Hey everyone! Hopefully you’ve all had time to decompress after the NAIC. My tournament run was disappointing, as I fell short of any CP with a 5-3-1 record. Maybe that will teach me to stay away from Dark decks!
My own preparations for Internationals were lacking (I’m starting to sound like a broken record) but I’m really determined to do well at Worlds. In fact, I’ve actually started testing the new format already. That’s probably a record for me as far as testing this far in advance for a tournament!
Thankfully, the metagame seems to be settling down as we head into Worlds. Burning Shadows doesn’t really bring a lot of new decks with it, and the results from the NAIC should help to centralize the metagame. There’s still plenty of room to be creative, but I think there is finally a set of ~5 decks that you can focus on countering. It’s still early in the format, but what I’ve seen so far is very promising!
For today, I’m planning to just go over my early favorites in the new format, plus some of the forgotten decks from the PRC-GRI format that could be surprisingly strong picks for Worlds. Let’s get to it!
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