Meta Check – Toronto Kotei

Meta Check – Toronto Kotei

At last Canada gets a Kotei! The Toronto Kotei has 64 players and has coverage by the excellent team VTTV team.

As the event was run by Cascade, it is up on the Best Coast Pairings site.

A total of 64 players overall, with strong turnouts from Phoenix and Crane and weak turnouts from Dragon and Lion. The VTTV team had some cool infographics on the stream so I’m reproducing those below.

The cut was to top 8.

New Hatamoto so far are:

  • Crab – Max Williams
  • Crane – Yanik Richards
  • Dragon – Allen Jones
  • Phoenix – Matthew Beck
  • Lion – Philippe-André Pelletier
  • Scorpion – Kevin Ho
  • Unicorn – Nathaniel Godin

Some hero copied details into Lotus Pavilion! So we have a top cut viewable here https://thelotuspavilion.com/tournaments/3576/bracket

The final champion is Matthew Beck for the Phoenix who beat Max Williams play Crab.

As a reminder to those easily influenced by numbers, the above merely reflect what happened at the event and don’t predict future tournaments or suddenly make your clan terrible. Use with care.


Decklists

These are screenshots taken from the VTTV Live video.

Matthew Beck's Winning Phoenix Deck
Max William's 2nd Place Crab Deck
Yanik Richard's Top 4 Crane Deck
Jun Yu Jerry Zhou's Top 4 Scorpion Deck
https://www.bushibuilder.com/l5r/deck/?deck=aebbe33e-26aa-11e9-8419-020c407d2d9d&public=y

SoA Scorpion/Crane
by: Chaabiru

City of the Open Hand (Core)
Seeker of Air
Manicured Garden (Core)
Rally to the Cause (Core)
Secret Cache (Core)
Shameful Display (Core)
Upholding Authority (Tainted Lands)

Dynasty Deck (40)
Character (32)
2 Alibi Artist (Underhand of the Emperor)
3 Bayushi Liar (Core)
3 Bayushi Manipulator (Core)
2 Court Novice (Tainted Lands)
2 Sinister Soshi (Core)
2 Blackmail Artist (Core)
3 Miya Mystic (Core)
3 Soshi Illusionist (Core)
2 Favored Niece (Core)
2 Fawning Diplomat (The Chrysanthemum Throne)
2 Shosuro Miyako (Core)
2 Bayushi Aramoro (Underhand of the Emperor)
2 Bayushi Shoju (Core)
2 Ignoble Enforcers (Underhand of the Emperor)

Holding (8)
3 Favorable Ground (Core)
1 Hidden Moon Dōjō (The Ebb and Flow)
3 Imperial Storehouse (Core)
1 The Imperial Palace (The Chrysanthemum Throne)

Conflict Deck (41)
Attachment (6)
3 Cloud the Mind (Core)
3 Mark of Shame (All and Nothing)

Character (8)
2 Meek Informant (Tears of Amaterasu)
1 Bayushi Collector (Underhand of the Emperor)
2 Goblin Sneak (Tears of Amaterasu)
2 Cunning Magistrate (Fate Has No Secrets)
1 Bayushi Kachiko (Into the Forbidden City)

Event (27)
3 Assassination (Core)
2 Banzai! (Core)
2 Censure (Into the Forbidden City)
3 Court Games (Core)
1 Duty (Underhand of the Emperor)
3 For Shame! (Core)
3 Forged Edict (Core)
3 Way of the Scorpion (Core)
2 Calling in Favors (Core)
2 Noble Sacrifice (Core)
3 Soul Beyond Reproach (The Ebb and Flow)

Kevin Ho's Top 8 Scorpion Deck
Allen Jone's Top 8 Dragon Deck
Mountain’s Anvil Castle (Core)
Seeker of Void
Pilgrimage (Core)
Restoration of Balance (Core)
Sacred Sanctuary (Breath of the Kami)
Shameful Display (Core)
Upholding Authority (Tainted Lands)

Dynasty Deck (40)
Character (33)
3 Doomed Shugenja (Core)
3 Togashi Initiate (Core)
3 Togashi Mendicant (Meditations on the Ephemeral)
3 Agasha Swordsmith (Core)
3 Enigmatic Magistrate (Into the Forbidden City)
3 Kitsuki Investigator (Core)
3 Mirumoto Raitsugu (Core)
3 Master Alchemist (The Fires Within)
3 Agasha Sumiko (The Chrysanthemum Throne)
3 Togashi Mitsu (All and Nothing)
3 Togashi Yokuni (Core)

