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Recommended LoR Tournament and Gauntlet Decks

Last Chance Gauntlet, $1,000 MaRu Open, Seasonals... there's no shortage of high-stakes LoR Tournaments in the coming days. Here are Sirturmund's and Monte's recommended decks & lineups!
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LoR Gauntlet & Tournament decks – A Packed Weekend!

Mastering Runeterra January Open

If you like high-stakes LoR Tournaments, you're in luck: this coming Saturday, we're hosting our monthly Mastering Runeterra January Open:

January Mastering Runeterra Open Tournament

Our January Mastering Runeterra Open Tournament will take place this coming Saturday 21, at 9:00 am PST, in the Americas shard.

Entry: $20, payable by PayPal, debit, or credit (of which $2 is the registration fee, and $18.00 goes towards the prize pool).

Prize Pool: $1000 Minimum (each player beyond 55 adds $18 more to the prize pool!)

You can sign up and check the full rules on Matcherino at this link: https://matcherino.com/t/januaryopen


Last Chance Gauntlet

If the stakes are a bit high (or you are really addicted to LoR Tournaments…), worry not: as Legends of Runeterra's favorite card slinger would say, "This game is heating up!" – this coming Saturday there's not just one, but two competitions you can jump into: besides Mastering Runeterra's $1K Open, we'll have LoR's Last Chance Gauntlet, which qualifies you for Seasonals. Check the exact time when the Gauntlet launches in the game client (since it depends on which shard you're on), and notice that there's an ongoing Gauntlet right now, with Standard deck-building rules, so you still have a chance to earn a Prime Glory and you get to test your lineups until Saturday.

The Shuriman Desert is Vast

This is probably the lineup I would be on this week, or at least something quite similar to it. I feel like the combo Shurima archetypes are decently positioned, while also being some of the stronger decks in the current LoR meta

Ziggs Taliyah

Regions
Shurima
30 cards
Bandlecity
10 cards
Rarities
28 100
champion
6
epic
3
rare
17
common
14
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
5
1
11
2
14
3
5
4
4
5
0
6
1
7+
Champions
6
3
Ziggs
3
Ziggs
5
Taliyah
3
Taliyah
Landmarks
6
1
Ancient Preparations
3
Ancient Preparations
2
Preservarium
3
Preservarium
Followers
16
1
Inventive Chemist
2
Inventive Chemist
2
Rock Hopper
3
Rock Hopper
3
Endless Devout
3
Endless Devout
3
Rockbear Shepherd
3
Rockbear Shepherd
4
Desert Naturalist
3
Desert Naturalist
5
Herald of the Magus
1
Herald of the Magus
8
The Arsenal
1
The Arsenal
Spells
12
2
Drop the Bomb
2
Drop the Bomb
2
Pokey Stick
2
Pokey Stick
2
The Absolver
1
The Absolver
3
Ancient Hourglass
1
Ancient Hourglass
3
Quicksand
1
Quicksand
3
Rite of the Arcane
3
Rite of the Arcane
4
Rite of Negation
2
Rite of Negation

Ekko Jinx

Regions
Shurima
22 cards
Piltover & Zaun
18 cards
Rarities
26 700
champion
6
epic
3
rare
10
common
21
eternal
Mana cost
3
0
16
1
11
2
1
3
9
4
0
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
4
Ekko
3
Ekko
4
Jinx
3
Jinx
Landmarks
3
1
Ancient Preparations
3
Ancient Preparations
Followers
15
1
Dropboarder
3
Dropboarder
1
Fallen Feline
3
Fallen Feline
1
Forsaken Baccai
3
Forsaken Baccai
2
Aspiring Chronomancer
3
Aspiring Chronomancer
4
Voice of the Risen
3
Voice of the Risen
Spells
16
0
Feral Prescience
3
Feral Prescience
1
Poro Cannon
1
Poro Cannon
1
Scrying Sands
3
Scrying Sands
2
Careful Preparation
2
Careful Preparation
2
Mystic Shot
2
Mystic Shot
2
The Absolver
2
The Absolver
2
Time Trick
2
Time Trick
3
Get Excited!
1
Get Excited!

