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Meta Monday – April, Week 1 (plus Meta-Metagame Monthly)

This is Isotropic presenting Meta Monday. The following people made this article possible:LigligSquadhawkLJSchoppertArtificerProdigyMrben It has come to my attention that a lot of people confuse me with Isomorphic. So for the sake of clarity, I will be going by Isotropic in the future to reduce misunderstandings. As always, if you want your name in the article, make sure to submit your games to our form (which you can find by clicking here). If you have a large data set (over 50

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isochroneternal

Meta Monday – March, Week 4

This is Isochron presenting Meta Monday. The following people made this article possible:SquadhawkLigligLJSchoppertTheSaucerorArtificerProdigyDunksCalebovitsch So, last week we tested out a new font size and the results were pretty good. However, as you will have noticed, this week it’s not present anymore. This is because the way I had to format the article to get the font size to work was time consuming and required a few janky adjustments to the general format. However, we are looking into reworking the font

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drdenuz

A META mill deck?

I was always fond of milling my opponents. Before the patch that changed the Mulligan system you could easily mill your opponent in Ranked matches. And my-oh-my how fun was that! But since the patch became live all the milling fun just died. No more over-drawing for your opponents was available as they would only get more redraws like that. And the solution? It was nowhere to be found… Then the New Season had come. It brought something new and

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isochroneternal

Meta Monday – March, Week 3

This is Isochron presenting Meta Monday. The following people made this article possible:SquadhawkCalebovitschArtificerProdigyPwngulatorLJSchoppertMrbenLigligTheMantidManTheSaucerorOldRichI_Am_MonstrumGreyPower This week we’re trying out a larger font size for better readability, all feedback on this change is appreciated. This also means that we will not have the usual graphical flourishes that normally add definition to the Meta Monday articles. Testing out a new style is difficult, and trying to balance out multiple things makes it countless times harder, I hope that everyone understands. The second change

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Meta Monday – March, Week 2 ft. NotoriousGHP’s Tier List

This is Isochron presenting Meta Monday. The following people made this article possible:MrbenSquadhawkI_Am_MonstrumRobotbcLigligArtificerProdigyTheMantidManOldRichTheSaucerorDielingWuCalebovitsch This week also features NotoriousGHP’s take on the metagame, which will hopefully become a monthly feature for Meta Monday. As always, if you want your name in the article, make sure to submit your games to our form (which you can find by clicking here). If you have a large data set (over 50 games), you can DM it to /u/IsochronEternal on Reddit or to [TRS] Isochron#0801 on

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isochroneternal

Meta-Metagame Monthly – March

This is Isochron presenting Meta-Metagame Monthly. With the last Meta Monday, we hit four entire weeks of submissions to the Community Metagame Breakdown. And with this amount of data gathered, we can make a pretty compelling meta-analysis of the metagame during this month. Our current plan is to make one of these articles every month, although the plan will probably change depending on when we get set 5.5. A great writing principle is tension and relief, so I can’t show

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isochroneternal

Meta Monday – March, Week 1

This is Isochron presenting Meta Monday. The following people made this article possible:mrbenCalebovtischOldRichArtificerProdigyNotoriousGHPI_Am_MonstrumTheSaucerorTheMantidMan As always, if you want your name in the article, make sure to submit your games to our form, which you can find by clicking here. If you have a large data set (Over 50 games), you can DM it to /u/IsochronEternal on Reddit or to [TRS] Isochron#0801 on discord. Metagame Breakdown The sample size for this week was 329 games, which is fairly large in comparison to

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Reno

Hearthstone Wild Meta Snapshot – March 2019

Alongside Awedragon and RenoJackson, we would like to thank these top legend players who had taken part in giving us experts’ opinions: Spiral, Siveure, Corbett, Bananaramic, Hijodaikan, SgtSlay3r, Dean, xxxFroBro45xx, ksr and Dajmond. Their Twitters are to be listed at the end of the report. Welcome to the First Edition of Team Rankstar’s Wild Meta Snapshot for 2019! In this meta report, we will be going through a tier list of 40 decks we’ve seen on frequently on ladder, explain

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isochroneternal

Meta Monday – February, Week 4

This is Isochron presenting Meta Monday. I have changed the way that Meta Monday articles are titled. This is for two reasons, first, since a large part of the article is the metagame breakdown, the new system of titles provides a convenient way to track the meta. Second, articles with “bad” titles got less attention on social media, so a consistent title week by week might be a better fit for the series. The following people made this article possible:RobotbcI_Am_MonstrumOldRichSquadhawkArtificerProdigyTheSaucerorCalebovitsch

