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!
YCS Anaheim: Ultimate Pegasus Challenge Charity Tournament Feature Match: Jack Donahue vs. Jerome McHale
The Ultimate Pegasus Challenge is an unpredictable event, where Duelists are subjected to random rules changes from Pegasus himself! When Pegasus makes an announcement, everything must be stopped to comply immediately. Each new Pegasus rule will override the previous one.
This event is being held in honor of Konami employee Mike Sewell, who recently passed. In his memory, all proceeds from the tournament are going to Reading to Kids.
While all entered Duelists will receive Turbo or Astral packs, they have a chance to win even more. Entered into the tournament are four Konami employees! If you’re paired up against one, you get an extra ten packs. If you defeat them, you get ten more! Plus, every entered player can get extra packs each round, depending on how many Konami Duelists were defeated in the previous round.
It’s the final round of Saturday’s Dragon Duel tournament! We’ve got Rohan Motie, from Florida. Motie recently won the title of YCS Minneapolis Dragon Duel Champion, and he’s looking for a repeat. As he is currently undefeated, he’s got a great shot at winning the tournament today. His opponent is Roman Gonzales, from Temecula, CA. Motie had defeated Gonzales’s brother earlier in the tournament, so Gonzales said he was going to avenge his brother! This is as close to a real life episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! as you’ll get, folks! If Motie can stay undefeated, he’ll take first place. If Gonzales can with this, it’ll come down to tiebreakers.
We’re here in Round 3 with our Ultimate Duelist, Aaron Furman, from New Jersey. He won the UDS Invitational in Chicago using Metalfoes, and he’s still playing the newest version of the Deck. As the Ultimate Duelist, he gets the VIP treatment at YCS events, including two free byes at the start of the tournament. That’s over now, though; he’ll have to start earning his stay in the tournament. For this round, he’s up against Adam Pham, from nearby Moreno Valley, in a Metalfoes Mirror Match!
Welcome to Round 1 of YCS Anaheim! To kick things off, we’re looking at a great strategy that’s come out of a recent Structure Deck. You know it, we’re talking about… Magnet Warriors! Erick Palencia, from nearby Fontana, CA, is using Yugi’s newest Magnet Warriors in his first ever YCS! He’s up against Amit Deol, from New York City, who is playing Metalfoes. The Metalfoes Deck is one of the strongest out there right now, thanks to its ability to search out its own Spell and Trap Cards so easily.
13-year-old Rohan Motie took down the Dragon Duel on Saturday, while 13-year-old Tate Mack claimed victory in the Sunday Dragon Duel. Now both Dragon Duelists are facing off for the title of YCS Minneapolis Dragon Duel Champion! Motie is piloting a Blue-Eyes based Hieratic Dragon strategy, while Mack has chosen to use an Amorphage Deck. Who will come out on top? It’s time to Duel!
It all comes down to this! Joel White from Griffith, Indiana, who is here at his first YCS, finished with a 9-1 record in the Swiss Rounds. Now, he’s meeting Marcus Hayden from Joliet, Illinois in the Finals. Hayden finished the Swiss Rounds with an 8-2 record. Each Duelist is using a Metalfoes Deck, but only one of them can come out on top. It’s time to Duel!
We’re down to 4 Duelists at YCS Minneapolis! We featured Joel White in the Top 16 with his Metalfoes Deck, and he’s still in the tournament now facing Dakota Angeloff and his Phantom Knight Burning Abyss Deck. One of these Duelists is going to the Finals, and will receive a guaranteed Super Rare version of the YCS prize card, Number 93: Utopia Kaiser. Who will move on to the Finals? We’re about to find out. It’s time to Duel!
Aaron Furman is fresh off his UDS Invitational win with Metalfoes, but has chosen to pick up Majespecter as his Pendulum strategy of choice for this weekend. Ties of the Brethren allows the strategy to accelerate to its midgame immediately, and feels just a little too similar to opening with Rescue Rabbit into Evolzar Laggia in previous Advanced Formats. Furman’s opponent is Gaetan Georges, a regular face at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series. He has piloted Blue-Eyes all the way to the Top 8 and is looking to go all the way. Both Duelists bantered back and forth before the Match started, but as light as they made this seem, one of them was going home while the other is moving on to the Top 4. It’s time to Duel!
We’re now in Top 16! We’re bringing you a Feature Match between Isabella Martinez from Cincinnati, Ohio playing Blue-Eyes, Dueling against Joel White from Griffith, Indiana playing Metalfoes. Only one of these Duelists will advance to the Top 8, and that Duelist will be one step closer to becoming a YCS Championship. It’s time to Duel!