Justin Phua - 2017 X-Wing World Champion
I've always expressed my amazement at the EPT Expertise, so I'm happy it made it into the spotlight on the Worlds stage. This upgrade works amazingly well with Dengar's primary weapon, but also will allow a 75% accuracy rate on the Plasma Torpedoes attack before the modification from Guidance Chips.
Unhinged Astromech, combined with K4 Security Droid, is a perfect combination. Not only does it add an extra 3-green manoevures (taking it to a total of 9!) but every time one is performed, the opportunity arises to gain a target lock on an enemy ship. If a ship is out of firing arc, a barrel roll can bring that ship into arc hopefully triggering Dengar's ability.
Dengar's build is rounded out with Extra Munitions and the Punishing One title, making him an extremely dangerous prospect to commit to without taking heavy damage.
He's outfitted Tel identically to Dengar except for the title, which isn't a significant problem seeing as Tel can engage at range 2-3 with a 4-dice attack with Plasma Torpedoes, but is equally happy at range 1 outside of the enemy's firing arc spitting out 3-dice attacks.
The Jumpmaster is always going to be an active choice in X-Wing, and Justin piloted these ships with precision, carrying himself to the World Champion for 2017. I love this squad because of its simplicity. Each ship is loaded to deliver as much punch as possible, rinse, and repeat.
Congratulations to the X-Wing World Champion for 2017 - Justin Phua!