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Welcome to YCS Mexico City, Mexico!

September 17th, 2016


Welcome to YCS Mexico City! 791 Duelists have gathered in Mexico City this weekend to test their skills in the very first YCS enforcing the August 29th, 2016 Forbidden & Limited List. Trends are certain to be set this weekend, as Duelists scramble to unlock the secrets of the new Advanced Format and attempt to discover which Decks will dominate for the upcoming months.


The recent changes to the Advanced Format hindered all of the Decks that were previously recognized as the most powerful. Monarch Decks lost copies of Ehther, the Heavenly Monarch, Pantheism of the Monarchs, and The Monarchs Stormforth; Burning Abyss Decks lost a copy of Cir, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss, as well as copies of Beatrice, Lady of the Eternal; Kozmo Decks are now only able to include a single copy of Kozmo Dark Destroyer; and Pendulum-based Decks can no longer use Performapal Monkeyboard, and may only include one copy of Majespecter Unicorn – Kirin. These four Decks seemed to dominate the previous Advanced Format, and with their strength weakened, many new Decks are expected to rise to the highest echelons of competitive play, creating a highly diverse field of Decks in tournaments.

Recent Regional Qualifier results have shown that Blue-Eyes White Dragon Decks are likely to be a top contender on the YCS circuit in the new Advanced Format, while Monarch Decks, Burning Abyss Decks, Kozmo Decks, and Pendulum-based Decks are still in the picture. In addition, several unique Decks that lacked success in the previous Advanced Format have proven their worth at Regional Qualifiers, indicating that they may be new powerhouses under the August 29th, 2016 Forbidden & Limited List.

Mexico’s finest Duelists – including 2016 World Championship Competitor Brandon Ossiel Aguilar Gonzalez – are present, and they all have their eyes on a first place victory. But this weekend’s competition is not limited to local Duelists. Challengers from all over the world have come to compete, including well-respected Duelists from the United States, Chile, Guatemala, Ecuador, and more. Winning won’t be easy. Only the most creative Deck builders and the most impressive Duelists will have what it takes to win the first YCS of the new Advanced Format.

In addition to the new Forbidden & Limited List providing a massive shakeup to Duelists’ Decks, the new Duelist Pack: Rivals of the Pharaoh – which was just released yesterday – is now legal for tournament play, and is certain to impact this weekend’s tournament. Duelist Pack: Rivals of the Pharaoh contains lots of powerful cards, but Kaiba’s Lullaby of Obedience is expected to have the biggest impact on this weekend’s main event. We are likely to see Lullaby of Obedience used in several competitors’ Decks.

Which Deck will win this weekend’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament? Which Deck will take the most spots in the Top Cut? Which cards from the new Duelist Pack: Rivals of the Pharaoh will rise to the top tables? By the end of the weekend, we’ll have the answer to these questions and more, setting a trend that will be followed in future events under the new Forbidden & Limited List.

It’s almost time to Duel!