It’s Round 3! We’re here with Shane Wilson and Isaac Rocha, two local area Duelists. Wilson is using a Noble Knight Deck, packing all of the new cards from the Noble Knights of the Round Table Box Set. He’s up against Rocha’s Harpie Deck, which has a strong matchup against Noble Knights thanks to Harpie’s Hunting Ground and Ice Beast Zerofyne. Wilson even asked, “Did you do this on purpose?!” when he found out what Rocha had! There was only one problem – Rocha had never Dueled against Noble Knights before, and didn’t know what any of the cards did! Will he be able to figure it out mid-match?
Nicolas Volk travelled here all the way from France and is battlingng with an Artifact Dragon Shaddoll Deck trying to make his way to the top cut of the North American stage. Chancy Wigglestove has come down from the land of Canada and is no stranger to the feature match area. He persuaded us with some fantastic artwork on his feature match request form, so we basically had to bring him back. He is also using a Dragon Shaddoll Deck, but has chosen not to play the Artifact engine in favor of some other spicy tech.
Wigglestove won the roll and chose to go first.
This match pits two interesting Duelists against each other: Jonathaon Gomez is a Southern Californian Duelist who went undefeated during the swiss portion YCS Dallas and is trying to make a run for it again. He is playing Qliphort with techs like Waboku to mitigate all of the damage he is taking from Qliphort Scout. His opponent, Jesse Barber, is one of the Duelists who managed to when a VIP Qualifier Tournament for this event! He earned two byes along with a static table, so even though it is round 4 he has only had to win a single match to get here. He is using a Satellarknight Deck with a ton of sweet tech. He hasTraptrix Myrmeleo along with Time-Space Trap Hole to gain an edge against Pendulums, as well as Fire Hand and Ice Hand to beat up on Qliphort. He even has Main Deck Shadow-Imprisoning Mirror to get easy wins against Shaddoll and Burning Abyss! Can this awesome concoction stand up to the mighty Qliphort?
Barber won the roll and elected to go first. Read more…
Juan Moroyoqui is one of the few Duelists who has managed to clench one of the coveted seats as a VIP this weekend, by winning a VIP Qualifier Tournament he has been awarded with two round byes along with a static table, which he will return to after his feature match. His opponent is Marco Ramirez, and both Duelists have brought Artifact Shaddoll Decks today. Which one will be able to prove their mastery over the other?
Moroyoqui rolled a 7 to Ramirez’s gigantic 12, and Ramirez chose to go first.
Canada’s Bo Tang is no stranger to the feature match area, considered to be one of the best Duelists in North America and he plans to prove it today with his Artifact Shaddoll Deck. His opponent, Pabel Arizaga, is Dueling with a Satellarknight Deck using Magic Planter to recycle used copies of Call of the Haunted and other Continuous Trap Cards.
Tang rolled an impressive 6 to Arizaga’s unlucky 1, so Tang chose to go first.
Welcome to Round 2! This time we’ve got Jackson Rauch, packing a Madolche Deck! Madolche had been a very strong contender earlier this year, but fell out of popularity. They’ve still got a lot of great options, however, and Rauch is ready to put them to the test against Ulises Reyes’s Burning Abyss Deck! The Burning Abyss monsters are among the most popular strategies lately, especially with their new Synchro Monster, Virgil, Rock Star of the Burning Abyss, from The New Challengers.
YCS first timer Omar Daoudi is a local from Lakewood, California, and he has brought a Burning Abyss deck featuring new additions from The New Challengers and awesome tech such as Night Beam! His opponent is Sean Graefe, a duelist also fairly local from Lancaster, California. He has brought Mermail to the tournament today, a classis but strong choice.
Daoudi lost the roll and Graefe chose to go first.
Billy Brake is fresh off his championship victory in YCS Dallas, and he’s looking for a back-to-back win! He’s using Shaddolls today. His first round opponent is Christopher Hernande playing Qliphorts. These are two of the Decks with the biggest expectations this weekend. Will this Match be a preview of Day 2? Read more…
For our Feature Match this round we have two-time YCS Champion Billy Brake battling with 60 Card Control Deck! He’s playing Shaddolls, Burning Abyss, and Artifacts and uses cards like Kuribandit and The Beginning of the End to gain a ton of advantage and take over the Duel. His opponent, Irvin Breton, is Dueling with a Satellarknight Artifact variant, a very popular choice today. Can Brake’s crazy strategy come out on top? Or will the consistency of Satellarknight put Brake on too fast of a clock?
Brake rolled a 6 to Breton’s 7, Breton chose to go first.
With Coach Soldier Wolfbark making its way off of the Forbidden & Limited List, both Fire King and Fire Fist is looking to get a lot better. Brendan Perry thought exactly that and brought Fire King Artifact to Duel with this weekend. He is currently sitting at a 5-1 record, and is looking pretty good at this point in the tournament. His opponent is Monny Weatherly-Locascio, playing a Satellarknight strategy teched with Main Deck Mind Crush. Will this pay off for him or will an access to a full playset of Coach Soldier Wolfbark put Perry’s deck over the top?
Perry roles a 5 to Weatherly’s 6, so Weatherly chooses to go first.