It all comes down to this! We have Tommy Armour, Saturday’s Dragon Duel winner, against Jackson Sayre, Sunday’s winner. While the Duelists used Sealed Decks in the main Dragon Duel tournaments, now they’ve got to win using their own Advanced Format Decks. The victor here will get a set of Darklord YCS Prize Cards, and a YCS Dragon Duel Champion trophy!
This is the final round of Swiss play – the results here will determine the Top 32. We’ve got Johnny Nagel, from Denver, CO (location of the next YCS!), who’s playing a 58-card Kaiju Zoodiac Deck. He’s not using That Grass Looks Greener – rather, he runs so many cards to counter opponents using That Grass Looks Greener instead! He and several friends have found great success here and in YCS Seattle using this strategy. He’s facing Alen Dekhanov, from Norfolk, VA. Dekhanvov is using a regular sized Zoodiac Deck. With a smaller Deck he may have more consistency to give him the edge in this Duel.
We’re kicking off Day 2 of YCS Atlanta with a Feature Match of two unique Decks. Marcus Fontice is here from Florida, and he’s brought along a Zoodiac Shaddoll Deck! Since so many opponents are using Zoodiacs or other Extra Deck monsters, now is a perfect time to be using Shaddoll Fusion. He’s up against Matthew Hagan, from Houston, who’s packing a 60-card Invoked Burning Abyss Phantom Knight Deck, with That Grass Looks Greener to turn the Deck into overdrive.
We’re in Round 9! This is the final Round of the day, and only the top Duelists will be moving on from this point; and yet, we are here at the last Table in the tournament with Duelists who have no shot of advancing. Why do they persist? Because these Duelists are showing that despite everything, they’re still here to Duel!
We’ll be doing written coverage right here, where you’ll see top table updates, photo galleries, written Feature Matches, and more.
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!