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Top 32 Pairings with Deck Breakdown!

March 25th, 2018

Are you curious about which Duelists and Decks are facing off in the Top 32? If so, look here!

Table 1: Logan Patrick Johnson (Trickstar) vs. Joaquin Hernandez Orozco (Metalfoes)

Table 2: Kenny Huy Nguyen (True Draco) vs. Jesse Dean Kotton (Pendulum Magician)

Table 3: Anthony Levon King (Pendulum Magician) vs. Brian Rayos (True Draco)

Table 4: Leonard K. Anaya III (True Draco) vs. Ittipat Arunnaveesiri (True Draco)

Table 5: Tamir Lawrence Brown (Burning Abyss) vs. Darren James Stephenson (Pendulum Magician)

Table 6: Xinyu Jiang (ABC) vs. Michael Rahim Jaffer (Pendulum Magician)

Table 7: Adrian Sean Shakir (Mekk-Knight Invoked) vs. Corey Michael Nakata (True Draco)

Table 8: Vincent Mathew Paglia Jr. (True Draco) vs. Marcus Alexander Hayden (Pendulum Magician)

Table 9: Elvis Vu (True Draco) vs. Akeem A. Abrahim (Zefra)

Table 10: Tyler Wade Wilson (Pendulum Magician) vs. Brian John Kalina (Pendulum Magician)

Table 11: Michael Zimmitti Jr. (Mekk-Knight Invoked) vs. Oscar Uriel Velez (Pendulum Magician)

Table 12: Ayinde Ezekiai Ross (Dinosaur) vs. Jesus Gerardo Fraire (Pendulum Magician)

Table 13: Jorge Bernal Rodriguez (True Draco) vs. Esala Sammidha de Alwis Wathu thantrige (Pendulum Magician)

Table 14: Cesar Alcaraz Jr. (Mekk-Knight Invoked) vs. Alessio Giordani (True Draco)

Table 15: Michael John State (Mekk-Knight Invoked) vs. Jerald Leury Acosta (Pendulum Magician)

Table 16: Ed Elton Devera Acepcion (Dinosaur) vs. Nicholas Joseph Petzold (Metalfoes)

Here’s the breakdown:

11 Pendulum Magician
9 True Draco
4 Mekk-Knight Invoked
2 Dinosaur
2 Metalfoes
1 Trickstar
1 Burning Abyss
1 Zefra

There’s a good amount of variety here. As most Duelists expected, Pendulum Magician is still the number one Deck to beat. However, they’re only slightly more represented than True Draco. Perhaps they’re more closely matched than people thought a month ago.

After that, there are seven other different strategies in the Top 32! Each of these strategies has been performing well lately, so it’s very cool to see them all show up here in the Top 32. The lone Trickstar Duelist even went undefeated in the Swiss rounds!