Here are the Pairing for the Semi-Finals.
YCS Las Vegas winner Denny Yu has made it all the way to the Top 8 and is really looking for another win to add to his résumé. Ned Salkovitch on the other hand has not been lucky enough to take down a whole YCS, but that won’t stop him from trying his best today to do it. This Quarter finals match pits two friends against one another in a Nekroz mirror match, both trying to do their best to take it all.
Salkovitch won the roll and chose for Yu to start.
Our Top 16 Match pits Max Reynolds against Tyree Tinsley. Tinsley just came off of last Feature Match with a swift 2-0, and Reynolds has been earning several Top 8’s at Regional Qualifiers over the past couple months with Nekroz. This is another Nekroz Mirror Match with two masters of the Deck, so we’re bound to see some awesome combos that we wouldn’t necessarily see in the average Feature Match. Reynolds won the die roll and opted to go second.
We’ve narrowed down over 1700 competitors to just the Top 32, and there are a ton of big name Duelists that made the top cut. Two of those big names are none other than Barrett Keys and Tyree Tinsley. Both of these Duelists are experienced and are playing Nekroz teched out to win the Mirror Match. Whoever loses here goes home with a respectable Top 32 rank, but winner has the opportunity to take the whole event! This is sure to be a high pressure game with tons of stellar plays. Tinsley won the die roll and chose second.
Welcome to Day 2 of the 150th YCS! This morning’s first Match features Eric Hodge Santos, a Yang Zing player utilizing some of the new support out of Crossed Souls. His opponent is Brain McBride from Illinois piloting Nekroz with tech choices so amazing that I don’t want to spoil them. Both of these players have two losses in the tournament so far, which means whoever is defeated this Match will most likely not be making the Top 32 cut. Tensions are high, and we’re bound to see a really exciting Match to kick off the rest of the day! McBride won the die roll and opted to go second.
Christian Georges won the first YCS that implemented a Top Cut Draft, and is currently undefeated in this tournament trying to take down another Championship Series. His opponent T.J. Kinsley is also currently undefeated and does not want to give up a loss here. Whoever wins this match is most likely guaranteed for the Top Cut because there are only two rounds tomorrow, so a win here is serious business for either Duelist. Both are using Nekroz Decks designed with the mirror match in mind, so we’ll see who can show true Ritual mastery.
Georges won the roll and opted to go second.
Over the course of today we’ve received tons of feature match request forms. So many, in fact, that we haven’t gotten a chance to feature all of the players we want to. Brandon Wong submitted a request form several rounds back saying that his Nekroz Deck could churn out first turn Moulinglacia the Elemental Lord and then overlay it with Nekroz of Valkyrus to make Divine Dragon Knight Felgrand. I really wanted to see that combo go off in a Feature Match! Let’s hope the promise he made holds up in this Match. Naveen Shankar – a bounty duelist who’s defeated some tough players today – won the die roll and opted to go second.
The Dragon Duelists have been playing hard all day throughout their own tournament and now they’re down to the finals. This is the fifth round of swiss, and the whole thing has been Battle Pack 3: Monster League Sealed Play. McGaha won the die roll and opted to go first.
Ned Salkovitch is no stranger to the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series and is looking for another Top Cut finish. He has started off strong at 6-0, but Isaac Florentino wants to continue his own undefeated streak. Both Duelists are using Nekroz Decks and are very familiar for the mirror match, so we are likely to see a pretty skill intensive Set of Duels!
Salkovitch won the roll and elected to go first. Read more…
Both of these competitors are undefeated in today’s tournament, and Timothy Jackson is playing a classic: Evilswarm. He has to plow through Pham’s Nekroz Deck, but the matchup is anyone’s game. Will Evilswarm Ophion be enough to stop the onslaught of todays competitive metagame, or is it too far in the past? We’re about to find out! Jackson won the die roll and decided to go second.