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Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tagged with 'HERO'

Round 2: Michael Justiniano VS Pasquale Crociata

May 19th, 2012

Welcome to Round 2! These Duelists are both coming off wins last round, and are hungry for more. Michael Justiniano is using his Skill Drain HERO deck today, while Pasquale Crociata is hoping not to croak with his Frog deck packing Sea Lancer. Read more…

Semifinal: Alexander Reed vs. Justin Duren

April 15th, 2012

Alexander Reed is the last Dragon Lightsworn Duelist in the tournament, and Justin Duren is the last Gemini HERO Duelist. For one of these Duelists and one of these Decks, the journey is over. But the other Duelist will advance to the Finals and compete against Dino-Rabbit for a YCS victory! Read more…

Top 16: Juan Flores vs. Justin Duren

April 15th, 2012

Juan Flores from Austin, Texas ended the Swiss Rounds with a 10-1 record using his Inzektor Deck. Justin Duren from Wichita Falls, Texas piloted his Gemini HERO Deck to a 9-2 finish by the end of the Swiss Rounds.  Gemini HERO Decks typically have a strong matchup against Inzektors because of cards like Skill Drain, Hero Blast, and Gemini Spark that can stop Inzektor effects or destroy Inzektors before their effects can resolve. But if Flores gets a fast start, he may be able to beat Duren before Duren can pin him down with his cards. Read more…

Round 11: Alexander Reed vs. Benito Garcia

April 15th, 2012

Alexander Reed is from Dallas, Texas and came to this tournament with a couple of friends. All of them are using the same Dragon Lightsworn Deck and currently have 8-2 records or better. Reed is currently 9-1, and is Dueling against Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Benito Garcia in Round 11. Garcia is using a Gemini HERO Deck. Both Duelists have a great shot at making it into the Top 32, but the winner here will be guaranteed a spot.
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Round 10: Herman Herrera vs. Dominique Eskridge

April 15th, 2012

Herman Herrera and Dominique Eskridge are both Texas locals and both have 8-1 records going into Round 10. Herrera traveled here from Fort Worth to compete with his Gemini HERO Deck (featuring Elemental HERO Bubbleman), and Eskridge came from Austin to battle it out with a teched out Dino Rabbit Deck that Main Decks Macro Cosmos.
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Round 9: Das Anuraag vs. Steven Arias

April 15th, 2012

Das Anuraag and Steven Arias both currently have 6-1-1 records in the tournament, and both of them are using interesting Decks that aren’t widespread in the current field of competitors. Das Anuraag is using a Rescue HERO Deck that can Special Summon Elemental HERO Sparkman from his Deck with Rescue Rabbit in order to make Blade Armor Ninja. Steven Arias is using the newest Dragons from the Dragons Collide Structure Deck, Lightpulsar Dragon and Darkflare Dragon, in a Deck that fills the Graveyard through the effects of Lightsworn monsters in order to make it easier to Summon those Dragons. One of these Duelists will advance to Day 2 with an impressive 7-1-1 record.
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Round 10 Feature Match: Sean Montague vs. Daniel LaMartina

October 23rd, 2011


Sean Montague and Daniel LaMartina both made it to the top 4 of the World Championship Qualifier in 2010, but have never played against one another. Now, for the first time ever, these 2 World Championship competitors are facing off against each other for a shot at advancing with a 9-1 record in the tournament. Sean Montague, who won the 2010 WCQ with X-Sabers, is using a Synchro Summon Deck in today’s tournament. Daniel LaMartina, who used Gladiator Beasts back in the 2010 World Championship Qualifier, is using a HERO Deck today. The pressure is on!

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Sunday’s Dragon Duel: Leo Chan VS Vinnie Silverman

September 18th, 2011

Leo Chan and Vinnie Silveman both have 4-0 records in today’s Dragon Duel and are Dueling against one another in this final round. Silverman is a local Duelist from Toronto, but Chan traveled here from Connecticut to compete. This is Silverman’s first YCS, and a victory over Chan in this Match will turn his first YCS experience into an unforgettable event that turned him into a Dragon Duel Champion. But Chan won’t make it easy for Silverman. He skillfully fought through 4 rounds of opponents in order to bring his HERO Deck to the top, and will be fighting to make sure that Silverman’s Gravekeeper’s don’t get in his way.
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Round 9 Feature Match: Jordan Kehler VS Thomas Morran

September 18th, 2011

We’ve seen a ton of different strategies so far this weekend, but Thomas Morran is piloting a Deck we haven’t seen in Feature Match action yet: Destiny Hero Diva!  A new incarnation of the Diamond Dude Turbo strategy, this Deck aims to use Destiny HERO – Diamond Dude and Destiny HERO – Malicious in combination with Deep Sea Diva, unleashing big Synchro Monsters and Elemental HERO Absolute Zero.  Morran’s opponent is Jordan Kehler, one of several Tech Genus Agents Duelists still left in the tournament.  Kehler’s Deck is super-fast, and really good at managing the Graveyard.  It plays Kristya really easily, and that could be a huge factor against Morran’s Special Summons.
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Deck Profile: Bobby Barone’s Mask Change HERO Deck

September 17th, 2011

It’s early here Saturday, but most Duelists are already anticipating Agents and Plant Synchro variants to be the two most important match-ups of the day. The stage is set for innovation, and Toronto’s own Bobby Barone is rising to the challenge! His strategy? A HERO Beatdown Deck that borrows from the Gemini HERO Decks of old, but that adds a fistful of new twists hinging on the new Spell Card, Mask Change. The surprise all-star of the strategy? None other than Elemental HERO Ice Edge, a pint-sized direct attacker that’s taken on a whole new role as of September 1st. Read more…