Here are the final standings after Round 8 at the YCS – Guatemala. The Top 16 are invited tomorrow to determine the winner and title of YCS Champion of Guatemala! Good luck to the Top 16, and thanks to everyone else who Dueled today. Come back tomorrow to participate in the Public Events!
Elvis Vu has showcased experience with the Battle Pack: 3 Monster League at YCS Charleston by claiming 3rd place, and now he is back with vengeance trying to claim the true title. His opponent Kritin Deo is here to stop him though because he wants to take the tournament himself; who will show the superior Battle Pack mastery and move on to the Top 8?
Deo won the roll and decided to go second.
Local Seattle Duelist Amanuel Yihdego is Dueling in his first YCS this weekend! He finished the Swiss Rounds using a Nekroz Deck with an 8-1-1 record and just won his Top 32 Match. Omar Daoudi from Lakewood, California is in a similar situation. He finished the Swiss Rounds with an 8-2 record and just won a Top 32 Feature Match using his Nekroz Deck to defeat Qliphorts. But now, Yihdego and Daoudi are both entering new territory. They must cast aside their Nekroz Decks and use the Decks they constructed during the Battle Pack 3: Monster League draft. There will be no Ritual Monsters used in this Match – it’s time to Duel!
We have entered Top 16 Draft! here are the pairings for the Top 16
Now that the Draft has gone by, Duelists have crafted their Decks from a total of 45 Battle Pack 3: Monsters League cards. Both Duelists had to make Deck building decisions on the fly as the packs were passed, and from that they have created their strategies that they are about to use. Who will prove themselves as the superior drafter?
Nagel won the die roll and chose Hairston to go first.
Charlie Finnegan from North Carolina finished the Swiss Rounds with an 8-2 record using his Artifact Tellarknight Deck that we featured in Round 10. Now, he must cast his Deck aside as he Duels against Logan Kite from Tennessee, who went 8-2 with his Burning Abyss Deck. Both Duelists are now using Decks that they drafted from packs of Battle Pack 3: Monster League. Which of these two YCS first-timers will advance to the Top 8 with his drafted Deck? We’re about to find out. It’s time to Duel!
We are down to the Top 16, the Duelist are getting ready to Draft Battle Pack 3: Monster League, while that happens here is your Pairings for the Top 16.
Here are the pairings for the Top 16 at YCS – Lima:
Two of the most decorated Duelists of the weekend were set to go head-to-head, right here in the first round of Draft play! Desmond Johnson was integral to the rise of the Karakuri deck last year, so much so that he’s widely nicknamed the Karakuri King! But his opponent is Sean McCabe, a competitive chameleon that’s been topping YCS tournaments since 2009 and who just represented the United States at the 2014 World Championship! Two great competitors, and only one of them can make it past this Round – let’s see who’ll make the cut and who’s making the long trip home!
Artifacts are everywhere! Proving to be the big success story so far, various Artifact Decks are all over the Top 16, and Jimmy Nguyen, from Dallas, TX, is one of those successful Duelists! He’s up against the last Madolche Duelist in the tournament, Joseph Slone from Union, KY!