Summer in the Shadowverse is heating up as we get closer and closer to Contender’s Cup! The past two weekends, players from SEAO and WEST regions put on quite the show as they strived to climb up the ranks on the leaderboard. 

In this monthly recap, we’ll break down what went on in SVO May Cup, take a glimpse at a new card from the Darkness Over Vellsar additional card expansion, and provide key data to help improve your decks and strategy for SVO June! 

As usual, the top 10 card picks per class are available here.

Got awesome ideas? Share it with us in the #all-feedback channel of the SVO Discord.


Darkness Over Vellsar additional card reveal

One major highlight from the SVO WEST stream was the introduction of Liesolette, Lady Scarlet, a new Bloodcraft card from the next expansion pack of Darkness Over Vellsar! We look forward to seeing how players will utilize Liesolette in their strategies and future battles.


Shadowverse Open WEST May Cup 

Day 1 (Swiss Rounds and Top 16 Playoffs): May 15, 2021
Day 2 (Top 8 Bracket): May 16, 2021

Missed the stream? Watch the replay here: https://youtu.be/iDKne5–lHs?t=605

Congratulations to Yoh/REV the SVO WEST May Cup Champion! Yoh/REV was the only player in the Top 8 to bring Runecraft to the battlefield showcasing a lineup of Spellboost Rune, Sekka Forest, and Amulet Haven. Additionally, he was the only player able to sweep out the competition with a clean 7-0 in Swiss Rounds followed by a swift 2-0 win in the Grand Finals against Pain.

With multiple nail-biting back and forth matches, the Top 8 bracket was a thrilling battle of wits, luck and strategy. Pain defeated Dis.Vetu in back-to-back matches and went on to beat TK Shincha in the third round, landing him 2nd Place in SVO May Cup!

The updated League Point leaderboard for SVO WEST is as follows. 

March Cup winner Sai/REV and February Cup winner YOLO | Rinf continue to dominate the top 2 spots in the leaderboard. Docdodo proved that despite not winning 1st in the tournament, consistently showing up to SVO still makes a huge difference as he takes the leap to spot #3 followed closely by Den/REV and Sidi, tied at 22 league points. 

The full leaderboard can be seen here.

Below are the SVO WEST May Cup Key Picks to provide insights of cards that played a distinctive role in the tournament. Data gathered is from all participating players from Day 1 and Day 2.

Diving into the class pick data, we discovered a significant increase in Runecraft pick rates from April to May. Forestcraft, Swordcraft, Shadowcraft, Dragoncraft and Havencraft saw slight decreases as opposed to Bloodcraft which remained constant between the months. 


Shadowverse Open SEAO May Cup 

Day 1 (Swiss Rounds and Top 16 Playoffs): May 8, 2021
Day 2 (Top 8 Bracket): May 9, 2021

Missed the stream? Watch the replay here: https://youtu.be/F3GC7bJ2ISM

Congratulations TK Styx on becoming Champion of SEAO May Cup! As another winner with Runecraft in their lineup, players may start thinking about whether or not it deserves a spot in their decklists.

Battling and climbing his way through a suspenseful quarter and semi-final match, Styx cemented his footing in the Grand Finals and went on to defeat TO|AkoAyPayaso.

The competition is tight as the current Top 5 players of SVO SEAO are all tied at 22 points, with only a one to two point difference separating them from the next 9 players on the leaderboard. With the June Cup approaching, the player moving on to the Contender’s Cup is still a huge mystery! Who will it be?

Check out the full leaderboard here.

Below are the SVO SEAO May Cup Key Picks to provide insights of cards that played a distinctive role in the tournament. Data gathered is from all participating players from Day 1 and Day 2.

The data below for SEAO class pick rates revealed that usage of Bloodcraft increased dramatically from April to May. Forestcraft, Swordcraft, and Runecraft picks slightly fell between the months while Runecraft and Shadowcraft minimally increased. With the additional cards from the Darkness Over Vellsar expansion, it will be interesting to see how the current meta pans out.


A lot of exciting things are happening in the Shadowverse, and there’s still much more ahead of us! The stakes are raised in next month’s SVO as the Champion of June Cup will automatically advance to compete in Contender’s Cup, one step closer to becoming a challenger in the World Grand Prix. With only 4 SVO Cups left the pressure is on!

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