We've already mentioned the Goat Community Italia event GCI 10 when we discussed the 2nd place Relinquished list, but now we get to focus on the winner of that event, Andrea "Juve89" Marzocchi! It was on the back of the time-tested Warriors strategy that Marzocchi won GCI10, but the decorated player decided on something a little different for the World Championship: Recruiters!
Just like many of the other players here at the World Championship, Marzocchi chose his list based on what he thought the meta of the event would look like. It makes sense, as recruiters and the plays they enable are traditionally strong against the format's two most played decks, Turbo and Warriors.
I wanted to play recruiters because they are good against the rest of the metagame. I started testing a standard list with Decrees, then switched to a more spicy one with fewer recruiters: Meta, Goat, and, of course, Decree. It shuts down Warrior and Turbo. It became a sort of anti-meta deck.
Marzocchi's predictions seem to have served him well, as he's currently sitting at a respectable 4-1 record at the time of this article's writing. Hopefully the deck continues to serve him well, as I think he's taken a liking to it, and understandably so!
I like the deck. It has some surprising effects, as expected.
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