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Round 3 Feature Match: Cameron Neal vs. Andres Torres

February 17th, 2024

Cameron Neal from Dallas, Texas won the UDS Invitational in Kansas City in 2018. Now, he’s Dueling against Andres Torres, who won the UDS Invitational in Monterrey, Mexico in 2018. They’re both 2-0 in the Undisputed UDS Championship so far, and this Round’s Feature Match will pit Neal’s Fire King Snake-Eye Deck against Torres’s Branded Despia Deck. FIRE strategies are a likely favorite to win this weekend’s event, but Torres’s unexpected strategy and high level of skill may allow a Branded Despia strategy to score an upset this weekend. It’s time to Duel!

Duel One

Neal started off the first Duel by activating WANTED: Seeker of Sinful Spoils in the Draw Phase to add Diabellstar the Black Witch from his Deck to his hand.

Cameron Neal

He sent Nibiru, the Primal Being from his hand to his Graveyard to Special Summon Diabellstar the Black Witch and used Diabellstar’s effect to Set Original Sinful Spoils – Snake-Eye from his Deck to his field. He activated it by sending Diabellstar to the Graveyard and Special Summoned Snake-Eye Ash from his Deck. He used its effect to add Snake-Eye Poplar from his Deck to his hand and Special Summoned it with its effect. He used its on-field effect to add Divine Temple of the Snake-Eye to his hand and then activated the Divine Temple. He used its effect to place Snake-Eye Ash from his Deck into his Spell & Trap Card Zone and then used his Ash’s effect to send both Ashes to the Graveyard and Special Summon Snake-Eyes Flamberge Dragon from his hand. He banished WANTED from his Graveyard and returned Original Sinful Spoils to his Deck in order to draw a card. Next, he sent Poplar and Flamberge to the Graveyard to Link Summon Salamangreat Sunlight Wolf. He used the effects of Poplar and Flamberge to place Poplar in his Spell & Trap Card Zone and Special Summon two copies of Snake-Eye Ash from his Graveyard. He used his Sunlight Wolf’s effect to return a Flamberge Dragon from his Graveyard to his hand and then sent an Ash to the Graveyard to Link Summon Linkuriboh. He sent Sunlight Wolf and Linkuriboh to the Graveyard next in order to Link Summon Decode Talker Heatsoul. He paid 1000 Life Points to draw a card with its effect and then Normal Summoned Snake-Eye Oak. He used its effect to Special Summon Snake-Eye Ash and then sent Oak and Ash to his Graveyard to Link Summon I:P Masquerena. He sent Heatsoul and his other Ash to the Graveyard to Link Summon Amphibious Swarmship Amblowhale.

Torres opened up Duel 1 with Fusion Deployment, Triple Tactics Talent, Triple Tactics Thrust, Albion the Shrouded Dragon, and Fusion Duplication. He drew Guiding Quem, the Virtuous for his turn and then activated Fusion Deployment to reveal Granguignol the Dusk Dragon from his Extra Deck and Special Summon Blazing Cartesia, the Virtuous from his Deck. Neal used the Temple’s effect on its Summon to Special Summon Poplar from his back row and used Poplar’s effect to add Original Sinful Spoils – Snake-Eye from his Deck to his hand. Next, Torres activated Triple Tactics Talent to look at Neal’s hand and send a card back. Neal revealed Flamberge Dragon, Nibiru, the Primal Being, Bonfire, Droll & Lock Bird, and Original Sinful Spoils. Torres sent the Nibiru back to Neal’s Deck and then activated Triple Tactics Thrust to add Branded Fusion from his Deck to his hand. Neal activated the effect of Droll & Lock Bird, and then Torres continued by Normal Summoning Quem from his hand. He used its effect to send Albion the Shrouded Dragon from his Deck to his Graveyard and then activated Branded Fusion! He sent Fallen of Albaz and The Bystial Lubellion from his Deck to his Graveyard and Special Summoned Albion the Branded Dragon. He activated the effects of Albion and Quem, targeting Fallen of Albaz with Quem’s effect. Neal Chained the effect of I:P Masquerena, and Torres Chained Blazing Cartesia’s effect to fuse it with Quem and Summon Granguignol. Neal Link Summoned S:P Little Knight, Torres Special Summoned Fallen of Albaz, and then Torres Fusion Summoned Albion the Sanctifire Dragon with his Albion the Branded Dragon’s effect. Torres activated Fallen of Albaz’s effect as Chain Link 1 in a separate Chain, and activated Granguignol’s effect as Chain Link 2. Neal Chained the effects of Little Knight and Poplar as Chain Links 3 and 4 respectively. Poplar moved Ash into the Spell & Trap Card Zone, Little Knight targeted itself and Albion and banished them, and then Granguignol sent Albion the Shrouded Dragon to the Graveyard. Finally, Fallen of Albaz fused with Neals’ Amblowhale to Fusion Summon Mirrorjade the Iceblade Dragon. Direct attacks from Mirrorjade, Sanctifire, and Granguignol wiped out Neal’s remaining 7000 Life Points!

