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Top 16 Feature Match: Steffon Bizzell vs. Christopher Lofton

September 23rd, 2012

 Steffon Bizzell is undefeated so far in the tournament. He won all 10 of his Swiss Rounds, as well as his Top 32 Match, with his Chaos Dragon Deck. Now, he’s Dueling against the last HERO Duelist standing in the tournament – Christopher Lofton. Will Lofton be able to end Bizzell’s winning streak?


Duel One



Bizzell started off Duel 1 by Summoning Tour Guide From the Underworld and activating its effect. Lofton Chained Maxx “C”. Bizzell Special Summoned Sangan from his Deck and Lofton drew a card thanks to Maxx “C”.


Lofton started his first turn with Elemental HERO Neos Alius, Mystical Space Typhoon, Starlight Road, Dimensional Prison, Solemn Warning, and Elemental HERO Bubbleman in his hand. He Set Mystical Space Typhoon and all of his Traps. Lofton Summoned Elemental HERO Neos Alius and attacked Tour Guide to destroy it and deal 900 points of damage to Bizzell, and Bizzell Special Summoned Tragoedia in Defense Position!


Bizzell Tributed Sangan to Summon Darkflare Dragon, but Lofton negated the Summon by paying 2000 Life Points with Solemn Warning. Bizzell added Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter from his Deck to his hand with the effect of his Sangan. Next, Bizzell Special Summoned Dark Armed Dragon!


Spider Dragon 

He banished Tour Guide From the Underworld to destroy Lofton’s face-down Dimensional Prison and then activated Solar Recharge to discard Ryko and send Lightpulsar Dragon and Ryko from the top of his Deck to his Graveyard. Next, Bizzell banished Darkflare Dragon from his Graveyard to destroy Lofton’s face-down Mystical Space Typhoon. Finally, he banished Sangan to destroy Lofton’s face-down Starlight Road. Bizzell switched Tragoedia into Attack Position with 4 cards in his hand and then used Tragoedia to attack and destroy Neos Alius while dealing 500 points of damage to Lofton. Dark Armed Dragon attacked directly, next, dropping Lofton down to 2700 Life Points.


Lofton drew Torrential Tribute next turn and conceded, unable to survive an attack from Dark Armed Dragon!


Steffon Bizzell uses Dark Armed Dragon to win his first Duel against Christopher Lofton’s HERO Deck! Lofton will be going first in Duel 2!


Duel Two




Lofton opened up Duel 2 with Solemn Judgment, Shadow-Imprisoning Mirror, Super Polymerization, Compulsory Evacuation Device, Mystical Space Typhoon, and Pot of Duality. He activated Pot of Duality to reveal Hero Blast, Thunder King Rai-Oh, and Elemental HERO Bubbleman from the top of his Deck, and added the Rai-Oh to his hand. He shuffled the other 2 cards back into his Deck and then Summoned Rai-Oh to the field. Lofton Set Shadow-Imprisoning Mirror, Solemn Judgment, and Compulsory Evacuation Device before ending his turn.


Strong first turn opening


Bizzell activated Heavy Storm! Lofton used Solemn Judgment and gave up 4000 Life Points to negate it. Next, Bizzell Summoned Lyla. Lofton returned it to his hand with Compulsory Evacuation Device, and Bizzell passed.


Lofton attacked directly with Thunder King Rai-Oh. He Set Bottomless Trap Hole and Mystical Space Typhoon.


Bizzell Summoned Lyla and Lofton banished it with Bottomless Trap Hole.


Lofton attacked again with Thunder King Rai-Oh and passed.


Bizzell Summoned Tour Guide From the Underworld and activated its effect; but Lofton flipped Shadow-Imprisoning Mirror to negate it!


Lofton attempted to enter his Battle Phase, and Bizzell discarded Effect Veiler to negate Rai-Oh’s effect first. In Lofton’s Battle Phase, Rai-Oh attacked and destroyed Tour Guide. Lofton used Monster Reborn to revive Effect Veiler in Defense Position in Main Phase 2 so that Bizzell would no longer have a LIGHT monster in his Graveyard.


Bizzell Summoned Sangan and attacked Effect Veiler, but Lofton banished Sangan with Dimensional Prison.


Lofton attacked again with Thunder King Rai-Oh, dropping Bizzell down to 1400 Life Points. He Summoned Elemental HERO Neos Alius in Main Phase 2 and then ended his turn.


Bizzell drew a card and conceded, unable to destroy the monsters on Lofton’s field.


Christopher Lofton uses Thunder King Rai-Oh and Shadow-Imprisoning Mirror to shut down Bizzell’s plays and win Duel 2! Steffon Bizzell will be going first in Duel 3!


Duel Three


Bizzell started off Duel 3 by activating Charge of the Light Brigade. He sent Darkflare Dragon, Eclipse Wyvern, and Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress from the top of his Deck to his Graveyard to add Lyla from his Deck to his hand and then used his Eclipse Wyvern’s effect to banish Dark Armed Dragon from his Deck. Bizzell Set a card to each zone and passed.


Lofton opened up with Gemini Spark, Compulsory Evacuation Device, Skill Drain, Honest, Starlight Road, and Elemental HERO Bubbleman. He Set Honest with 4 back rows and then ended his turn; but Bizzell flipped Royal Decree in the End Phase!


Bizzell Flip Summoned Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter and used its effect to destroy Lofton’s face-down Honest. He sent Sangan, Heavy Storm, and Night Assailant from the top of his Deck to his Graveyard with the effect of Ryko. Next, Bizzell Summoned Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress to the field. He attacked directly with Ryko and Lyla to drop Lofton down to 6100 Life Points and then ended his turn. He sent Thunder King Rai-Oh, Lightpulsar Dragon, and Prohibition from the top of his Deck to his Graveyard in the End Phase with the effect of Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress.


Lofton drew Torrential Tribute. Since Bizzell had a face-up Royal Decree, it was no help. He ended his turn without making a play.


Bizzell sent Ryko and Tragoedia from his hand to his Graveyard to Summon Lightpulsar Dragon from his Graveyard and then banished Eclipse Wyvern and Night Assailant to Summon Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning.


Full field of monsters 

He used his Wyvern’s effect to add Dark Armed Dragon to his hand. Direct attacks from Ryko, Lyla, Lightpulsar Dragon, Dark Armed Dragon, and Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning finished Lofton off!


Lofton's back rows were no help while Decree was face-up on the field


Steffon Bizzell continues his winning streak and advances to the Top 8!