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WholesomeGMNG

Gwent Meta Snapshot

At the beginning of the month we received four exciting new leaders. As the meta continues to develop, we’re seeing which of the new leaders have cemented themselves as a staple in the meta. At the moment, Queen Meve and Gernichora are the most prevalent of the new leaders on the ladder and there is a good reason why. Find out more below. Special thanks to my teammates. TIER 1 Crach Horn This Crach An Craite deck list that uses

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isochroneternal

Meta Monday – Breaking it Down

This is Isochron presenting Meta Monday. Last week there was quite a bit of drama. I decided to call my project of crowdsourcing data on games a tier list. Coming from a background of Magic: the Gathering, and never having played any fighting games, this seemed like the obvious thing. However, it seems like that terminology causes a bit of confusion when it comes to people whose main exposure to tier lists comes from games that are not CCGs. So

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isochroneternal

Meta Monday – The Big One

This article was made possible by The Shimmer Pack. The Shimmer Pack is a competitive Eternal team consisting of up-and-coming ladder and ETS grinders to go along with some familiar faces. Originally the brainchild of Kubi, Kartoffel (now of SPG) and Doc28, the team has grown rapidly ever since! Some of the team’s recent accomplishments include Kubi and Magnnarot reaching the top 32 of ECQ Burning Hope (with Kubi making top 8), Magnnarot top 8ing an ETS with FJS Warhlem

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isochroneternal

Meta Monday – Break Week

Hello everyone, this is Isochron presenting Meta Monday. Since there was no ETS tournament this week, we get to talk about the special ECL Saturday tournament hosted by TGP. And as luck would have it, one of the top 4 finishers was a JPS deck. Now, people who know me are perfectly aware that whenever the metagame allows for it, I will play JPS (Some might even be aware of my boisterous claims of being the inventor of non-unitless JPS.).

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isochroneternal

Meta Monday – Firepower

Hello everyone, this is Isochron presenting Meta Monday. Before we get into the ETS news, a quick shout out to the ECL and NotoriousGHP for taking down their sunday tournament. Even though we here at meta monday don’t usually focus on the ECL, the fine folks at The Great Parliament put on great tournaments multiple times a week. Now in ETS related news, fire is still extremely dominant, and most of the top 8 is what we would expect. So

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isochroneternal

Meta Monday – Balance Changes

Hello everyone, this is Isochron presenting Meta Monday. The most controversial nerf in Eternal history has to be the one where Vara was reduced to pure jank. Thankfully, for the people who miss our rebellious scion, Vara is back in almost full force and, despite being thematically contradictory, reanimating Azindels left and right. Although Vara did not put up ETS results, the deck has become a respectable choice. Vara was not the only card to get buffed, as two of

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endozoite

TRS Classic Season 1 Meta Analysis

Hey everyone, Endo here. The TRS Classic this past weekend marked the final major tournament before Isles of Madness’ release and the decks brought to the event should give us a clear picture of where we stand for now so that we can begin to analyze how the new expansion will impact competitive play. As with many recent TESL tournaments, a few familiar archetypes had very heavy representation but deck diversity on the whole was very high and success at

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YurdleTheTurtle

Gwent Arena Meta Update – January 10 2019 Patch

Welcome back to another Gwent Arena meta update. That’s right, all 11 of you Arena fans! Jokes aside, CDPR has introduced us with an interesting balance patch on January 10, 2019. Nicknamed the Mulligan Update, it massively affects both game modes due to the new mechanics they put into the game in regards to redraws. However, many of the actual cards were not changed much, and the large volume of Provision Cost changes are generally inconsequential to Arena play. This

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isochroneternal

Meta Monday – Ambition

“You mean FJS Monday? Starring ECQ winner FJS and ETS winner FJS? Guest starring second place finishers FJS and even more shockingly, FJS?” – Notorious GHP Welcome back to Meta Monday, this is Isochron. If FJS was the top dog last week, it has now become dominant to the point that we’re approaching a metagame singularity. Soon, only FJS will remain and all other decks will be completely wiped out. The top 3 finishes in the ETS and ECQ were

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isochroneternal

Meta Monday – Eternal XOurnament Series

Howling Peak is out and Xo of the Endless Hoard is in. The promising dragon from the start of set 5 meta is now represented by an average of 3 copies per deck in the ETS top 8. The only deck that ran no copies of Xo in the top 8 was Haunted Highway, which has received no updates at all. But before we dig deeper into the deck lists that made up the ETS, we should talk about what

