BRO 2021: Weiss Schwarz Top 8 Deck Lists + Stats

Bushiroad Rumble Online 2021 just wrapped up this past weekend. A big perk of online tournaments is that they make it easier to gather everyone’s decklists – so if you’re in search of the best decks (and players) in the current English Weiss Schwarz meta, look no further!

Asia & Oceania

1st 2nd 3rd 4th
* Kisa SYRK 博士
5th – 8th Place
Nicolas Pekoha Sanggar VARGA

You can watch the AO finals VOD here.


1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Tim * Mark Albert
5th – 8th Place
Coen Kevin Darcy Bao

You can watch the EU finals VOD here.

North & Latin America

1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Joey Wybee Yuri Tangjiro
5th – 8th Place
Kronose Asuna Alan Samuel

You can watch the NA/LA finals VOD here.

Some Stats

This segment might not be as insightful as it was in the past, because we only have 3 tournaments to work with instead of the usual 15-ish regionals for BSF and BCS. But alas, we’ll try to beat some numbers into submission. At least this time around, we also have data for the Swiss rounds!

Across all regions, the topping decks consisted of:

  • 10 Date A Live
  • 3 Kaguya
  • 3 Sword Art Online
  • 2 RWBY
  • 2 TSK
  • 1 Love Live Sunshine
  • 1 Bofuri
  • 1 Fate (notably running a spicy Gilgamesh combo)
  • 1 Adventure Time

As for conversions, here are the charts:

Asia & Oceania had 50% of players in Top 8 playing DAL compared to 25% of players in Swiss rounds. Kaguya represented 13.8% of the decks in Swiss and converted to 25% of Top 8. Fate and Adventure time both converted to 12.5%, from 8.8% and 2.5% respectively.

In Europe, 23.8% of the players in the Swiss rounds played DAL, which converted to 50% of the players in Top 8. Kaguya and RWBY both converted to 12.5% from 4.8% in Swiss, and Bofuri and SAO converted to 12.5% from 3.6% representation.

North & Latin America had a bit more of an interesting situation, with the lone Sunshine player converting from 0.6% to 12.5%. RWBY’s representation actually decreased, going from 15.1% in Swiss to 12.5% in Top 8. DAL, Slime and SAO all converted to 25% from making up 16.4%, 13.2% and 6,9% of the Swiss players respectively.

And in total, we have DAL converting from 20.4% in Swiss to 41.7% in the Top 24, followed by Kaguya and SAO going to 12.5% from 9.3 and 6.5% respectively. Slime and RWBY converted to 8.3% from 13.3% and 9.9% respectively, and Fate, Adventure Time, Bofuri and Sunshine all coverted to 4.2% of Top 24 while representing less than 8% of Swiss each.

In the end, it’s no news that there was lots of DAL, or that lots of DAL performed well. But I think we also got to see a lot of other great decks, piloted by just as many great players. We had a different deck winning each region too, which I’m very happy to see! Looking forward to future events now …

(And as always, if anyone wants to see some other stats that I didn’t feature, just let me know!)

More BRO 2021 Content

* Addendum: February 28th

It has been announced by Bushiroad today that an instance of cheating has occured during the swiss rounds of the tournament. The offending player has thus been stripped of their tournament standing, and I have removed their name and decklist from this post accordingly.

From my own personal viewpoint, it bothers me greately that the actions of one person have managed to sully not just the experience of many players, but also the subsequent effort of several content creators who have invested a lot of time into covering the tournament. All of that work has now been rendered innacurate at best, and it leaves a very foul taste in my mouth.

As such, the graphics and stats in this post will remain as they were before this announcement, as I have neither the time nor energy to re-do all of it from scratch. Thank you for your understanding.

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