The first week of Road to Nationals is in the books in Flesh and Blood, and already 17 tournaments have taken place to select players for the National Championships later in 2021. Below I have produced an interactive graphic from the data supplied by LSS over at https://fabtcg.com/articles/road-nationals-coverage-week-one/. To interact with the graphic, hover over the rectangles either on the top or bottom of the graphic. This will show each hero’s Top 8 to victory conversion rate. I hope to make more visuals like this, pending future access to more interesting data!
We can see from the data that the top 8s have included a large amount of both Katsu and Chane, with the former taking the victory in the largest number of events. Prism is one of the most interesting heroes, with a whopping 18 top 8s but not taking down a single tournament. We’ll see if the luck of Prism players at those top tables turns around. With whisperings of a dual-modal dash deck in the works, I’m also curious to see if we’ll experience a rise of Dash to prominence as more and more players pick up the deck. I’ve heard it has a good Katsu matchup, and given that hero’s prevalence, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Dash pick up in popularity.
In the future, I hope to gain data on all decks entered into tournaments. Top 8 data requires underlying tournament-level data to show conversion and create interesting insights, so hopefully, I will have access to that sort of data.