Andres Torres takes a decisive victory on his first turn in Duel 1 and triumphs with his Branded Deck!

Duel Two

Neal started off Duel 2 by activating Bonfire to add Snake-Eye Ash to his hand. He Normal Summoned it and used its effect to add Poplar from his Deck to his hand. He used Poplar’s effect to Special Summon it, and then used its on-field effect to add Divine Temple from his Deck to his hand. Next, he activated the Divine Temple and used its effect to place Snake-Eye Oak in his Spell & Trap Card Zone. He used his Ash’s effect to send it to the Graveyard along with Oak and Special Summon Snake-Eyes Flamberge Dragon from his Deck. Next, he sent Flamberge Dragon and Poplar to the Graveyard to Link Summon Sunlight Wolf and used the effects of Flamberge Dragon and Poplar. He Special Summoned Oak and Ash from his Graveyard, and placed Flamberge Dragon in his back row. He used Oak’s effect to Special Summon Poplar to his field and then sent Oak to the Graveyard to Link Summon Linkuriboh. He used his Sunlight Wolf’s effect to add Snake-Eye Oak from his Graveyard to his hand and then sent Sunlight Wolf and Linkuriboh to the Graveyard to Link Summon Decode Talker Heatsoul. He paid 1000 Life Points to draw a card with its effect and then sent Ash and Heatsoul to the Graveyard to Link Summon Apollousa Bow of the Goddess with 1600 ATK. Next, Neal activated WANTED to add Diabellstar from his Deck to his hand and Special Summoned it by sending Flamberge Dragon from his Spell & Trap Card Zone to his Graveyard. He Set another copy of WANTED from his Deck with Diabellstar’s effect and then activated Original Sinful Spoils by sending Temple to the Graveyard. He Special Summoned Legendary Fire King Ponix and used its effect to add Fire King Island from his Deck to his hand. He activated the Island and then used its effect to destroy Ponix and add Sacred Fire King Garunix to his hand. He Special Summoned Garunix and used its effect to destroy a Fire King Avatar Arvata from his Deck. He used Arvata’s effect to Special Summon Ponix from his Graveyard and then sent Garunix and Diabellstar to the Graveyard to Link Summon I:P Masquerena. He sent Masquerena and Poplar to the Graveyard to Link Summon Promethean Princess and then used the Princess’s effect to Special Summon Flamberge Dragon from his Graveyard. He used Flamberge Dragon’s effect to move Masquerena from his Graveyard to his back row and then banished WANTED from his Graveyard and returned Original Sinful Spoils to his Deck to draw a card. He sent Ponix and Princess to the Graveyard to Link Summon Amphibious Swarmship Amblowhale and then sent Amblowhale to the Graveyard to Link Summon Worldsea Dragon Zealantis. He activated Fire King Sanctuary next, and then Set 2 cards to his back row.

