Warping the Meta: Warhammer 40k Tournament Results

by | Oct 24, 2023

Over the past weekend, 12 major Warhammer 40K events took place, with a minimum of 23 players participating in each event. The process of determining the top three players is based on their win records and total battle points, rather than the strength of their schedule. Throughout the weekend, a total of 33 Warhammer 40K 10th edition lists were featured, representing 16 distinct factions. Thanks to the largest event of the weekend, the SoCal Open, we saw Chaos Space Marines rally to secure the top two spots and challenge the Aeldari for the most podiums of the weekend. We also witnessed several Space Marine variants performing well, thanks to the new codex, expect this trend to continue as players delve deeper into the new codex.

Warzone – Three Taverns:  Top 3 – 58 Players 

TJ Spaeth 1st Place Warzone – Three Taverns 2023 – Black Templars – Allies

  • Record: 6-0

  • Total Battle Points: 510

Joe MacMillan 2nd Place Warzone – Three Taverns 2023 – Chaos Space Marines – Allies

  • Record: 5-1

  • Total Battle Points: 529

Chris Dailey 3rd Place Warzone – Three Taverns 2023 – Astra Militarum

  • Record: 5-1

  • Total Battle Points: 513

Toronto Fall Open: Top 3 – 54 Players 

Brian Crothers 1st Place Toronto Fall Open 2023 – Chaos Space Marines – Allies

  • Record: 6-0

  • Total Battle Points: 508

Dustin Henshaw 2nd Place Toronto Fall Open 2023 – Genestealers Cults

  • Record: 5-1-0

  • Total Battle Points: 496

Cody Brown 3rd Place Toronto Fall Open 2023 – Adepta Sororitas – Allies

  • Record: 5-1

  • Total Battle Points: 504

SoCal Open: Top 3 – 190 Players 

James Carmona 1st Place SoCal Open 2023 – Chaos Space Marines

  • Record: 6-0

  • Total Battle Points: 544

Arthur Tu 2nd Place SoCal Open 2023 – Chaos Space Marines – Allies

  • Record: 6-0

  • Total Battle Points: 536

Ruben Zhao 3rd Place SoCal Open 2023 – Blood Angels

  • Record: 6-0

  • Total Battle Points: 521

Dragon’s Lair Open: Top 3 – 58 Players

Jared Gomez 1st Place Dragon’s Lair Open 2023 – Adeptus Astartes

  • Record: 6-0

  • Total Battle Points: 559

Nathaniel Bjorge 2nd Place Dragon’s Lair Open 2023 – Astra Militarum

  • Record: 5-1

  • Total Battle Points: 522

Apollo Chang 3rd Place Dragon’s Lair Open 2023 – Aeldari

  • Record: 5-1

  • Total Battle Points: 519

Canterbury October GT: Top 3 – 34 Players 

Ryan Williams 1st Place Canterbury October GT 2023 – Aeldari

  • Record: 5-0

  • Total Battle Points: 416

Ciaran Furlong 2nd Place Canterbury October GT 2023 – Black Templars – Allies

  • Record: 4-1

  • Total Battle Points: 392

Edmund Dymott 3rd Place Canterbury October GT 2023 – World Eaters

  • Record: 4-1

  • Total Battle Points: 378

Alba GT: Top 3 – 48 Players

Mate Csaszar 1st Place Alba GT 2023 – Adeptus Mechanicus

  • Record: 5-0

  • Total Battle Points: 89

Adam Pusztai 2nd Place Alba GT 2023 – Aeldari

  • Record: 4-1-0

  • Total Battle Points: 73

Dejan Filipovic 3rd Place Alba GT 2023 – Aeldari

  • Record: 4-1

  • Total Battle Points: 83

Fun-N-Games Fall GT: Top 3 – 28 Players 

Trent Mazer 1st Place Fun-N-Games Fall GT 2023 – T’au Empire

  • Record: 5-0

  • Total Battle Points: 467

Harrison Bickerstaff 2nd Place Fun-N-Games Fall GT 2023 – Orks

  • Record: 4-1

  • Total Battle Points: 454

Zachary Halverson 3rd Place Fun-N-Games Fall GT 2023 – Chaos Space Marines – Allies

  • Record: 4-1

  • Total Battle Points: 436

MonsterCon: Top 3 – 37 Players 

Charlie Kang 1st Place MonsterCon 2023 – Chaos Knights – Allies

  • Record: 5-0

  • Total Battle Points: 446

Jonty Larsen 2nd Place MonsterCon 2023 – T’au Empire

  • Record: 4-1

  • Total Battle Points: 426

Ryan de Heer 3rd Place MonsterCon 2023 – Dark Angels

  • Record: 4-1

  • Total Battle Points: 425

Battlefield Birmingham 21: Top 3 – 33 Players

Ritchie Balan 1st Place Battlefield Birmingham 21 2023 – Orks

  • Record: 6-0

  • Total Battle Points: 477

Lee Smith 2nd Place Battlefield Birmingham 21 2023 – Chaos Space Marines – Allies

  • Record: 5-1

  • Total Battle Points: 441

Billy Sutter 3rd Place Battlefield Birmingham 21 2023 – T’au Empire

  • Record: 5-1

  • Total Battle Points: 442

Autumn Donut GT: Top 3 – 32 Players 

Andrey Ostrovsky 1st Place Autumn Donut GT 2023 – Space Wolves

  • Record: 4-1-0

  • Total Battle Points: 90

Alex Voronkov 2nd Place Autumn Donut GT 2023 – Necrons

  • Record: 4-1-0

  • Total Battle Points: 85

Nikolai Strahov 3rd Place Autumn Donut GT 2023 – Aeldari

  • Record: 4-1

  • Total Battle Points: 80

Malmö Wargaming Weekend VII: Top 3 – 107 Players

Jesper Unander-Scharin 1st Place Malmö Wargaming Weekend VII 2023 – Aeldari

  • Record: 5-0

  • Total Battle Points: 89

Joel Larsson 2nd Place Malmö Wargaming Weekend VII 2023 – Aeldari

  • Record: 5-0

  • Total Battle Points: 74

Sebastian Larsson 3rd Place Malmö Wargaming Weekend VII 2023 – Chaos Space Marines – Allies

  • Record: 4-1-0

  • Total Battle Points: 86

Army Breakdown (33 Lists, 10 with Allies) 

 Army Faction1st Places2nd Places3rd PlacesTotal Placings
1Aeldari2237
2Chaos Space Marines2327
3T’au Empire1113
4Astra Militarum0112
5Orks1102
6Black Templars1102
7Adeptus Astartes1001
8Dark Angels0011
9Adepta Sororitas0011
10Blood Angels0011
11Chaos Knights1001
12World Eaters0011
13Adeptus Mechanicus1001
14Genestealer Cults0101
15Space Wolves1001
16Necrons0101
 
The oddity from the weekend was witnessing the World Eaters once again secure a podium finish, marking their second appearance in the 10th edition so far. Additionally, Chaos Knights and Necrons made came through, indicating that even if some factions are quite effective, they may not see as much play as more popular factions.
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