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Gaming for Josh Tournament Top 4 Lineups

The Gaming for Josh charity tournament saw Sharkbait come out ahead of the 75 other competitors with three powerful lists!

76 players came out to fight it out on Seasonals-eve for a good cause; the Gaming for Josh Charity tournament! Numerous prolific players from across the Americas came out to show their support and sling some pixelated cardboard. In total Gaming for Josh was able to raise just over $9,000 for the West Coast Kids Cancer Foundation over the course of their full event! We'd obviously like to thank The Gaming Stadium and Pepper.GG for their hard work in this partnership as well, every bit helps when it's towards a good cause.

With that said and done; the lineups!

1st Place - Sharkbait

Draven Sion

Regions
Noxus
21 cards
Piltover & Zaun
19 cards
Rarities
26 100
champion
6
epic
3
rare
7
common
24
Mana cost
2
0
5
1
11
2
12
3
0
4
1
5
3
6
6
7+
Champions
6
3
Draven
3
Draven
7
Sion
3
Sion
Followers
17
1
Reborn Grenadier
2
Reborn Grenadier
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Boom Baboon
3
Boom Baboon
2
Fallen Rider
3
Fallen Rider
3
Sump Dredger
3
Sump Dredger
8
Lost Soul
3
Lost Soul
Spells
17
0
Poro Cannon
2
Poro Cannon
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Rummage
2
Rummage
3
Get Excited!
3
Get Excited!
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Noxian Fervor
5
Survival Skills
1
Survival Skills
6
Decimate
3
Decimate
Open deck in builder

Sharkbait's Sion list is a powerful burn variant that uses the powerful tools we're all used to from discard aggro to push in some damage, before using 3x Mystic Shots, Get Excited, Noxian Fervor, and Decimates to take them the rest of the way, all while threatening Sion to crash in.

Fizz Afaelios

Regions
Mount Targon
9 cards
Bandlecity
31 cards
Rarities
26 600
champion
6
epic
2
rare
15
common
17
Mana cost
0
0
10
1
18
2
8
3
2
4
0
5
2
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Fizz
3
Fizz
3
Aphelios
3
Aphelios
Followers
18
1
Yordle Squire
2
Yordle Squire
2
Assistant Librarian
3
Assistant Librarian
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
2
Grandfather Fae
3
Grandfather Fae
3
Gleaming Lantern
3
Gleaming Lantern
4
Rainbowfish
2
Rainbowfish
6
Papercraft Dragon
2
Papercraft Dragon
Spells
16
1
Fae Sprout
3
Fae Sprout
1
Trinket Trade
2
Trinket Trade
2
Flamespitter
1
Flamespitter
2
Guiding Touch
2
Guiding Touch
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
3
Hush
1
Hush
3
Stress Defense
1
Stress Defense
Open deck in builder

This version of Afaelios opts for two of each attach options, and one of both popular flex cards in Hush, Stress Defense to handle whatever may come up, and keep the opponent on their toes.

Yuumi Pantheon

Regions
Demacia
14 cards
Mount Targon
26 cards
Rarities
24 100
champion
6
epic
1
rare
8
common
25
Mana cost
0
0
4
1
16
2
12
3
5
4
2
5
1
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Yuumi
3
Yuumi
4
Pantheon
3
Pantheon
Followers
13
1
Saga Seeker
3
Saga Seeker
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
Brightsteel Protector
2
Mountain Goat
2
Mountain Goat
3
Wounded Whiteflame
3
Wounded Whiteflame
4
Blinded Mystic
1
Blinded Mystic
6
Camphor, the Doubt
1
Camphor, the Doubt
Spells
21
1
Chain Vest
1
Chain Vest
2
Guiding Touch
2
Guiding Touch
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
Sharpsight
3
Sharpsight
2
Single Combat
3
Single Combat
3
Cataclysm
2
Cataclysm
3
Hush
1
Hush
3
Zenith Blade
3
Zenith Blade
4
Bastion
1
Bastion
5
Concerted Strike
2
Concerted Strike
Open deck in builder

This diverse Pantheon list is the type that aims to keep options wide, same as their other lists. Opting for one ofs on; Blinded Mystic, Camphor the Doubt, Hush, Bastion, and Chain vest.

