Goonhammer’s Last-Minute Guide to the LVO 2020 40k Open

Well readers, the time has finally come – LVO is upon us. And whether you’re attending in person this year, making your last-minute preparations, or just planning to follow along at home on stream, we at the Goonhammer gang want to wish you luck. And we also want to help out! We’ve compiled a useful list of posts, articles, and resources here that will help you get the most out of the next few days.

ITC Format Strategy

These articles will help you understand the ITC format and how to handle scoring primary mission objectives and choose and score secondaries.

Understanding the Meta and the Field

With a thousand attendees all vying for a top spot, it helps to know what you’ll be going up against.

General Strategy

Whether you’re new to the event, watching at home, or a seasoned pro who could use a refresh, consider these articles on good play and habits.

Watching the Games

Games from LVO will be streamed over Twitch, so if you want to tune in, here are your options:

How to Handle Losing

Look only one person is gonna win this thing so make your peace with losing now.


The important thing is to enjoy the next few days. We’ve got a number of Goonhammer authors at the event, so if you see one of us, stop by and say “hi.” And follow along on our Facebook page for updates about the event and our authors wins and losses. We’ll also be writing up brief daily updates here on the site, so stay tuned for those as well. And as always, if you have any questions or feedback, feel free to drop us a note in the comments below or email us at