Holding (7)
3 Favorable Ground (Core)
3 Imperial Storehouse (Core)
1 The Imperial Palace (The Chrysanthemum Throne)

Conflict Deck (40)
Attachment (17)
3 Fine Katana (Core)
2 Ornate Fan (Core)
3 Seal of the Dragon (Meditations on the Ephemeral)
3 Cloud the Mind (Core)
3 Finger of Jade (Tears of Amaterasu)
3 Reprieve (Core)

Character (6)
3 Ancient Master (Breath of the Kami)
3 Tattooed Wanderer (Core)

Event (17)
1 Assassination (Core)
2 Banzai! (Core)
2 Censure (Into the Forbidden City)
3 Court Games (Core)
3 Hurricane Punch (Breath of the Kami)
3 Let Go (Core)
3 Void Fist (All and Nothing)

Maxime Bélisle's Top 8 Scorpion Deck
https://www.bushibuilder.com/l5r/deck/?deck=aebbe33e-26aa-11e9-8419-020c407d2d9d&public=y

SoA Dishonor Top 8 – Toronto Kotei
by: Soshi Saibankan

City of the Open Hand (Core)
Seeker of Air
Abandoning Honor (The Fires Within)
Before the Throne (The Chrysanthemum Throne)
Secret Cache (Core)
Shameful Display (Core)
Upholding Authority (Tainted Lands)

Dynasty Deck (40)
Character (33)
3 Alibi Artist (Underhand of the Emperor)
3 Bayushi Liar (Core)
3 Bayushi Manipulator (Core)
3 Court Novice (Tainted Lands)
3 Sinister Soshi (Core)
3 Blackmail Artist (Core)
3 Favored Niece (Core)
3 Insolent Rival (Underhand of the Emperor)
3 Bayushi Aramoro (Underhand of the Emperor)
3 Bayushi Shoju (Core)
3 Ignoble Enforcers (Underhand of the Emperor)

Holding (7)
2 City of Lies (Core)
3 Favorable Ground (Core)
1 Hidden Moon Dōjō (The Ebb and Flow)
1 The Imperial Palace (The Chrysanthemum Throne)

Conflict Deck (40)
Attachment (3)
3 Mark of Shame (All and Nothing)

Character (5)
1 Bayushi Collector (Underhand of the Emperor)
2 Cunning Magistrate (Fate Has No Secrets)
1 Yogo Kikuyo (Disciples of the Void)
1 Bayushi Kachiko (Into the Forbidden City)

Event (32)
3 Assassination (Core)
3 Banzai! (Core)
3 Court Games (Core)
3 For Shame! (Core)
3 Forged Edict (Core)
2 Make an Opening (Underhand of the Emperor)
3 Way of the Scorpion (Core)
3 Calling in Favors (Core)
3 Maze of Illusion (Breath of the Kami)
2 Noble Sacrifice (Core)
3 Soul Beyond Reproach (The Ebb and Flow)
1 I Can Swim (Core)

Nathaniel Godin's Top Unicorn Deck
https://fiveringsdb.com/strains/247c9cdb-1371-11e9-9e53-4257dfc1c04d/view

Unicorn Phoenix Keeper

Hisu Mori Toride
Keeper of Fire

Manicured Garden Air
Upholding Authority Earth
Meditations on the Tao Fire
Pilgrimage Void
Rally to the Cause Water

Dynasty Deck (40)

Character (31)
3x Battle Maiden Recruit
3x Border Rider
3x Iuchi Shahai
3x Keeper Initiate
3x Master of the Swift Waves
2x Minami Kaze Regulars
3x Miya Mystic
3x Moto Youth
3x Shinjo Shono
2x Sneaky Shinjo
3x Utaku Tetsuko
Holding (9)
3x Favorable Ground
2x Shiotome Encampment
1x The Imperial Palace
3x Windswept Yurt

Conflict Deck (40)

Event (20)
3x Against the Waves ///
1x Assassination
3x Banzai!
3x Captive Audience
3x Cavalry Reserves
2x Censure
3x Charge!
2x Unleash the Djinn

Attachment (14)
2x Cloud the Mind
2x Finger of Jade
3x Force of the River
3x Invocation of Ash
2x Spyglass
2x Talisman of the Sun

Character (6)
3x Feral Ningyo ///// ////
3x Iuchi Wayfinder


The VTTV team did some fantastic work for this event really setting the bar for coverage of L5R events, and they did that while also covering the X-Wing tournament at the same event at the same time! Definitely check them out and consider donating to their Patreon.


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