2nd Place - JustSomeBadJuju

Elise Spiders

Regions
Shadow Isles
17 cards
Noxus
23 cards
Rarities
14 500
champion
3
epic
0
rare
9
common
28
Mana cost
1
0
12
1
14
2
10
3
0
4
0
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
3
2
Elise
3
Elise
Followers
26
1
Legion Rearguard
3
Legion Rearguard
1
Legion Saboteur
3
Legion Saboteur
1
Precious Pet
3
Precious Pet
1
Stygian Onlooker
3
Stygian Onlooker
2
Arachnoid Horror
3
Arachnoid Horror
2
House Spider
3
House Spider
2
Imperial Demolitionist
3
Imperial Demolitionist
3
Doombeast
2
Doombeast
3
Frenzied Skitterer
3
Frenzied Skitterer
Spells
11
0
Fading Memories
1
Fading Memories
2
Brothers' Bond
2
Brothers' Bond
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Stalking Shadows
2
Stalking Shadows
6
Decimate
3
Decimate
Open deck in builder

Proving to the world that budget decks still do pack a punch, this Spider Aggro list clocks in at 14500 shards in total to make! It has the normal 12 one-drops, potent spiders for Two-drops, and Frenzied Skitterer to bump up the hard to block team while making your fearsome blockers pretty much elusive. It also holds Fervors and Decimates as reach in addition to Doombeasts. It builds a board and then uses flipped Elise or a series of Skitterers to put your opponent over the edge of stabilizing.

Pirate Aggro

Regions
Bilgewater
20 cards
Noxus
20 cards
Rarities
26 300
champion
6
epic
3
rare
8
common
23
Mana cost
0
0
13
1
10
2
6
3
6
4
2
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Miss Fortune
3
Miss Fortune
4
Twisted Fate
1
Twisted Fate
5
Gangplank
2
Gangplank
Followers
26
1
Crackshot Corsair
3
Crackshot Corsair
1
Jagged Butcher
1
Jagged Butcher
1
Legion Rearguard
3
Legion Rearguard
1
Legion Saboteur
3
Legion Saboteur
1
Precious Pet
3
Precious Pet
2
Imperial Demolitionist
3
Imperial Demolitionist
2
Legion Grenadier
2
Legion Grenadier
2
Marai Warden
3
Marai Warden
4
Island Navigator
2
Island Navigator
4
Zap Sprayfin
3
Zap Sprayfin
Spells
8
2
Make it Rain
2
Make it Rain
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Noxian Fervor
6
Decimate
3
Decimate
Open deck in builder

Pirate Aggro has been the marquis deck of the archetype for the last patch and change. It always has 3x Miss Fortunes but can vary on her dance partners so to speak. It has a lot of attack trigger cards, so more than other decks developing is usually the right option unless there are specific reasons you want to avoid doing so such as an Avalanche or a Deflecting Palm. The only noteworthy tech besides the Champion balance here is the inclusion of Make it Rain, to diversify the Zap Sprayfin pool.

Heimerdinger Ezreal

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
30 cards
Bandlecity
13 cards
Rarities
24 400
champion
6
epic
0
rare
15
common
19
Mana cost
0
0
4
1
21
2
9
3
3
4
3
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Ezreal
3
Ezreal
5
Heimerdinger
3
Heimerdinger
Followers
18
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Boom Baboon
3
Boom Baboon
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
2
Ferros Financier
3
Ferros Financier
2
Flame Chompers!
3
Flame Chompers!
3
Station Archivist
3
Station Archivist
Spells
16
1
Group Shot
1
Group Shot
2
Electro Harpoon
3
Electro Harpoon
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
3
Get Excited!
3
Get Excited!
4
Statikk Shock
3
Statikk Shock
Open deck in builder

This potent burn list has come out in the past few weeks as a real threat, making full use of the Baboon/Chompers package, in tandem with every piece of efficient burn possible so that you can go face, take out the enemies, and build an army of robots all at the same time.

