Vincent Riccardi and Nathanael Patton are both 12-year-old Duelists from North Carolina, and each of them took first place in one of this weekend’s Dragon Duel tournaments. In order to win their respective tournaments, each Duelist constructed a Deck out of cards from packs of Battle Pack 3: Monster League, and used that Deck to defeat several other young Duelists. But now, Riccardi and Patton are facing off using their Advanced Format Decks, in a Duel that will determine which one of them becomes the ultimate Dragon Duel Championship winner of the weekend. It’s time to Duel!
We saw 9-year-old Dawson McGaha Duel in yesterday’s Dragon Duel Feature Match, and take on a narrow 2-1 loss. Now he’s back, Dueling against 12-year-old Nathanael Patton. Patton is currently undefeated in the tournament, but McGaha took an early loss. Will McGaha be able to defeat the undefeated? It’s time to Duel!
Atlanta’s Patrick Hoban is looking to go back to back as he fights to win this YCS, but Northern California’s Elvis Vu is going to try his best not to let that happen. Both have shown their exceptional Draft skills to make it this far, so now it is time for them to Duel it out and see who advances from the penultimate Round!
Vu won the roll and has Hoban go first
We watched Michael Hairston narrowly defeat Jonathon Nagel last Round in sudden death, and now his opponent is Azad Deihim. Can we see a repeat success or will Hairston’s tournament end here?
Hairston wins the roll and chooses to go first.
Now that the Draft has gone by, Duelists have crafted their Decks from a total of 45 Battle Pack 3: Monsters League cards. Both Duelists had to make Deck building decisions on the fly as the packs were passed, and from that they have created their strategies that they are about to use. Who will prove themselves as the superior drafter?
Nagel won the die roll and chose Hairston to go first.
Charlie Finnegan from North Carolina finished the Swiss Rounds with an 8-2 record using his Artifact Tellarknight Deck that we featured in Round 10. Now, he must cast his Deck aside as he Duels against Logan Kite from Tennessee, who went 8-2 with his Burning Abyss Deck. Both Duelists are now using Decks that they drafted from packs of Battle Pack 3: Monster League. Which of these two YCS first-timers will advance to the Top 8 with his drafted Deck? We’re about to find out. It’s time to Duel!
Sohrab Pasikhani is the only Duelist to go undefeated throughout the 10 Swiss Rounds of the tournament. What’s most impressive, however, is the fact that he won all 10 rounds – including yesterday’s Round 7 Feature Match – with a Volcanic Deck. Few Duelists were expecting Volcanic Decks to be a powerful force in this weekend’s tournament, and Pasikhani proved all of those people doubting his Deck’s power wrong. Now, he has made it to the elimination rounds, and will be Dueling against Brian Guerrero and his Burning Abyss Deck in the Top 32. Will Pasikhani’s win streak continue? It’s time to Duel!
Welcome to the final round of Saturday’s Dragon Duel tournament! 10 young Duelists participated in today’s Dragon Duel tournament. Each of these 10 Duelists was given 9 packs of Battle Pack 3: Monster League and constructed a 40 cards Deck to use in this tournament. Now, 9-year-old Dawson Mcgaha from Greenville, South Carolina and 12-year-old Vincent Riccardi from Southport, North Carolina have made it to Table 1 in this final round of the Dragon Duel tournament! Mcgaha currently has 2 wins and a draw in today’s tournament, and Riccardi is undefeated. The winner here will secure a first place finish and a spot in the YCS Dragon Duel Championship on Sunday. It’s time to Duel!
This Top 32 Match pits two friends against eachother: Jonathon Nagel is a YCS veteran still looking for a win, playing a creative Burning Abyss Deck with tech like Edge Imp Sabres, Mathematician, Mask Change II, Rank-Up-Magic Astral Force, and even Mischief of the Gnomes in his Side Deck. Nagel is known for some pretty creative stuff, so this isn’t out of the ordinary by any means. His opponent, Jordan Gilbert, also has some cool tech such as Main Deck copies of Typhoon. For these two friends, it’s the ultimate test to see who the better Duelist is!
Nagel won the roll and chose to go first.
Charlie Finnegan from Fayetteville, North Carolina and Brandon Sprint from Richmond, Virginia are both YCS first-timers, and both of them have fared well in this weekend’s tournament. Each of these Duelists currently has a 7-2 record. Brandon Sprint is using a Shaddoll Deck featuring Denko Sekka, while Charlie Finnegan is using a creation of his own – a Tellarknight Artifact Deck that he calls “Scythe Knights.” Finnegan’s core strategy involves using the effect of Artifact Scythe each turn to prevent his opponents from Special Summoning from their Extra Deck, while applying pressure on his opponents by using his Tellarknights. Only one of these Duelists will be able to complete the Swiss Rounds with an 8-2 record and a shot at a Top 32 finish. It’s time to Duel!