YCS Anaheim: Dragon Duel Final: Rohan Motie vs. Connor Ruuspakka
It’s the Dragon Duel Finals! We’ve got Rohan Motie, yesterday’s Dragon Duel winner, up against Connor Ruuspakka, the winner from today. Motie made the trip here from the Orlando, Florida area, while Ruuspakka is from San Diego, California. While the Duelists won their Dragon Duel tournaments using Sealed Battle Packs, now they’re going to use their Advanced Format Constructed Decks. The winner here will take home a Set of the Darklord YCS Prize Cards, as well as a trophy for becoming YCS Anaheim Dragon Duel Champion!
Motie won the dice roll and chose to play first. He began with a hand of Solemn Strike, Paleozoic Canadia, 2 Paleozoic Dinomischus, and Paleozoic Olenoides. He Set everything!
Ruuspakka Set one to his back row. Next, he pitched Dupe Frog to Special Summon Swap Frog, and lost it to Solemn Strike. He Normal Summoned Barrier Statue of the Torrent and passed. In the End Phase, Paleozoic Olenoides destroyed Ruuspakka’s Set Dimensional Barrier.
Motie drew Paleozoic Canadia. He used his face-down Canadia on the Barrier Statue, and revived Olenoides. It destroyed the Barrier Statue in battle, and Motie Set Canadia to finish.
Ruuspakka simply passed.
Motie drew Waboku. He sent Olenoides in to attack, then Set Waboku.
Ruuspakka destroyed Dupe Frog and Aquaactress Guppy to play True King Bahrastos, the Fathomer! It used its effect, and Motie responded with Paleozoic Dinomischus to banish it. He also revived Canadia at the same time! Ruuspakka had no further plays.
Motie drew Dimensional Barrier. He attacked with Olenoides and Canadia. Then, he Set Dimensional Barrier, and Xyz Summoned Toadally Awesome.
In Ruuspakka’s Standby Phase, he used his Toadally Awesome to Special Summon Swap Frog in Defense Position, which then sent Ronintoadin to the Graveyard. Ruuspakka could only pass.
Motie drew Mirror Force. He switched Swap Frog to Attack Position, and sent his Toad and Frog to attack directly, dropping Ruuspakka to 1200 Life Points. Motie was still sitting strong with 6500 Life Points.
Ruuspakka drew, and he conceded! Motie’s field was just too… Toadally Awesome!
Ruuspakka chose to play first this time. He led with Barrier Statue of the Torrent. Then, he used Aquarium Lightning and 2 Aquarium Set!
Motie’s hand consisted of Paleozoic Dinomischus, Paleozoic Olenoides, Solemn Strike, Pot of Desires, Maxx “C”, and Dimensional Barrier. He played Pot of Desires first, banishing ten cards to draw Ronintoadin and Paleozoic Canadia. He Set everything except the Maxx “C”.
Ruuspakka Normal Summoned Aquaactress Guppy, and passed.
Motie drew Paleozoic Canadia. He used Paleozoic Olenoides to destroy Aquarium Lightning, then used Paleozoic Dinomischus! It banished Aquarium Set, and he Special Summoned Olenoides. He flipped up Ronintoadin, and Xyz Summoned Toadally Awesome. He sent it to destroy Guppy in battle.
In the Standby Phase, Motie used Toadally Awesome to Special Summon Swap Frog in Defense Position, and Swap Frog sent a Dupe Frog to the Graveyard. Ruuspakka played a new Aquarium Lightning, and Set a back row card.
Motie drew Anti-Spell Fragrance. He banished Dupe Frog to Special Summon Ronintoadin, then returned Swap Frog to his hand with its effect. He Normal Summoned Swap Frog again, and sent a second Ronintoadin to the Graveyard. He used Paleozoic Canadia to turn the Barrier Statue face-down, and Special Summoned Paleozoic Dinomischus. He stacked Ronintoadin, Swap Frog, and Dinomischus for Paleozoic Anomalocaris! Ruuspakka used Aqua Story – Urashima, but Motie Chained Anomalocaris’s effect to destroy the Barrier Statue. He attacked directly with Toadally Awesome, then Set Anti-Spell Fragrance.
In Ruuspakka’s Standby Phase, Toadally Awesome Special Summoned Dupe Frog. In addition, Motie flipped Anti-Spell Fragrance. Ruuspakka Set his only card to his back row.
Motie drew Swap Frog. Anomalocaris destroyed Ruuspakka’s Set Raigeki, then Motie played Swap Frog. He stacked it with Dupe Frog to play Number 45: Crumble Logos the Prophet of Demolition! He sent his three Xyz Monsters in to finish the Match!
Rohan Motie is your YCS Anaheim Dragon Duel Champion!