LVO Results: Richard Siegler is The 2021 ITC 40k Champion, Grigar Takes AoS

The 2021 Las Vegas Open event is officially behind us and with it, the 2021 ITC season. It was a hell of an event with a ton of twists and turns and there’s a lot to talk about so let’s hop right into it. If you missed our previous updates, you can find them here:

40k ITC 2021 + LVO Champion: Richard Siegler

After some discussion about whether he’d even be at the event, Siegler showed up to little fanfare, then proceeded to tear through 8 rounds of 40k opponents (with his Veteran Cohort list you can see here) before finally facing off against Matt Lorah’s Custodes in the final round. But regardless of the outcome, Siegler had already locked up the #1 finish in the ITC thanks to Mani Cheema, John Lennon, Brad Chester, and Malik Amin Rubio dropping games on day 2. The only player who stood a reasonable chance of beating Siegler in the standings was Anthony Vanella, and he lost to Siegler in round 7 after fighting his way out of the Shadow Round. Even with a win over Siegler, Vanella’s chances of a #1 ITC finish were slim, but he still put up an impressive showing and a hell of a season. Congrats, Anthony!

Siegler’s final match against Lorah’s Custodes looked to be a tough one going in but ultimately Siegler managed some brutal swings mid-game to seal things up, wiping a Bike Captain and Trajann off the board in the same turn and closing things out 97-67. Matt played a hell of an event, and a second place finish is nothing to sneeze at – it’s an incredible run that included big wins over James Kelling, Raphaël (Bizuthor) Jaffre, and Alex Macdougall. Congrats, Matt!

This is Siegler’s second ITC Championship for 40k, and he’s impressively managed to win the ITC with only the minimum number of events played (6). Siegler is the first repeat ITC champion after missing most of the 2020 season thanks to COVID shutting down most events. We’ll have an interview with Siegler in the next week or two, so stay tuned for that.

AoS ITC 2021 + LVO Champion: Gavin Grigar

In similar fashion, once Gavin Grigar made it to the final rounds, he’d already locked up the Age of Sigmar ITC Championship, but just to cement things, Grigar also won LVO. Grigar’s Cities of Sigmar list was packing Dragons, but it was a far cry from the stormdrake spam lists we were worried about coming into LVO.

Gavin's List - Click to Expand

Allegiance: Cities of Sigmar
– City: Living City
– Mortal Realm: Ghyran
– Grand Strategy: Hold the Line
– Triumphs: Inspired

Doralia ven Denst (115)*
Sorceress (95)*
– General
– Command Trait: Master of Magic
– Artefact: Arcane Tome (Universal Artefact)
– Lore of Leaves: Ironoak Skin
Freeguild General (100)*
– City Role: General’s Adjutant

30 x Freeguild Crossbowmen (315)*
– Reinforced x 2
10 x Dreadspears (90)*
– City Role: Honoured Retinue (Must be 5-20 models)
10 x Freeguild Crossbowmen (105)*

4 x Dracothian Guard Fulminators (460)**
– Reinforced x 1
4 x Stormdrake Guard (680)**
– Drakerider’s Warblade
– Reinforced x 1

Core Battalions
*Battle Regiment
**Hunters of the Heartlands

Total: 1960 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 4 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 125
Drops: 3

Gavin defeated Levan Sichinava’s Soulblight Gravelords in the final match to claim top honors, and defeated fellow Cities of Sigmar player Jeremy LeFebvre in the semi-finals prior.

Levan's list - click to expand

– Army Faction: Soulblight Gravelords
– Army Type: Vyrkos Dynasty
Gorslav the Gravekeeper (75)*
Necromancer (125)*
– Artefacts of Power: Arcane Tome
– Spells: Decrepify
Big Drogg Fort-kicka (525)*
Vampire Lord (140)**
– General
– Command Traits: Pack Alpha
– Spells: Invigorating Aura, Soulpike
Vengorian Lord (280)**
– Artefacts of Power: Terminus Clock
– Spells: Flaming Weapon, Invigorating Aura
60 x Deadwalker Zombies (345)*
60 x Deadwalker Zombies (345)**
10 x Deathrattle Skeletons (85)**
1 x Corpse Cart with Balefire Brazier (80)**
– *Warlord
– **Battle Regiment
TOTAL POINTS: 2000/2000
Created with Warhammer Age of Sigmar: The App

We’ll talk more about all of these lists during the week, when Alice “RagnarokAngel” Lirette goes into more in-depth coverage of the top 8 and the event results.

Veteran Guardsmen take the 2022 Kill Team Championships

In addition to the 40k and AoS events, LVO hosted a 7-round, 65-player Kill Team event. With 4 rounds followed by a top 8 bracket. The top 8 gives us a pretty good idea that Kill Team may have some work to do with regard to balance, or at least with regard to replacing more Compendium Teams:

  1. Fernando Marcos “Ace” (Veteran Guardsmen)
  2. Adrian Martin Garcia (Harlequins)
  3. Orion Wilfong (Warpcovens)
  4. Chris Bacchi (Veteran Guardsmen)
  5. Chris “Beeanid40k” Harris (Pathfinders)
  6. David Karpaccio (Warpcovens)
  7. Timoty Freeland (Harlequins)
  8. Jesse Lofland (Commorite)

That’s slightly fewer Pathfinder teams than we expected to see – more on them next week – and more Drukhari, who are the real surprise here. About what we expected on Harlequins, Veteran Guardsmen, and Warpcovens however, which are shaping up to be some of the game’s stronger teams.

Up Next: More Analysis

That does it for our daily recaps but stay tuned this week for more analysis on each game’s results, the top 8s, and what this means for the meta in each game moving into the 2022 season. Thanks for reading, and if you have any questions or feedback, drop us a note in the comments below or email us at