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endozoite

TRS January 2019 TESL Tournament Meta Snapshot

Hi everyone, Endo here. Welcome to TRS’s first TESL tournament meta snapshot. This snapshot should help lift the veil on the current state of competitive play and give you a good idea of what to expect in the TRS Classic coming up on January 12th. Additionally this article documents the high level community’s opinions on the meta going into IoM. For this snapshot I invited several top TESL players to rank decks on a scale of 1-10 based on their

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WildCard

Kingsbane Overthrown: The Post-Nerf Wild Meta

The Wild meta is like a glacier.  Slow moving and unchanging.  The newest expansion, Rastakhan’s Rumble did not appear like global warming and unearth something new in the competitive meta (at least not yet).  The recent nerfs have not either, but the changes to Leeching Poison and Level Up! affect the Wild ladder most by thinning Wild players’ choices in decks for climbing the ladder. Leeching Poison was seen as a degenerate way to win.  That card was able to

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isochroneternal

Meta Monday – Eternal in Review

Since the year is ending and Howling Peak remains at the peak of the metagame, I though it would be a good idea to focus on the history of Eternal instead of talking about how good Xo is. And since the meta monday series only started in 2018, I thought it would also be a good idea to include 2016-2017 in this review. And the 31st of December also marks my two year anniversary with Eternal, so I thought that

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isochroneternal

Meta Monday – Winter Wonderland

Hello everyone, I am Isochron and this is the new and improved Meta Monday.  We at Team Rankstar feel that it is better to branch out into other metagame related topics instead of just focusing on tournaments. But no need to worry, since tournament coverage will still remain at the heart of these articles. Another part of this re-branding is that I will be regularly writing these articles instead of the rotating format we had before. I hope the fun

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notoriousghp

Meta Monday: Impact

Hello and welcome to this week’s Meta Monday! This week’s article will be slightly different then most as the meta game truly, isn’t defined yet. Instead I’ll be taking you through some of the decks we at Team Rankstar (with special guest-star The Overmaster) have been working on, while also taking a moment to discuss a few cards that I believe will be power players coming up, without further delay, let’s get started. Impactful Cards: Xo of the Endless Hoard:

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endozoite

WarpMeta #44 Tournament Meta Recap with EndoZoa

Hi everyone, Endo here. Today I’m going to be breaking down archetype representation and success with some sample lists from WarpMeta #44 which occurred on the 16th of December 2018. With the TRS classic coming up January 12th there is still plenty of reason to pay attention to developments in the tournament meta in the weeks before Isles of Madness comes out soon™. Additionally getting a better handle on the current meta is critical in order to prepare to analyze

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isochroneternal

Meta Monday – ETS World Champion

Congratulations to Tobboo for winning the ETSWC with his Telut variant of Rakano Valkyries. Many good players and innovative decks clashed in the tournament, this article will focus on the top 8. This is Isochron with Team Rankstar, bringing you Meta Monday. As mentioned, Tobboo took down the tournament with a very well built variant of a Set 4 classic. Since the Icaria and Answer the Call nerfs, Valkyries has not been a serious competitive archetype, however, the efforts of

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isochroneternal

Meta Monday – Defiance

Since there were no major ETS tournaments this week, our focus must turn to the Defiance ECQ tournament, which also provides a good snapshot of the best decks in the metagame. The tournament was won by Feln Midrange, which has shown itself to be one of the strongest decks time after time. After people realized that Aegis is more valuable than Vara, and that Champion of Cunning is a better win condition than Caiphus, Feln Midrange has been on a

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TypicalTyrant

Hearthstone Meta Snapshot – December 2018

Here is where our current meta sits in Standard.  With the meta coming to a close, there’s a lot of changes that could be coming with the new expansion, Rastakhan’s Rumble.  However, before these new cards and decks are optimized, be prepared for plenty of players sticking with the tried and true for now.   Tier 1: Deathrattle Hunter For many, Death Rattle Hunter has replaced Druid as the boogeyman of the current format.  As the format continues to slow down,

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notoriousghp

Meta Monday – The Underdog

Hello and welcome to this weeks Meta Monday. This week I, NotoriousGHP, will be reviewing the ETS World Championship Wild card tournament, discuss the upcoming balance patch and what to expect in this weekends ECQ. I would have also covered what a Rotation could start to feel like thanks to The Great Parliament’s Set 1 ban tournament, but The Platypus King already wrote a great article about that including his own experiences. Now, let’s get started! 16 fantastic players eternal

