Welcome to the Top 16! California’s Malvin Dionisio is Dueling against Chicago’s Matt Kolenda in a Burning Abyss mirror-match that will determine the fate of each of these Duelists in the tournament. One of these Duelists will advance to the Top 8, and the other will be eliminated. It’s time to Duel!
One of the unique strategies that have seen a lot of success this weekend is Performage Challenger. Never having seen any success prior to this event, two Duelists managed to make the Top Cut piloting similar lists. What gave this Deck such a big boost? Well as a Rank 4 Xyz-centric strategy, Instant Fusion and Elder Entity Norden both do a lot of work and tie the Performage and Heroic Challenger themes together. Jake Mattern is one of those two Duelists and because the other has lost in Top 32, now the only one remaining in the tournament.
Ryan Levine has gone with a much more mainstream choice, using Nekroz packing his own copies of Instant Fusion and Elder Entity Norden to help him produce game winning damage and flexible answers. Ryan Levine is coming off of a Top 16 finish at this past YCS Toronto, and now he is trying to outdo his past performance.
Will Mattern be successful with his Performage Challenger Deck? Or will Ryan Levine snuff out the strategy from the tournament? One Duelists will make it into Top 8, the other will be packing their bags, albeit with some awesome prizes.
Levine won the roll and chose for Mattern to go first.
Check out who’s playing in the Top 16!
Here are the pairings and their Deck types for the Top 16:
Here are the Top 15 Duelists returning tomorrow for Day 2 of YCS Monterrey to see who will be crowned 2015 YCS Monterrey Champion!
Here in the Top 16 we’re about to see Chicago’s Uzoukwu Onwunmelu take on Atlanta’s Desmond Johnson! Both competitors are widely recognizable, and both would love to add a YCS title to their lists of accomplishments.
Here are the pairings for the Top 16, ever closer to crowning the new South American Champion of 2015.
Table 1: Alvarado Estrada, Cristhian Marcelo (Nekroz) vs. Lopez Gamarra, Joseph Ray (Nekroz)
Lopez Gamarra, Joseph Ray (Nekroz) advances to Top 8!
Table 2: Calachua Curasi, Hubert Dante (Burning Abyss) vs. Almeida de la Torre, Esteban Andres (Nekroz) (former South American Champion)
Calachua Curasi, Hubert Dante (Burning Abyss) advances to Top 8!
Table 3: Rissetto Rosso, Ignacio (Nekroz) vs. Delgado Portilla, Gerardo Jesus (Nekroz)
Delgado Portilla, Gerardo Jesus (Nekroz) advances to Top 8!
Table 4: Valencia Cuero, Juan (Nekroz) vs. Delgado Chavarry, Santino (Nekroz)
Valencia Cuero, Juan (Nekroz) (Colombia) advances to Top 8!
Table 5: Villanueva Cruz, Jeffery Enrique (Qliphort) vs. Goncalves da Silva, Paulo Roberto (Burning Abyss)
Goncalves da Silva, Paulo Roberto (Burning Abyss) advances to Top 8!
Table 6: Torres Reyes, Andres David (Burning Abyss) (Colombian National Champion) vs. Salverredy Barycki, Joshua (Burning Abyss)
Table 7: Amores Burbano, Javier Preslav (Burning Abyss) vs. Rojas Vargas, Joset Ferney (‘tellarknight)
Rojas Vargas, Joset Ferney (‘tellarknight) (Colombia) advances to Top 8!
Table 8: Thomas, Cristian (Nekroz) vs. Norabuena Mendoza, Juan Carlos (Nekroz)
Thomas, Cristian (Nekroz) (Argentina) advances to Top 8!
Here are the Pairings for Top 16.
Here are the Pairings for the Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier Top 16.