We’re in the Top 32! We saw Will Isely’s HERO Deck yesterday, and he’s one of the only HERO Duelists to fight his way into the top cut. He’s up against Samuel Pedigo, who’s taken second place in the North American WCQ. He’s playing a Deck which it seemed people had forgotten about, but has had a resurge of popularity here in Austin – Geargia! It’s single elimination from here on, so only one of these Duelists will remain in the tournament after this!
Welcome to YCS Austin tournament! 1365 Duelists are competing this weekend, but not all of them are tournament veterans. Take a look at some of the Duelists in attendance who have never entered a YCS tournament before!
Here’s the Top 32!
Justin Shaft from Houston, Texas is Dueling against Vincent Mireles from Dallas, Texas in this Round 11 Feature Match! Both of these Duelists are currently 8-2 in the tournament, so each one of them is looking for a victory to take him into the Top 32! Shaft is using a teched out Gladiator Beast Deck that uses Fire Formation – Tenki and Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Bear from Cosmo Blazer to assist him in destroying his opponent’s monsters. His opponent, Vincent Mireles, is using a Mermail Deck. Only one of these Duelists will advance to the Top 32!
QQ stands for Quick Questions! March is an exciting time for Duelists everywhere, because a brand new Forbidden & Limited List takes effect on March 1st! I surveyed this weekend’s field of Duelists to see which change on the recent Forbidden & Limited List is their favorite. Check out their responses!
Raul is from Austin, Tx, Jesse is from Phoenix, AZ
We’re in the last round of Swiss play! These Duelists each have two losses, so they really need to take a win for a shot at being in the Top 32. Raul Torres is from right here in Austin, and he’s one of the few remaining Genex Mermail players. After the release of Abyssteus and Abyssleed, the Mermail Deck packing Genex Undine has declined in popularity, but a few Duelists are still sticking by it. Jesse Aguirre is from Phoenix, AZ, and he’s among the Mermail players who’ve skipped Undine altogether. He’s packing a secret card in his Extra Deck that he says has won him several Matches already in this tournament. Only one Duelist will move on with a shot at the Top 32, who will it be? Let’s find out!
Here are the top twenty Duelists going into the last round of Swiss play
Table 1: John Hubbard (Mermail) vs. Vincent Ralambomiadana (Wind-Up)
Table 2: Desmond Johnson (Karakuri) vs. Alfredo Tiznado (Fire Fist)
Table 3: Jonathon Nagel (Mermail) vs. Robert Boyajian (Electrum OTK)
Table 4: Oscar Zelaya (Mermail) vs. (Alexander Chavira (Frog Monarch)
Table 5: Matthew Wright (Machina Geargia) vs. Robert Scarpelli (Genex Mermail)
Table 6: Christopher Welch (Mermail) vs. Kelly Grant (Mermail)
Table 7: Carlos Geo Navarro Servin (Dino Rabbit) vs. Hemal Patel (Fire Fist)
Table 8: Michael Bryan (Mermail) vs. Andres Arreola (Mermail)
Table 9: Colby Blomstrom (Inzektor) vs. Joseph Linch (Fire Fist)
Table 10: Gaetan Georges (Genex Mermail) vs. Oscar Renderos (Inzektor)
David Elliot from Athens, Georgia is Dueling against Connor Sweetwood from Colorado Springs, Colorado in our Round 10 Feature Match! This Feature Match pits David Elliot’s Wind-Up Deck against Connor Sweetwood’s Hieratic Deck, featuring Curse of Dragon! Both of these Duelists currently have 7-2 records, so each one of them will need a victory here in order to stay in the running for Top 32!
We have two Texan Duelists to start off Day 2. James Fehring is here from Houston, and he’s packing Mermails today. Gabriel Robles brought Spellbooks from his hometown of El Paso. These Duelists each have two losses so far, so a win is needed to have a shot at the Top 32.