Check out the pairings for the Top 4 of the 2016 Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME World Championship!
Check out the Top 4 pairings for the 2016 Dragon Duel World Championship!
And we’re down to 4! We’ve featured Dave Hayes from Liverpool, New York and his Majespecter before, but this is James Kim of Toronto Canada’s first feature today, and he’s running Xyz Monarchs. A win here will ensure the player a Minerva, The Exalted Lightsworn.
Kim won the roll and elected to have Hayes start.
Here are the final 4.
Jose Uriel Diaz from Chicago, Illinois finished the Swiss Rounds with a 10-1 record using his Kozmo Deck, and is the last remaining Kozmo Duelist in the tournament. Now, he’s Dueling against Mexico’s Jose Lagunes and his Performapal Pendulum Deck in a Match that will determine which Duelist advances to the Finals. It’s time to Duel!
Out of all the 953 Duelists here at YCS San Jose, only four remain, and they’re all playing Kozmo Decks! We’ve featured both Sebastian Crawford and Ryan Murakami earlier in the tournament, with each of them putting on great showings. The winner here will move on to the finals, and is guaranteed a copy of the Prize Card Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn.
Murakami is using Reasoning as a way to make use of his many varied Levels of monsters and put out a lot of damage all at once. Crawford has a very unique build, with Main Deck copies of The Monarchs Stormforth! That gives him a method of playing his spaceships while also getting rid of major threats. It’s also the main way he can play his secret ace card, Light and Darkness Dragon! The Dragon is a way of hampering his opponents, and it can also destroy his own Kozmotown to trigger its effect.
Matt Kolenda has had quite the year, qualifying for the 2015 Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship by placing 5th in the North American World Championship Qualifier. Even with such a big accomplishment, becoming a Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Winner is what the goal is for today. He has chosen to use a Burning Abyss Deck that focuses on disrupting the opponent and continual pressure thanks to Malebranches. His opponent, Ed Elton Acepcion, may not have the same credentials, but has still proven his worth today with the same strategy. This is a Burning Abyss mirror match where choosing the correct line is very important, but of course getting a bit lucky with Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss does not hurt either.
Who will make it to the final stage of YCS Dallas?
Kolenda won the roll and chose to go first.
Here are the Pairing for the Semi-Finals.
Then there were 4! Here are the Pairings for the Top 4 here is Bogota, Colombia.
We’re in the final round of Dragon Duels for Day 1 of YCS Chicago! We’ve got Zachary Taylor here up against Jackson Sayre! Does that name seem familiar? It might be because we just saw his dad defeat Billy Brake in Round 1! The winner of this Duel will get to come back tomorrow to face Sunday’s Dragon Duel winner for the title of YCS Chicago Dragon Duel Champion!
Dragon Duels are now a Sealed event, using Battle Pack 3: Monster League rules. In Sealed Play, you open up Booster Packs and build your Deck directly from those cards. And since it’s Battle Pack 3, we’ll be playing under the Monster League rule – all monsters are treated as all Types, at all times. That makes for some very cool card interactions. Let’s see how our top Dragon Duelists fare under these conditions!