Torres opened up the second Duel with Branded Opening, Fusion Deployment, Bystial Saronir, Triple Tactics Thrust, and Super Polymerization. He drew Guiding Quem in his Draw Phase and then activated Fusion Deployment. He revealed Mirrorjade from his Extra Deck and Special Summoned Fallen of Albaz. He declined to use its effect and then Normal Summoned Quem. He activated its effect to send a Fallen of Albaz from his Deck to his Graveyard and then activated Super Polymerization! He discarded Saronir and fused Fallen of Albaz with Apollousa to Summon Mirrorjade the Iceblade Dragon. He activated the effects of Quem and Saronir, sending Branded Retribution from his Deck to his Graveyard with Saronir and Special Summoning Fallen of Albaz with Quem’s effect. He activated the effect of Fallen of Albaz by discarding Branded Opening and Neal Chained the effect of the Promethean Princess in his Graveyard, targeting Flamberge Dragon and Fallen of Albaz. Torres Chained Mirrorjade’s effect by sending Rindbrumm the Striking Dragon from his Extra Deck to his Graveyard; but Neal Chained Infinite Impermanence to negate Mirrorjade’s effect! The Chain resolved, and Promethean Princess returned from the Graveyard while destroying Fallen of Albaz and Flamberge Dragon. In a separate Chain, Flamberge Dragon’s effect Special Summoned Snake-Eye Ash and Ponix from the Graveyard, and then Neal used Ash’s effect to add another Ash from his Deck to his hand. Torres activated Triple Tactics Thrust next, and Neal Chained Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring from his hand to stop it! Torres entered his Battle Phase and attacked Ash with Quem. Neal used his Zealantis’s effect to destroy Mirrorjade and Quem, and Mirrorjade’s effect activated to destroy all monsters on the field in the End Phase! After all monsters on the field were destroyed by Mirrorjade, Neal Special Summoned Garunix from his Graveyard with its effect, and then activated Garunix’s effect on the field; but Torres had seen enough! With no cards left in his hand or on his field, he conceded and began Side Decking for the third Duel!

Torres chose to go first in the final Duel of the Match!

Duel Three

Torres opened up Duel 3 with Blazing Cartesia, Super Polymerization, The Bystial Lubellion, and 2 copies of Aluber the Jester of Despia.

Andres Torres

He Normal Summoned an Aluber and used its effect to add Branded in High Spirits from his Deck to his hand. Next, he activated the effect of The Bystial Lubellion and sent it to the Graveyard to add Bystial Saronir to his hand. He activated Branded in High Spirits next by revealing Saronir, and Neal negated it with the effect of Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring. Torres Special Summoned Saronir from his hand by banishing The Bystial Lubellion from his Graveyard and then used Super Polymerization and discarded Blazing Cartesia to fuse Aluber with Saronir. He Special Summoned Masquerade the Blazing Dragon and used Saronir’s effect to send Branded Retribution from his Deck to his Graveyard. He banished Branded Retribution from his Graveyard to add Branded in High Spirits back to his hand and then Set it before ending his turn.

Neal Normal Summoned Poplar and activated its effect to add Divine Temple from his Deck to his hand. He lost 600 Life Points due to Masquerade Dragon’s effect. Next, he activated the Temple, costing him another 600 Life Points, and used it to send Snake-Eye Ash from his Deck to his back row. For every card or effect he activated while the Masquerade Dragon was on the field, he lost another 600 Life Points. He sent Ash to the Graveyard to Summon Diabellstar from his hand, and used Diabellstar’s effect to add Original Sinful Spoils from his Deck to his hand. He used Original Sinful Spoils and sent Diabellstar to his Graveyard to Special Summon Oak. He used Oak’s effect to Special Summon Ash and used Ash’s effect to add Snake-Eye Poplar to his hand, dropping down to 4400 Life Points in the process. Next, he activated the effect of the Poplar he added to his hand and Special Summoned it. He used the effect of his Ash to send Ash to the Graveyard along with Poplar and Special Summon Flamberge Dragon from his hand. He used its effect to send Masquerade the Blazing Dragon to the Spell & Trap Card Zone, finally allowing him to activate cards and effects without paying 600 Life Points. He Link Summoned Hiita the Fire Charmer, Ablaze next by sending Flamberge Dragon and Poplar to the Graveyard, and then used Flamberge Dragon’s effect to Special Summon Ash and Poplar from his Graveyard. He Link Summoned Promethean Princess next, and used its effect to Special Summon Flamberge Dragon from his Graveyard. Direct attacks from Oak and Ash dropped Torres down to 4100 Life Points. Promethean Princess attacked next, and Torres activated Branded in High Spirits revealing Aluber from his hand; but realizing he had no way to turn the Duel around, Torres conceded and offered the handshake.

Cameron Neal advances in the Undisputed UDS Championship with a perfect 3-0 record using his Fire King Snake-Eye Deck!