Top 16 Feature Match: Caleb Albert (Inzektors) vs. Jason Jadofsky (HEROes)
Caleb Albert traveled here from Michigan this weekend, using Inzektors. Jason Jadofsky is from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We saw him in our Round 3 Round-Up, where his HERO deck defeated Dino-Rabbits. He is now the last HERO player in contention.
Jadofsky wanted to make sure to point out that he wasn’t using a playmat. “It’s bad juju! I went the whole tournament playing on the tablecloth!”
Jadofsky won the die roll and is going first. He opened with Elemental HERO Neos Alius, Torrential Tribute, Forbidden Lance, Book of Moon, Mystical Space Typhoon, and drew Super Polymerization. He Set Typhoon and Torrential Tribute.
Albert summoned Card Trooper, sending Sangan, Dark Hole, and Fiendish Chain to the Graveyard. It attacked directly, and Albert Set one back row. It was revealed when it was destroyed by Jadofsky’s Mystical Space Typhoon.
Jadofsky drew Solemn Warning. He summoned Neos Alius, and attacked Trooper. Albert drew a card with Trooper’s effect. Jadofsky Set Warning and ended his turn.
Albert summoned Tour Guide From the Underworld but its summon was negated by Solemn Warning. Albert then Set a back row and ended.
Jadofsky drew Pot of Duality, and activated it. He revealed Hero Blast, Miracle Fusion, and Super Polymerization. He added Hero Blast to his hand, then entered his Battle Phase. Neos Alius hit directly, and Jadofsky ended his turn with a Set Book of Moon.
Albert flipped his Mystical Space Typhoon over, destroying Torrential Tribute. He Normal Summoned Inzektor Centipede, and it was turned face-down right away by Book of Moon.
Jadofsky drew Reinforcement of the Army, and used it straight away to add Elemental HERO Stratos to his hand! He summoned it and used it to get another Neos Alius. He combined his two HEROes to Xyz Summon Blade Armor Ninja, detached Neos Alius to allow it to attack twice, and took down Centipede. It then attacked directly. Jadofsky Set Hero Blast and Forbidden Lance before he ended.
Albert then activated Heavy Storm. Hero Blast was chained to add Neos Alius back to Jadofsky’s hand. Albert continued, with Tour Guide From the Underworld summoning another copy! He used them to Xyz Summon Number 17: Leviathan Dragon. It detached a Guide to boost its ATK, then took down Blade Armor Ninja. Albert Set a back row card and ended his turn.
Jadofsky drew Elemental HERO Bubbleman. He Set Neos Alius, then activated Super Polymerization. He discarded another Neos Alius for its cost. He fused his face-down Neos Alius with Leviathan Dragon, summoning Elemental HERO Absolute Zero! It tried to attack for the win, but Albert had Call of the Haunted to revive Sangan! Jadofsky chose not to attack, and ended his turn.
Albert sent Sangan into Absolute Zero, leaving himself with only 900 Life Points. Sangan searched out Inzektor Hornet, and in Main Phase 2 Albert summoned Inzektor Dragonfly. He used Dragonfly’s effect to equip Hornet, then activated Inzektor Sword – Zektaliber. Hornet destroyed Zektaliber. Dragonfly activated twice, and Zektaliber once, summoning two Inzektor Centipedes and adding another to Albert’s hand. Centipede equipped Hornet, and Hornet destroyed Dragonfly. Centipede added Inzektor Giga-Mantis to his hand. He equipped Hornet to the second Centipede, then Mantis. Hornet destroyed Mantis, summoning Dragonfly from the Graveyard in defense position and adding Zektaliber and Dragonfly to Albert’s hand. He overlayed the 2 Centipedes for Wind-Up Zenmaines in defense position. Dragonfly equipped Hornet and Hornet destroyed Absolute Zero. Dragonfly summoned Hornet, then Zero destroyed Dragonfly, Hornet, and detached a material from Zenmaines. Albert Set one back row card, and in the End Phase Zenmaines destroyed Albert’s own Solemn Warning.