Varus Akshan

Regions
Shurima
20 cards
Runeterra
20 cards
Rarities
28 700
champion
6
epic
5
rare
9
common
20
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
10
1
13
2
7
3
9
4
1
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
2
Akshan
3
Akshan
4
Varus
3
Varus
Landmarks
1
2
Preservarium
1
Preservarium
Equipments
6
1
The Darkin Bloodletters
3
The Darkin Bloodletters
3
Swinging Glaive
3
Swinging Glaive
Followers
12
1
Forsaken Baccai
3
Forsaken Baccai
2
Keeper of the Box
3
Keeper of the Box
2
Lunari Cultist
2
Lunari Cultist
3
Merciless Hunter
2
Merciless Hunter
3
Vekauran Vagabond
2
Vekauran Vagabond
Spells
15
1
Shaped Stone
2
Shaped Stone
1
Shuriman Tellstones
1
Shuriman Tellstones
1
Tempting Prospect
1
Tempting Prospect
2
Momentous Choice
3
Momentous Choice
2
The Absolver
1
The Absolver
4
Furious Wielder
3
Furious Wielder
4
Rite of Negation
2
Rite of Negation
4
The Expanse's Protection
1
The Expanse's Protection
5
The Unforgiving Cold
1
The Unforgiving Cold

These decks do have a slightly confused ban strategy, as both Jinx Lulu and Kayn Aatrox can make for good bans, but we also have good matchups into them with some of our decks – EkkoEkko is good against both Lulu and Aatrox, while VarusVarus is good into Aatrox… but ZiggsZiggs is soft into the World Ender. You can definitely get Ziggs Taliyah through Lulu if you have to (although it’s not the easiest matchup) and I would still probably rather play it over the Aatrox matchup.

Ekko Jinx is a phenomenal deck right now: it’s kind of beating most of the meta-game (if you know how to pilot it correctly, of course!) even if it has the ever-present downside of the no-Ekko low-roll which can feel quite terrible. Ekko Jinx's other advantage is that you have Rite of NegationRite of Negation available in all of your decks, so you don’t have to worry too much about any control-style decks.

If you’re not interested in the Ekko list because of that low-roll potential, there are a few other options for this lineup. Namely Sun Disc, and Mono-Kai’Sa. You can also try other Taliyah decks like Taliyah Malphite, or Reaver’s Row Taliyah. 


Flat Tables

These three decks are eager to allow pilots to express their skills. By drawing very flat matchup tables you’re able to be comfortable into basically everything else – some matchups will be slightly worse than others, of course, but you will almost always have a chance. 

Plunder

Regions
Freljord
11 cards
Bilgewater
29 cards
Rarities
26 500
champion
6
epic
3
rare
9
common
22
eternal
Mana cost
3
0
8
1
12
2
0
3
5
4
9
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
5
Gangplank
3
Gangplank
6
Sejuani
3
Sejuani
Followers
20
1
Jagged Butcher
3
Jagged Butcher
1
Shellshocker
3
Shellshocker
2
Black Market Merchant
3
Black Market Merchant
2
Marai Warden
3
Marai Warden
2
Tusk Speaker
3
Tusk Speaker
4
Babbling Bjerg
2
Babbling Bjerg
4
Zap Sprayfin
3
Zap Sprayfin
Spells
14
0
Warning Shot
3
Warning Shot
1
Parrrley
2
Parrrley
2
Make it Rain
3
Make it Rain
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
3
Eye of Nagakabouros
5
Spirits Unleashed
3
Spirits Unleashed

