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Yugi-Parent Spotlight: Michael Jacobs

February 2nd, 2014

Michael Jacobs is a local resident brand new to the Yu-Gi-Oh! scene. Less than a week ago, he found out about the YCS here in Atlanta while browsing the official Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME website, and decided to bring his two sons, Sidney and Max, to enjoy the YCS experience. Mr. Jacobs is glad that he did.


Michael, Sidney, and Max


Both of Mr. Jacobs’s sons participated in today’s Dragon Duel tournament. Sidney just started playing the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME a couple of months ago, and managed to finish the Dragon Duels tournament with an impressive 3-1 record and Top 4 finish. Mr. Jacobs had a lot to say about his son Sidney’s hobby.


 “This is his passion. He doesn’t like playing sports or going to baseball games. He loves this stuff.”


Mr. Jacobs said that his 12-year-old son Sidney has a group of friends in middle school that he Duels against in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, and he’s happy to support the hobby that his son is so passionate about. Mr. Jacobs likes what the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME offers to his son.


“He has to use his brain to play. It’s intellectual – you have to use strategy – but it’s also interactive.”


Mr. Jacobs likes that his son is interacting with other live people while playing the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, instead of sending text messages or playing video games.


Even though Sidney lost in the final round of today’s Dragon Duel tournament, he kept his spirits high and was an exceptionally good sport.


“The real world is all about dealing with other people, and there are lots of life lessons that Sid’s learning here by playing against other people.”


Even though Mr. Jacobs is new to the Yu-Gi-Oh! scene, he says that he’ll be happy to take his sons to Detroit to compete in the 2014 Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier. He wants his kids to gain real-life experiences engaging in social activities and dealing with other people, and believes that attending Yu-Gi-Oh! events like these create the perfect opportunity for his kids to gain those experiences.