This year was the first year of tiering at the NAFC, and while there are other factors in play (cool models, preparing for big tournaments, general preference), it’s interesting to see the variation in races between the years. These were the Tiers:
So from 2016 to 2017, this is what we see.
Big changes include massive uptakes in Khemri, Necro and Human, a massive 6% Halfling contingent (inspired by the #bringthefling campaign) at the expense (possibly) of their Goblin brethren, and a huge drop off in percentage terms for Wood Elves and Undead. So the nerf to the “Tier 0” worked, but now there’s a big concentration in Necro, who also made it to the Final!