Kayn Aatrox

Regions
Runeterra
40 cards
Rarities
31 700
champion
5
epic
10
rare
11
common
14
eternal
standard
Mana cost
0
0
8
1
14
2
1
3
9
4
6
5
2
6
0
7+
Champions
5
5
Kayn
3
Kayn
6
Aatrox
2
Aatrox
Equipments
9
2
The Darkin Spear
3
The Darkin Spear
2
The Darkin Fan
2
The Darkin Fan
1
The Darkin Bloodletters
2
The Darkin Bloodletters
2
The Darkin Lodestone
1
The Darkin Lodestone
2
The Darkin Harp
1
The Darkin Harp
Followers
14
1
Buhru Cultist
3
Buhru Cultist
1
Forsaken Baccai
3
Forsaken Baccai
2
Keeper of the Box
3
Keeper of the Box
3
Shadowblade Fanatic
1
Shadowblade Fanatic
4
Ambitious Cultist
2
Ambitious Cultist
4
Ranger-Knight Defector
2
Ranger-Knight Defector
Spells
12
2
Momentous Choice
3
Momentous Choice
2
The Violent Dischord
1
The Violent Dischord
4
Furious Wielder
3
Furious Wielder
4
The Expanse's Protection
2
The Expanse's Protection
5
Heedless Resurrection
1
Heedless Resurrection
5
The Unforgiving Cold
2
The Unforgiving Cold

Gwen Katarina

Regions
Noxus
11 cards
Shadow Isles
29 cards
Rarities
30 000
champion
6
epic
6
rare
10
common
18
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
11
1
11
2
10
3
3
4
2
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Katarina
3
Katarina
4
Gwen
3
Gwen
Landmarks
3
3
Opulent Foyer
3
Opulent Foyer
Followers
13
1
Boisterous Host
3
Boisterous Host
2
Phantom Butler
3
Phantom Butler
2
Redeemed Prodigy
2
Redeemed Prodigy
3
Arachnoid Sentry
2
Arachnoid Sentry
6
Eternal Dancers
3
Eternal Dancers
Spells
18
1
Mark of the Isles
3
Mark of the Isles
1
Quietus
3
Quietus
1
Ravenous Flock
2
Ravenous Flock
2
Glimpse Beyond
3
Glimpse Beyond
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
3
Might
2
Might
5
Shunpo
2
Shunpo

Your ban is also kind of flexible with this lineup: you can take out nearly whichever one of your opponent’s decks you want. You should probably try to predict your opponent’s ban and then ban accordingly to protect your remaining two decks: Ekko Jinx is pretty much always going to be something worth taking off the table and Kat Leona is also a reasonable ban. You may also wish to ban Trundle Tryndamere because Kayn Aatrox is rather weak into it.

If you really don’t like one of these decks you can try to slot in another deck that you’re keen on. Taliyah Ziggs would be one I’d look at first because I adore it, Ekko Jinx is another strong choice.


Aggro Lives Strong!

I’ll be honest, I don’t think aggro is in the best spot in the current Runeterra meta, but Lulu Jinx is. There are a few other aggro or aggro-slanted deck choices that you may wish to play instead.

Lulu Jinx

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
21 cards
Bandlecity
19 cards
Rarities
25 500
champion
6
epic
3
rare
4
common
27
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
16
1
12
2
6
3
6
4
0
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Lulu
3
Lulu
4
Jinx
3
Jinx
Followers
18
1
Byrd, The Bellringer
3
Byrd, The Bellringer
1
Yordle Squire
3
Yordle Squire
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Boom Baboon
3
Boom Baboon
2
Flame Chompers!
3
Flame Chompers!
2
Squeaker
3
Squeaker
Spells
16
1
Jury-Rig
3
Jury-Rig
1
Poro Cannon
3
Poro Cannon
1
Scrapheap
1
Scrapheap
2
Electro Harpoon
1
Electro Harpoon
2
Pokey Stick
2
Pokey Stick
3
Get Excited!
3
Get Excited!
4
Sneezy Biggledust!
3
Sneezy Biggledust!

Gwen Katarina

Regions
Noxus
11 cards
Shadow Isles
29 cards
Rarities
30 000
champion
6
epic
6
rare
10
common
18
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
11
1
11
2
10
3
3
4
2
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Katarina
3
Katarina
4
Gwen
3
Gwen
Landmarks
3
3
Opulent Foyer
3
Opulent Foyer
Followers
13
1
Boisterous Host
3
Boisterous Host
2
Phantom Butler
3
Phantom Butler
2
Redeemed Prodigy
2
Redeemed Prodigy
3
Arachnoid Sentry
2
Arachnoid Sentry
6
Eternal Dancers
3
Eternal Dancers
Spells
18
1
Mark of the Isles
3
Mark of the Isles
1
Quietus
3
Quietus
1
Ravenous Flock
2
Ravenous Flock
2
Glimpse Beyond
3
Glimpse Beyond
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
3
Might
2
Might
5
Shunpo
2
Shunpo

