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Finals Feature Match: Barrett Keys Versus Stephen De Lara

April 13th, 2015

Remember the most recent YCS in North America? It took place in Tacoma, Washington and Barrett Keys became the champion by defeating Stephen De Lara in the Finals.

 

Now, the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series is here in Chicago, and the Finals are about to begin. And once again, Barrett Keys is seated across from Stephen De Lara in a Match that will determine which of these two Duelists will become the YCS winner. Will Barrett Keys beat Stephen De Lara in two Finals in a row, or will Stephen De Lara get his revenge on Barrett Keys and take his first YCS tournament victory? We’re about to find out, because it’s time to Duel!

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Top 4 Feature Match: Barrett Keys Versus Donnell Washington

April 13th, 2015

Fresh off of his win from YCS Tacoma, Barrett Keys is back at the top tables competing for a spot in the Finals of YCS Chicago. But Donnell Washington will be doing everything in his power to make sure Keys doesn’t make it there. California’s Barrett Keys and Texas’s Donnell Washington both made it to the Top 16 with their Nekroz Decks, and thereafter set aside their Decks in favor of Decks constructed from packs of Battle Pack 3: Monster League. Now, Keys and Washington are about to Duel against one another in a Match that will secure exactly one of these Duelists a spot in the Finals. It’s time to Duel!

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Top 8 Feature Match: Elvis Vu Versus Jayesh Madani

April 13th, 2015

California’s Elvis Vu and New York’s Jayesh Madani both piloted their Nekroz Decks to a 9-2 record this weekend. Now, they’re Dueling against one another with their Battle Pack 3: Monster League Decks, in a Match that will determine which one of them advances to the Top 4. It’s time to Duel!

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Top 16 Feature Match: Tairone Stutson Versus Kevin Malone

April 13th, 2015

Cincinnati, Ohio’s Tairone Stutson piloted his Qliphort Deck to a 9-1-1 finish this weekend. Now, he’s Dueling against Oklahoma City’s Kevin Malone, who finished the Swiss Rounds with a 9-2 record using Tellarknights. Both of these Duelists are using new Decks as of this Round, created by drafting Battle Pack 3: Monster League. The winner of this Match will advance to the Top 8. It’s time to Duel!

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YCS Chicago Tech Update!

April 12th, 2015

When two Decks have similar themes and strategies, individual tech cards can make a huge difference in any given Duel. Check out some of the tech cards that we’ve seen in YCS Chicago!

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Top 32 Feature Match: Robert Kenny Versus Sehabi Kheireddine

April 12th, 2015

Ritual Beast Duelist Robert Kenny from Orlando, Florida finished the Swiss Rounds with a 9-2 record this weekend, losing only to 2 Nekroz Decks. Now, he’s paired against reigning World Champion Sehabi Kheireddine from Canada! Kheireddine finished the Swiss Rounds with a 10-1 record using his Nekroz Deck, only suffering a single loss to another Nekroz Deck.

 

This is Kenny’s first time making it to the Top 32 at a YCS; but to advance any further, he’ll need to defeat the 2014 World Champion. Will Kenny be able to score an upset and pilot his Ritual Beast Deck to the Top 32? Or will Kheireddine’s tournament experience be too much for Kenny to handle? We’re about to find out! It’s time to Duel!

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Top 32 Decks and Pairings!

April 12th, 2015

Check out who’s playing in the Top 32!

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Round 11 Feature Match: Walter Jule Versus Antonio Maldonado

April 12th, 2015

18-year-old Walter Jule from San Diego is Dueling against local 21-year-old Chicago Duelist Antonio Maldonado in this Round 11 Feature Match that will determine which Duelist advances to the Top 32! Jule and Maldonado both currently have 8-2 records, so a win in this round will be essential to a Top 32 finish. Jule is using a Nekroz Deck, like so many others that are popular at the top tables right now. Maldonado, on the other hand, is using a Qliphort Deck – a Deck that appears to have faded out of popularity with the release of the recent Forbidden & Limited List. Will Jule’s Nekroz Deck be able to overwhelm Maldonado’s Qliphorts in this Round 11 Feature Match? We’re about to find out. It’s time to Duel!

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Top Tables Update: Round 11

April 12th, 2015

Check out the Duelists and Decks at the top 10 tables in Round 11!

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Round 10 Feature Match: Marcus Carisse Versus Jordan Bermudez

April 12th, 2015

Marcus Carisse from Toronto and Jordan Bermudez from Kentucky are both currently 8-1 in this weekend’s YCS tournament. Both Duelists and Decks seem well-equipped to beat Nekroz Decks – Carisse has Dueled against 5 Nekroz Decks and defeated all of them this weekend, while Bermudez has Dueled against 7 Nekroz Decks and only lost to 1. But neither one of these Duelists will be facing off against a Nekroz Deck in this round. Carisse is using a Satellarknight Deck, while Bermudez is Dueling with Shaddolls. Both of these Decks have a somewhat similar style, as they both aim to gradually gain the upper hand through the effects of their monsters; but only one of these Decks – and one of these Duelists – will enter the final Swiss Round with a 9-1 record and an incredible shot at a Top 32 finish. It’s time to Duel!

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