lost to a well-oiled Noise deck! Mark one win for the Anarchs this season.
Productions of most of these games, as well as our post-game with Pacer, are in the pipeline. Thank you again to everyone who spent Saturday with us playing one of the greatest games ever created. Keep an eye on our live stream this weekend for our X-Wing Regional, and catch our weekly Netrunner nights every Wednesday at 6:30 CDT!