This is a failed meta call for Worlds 2019 (which was still good enough for my taste together with this Sportsmetal, but it still managed to pull it's weight. I thought about what are my bad matchups and only Argus came into mind and I hoped to dodge the matchup as most Outfits play Punitive and not the HPT kill anymore.
What I missed was:
During the day I met: 2x Outfit, 2x Palana, 1x Blue Sun, 1x Replicating Perfection, 1x Argus, 1x All of them kind of bad...
The deck went 4 - 3 during the day
Run HQ, rez Raven, see HHN, run R&D see HPT with 4 tags. Run HQ twice, gg.
Have the Inti in hand and think, don't run into Anansi install it first. What happened, lost it when running click 1 into Anansi on R&D. Which made me draw a lot to find Tycoon and giving him scoring windows. Femmed the Border Control in 2 ICEd remote, also bad.
They want to ICE their centrals, I want to run them.... Tourguide on HQ and a lot of assets.... I think I ran HQ twice the whole game? I managed to get to 4 points, while they where on 6. Bad bad. Their board was impressive, but I had a Mad Dash in hand + Stargate, but with a Nisei on the other side? Shit. I Stargate R&D, trash a Medical Breakthrough and Liza draws me a 2nd Mad Dash, so I Mad Dashed twice into Archives for the win.
Why again? Where are my easy matchups?
I was lucky here, DoF them, EShutdown them, keep there credits low and steal some agendas for the win.
He only played 1 HPT without finding it. I was lucky hear, easiest matchup of the day.
Shit was I scared! Oversight early or Buildings Block can really kill me & keep me out. I was so lucky & dumb. Got my Stargate, was able to make him rez Trebuchet. Play Emergency Shutdown afterwards, he was so frustrated. But I missed to steal a Hostile on R&D when I knew it was coming, bad play! When I was on 6 points, 4 bad pub, 85 creds, Aumakua & Datasucker really strong he conceded. I Embezzle him 3 times for ICE, so he could not get his nasty pieces out. Femmed his Chiayshi & when he rezzed it also played shutdown.
I was lucky here, as I could deny his econ for a long time, him clicking for credits.
This was a 241 and I played his Argus. Stole a hostile turn 1. Stargated another one + Mad Dash. Atlas was going into his hand, but he had HPT in hand for the kill, that I never saw. Could have Embezzle it, but not without seeing it. So I died gloriously against Argus, almost on 5 points.
That ended my journey. I was so close to day 2, although it was so unlikely.