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Round 10 Feature Match: Pasquale Crociata Versus Francesco Guzzo

July 13th, 2014

Redemption! Pasquale Crociata may have gotten crushed in his Feature Match yesterday, but he’s back for another shot with his Frogs! He’s got to get through Francesco Guzzo, one of the few remaining Hieratic Duelists in the tournament! While it may seem odd to compare Frogs with Dragons, both Decks are capable of throwing down huge plays in a single turn, so this Match could be over very quickly!

Duel 1

Crociata began with a hand of 2 Maxx “C”, Trap Stun, Ronintoadin, Swap Frog, and Damage Condenser. He Normal Summoned Swap Frog, sending Ronintoadin to his Graveyard. He returned Swap Frog to his hand, then Set his Trap Cards.

Guzzo Set a monster and passed.

Crociata drew his third Maxx “C”. He Normal Summoned Swap Frog yet again, putting another Swap Frog in the Graveyard. He returned Swap Frog to his hand.

Guzzo Tributed his face-down Flamvell Guard for Hieratic Dragon of Tefnuit. He Tributed that to Special Summon Hieratic Dragon of Su, and when Tefnuit activated, Crociata used Maxx “C”! Guzzo Special Summoned Labradorite Dragon with Tefnuit, then returned it to his hand with A Wingbeat of Giant Dragon, destroying Crociata’s Trap Cards! Guzzo Tributed Su to Special Summon another Su, and the first Su brought Labradorite Dragon to the field. Guzzo Tributed that Su for his third Su, bringing Flamvell Guard to the field. He Xyz Summoned Hieratic Dragon King of Atum, and it brought Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos to the field. He tuned Flamvell Guard to Blaster, bringing down Scrap Dragon. Guzzo revived Blaster with its effect, then used Atum for Gaia Dragon, the Thunder Charger. Crociata had drawn a ton of cards with Maxx “C”, but none of them were Battle Fader or Gorz the Emissary of Darkness!

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Francesco Guzzo takes a quick first win with an explosive turn, thanks to Hieratics! Crociata will have to win two in a row now, if he wants to break his Feature Match losing streak.

Duel 2

Crociata started this time with Maxx “C”, Gorz the Emissary of Darkness, Swap Frog, Mystical Space Typhoon, Ronintoadin, and Des Frog. Swap Frog came down to put a Ronintoadin in the Graveyard, then it returned to the hand.

Guzzo played Hieratic Seal of Convocation to get Hieratic Dragon of Eset. He Normal Summoned it, then Tributed it to Special Summon Su. Crociata Chained Maxx “C”, drawing Battle Fader as Guzzo Special Summoned Labradorite Dragon. Guzzo Xyz Summoned Constellar Ptolemy M7, and Crociata drew Breakthrough Skill. M7 returned Eset to Crociata’s hand, then Guzzo played Gold Sarcophagus to banish Blaster, Dragon Ruler of Infernos from his Deck. He added Flamvell Guard to his hand, then attacked with Constellar Ptolemy M7. Crociata dropped Gorz, with a 2700 ATK Emissary of Darkness Token!

Crociata drew Dupe Frog. He Special Summoned Swap Frog, discarding Dupe, and sent T.A.D.P.O.L.E. to his Graveyard! He banished Dupe to revive Ronintoadin, then returned Swap to his hand. He used his extra Normal Summon to Tribute Summon Des Frog! That brought a second Des Frog to the field, and he Xyz Summoned Number 61: Volcasaurus! It destroyed Constellar Ptolemy M7, then he Xyz Summoned Gaia Dragon, the Thunder Charger! Gaia Dragon, Gorz, and the Emissary Token attacked directly for the win!

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Crociata quickly evens the score, in a game just as fast as Guzzo’s! This Match comes down to this final Duel!

Duel 3

Guzzo began with Cards of Consonance, discarding Flamvell Guard. He Normal Summoned Eset and Set a back row card.

Crociata had Des Frog, Inferno Reckless Summon, Mystical Space Typhoon, D.D. Crow,and 2 Maxx “C”. He Set Mystical Space Typhoon.

Guzzo used a Typhoon of his own, and Crociata Chained his to destroy Skill Drain. Guzzo Tribute Summoned Labradorite Dragon, and Crociata used Maxx “C” to draw Dupe Frog as Eset brought forth a second Labradorite Dragon. Guzzo Xyz Summoned Gauntlet Launcher, giving Crociata Dust Tornado. Gauntlet Launcher attacked directly.

Crociata drew Gorz the Emissary of Darkness. He Set Dupe Frog and Dust Tornado.

Guzzo used Gauntlet Launcher’s effect on Dupe Frog, giving Crociata a Swap Frog. Gauntlet Launcher attacked directly, leaving Crociata with 3200 Life Points. Guzzo Set Soul Charge, losing it to Dust Tornado.

Crociata drew Ronintoadin. He Normal Summoned Swap Frog, sending another Ronintoadin to the Graveyard. He revived that, and used Inferno Reckless Summon! He brought three Des Frogs to the field, thanks to Ronintoadin’s name-change effect! He Xyz Summoned Number 61: Volcasaurus, destroying Gauntlet Launcher! He used Volcasaurus for Gaia Dragon, the Thunder Charger, then returned Swap Frog to his hand. He discarded Ronintoadin to Special Summon it, sending Flip Flop Frog to his Graveyard. He banished that, reviving Ronintoadin again. He moved to the Battle Phase, and attacked with Ronintoadin, Swap Frog, Des Frog, and Gaia Dragon for exactly 8000 damage!

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Pasquale Crociata is the victor, with Frogs!

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