"Some men just want to watch the world burn".
Watch The World Burn is the runner variant of the two community created cards for the Magnum Opus event. For the cost of 3 credits and a run on a remote, you get to remove an upgrade or asset from the game, as well as any other copies of that card you access later on. This is a card where even at first glance, one can see why it is powerful. Not only do you get to get rid of an asset/upgrade for good and nullify the corp's recursion, you don't have to pay its trash cost. And on top of that, it also dodges nasty trash effects, which means that Controlling the Message's trace or AR-Enhanced Security will never fire. Industrial Genomics and Gagarin also hate this event.
Ultimately the power of WTWB lies in its versatility. It is great against pretty much every corp, unless they play no assets or upgrades, which is highly unlikely. Removing an Ash or Rashida Jaheem in the glacier match up is highly relevant. Get rid of Prisec against Argus. Arella Salvatore against Sportsmetal. The possibilities are endless.
One of few downsides is its limited-to-1 status, meaning your are likely to not have it in hand when you need it. Just like Rebirth though, this card can be incredibly swingy once drawn. Also, it costs 1 influence for every runner and it ends the action phase.
The main issue is in its lingering effect. There is no precedent for this kind of thing in Netrunner, except for arguably Azmari. The players will have to remember which card was "hit" by this, so that future copies of it get removed. Will this lead to game losses? I hope not
Still,I expect this card to become a staple in most runner decks, especially if CTM remains the deck to beat for the time to come.