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Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational – Winter 2017: Top 16 Overview

March 19th, 2017

Out of all the qualifying Duelists, we are now down to just the Top 16! Here are the standings, Decks, and pairings.

Final Standings

1. Marcus Stashu Carisse (36 points – Zombie Lightsworn)
2. Brenden Elijah Beckmann (33 points – Zoodiac)
3. Joseph Chou Jr. (33 points – Zoodiac)
4. Denny Yu (30 points – Zoodiac)
5. Mario Vidro Ramos (30 points – Zoodiac)
6. Anderson Ga Jun Tsang (30 points – Infernoid)
7. Angel Ascencio (30 points – Kaiju Zoodiac)
8. Admassu Williams-Ademe (30 points – Zoodiac)
9. Alfred Robert Danklefsen III (30 points – Paleozoic Frog)
10. Ryan Kaleo Murakami (30 points – Infernoid)
11. Jose Frias Frias (30 points – Kaiju Zoodiac)
12. Cody William Ray Muniz (30 points – Zoodiac)
13. Yueqi Zhu (29 points – Zoodiac)
14. Justin Singh Delhon (28 points – Zoodiac)
15. Leonard K. Anaya III (28 points – Kaiju Zoodiac)
16. Denny Vu (28 points – Infernoid)
The Breakdown

8 Zoodiac
3 Kaiju Zoodiac
3 Infernoid
1 Zombie Lightsworn
1 Paleozoic Frog

It looks like half the Top 16 as pure Zoodiac and another 3 Kaiju Zoodiacs, as Duelists recognize the power of those strategies. Denny Yu is among them, who won YCS Las Vegas in 2014. Can he win a UDS Invitational in Las Vegas too? We’ve also got YCS Champion Angel Ascencio, and 6th place World Championship competitor Admassu Williams-Ademe, also playing Zoodiac Decks.

The big surprise is actually the top ranked Duelist! Marcus Carisse went 12-1 with Zombie Lightsworn, being the only representative in the Top 16 with that Deck. A few Infernoid Duelists made the cut, including previous UDS Champion Ryan Murakami. Alfred Danklefsen’s Paleozoic Frogs are the final Deck – he may be able to pull off a win like Corey Roca did in YCS Atlanta, but opponents may be too prepared for them now.


The matchups

Table 1: Denny Ngo Vu (Infernoid) vs. Marcus Stashu Carisse (Zombie Lightsworn)

Table 2: Admassu Williams-Ademe (Zoodiac) vs. Alfred Robert Danklefsen III (Paleozoic Frog)

Table 3: Denny Yu (Zoodiac) vs. Yueqi Zhu (Zombie Lightsworn)

Table 4: Cody William Ray Muniz (Zoodiac) vs. Mario Vidro Ramos (Zoodiac)

Table 5: Leonard K. Anaya III (Kaiju Zoodiac) vs. Brenden Elijah Beckmann (Zoodiac)

Table 6: Angel Ascencio (Kaiju Zoodiac) vs. Ryan Kaleo Murakami (Infernoid)

Table 7: Joseph Chou Jr. (Zoodiac) vs. Justin Singh Delhon (Zoodiac)

Table 8: Jose Frias Frias (Kaiju Zoodiac) vs. Anderson Ga Jun Tsang (Infernoid)