Riven Viktor

Regions
Noxus
18 cards
Piltover & Zaun
22 cards
Rarities
23 200
champion
6
epic
0
rare
9
common
25
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
9
1
14
2
10
3
5
4
2
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Riven
3
Riven
4
Viktor
3
Viktor
Followers
22
1
Blade Squire
3
Blade Squire
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Ballistic Bot
3
Ballistic Bot
2
Fallen Rider
3
Fallen Rider
2
Rune Squire
3
Rune Squire
2
Runeweaver
1
Runeweaver
3
Nyandroid
2
Nyandroid
3
Piltovan Castaway
2
Piltovan Castaway
4
Ruined Reckoner
2
Ruined Reckoner
Spells
12
1
Poro Cannon
3
Poro Cannon
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Weapon Hilt
1
Weapon Hilt
3
Get Excited!
3
Get Excited!
5
Survival Skills
2
Survival Skills

There are a lot of NorraNorra decks around and they’ll be quite difficult for a lot of what we can throw out, so banning them should be your first priority.

Riven Viktor can output a lot of damage really quickly through the sheer amount of burn available. It’s also capable of building a massive bot in a single round, so try to figure out what’s best for the matchup you’re in and play to it. Lulu Jinx also has multiple modes of attack (Mecha-Yordles, Sneezy, Lulu board control, and Jinx burn), so choose the best mode and go for it.

There are some funny Norra Ziggs lists running around that you could try instead of GwenGwen or RivenRiven. And if you really wanted to swap things around you could try Kat Jinx, as 4LW recommended yesterday in this Countering the LoR Meta article, and any other aggro deck you have a penchant for. 


Board-centric Control

With Lulu Jinx being the most popular deck in the Legends of Runeterra meta, it only makes sense that a triple-control lineup could actually have some merit for this weekend. These three decks combine removal with heavy board presence to allow themselves to easily stabilize against go-wide strategies. 

Veigar Norra SI

Regions
Shadow Isles
14 cards
Bandlecity
26 cards
Rarities
27 500
champion
6
epic
3
rare
14
common
17
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
2
1
18
2
0
3
7
4
3
5
7
6
3
7+
Champions
6
2
Norra
3
Norra
4
Veigar
3
Veigar
Followers
17
2
Conchologist
3
Conchologist
2
Junk Construct
3
Junk Construct
2
Twisted Catalyzer
3
Twisted Catalyzer
4
Aloof Travelers
3
Aloof Travelers
6
Ixtali Sentinel
3
Ixtali Sentinel
8
Dess & Ada
2
Dess & Ada
Spells
17
1
Quietus
2
Quietus
2
Pokey Stick
3
Pokey Stick
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
4
The Box
1
The Box
5
Portalpalooza
3
Portalpalooza
6
Minimorph
2
Minimorph
6
Vengeance
2
Vengeance
9
The Ruination
1
The Ruination

Jayce Heimerdinger SI

Regions
Shadow Isles
9 cards
Piltover & Zaun
31 cards
Rarities
26 600
champion
6
epic
2
rare
15
common
17
eternal
Mana cost
5
0
8
1
9
2
5
3
3
4
3
5
7
6
0
7+
Champions
6
4
Jayce
3
Jayce
5
Heimerdinger
3
Heimerdinger
Followers
10
1
Adaptatron 3000
2
Adaptatron 3000
1
Forge Chief
2
Forge Chief
2
Ferros Financier
3
Ferros Financier
3
Hextech Handler
3
Hextech Handler
Spells
24
0
Production Surge
3
Production Surge
0
Thermogenic Beam
2
Thermogenic Beam
1
Piltovan Tellstones
1
Piltovan Tellstones
1
Quietus
3
Quietus
2
Mystic Shot
3
Mystic Shot
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
3
Flash of Brilliance
2
Flash of Brilliance
6
Assembly Line
1
Assembly Line
6
Hexbliterator
1
Hexbliterator
6
Piercing Darkness
1
Piercing Darkness
6
Shock Blast
2
Shock Blast
6
Vengeance
2
Vengeance