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Warriors7

The Elder Scrolls: Legends November Meta Snapshot

Welcome back to TES:Legends Meta Snapshot! Aside from the FrostySpark expansion, not too much has changed since August. However, this time there will be ratings, both popularity and power level, to back up the tier list. These ratings are determined by top ladder and tournament players. Tier 1: Optimized and adaptable decklists – these decks dominate the high legend ranks and are very popular in high ladder play. Telvanni Conscription   Power Level: 9.3 Popularity: 9 Did you know that

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Tchamber5

Meta Monday-ETS Invitational

Hello everyone and welcome to another meta monday on Team Rankstar! I’m Tim (and Mitch), otherwise known as Tchamber5 (and Magikarp) on ladder! Let’s begin! Thirty-two of eternal’s best players came together this weekend for the ETS Season Four Invitational. There was a good showing from all of the big teams on the Eternal scene, including five members from Team Rankstar. One reason this event is so cool, is because you get to see all the best players bring what

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endozoite

The TRS Classic: Tournament Meta Analysis

Hey everyone, Endo here. Today I’m going to be recapping the development of TESL’s competitive meta over the past couple weeks. Please keep in mind that I will be speaking exclusively about tournament play and that tournament play has many inherent differences from ladder play of all levels. While it was before Frostspark was released, the TRS Preseason Classic, which was played on October 20th, was the highest level TESL event since Quake Con, with a 32 person bracket comprised

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Tchamber5

Meta…err….Tuesday – The Meta Solidifies, A New Challenger Approaches

Hello everyone, and welcome to another installation of Meta Monday from Team Rankstar! I’m Tim, otherwise known as Tchamber5 on ladder. Let’s dive in! We had a double down tournament weekend this week, featuring the Direwolf Digital Envoys Test Tournament as well as the final week of this season of the ETS. The meta may look a little familiar to most of you, though we had some cool new additions and tech decisions. Take, for example, the Victor of the

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Tchamber5

Meta Monday – Shadow Is Good

Hello everyone, and welcome to another Meta Monday on Team Rankstar! I’m Tim, otherwise known as Tchamber5 on ladder!  Let me start by saying that I’m very proud to be on Team Rankstar this week, given that three members of the team qualified for the Envoys Tournament, all of them piloting FJS control (I’ll discuss this later in the article). The deck looked dominant during our testing, and it was a blast to pilot it through the qualifier stages. Unfortunately,

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isochroneternal

Meta Monday – Format Shift

Hello everyone and welcome to another installation of Meta Monday! Before I continue with the introduction, I just have to go over the West-Wind Herald in the room. The winning deck of the ETS speaks to my soul. As a brewer at heart, seeing such a niche and previously unplayable deck tuned to its peak is everything I want to see in Eternal. But before we can afford to devote more attention to the best deck, let’s continue with a

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WildCard

The Fuse Fizzled Out on Boomsday: Wild Hearthstone’s Post Nerf Meta

After the nerf to Aviana on October 18th that neutered decks like, Star Aligner, Togwaggle and Malygos Druid, the meta has seen a reshuffle.  So now everyone is removing Dirty Rat from their decks and running decks full of The Boomsday Project cards right?  Well…not exactly.  They are removing Dirty Rat, but the majority of Boomsday cards aren’t seeing competitive play.  Since the nerfs were released, the former top Boomsday card, Juicy Psychmelon dropped from being in 15.3% of decks

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notoriousghp

Meta Monday – Highway to Hell

Welcome to Meta Monday! What an eventful week we’ve had, between 2 Eternal Community League events, the Eternal Tournament Series and the Direwolf Digital Reunion test tournament, we’ve got a lot to cover. First of all. I am proud to say that the deck I’ve been refining and testing for weeks, showed up and dominated this week’s events. Haunted Highway’s accolades this week were as follows: First Place in the Thursday ECL Challenge, piloted by Me. First Place in the

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endozoite

TRS Classic Qualifier Meta Report

This past weekend 8 players clinched the final spots at the TRS Classic Preseason Tournament this coming Saturday. I managed to take down the event *insert kazoo sound byte and handful of confetti* and felt like I had a pretty good understanding of the expected meta game coming in. While there were quite a few unique archetypes represented at the event, certain archetypes were extremely prolific and anybody playing in the Classic should be prepared to face them. Archetypes Used

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notoriousghp

Meta Monday – A Whole New World?

