For this Top 16 Feature Match, we have Brendan Beckmann from Denver, CO. He’s using one of the most popular variants of Zoodiac Decks, featuring Kaiju monsters and Interrupted Kaiju Slumber. His opponent is Noah Greene, from Atlanta, GA, using a Zoodiac Deck with Artifact cards to get an edge in the mirror match.
We’re starting off Day 2 with one of the coolest Decks we’ve seen here so far. Yueqi Zhu, from Oregon, has made it this far using a 60-card Lightsworn strategy, with That Grass Looks Greener! He’s using the power of the Zoodiac, as well as the Shiranui and other Zombies, to bolster his strategy. Plus, he’s packing the YCS Prize Card Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn! He’s up against Justin Singh, from Cincinnati, OH, who’s playing a pure Zoodiac strategy.
It’s Round 7, and we’re approaching the end of Day 1 of YCS Seattle! We’ve got AJ Tachella from Stockton, CA – a familiar face on the YCS circuit, but usually as a judge! He’s using a Zoodiac Metalfoes Deck today, with some interesting Side Deck cards like Holding Legs and The Winged Dragon of Ra – Sphere Mode. His opponent is Harold Rillo from here in Seattle, using something that used to be a top strategy, but now is a bit of a surprise: Burning Abyss! These Duelists had managed to be seated next to each other almost every round today, so they actually already knew what the other was using. But who will emerge victorious?
It’s Time to Duel!
We are in Round 2! We’ve got two Washington Duelists for this Feature Match. Originally from Los Angeles, Max Halpern now resides in Moses Lake. He’s brought an ABC Deck today. The strategy was very successful in 2016, but can it still keep up? He’s up against Jared Wallace, from Auburn, using Flower Cardians! The Flower Cardians, based on the game of Hanafuda, have effects to reveal the next card of the Deck and get a bonus if it is a Flower Cardian. They can make some huge plays with those effects, but can they defeat the brute strength of the ABC Unions?
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!