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North America WCQ: World Qualifying Point Playoff Profile – Gabriel Vargas

June 22nd, 2019

Canada’s Gabriel Antonio Vargas Dueled his way to the finals of yesterday’s World Qualifying Points Playoff to qualify for this year’s Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME World Championship in Berlin, Germany. He Dueled in tournaments all year to earn his spot in the Playoff, and it paid off last night when he turned it into a trip to Germany and an invitation to the most prestigious tournament of the year. Vargas is no stranger to high-level competition and high-level success: he became the champion at YCS Niagara Falls in October of 2018, and that victory came shortly after his championship win at the 2018 North America WCQ a year ago. Check out the Deck Vargas used for his latest achievement!

Vargas used a Danger! Thunder Dragon Deck to secure his invitation to the World Championship. Here’s the Deck:

Monsters (37)

1 Danger! Bigfoot!
3 Danger! Nessie!
3 Danger!? Jackalope?
3 Danger!? Tsuchinoko?
3 Thunder Dragon
2 Thunder Dragondark
1 Thunder Dragonroar
1 Thunder Dragonhawk
1 Thunder Dragonduo
2 Batteryman Solar
3 Black Dragon Collapserpent
3 White Dragon Wyverburster
1 Eclipse Wyvern
1 Destrudo the Lost Dragon’s Frisson
1 Chaos Emperor, the Dragon of Armageddon
1 Darkest Diabolos, Lord of the Lair
3 Chaos Dragon Levianeer
1 Crusadia Draco
2 Crusadia Reclusia
1 Omni Dragon Brotaur

Spells (3)

3 Sekka’s Light

Side Deck (15)

3 Artifact Lancea
3 Gnomaterial
3 PSY-Framegear Gamma
1 PSY-Frame Driver
2 Denko Sekka
3 Spell Canceller

Extra Deck (15)

1 Crusadia Magius
1 Guardragon Elpy
1 Guardragon Pisty
1 Guardragon Agarpain
1 Knightmare Phoenix
1 LANphorhynchus
1 Hieratic Seal of the Heavenly Spheres
1 Triple Burst Dragon
2 Saryuja Skull Dread
2 Thunder Dragon Colossus
1 Hot Red Dragon Archfiend Abyss
1 Number 38: Hope Harbinger Dragon Titanic Galaxy
1 Number 22: Zombiestein

Vargas’s Deck is explosive, capable of Summoning lots of big monsters to the field on his first turn. He uses the effects of his Danger! monsters to randomly discard cards from his hand and Special Summon monsters to the field to set up Link Summons. Then, using his Thunder Dragon monsters, he’s able to easily Summon Thunder Dragon Colossus. Vargas’s Deck also includes a few Crusadia monsters to facilitate Link Summons, allowing him to Summon several different monsters from his Extra Deck in the same turn.

By using Guardragon Elpy, Guardragon Pisty, Guardragon Agarpain, and Triple Burst Dragon in his Extra Deck, plus 3 copies of White Dragon Wyverburster and Black Dragon Collapserpent in his Main Deck along with Omni Dragon Brotaur, Vargas also has easy access to Hot Red Dragon Archfiend Abyss with Agarpain’s effect.

The main goal for Vargas’s Deck is to create an impenetrable field early in a Duel. Thunder Dragon Colossus, which is hard to destroy and stops the opponent from adding cards from his or her Deck to his or her hand except by drawing them, can be a major obstacle for many opponents to overcome. Adding Hot Red Dragon Archfiend Abyss to the mix to negate an opponent’s face-up card during either player’s turn, and adding Chaos Dragon Levianeer to the mix to get rid of an opponent’s card(s), help to make Vargas’s field even tougher to overcome. Number 38: Hope Harbinger Dragon Titanic Galaxy and Number 22: Zombiestein are just two more options that Vargas can Summon to stand in an opponent’s way.

Vargas has already proven the strength of his Danger! Thunder Dragon Deck by triumphing yesterday in a field of 16 extraordinary Duelists. Even though his invitation to the World Championship is already secured, he’s still competing in the WCQ. Follow the coverage to see how he fares in the rest of the weekend!