With the myriad of ways that a Duelist can win an invite to the WCQ, we asked some of the Duelists today about how they earned their invite to compete in the South American WCQ: Read more…
Scripted Duels are a very popular attraction at events, and this weekend we have quite an epic one with Marik Ishtar against Maximillion Pegasus. Marik is best known for his Gravekeeper’s while Pegasus’s affinity for Toons precedes himself, but will the rare hunter be able to claim victory over the creator of Duel Monsters? Or will Pegasus’s whacky antics be too much for Marik? Both Duelists have been known to use some shady tactics with their respective Millennium Items, so who will come out on top?
Pegasus was known for Toon Monsters, even going as far as taking his opponent’s Monsters and turning them into Toons! Most Duelists have a favorite Monster, but would they want theirs to be transformed by Pegasus? We went around and asked: If you could turn any monster into a Toon, which would it be?
Within the Yu-Gi-Oh! universe, the most powerful Monsters of all are the sacred Egyptian God cards. Once thought to be lost, the mighty Obelisk the Tormentor, Slifer the Sky Dragon, and The Winged Dragon of Ra were central to the Battle City tournament, granting their owner insurmountable power. Which Egyptian God card would you pledge your allegiance to?
“Obelisk the Tormentor.” – Joseph Mihalko ~ Valdosta, GA
“Slifer the Sky Dragon.” – Dawson McGaha ~Columbia, SC
“Ra.” – Salvador Pulido ~ San Antonio, TX
“Slifer.” – Christopher Ponder ~ Indianapolis, IN
“Obelisk.” – Daniel Thorp ~ Santa Fe, NM
“Slifer Sky Dragon of Ra.” – Jordan Palmer ~ Chicago, IL
“Slifer, the executive producer.” – Lawton Webb ~ Valdosta, GA
“Obelisk the Tormentor.” – Blair Hunter ~ Warner Robins, GA
“Slifer.” – Tanner Sparrow ~ Atlanta, GA
“The Winged Dragon of Ra.” – Cordero Spencer ~ Aurora, IL
“Slifer the Sky Dragon.” – Matthew Nicomini ~ Louisville, KY
“Obelisk the Tormentor.” – Corey Stearman ~ Louisville, KY
“Obelisk.” – Jacob Prince ~ Dallas, TX
“Ra.” – Jonathan Brett ~ Los Angeles, CA
“Obelisk because Kaiba has money.” – Andrew Garofolo ~ Raleigh, NC
Yugi’s Slifer the Sky Dragon reigned as the most popular Egyptian God among the trifecta, but Obelisk the Tormentor was a close second. While The Winged Dragon of Ra wasn’t chosen the most, I’m sure that Marik will have something to say about that as we’re sure to see his trump card in his Duel against Pegasus on Sunday!
Maximillion Pegasus, president of Industrial Illusions and the creator of Duel Monsters, stole Solomon Muto’s soul and hosted the Duelist Kingdom Tournament in a plot to try to take Yugi’s Millennium Puzzle. Known for playing whacky cards, Pegasus is best known for his Toons and his love for the cute and fun. Which of Pegasus’s cards is your favorite?
Marik Ishtar is one of the many antagonists in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TV Series, but he is a favorite among many Duelits. Between his hunt for the Egyptian God cards as well as his quest for retribution against the nameless pharaoh, Marik has used many powerful cards to try to accomplish his goals. Which of Marik’s cards is your favorite?
Although we are nearing the final stages of the North American WCQ process, Duelists have fought hard just to get here. The North American WCQ is an invite only tournament, meaning that you will need to earn your invitation from a Regional Qualifier, Extravaganza, Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, Official Tournament Store Championship, or even one of the Last Chance Qualifiers to get here. With such a wide variety of methods available, many Duelists have found success in different paths. Let’s see how these Duelists have gotten here this weekend!
The World Championship Qualifiers offer a unique challenge for competitive Duelists – namely the chance to play in a Qualified tournament where every Duelist has proven their abilities. With more rounds of Swiss play and a cut to Top 64 instead of a Top 16 or Top 32, WCQ’s don’t just require a higher level of skill Duel to Duel – they also demand more endurance over the course of the day. And since the most popular strategies are well explored heading into the WCQ season, innovation and keen insight are a must.
Barring some big upsets, the top strategies in competition today are widely recognized; whether you want to play them or play against them, you need to know those Decks and how your Deck stacks up.
Heading into the World Championship Qualifier weekend, one card has towered over others as a new concern for Duelists: Secret Village of the Spellcasters. First played as a Side Deck call in successful Shaddoll decks in late May, Secret Village has exploded as a Main Deck pick in new variants of Burning Abyss. Secret Village is a Read more…