3/4th Place - GrandpaRoji

Taliyah Malphite

Regions
Shurima
30 cards
Mount Targon
10 cards
Rarities
28 400
champion
6
epic
4
rare
13
common
17
Mana cost
0
0
6
1
7
2
11
3
5
4
6
5
2
6
3
7+
Champions
6
5
Taliyah
3
Taliyah
7
Malphite
3
Malphite
Landmarks
9
1
Ancient Preparations
3
Ancient Preparations
2
Preservarium
3
Preservarium
4
Salt Spire
3
Salt Spire
Followers
12
1
Chip
3
Chip
2
Rock Hopper
3
Rock Hopper
3
Endless Devout
3
Endless Devout
5
Herald of the Magus
1
Herald of the Magus
6
Stonebreaker
2
Stonebreaker
Spells
13
2
The Absolver
1
The Absolver
3
Ancient Hourglass
2
Ancient Hourglass
3
Quicksand
2
Quicksand
3
Rite of the Arcane
2
Rite of the Arcane
3
Unraveled Earth
2
Unraveled Earth
4
Rite of Negation
2
Rite of Negation
5
Celestial Wonder
2
Celestial Wonder
Open deck in builder

The Roji Special. This is a list I'm not too familiar with so it's hard to talk too much on it. It has the normal explosive tempo of being able to Salt Spire + Taliyah, Chip as a one-mana 3/3, and the normal landmark staples. In addition to them, Roji includes some Stonebreakers are removal on a body, the normal interaction cards for landmark decks. The other interesting thing I'm not used to seeing from these sorts of lists is two Celestial Wonders, presumably to slow the opponent down, or get in for that big Unstoppable Force turn after the opponent re-develops.

Azir Xerath

Regions
Shurima
40 cards
Rarities
27 700
champion
6
epic
3
rare
15
common
16
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
8
2
18
3
5
4
0
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Azir
3
Azir
4
Xerath
3
Xerath
Landmarks
7
1
Ancient Preparations
3
Ancient Preparations
1
Buried Sun Disc
1
Buried Sun Disc
2
Preservarium
3
Preservarium
Followers
11
1
Treasure Seeker
3
Treasure Seeker
2
Clockwork Curator
2
Clockwork Curator
2
Rock Hopper
3
Rock Hopper
3
Endless Devout
3
Endless Devout
Spells
16
1
Rite of Calling
2
Rite of Calling
3
Ancient Hourglass
3
Ancient Hourglass
3
Quicksand
3
Quicksand
3
Rite of the Arcane
3
Rite of the Arcane
3
Unraveled Earth
3
Unraveled Earth
4
Rite of Negation
2
Rite of Negation
Open deck in builder

A standard Sun Disc affair, two Curators to be able to pop on 7, no ambassadors in lieu of Rite of the Arcanes and the like.

Yuumi Pantheon

Regions
Demacia
14 cards
Mount Targon
26 cards
Rarities
23 000
champion
6
epic
0
rare
8
common
26
Mana cost
0
0
3
1
18
2
12
3
5
4
2
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Yuumi
3
Yuumi
4
Pantheon
3
Pantheon
Followers
12
1
Saga Seeker
3
Saga Seeker
2
Brightsteel Protector
3
Brightsteel Protector
2
Mountain Goat
2
Mountain Goat
3
Wounded Whiteflame
3
Wounded Whiteflame
4
Blinded Mystic
1
Blinded Mystic
Spells
22
2
Gifts From Beyond
2
Gifts From Beyond
2
Guiding Touch
2
Guiding Touch
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
Sharpsight
3
Sharpsight
2
Single Combat
3
Single Combat
3
Cataclysm
3
Cataclysm
3
Zenith Blade
3
Zenith Blade
4
Bastion
1
Bastion
5
Concerted Strike
2
Concerted Strike
Open deck in builder

Some spice here in the form of two Gifts from Beyond to generate whatever is needed for the time. Additionally there's no Golden Aegis in this list, opting for the full three Cataclysms.

