The Goat Format World Championship 2023 is here! 74 of the best players in the world are duking it out for guts and glory! Malte "Alephya2" Lowecke is no stranger to prestigious events like this, and it's well known that we can often count on him to bring the spice, even when the World Championship title is on the line!
We asked Lowecke for insight into this interesting strategy, and why he felt so confident in it that he brought it to the world championship. He's got some history with the format's most confusing clown, so that definitely helps!
I had of my biggest successes with a Monarch deck based around Peten and wanted to look into it again. Also, I did often struggle with opponents summoning DMoC vs. me. So I tried to mix those two ideas together. My other option would have been to play a 'standard' Earth Aggro deck, but I just didn't feel the motivation for that.
It's clear Lowecke has a deep understanding of Peten and the complicated interactions surrounding the card. Things seem to be working out for him, too, as he's off to a strong 2-1 start in the tournament!
I am so far quite happy with the deck. It did what it was supposed to do and did feel quite rounded. Match 1 I partially lost due to not being able to resolve a single trinity card, but that's of course part of the general variance in Goat Format. Therefore, I did draw quite decently in my last-round match.
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