Jadofsky drew and Set Torrential Tribute.
Albert summoned Inzektor Centipede and Torrential Tribute blew it away. Zenmaines detached its last material. In the End Phase it destroyed another of Albert’s own Solemn Warnings.
Jadofsky drew Hero Blast and Set it.
Albert summoned Dragonfly, and Jadofsky immediately destroyed it with Hero Blast, added Neos Alius back to his hand. Albert Set his last card to the back row.
Jadofsky drew Effect Veiler. He summoned Neos Alius and ended.
Albert Set a monster.
Jadofsky drew Solemn Judgment! Neos Alius attacked the face-down Card Trooper, and Albert got a free draw. Jadofsky Set the Judgment.
Albert used Monster Reborn to revive Dragonfly, and it was negated by Effect Veiler. He equipped it with Zektaliber.
Jadofsky drew Monster Reborn. He Normal Summoned Bubbleman, then used Monster Reborn to revive Stratos! He activated its effect to destroy Spells and Traps! Fiendish Chain tried to negate Stratos, but Solemn Judgment forced it through! Stratos destroyed Foolish Burial and Zektaliber. Zektaliber and Dragonfly got a Centipede to the hand and a Hornet to the field. Jadofsky used his Stratos and Bubbleman to Summon Blade Armor Ninja, detached Stratos so it could attack twice, and wiped away all of Albert’s monsters.
Albert summoned Centipede, equipped it with Hornet, and sent Hornet to destroy Neos Alius. Centipede added Dragonfly to Albert’s hand. He then used Allure of Darkness to draw two and banish Dragonfly. He Set a back row card and ended.
Jadofsky drew and passed.
Centipede equipped itself with Hornet, then attacked for just enough damage to win! If he hadn’t used Centipede’s effect, Jadofsky could have summoned his last card, Gorz the Emissary of Darkness, but he was just too low on Life Points.
Both Duelists moved for their Side Decks, each seeming to have a very specific plan for the other.
Jadofsky started off in Duel 2 with a hand of Pot of Duality, Solemn Judgment, Solemn Warning, Elemental HERO Bubbleman, Fiendish Chain, and Gemini Spark. Pot of Duality gave Jadofsky a Skill Drain, and he Set all his traps.
Albert Set two back row cards and ended.
Jadofsky drew Effect Veiler. He Normal Summoned Bubbleman, and attacked directly!
Albert summoned Tour Guide From the Underworld, and Jadofsky used Solemn Warning to negate its summon. Albert ended his turn.
Jadofsky drew Hero Blast and attacked once again with Bubbleman!
Albert used his face-down Mystical Space Typhoon to hit Fiendish Chain. He followed that with Heavy Storm, but Solemn Judgment negated it. Albert Normal Summoned Inzektor Dragonfly next, and when it activated its effect Jadofsky used Skill Drain! He was down to 2000 Life Points, but he hadn’t even taken any damage yet! Albert pressed on with Inzektor Giga-Mantis. Mantis swung over Bubbleman, dropping Jadofsky to 400! Albert Set another back row.
Jadofsky drew Pot of Duality, revealing another Pot of Duality, Stratos, and Thunder King Rai-Oh. He chose Rai-Oh, but he wasn’t happy about it. He Set a monster and two back row cards.
Albert attacked with Dragonfly next, taking out Rai-Oh.
Jadofsky drew Miracle Fusion! He used it, banishing Rai-Oh and Bubbleman for Elemental HERO The Shining, but when it ht the field Bottomless Trap Hole banished it! Jadofsky Set his last card, Effect Veiler.
Albert summoned Inzektor Hornet, and Jadofsky gave up.
Caleb Albert moves on with his Inzektors to the Top 8!
Despite a big showing at the start of the tournament, HEROes are now out!