I am going to steal the opening line from last weeks Meta Monday, because it deserves to be used again: “The more things change, the more they stay the same – or something like that.” This week we witnessed more innovation as people journeyed further Into Shadow, and we also got another long awaited balance patch! Let’s start with the “good” stuff, the patch and promo: Caiphus, The Wandering King:  Hail to the King, baby! You should all have your

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maybenextime123

META MONDAY: VARA’S NOT-SO-SIGNIFICANT JOURNEY

    The more things change, the more they stay the same – or something like that. With the new Eternal campaign launching this week hope bloomed amongst the competitive community for a metagame shakeup spurred by sweet new cards and even sweeter new decks. The keen observer of tournament results has realized that this new metagame has not yet arrived and that the perennial contenders of the Fall of Argenport meta once again proved their dominance. Let’s take a

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LZCleric

Shadowverse’s Unlimited Meta Report – September 24rd – October 7th

Shadowlog’s Unlimited Data: https://shadowlog.com/trend/2018/39/0/ and https://shadowlog.com/trend/2018/40/0/ We’re now officially in the Omen of the Ten metagame, and so far it seems that people are still experimenting somewhat, though less than in Rotation. Also after the nerfs to some cards things should have changed in the format, so let’s see what changed! I’ll provide some deck lists, some mine and some from Enchated Library, which may be unoptimized since most of them were from the 1st week. I also apologize for

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endozoite

Competitive Meta Snapshot Going into TRS Classic Open Qualifier

Hi everyone, Endo here. The TRS Classic Open Qualifier is just over a week away! You can learn more about and register for the event here: https://goo.gl/viQZP5 . In order to help everyone get up to speed, whether you are a fan or are looking to participate, I’d like to do a quick review of recent meta trends in competitive play (not ladder). The main focus of this article will be to give sample deck lists from top players that

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TypicalTyrant

Hearthstone Meta Snapshot – September 2018

The meta has shifted plenty, but the dust is finally starting to settle. Team Rankstar’s TypicalTyrant and NotoriousGHP are happy to present TRS’s Hearthstone Standard Tier List for September.  Currently, this is one of the most diverse metas we have had.  Most classes are at least playable, with many classes having multiple archetypes to choose from.  With plenty of decks to go over, let’s dive in. Tier 1 Deathrattle Hunter: Deathrattle Hunter has gone through some innovation since the Boomsday Project

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Aetherllama

Meta Monday: Triple Tournament Special

Welcome to Meta Monday! It’s been an exciting weekend with three big Eternal tournaments: the ECL Invitational, ETS weekly, and Direwolf’s Shadowfall. I will be going over the top decks from each tournament, my opinions on card choices for those decks, and what I think is good in the current metagame. Eternal Community League Invitational The top 16 players over the last month of ECL open tournaments qualified for this week’s invitational. Players each brought 3 decks of different faction

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jdpoole93

Meta Monday – Aggro is a Viable Archetype?

Greetings, fellow Eternal players! It’s that wonderful time of the week – Meta Monday! We will be going over the top eight decks from this weekend’s ETS and then go over how ladder might be affected by these results. Let’s dive in! In first place, we have Grimfan of Eternal Titans playing ET Combrei Aggro. This deck is all about playing big and efficient creatures above curve, buffing and protecting them with cards like Stand Together and Sword of Unity.

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notoriousghp

Meta Monday: Organized Play

Welcome to Meta Monday! This week we finally received the organized play announcement we’ve all been excited for, the ECL conquest event and the ETS Team series play offs. Organised play: The time has finally come, after what seemed like a eternity we suddenly got the organized play announcement, and it did not disappoint! Direwolf Digital announced there first World Championships will be taking place in early 2019, and qualifiers will be starting in November. How’s how you qualify: –

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LZCleric

Shadowverse Unlimited Meta Report: August 27th – September 9th

Shadowlog’s records: https://shadowlog.com/trend/2018/35/0/ https://shadowlog. com/trend/2018/36/0/ Ladies and gentlemen, we are officially in Spoiler season! Omen of the Ten just got announced with some fresh new original characters, while everyone is discussing the lore, ties to the story, Omen per class and getting mad because we can’t wait for more cards reveals to drop we’re here to discuss the Unlimited format once more, this time I’m changing the format a bit, I think that from now on I’m gonna present the

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notoriousghp

Meta Monday: Justice

Welcome to Meta Monday! This week we had the ECL Highlander special event, also known as the justice showcase. ECL Highlander Let’s talk about this weeks Highlander event. Going into this event, I suspected justice to be by far the most popular color, and I was not wrong. Justice took this event by the horns, putting 6 decks containing the color into the top 8. 17 players participated in this weeks special event, including plenty of experienced and newer players. 

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