Twisted Fate Elise Go Hard

Regions
Shadow Isles
23 cards
Bilgewater
17 cards
Rarities
31 200
champion
6
epic
8
rare
5
common
21
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
14
2
0
3
7
4
3
5
3
6
1
7+
Champions
6
2
Elise
3
Elise
4
Twisted Fate
3
Twisted Fate
Equipments
1
2
The Darkin Harpoon
1
The Darkin Harpoon
Followers
12
1
Burgeoning Sentinel
3
Burgeoning Sentinel
1
Pool Shark
3
Pool Shark
2
Fortune Croaker
2
Fortune Croaker
4
Zap Sprayfin
3
Zap Sprayfin
9
Commander Ledros
1
Commander Ledros
Spells
21
1
Go Hard
3
Go Hard
1
Quietus
3
Quietus
2
Glimpse Beyond
3
Glimpse Beyond
2
Heavy Metal
2
Heavy Metal
2
Vile Feast
3
Vile Feast
4
Withering Wail
1
Withering Wail
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
3
Eye of Nagakabouros
6
Vengeance
3
Vengeance

Veigar Norra should be no surprise to anyone as it is one of the best control decks in the game right now. I decided to go a bit more off-meta with my other two control recommendations, and that’s because I believe the board presence from HeimerdingerHeimerdinger JayceJayce and Twisted FateTwisted Fate EliseElise allows us to really stall out the Lulu Jinx players by throwing multiple chump-blockers at them. 

Aside from Lulu Jinx, we are looking to target all other aggro-ish decks running around, including weird ones like Katarina Leona and Hecarim Zed. Kat Leona especially suffers against our multiple blockers as they tend to not have evasive keywords to get through them all, and our VengeanceVengeance also is key to stop their Champions. 

Unfortunately, as much as control might feel like it’s in a good spot right now, I think most people have caught on and started to shift to counter it. We will have a very difficult time against any SHShurima deck, so would focus my ban on Taliyah Ziggs or similar when they show up. If not against Shurima, we want to focus our ban instead on Trundle Tryndamere or Kayn Aatrox. Both of these decks are greedy enough to outlast our removal. 

Overall, it is very simple to make a control lineup that could do well in the current LoR meta, you just have to start with SIShadow Isles. If you want an alternate deck for this lineup, you can try Trundle Tryndamere for instance. Just make sure you’re playing the non-greedy version of it!


Team Rocket

Aggro decks never leave the meta, do they? This more traditional approach to aggro gives an alternative way to burn and smack your opponents down. 

Jinx Lulu

Regions
Piltover & Zaun
21 cards
Bandlecity
19 cards
Rarities
25 500
champion
6
epic
3
rare
4
common
27
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
16
1
12
2
6
3
6
4
0
5
0
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Lulu
3
Lulu
4
Jinx
3
Jinx
Followers
18
1
Byrd, The Bellringer
3
Byrd, The Bellringer
1
Yordle Squire
3
Yordle Squire
1
Zaunite Urchin
3
Zaunite Urchin
2
Boom Baboon
3
Boom Baboon
2
Flame Chompers!
3
Flame Chompers!
2
Squeaker
3
Squeaker
Spells
16
1
Jury-Rig
3
Jury-Rig
1
Poro Cannon
3
Poro Cannon
1
Scrapheap
1
Scrapheap
2
Electro Harpoon
1
Electro Harpoon
2
Pokey Stick
2
Pokey Stick
3
Get Excited!
3
Get Excited!
4
Sneezy Biggledust!
3
Sneezy Biggledust!

