Top 4 Feature Match: Omar Beldon vs. Gary Miotke
Gary Miotke is running X-Sabers in this tournament, while his opponent, Omar Beldon, is running Infernities. The winner here will be guaranteed a set of all 3 Darklord Prize Cards, while the other competitor will Duel for 3rd place and a shot at the final prize set. With so much at stake, Miotke and Beldon will be trying their hardest to win this Match.
Mitoke won the dice roll and chose to go first. He opened up with Mirror Force, Nobleman of Crossout, X-Saber Pashuul, XX-Saber Darksoul, XX-Saber Emmersblade, and XX-Saber Faultroll in his hand. He Set Darksoul and Mirror Force, ending his turn.
Beldon Set 2 cards to his back row and passed.
Miotke drew another Emmersblade next turn. He flipped his Darksoul and attacked Beldon for 100 points of damage. Then he Set Pashuul and ended his turn.
Beldon flipped Infernity Inferno next turn! He discard Reinforcement of the Army and Dark Grepher from his hand to send Infernity Archfiend and Infernity Beetle from his Deck to his Graveyard. Then he activated Giant Trunade to return Mirror Force to Miotke’s hand. He Set 2 cards and activated Infernity Launcher next. He sent his Launcher to the Graveyard and Special Summoned Infernity Archfiend and Infernity Beetle. He activated Archfiend’s effect to search his Deck for another Launcher and activate it. He Tributed his Beetle next, in order to Special Summon 2 more copies from his Deck. He Tuned Infernity Beetle with Infernity Archfiend to Synchro Summon Gaia Knight, the Force of Earth. Then he sent his next Infernity Launcher to the Graveyard to Special Summon Infernity Archfiend and Infernity Beetle again. He used his Archfiend’s effect to search his Deck for an Infernity Barrier, add it to his hand, and Set it in his Spell and Trap Card Zone. Then he Tuned a Beetle to an Archfiend in order to Synchro Summon Goyo Guardian. He flipped another Launcher face-up and sent it to the Graveyard in order to Special Summon an Archfiend and a Beetle from his Graveyard. Then he searched his Deck for another Infernity Barrier with his Archfiend’s effect, added it to his hand, and Set it. He Tuned a Beetle to Gaia Knight, the Force of Earth in order to Synchro Summon Infernity Doom Dragon, and used his Doom Dragon’s effect to destroy Pashuul. Then he attacked Darksoul with Goyo Guardian, attacked directly with Infernity Beetle, and scored a direct attack with Infernity Archfiend. Miotke dropped to 2300 Life Points after taking all of the damage. In Main Phase 2, Beldon Tuned Infernity Beetle with Goyo Guardian to Synchro Summon Colossal Fighter. In Beldon’s End Phase, Miotke searched his Deck for XX-Saber Boggart Knight and added it to his hand with the effect of Darksoul.
Miotke drew Saber Hole next turn. He Summoned XX-Saber Boggart Knight and activated its effect. Beldon flipped Infernity Barrier to negate and destroy it. Miotke Set 3 cards to his back row and ended his turn.
Beldon ended the Duel next turn by attacking with his swarm of monsters. When Miotke flipped Mirror Force to try to survive, Beldon flipped a second Infernity Barrier to negate it.
Omar Beldon dominates the first Duel and Gary Miotke will be going first in Duel 2!
Miotke opened up with XX-Saber Darksoul, XX-Saber Boggart Knight, X-Saber Airbellum, Saber Hole, Giant Trunade, and Mind Control in his hand. He Summoned Boggart Knight and activated its effect to Special Summon Darksoul in Defense Position. Then he Set Saber Hole and ended his turn.
Beldon Set 4 cards to his Spell and Trap Card Zone before passing right back to Miotke.
Miotke drew XX-Saber Emmersblade next turn. He activated Giant Trunade and Beldon chained Mind Crush, naming XX-Saber Faultroll. Miotke revealed his hand to show that he didn’t have Faultroll in it, and Beldon randomly discarded a Beetle from his own hand. All Spell and Trap Cards were returned to their owners’ hands by Giant Trunade. Miotke Summoned X-Saber Airbellum next, and attacked directly with Airbellum and Boggart Knight. Airbellum knocked a Torrential Tribute out of Beldon’s hand. Miotke Set Saber Hole in Main Phase 2 and ended his turn.
Beldon Set 2 cards in his back row and quickly passed his next turn.
Miotke drew One for One next turn. He Tuned X-Saber Airbellum with XX-Saber Darksoul and Synchro Summoned XX-Saber Hyunlei, targeting both cards in Beldon’s back row with its effect. Beldon chained Bottomless Trap Hole and then chained Infernity Inferno. He discarded Dust Tornado to send Infernity Archfiend from his Deck to his Graveyard and then removed Hyunlei from play with Bottomless Trap Hole. Miotke attacked directly with XX-Saber Boggart Knight next, dropping Beldon to 2600 Life Points. In Main Phase 2, Miotke sent Emmersblade from his hand to his Graveyard with One for One in order to Special Summon Consecrated Light from his Deck. He seemed to have a lock on the Duel.
