NANPC Vancouver Recap

NANPC Vancouver had 32 players attend, with fierce competitors battling it out for the top spots on the day. Everyone was excited to play an NANPC event and use the new cards.

Final standings and decklists can be found at Always Be Running!

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A big congratulations to Abraham “Maninthemoon” Mcbride for winning NANPC Vancouver!

Abraham made great use of Holo Man in R+ to crush games on the day, while decks like Kit and the return of Aginfusion glacier also graced the top 8. The finals came down to a bout between Abraham and Jason Ford, with Abraham’s Loup deck mulching up Asa’s servers and pressuring down the corporation for a clean win!

We had the opportunity to catch up with Abraham after his first place finish, to get his thoughts on the event and the decks he brought:

Congratulations on your win at NANPC Vancouver! You chose to bring R+ And Loup to the event, why those decks?

I felt like Boomer Loup was the strongest deck in the meta before the new set was released. I didn’t have a lot of time to create something “new” and I felt really comfortable with that deck. In a very fresh meta the mulch shell is very flexible and the tools can be applied well to a wide variety of matchups. On the corp side I wanted to bring something new. This R+ deck is very similar to a deck I almost took to worlds 2023, but I never ended up publishing. Hollowman was just enough to push the deck over the edge and make it quite good. It can be very powerful anytime you can bring a deck that you are comfortable with, but people haven’t yet gotten the chance to practice against it.

How did you prepare for the event?

I didn’t have much time to prepare for the event directly, but I was able to take decks that I had a significant number of games on. I made sure to follow the spoiler session so I had an idea of what I might see across the table.

Did you have any memorable games or moments on the day?

One of the two games I lost was to an 8 point Trick Shot. That was probably the highlight of the day. I was playing Cat (Kysra) and the first run they made in the game was a Trick Shot that ended up stealing 2x Bellonas and a Beale

Should we expect you at any NANPC events in the future?

Yes, I will be attending the Seattle NANPC event for sure and I’m looking into possible travel arrangements for San Francisco.

Anyone you want to shout out?

Thanks to everyone on my testing Team Muntal Bost, Noah and Jalan for helping me polish the corp deck and to everyone who helped make the event happen it was a fantastic day of netrunner!!

With NANPC Toronto just around the corner, all eyes will be on the east as the next circuit event takes place! Players at NANPC Vancouver also earned our first batch of circuit points, tracked on the leaderboard page. Keep an eye on the leaderboard as the tournament season unfolds!

Lastly, the NANPC would like to give a deep thank you to the tournament staff who made NANPC Vancouver possible. Thank you to Keith and Justin for judging the event, and Joe and Alec for organizing and running the event on the day. The NANPC wouldn’t be possible without you!

Below you can take a look at some pictures taken of the tournament!