3/4th Place - Foreto, of Pandex Esports

Viktor Lee

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
21 cards
Ionia
19 cards
Rarities
26 900
champion
6
epic
3
rare
11
common
20
Mana cost
3
0
0
1
17
2
4
3
10
4
6
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
4
Viktor
3
Viktor
5
Lee Sin
3
Lee Sin
Followers
8
2
Ballistic Bot
3
Ballistic Bot
2
Eye of the Dragon
3
Eye of the Dragon
3
Station Archivist
2
Station Archivist
Spells
26
0
Poro Cannon
3
Poro Cannon
2
Calculated Creations
2
Calculated Creations
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Time Trick
3
Time Trick
2
Twin Disciplines
3
Twin Disciplines
3
Ambush
2
Ambush
4
Concussive Palm
3
Concussive Palm
4
Deny
3
Deny
4
Spirit's Refuge
1
Spirit's Refuge
5
Deep Meditation
3
Deep Meditation
Open deck in builder

Vik Lee is a powerful control deck that instead of going all in on Lee combo as was the plan in the older Lee decks, instead uses Lee as a control tool to support the inevitability of Viktor. It makes use of Ballistic bot and Viktor's Hex Core Upgrades to quickly tick up Lee to his level, and keep Eye of the Dragon pumping out dragonlings. Aside from that it makes use of the removal and disruption tools from the regions, in Mystic Shots, Concussive Palms, Denys, and a Spirit's Refuge to keep your key threats alive. In keeping to it's spell-centric nature, it runs a couple Poro Cannons and Calculated Creations to generate blockers or additional threats if needed.

Aphelios Zoe Vi

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
17 cards
Mount Targon
23 cards
Rarities
24 300
champion
6
epic
1
rare
9
common
24
Mana cost
1
0
8
1
15
2
9
3
3
4
4
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
1
Zoe
2
Zoe
3
Aphelios
3
Aphelios
5
Vi
1
Vi
Landmarks
1
4
The Veiled Temple
1
The Veiled Temple
Followers
17
1
Lunari Duskbringer
2
Lunari Duskbringer
1
Spacey Sketcher
2
Spacey Sketcher
1
Zaunite Urchin
2
Zaunite Urchin
2
Ballistic Bot
3
Ballistic Bot
2
Boom Baboon
2
Boom Baboon
3
Solari Priestess
2
Solari Priestess
3
Station Archivist
1
Station Archivist
4
Aloof Travelers
2
Aloof Travelers
5
Subpurrsible
1
Subpurrsible
Spells
16
0
Thermogenic Beam
1
Thermogenic Beam
2
Guiding Touch
3
Guiding Touch
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Pale Cascade
3
Pale Cascade
2
Sunblessed Vigor
1
Sunblessed Vigor
3
Aftershock
1
Aftershock
3
Hush
2
Hush
5
Starshaping
2
Starshaping
Open deck in builder

A very diverse list aimed around leveling Zoe, and using the powerful value tools of Targon in conjunction with Piltover and Zaun's efficient tools as well.

Ezreal Caitlyn

Regions
Noxus
14 cards
Piltover & Zaun
26 cards
Rarities
29 100
champion
6
epic
5
rare
11
common
18
Mana cost
2
0
3
1
8
2
18
3
4
4
3
5
0
6
2
7+
Champions
6
3
Caitlyn
3
Caitlyn
3
Ezreal
3
Ezreal
Followers
15
2
Ferros Financier
2
Ferros Financier
2
House Spider
3
House Spider
3
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Arachnoid Sentry
3
Station Archivist
3
Station Archivist
4
Aloof Travelers
2
Aloof Travelers
8
Captain Farron
2
Captain Farron
Spells
19
0
Thermogenic Beam
2
Thermogenic Beam
1
Ravenous Flock
3
Ravenous Flock
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
3
Culling Strike
1
Culling Strike
3
Piltover Peacemaker
3
Piltover Peacemaker
3
Scorched Earth
2
Scorched Earth
4
Statikk Shock
2
Statikk Shock
5
Tri-beam Improbulator
3
Tri-beam Improbulator
Open deck in builder

A standard looking classic tribeam list aside from one Culling Strike to hit some of the big threats in low-power champions.

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