Leona Katarina

Regions
Noxus
21 cards
Mount Targon
19 cards
Rarities
29 000
champion
6
epic
6
rare
5
common
23
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
10
2
10
3
0
4
5
5
3
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Katarina
3
Katarina
5
Leona
3
Leona
Followers
25
1
Crimson Pigeon
3
Crimson Pigeon
1
Legion Rearguard
3
Legion Rearguard
1
Legion Saboteur
3
Legion Saboteur
1
Solari Soldier
3
Solari Soldier
2
House Spider
2
House Spider
2
Solari Shieldbearer
3
Solari Shieldbearer
2
Solari Sunhawk
3
Solari Sunhawk
3
Sun Guardian
3
Sun Guardian
5
Rahvun, Daylight's Spear
2
Rahvun, Daylight's Spear
Spells
9
2
Pale Cascade
2
Pale Cascade
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Reveler's Feast
1
Reveler's Feast
6
Decimate
3
Decimate

Pirate Aggro

Regions
Noxus
20 cards
Bilgewater
20 cards
Rarities
29 800
champion
6
epic
6
rare
9
common
19
eternal
Mana cost
0
0
12
1
9
2
7
3
7
4
3
5
2
6
0
7+
Champions
6
3
Miss Fortune
3
Miss Fortune
4
Twisted Fate
3
Twisted Fate
Followers
24
1
Crimson Pigeon
3
Crimson Pigeon
1
Jagged Butcher
3
Jagged Butcher
1
Legion Rearguard
3
Legion Rearguard
1
Legion Saboteur
3
Legion Saboteur
2
Arena Battlecaster
3
Arena Battlecaster
2
House Spider
2
House Spider
2
Marai Warden
3
Marai Warden
4
Island Navigator
1
Island Navigator
4
Zap Sprayfin
3
Zap Sprayfin
Spells
10
2
Make it Rain
1
Make it Rain
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Noxian Fervor
3
Reveler's Feast
1
Reveler's Feast
5
Eye of Nagakabouros
3
Eye of Nagakabouros
6
Decimate
2
Decimate

Why bother overthinking a lineup, when the solution is right in front of us? While bringing these three decks can be risky against triple-control opponents, it does very well into two separate cornerstones of lineups: Feel The Rush decks, and SHShurima decks. 

The more pilots shift to Shurima decks (to try and counter all the control decks around), the stronger aggro becomes. Combine that with the fact that all three of our decks actually also beat the greedy ramp versions of Feel The Rush. This gives us a very good spread against two completely different lineups, increasing our odds of getting matched against counter-matchups. 

So what do we leave open? Any Shurima deck, as we do very well against them. The worst of the bunch for our lineup is probably Ziggs Taliyah, so if you run into triple-Shurima lineups that would be my ban. Other decks we perform very well versus are Greedy Feel The Rush, Gwen Katarina, Zed Hecarim, and other slower midrange still decks. 

For our ban strategy, first pray we don’t hit triple control. Once we clear that stage, I’m focusing my attention on banning Ekko Jinx and Aatrox Kayn. Then use your judgment on banning certain decks with too much healing. 

Alternatively, you could opt to go even more aggressive than what we presented today. Decks like Gwen Elise Spider Aggro or Annie Jhin could fit right in this group of cards.


Wrapping Up

And that's it for this week!

We hope you have enjoyed our recommended LoR Gauntlet and Tournament decks – and if you are the sort of pilot that likes digging into the data to find your optimal choice or tweak your build, remember that we have a whole bunch of data tools to help you find the highest winrate decks: our meta tier list and detailed meta stats pages, our matchup table, and our ban helper – all data supplied by Riot, via Riot's API, from players at Platinum and above in the LoR ranked ladder.

Hope to see you at the Mastering Runeterra January Open, and good luck in your runs!


About the authors

Sirturmund is a long-time LoR player of the game, having played Legends of Runeterra since beta. He has found competitive success in the past year with a couple of seasonal top-cut finishes, rank #1 ladder placements, and first spot in a Qualifier of Mastering Runeterra's Championship. Best known for being one of the very few to still bring Star Springs to tournaments, you can find Sirturmund lurking around all the social media sites absorbing anything he can about the game, and in his YouTube channel where he uploads videos almost daily.

MonteXristo has been playing Legends of Runeterra since closed beta and has consistently made it to Masters every season he’s been active.  His accomplishments include having peaked in the top 20, taking first place in the “Streamer Sideboard Showdown” and LPP Riot Grand Prix. When he’s not writing for Mastering Runeterra he keeps his card-slinging skills sharp by playing in the Runeterra Academy tournament, with his team The Wobbly Wombats! He also hosts the weekly Mastering Runeterra Squadcast on his stream every Wednesday at 10:30 pm EST.