Beldon Set a back row and passed to Miotke.
Miotke attacked directly with Boggart Knight next turn, dropping Beldon to 700 Life Points. Then he Summoned a second Consecrated Light from his hand after checking Beldon’s Graveyard to make sure Torrential Tribute was in there. He ended his turn.
Beldon flipped Heavy Storm next turn, destroying Miotke’s Set Saber Hole. Then he Set 2 cards to his back row and ended his turn.
But those cards were no help! Miotke attacked directly with Boggart Knight on his next turn and won the Duel!
Omar Beldon will be going first in Duel 3!
Beldon Set a monster and 2 cards to his back row before ending his first turn.
Miotke opened up with 2 copies of XX-Saber Emmersblade, XX-Saber Boggart Knight, Saber Hole, Mirror Force, and Brain Control. He Summoned XX-Saber Boggart Knight and activated its effect to Special Summon Emmersblade in Defense Position. Then he attacked Beldon’s face-down Infernity Necromancer with Boggart Knight and lost 100 Life Points in the battle. He Set Saber Hole and Mirror Force before ending his turn.
Beldon activated Infernity Inferno next turn. He discarded Infernity Necromancer and Fissure to send Infernity Archfiend and Infernity Avenger from his Deck to his Graveyard. Then he Set 1 card and activated Infernity Launcher. He sent it to the Graveyard in order to Special Summon Infernity Avenger and Infernity Archfiend. He activated his Archfiend’s effect and searched his Deck for another Launcher to add to his hand. He activated it. Then Beldon Tuned his Infernity Necromancer, Infernity Avenger, and Infernity Archfiend together to Synchro Summon Stardust Dragon, causing Miotke to negate the Summon with Saber Hole.
Beldon sent his other Infernity Launcher to the Graveyard next and then Special Summoned Infernity Necromancer and Infernity Archfiend from his Graveyard with its effect. He used Archfiend’s effect to search his Deck for Infernity Mirage and add it to his hand. Then he Normal Summoned it. Next, he activated his the effect of his Infernity Necromancer to Special Summon Infernity Avenger from his Graveyard, and Tuned Infernity Necromancer, Infernity Avenger, and Infernity Archfiend together to Synchro Summon Stardust Dragon from his Extra Deck. Next, he Tributed his Mirage to Special Summon Infernity Archfiend and Infernity Necromancer back from his Graveyard. He used his Archfiend’s effect to search his Deck for Infernity Barrier, add it to his hand, and Set it face-down. Then he used Necromancer’s effect to revive his Avenger. Next, he Tuned his Archfiend, Avenger, and Necromancer together again to Synchro Summon Infernity Doom Dragon! He flipped another Infernity Launcher afterwards, and sent it to the Graveyard to Special Summon Archfiend and Necromancer back from the Graveyard. He used his Archfiend’s effect to search his Deck for another Infernity Barrier, add it to his hand, and Set it in his Spell and Trap Card Zone. Next, Beldon’s Necromancer revived his Avenger, and he Synchro Summoned Hundred-Eyes Dragon by Tuning his Necromancer, Avenger, and Archfiend together. He used the effect of his Hundred-Eyes Dragon to copy the effect of the Necromancer in his Graveyard, allowing him to Special Summon Infernity Archfiend with Hundred-Eyes Dragon. Beldon activated his Archfiend’s effect to search his Deck for Infernity Inferno and add it to his hand. He Set the Inferno face-down. Next, Beldon activated the effect of Infernity Doom Dragon to destroy Emmersblade. Then, Hundred-Eyes Dragon attacked Boggart Knight. Miotke flipped Mirror Force, but Beldon negated it by Tributing Stardust Dragon. Infernity Archfiend attacked directly next, and Beldon returned Stardust Dragon to his field in the End Phase.
Miotke activated Brain Control next turn, targeting Beldon’s Infernity Doom Dragon, but Beldon flipped Infernity Barrier to negate it. Miotke desperately Set a monster, but Beldon blew it up with Infernity Doom Dragon next turn and ended the Duel with attacks from the rest of his monsters!
Some explosive opening hands for Omar Beldon allow him to defeat Gary Miotke 2-1 with Infernities and secure his set of Darklord Prize Cards!
See what our panel of experts had to say about this Duel after the event was over.
Michael Kohanim (2009 World Championship Competitor)
In Duel 2, Miotke checked Beldon’s Graveyard for Torrential Tribute before Summoning a second copy of Consecrated Light to the field. Miotke knew that Torrential Tribute was probably the only Spell or Trap Cards in Beldon’s Deck that could destroy 2 copies of Consecrated Light at once. By verifying that Torrential Tribute was already gone, he knew that he could safely commit his Consecrated Light to the field and prevent Beldon from making any powerful plays with his DARK monsters.