As most of you may know, patch 1.13 added a fun new feature to ranked mode (and draft). It now shows the ranking that you had when the ladder reset at the end of last season. That means that if you ended in Diamond I, you’ll be shown to have been Diamond I last season. This adds extra incentive for players to grind to Master, as they have the added bragging rights of showing their exact placement on the ladder. September was the first season for which we had these rankings, but I was unable to compile all of them in time. I’ve been able to compile the list of top 100 Masters players for the October season. The full list is below, but I’d like to take a moment to acknowledge some of the top players that have revealed themselves, based on the October ranks and the September ranks that I do know.
Finkel (#1 in October, #1 in September)
Finkel is without a doubt one of the best Eternal players at the moment, finishing #1 on ladder in back to back months. He has a signature deck that bears his name (Finkel 4F control) and he’s no slouch at drafting either, finishing top twenty Master in draft as well. If you have your eyes on number one, you’re going to have to go through him to get it.
Unearthly (#3 in October, #2 in September)
Another perennial top finisher, Unearthly and finkel are usually trading off the top spot during the month. He’s a true master of the Rakano deck and whatever he’s playing usually defines the stock lists for the entire archetype.
LighteningBall (#5 in October, #16 in September)
A well known Eternal writer, he’s pioneered and popularized more than a few decklists, with Mono Justice splash Shadow probably being the most well known. He has recently discussed how to reach high ladder rank, and he uses his decks and strategies to good effect in his climbs, being one of several people to hold rank 1 at one point last month.
LightsOutAce (#11 in October, #10 in September)
A very impressive and consistant player, with two top twenty finishes. He’s an early adopter and top tier pilot of Icaria Blue.
Unfortunately there are many players with consistant top finishes that I’d like to acknowledge, but cannot because I don’t have their September results. Expect a lot more acknowledgements next time, once we have our November ladder results!
October Ranked Ladder
September Rank (if known)