We’re in the regional qualifiers phase of the Shadow Era Online World Championships, which culminates in the Grand Finals on 6th December.
Asia/Australasia Day 1
Congratulations to TJ Flying Ferrari for winning this five-round swiss event, piloting Victor.
1st: TJ Flying Ferrari – Victor
2nd: Exterminans – Loest
3rd: BP Yotenka – Loest
4th: KA toy008 – Amber
5th: sappy dude – Tala
6th: GD Justicar – Boris
7th: KA uncle liu – Moonstalker
8th: ROK nadoa – Aramia
It’s quite a surprise to see no Zaladar or Banebow in the top 8. In fact, 7 of the top 8 are human decks, with the only Shadow hero being Moonstalker.
Americas Day 1
The second regional swiss was won by BP lorgi, piloting an impressive Garth deck.
1st: BP lorgi – Garth
2nd: BP Mip1 – Banebow
3rd: BP Vince1992 – Moonstalker
4th: BP hachi – Amber
5th: AO1 pjoe0211 – Loest
6th: TJ streetsahead – Baduruu
7th: BP Maxi1230 – Elementalis
8th: MistuhRager – Zaladar
As you can see, this six-round swiss had more of the familiar top-rated quick match heroes in the top 8, along with two Amber and one Elementalis, giving us a 50:50 split between human and shadow.
Europe/Africa Day 1
The third regional swiss event was also six rounds and was won by Bobross with Serena. (He’s shared his own write-up of the deck here.)
1st: Bobross – Serena
2nd: ka final rain – Banebow
3rd: BP emigor – Zaladar
4th: Xander Spitfire – Victor
5th: Mr 8 – Garth
6th: Dakh – Loest
7th: Dimble – Loest
8th: Bp LightningFury – Garth
Six heroes in use here, but only two shadow in the shape of Zaladar and Banebow again.
Clearly, Day 1 was ruled by Hunters and Rogues, with a generous helping of Loest thrown into the mix.
What’s next? This coming weekend, the above players will be facing off in Day 2 of their respective regional qualifiers, where they can bring different decks if they wish.