Sunday, November 10, 2013

Improving the Edmonton Meta

A great thing happened this weekend for the Edmonton Warmahordes community. Mike, Josh and Garnett (seen in this pic from this afternoon, from left to right) decided to take it upon themselves to start a discussion with our Warmahordes community on how to improve the Edmonton-area meta (essentially, the competitive calibre of local players).

They held their seminar at the LGS (Thunderground, up in St. Albert) and broke the ice for an audience of 8 or so, talking about subjects like threat ranges, list building and playing for scenario points.

There is already a very, very strong, competitive community based in Red Deer, about 90 minutes south of here, and another down in Calgary, about 3 hours away. Edmonton has lagged behind, and it's great to see some of our good local players getting guys to think about how to improve their game.

The Thunderground Steamroller tournaments usually draw a strong field of 20-30 players from across Alberta, and on league nights, it's not uncommon to see two dozen guys show up. With such a thriving community, there's every reason to believe that national-level players will emerge from Alberta.

Thanks once again to Mike, Josh and Garnett for getting everyone to think in a more competition-oriented way.

'Til next time.

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