en-us The Rathe Times - articles https://rathetimes.com/tags/road-to-nationals Taking Aim: Matchup Guide https://rathetimes.com/articles/taking-aim-matchup-guide In this continuation of Taking Aim: How to Win with Azalea, Wesley offers sideboarding and matchup-specific advice for Ranger. %pm, %21 %b %2021 %20:%12:%22 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/5936c9c5-9d4b-439a-afa7-5c91774dbcfa/Banner_azalear2n.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=3%2C0%2C1149%2C579 https://rathetimes.com/articles/taking-aim-matchup-guide Taking Aim: How to Win with Azalea https://rathetimes.com/articles/taking-aim-at-the-meta-how-to-win-with-azalea On Sunday Sept. 5th, Wesley placed 2nd in the RC Crew Road to Nationals, making him the highest achieving Azalea player in the world. Here's how he did it- and how you can improve your Azalea game too. %pm, %21 %b %2021 %16:%26:%02 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/5936c9c5-9d4b-439a-afa7-5c91774dbcfa/Banner_azalear2n.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=3%2C0%2C1149%2C579 https://rathetimes.com/articles/taking-aim-at-the-meta-how-to-win-with-azalea Why Is Boltyn Excelling in Europe? https://rathetimes.com/articles/why-is-boltyn-excelling-in-europe Data from the Road to Nationals painted a picture of a Chane-dominated meta. But specifically in continental Europe, Ser Boltyn leads the pack. Davis Kingsley of TowerNumber9 examines this unique pocket meta, turning to one such Boltyn player for insights. %pm, %13 %b %2021 %22:%44:%14 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/be0fdc59-d4f4-41ea-829d-7a8960ff5de8/banner_boltyn_euro.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=0%2C32%2C1149%2C579 https://rathetimes.com/articles/why-is-boltyn-excelling-in-europe Another Round: Bravo Matchup Guide https://rathetimes.com/articles/another-round-bravo-matchup-guide Drew Cordell's article on refining Bravo for the Road to Nationals was met with a huge response, and its impact continues to grow- our very own Mark Chamberlain won a RtN piloting this deck! Now, Drew answers the call for a matchup guide in this addendum to the original article. %pm, %03 %b %2021 %14:%18:%15 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/291e62ad-e4a7-4066-beb9-721782b29e8d/banner_guardiansmash.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=3%2C6%2C1149%2C579 https://rathetimes.com/articles/another-round-bravo-matchup-guide Mindfulness According to Katsu https://rathetimes.com/articles/mindfulness-according-to-katsu The difference between an aggro deck and a control deck is often less about the cards and more about the mindset. Derek Watring draws from 2 Road to Nationals wins as he explains how a change in perspective can gain card advantage in a game of inches. %am, %31 %b %2021 %00:%34:%00 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/b69a1e36-b6a7-4e81-9956-e7acf5a68ab0/Banner_blocking_ninja.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=3%2C69%2C1149%2C579 https://rathetimes.com/articles/mindfulness-according-to-katsu Wandering the Road to Nationals: A Katsu Deck Guide https://rathetimes.com/articles/wandering-the-road-to-nationals-a-katsu-deck-guide Off the back of a week 1 RtN win, Max Thomas talks us through what makes Midrange Katsu a premiere deck in today's meta. %pm, %21 %b %2021 %19:%17:%18 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/9a6a343b-412f-4d01-9171-5840179e453a/Banner_FindCenter.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=3%2C69%2C1149%2C579 https://rathetimes.com/articles/wandering-the-road-to-nationals-a-katsu-deck-guide Thoughts and Baubles: August 2021 https://rathetimes.com/articles/thoughts-and-baubles-aug-2021 The Road to Nationals series has showcased the very best aspects of the game. %pm, %18 %b %2021 %23:%59:%17 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/d4fbe64f-2633-48ee-b602-d2a011f749a9/ThoughtsandBaubles.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=0%2C36%2C1149%2C579 https://rathetimes.com/articles/thoughts-and-baubles-aug-2021 Dropping the Dawnblade: Axe Dorinthea and the Road to Nationals https://rathetimes.com/articles/dropping-the-dawnblade-axe-dorinthea-and-the-road-to-nationals In the opening week of Road to Nationals, Hatchet Dorinthea came out of nowhere to win an event. Christian Gilbert shares what led him to this unexpected deck- and why it worked. %pm, %09 %b %2021 %23:%25:%07 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/2b2dec1c-de64-4cf4-8f28-2a0d91a642e3/Banner_hatchet_dori2.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=0%2C41%2C1149%2C580 https://rathetimes.com/articles/dropping-the-dawnblade-axe-dorinthea-and-the-road-to-nationals Another Round: Refining Bravo for the Road to Nationals https://rathetimes.com/articles/another-round-refining-bravo-for-the-road-to-nationals With Road to Nationals ramping up to full swing, Drew Cordell explores his latest iteration of competitive, Classic Constructed Guardian after almost a month of heavy testing, designed to improve the Prism matchup without making sacrifices against any of the other top contenders of the format. %pm, %06 %b %2021 %15:%09:%33 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/291e62ad-e4a7-4066-beb9-721782b29e8d/banner_guardiansmash.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=0%2C6%2C1149%2C579 https://rathetimes.com/articles/another-round-refining-bravo-for-the-road-to-nationals Diving Back into Darkness: Preparing Chane for the Road https://rathetimes.com/articles/diving-back-into-darkness-preparing-chane-for-the-road Jokerjake7 revisits Chane in preparation for Road to Nationals. Learn how to hone your deck in an increasingly hostile meta, and how to stand out in a saturated field. %am, %30 %b %2021 %02:%28:%55 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/886aac09-67a1-4643-bd46-d18886a03b08/banner_chane_mirror.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=2%2C0%2C1149%2C579 https://rathetimes.com/articles/diving-back-into-darkness-preparing-chane-for-the-road