Store Championship season is about to kick off. With no new cards out, we might expect the Worlds meta to define the top of the store champ meta. If so, we’d expect to see the following:
CI - Multiple variants but all strong and hard to spot right away.
PU - Comrades list in particular made a strong showing and can grind you down quite effectively.
AgInfusion - The Hydra list requires a lot of skill and practice to pull off well, but it has lots of good publicity.
CtM - Strong but no longer oppressive. HHN is still a great tempo card.
I would guess some of the following will also be popular/present.
Skorpios - Because people like to rig-shoot.
Some flavor of prison - Because every meta has that guy.
Some version of asset spam/Moons - Because Shapers are not good vs spam
Haley - Because Worlds
Val - See above
I would expect to see some or all of these as well.
Smoke - Because some people think Haley is not really the best Shaper.
Geist/Leela - Because some people want to play blue cards.
Sunny - Because people say she is pretty good right now, forgetting about the times she is not.
I’m sure there will be many other things because people do not bring only “the best” decks when playing Store Champs.
What do you think the state of the meta is right now? If you were preparing for a Store Champ and did not know everyone who was likely to show up, what meta would you prepare to face?