What is currently rumored to be the final GenCon for Star Wars LCG has officially wrapped up and most attendees have arrived safely back home. The attendance was down for the fourth straight year, literally surprising no one, as Fantasy Flight Games continues to show little support for our Red Headed Step-Child of a game.
So, what went well and what went horrible?
For the most part, the meta was much more diverse than it was for Worlds 2017, thanks in large part to the inclusion of Influence objectives and Reward Affiliations. These two elementals, namely for Light Side, made sure to force a big change across the board. It also helped that FFG issued an errata prior to the event, forcing yet another meta mixup.
Mono-Navy still ran dominant, as has been the trend since the release of Imperial Entanglements back in 2015. The Light Side had lots of fun with Cassian, Freeloaders, Brainiac, and the ever-popular May the Force Be With You.
The top three players each piloted vastly different decks for the Light Side, proving yet again that diversity among Affiliations is never a bad thing.
It was fantastic to see James Lau take down the top spot, in large part due to the fact that we’ve been big fans of James since first playing against his awesome tie-swarm deck back in GenCon 2015. James most recently finished in the Top 4 at Worlds 2017, and his win here certainly solidifies him as one of the most consistent players around.
And of course, we can’t go without mentioning the fantastic showing by TGO, who finished in 3rd place when all was said and done. The almighty TGO dominated GenCon back in 2013, the very first large tournament for SWLCG, and his 3rd place finish here marks the third time in five GenCons that TGO has made the Top Cut.