Prinz, i doubt that deck has ever reached 1400, the worst draws on it are pretty horrendous. I honestly reccomend not using cortez in elo whatsoever, and just sticking with the tried and true OP halfdeck of spyke, lola, melanie, and elvis
That depends if the other players are all going soa heavy to counter spyke. Cortez is fine against those as he pretty much loses his downside with it. Basically match Cortez, Elvis, Lola, Melanie with another strong halfdeck could be great. Maybe a strong skeelz halfdeck or montana halfdeck could work.
Of course this is all speculation on my behalf but played right could be great.