RUN­NING HARD

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The 2015 Netrun­ner World Cham­pi­onships were won for the sec­ond time in a row by Amer­i­can Dan D’Ar­ge­nio, with a player from the UK, David Hoy­land (UK Na­tional Cham­pion 2014), com­ing third.

With the global meta con­tin­u­ally evolv­ing, there was de­bate over the strength of cer­tain deck archetypes be­ing stronger than oth­ers, with one newly re­leased cor­po­ra­tion card lead­ing to 11 out of the top 16 play­ers run­ning one style of cor­po­ra­tion, and one run­ner deck (pi­loted by D’Ar­ge­nio) con­sid­ered near-un­beat­able.

It’s some­thing Stone is aware of, say­ing he’d like to see Netrun­ner evolve to be more di­verse and com­pet­i­tive: “It’s com­mon for a couple of decks to be seen as the best decks, and they tend to come to tour­na­ments in over­whelm­ing num­bers. I want there to be enough va­ri­ety across the fac­tions for ev­ery­one to field a range of com­pet­i­tive decks.”

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