Welcome to YCS Memphis!

April 21st, 2018

Welcome to the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series here in Memphis, Tennessee

True Draco and Pendulum Magician Decks have been at the forefront of recent competition, while Trickstar, World Chalice, Lightsworn, and Mekk-Knight Invoked Decks have shared in their success. But for the first weekend ever, the new cards in Structure Deck: Lair of Darkness are available for Duelists to use! Released just yesterday, this new Structure Deck introduces to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME a whole new theme built around the Lair of Darkness Field Spell Card!

Some Duelists are speculating that the best use for these new cards is to include them in Infernoid Decks, so that the effects of the Infernoid monsters can be used by Tributing opponents’ monsters while Lair of Darkness is face-up on the field. Other Duelists believe that a more dedicated DARK Deck built around the strongest monsters in Structure Deck: Lair of Darkness, including Darkest Diabolos, Lord of the Lair; Lilith, Lady of Lament; and Ahrima, the Wicked Warden, is most powerful. These builds are best at using the effects of devastating Virus Trap Cards to infect an opponent’s Deck and leverage an early lead into a victory. Many Duelists are using cards from Structure Deck: Lair of Darkness this weekend, but it remains to be seen exactly how Structure Deck: Lair of Darkness will impact the current Dueling environment.

The Duelists have gathered and are about to take their seats. There are many different Decks in contention, and time will tell which strategy prevails this weekend. Only one Duelist can earn the title of YCS Memphis champion. It’s time to Duel!