A quick congrats to all of the National Champions from South America:
If you’ve been Dueling against Wind-Ups or reading about their YCS exploits, this image is probably familiar to you:
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Thanks from everyone to the terrific Judge Team we had at YCS Kansas City!
Without the time and effort that judges volunteer to help run these events – the events wouldn’t happen!
Be sure and thank your judge for helping everyone to have a good time, whether at a YCS or at your local store!
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You couldn’t possibly think that I’d allow a mere mortal to have the last word on YCS Columbus! Only I, Grapha, Dragon Lord of Dark World, am worthy of that honor! Only I am worthy of informing Duelists about the outcome of the weekend’s battles!
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It’s been a wild ride this weekend with everything from Scraps and Naturia monster to Big Piece Golem and Darklord Desire seeing success today. In the end, the Top 4 Duelists were divided: 2 chose X-Sabers and 2 others used Decks powered by Plant monsters and Debris Dragons. While Kenny Kwan went with the traditional Quickdraw Dandywarrior build that’s won in the past Nguyen went without Quickdraw Synchron and will be going home with some fantastic prizes and the knowledge that he outlasted 930 other Duelists to become the winner of YCS Philadelphia!
We’re just over halfway through day 1 of YCS Toronto and there are currently 25 people left with perfect records, and here they are!
Table 1: Michael Fresco (Gladiator Beasts) Vs. Nik Ristoski (LIGHT Beatdown)
Table 2: Mark Alan Johnson (Gladiator Beasts) Vs. Sorosh Saberian (Quickdraw)
Table 3: Matt Peddle (Infernity) Vs. Johnny Tang (Blackwings)
Table 4: Robert Vissa (Absolute Zero) Vs. Steven Kuoch (Machina Gadgets)
Table 5: Bryan Ortiz (Blackwings) Vs. Dominic Lacaille (X-Sabers)
Table 6: Alex N. Vansant (Machina Gadgets) Vs. Bobby Barone (Gladiator Beasts)
Table 7: Nereg Torossian (X-Sabers) Vs. Ali Yassime (X-Sabers)
Table 8: Justin Reyes (X-Sabers) Vs. Logan Djuricin (Frog Monarch)
Table 9: Sean Tohidi (Gladiator Beasts) Vs. Dustin Dalton (X-Sabers)
Table 10: Chris Pittao (Lightsworn) Vs. Joshua Graham (Gladiator Beasts)
Table 11: Roy St Clair (X-Sabers) Vs. Cody Gravelle (Lightsworn)
Table 12: Sasha Del Conte (Blackwings) Vs. Dale Bellido (Infernity)
Table 13: Mian Zheng (X-Sabers) Vs. Billy Espineda (Quickdraw Lightsworn)
Interesting to note is that out of the 26 players in tables 1 through 13, seven of the 26 decks are X-Sabers. This shows that even without Rescue Cat, X-sabers are still a very viable force capable of causing a lot of damage in the tournament scene. Other than that, there are 5 Gladiator Beast Decks, 3 Blackwing Decks, 2 Infernity Decks, 2 Machina Gadget Decks, 2 Lightsworn Decks, 1 Quickdraw Deck, 1 Quickdraw Lightsworn Deck, 1 Absolute Zero Deck, 1 Little City Deck, and 1 Frog Monarch Deck. With over 10 different decktypes at the top tables, it’s anyone’s guess as to what will win this YCS!
Congratulations to the top 4 finalists! These Duelists will now have the opportunity to represent the U.S.A. at the World Championship next month in Long Beach, California.
From left to right: Vincent Pagila, Chris Arantes (2nd place), Sean Montague (1st place), and Daniel Lamartina: